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The Best Films About Climbing

Updated June 14, 2019 1.3k votes 421 voters 27.5k views26 items

List RulesBoth 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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    Seven Years in Tibet

    Brad Pitt, David Thewlis


    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 British-American biographical drama film based on the 1952 book of the same name written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet between...  more