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4 Awesome Adventure Movies You Need to Watch

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A while ago I wrote an entry about 6 motivational, inspiring Films well worth a watch. Thank you now to Cristiano who has sent me four more great adventure films to watch.

What else would you add to the list?

The Last Continent (2005) – Jean Lemire
In 2005, a small group of scientists and filmmakers agreed to leave everything behind for more than a year to sail to the Antarctic and live in isolation. Following in the path of the greatest explorers, expedition leader Jean Lemire and the crew of the Sedna IV dedicated themselves completely to measuring the threat posed by
global warming in a place where Earth is particularly vulnerable.
The resulting film, is a record of their incredible 430-day journey that inspires equal measures of fear and admiration. Alternating between captivating images of beauty and serenity, and spine-tingling sequences where the ship’s crew finds itself one edge of catastrophe, this is an expedition where danger and wonder are inextricably linked.

Deep Water (2006) – Louise Osmond
The first solo, non-stop sailing race around the world took place in 1968-69 and involved a handful of racers. It’s a truly fascinating story about man vs. nature and man vs. himself. The story focuses on Donald Crowhurst, the tragic figure in this story. The film elegantly combines interviews with footage which was shot by the sailors themselves aboard their boats. The story is very suspenseful and sad as we learn the details behind the history of Donald Crowhurst. This is one of the best documentaries of the past few years. It has true human emotion in it as the men face this almost impossible task of navigating the world non-stop on their own.

Solo (2009) David Michôd
On January 11, 2007, Andrew McAuley set out on his quest to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across one of the wildest and loneliest stretches of ocean on Earth. On February 9, New Zealand maritime authorities received his distress call. Having survived a harrowing and torturous month at sea, conquering monstrous swells and terrifying storms, McAuley lost his life only a day from completing his journey. His body was never recovered, but the camera tapes from his kayak were and they form the basis of this moving and questioning portrait of a complex man, his family, his supporters and his attempt to conquer the ferocious Tasman Sea.

Le Dernier Trappeur (The Last Trapper ) (2004 ) – Nicolas VANIER

On an incredible Canadian “White Odyssey” crossing 8,600 kilometers by dog-driven sled from Alaska to Quebec, filmmaker Nicolas Vanier met Norman, a modern-day Jeremiah Johnson?a Davy Crockett for a world that has forgotten its past.

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  1. Please forget nicolas vanier. He is mainly a man of image and communication. Check what people think about him in yukon where he was.

  2. My recommendation is for documentary movie: ‘Touching the Void’ showing Joe Simpson’s heroic survival after my favorite mountaineer and Joe’s climbing partner Simon Yates ‘cut off the rope’ with which a severally injured Joe was hanging.

    The whole event has drawn a debate over the ethics of ‘cutting the rope’.

    The movie has been made on the book by the same name.

  3. Paul Hirst Posted

    I bought Bicycle Dreams about the Race Across America, I would highly recommend this film !



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