Popular Mountaineering Movies List
Greetings my adventure lover friends! Are you become bored with your regular life? Don’t worry; here I’m with some adventurous, dangerous, heartbeat rising climbing movies. So close your hand and tight on your sit presenting world’s best ten climbing movies.
Top Ten Climbing Movies You Must Watch
- The Wildest Dream
Release Date: Aug 06, 2010
Director: Anthony Geffen
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Alan Richman, Hugh Dancy.
This movie will take you back in 1924 when the famous British adventurer George Mallory and his fellow Sandy Irvine perished when they are trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Conrad Anker teams with mountaineer Leo Houlding reached Everest after eight years and start to following Mallory’s footsteps on the free climbing areas of the mountain. It’s a breath closing moment of this movie.
Release date: May 01, 1992
Director: Franc Roddam
Cast: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Raymond J. Barry, Hiroshi Fujioka, Luca Bercovici.
Michael Biehn as Taylor Brooks and Matt Craven as Harold Jamison attempt to measure the world’s second largest and most dangerous mountain K2. On the way to meet their aim, they are attacked by the team of the fellow mountaineer. Visually the movie is completely impressive and full of dramatical adventure. There is many dangerous climb and even more challenging descent.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2015
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley.
This movie is inspired by the incredible events or attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, “Everest.” You will meet one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by humanity through this movie. You will also see how climber face nearly impossible obstacles and I assure you that your breath will be must slow to see how they struggle for survival.
- 127 Hours
Release Date: Nov 05, 2010
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poésy, Kate Burton.
Director Danny Boyle gets inspire from true survival story of Aron Ralston, who became trapped alone in a Utah canyon. Though Ralston was an experienced hiker and climber, he suddenly trapped by slipping on a loose stone. He was very near to touch he explore but next 127 hours become a course for him. Experienced Ralston tries all way to make him free. If you want to know that can Ralston get free from the trap or not you must watch this movie?
Release Date: Mar 07, 2008
Director: Lucy Walker
Cast: Sabriye Tenberken, Erik Weihenmayer, Sonam Bhumtso, Gyenshen, Dachung.
Man can do anything by their self-confident this documentary film proves this again. An athlete Erik Weihenmayer is blind since the age of thirteen attempts to scale the summit of Mount Everest along with 6 Tibetan sightless teenage climbers. They all are trained by Sabriye Tenberken an educator who teaches blind teenagers in Lhasa, Tibet. Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker joined Weihenmayer for his adventure with the Tibetan students, and Blindsight is a record of what he and his charges accomplished together.
- Vertical Limit Details
Release Date: Dec 08, 2000
Cast:Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Scott Glenn, Izabella Scorupco.
This movie is full of full of drama, action, and thrill. Royce Garrett (Stuart Wilson) has two children son Peter Garrett (Chris O’Donnell) and his sister Annie (Robin Tunney). Royce Died when they all fall in an accident, all they hanging from a single rope he ordered Peter to cut him to save the lives of his children. After a few years, Peter has become a photographer and gives up climbing. Famous climber Annie, and their crew tried to scale K2 but they trapped in a sealed. Peter quickly organizes a crew of expert climbers to save Annie and the other mountaineers.
- North Face
Release Date: Jan 29, 2010
Genres: Action/Adventure, Art House/Foreign, Drama
Cast: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Ulrich Tukur, Simon Schwarz.
This drama is based on a true story about conquering one of Europe’s tallest mountains. In 1936 after two German climbers died, Nazi Germany is looking for another group who can successfully climb the North face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. Henry Arau’s (Ulrich Tukur) editorial secretary, Luise Fellner (Johanna Wokalek) inform him about some climbers who want to climb For making their team they include friend Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) and Andi Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas) and start the journey.
- Touching the Void Details
Release Date: Sep 05, 2003
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Cast: Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Simon Yates.
It’s a story of 1985, about two climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates and their adventure. They attempt to climb the west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. Director Kevin Macdonald (Kevin Macdonald) tells their story, based on Simpson’s book. You will enjoy the snowstorm, climber’s painful journey and your breath will become faster when you see how trying to survive on the mountain alone with no food, no water, and a broken leg.
- 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless
Release Date: May 21, 2010
Director: Chris Malloy
Cast: Yvon Chouinard, Keith Malloy
This is a documentary film directed by Chris Malloy inspired by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins’ 1968 excursion into Patagonia. Despite the thrill of surfing the biggest wave Johnson quickly discovers just how treacherous things can get when you decide to challenge Mother Nature’s majesty. Later, during a face-to-face meeting with Chouinard and Tompkins, Johnson learned how their lifelong quest to explore everything that nature has to offer eventually lead them on a drive to ensure that the places they visited over the years will be preserved for future generations of explorers to discover.
- The Alps
Release Date: Mar 30, 2007
Director: Stephen Judson, Mark Krenzien
Cast: Adele Harlin, Siena Harlin, Daniela Jasper, Bruno Messerli, Michael Gambon.
It’s a documentary on attempts to scale “The Eiger” which is situated nearly fourteen thousand feet Switzerland. Due to father died in a climbing accident his son as being an alpinist attempt to scale the same peaks. Through this movie, you can enjoy alpine’s courage and spirit.
All these movies and documentaries are famous and admired on different film festivals. If you don’t have seen any of them even now be hurry because you are already late!
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