Climbing Movies

Climbing Movies
List of the best movies about climbers and conquering mountain peaks, selected by visitors to our site: Everest, Vertical Limit, K2, 127 Hours, Touching the Void, Vertical, Cliffhanger, North Face, The Mountain Between Us, A Lonely Place to Die.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Everest (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Iceland
Duration02:46

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.

Vertical Limit (2000)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04

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.

K2 (1991)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA, Canada
Duration01:44

They call it the savage mountain. 27 people have perished trying to reach the summit on K2, the world's second highest peak. A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

127 Hours (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:33

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.

Touching the Void (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, documentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:46

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 (1966)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreadventure
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:13

In the mountains, they stand alone against whatever will happen. For the several days they live in nature, they can rely only on themselves and each other. Elsewhere, there is always a fallback - here one is without a safety. This in itself can bring some to terror - the terror of having to rely on yourself - your own judgment, wits and fortitude. This is also the most incredible feeling of strength and independence. Knowing there is no safety means having to be one's own safety.

Cliffhanger (1993)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration01:53

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for boxes full of money.

North Face (2008)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history, sport
CountryGermany, Austria, Luxembourg
Duration02:06

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.

The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39

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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Cast Away (2000)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

The Climbers (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryChina

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)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreadventure, documentary, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

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.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:16

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.

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

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

Meru (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:24

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

The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

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.

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....

The Wildest Dream (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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.

Belle and Sebastian (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44

Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep.

Shivaay (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryIndia
Duration03:50

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.

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

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

The Bucket List (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

Into the Wild (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Frozen (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:30

Makoto Fukamachi (Junichi Okada) is a Japanese cameraman. He finds an old camera on a backstreet of Nepal. The camera might possibly solve the mystery of whether George Mallory became the first person to successfully climb Mount Everest on June 8, 1924 or not. Pursuing the old camera's past, Makoto Fukamachi meets legendary Alpinist Joji Habu (Hiroshi Abe). Joji Habu is isolated from other people because of his reckless and thoughtless personality.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40

Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.

A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

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.

The Himalayas (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountrySouth Korea

Based on true events, renowned mountaineer UM Hong-gil sets out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber's body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.

Time Trap (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

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




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