21 Best Homesteading Movies To Watch Together

Consider this scenario: species die, chemical attacks are resurfacing, and socioeconomic inequities are widening.

These little truths appear in our daily lives more often than we think, in the news, the media, and in conversations among friends.

Therefore, once an amazing off-the-grid or homesteading movie comes out, that part of us comes alive and wonders, “Do I have what it takes to survive?”

Whether you’re stuck in subzero weather, trying to survive on a deserted island, or exploring the perilous wilderness, your odds of survival are determined by how well you’ve prepared.

These thrilling films highlight the strength of people’s determination to live and the importance of forethought.

Take heed of these videos and let them motivate you to learn survival skills, start a farm, or start a new hobby like canning or gardening. It never hurts to be prepared, as these stories have shown us.

Below are the finest off-the-grid and homesteading movies of all time, in my opinion.

Top 21 Homesteading Movies To Watch Together

Taking a break to make some popcorn and watch a fun movie or two might sometimes help you forget about your worries.

In this scenario, we can surely discover something useful for our existence from the ones described in the essay.

Here’s a collection of some of the finest films about self-sufficiency that will make you feel refreshed

Frontier House

Frontier House

1883 is the year. The setting: Montana Territory. Blizzards, starvation, blazing heat, forest fires, the neighbors, and more are all part of the challenge. 

Three contemporary families lived on the American frontier for a while. If you believe you know all that transpired, you are mistaken.

The fact that the show has been modified since its first broadcast was the first thing that struck me. 

The entire awful sequence with Oprah has been erased, and I’m almost sure other awkward moments have as well.

However, this is still an interesting study of human behavior that is worth revisiting. Some of the individuals’ behavior is just as disappointing now as it was then.

Hell On Wheels

Hell On Wheels

Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier, goes out to wreak revenge on the Union soldiers, 

Who killed his wife in Hell on Wheels chronicles the epic narrative of post-Civil War America? 

His trip brings him west to Hell on Wheels, a violent, noisy, illegal melting pot of a town that moves with and supports the building of the first intercontinental railroad, 

A marvel of engineering unparalleled at the time.

The Lord’s Day

In Hell on Wheels, a newcomer causes havoc. Rod Lurie directed the film. 

It’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen and loved with my family. 

Lily, from what I’ve heard, is lovely, talented, and quite intelligent. As a result, she is extremely hazardous.

Alone In The Wilderness

Alone In The Wilderness

Dick Proenneke’s story is called “Alone in the Wilderness.” To live in a pristine land untouched by a guy. 

To wander a wilderness by which the few other humans have managed to pass. To include a picturesque location cut trees, and build a log cabin.  

To be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available. To be at peace with one’s feelings and corporation, rather than at odds with the world.

Thousands of others have had dreams like this, but Dick Proenneke has experienced them. 

He selected a spot, constructed a cabin, and decided to stay and become a member of the community.

Alone In The Wilderness Part II

Alone in the Wilderness part II

Alone in the Wilderness part II
  • the sequel to "alone in the wilderness"
  • Dick Proenneke (Actor)
  • BOB SWERER (Director)

Richard Proenneke’s trip into the distant Alaska wilderness in the 1960s to live a tranquil and self-sufficient lifestyle is chronicled in “Alone in the Wilderness.” 

He constructs a cabin from items found on the property. He creates the instruments and tools he requires to survive. 

He expresses his views on nature and the contemporary world’s excesses. 

It astounds me that this man survived 30 years alone in the bush since he was 80 years old.

Pioneer Quest: A Year In The Real West

Pioneer Quest: A Year In The Real West

Two couples take on the roles of early Western pioneers. 

They will endeavor to build dwellings, raise cattle, hunt, and harvest crops with only the resources and technologies available at the time.

The first couples were chosen based on how similar their minds were and how well they could work together. 

Throughout the series, the Treadways appear to be always attempting to prove themselves, 

And they have taken much too much of their 20th-century luggage with people. 

Alana & Frank Logie love to explore and internalize the experiences and sufferings of the pioneers from the beginning. 

There was, and it was felt throughout the program, Alana’s distaste and nearly loathing of the Treadway.

127 Hours

127 Hours

127 Hours
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • James Franco, Lizzy Caplan (Actors)
  • Danny Boyle (Director) - Danny Boyle (Writer)

The film 127 Hours is centered on the actual incident of an outdoor adventurer who becomes imprisoned in the Canyonlands of Utah when his arm is stuck by a rock. 

The imprisoned man, who is filming his ordeal, struggles to find the will to survive when he learns that aid is not even on the way. 

He’s approaching out water and time, so he’ll have to make a major sacrifice to stay alive.

Backcountry

Backcountry

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Backcountry
  • Missy Peregrym, Jeff Roop, Nicholas Campbell (Actors)
  • Adam MacDonald (Director) - Adam MacDonald (Writer) - Thomas Michael (Producer)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)

A romantic hiking trip for a couple goes tragically wrong when they become lost in the woods without a map, phone, or supplies. 

They must learn about their environment and how to survive without contemporary comforts while attempting to return to civilization while completely off the grid. 

They must fight hazardous animals, terrible weather, and a dearth of food and water along the route. 

Are they going to make it out of the woods alive?

