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Inspiring Outdoor Movies

inspiring Outdoor Movies

Into The Wild

Year Of Release: 2007 Director: Sean Penn Cast: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener IMDb Site synopsis: After graduating Emory University, Christopher McCandless gives up his possessions, donates his $24,000 savings to charity and starts hitchhiking around America, finally ending in Alaska to live his long life dream to live in the wild.

Touching The Void

Year Of Release: 2003 Director: Kevin Macdonald Cast: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackay IMDb Site synopsis: Touching the Void is based on a true story of two climbers and their journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

The Wildest Dream

Year Of Release: 2010 Director: Anthony Geffen Cast: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane IMDb Site Synopsis: The Wildest Dream tells the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt the summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

180° South

Year Of Release: 2010 Director: Chris Malloy Cast: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy IMDb Site Synopsis: This film follows adventurer and explorer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

Seven Years in Tibet

Year Of Release: 1997 Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Cast: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong IMDb Site Synopsis: Seven Years in Tibet is based on the true story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.


Year Of Release: 1971 Director: Nicolas Roeg Cast: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg IMDb Site Synopsis: Two siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to survive on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout" which is a ritual separation from his tribe.

Mile... Miles & A Half

Year Of Release: 2013 Directors: Jason M. Fitzpatrick, Ric Serena Writer: Jason M. Fitzpatrick IMDb Site Synopsis: In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir trail, a 211 mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney.
MILE... MILE & A HALF (trailer 1) from The Muir Project on Vimeo.

Alone In The Wilderness

Year Of Release: 2004 Writers: Sam Keith, Dick Proenneke Cast: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Jr, Wendy Ishii IMDb site Synopsis: Alone in the Wilderness is a documentary that tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the 1960's, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula.

Never Cry Wolf

Year Of Release: 1983 Director: Carroll Ballard Cast: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq IMDb Site Synopsis: A government researcher is sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north. The researcher learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Grizzly Man

Year Of Release: 2005 Director: Werner Herzog Cast: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog IMDb Site Synopsis: A devastating and heartrending take on the grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

 The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Year Of Release: 2013 Director: Ben Stiller Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly IMDb site Synopsis: When Walter's job along with his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined.


Year Of Release: 2014 Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann IMDb site Synopsis: This is the story of one woman's 1,100 mile journey undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

Lastly this movie is sooo bad that its good....don't forget to strap on the nitro!

Vertical Limit

Year Of Release: 2000 Director: Martin Campbell Cast: Scott Glenn, Chris O' Donnell, Bill Paxton IMDb site Synopsis: A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.
These are some of our favourite movies that tell an amazing story, inspire us to get outside and enjoy the wilderness and are just....EPIC! What are your favourite "outdoor action" movies? Let us know in the comments below.