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.

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Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Iceland
Duration02:46
CharactersDoctors, Climbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Expeditions
PlaceMountains, Everest
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Fascinating, Beautiful landscapes, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersHeroes, Climbers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceMountains, Helicopters
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA, Canada
Duration01:44
CharactersClimbers
PlotSurvival, Friendship
PlaceMountains

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:33
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceCaves, Mountains, Deserts
StyleTense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, documentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersClimbers, Friends
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceMountains
TimeWinter
StyleHeavy, Tense, Touching, Depressive, 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.

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes, Climbers
PlotRobbery, Money, Hostage, Snow
PlaceMountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history, sport
CountryGermany, Austria, Luxembourg
Duration02:06
CharactersHeroes, Climbers, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Sports, Survival, Adventure, Political
PlaceNature, Mountains, Germany
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Climbers, Journalists, Friends, Strangers
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, Travel, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Party, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersSnipers, Police, Climbers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Vacation, Chase
PlaceMountains, Forest, England, Scotland
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryChina
CharactersClimbers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Expeditions, Snow
PlaceMountains
StyleFascinating, Beautiful landscapes, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersHermits, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Survival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel
PlaceUninhabited island, Aircraft, Jungle, Islands, Russia
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Beautiful landscapes, For men

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreadventure, documentary, 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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Political
PlaceMountains, China
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryGermany
Duration01:44
CharactersClimbers
PlotExpeditions
StyleSerious

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA, India
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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Snow, Cold
PlaceMountains
TimeWinter
StyleBy books, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

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....

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersSpy, Hired assassins, Heroes, Climbers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceMountains
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersClimbers, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Obsession, Art, Expeditions
PlaceRussia, Mountains, Everest
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Climbers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, France
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleTouching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryIndia
Duration03:50
CharactersSuperhero, Hackers, Climbers
PlotTravel, Skirmishes, Fight, Earthquake, Dolls
PlaceMountains, India
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration02:21
CharactersClimbers
PlotSnow
PlaceEverest
StyleRomantic

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Billionaires, Surgeons
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersHippies
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, The escape
PlaceNature, Forest, Alaska, USA
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational, Philosophical, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersMutant
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Supernatural, Teleportation, Snow
PlaceRussia, Mountains, Restricted areas
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersWolves, Friends
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Vacation, Snow
PlaceMountains, Funicular
TimeWinter
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersJournalists, Photographers, Old man
PlotTime travel
PlaceMountains, Everest, China
StyleSerious, By manga

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Husky
PlotFriendship, Treasures
PlaceAlaska

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Snow, Friendship
PlaceMountains, Everest
StyleFascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, military, history
CountrySoviet Union

1942, the German Wehrmacht is trying to capture the Baku oilfields at the Black sea. Their biggest obstacle are the Caucasian Mountains and few Russians soldiers to stop them. The story revolves around an important Mountain Pass, that is heavily contested by both sides.





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