The best cinematic castaways
"Lord of the Flies" — Bad things happen when kids are left to their own devices. Based on William Golding's novel, the 1963 film version is considered the best of several adaptations. Set during an unnamed war, a group of English school boys are marooned on a small island after their airliner is shot down. All of the boys cooperate with one another at first, setting out rules and appointing a chief, but as their situation deteriorates, so, too, does their behaviour. An already bleak survival situation is transformed into an increasingly desperate and brutal fight for control.