Climbing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant climbing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with climbing, mountain, survival, mountaineer, mountain climbing, danger, escapades, rock climbing, nature and suspense plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
climbing movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as climbing: North Face (2008), K2 (1991), Everest (2015), Cliffhanger (1993), Scream of Stone (1991), 127 Hours (2010), The Himalayas (2015), Vertical Limit (2000), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Time Trap (2017).

List of climbing movies

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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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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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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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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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: inspirational, psychological, breathtaking, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: survival, isolation, suspense, trapped, mountain, loneliness, courage, human spirit, alone, climbing, canyon, life philosophy ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
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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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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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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, kidnapping, hiking, mountaineer, group of criminals, extreme sport, hunt down, group of friends, rescue, climbing, kidnapper ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
Style: tense, captivating, philosophical, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, time loop, suspense, twists and turns, cave, time portal, climbing, time dilation, friendship, college professor, missing person, time traveler ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, terrorism, race against time, undercover, survival, daring rescue, government agency, intrigue, climbing, forces of nature, apocalypse, missile ...
Time: 21st century
Place: himalaya, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Ghost Mountaineer (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Estonia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ghost Mountaineer is a feature film with some hints of horror, based on actual events in Siberia back in Soviet times. A group of Estonian students on a winter hiking trip suddenly find themselves in the middle of bloodcurdling events in a Buryatian ...
Style: captivating, exciting, enigmatic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, hiking, student, paranoia, delusion, death, accident, skiing, ghost, climbing, legends and myths ...
Time: year 1989
Place: siberia, ussr
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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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Yamakasi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes is a 2001 French movie written by Luc Besson. It demonstrates the skills of the Yamakasi, a group of traceurs who battle against injustice in the Paris ghetto. They use parkour to steal from the rich in ...
Style: semi serious, witty, exciting, realistic, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: parkour, thief, chase, money, police, climbing, unlikely criminals, gang, friends, hospital, ghetto, society ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, suspense, creature, cave, expedition, survival horror, trapped, survival, group of friends, fear, mutant, death ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: north carolina, appalachia
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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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Reel Rock 6 (2011)
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Country: USA
Story: The complete 2011 REEL ROCK Film Tour: Six astounding short films covering every style of climbing on the planet. Starring Tommy Caldwell, Dean Potter, "Sketchy" Andy Lewis, Ashima Shiraishi, Will Gadd, Kevin Jorgeson, Corey Richards, Obe ...
Plot: rock climbing, climbing, mountain climbing
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Five Days One Summer (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1930s Scottish doctor (Sean Connery) goes climbing in the Alps with an infatuated niece (Betsy Brantley) he passes off as his wife.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: rock climbing, climbing, catastrophe, interwar period, love triangle, older man young girl relationship, infidelity, love affair, couples, couple relations, love and romance, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932
Place: swiss alps, alps, switzerland, europe
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, intense, atmospheric, clever, harsh ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, manly, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, good versus evil, secret identity, double life, chaos and mayhem, suspense, vengeance, police detective, terrorism, twists and turns ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, italy, pentagon
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A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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.
Style: light, scenic, road movie, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, friendship, elderly, camping, forest, camping trip, writers, friends, wilderness, escapades, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: 18th century, 21st century
Place: appalachia, usa, california
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Beyond the Summit (2022)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mateo undertakes the ascent of Annapurna, the most dangerous mountain on the planet, in order to fulfill an old promise.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: climbing, mountaineer, mountain, rock climbing, ambition, dream, suspense, follow your dream, coping, help, problem, overcoming
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Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls (2020)
Genre: Animation, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Sport climbing is a sport that makes use of both the body and the brain to climb walls. Kasahara Konomi, a master at puzzles, just happens to discover her school’s climbing wall, and it looks almost like a colorful sort of puzzle in her eyes. This ...
Style: anime, ecchi, uplifting, sweet, touching
Plot: slice of life, competition, climbing, friendship, sport, breaking the fourth wall, conundrum, teenager, determination, female protagonist, human spirit, adventurer ...
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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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The Ornithologist (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France, Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.
Style: avant garde, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, bondage, ornithologist, male objectification, lgbt, suspense, forest, river, male nudity, lgbtq, lost, nude ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portugal
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