Jul 1, 2011 at 9:21 am #1276163
Elizabeth TracyBPL Member
I'd like to get my hands on a list of *good* adventure/nature documentaries.
The ones I've seen so far that I've liked include:
Touching the Void
IMAX Everest movie
The Wildest Dream
The Perfect Storm
Race Across the Sky
What am I missing? Doesn't have to be recent, or limited to the mountaineering theme. Could be about bicycling, kayaking, surfing, polar exploring, adventuring racing/stage running, etc. etc.
I read in another thread that "Deep Water" is worth seeing. "The Way Back" and "127 Hours" are in my library queue. I saw the documentary of the guy who broke the PCT running speed record, and didn't much care for that one. Also didn't much like "Into the Wild."
ElizabethJul 1, 2011 at 9:29 am #1755022
A bunch listed in this thread. You have to wade through all the silliness, but a lot of different movies are mentioned throughout.Jul 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm #1759119
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
Iron WIll (Disney, 1994)
– You can't get much more adventurous than high-stakes dogsledding!Jul 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm #1759126
@chrisgoldbergLocale: Rocky Mountains
Does Goonies qualify?
Touching the Void would definitely be up towards the top of the list…Jul 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm #1759135
The Thing Kurt Russel version favorite line: "Hey Swedes!".. "They're Norweigans Mack."
Okay that was a Horror movie.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is amazing how once gets the feeling of being a hobbit while Hiking Long Trails
Thats my fictional Adventure pick.
I second Touching the Void as my reality based adventure movie.Jul 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm #1759138
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Here is one that nobody will remember:
And I Alone Survived (1978)
It is based on a true story that took place at Kearsarge Pass, California, if you know where that is.
–B.G.–Jul 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm #1759150
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Raiders of the Lost Ark. I mean, that was all real, right? :)Jul 14, 2011 at 5:05 am #1759180
Not sure if this qualifies as adventure but it's one of my faves…Alone in the Wilderness.Jul 14, 2011 at 5:49 am #1759186
Steofan MBPL Member
@simauliusLocale: Bohemian Alps
Hands down favorite – Apollo 13.
This movie has almost everything! Three things come to mind: the MYOG CO2 filter, "failure is not an option" and a classic Vette (gotta get one of those before I die).Jul 14, 2011 at 5:58 am #1759188
Joe ClementBPL Member
The Hangover.Jul 14, 2011 at 6:44 am #1759198
@dangLocale: Pacific Northwet
Mr MajestykJul 14, 2011 at 6:53 am #1759202
Evan McCarthyBPL Member
I have yet to go on a backpacking trip (granted with mostly dudes in their early 30s) in which Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Last of the Mohicans doesn't come up at least once, either in conversation or by virtue of the landscape around us and scale of our "adventure."
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