Top 50 Adventure, Documentary Movies and TV Shows
1. Deadliest Catch (2005– )
TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV
A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadliest profession in the world.
2. The Dawn Wall (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.
Votes: 7,296 | Gross: $0.07M
3. Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015– )
Not Rated | 24 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
British comedian Richard Ayoade and a celebrity guest, usually from the comedy world, spend 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must see tourist attractions.
4. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)
TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »
5. Meru (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Votes: 12,670 | Gross: $2.33M
6. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 31,524 | Gross: $4.59M
7. Long Way Round (2004– )
TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure
This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »
9. Walking on Water (2018)
105 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations. For the first time since the passing of his wife and ... See full summary »
Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.08M
11. Ice Road Truckers (2007– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV
During the harsh winter of Canada's Northwest Territory, remote villages and work camps are cut off from the world. To keep them supplied, a tenacious group of long-haul truckers drive ... See full summary »
12. The Summit (II) (2012)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure
The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
Votes: 4,158 | Gross: $0.22M
13. Everest: Beyond the Limit (2006– )
Climbers arrive at Everest Base Camp and quickly learn the dangers of the mountain.They are shocked to discover how badly their minds and bodies cope as they move to Advance Base Camp. A ... See full summary »
14. Bound By Movement (2019)
82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Go where only those with enough guts and dedication can reach. Join the worlds best parkour athletes as they travel to the edge of possibility on a behind the scenes journey risking their lives to create a film about doing what they love.
16. Given (2016)
72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
GIVEN is the story of a legacy that takes one unique family on an adventure from their home in Kauai around the world. Told through the memories of a child, Given is the simple yet ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »
18. The Weight of Water (2018)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure
Erik is totally blind and is solo kayaking the length of the Grand Canyon. In Lava Falls, a large dangerous rapid, he discovers that despite what people might say, barriers can be real and they hurt .. a lot.
20. The Last Shaman (2016)
77 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
James gives himself 12 months before he has 'a license to kill himself', he sets off to the amazon rainforest with hopes of finding a shaman who can save his life.
Votes: 752 | Gross: $0.02M
21. The Eagle Huntress (2016)
G | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.
Votes: 3,082 | Gross: $3.17M
24. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)
TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.
Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $0.05M
26. The River and the Wall (2019)
97 min | Documentary, Adventure
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on ... See full summary »
Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.13M
27. Death Zone: Cleaning Mount Everest (2018)
99 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
A team of 20 elite Nepali climbers venture into the Death Zone of Mount Everest to restore their sacred mountain and the contaminated water source of 1.3 billion people. They ascend the ... See full summary »
28. The Art of Flight (2011)
PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Two years in the making, "The Art of FLIGHT" gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new ... See full summary »
29. Free Trip to Egypt (2019)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
A feature length documentary film following one man's search for random Americans concerned about an Islamic threat and offering them a free trip to Egypt.
Votes: 26 | Gross: $0.07M
30. Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers (2013)
Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers is a documentary film by Ana Grillo and Beth Nelsen, aka Ana Mission and Agent Nelsen. Camp Beaverton is the Home for Wayward Girls, the only queer, all ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure
A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).
35. #TAKEMEANYWHERE (2018)
44 min | Documentary, Adventure
LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner embark on a month-long project to hitchhike the internet, posting their coordinates online each day and waiting for a ride, with their path entirely in the hands of the public.
37. Maidentrip (2013)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
Votes: 3,461 | Gross: $0.07M
38. Orange Sunshine (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Orange Sunshine is the never-before-told story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love - a spiritual group of surfers and hippies in California, which became the largest suppliers of LSD during ... See full summary »
39. The Wildest Dream (2010)
PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.
Votes: 2,192 | Gross: $0.87M
42. Heroes Manufactured (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
A documentary following Canadian artists and their ability to break into the comic book industry while dealing with fandom and the craze of comic book conventions in Canada.
43. Freeload (2014)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Adventure
Director Daniel Skaggs, spent a year and a half documenting the people riding America's freight trains in the 21st century. What he brings to the screen is FREELOAD, a story of adventure, class disparity and the survival of youth.
Director: Daniel T. Skaggs
44. Beyond the Edge (2013)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
46. The Fourth Phase (2016)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
From the innovators of "The Art Of FLIGHT" (2011) comes a documentary about the iconic snowboarder Travis Rice. The production of the movie started in 2013.
47. The Endless Summer 2 (1994)
TV-14 | 109 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the... See full summary »
Votes: 1,705 | Gross: $2.16M
48. The Yukon Assignment (2018)
86 min | Documentary, Adventure
A British father and son undertake a five hundred mile canoe journey through the Canadian wilderness. An honest story of real adventure and the importance of making time for each other.
49. Living on One Dollar (2013)
TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »