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Elizabeth Tracy
(mariposa) - M

Locale: Outside
Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/01/2011 10:21:04 MDT Print View

I'd like to get my hands on a list of *good* adventure/nature documentaries.

The ones I've seen so far that I've liked include:

North Wall
Touching the Void
IMAX Everest movie
180 North
The Wildest Dream
Grizzly Man
The Perfect Storm
Race Across the Sky

What am I missing? Doesn't have to be recent, or limited to the mountaineering theme. Could be about bicycling, kayaking, surfing, polar exploring, adventuring racing/stage running, etc. etc.

I read in another thread that "Deep Water" is worth seeing. "The Way Back" and "127 Hours" are in my library queue. I saw the documentary of the guy who broke the PCT running speed record, and didn't much care for that one. Also didn't much like "Into the Wild."


Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/01/2011 10:29:42 MDT Print View

A bunch listed in this thread. You have to wade through all the silliness, but a lot of different movies are mentioned throughout.

Clint Wayman

Locale: East Tennessee, US
Great Adventure movie on 07/13/2011 22:22:23 MDT Print View

Iron WIll (Disney, 1994)
- You can't get much more adventurous than high-stakes dogsledding!

Chris Goldberg

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/13/2011 22:33:18 MDT Print View

Does Goonies qualify?

Touching the Void would definitely be up towards the top of the list...

a b
Fav Movies on 07/13/2011 22:49:37 MDT Print View

The Thing Kurt Russel version favorite line: "Hey Swedes!".. "They're Norweigans Mack."
Okay that was a Horror movie.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is amazing how once gets the feeling of being a hobbit while Hiking Long Trails
Thats my fictional Adventure pick.
I second Touching the Void as my reality based adventure movie.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/13/2011 23:00:39 MDT Print View

Here is one that nobody will remember:

And I Alone Survived (1978)

It is based on a true story that took place at Kearsarge Pass, California, if you know where that is.


Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/13/2011 23:33:18 MDT Print View

Raiders of the Lost Ark. I mean, that was all real, right? :)

Scott S
Re: Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/14/2011 06:05:04 MDT Print View

Not sure if this qualifies as adventure but it's one of my faves...Alone in the Wilderness.

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Your favorite adventure movie on 07/14/2011 06:49:39 MDT Print View

Hands down favorite - Apollo 13.
This movie has almost everything! Three things come to mind: the MYOG CO2 filter, "failure is not an option" and a classic Vette (gotta get one of those before I die).

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/14/2011 06:58:41 MDT Print View

The Hangover.


Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Your favorite adventure movies? on 07/14/2011 07:44:24 MDT Print View

Mr Majestyk

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Movies that somehow come up every trip on 07/14/2011 07:53:11 MDT Print View

I have yet to go on a backpacking trip (granted with mostly dudes in their early 30s) in which Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Last of the Mohicans doesn't come up at least once, either in conversation or by virtue of the landscape around us and scale of our "adventure."