8 Must-Watch Outdoor/Adventure Films

8 Must-Watch Outdoor/Adventure Films

We all need a little adventure in our lives. When we can't get outside ourselves, there are plenty of heart-racing, jaw-dropping, sit at the edge of your seat, and just plain ole' entertaining adventure films out there. Here's our top list.

Since we aren't out adventuring as much as we'd like, why not get our stoke on with some outdoor/adventure films?! You know, those films that make our hearts race with excitement, anticipation and a little fear. The ones that make us want to get right outside or think twice about the complexities of our next adventure.

We recently looked back in the archives to find some of our most favorite outdoor and adventure films/movies. Our list contains a mix of documentaries, full-feature films, classics and newer debuts. 

Did your favorite not make the list? Let us know what it is in the comments!

1) 180 South

Follow adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the 1968 journey Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins took to Patagonia.
Find it on: Amazon (rent or buy)


2) The Dawn Wall

American rock climbers, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, attempt a first ascent up the 3000' Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
Find it on: Netflix (free) and Amazon (rent or buy) 


3) Meru

This documentary follows three elite rock climbers, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk as they attempt a first ascent on the "Sharks Fin" route on Mount Meru and work through feelings of loss and obsession.
Find it on: Amazon (free for Prime members)


4) Under An Arctic Sky

A beautifully filmed documentary of a group of surfers searching for the perfect wave during winter in Iceland, who find themselves trying to stay safe during the biggest storm in decades.
Find it on: Amazon (free for Prime members)


5) Into the Wild

We get all the feelings of adventure, solitude and loss as we watch a young man's journey from his prestigious upbringing to the Alaskan Wilderness.
Find it on: Amazon (rent or buy) and YouTube (rent or buy)


6) The Great Outdoors

We all need a little comedy right now. Watch as John Candy and Dan Aykroyd take a summer family vacation that goes anything but as planned.
Find it on: Amazon (rent or buy) and YouTube (rent or buy)


7) Cliffhanger

This one's a classic adventure film- A plane crash. $100 million dollars lost in the Rocky Mountains. Sylvester Stallone.  
Find it on: Amazon (rent or buy) and YouTube (rent or buy)


8) The River Wild

Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon star in this white-water rafting adventure film that takes place in Montana. Think: raging river, hostages, armed killers and a badass river guide.
Find it on: Amazon (rent or buy) and YouTube (rent or buy)  *plus, it's free for anyone with a Starz subscription



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