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11 Awesome Nature and Outdoor Movies

Movies that will have you craving a dose of nature and adventure!

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Nature and outdoor movies are a great way to satisfy your craving for getting outside while staying in the safety and comfort of your home through this pandemic. In this list, we share some of our favorite full-feature films that will not only provide you with thrill, laughs and entertainment, but also might inspire you for your future outdoor camping, hiking, backpacking, or thruhiking adventures.

Full-Feature Films


Into The Wild’ (2007)

Into the Wild Movie poster - wilderness adventure and survival cult classic

When it comes to wilderness adventure and survival movies, ‘Into The Wild’ is a cult-classic. If you have not watched this yet, you are in for a treat!

Wild’ (2014)

Wild movie poster - an epic bio-drama based on 2012 Memoir Wild by Cherly Strayed

Wild’ is an epic bio-drama that is based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Revenant’ (2015)

The Revenant Poster - intense, suspenseful, journey of survival featuring oscar-winning Leonardo DiCaprio

The Revenant’ takes you on a suspenseful and thrilling ride into a frontiersman’s expedition and survival after being mauled by a bear.

'Seven Years In Tibet’ (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet movie poster - adventure drama set in Himalayas based on true story of Heinrich Harrer

Himalayan scenery and awe-inspiring landscapes are packed into ‘Seven Years In Tibet’. This adventure drama is a classic and is based on the true story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber.

Leave No Trace’ (2018)

Leave No Trace movie poster - based on father and daughter in isolated urban park in Oregon

This hidden gem is a drama based on a father and daughter’s existence in an isolated part of a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon. ‘Leave No Trace’ captures stunning Oregon scenery and encapsulates you in a lush forest environment.

The Way Back’ (2010)

The Way Back movie poster - an epic 4,000 mile journey through vast and unforgiving Siberian landscape

The Way Back’ takes you on an epic 4,000-mile journey across the vast and sometimes unforgiving Siberian landscape.

127 Hours’ (2010)

127 Hours movie poster: nail-biting bio drama following a hiker's harrowing journey to survival after getting stranded in Utah

This nail-biting bio-drama takes you to the deep canyons of Utah, and one man’s harrowing survival against all odds. ‘127 Hours’ will have you thinking twice about your foot-placement on your next adventure.

The Way’ (2010)

The Way movie poster - journey of father's hike on the El Camino de Santiago on pilgrimage for son

Filled with laughter and drama, ‘The Way’ takes you on a purposeful hike on the El Camino de Santiago, and a father’s pilgrimage for his son.

Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom movie poster - awkward comedy drama set in beautiful New England scenery

Set in the scenery of New England, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is a quirky and sometimes awkward comedy drama that is not only a fun and heartwarming flick, but is sure to have you recollecting your own childhood memories.

The Kings of Summer’ (2013)

The Kings of Summer movie poster - three teen boys attempting to escape responsibility for an unsupervised summer getaway deep in the woods

The Kings of Summer’ encapsulates the adventures of three teenage boys and their getaway in the woods in search of unsupervised summer fun. This adventure drama is sure to have you sharing laughs and craving the feeling of escaping to the woods for yourself!

Arctic’ (2018)

Arctic movie poster - thrilling survival and adventure drama set in the deep arctic

Arctic’ is a thrilling survival and adventure drama that will have you clenched to your seats.

Notable Mentions


The following deserve a notable mention as they offer stunning and captivating cinematography and nature scenery, and are enthralling movies in their own right.

Avatar’ (2009)

Avatar Movie poster - a epic sci-fi blockbuster focused on extraterrestrial exploration and futuristic technology

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie poster - follow the adventures of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier

Life of Pi’ (2012)

The Life of Pi movie poster - adventure drama film of an Indian man surviving shipwreck with Bengal Tiger

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (2013)

Secret Life of Walter Mitty movie poster - adventure comedy-drama produced by and starring Ben Stiller

The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (2014)

Grand Budapest Hotel movie poster - comedy drama film with ensemble cast set at a mountainside resort in the fictional country of Zubrowka

The Tree of Life’ (2011)

The Tree of Life poster - a 2011 American epic experimental drama film starring Brad Pitt

The Darjeeling Limited’ (2007)

The Darjeeling Limited movie poster - 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson

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