Climbing Movies

List of the best movies about climbers and conquering mountain peaks, selected by visitors to our site: The Climbers, Free Solo, The Climb, Time Trap, Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon, Shivaay, Everest, Meru, Beyond The Edge, A Lonely Place to Die
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Climbers (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersClimbers
PlotAdventure, Survival, Snow, Expeditions
PlaceMountains
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating

May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing Commando are attacking the most difficult and most difficult "second step". This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have cost them too much physical strength - ...finally, the wind and snow stop the gap.

Free Solo (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

The Climb (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration02:21
CharactersClimbers

A true story of Samy, native of La Courneuve, who is out of love for Nadia, decides to climb Mount Everest.

Time Trap (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersStudents, Lifeguards, Archaeologists, Climbers, Friends
PlotTime travel, Missing people, Adventure, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceCaves
StyleFor a group of friends, Worth watching, Fascinating, Action, Tense

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryCanada
Duration01:54
CharactersScientists, Friends, Detectives, Yeti, Climbers
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Mystery, Adventure, Expeditions, Chase
PlaceForest, Canada, Mountains
StyleLight

Quebec, 1956. The impulsive and headstrong Nelly Maloye, a novice private eye, joins the methodical and pragmatic Simon Picard, a research scientist in a dubious quest to prove the existence of the elusive Yeti. The brave-hearted heroes come face-to-face with countless dangers during their trek through the heart of the Himalayas.

Shivaay (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryIndia
Duration03:50
CharactersClimbers, Superhero, Hackers
PlotWeapon, Snow, Computers, Skirmishes, Earthquake, Chase, Travel
PlaceMountains, India

Shivaay , a fearless Himalayan mountaineer covered in Lord Shiva tattoos, heads to Bulgaria to fulfill his nine-year-old daughter Gaura’s wish of seeing her mother Olga, who abandoned them years ago. But their plan goes for a toss when the little girl gets kidnapped in the foreign land. Rescuing her from the masked child-traffickers becomes his only reason for survival.

Everest (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Iceland
Duration02:46
CharactersClimbers, Doctors
PlotExpeditions, Snow, Cold, Adventure, Survival, Death, On real events
PlaceMountains
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Meru (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreaction, adventure, documentary, sport
CountryIndia, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersClimbers

Meru is the electrifying story of three elite American climbers—Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk—bent on achieving the impossible.

Beyond The Edge (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, adventure, documentary, history
CountryNew Zealand
Duration01:30
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events
PlaceAsia, Mountains
StyleFascinating

A 3D feature film about Sir Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersPolice, Snipers, Climbers
PlotAdventure, Survival, Chase
PlaceEngland, Scotland, Forest
StyleHeavy, Action, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.

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127 Hours (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersClimbers
PlotWillpower, Survival, Adventure, Loneliness, Travel, On real events
PlaceDeserts, Caves
StyleTense

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Nanga Parbat (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryGermany
Duration01:44
CharactersClimbers
PlotExpeditions

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

North Face (2008)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, adventure, history, sport
CountryGermany, Austria, Luxembourg
Duration02:06
CharactersClimbers, Heroes, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Sports, Survival, Rivalry, Political, Chase, On real events
PlaceMountains, Nature, Germany
StyleExciting, Action, Touching, Fascinating

North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.

Touching the Void (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, adventure, documentary, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends, Climbers
PlotAdventure, Survival, Snow, Travel, On real events
StyleTouching, Heavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

A documentary based on the book of the same name by Joe Simpson about Simpson's and Simon Yates' disastrous and near-fatal attempt to climb 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Vertical Limit (2000)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersClimbers, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceHelicopters
StyleExciting, Heavy, Action, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays injured in an icy cavern, the rescuers face several terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt -- and their lives.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersClimbers
PlotExpeditions, Adventure, Political, Betrayal, On real events
PlaceMountains, China
StyleFascinating, Inspirational

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

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