Mountaineer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mountaineer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with mountaineer, mountain, mountain climbing, adventure, danger, escapades, survival, climbing, death and falling from height plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
mountaineer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mountaineer: Vertical Limit (2000), Nanga Parbat (2010), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Frozen (2013), The Eiger Sanction (1975), The Climbers (2019), Killing Me Softly (2002), Scream of Stone (1991), K2 (1991).

List of mountaineer movies

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, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, expedition, adventure, danger, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, wilderness, running out of air, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
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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, psychological, factual, tense
Plot: mountaineer, mountain climbing, expedition, brother brother relationship, team, frostbite, climbing, friendship, family relations, danger, death, ends with biographical notes
Place: himalaya, pakistan
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, kidnapping, extreme sport, rescue, ransom, wilderness, group of criminals, crimes, in the woods, mountaineer, kidnapped girl, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, adventure, family, disney, snow, supernatural ability, royal family, love and romance, magical, sisters, queen, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
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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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: catastrophe, mountaineer, climbing, hopes, danger, mountain, survival, adventurer, heroes, escapades, adventure, human spirit ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
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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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, assassin, hitman, heroes, secret agents, mountain, rivalry, mountaineer, adventure, manipulations, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, alps, arizona, italy ...
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The Climbers (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, History, Romance, Thriller
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, suspenseful, scenic
Plot: survival, tragedy, climbing, mountain climbing, expedition, mountaineer, stranded, life & death, friendship between men, human spirit, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 20th century
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Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: light, stylized, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: yeti, sasquatch, journalism, scientist, adventure, expedition, diary, chase, friendship, mountaineer, museum, guide ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: nepal, himalaya
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Killing Me Softly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sex, sexual relations, obsession, love affair, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, bdsm, fall in love, mystery, danger, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, san francisco
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: mountain, climbing, rivalry, ambition, love triangle, contests and competitions, wilderness, danger, dream, mountain climbing, obsession, mountaineer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: patagonia
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K2 (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 102 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: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: mountain, mountain climbing, friendship, climbing, human spirit, buddies, survival, adventurer, escapades, obsessive quest, adventure, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, usa, middle east, seattle, himalaya
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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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, forces of nature, mountain climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, natural disaster, climbing, death, stranded, against the odds, adventurer ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
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North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
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: serious, exciting, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, rivalry, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, adventurer, buddies, contests and competitions, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: switzerland, germany, alps, swiss alps, bavaria
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A Breed Apart (1984)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: island, rock climbing, vietnam veteran, rivalry, wilderness, danger, environmentalism, eagle, recluse, hunter, fistfight, reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
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Smallfoot (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.
Style: funny, colourful, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: kids
Plot: yeti, snow, creature, discovery, dating show, anthropomorphism, ice, mountain, song, little people, air disaster, campfire story ...
Place: himalaya, nepal
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L'Ascension (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, 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: touching, humorous, exciting, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mountain climbing, tent, snow, airport, romance, courage, adventure, escapades, helicopter, backpack, mountain, taxi ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mount everest, nepal
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The Tag-Along (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about a video of a group of people going hiking and a mysterious little girl in a red dress following them.
Plot: ghost, guilt, environmentalism, urban legend, grandmother grandson relationship, surveillance camera, video footage, deforestation, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, radio station, missing person ...
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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: suspense, captivating, scenic, psychological, based on true events
Plot: climbing, snow, rescue mission, survivor, survival, expedition, friendship, adventure, human spirit, stranded, natural disaster, forces of nature ...
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, escapades, state affairs, political intrigue, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, strong female character, rivalry, marriage proposal ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1914 ...
Place: persia, middle east, turkey, cairo egypt, jordan ...
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127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspense, uplifting, psychological, cerebral, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, desperation, extreme sport, cave, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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Death on Demand (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, realistic
Plot: slasher, seance, rivalry, psychopath, afterlife, serial killer, danger, deadly, mentally unstable, supernatural, reincarnation, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, human spirit, golden years, death, millionaire, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, hong kong, africa ...
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Everest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, inter cultural
Plot: mountain, human spirit, adventure, survival, climbing, rebelliousness, danger, forces of nature, escapades, hopes, heroes, journalism ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: mount everest, canada, 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, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: mountain, missing person, mountain climbing, woman in danger, outdoor, rock climbing, tracking device, search, danger, dishonesty, pistol, marriage proposal ...
Place: vancouver
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The Girl from the Chartreuse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Eva and her mother have a very positive CHILD-TO-CHILD-RELATION. The mother is incapable of mature behaviour when problems arise. When the mother forgets to fetch Eva at school in her car, Eva does not know the way home. Panicking and ...
Style: realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, mute or deaf, family relations, mountain, hospital, school, single parent, writer's life, siblings relations, memory, book seller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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Sub Zero (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A device that controls a powerful Russian-made satellite weapon is stolen by Russian terrorists, who try to escape by flying out but are shot down. The device is now on top of K2. The device is still active and where it will strike is ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, survival, undercover, daring rescue, adventure, government agency, intrigue, danger, forces of nature, deadly, climbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: himalaya, pentagon, washington d.c.
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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, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, survival, adventurer, against the odds, ambition, human spirit, adventure, escapades, danger, underdog, forces of nature, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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The Guard from the Underground (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of the contemporary masters of Japanese film, Kiyoshi Kurosawa here fashions a dark tale that is both a sharp satire of corporate life and a B-movie thriller. A former sumo wrestler now working as a security guard goes on a murderous rampage in ...
Plot: murderer, security guard, syringe, morgue, nightclub, severed head, virus, desert, cemetery, pregnancy, self sacrifice, tied to a chair ...
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