Mountain climbing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mountain climbing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with mountain climbing, mountain, climbing, survival, nature, danger, mountaineer, escapades, rock climbing and suspense plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mountain climbing: Everest (2015), Vertical Limit (2000), North Face (2008), K2 (1991), The Climb (2002), The Climbers (2019), The Eiger Sanction (1975), Nanga Parbat (2010), The Ledge (2022), The Climb (2017).

List of mountain climbing movies

Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, breathtaking, dramatic, scenic, tense ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountaineer, climbing, mountain climbing, natural disaster, stranded, snow, beautiful scenery, man versus nature, forces of nature, disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
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Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: survival, mountaineer, climbing, mountain climbing, adventurer, disaster, suspense, natural disaster, mountain, expedition, apocalypse, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
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North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, exciting, serious, captivating, breathtaking ...
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, mountaineer, disaster, mountain, adventurer, survival, wehrmacht, rivalry, forces of nature, man versus nature, nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, germany, alps, swiss alps, bavaria
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K2 (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, mountain, mountaineer, survival, nature, winter, disaster, snow, rock climbing, suspense, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: himalaya, seattle, usa, middle east, pakistan
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The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, uplifting
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, mountain, friendship, christian, interracial friendship, human spirit, adventurer, ambition, against the odds, escapades, underdog ...
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The Climbers (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: captivating, scenic, suspenseful
Plot: climbing, mountaineer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventurer, friendship between men, stranded, mountain, tragedy, survival, against the odds, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
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The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sexy, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: mountain, mountain climbing, spy, climbing, hitman, assassination, revenge, murder, survival, catastrophe, secret agents, cold war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alps, europe, swiss alps, arizona, switzerland ...
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Nanga Parbat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.
Style: captivating, factual, psychological, tense, disturbing
Plot: mountaineer, climbing, mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain, disaster, expedition, brother brother relationship, winter, team, frostbite, avalanche ...
Place: himalaya, pakistan
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The Ledge (2022)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A rock climbing adventure between two friends turns into a terrifying nightmare. After Kelly captures the murder of her best friend on camera, she becomes the next target of a tight-knit group of friends who will stop at nothing to destroy the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: murder, mountain, survival, mountain climbing, struggle for survival, rock climbing, murder witness, death threat, threat to kill, climbing, murderer, witness ...
Place: italy
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The Climb (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A true story of Samy, native of La Courneuve, who is out of love for Nadia, decides to climb Mount Everest.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, captivating, humorous, touching ...
Plot: mountain climbing, travel, snow, climbing, courage, escapades, mountain, nature, lie, taxi, flashback, airplane ...
Time: 21st century
Place: nepal, mount everest, himalaya
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, river, friendship, summer, nature, youth, camp, mountain climbing, teenager, camping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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Wolf Summer (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The young Norwegian girl Kim almost gets killed after falling from a hillside. She finds shelter and stumbles upon the territory of a wolf and her puppy. She barricades herself, but as time passes she finds the wolf less and less frightening. When ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, poaching, rescue, mountain climbing, courage, friendship, parents and children, escapades, children, female protagonist, strong female character, nature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, intense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, adult
Plot: heist, climbing, rocky mountains, mountain climbing, mountain, rock climbing, rescue, hostage, villain, suspense, wilderness, survival ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado
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Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, factual, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, survival, supernatural, snow, mountain, suspense, time travel, winter, secrets, monster, missing person, murder ...
Time: year 1980, 21st century
Place: russia, antarctica
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The Himalayas (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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.
Style: captivating, psychological, scenic
Plot: climbing, survival, mountain climbing, hiking, natural disaster, forces of nature, mountaineer, snow, expedition, friendship, suspense, stranded ...
