THE BEST DOCUMENTS ON EXTREME SPORTS: Get your adrenaline up at home with these adventure-filled documentaries!
When we think about extreme sports the first thing that comes to mind is adventure and adrenaline. Defying nature and testing our human condition leads us to feel really alive on the road. But behind each adventure, there is always a great story ... a true story! Of real brave men, in real places.
Asphalt, snow, sea, sand, cold and heat, the most rocky vertical, the most unexpected storm ... and everything that the most intrepid adventurers live for, is impregnated with the indelible traces of those who simply cannot live without taking their lives to the extreme and leaving their fears behind, using it as fuel.
We know this very well. When a person is thirsty for adventure, and hungry to overcome what the rest of the mortals classify as “impossible”, it makes them want to eat the world even more. And best of all, we have videos to prove it!
We have compiled the best documentaries to raise your adrenaline from home and immerse yourself in the most incredible and inspiring stories of those who simply could not help but let out the spirit of freedom that characterizes them.
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DISCOVER THE TOP 10 EXTREME SPORTS AND ADVENTURE DOCUMENTS!
DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS (2001)
Scoring IMDB: 7.7/10
DIRECTED BY: Stacy peralta
Go back in time to the 70's, the era that forever revolutionized the skateboard and longboard scene. Immerse yourself in a California that saw the RIDERS in true rockstars passionate about surfing the asphalt, and that little by little would inspire a whole generation. Explore a time when skateboarding was on the verge of extinction until a group of boys in California decided to take inspiration from surfing to take this sport to its maximum expression, and turn it all into a lifestyle.
VALLEY UPRISING (2014)
IMDB score: 8.1/10
DIRECTED BY: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen & Josh Lowell (co-director)
Dare to discover what it was really like to ascend in Yosemite in the 70's, when generations of hippies and bohemians decided to leave society behind and dedicate themselves to climbing the largest rock walls they could find. Live with them the passion and evolution of climbing and the counterculture that all this meant, and that today thousands of athletes take to the extreme.
UNDER AN ARCTIC SKY (2017)
IMDB score: 7.1/10
DIRECTED BY: Chris buckard
Accompany this group of surfers on their trip -in the middle of winter- to a remote corner in Iceland, in their quest to surf the most perfect waves, even if that means encountering the worst storm of their lives. Six surfers Team up with photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Welland to find and surf unknown waves on the Hornstrandir peninsula, under the most amazing skies on the entire continent.
IMDB score: 7.2/10
DIRECTED BY: Jennifer Peedom
Director Jennifer Peedom examines in depth the relationship between adventurers and mountains in infinite corners of our planet, including Alaska, Tibet, Australia and Norway. With impeccable cinematography and music, “Mountain” perfectly explores mountaineers, climbers, soloists, wingsuiters, mountain bikers, snowboarders ... and their passion for living the most extreme adventures that only the mountains can offer.
TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)
IMDB score: 7.4/10
DIRECTED BY: Rory Kennedy
Learn more about the revealing story of the American icon Laird Hamilton, who with his skill and passion revolutionized the history of surfing. Explore in depth the personality of this ambitious pioneer on his journey through the biggest, most challenging and “impossible” waves that no one had ever dared to surf before. A story of overcoming and adrenaline that will change your perspective on this incredible sport.
BLOOD ROAD (2017)
IMDB score: 6.7/10
DIRECTED BY: Nicholas schrunk
Uncover the story of Rebecca Rusch on her quest to find the last place her father was seen alive forty years ago, when he was a pilot in the US Air Force. Join Rebecca and her traveling companion Huyen Nguyen to pedal 1.200 miles away along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the jungles of Vietnam, and uncover the mysteries surrounding her father's story.
THE DAWN WALL (2018)
IMDB score: 8.1/10
DIRECTED BY: Josh Lowell & Peter Mortimer
Legendary for his momentum and self-improvement story, climber Tommy Caldwell delves into unknown territories of the climbing world: the El Capitan Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park. A story of pure bravery in this extreme Californian location, explored from an angle never seen before, and now told in depth in his own words.
KILIAN JORNET PATH TO THE EVEREST (2018)
IMDB score: 7.2/10
DIRECTED BY: Sebastien Montaz-Rosset, Josep Serra Mateu
Get to know the deepest and most revealing side of the renowned climber Kilian Jornet, who after years of climbing peaks and peaks around the world, and completing his historic double ascent to Everest, continues in the quest to reach new extreme challenges.
FREE SOLO (2018)
IMDB score: 8.2/10
DIRECTED BY: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vararhelyi
Discover the history of the most successful solitary climber of recent times. In “Free Solo”, then-23-year-old Californian Alex Honnold prepares himself physically and mentally to meet his next challenge: climbing El Capitán in Yosemite, 975 meters, without ropes or any protective equipment. Honnold leads a generation of "superhumans" who set aside exploration a little and face the fiercest great-wall climbing challenges in history in increasingly challenging, dangerous, and impressive conditions.
RUNNING FOR GOOD: The Fiona Oakes Documentary (2018)
IMDB score: 7.6/10
DIRECTED BY: Keegan Kuhn
Step by step accompany Fiona Oakes, the marathoner who has set world resistance records, in her quest to overcome the world's toughest running race: the Des Sables Marathon, which involves 250km of journey through the Sahara desert . A story of self-improvement and ambition that inspires in a unique way.
Stunning stories from even more impressive personalities! Nothing like spending an afternoon of "movies" letting yourself be inspired by the momentum and spirit of adventure of these great athletes. What other documentaries of adventure and extreme sports do you recommend?
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