Favorite Mountain Movies for a Rainy Day

"To those who are enthralled by the mountains, their wonder is beyond all dispute.”



Photos courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

Last week, Mountain Living sponsored the debut of a new beautiful film Mountain in at the Esquire Theatre in Denver. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, the movie serves as a poem to mountain living, with astonishing cinematography, a beautiful music score by the Austrailian Chamber Orchestra and a script taken from Robert Macfarlane’s memoir Mountains of the Mind.  

Mountain Living invited friends and family to the event, and they gave the film rave reviews, although some admitted to closing their eyes during some of the climbing footage! Warning: The film is not for the faint-hearted or vertigo sufferers.

Whether we enjoy mountains by sitting on the deck and watching the sunset, by climbing a fourteener or by watching a movie set in the mountains, to quote the film: “To those who are enthralled by the mountains, their wonder is beyond all dispute.”

Below is a list of my favorite mountain movies for a rainy day.

  • My Side of the Mountain
  • Wild   (the Cheryl Strayed story)
  • A River Runs Through It   (this home's setting feels like it's been plucked straight out of this movie!)
  • The Revenant
  • Cold Mountain
  • True Grit
  • 127 Hours
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Into Thin Air
  • Dances With Wolves 
  • Into the Wild
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Seven Years in Tibet
  • Alive
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Neru

​To see the Mountain trailer, read a Q&A with the film's director, and enter to win two run-of-engagement passes to watch the film, visit The Perfect Film for Mountain-Lovers.

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