Best Climbing and Mountain Movies

by sinsanati | created - 29 Nov 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

This is a list of some good movies and short films about climbing, mountains, mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, adventure in mountains, extreme sports and extreme natural situations.

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1. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,240 | Gross: $4.58M

2. North Face (2008)

Unrated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's ... See full summary »

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 12,592 | Gross: $0.71M

3. The Wildest Dream (2010)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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57 Metascore

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Director: Anthony Geffen | Stars: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman

Votes: 1,959 | Gross: $0.87M

4. Nanga Parbat (2010)

104 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Florian Stetter, Andreas Tobias, Karl Markovics, Steffen Schroeder

Votes: 1,267

5. The Beckoning Silence (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Drama

7.6
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After a near-death mountain climbing accident, Joe Simpson's injuries were so severe he was told he'd never climb again. His recovery left him to confront the question: why, after coming so... See full summary »

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Roger Schäli, Simon Anthamatten, Andreas Abegglen, Cyrille Berthod

Votes: 905

6. Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004– )

360 min | Documentary

8.4
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This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin, The Dalai Lama

Votes: 892

7. 180° South (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

7.7
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

Director: Chris Malloy | Stars: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika

Votes: 2,558 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,109 | Gross: $0.94M

9. Cold (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 19 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.2
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For the past 26 years 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb one of Pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks in winter. On February 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards became ... See full summary »

Director: Anson Fogel | Stars: Simone Moro, Cory Richards, Denis Urubko

Votes: 147

10. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 103,872 | Gross: $84.05M

11. The Pinnacle (2010)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.6
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In one legendary week on Ben Nevis in 1960 Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith climbed six first winter ascents on consecutive days, including the mini Alpine-route Orion Face Direct. They also ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Diffley

Votes: 13

12. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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61 Metascore

A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 14,317

13. Storm Over Mont Blanc (1930)

93 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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In the Mont Blanc Observatory works Hannes. The only contact to the outside world is a pilot and Hella over the morse-code-radio. As Hella climbs the mountain with her father, the father ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Fanck | Stars: Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Ernst Udet, Mathias Wieman

Votes: 155

14. The Climb (1986)

90 min | Adventure

7.5
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Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Denis Forest, Tom Butler, Jeremy Wilkin

Votes: 63

15. Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine (1992 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: David Breashears, Edmund Hillary, John Noel, Noel Odell

Votes: 19

16. Messner (2002 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

7.2
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First documentary on Reinhold Messner, the world's greatest mountaineer, since Werner Herzog's "Dark Glow of the Mountains" in 1984. Messner looks back over his career with surprising ... See full summary »

Director: Les Guthman | Stars: Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner, Peter Strauss, Ed Viesturs

Votes: 42

17. K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

Following a group of climbers attempting to climb K2 in 2009, on the 100-year anniversary of its landmark 1909 expedition. Experience the adventure, peril and serenity of a group's attempt to climb the most challenging peak on earth.

Director: Dave Ohlson | Stars: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Simone Leorin, Jake Meyer, Chris Szymiec

Votes: 616 | Gross: $0.01M

18. K2 (1991)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Annie Grindlay, Elena Wohl

Votes: 5,675 | Gross: $3.11M

19. Der Berg ruft! (1938)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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The Italian mountaineer Carel wants to be the first man to stand on the top of the Matterhorn. Since the climb is very difficult, he agrees to try it together with the British mountaineer ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Trenker | Stars: Luis Trenker, Herbert Dirmoser, Heidemarie Hatheyer, Peter Elsholtz

Votes: 186

20. Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

7.6
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Werner Herzog follows mountaineers Hans Kammerlander and Reinhold Messner during their expedition into climbing the Gasherbrum mountains, which has some of the most difficult peaks to be ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Reinhold Messner, Hans Kammerlander, Werner Herzog

Votes: 635

21. The Conquest of Everest (1953)

78 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.2
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Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

Director: George Lowe | Stars: Meredith Edwards, John Hunt, George Band, Tom Bourdillon

Votes: 186

22. Everest (1998)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return... See full summary »

Directors: David Breashears, Stephen Judson, Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Liam Neeson, Lhakpa Dorji, Dorje Sherpa, Ed Viesturs

Votes: 2,926 | Gross: $87.18M

23. The Alps (2007)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.0
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John Harlin III attempts to climb the North Face of the Eiger, the site of his father's death 40 years earlier.

