The 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger action-thriller Predator is easily one of my all-time favorite movies, and I am so excited to see its prequel Prey now streaming on Hulu. If you also love survivor thriller films, here’s a list of other movies you might want to check out after watching Prey.
By Ted Kotcheff
Unlike Predator or Prey, which have several people being hunted by one ferocious hunter, this film has a large posse hunting one ferocious outlaw. But here, Sylvester Stallone (like Schwarzenegger) uses his natural surroundings in the Washington wilderness and his training as a soldier to survive the hunt. While it is tonally different, the chase scenes, action sequences and Rambo’s rage & resourcefulness are incredible.
By Neil Marshall
Similar to Predator, this film shifts dramatically in the middle of its story. What starts off as a story of survival for five cave-diving friends stuck in a cavern becomes a blood-chilling thriller once they realize they are being hunted by subterranean monsters. Who will rise like Prey’s heroine, Naru, and save the day?
By Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
After marrying into a wealthy family on their giant estate, Grace is shocked to realize that she is now the prey for a wild hunt by her new in-laws. Grace fights through the night to survive the wicked game and then the movie takes some truly crazy twists, which I won’t spoil here. Our cunning, resourceful, and fierce heroine definitely gives Prey vibes.
By Howard McCain
This sci-fi-action hybrid is Predator meets Beowulf, as Jim Caviezel fights a giant alien hunting him through space. But like Prey, the action takes place in another tribe and time as our hero’s ship crashes into Vendel-era Scandinavia. Featuring another impressive creature, this indie film doesn’t have the polish of a big-budget film but still packs the thrills.
Written by Matt K, Makerspace