We love a good adventure, full of grit, resiliency, laughter, learning, and the great outdoors. Same goes
for the movies, documentaries and television shows we watch from the comforts of home. In no order,
here are 11 of our favorite outdoor adventure cinematography to inspire, educate and escape. Let us
know your favorites in the comments below.

180* South

“Chris Malloy’s film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness we come to feel at
home there. 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic
1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he
gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life – and prepares himself for a
rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard
and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the
experience of raw nature – and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.”

Meru

“Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt
to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan
big wall climbing.”

Unbranded

“Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up
the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies
as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a
lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the
wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet that is equally indescribable and
unforgiving.”

White Squall

“A true story about a group of American teenage boys who crew a school sailing ship to gain
experience, discipline, or whatever their parents feel they lack. The voyage is a true
adventure for them all but it has its downs as well as ups.”

Free SOlo

“From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned
photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO,
a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to
achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,000ft El Capitan in
Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind,
Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold
enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller
and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and
mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.”

Adventure not war

“The story of three U.S. veterans traveling back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to
heal wounds and experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.”

A River Runs Through It

“The Maclean brothers, Paul and Norman, live a relatively idyllic life in rural Montana,
spending much of their time fly fishing. The sons of a minister, the boys eventually part
company when Norman moves east to attend college, leaving his rebellious brother to find
trouble back home. When Norman finally returns, the siblings resume their fishing outings,
and assess both where they’ve been and where they’re going.”

Touching The Void

In the mid-80’s two young climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande in
Peru; a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. With an extra man
looking after base camp, Simon and Joe set off to scale the mount in one long push over
several days. The peak is reached within three days, however on the descent Joe falls and
breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope
for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However when Joe goes out over an
overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope. Joe
falls into a crevasse and Simon, assuming him dead, continues back down. Joe however“
survives the fall and was lucky to hit a ledge in the crevasse. This is the story of how he got
back down.”

Living the Stream: The story of joe humphreys

“Live The Stream is the inspiring life story of Pennsylvania’s fly fishing legend, Joe Humphreys: a man who was born to fly fish, lives to teach, and strives to pass on a respect for our local waters. A visually stunning film, anyone with a pulse can appreciate Joe’s contagious spirit and, at 86-years-young, trout streams are his fountains of youth. This is an emotion-packed adventure and Joe will catch your heart in this powerful tale of tenacity, life

and love.” several days. The peak is reached within three days, however on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However when Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope. Joe falls into a crevasse and Simon, assuming him dead, continues back down. Joe however survives the fall and was lucky to hit a ledge in the crevasse. This is the story of how he got

back down.”

The Great alone

“Billed as “The Last Great Race on Earth” the Iditarod Trail is the toughest dog sled race in
the world. Snaking through over a thousand miles of the Arctic’s harshest wilderness, the
race is one of Alaska’s proudest traditions and Lance Mackey is its greatest champion. He’s
a man with dog sled racing hard wired into his family, across generations. And he’s a man
who has battled homelessness, addiction and cancer, but who has always returned to the
sled.”

You VS Wild

“In this interactive series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and
complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.”