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal
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What Lies Above (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Still struggling to accept her fiancé's death in a rock climbing accident, mountain guide Diana Pennington gratefully accepts industrialist Curt Seaver's offer to find the body using a new satellite imagery technology his company has ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: mountain, rock climbing, mountain climbing, missing person, woman in danger, suspense, dishonesty, twists and turns, climbing, computer program, death of fiance, wedding ring ...
Place: vancouver
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The Summit of the Gods (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sport
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A photojournalist’s obsessive quest for the truth about the first expedition to Mt. Everest leads him to search for an esteemed climber who went missing.
Style: adult animation, non-linear, vintage, 2d animation
Audience: kids
Plot: mountain, mountain climbing, survival, mountaineer, nature, travel, investigative reporter, alpinism, photographer, flashback, rivalry, snow ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 1920s
Place: mount everest
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Scream of Stone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Argentina, UK, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: mountain, climbing, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, love triangle, wilderness, dream, mountain climbing, obsession, survival, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: patagonia
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A Matter of Courage (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Uruguay
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hermano, a successful doctor and enthusiastic rock climber, is planning to climb an almost invincible mountain in the Tierra del Fuego, when he discovers that his wife Adri is pregnant. Though Adri desires this unexpected pregnancy, Hermano is a bit ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, psychological, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, mountain climbing, rock climbing, traumatic experience, obsession, husband wife relationship, death of friend, pregnancy, mountain, pregnant woman, doctor, injury
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Everest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, inter cultural
Plot: mountain, survival, climbing, human spirit, forces of nature, rebelliousness, hopes, escapades, heroes, journalism, journey, mountain climbing ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: mount everest, canada, nepal
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The Climb (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak.
Plot: mountain, survival, nature, climbing, mountaineer, disaster, mountain climbing, hiker, rock climbing, road trip, cold, tent
Time: 50s
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Encouragement of Climb (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they've decided to ...
Style: anime, seinen, educational, light, captivating ...
Plot: mountain climbing, high school, environmentalism, friendship, high school life, teamwork, sport, slice of life, grownups, coming of age, climbing, childhood friend ...
Place: japan, mount fuji
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The Tale of Iya (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 169 min.
Story: It was summer when a stranger from Tokyo arrived at “Iya”, where the riches of nature still abound. This young man, named Kudo, was willing to live his new, self-sufficient life. He was exhausted by city life, and believed this beautiful land ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, silent film, contemplative
Plot: teenage girl, schoolgirl, pig, japanese girl, teenager, school, elementary school, classmate, accident, invention, police officer, fan ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scenic, romantic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, mountain, snow, interracial romance, black man white woman relationship, plane crash, rescue, crash landing, travel, love, stranger ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: new york, london, utah, manhattan new york city, idaho
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Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, atmospheric, surreal, meditative ...
Audience: kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, desert, survival, suicide, culture clash, teenage girl, wilderness, rite of passage, children, brother sister relationship, australian outback, language barrier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, oceania, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
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Mountain Miracle (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that's how she feels about it) and soon she'll meet a new friend. Together they try to reach the peak of a ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: asthmatic, climbing, asthma, friendship, sick child, teenager, mountain, fighting illness, child illness, healing, life is a bitch, legend ...
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Edie (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To try and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment, an older lady decides to climb a mountain in Scotland.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: senior citizen, mother daughter relationship, old woman, guide, road not taken, nature, mountain climbing, elderly woman, ambitious woman, ambition, elderly, direction and purpose ...
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
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High Lane (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone. The adventure turns into a ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, serious ...
Plot: survival, serial murder, climbing, mountain, trap, stalking, friends, escapades, isolation, psychopath, expedition, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: croatia, europe
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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. ...
Style: inspirational, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mountaineer, disaster, mountain, climbing, survival, winter, forces of nature, rock climbing, camp, hiker, mountain climbing, adventurer ...
Place: himalaya, mount everest, asia
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Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, christmas, stewardess, hijacking, murder, disaster, psychopath, aviation, serial killer, airplane accident, suspense, air disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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