The word is full of adventurers who explore the planet and who doesn’t dream of being one every once in a while? We’ve collected a list full of movies with adventure stories that take you all over the world. Sole journeys or together, all these movies have their own incredible story to learn from. Either get inspired or decide never to go to these places (not all are about fairy tales) but enjoy watching them safely from your couch.
Incredible courageous men and women
Into the wild (2007)
This recently graduated students leaves everything behind to hitchhike to Alaska and experience living in the wilderness.
The way (2010)
After his son passed away during “El camino de Santiago”, this father decides to walk the pilgrimage as well.
In order to get her life back together this woman takes the decision to walk a 1100 mile (1770 km) all by herself.
Seven years in Tibet (1997)
A mountaineer tries to conquer a Himalayan peak but World War 2 ends his attempt. He ends up in Tibet befriending the Dalai Lama.
A sole woman crossing the deserts of West Australia together with her dog and some camels.
127 hours (2010)
A young mountain climber finds himself trapped in a canyon in Utah and has to consider serious measures to survive.
The Way Back (2010)
A group of Siberian Sovjet workcamp escapees try to survive the endless trek to freedom in the Himalayas.
180 Degrees South (2010)
A documentary of Jeff Johnson who takes a trip to Patagonia to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins.
Encounters at the end of the world (2007)
A documentary from a filmmaker who travels to Antartica, to find the people risking their lives to study this impressive area.
Touching the Void (2003)
A documentary of two men attempting to summit the almost impossible Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes.