Climbing Movies

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127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
2.
Vertical Limit (2000)
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A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains. (124 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
3.
Take It to the Limit (2000)
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A troubled teenager joins a group of rock climbers and is quickly forced into a death-defying adventure. (87 mins.)
Director: Sam Kieth
 
4.
K2 (1991)
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A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2. (102 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
5.
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
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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. (129 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
6.
Cliffhanger (1993)
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A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. (112 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
7.
The Wildest Dream (2010 Documentary)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Geffen
 
8.
North Face (2008)
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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... (126 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
9.
The Sharp End (2007 Documentary)
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Enter the danger zone with the worlds' best climbers, including Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis... (63 mins.)
 
10.
Progression (2009 Documentary)
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Behind every breakthrough in the progression of climbing, there's a true story of doubt and determination... (70 mins.)
 
11.
Return2Sender (2005)
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The infamous Timmy O'Neill hosts a zany romp through the cutting edge of the vertical world. Includes multi-award winning segment Parallelojams, an expose on Indian Creek crack climbing. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Mortimer
 
12.
Hard Grit (1998 Documentary)
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(53 mins.)
Director: Richard Heap
 
13.
Front Range Freaks (2003)
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A celebration of the eccentric climbers of Colorado's Front Range. Includes buildering with Urban Ape Timmy O'Neill... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Mortimer
 
14.
The Island That Does Not Exist (2010 Documentary)
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Fred Nicole discuss his philosophies of climbing, and completes the project of a lifetime in Amden, Switzerland. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Fryberger
 
15.
Specimen (2006 Documentary)
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Cedar Wright is on a quest to understand climbing's most mysterious discipline: the ropeless art of bouldering. (80 mins.)
Director: Chuck Fryberger
 
16.
Pure (2009 Documentary)
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A flick about bouldering on planet Earth: PURE. Pure is about 19 extraordinary climbers in six countries on three continents, with no ropes. (67 mins.)
Director: Chuck Fryberger
 
17.
King Lines (2007)
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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. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
19.
First Ascent (2006 Video)
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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... (90 mins.)
 
20.
Gift - Nur die Dosis machts (2008 Documentary)
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(43 mins.)
 
21.
Power in the Pristine (2011 Documentary)
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Patagonia, one of the last untouched places on the planet is under attack. Big business seeks to choke... (24 mins.)
 
22.
First Ascent (2010 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Stars: Nick Rosen
 
23.
180° South (2010 Documentary)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Malloy
 
24.
Reel Rock Film Tour (2010 TV Series)
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An annual event focusing on some of the best athletes conquering breathtaking feats in the vertical realm. (100 mins.)
 
25.
Learning with Lawrence (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Climbing (2011)
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Lawrence teaches and experiences the thrills and dangers of rock climbing... almost.
 
26.
Climbing the Matterhorn (1947 Documentary)
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(21 mins.)
Director: Irving Allen
 
27.
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997 TV Movie)
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster"... (90 mins.)
 
28.
The Beckoning Silence (2007 TV Movie)
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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... (75 mins.)
Director: Louise Osmond
 
29.
The Conquest of Everest (1953 Documentary)
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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. (78 mins.)
Director: George Lowe
 
31.
Nanga Parbat (2010)
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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. (104 mins.)
 
32.
Messner (2012 Documentary)
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Feature documentary about mountaineering icon Reinhold Messner and how he became what he is. This film is as much about his personality as it is about his extraordinary exploits - the psycho-gram of a controversial mountaineer. (108 mins.)
Director: Andreas Nickel
 
33.
The Climb (1986)
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Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Shebib
 
34.
Messner (2002 Documentary)
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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... (47 mins.)
Director: Les Guthman
 
35.
Scream of Stone (1991)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
36.
To the Limit (2007 Documentary)
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Daredevil mountain climbers on their attempt to break yet another speed climbing record. (95 mins.)
Director: Pepe Danquart
 
37.
Cold (2011 Documentary)
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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... (19 mins.)
Director: Anson Fogel
 
38.
The Alps (2007 Documentary)
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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. (45 mins.)
Director: Stephen Judson
 
39.
Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell (2013 Documentary)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Thomy Dirnhofer
 
40.
Mount St. Elias (2009 Documentary)
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At an altitude of 18,000 feet, Alaska's Mount St. Elias is the destination for a trio of mountaineers determined to reach the mountain's summit... (100 mins.)
Director: Gerald Salmina
 
41.
The Summit (2012 Documentary)
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Ryan
 
42.
The Mountaineers (2010 Documentary)
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Three women cancer survivors decide to test their bodies and spirits, as they prepare to climb Mt. Adams (12,276 ft), the third highest peak of the Cascades. This is their tale of friendship, survival and finding out what really matters. (30 mins.)
Director: Mridula Bhatia
 
43.
K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012 Documentary)
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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. (75 mins.)
Director: Dave Ohlson