Director: Stephen Judson | Stars: Michael Gambon, Adele Hammond, John Harlin III, Adele Harlin

Votes: 308

24. The Prophet (2010)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

7.2
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This adventure sport documentary follows one of the UK's top climbers Leo Houlding as he revisits his 10 year project; The Prophet, an exceptionally steep, loose and difficult route on the ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Lee | Star: Leo Houlding

Votes: 6

25. King Lines (2007)

60 min | Adventure, Sport

7.7
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Follow Chris Sharma on his ultimate global quest to redefine the possible in the vertical world. Includes his first ascent of Es Pontas, the still-unrepeated Mediterranean deep-sea arch. Co-produced by Sender Films and Big UP Productions.

Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: Melissa LaCasse, Tony Lamprecht, Miquel Riera, Chris Sharma

Votes: 282

26. Remnants of Everest: The 1996 Tragedy (2007)

101 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: David Breashears

Votes: 42

27. Ama Dablam: Beyond the Void (2009)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

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This is a documentary film about an expedition to climb Ama Dablam, a 6856m high peak in the Himalayas. The expedition is lead by Simon Yates, known as "the man with the knife". Simon ... See full summary »

Director: Ingvar Agust Thorisson

28. Trio for One (2003)

57 min | Documentary

8.7
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Dhaulagiri, Nanga Parbat and Broad peak are 3 of the world's 14 highest summits. French alpinist, Jean-Christophe Lafaille aims to climb all three in a period of two months. The film takes ... See full summary »

Director: Shay J. Katz | Stars: Jean-Christophe Lafaille, Katia Lafaille, Ed Viesturs

Votes: 9

29. A Matter of Doubt (2002)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world and is considered the most dangerous to climb. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to reach its summit, French Alpinist, Jean-Christophe ... See full summary »

Director: Shay J. Katz | Stars: Jon Beloki, Veikka Gustafsson, Alberto Innurategi, Jean-Christophe Lafaille

30. The Long Hope (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.4
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St John's Head on the island of Hoy is a wild and remote 1000-foot sea cliff. It was first climbed in 1970 by climber and poet Edwin Drummond. Drummond, together with Oliver Hill, took 7 ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Diffley

Votes: 11

31. Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Peter Horton, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Jenkins, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 1,236

32. Farther Than the Eye Can See (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

8.2
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Film follows blind climber Erik Weihenmayer's successful climb of Mount Everest.

Director: Michael Brown | Stars: Eric Alexander, Luis Benitez, Brad Bull, Reba Bull

Votes: 78

33. First Ascent (2006 Video)

90 min | Action, Adventure

7.5
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"First Ascent" is unlike any mountain climbing film you've ever seen. Join Swiss climber Didier Berthod as he attempts the impossible - to become the first man ever to climb the insanely ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen | Stars: Didier Berthod, David Lama, Timmy O'Neill, Kevin Perez

Votes: 204

34. Mt. Everest: The Fatal Climb (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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With its 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), the mountain Everest is the place where thousands of persons go every year to try climbing it. From what Edmund Hillary prevailed over the mountain and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kirk | Stars: Bill Ratner, Eric Simonson, Charles Corfield, Mike Rheinberger

Votes: 8

35. Everest: The Death Zone (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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A group of hikers seeks to make it to the summit of Everest, but they have to make it out alive before the mountain takes a new victim.

Directors: David Breashears, Liesl Clark | Stars: Jodie Foster, David Breashears, David Carter, Ed Viesturs

Votes: 96

36. Everest Unmasked (1978)

52 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Leo Dickinson | Stars: Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler, Eric Jones, Leo Dickinson

Votes: 41

37. Death on Everest (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Andrew Palmer | Stars: Pete Athans, Zam Baring, Neil Beidleman, Anatoli Boukreev

Votes: 13

38. Tchang (2010)

27 min | Short, Adventure

7.3
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Directors: Gonzalo Visedo, Daniel Strömbeck | Stars: Martxelo Rubio, Juan Aroca, Gorka Lasaosa, Jose Luis Ayuso

Votes: 15

39. Bonington's Magic Mountain (2000 TV Movie)

60 min

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A television team follows Chris Bonington's expedition to a 23,000-ft mountain in Tibet.

Directors: Martin Belderson, Dean Jones

40. Everest: Shooting the Impossible (2011)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Conrad Anker, Leo Houlding, Paul Viragh

41. Miracle on Everest (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

7.4
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The legendary story of Australian climber Lincoln Hall, who was pronounced dead close to the summit of Mount Everest and lived to tell the tale.

