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List Rules Both feature films and documentaries about mountain climbing are ranked here

What are the very best  climbing movies? This is a list of them ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best climbing movies come in all shapes and sizes. Some great mountain climbing movies are feature films and other rock climbing movies are documentaries. A few of the best movies about climbing have even been nominated for the Academy Awards.

What films will you find on this best climbing movies list? 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle, was a beautiful film which showcased the strength of one climber's will to live. James Franco was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the real-life climber, Aron Ralston. Everest, staring Jake Gyllenhall, is another good climbing movie.

If you like action in your rock climbing movies, pop on Sylvester Stallone's 1993 film, Cliffhanger. Other popular movies that appear on this top climbing movies list include Touching the Void, Vertical Limit and The Eiger Sanction.

Which mountain climbing movie is your favorite? Give the best films a thumbs up!

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Touching the Void is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Touching the Void Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall

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North Face is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
North Face Florian Lukas, Benno Fürmann, Ulrich Tukur

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The Wildest Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
The Wildest Dream Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman

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Everest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Everest Liam Neeson, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Beck Weathers

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Nanga Parbat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Nanga Parbat Karl Markovics, Lena Stolze, Volker Bruch

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Everest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Everest Tom Hardy

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The Summit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
The Summit Lochlainn O'Mearain, Niall Foley, Garrett Philipps

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Vertical Limit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Vertical Limit Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Chris O'Donnell

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The Beckoning Silence is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
The Beckoning Silence Steven Mackintosh

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K2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
K2 Michael Biehn, Julia Nickson-Soul, Matt Craven

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Seven Years in Tibet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Seven Years in Tibet Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong

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Cliffhanger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Cliffhanger Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner

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The Eiger Sanction is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
The Eiger Sanction Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

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Beyond the Edge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Beyond the Edge Matthew Metcalfe, Erroll Shand, John Wraight

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127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
127 Hours James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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The Holy Mountain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
The Holy Mountain Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Ferrara, Letícia Robles

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Alive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Alive John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke, Josh Lucas

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Into Thin Air is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Into Thin Air Ellen Burstyn, Tate Donovan, Robert Prosky

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Steep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Steep

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Blindsight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Blindsight Erik Weihenmayer, Sabriye Tenberken

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High Ground is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
High Ground

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Into Thin Air: Death on Everes... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest Richard Jenkins, Christopher McDonald, Peter Horton

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The White Tower is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Films About Climbing
The White Tower Glenn Ford, Claude Rains, Lloyd Bridges