10 Movies To Watch If You Liked Manjummel Boys (and Where to Stream Them)

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The Malayalam survival thriller Manjummel Boys has been one of the most acclaimed Indian movies of 2024. With an ensemble cast led by Soubin Shahir, Manjummel Boys recounts the inspiring true story of a group of friends who team up to rescue their friend who is trapped in the Guna Caves (infamously called The Devil’s Kitchen).

For fans of this thrilling title, our streaming guide takes you through more thrilling adventures like Manjummel Boys. We also show you how and where to watch them all.

1- 2018

India’s official submission to the Oscars for 2023, the Malayalam-language disaster movie 2018 recreates the devastating floods that plagued Kerala in the titular year. 2018 was notably the highest-grossing Malayalam film (before Manjummel Boys broke that record).

2- The Goat Life

Another hard-hitting Malayalam movie from 2024 is The Goat Life, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran as an Indian migrant worker who is forced into a slave-like existence as he herds goats in Saudi Arabia.

3- Cast Away

An undisputed classic in the survival drama genre, Cast Away finds Tom Hanks playing a man stranded on an island and losing his sanity. But Hanks’ inspiring hero doesn’t give up his will to live and even befriends a volleyball called Wilson. Ultimately, Cast Away reflects the strength of the human spirit.

4- Trapped

This claustrophobic thriller directed by Vikramaditya Motwane is a one-man show by Rajkumar Rao. The Bollywood actor plays a man trapped in his high-rise apartment. As the clock ticks and no help arrives, Trapped turns into a nail-biting psychological thriller. 

5- Helen

Survival thrillers have seen a significant resurgence in Malayalam cinema in recent years with Helen being a great example. The compelling human drama finds Anna Ben’s titular heroine being trapped in a kitchen freezer while her loved ones try their best to rescue her.

6- Malayankunju

Malayankunju ranks among some of Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil’s best movies. A character study doubling as a disaster movie, Malayankunju finds Faasil as a short-tempered technician who is forced to revisit his memories of being trapped under a landslide.

7- 127 Hours 

Slumdog Millionaire’s Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle directed James Franco as mountain climber Aron Ralston in 127 Hours. The title refers to the time that Ralston endured while being trapped between two giant boulders. With no way out in the desert, the adventurer must take extreme measures.

8- Jan.E.Man

Manjummel Boys is a stunning critical and commercial feat given that it is only director Chidambaram’s second movie. To get more insights in his filmmaking style, you can watch his 2021 comedy-drama Jan.E.Man. The movie deals with a Canada expat returning to Kerala, only for his welcome party to be interrupted by a funeral.

9- Malootty

Much like how the friend of the titular Manjummel Boys falls down a ravine, Malootty is focused on a child falling down a deep well. The premise then covers the exciting but daunting rescue attempts that follow.

10- Society of the Snow

In 1972, a student rugby team from Uruguay crash-landed in the snow-capped Andes mountains. Beating all odds to survive, these young boys give their all to survive even if it brings challenges like beating the mountainous cold and eating human flesh. The Spanish-language film by J.A. Bayona drew universal acclaim and earned an Oscar nomination for Best International Feature.

You can find all the information to watch these movies on Indian streaming platforms as you scroll below. We also give you all the deals, offers, and options to rent or buy these movies. Happy streaming!

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  1. 2018

    2018

    2023

    IMDB 8.3 (12k)

    #1

    A disaster film set during the 2018 Kerala Floods where people from all walks of life faced catastrophic consequences and put in collective efforts to survive the calamity.

  2. The Goat Life

    The Goat Life

    2024

    IMDB 8.6 (6k)

    #2

    The real-life incident of an Indian migrant worker, Najeeb Muhammad, who goes to Saudi Arabia to earn money. However, in a twist of fate, he finds himself living a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the desert.

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  3. Cast Away

    Cast Away

    2000

    IMDB 7.8 (630k)

    #3

    Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

  4. Trapped

    Trapped

    2017

    IMDB 7.5 (13k)

    #4

    A man gets stuck in an empty high rise without food, water or electricity.

  5. Helen

    Helen

    2019

    IMDB 7.7 (3k)

    #5

    An ordinary suburban girl faces the biggest battle of her life when her sudden disappearance for a brief period leads to a desperate search by her loved ones.

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  6. Malayankunju

    Malayankunju

    2022

    IMDB 6.9 (3k)

    #6

    Anikkuttan is an ill-tempered electronics technician who leads a quiet life with his mother. His daily routines are disrupted when his next door neighbour's new born baby stirs up undesirable memories from his past. What will happen next?

  7. 127 Hours

    127 Hours

    2010

    IMDB 7.5 (402k)

    #7

    The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

  8. Jan-e-Man

    #8

    The hilarious comic twists that awaits when Joymon, desperate to escape his lonely, mundane and routine life in remote freezing Canada, decides to travel to his hometown in Kerala only to celebrate his 30th birthday, forms the base of the story.

  9. Malootty

    Malootty

    1992

    IMDB 7.2

    #9

    Five-year-old Malooty is visiting her grandparents' home and ends up falling in a borewell while playing ball with her dog. Her father struggles to rescue her before it is too late.

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  10. Society of the Snow

    Society of the Snow

    2023

    IMDB 7.8 (137k)

    #10

    On October 13, 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, chartered to take a rugby team to Chile, crashes into a glacier in the heart of the Andes.