Get on this now because Netflix is constantly changing their available streaming list. Like a cruel lover, she’ll offer you a gem only to take it away the next day. Throw these in your instant queue and cancel all your weekend plans. These are the best outdoors movies streaming on Netflix right now.
Argue all you want, Les Stroud is the king of documentary survival shows. Forget Bear Grylls and those long commercial reenactments he calls authentic. Forget Dual Survival and their palling around. Watch every episode of Survivorman and you’ll get actual knowledge you can actually use. Also, he plays a mean harmonica.
Jeff Johnson, a surfer from California, treks to Patagonia to climb Cerro Corcovada, following the tracks of Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkin’s 1968 journey to the same place. Couinard and Tompkins went on to found brands Patagonia and The North Face, respectively.
Possibly one of the greatest movies of all time, Motorcycle Diaries is also an epic outdoors adventure. It chronicles the motorcycle journey of Che Guevara completed shortly after finishing medical school, starting in Argentina and going through Patagonia before heading up to Peru and the Amazon.
Last of the Mohicans
Daniel Day Lewis cannot let you down and Last of the Mohicans is just one example, showcasing the struggle of Native Americans during the French and Indian War in the mid-18th century. It’s new America and features some epic scenery.
The Art of Flight
One of the most beautifully shot snowboard films ever — this documentary follows Travis Rice all over the world as he “works.” Huge mountains, amazing snow and incredible snowboarders.
Call of the Wild
Jack London’s classic is transformed onto the silver screen, bringing life to the extreme conditions of the Klondike Gold Rush and the sled dogs that were essential to the men and the industry of that time.
The Way Back
There are countless tales of prisoners escaping from prison camps during WWII, but only one of them is a movie streaming on Netflix. Colin Farrell, Ed Harris are just two stars among an excellent cast who hoof it to Mongolia from the Siberian Gulagg camp…during winter.
Touching the Void
Possibly one of the greatest survival stories of all time. Climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempt to climb in the Peruvian Andes in 1985, only to be dealt a crushing blow, when Simpson fell into a crevasse and broke his leg. He was left by Yates and then crawled down the mountain alone to ultimately survive. Not too shabby.