Get Hyped Before You Go – 10 Best Hiking Movies To Set You In The Mood For An Adventure

Everybody loves to watch a good movie, right?

Nothing gets you pumped up for a hiking trip like watching a movie devoted to the topic. I’ve seen many of those, and liked them all. Here is my list of 10 best adventure hiking movies for some outdoor inspiration:


Into The Wild

This great film is based on a true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man who walked out on society to live alone and survived in the Alaskan wilderness.

The story is made from a famous book written by John Krakauer. I was delighted with this movie; I watched it several times.

A Walk In The Woods

This is one of the most iconic "trail books" that made its way to the big screen. Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) hikes the Appalachian trail in this lighthearted tale.

I don't want to spoil the whole movie, so get cozy, put some blanket on and hit the play button.

127 Hours

If you’re an outdoor type like me, the chances are high that you’ve already seen this movie or at least heard about it. Aron Ralston (James Franco), is a hiker, exploring some of the Utah’s most beautiful landscapes. His adventure quickly turns into a tragedy...

Don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it. Nominated for a bunch of awards, this film is hard to watch at moments.

The Way Back

This is a story of Russian gulag fugitives who went through thousands of miles across the very hostile scenery in a search for freedom.

A distressing story for sure, but very inspiring as well; check it out, and you’ll see what happens in the end…

Touching the Void

Simon Yates and Joe Simpson climbed the Siula Grande in 1985 through some of nature’s most inhospitable conditions and facing some mindboggling circumstances. Epic scenes of heroism and pure determination will keep you glued to the chair (or sofa, or whatever you’ll watch this flick on). The struggle to win the mountain’s peak was definitely real for these men.


A bold and determined woman named Olivia decides to hike the Southbounders, from Maine to Georgia. Over 2000-mile journey she makes friends, experiences the beauty of nature at its finest, and is forced to come to terms with some of her shortcomings, all over the span of a single summer. Definitely a worthy title for one afternoon.


Wild is a biographical survival drama from 2014. A chronicle of one woman's 1100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. I am glad that the main character is Reese Witherspoon, I am a big fan of her's, so she completes my time spent during the movie.

Mile… Mile and a half

In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail. The point is to complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way. I don't want to tell you too much and the reason why is simple - watch it with your friends, it's going to be more interesting than watching alone.

The Mission

The Mission is 18th-century British drama film. European Jesuits traveled to South America to bring Christianity to the newly colonized inhabitants. The autonomy of these missions, known as "reductions", came to be seen as a threat to the Spanish and Portuguese empires. The first time I heard about this movie, I was a little skeptic, but when I watched it, I really liked it.

A River Runs Through It

The story is about two sons of a stern minister - one reserved, one rebellious - growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. I watched this movie many years ago, and I think I am going to repeat it tonight. With this one, you can never go wrong.

It’s a Movie Night Tonight!

Here are some movies you should really watch if you’re an outdoor person. The great thing about these movies is that they can serve both as an entertainment and as an educator. So have some fun, stay safe, and have a nice trip!

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