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Stars: Wayne Alexander, Johno Carr, Daz Caulton, Nick Flyvberg

Votes: 72

42. In the Shadow of the Condor (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

8.4
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In the Shadow of the Condor documents an expedition in January of 2002 into the spectacular pristine Corcovado wilderness in Southern Chile. The expedition traveled up a "heart of darkness"... See full summary »

Director: Michael Brown | Stars: Luis Benitez, Michael Brown, Rick Klein, Chris Morris

Votes: 8

43. The Rock Queen (1998)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Martin Belderson

44. Masters of Stone II (1993 Video)

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Directors: Mike Hatchett, Eric Perlman | Stars: Ron Kauk, Rick Lovelace, Dan McQuade, Dan Osman

Votes: 17

45. The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975)

G | 86 min | Documentary

7.2
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A Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Nyznik | Stars: Yûichirô Miura, Douglas Rain

Votes: 337

46. Grit Kids (2008 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Action

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The teenage brother and sister team, Pete and Katy Whittaker burst onto the climbing scene with a series of spectacular ascents on grit. In a frenzy of climbing they both stack up countless... See full summary »

Director: Paul Diffley

47. Asiemut (2006 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Action

8.6
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The adventure of a young couple cycling 8000 km through Asia.

Directors: Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins | Stars: Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins

Votes: 22

48. Light of the Himalaya (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.7
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Sight restoring cataract surgeries and alpine climbing in the Nepal Himalaya.

Director: Michael Brown | Stars: Conrad Anker, Pete Athans, Sanduk Ruit, Geoff Tabin

Votes: 18

49. Rencontre (2011)

52 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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Quebec, Canada. At the summer solstice, a group of young natives from the Innu and Huron nations and young Quebecers was brought together to follow a 310-km ancient path of land and water. ... See full summary »

Directors: Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins

50. Bergwelten (2012– )
Episode: Bavarian direct - Huberbuam extrem (2013)

Documentary

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Directors: Franz Hinterbrandner, Max Reichel | Stars: Alexander Huber, Thomas Huber, Mario Walder, Peter Arp

51. The Asgard Project (2009)

85 min | Documentary

8.5
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Director: Alastair Lee | Stars: Leo Houlding, Stanley Leary, Carlos Suárez

Votes: 11

52. High Ambitions in the Himalaya (2005)

57 min | Documentary

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John Taske survived a disastrous Mount Everest expedition that claimed nine lives and was documented in the best-selling book "Into Thin Air." Having turned back 200 meters before reaching ... See full summary »

Director: Curt Dowdy

53. The Broken Moon (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Beyond the mountains of the Western Himalaya, Sonam, an old nomad man, lives with his tribe in one of the most adverse and isolated regions of the planet, but a sudden change in the climate... See full summary »

Directors: Marcos Negrão, André Rangel

Votes: 16

54. Salt (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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A documentary film on photographer Murray Fredericks' extreme journey's to capture the heart of the world's most featureless landscape on Lake Eyre, South Australia.

Directors: Michael Angus, Murray Fredericks

Votes: 133

55. Assault on El Capitan (2013)

67 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

7.1
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In June and July of 2011 42 year old Ammon and Kait his 22 year old his girlfriend set out to climb the never repeated route of Wings of Steel on Yosemite's El Capitan. Wings sat unclimbed ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Vargen | Stars: Kait Barber, Hans Florine, Steve Grossman, Richard Jensen

Votes: 42

56. The Continuum Project (2010)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

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The Continuum Project follows some of the world's best climbing talent around the globe to document bold new routes and daring repeats on ice, rock, and in the alpine. The film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Alstrin | Stars: Mike Anderson, Majka Burhardt, Sam Elias, Audrey Gariepy

57. Dying for Everest (2007 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

7.3
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On 15 May, 2006, double amputee Mark Inglis reached the summit of Mt Everest. It was a remarkable achievement and Inglis was feted by press and public alike. But only a few days later he ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dennison | Stars: Wayne Alexander, Clemens Gerhard, Volker Hanisch, Edmund Hillary

Votes: 99

58. The Fatal Game (1996)

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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In 1994, New Zealand mountaineer, Mark Whetu, summitted Mt Everest with climbing partner and friend Mike Reinberger. However it was late in the day and after a freezing night on the summit,... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dennison | Star: Mark Whetu

Votes: 21

59. Mountains Without Barriers (2006)

Short, Adventure

7.4
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Director: Michael Brown | Star: Erik Weihenmayer

Votes: 9

60. Summits of My Life: A Fine Line (2012)

52 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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A Fine Line takes us on a breathtaking journey over the spectacular snow covered peaks of the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.

Director: Sèbastien Montaz-Rosset | Stars: Kilian Jornet, Stephane Brosse, Vivian Bruchez, Núria Burgada Buron

Votes: 173

61. Reel Rock Film Tour (2010– )
Episode: La Dura Dura (2012)

Adventure, Sport

8.3
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Chris Sharma has been the "king" of sport climbing for 15 years, and has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain. Now, the Czech wunderkind, 19 year old Adam Ondra... See full summary »

Stars: Sasha DiGiulian, Daila Ojeda, Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma

Votes: 7

62. Pastores de la niebla (2013)

55 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

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Amid the mists and alongside the waves of the Cantabrian Sea rise the Picos de Europa, the first National Park to be created in Spain. This is protected landscape, shaped by herders and ... See full summary »

Director: Domingo Moreno

63. Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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59 Metascore

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter

Votes: 1,365

64. 40 Days at Base Camp (2011)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

6.8
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"I don't know anything about mountaineering!" laughs first-time climber Bagyashree, as her expedition leader shows her how to use an oxygen mask. Like a beehive with no queen, Everest Base ... See full summary »

Director: Dianne Whelan

Votes: 47

65. The Climbers (1970)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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A subjective style documentary of rock climbing in North Wales featuring two London brothers, both professional climbers: The Holliwell Brothers.

Directors: Bev Clark, Simon Hinkly | Stars: Les Holliwell, Lori Holliwell

66. Mujaan (2005)

25 min | Short

8.6
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On the distant steppes of Mongolia, using only simple tools, strength and ingenuity, a nomad builds a home much the way his ancestors have for the past one thousand years. Mujaan (The ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher McKee | Stars: Altangerel, Sukhbaatar

Votes: 14

67. Life of a Mountain: A Year on Scafell Pike (2014)

60 min | Documentary

6.3
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England's highest mountain as seen by its farmers, climbers and conservationists.

Director: Terry Abraham | Stars: Alan Hinkes, Joss Naylor, David Powell-Thompson, Chris Townsend

Votes: 15

68. Vertical Frontier (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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The character driven history of rock climbing in Yosemite.

Director: Kristi Denton Cohen | Star: Tom Brokaw

Votes: 32

69. Ride the Divide (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

7.2
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A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border.

Director: Hunter Weeks | Stars: Mike Dion, Michael 'Mac' McCoy, Steve King, Tina Cutone

Votes: 325

70. Disaster on K2 (2009 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.2
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This documentary program follows the climbers that reached the summit of K2 on August 2, 2008 and then the disaster that followed.

Directors: Robert Campos, Donna LoCicero | Stars: Bill Billmeier, Joe Butler, Marco Confortola, Ryan Davis

Votes: 41

71. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.8
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74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

Votes: 6,219 | Gross: $0.34M

72. Alone on the River (2013)

36 min | Documentary, Short

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In the heart of the Himalayas, 5 world-class paddlers embark on a month long self-supported kayaking adventure. In this spectacularly harsh world of snow, rock and water, they're faced with... See full summary »

Director: Stephane Pion | Stars: Ron Fisher, Stephane Pion, Jakub Sedivy

73. The Last Great Climb (2014)

Documentary

6.8
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Director: Alastair Lee | Stars: Chris Bonington, Leo Houlding, Sean Leary, Jason Pickles

Votes: 10

74. Adventure (1987–1992)
Episode: Eiger Solo

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Leo Dickinson | Star: Ian Holm

75. Grozny Dreaming (2008)

Documentary

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Directors: Mario Casella, Fulvio Mariani

76. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Lost on Everest (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: Liesl Clark | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, David Breashears

Votes: 13

77. Atlantic. (2014)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.

Director: Jan-Willem van Ewijk | Stars: Fettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd, Boujmaa Guilloul

Votes: 444

78. Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

8.2
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Honnold, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins

Votes: 2,271

79. The Limbless Mountaineer (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary

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On holiday in the French Alps in January 1999, Jamie and his friend climbing partner Jamie Fisher became stranded in a violent blizzard at the top of a mountain called Les Droites. Perched ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Crompton | Stars: Jamie Andrew, Roger Payne, Milo Twomey

80. Into the Empty Quarter (2013)

52 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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Wilfred Thesiger was one of Britain's great explorers and writers. His greatest journeys were through the world's largest sand desert: the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. Inspired ... See full summary »

Directors: Alastair Humphreys, Leon McCarron | Stars: Alastair Humphreys, Leon McCarron

Votes: 10

A great journey through Rub' al Khali desert which is the largest sand desert in the world.

