Tom Hanks’ ‘Cast Away’ voted ‘Greatest Survival Movie Of All Time’

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 15:51 PM IST

London: ‘Cast Away’, starring Tom Hanks, has been named the ‘Greatest Survival Movie Of All Time’.

The film topped the poll of more than 2,000 film fans, with 16 per cent of the vote.

It beat apocalyptic end of the world thrillers like Roland Emmerich`s ‘2012’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.

‘Armageddon’ landed the second spot in the poll by DVD rental and streaming service Lovefilm, with 14 per cent.

Third on the list was 1975 classic ‘Jaws’, which tells the story of man pitted against nature in the form of a giant shark out for blood.

"When it comes to the survival of the human race, Hollywood directors like Roland Emmerich tend to go big on the visual effects and catastrophic storylines, so it`s refreshing to see a story of a single man`s survival quest taking top place in our best survival films list," the Mirror quoted Helen Cowley, editor at Lovefilm, as saying.

The rest of the top 10 was completed by ‘Touching The Void’ (2003), ‘Alive’ (1993), ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ (2004), ‘Mad Max’ (1979), ‘Lord Of The Flies’ (1963), ‘2012’ (2009) and ‘War Of The Worlds’ (2005).

ANI