Mountaineering movies

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1. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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: 31,601 | Gross: $4.59M

2. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 16,025

3. North Face (2008)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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: 13,678 | Gross: $0.71M

4. The Beckoning Silence (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Drama

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: 1,027

5. Everest (1998)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short

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: 3,026 | Gross: $87.18M

6. Trio for One (2003)

57 min | Documentary

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: 11

7. Nanga Parbat (2010)

104 min | Biography, Drama

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: 1,512

8. The Alps (2007)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, Adventure

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: 319

9. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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: 111,927 | Gross: $84.05M

10. The Climb (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure

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

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, James Hurdle, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Pogue

Votes: 69

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

TV-14 | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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: 1,311

12. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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: 712

13. Vertical Limit (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Scott Glenn, Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney

Votes: 55,504 | Gross: $69.24M

14. K2 (1991)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 6,070 | Gross: $3.11M

15. The Climb (2002)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two professional solo climbers form an uneasy partnership after a successful rescue mission grants them the gift of a lifetime.

Director: John Schmidt | Stars: Jason George, Ned Vaughn, Dabney Coleman, Kyli Santiago

Votes: 619 | Gross: $0.08M

16. Scream of Stone (1991)

105 min | Drama

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: 1,129

17. The Wildest Dream (2010)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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: 2,205 | Gross: $0.87M

18. The Epic of Everest (1924)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History

The official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition.

Director: J.B.L. Noel | Stars: Andrew Irvine, George Mallory

Votes: 405

19. Found on Everest (2001 Video)

91 min | Documentary

You hold in your hands the inside story of he 2001 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition. 'Found On Everest' documents in vivid detail the daily struggles facing this team of elite ... See full summary »

Director: Riley Morton | Stars: Dave Hahn, Tap Richards, Eric Simonson, Jason Tanguay

20. To the Limit (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

71 Metascore

Daredevil mountain climbers on their attempt to break yet another speed climbing record.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Thomas Huber, Alexander Huber, Dean Potter, Chongo

Votes: 669 | Gross: $0.02M

21. 180° South (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

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: 2,766 | Gross: $0.03M

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

G | 99 min | Documentary

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: 16,156 | Gross: $0.94M

23. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, James Donald

Votes: 724

24. The Mountain Calls (1938)

95 min | Drama

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: 197

25. The Mountain (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest

Votes: 1,649

26. Everest (2015)

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

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: 182,092 | Gross: $43.48M

27. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 12,773 | Gross: $2.33M

28. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 325,753 | Gross: $18.34M

29. The Summit (II) (2012)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure

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: 4,176 | Gross: $0.22M

30. Everest: Beyond the Limit (2006–2009)

Documentary, Adventure

Climbers arrive at Everest Base Camp and quickly learn the dangers of the mountain.They are shocked to discover how badly their minds and bodies cope as they move to Advance Base Camp. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Phurba Tashi Sherpa, Rod Baber, Darius Vaiciulis, Fred Ziel

Votes: 737

31. Sherpa (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

93 Metascore

A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 6400 m (21,000 ft) as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Stars: Russell Brice, Tim Medvetz, Phurba Tashi Sherpa, Edmund Hillary

Votes: 2,276

32. Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,550

33. Mountain (I) (2017)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

An experience about the highest peaks around the world.

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Star: Willem Dafoe

Votes: 2,623 | Gross: $0.24M



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