81. Explorers: Adventures of the Century (2013– )

24 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

8.8
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In a world in which all boundaries seem to have been conquered, adventurers and extreme sports people restlessly seek out new challenges. They try to defeat the impregnable, make come ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Fisher, Will Gadd, Rush Sturges, Ben Marr

Votes: 5

82. Attention: A Life in Extremes (2014)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Three exceptional athletes in the demanding field of extreme sport are followed. They fly along cliffs, dive without oxygen into the depths of the sea and prove the capabilities of the ... See full summary »

Director: Sascha Köllnreitner | Stars: Raphaël Enthoven, Ines Geipel, Gerhard Gulewicz, Manfred Spitzer

Votes: 121

83. Ekspeditionen til verdens ende (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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77 Metascore

A grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last white areas of the world map. But no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find answers, we ultimately meet ourselves and our own transience.

Director: Daniel Dencik | Stars: Per Bak Jensen, Jonas Bergsøe, Bo Elberling, Jens Fog Jensen

Votes: 445 | Gross: $0.04M

84. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,040 | Gross: $1.33M

85. High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 (2013)

49 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.0
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High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morton, Jake Norton, Jim Aikman | Stars: Melissa Arnot, Barry Bishop, Brent Bishop, Norman Dyhrenfurth

Votes: 11

86. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: The Himalayas (2010)

Documentary

8.7
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Snow leopards stalk their prey among the highest peaks. Concealed by snowfall, the chase is watched by golden eagles circling above. On the harsh plains of the Tibetan plateau live ... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 43

87. Dudh Kosi: Relentless River of Everest (1977 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.8
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Director: Leo Dickinson | Stars: Ian McNaught-Davis, Mike Jones, Mike Hopkinson, John Liddell

Votes: 5

88. Men who wanted to climb a mountain over 8000 meters (2013)

79 min | Documentary, Adventure

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This is the story of Raul and Pere, a mountaineer and filmmaker united by a common dream: to climb for the first time a mountain higher than 8,000 meters.

Director: Pere Herms

89. Hard Grit (1998)

53 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Richard Heap | Stars: Neil Bentley, Jonny Dawes, John Dunne, Richard Ekehed

Votes: 20

90. And Then We Swam (2014)

37 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Director: Ben Finney | Stars: James Adair, Ben Stenning

Votes: 13

91. Gauchos del mar: Surfeando el pacífico Americano (2012)

61 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

7.0
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One Dream Two Brothers One continent Two brothers follow their dream of surfing the American Pacific showing the Continent as a whole, through its different cultures, villages, food, people... See full summary »

Director: Julian Azulay

Votes: 41

92. Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (1991)

105 min | Drama

6.3
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Two famous competitive climbers make a bet on who can climb Cerro Torre, one of the most dangerous mountains in Argentina and the world, first. As the day of the climb approaches, their increasing competitiveness becomes destructive.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Stefan Glowacz, Mathilda May, Al Waxman

Votes: 1,040

93. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 163,802 | Gross: $43.48M

94. Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell (2013)

101 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Set against the backdrop of breathtaking Patagonia, David Lama, the worlds youngest climbing world champion, sets out to climb an unfathomable route on Cerro Torre, a mountain once said to be the most difficult in the world.

Director: Thomas Dirnhofer | Stars: David Lama, Peter Ortner, Jim Bridwell, Toni Ponholzer

Votes: 268

95. Jäger des Augenblicks - Ein Abenteuer am Mount Roraima (2013)

98 min | Documentary

7.2
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When longtime climbing partners Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and Stefan Glowacz embark on an expedition to Mount Roraima, a table mountain shrouded in legend, this group of experienced climbers have no idea what they got themselves into.

Directors: Christian Lonk, Philipp Manderla, Malte Roeper | Stars: Kurt Albert, Stefan Glowacz, Holger Heuber, Jens Lehmann

Votes: 230

96. The Summit (II) (2012)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.9
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63 Metascore

The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

Director: Nick Ryan | Stars: Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Walter Bonatti, Marco Confortola

Votes: 3,652 | Gross: $0.22M

97. Jurek (2014)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about legendary climber Jerzy Kukuczka. Second person in the world to climb all Eight-thousanders.

Director: Pawel Wysoczanski

Votes: 48

98. White Water, Black Gold (2011)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

7.8
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An investigative point-of-view documentary about David Lavallee's journey down the Athabasca River and across Western Canada in search of answers about the battle between water and oil. ... See full summary »

Star: Wade Davis

Votes: 15

99. Blindsight (I) (2006)

PG | 104 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.3
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72 Metascore

Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung

Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.09M

100. Reel Rock 5 (2010)

97 min | Sport

8.2
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From death-defying speed link-ups of the wildest faces in the Alps, to Olympian displays of strength and tenacity on the hardest boulders ever climbed, Reel Rock 2010 features a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Frost, Bret Lowell, Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: Peter Croft, Rob Frost, Graham Hunt, James Pearson

Votes: 16