Most Popular Backpacking Movies and TV Shows
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1. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Votes: 533,317 | Gross: $18.35M
2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 84,157 | Gross: $30.57M
3. EuroTrip (2004)
R | 92 min | Comedy
Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.
Votes: 184,882 | Gross: $17.72M
4. The Beach (I) (2000)
R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Votes: 211,537 | Gross: $39.79M
5. Wolf Creek (2005)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.
Votes: 64,276 | Gross: $16.19M
6. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 29,908 | Gross: $19.85M
7. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.
Votes: 19,276 | Gross: $7.29M
8. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (2017– )
30 min | Documentary, Comedy
Follows Jack Whitehall as he embarks on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael. The two set off on a journey across South East Asia to partake in a series of adventures, mishaps and escapades with two very different perspectives.
9. A Walk in the Woods (2015)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Votes: 22,460 | Gross: $29.47M
10. The People That Time Forgot (1977)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.
11. Wildlike (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
After conditions in her new home become unbearable, a teenage girl runs away and befriends an older man preparing for a hike through the Alaskan wilderness.
12. Bonneville (2006)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter.
Votes: 2,461 | Gross: $0.49M
13. Departures (2008– )
46 min | Documentary
Aimed at the adventure seeker, Departures is an action-packed and personal journey about two travelers. Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique ... See full summary »
14. Dying Breed (2008)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »
15. Phobia 2 (2009)
125 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Phobia 2 is composed of five short movie segments directed by five of the best directors of Thai horror films. A teenager who committed a crime goes to a sacred place for meditation and ... See full summary »
16. Till We Meet Again (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Drama
Landing in the paradise, cross-cutting back to the main characters past life in New York, Erik (Matton) a young writer dependent on the love of his life Joanna (Larsdotter), argue and split up in the unfamiliar country of Thailand.
Votes: 2,289 | Gross: $0.01M
17. Idaho Transfer (1973)
PG | 86 min | Sci-Fi
During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »
18. The Loneliest Planet (2011)
Not Rated | 113 min | Thriller
An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.
Votes: 3,657 | Gross: $0.13M
19. Mile... Mile & a Half (2013)
TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the ... See full summary »
20. Americano (2005)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
"Americano" centers around Chris McKinley, a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savors his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the ... See full summary »
21. A Map for Saturday (2007)
TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary
On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents. The documentary ... See full summary »
23. Almost Normal (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A gay man approaching a mid-life crisis is tired of being different because he is gay. He wants to be normal. Suddenly he is yanked back in time to when he was in high school. But this time... See full summary »
24. Nightmare at Bittercreek (1988 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller
Four vacationing women back-packing in the Sierra mountains unwittingly stumble upon a hideout, and are terrorized by a ruthless group of Neo-Nazis in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With ... See full summary »
25. Tell It on the Mountain (2013)
122 min | Documentary, Sport
Follow a handful of diverse hikers as they walk 2,663 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. They begin in April at the U.S. Mexico border and battle their way through bone-dry deserts in ... See full summary »
Director: Lisa Diener
26. Found Memories (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a ... See full summary »
Votes: 670 | Gross: $0.01M
29. Pendulum (III) (2017)
20 min | Short, Sci-Fi
Two friends seek spiritual salvation in India, away from their hedonistic and disconnected London lives, in advance of the impending collapse of the Cosmos.
30. Monsen på villspor (2014– )
59 min | Adventure, Reality-TV
Lars Monsen is left blindfolded at remote locations of the Scandinavian wilderness, with a backpack and a partial map leading him towards a goal area. In the next few days he will hike, ... See full summary »
31. The High Sierra Trail (2018)
39 min | Documentary
Join Chris as he drives his friend John to insanity over six days in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Together they have some close calls with lightning, climb the highest mountain in the United States, and discover the history of the trail.
33. America's Wild Spaces (2008– )
Celebrate to the wonders of planet earth with this compilation showcasing the hidden beauty of our national parks. These breathtaking programs take you beyond the tourist hot spots to explore these amazing places as never before.
34. Carpe Diem: European Escapade (2015)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Four recent high school graduates explore the world before college in an exciting journey across 5 countries until one of them goes missing and wacky humorous antics ensue.
35. Cannibals and Crampons (2002 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 52 min | Documentary
In 2001, two British ex army officers set out to climb the unscaled face of Mandela--a remote mountain rising 15,400 ft. above the jungles of New Guinea. This is the extraordinary story of ... See full summary »
36. Rainbow Dance (1936)
4 min | Short, Musical, Animation
The film was made by colorful printing of footage combined with drawing directly on film. The bouncy music drives home the message heard at the end of the film, promoting the GPO (General ... See full summary »
39. 2000 Miles to Maine: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail (2004 Video)
85 min | Documentary
Inspired by Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, director Douglas Morse and producer Heide Estes traveled to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. They wanted to capture ... See full summary »
44. Guides (2009)
98 min | Comedy
A privileged young American starts a free tour company in Berlin and wreaks havoc, with guides turning on each other in an effort to defend their jobs and tenuous lives in the expat community.
47. Riding on a Sunbeam (2016)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
Riding on a Sunbeam: Journeys through Space, Time, Life and Love is a special and exciting travel film that follows Mauktik Kulkarni (an Engineer turned Neuroscience student turned Zen ... See full summary »
48. WorkTrotter (2018– )
24 min | Comedy, Reality-TV
Ramon Mazinga is a WorkTrotter: he travels the world finding jobs along the way. This allows him to never stop traveling, the ultimate goal being to reach Antarctica. He's a social traveler, so his followers affect the route of his journey.
Star: Ramon Mazinga
49. Love Chaotically (2016)
45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Show presents two best friends - Priew and Risa - who embark on a road trip to nineteen temples in order to wash Risa of her bad luck and find a husband. They must accomplish this in two ... See full summary »