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

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Captain Fantastic [DVD]
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Mortensen, Viggo, Langella, Frank, Hahn, Kathryn (Actors)
  • Matt Ross (Director)

Captain Fantastic is a funny tearjerker about an idealistic father who wishes to raise his children without the need for electricity. 

By rearing his family deep in the Pacific Northwest Forest, he instills his left-wing, survivalist mindset in them. 

Following a family catastrophe, the father and his little tribe are forced to return to the real world, exposing his children to an alien way of life.

The children begin to doubt and criticize their father’s views once they are no longer in his self-created paradise. 

Will the family be able to stay together and adjust to contemporary life, or will they be forced to return to the wild?

Cast Away

Cast Away

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Hours [DVD + Digital]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Judd Lormand (Actors)
  • Eric Heisserer (Director) - Peter Safran (Producer)

A young guy has the shock of his life when his wife goes into early delivery just as Hurricane Katrina threatens to make landfall. 

The hospital evacuates as the storm hits, putting the teenage couple isolated with their preterm infant and no assistance in sight. 

Faced with increasing flood levels and a lack of energy and supplies, this husband must transform the abandoned hospital into a haven for his young family.

I Am Legend

I Am Legend

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I Am Legend (Widescreen Single-Disc Edition)
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan (Actors)
  • Francis Lawrence (Director)

If murderous zombies and the threat of disease weren’t sufficient to drive you insane, complete solitude on earth will. 

Will Smith is forced to scrounge and pilfer to stay alive after a virus kills millions, all while trying to discover a zombie cure to rescue the human species. 

As he fights loneliness, aggressive zombie murderers, and the terror of never seeing another human again, keep an eye on him.

Into The Wild

Into The Wild

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Into The Wild
  • DVD
  • Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby
  • English (Unknown)

Chris McCandless, fed up with cultural standards and the pressure to comply, 

Decides to make a major shift in his life by abandoning society and escaping into the woods. 

The optimist, built on a true story, journeys to the Alaskan wilderness for a few weeks of absolute independence. 

However, this happiness is fleeting. McCandless rapidly discovers that his ideal never became a reality and that living off the grid isn’t as easy as he had thought.

Sanctum

Sanctum

Sanctum
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Richard Roxburgh, Alice Parkinson (Actors)
  • Alister Grierson (Director)

In this movie, you will find that, in Papua New Guinea, an underwater diving team embarks on an excursion to one of the world’s biggest cave systems, the Esa’ala Caves. 

Everything is OK until a storm hurl rushing floods into the cave system, trapping the team. 

Before they run out of oxygen, they must find a safe way back to the water.

Snowbound

Snowbound

Snowbound
  • * (Actor)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

When a new couple traveling with their infant son faces terrible road conditions, 

They decide to take a risky diversion that would leave them stuck miles from home in subzero temperatures. 

Now they must choose between staying in the car and waiting for rescue or trekking through the snow, risking their lives in the process.

The Beach

The Beach

The Beach
  • The Beach
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet (Actors)
  • Danny Boyle (Director)

Richard, a wide-eyed American traveling around Southeast Asia, is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. 

He meets an eccentric Scotsman in Bangkok who offers him a map to a pristine, 

Undeveloped island off Thailand’s coastline where a worldwide group of rebels has established their pioneering society. 

Richard travels to the island in the hopes of escaping the ills of contemporary life and joining this self-sufficient community,

Only to discover that this tribe has bad habits of its kind in the world.

The Grey

The Grey

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The Grey
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney (Actors)
  • Joe Carnahan (Director)

A team of people must endure the severe elements of nature of the Alaskan tundra after a terrible accident. 

In quest of an easy meal, a pack of wolves pursues the party mercilessly. 

Liam Neeson’s character, Ottway, must battle off the pack to get home to his wife.

The Impossible

The Impossible

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The Impossible
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Watts, Naomi, McGregor, Ewan, Holland, Tom (Actors)
  • Spanish (Subtitle)

The entire family on holiday in Phuket, Thailand, anticipates a few days of relaxation in a tropical paradise. 

The wild Andaman Sea, on the other hand, has other ideas. When a major tsunami strikes Thailand’s shore, 

The family’s lovely holiday quickly goes wrong with damage all around them. 

\The family is separated, hurt, and afraid, and they must reunite and flee the location before it’s too late.

The Revenant

The Revenant

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The Revenant
  • The Revenant - DVD Used Like New
  • Paul Anderson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy (Actors)
  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Director)

Hugh Glass, represented by Leonardo DiCaprio, is on a fur trade trip when he is attacked by a fierce bear, a sequence that has become famous in the film industry. 

His hunting squad leaves him for dead even though he survived the attack. 

In a death-defying race against time, the guy braves terrible winter conditions in the undiscovered wilderness on his way back to civilization.

The Survivalist

The Survivalist

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The Survivalist
  • Martin McCann, Mia Goth (Actors)
  • Stephen Fingleton (Director)
  • English (Publication Language)

One guy dwells on a little piece of ground buried deep in the forest in a world where overpopulation has resulted in widespread famine and the disintegration of civilization.

 He defends his crops with his shotgun by guarding the property against invaders. 

When a destitute mother and her daughter arrive looking for food, his rigorous self-preservation values start to crumble.

Some Thoughts

  • Please let us know if you’ve watched any of these films.
  • Let us know which film from this list you’ve seen and what you learned from it.
  • Let the audience know whichever movie you would choose and why if you haven’t watched it yet.