Music inspired by birds, a volcano film for the big screen, a spiritual manifesto, and more
Here are the shorts and features screening at annual celebration of outdoor books and movies that we think should be on your radar
A scary movie and novella for spooky season, ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘Rings of Power,’ an Outside columnist’s first novel, and more
As a professional leisure athlete, Katie Burrell has a lot of advice—listen up
In Warren Miller’s latest release, ‘Daymaker,’ Pete McAfee scores big with Mike Wiegele
Scary movies have a rich tradition of being set in creepy forests, caves, and swamps. We rounded up our favorites of the genre.
Thinking about winter kinda makes our day. Here are the film tour dates that are sure to be good days for you, too.
Get your tickets for the worldwide film tour now or get prepped for the virtual screening on Outside Watch. Just don’t miss it.
The new Netflix docuseries examines the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The film’s director explains why Mount Everest is just one component of a bigger story.
We binged ‘Human Playground,’ narrated by Idris Elba; ‘Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Earthquake’; and ‘Thai Cave Rescue,’ a dramatized account of the 2018 ordeal, to figure out which ones are worth your time
The new documentary ‘Buried’ looks back at 1982 tragedy at Alpine Meadows ski resort, and finds lessons that are as relevant as ever about surviving a traumatic event
After 12 boys and their soccer coach were saved from a flooded cave in northern Thailand in 2018, Hollywood descended. Many feared filmmakers would exploit and mishandle the story, but something else happened.
A new National Geographic series streaming on Disney+ features everyone from Conrad Anker to Justine Dupont going deep about their most pivotal close calls and mistakes
Whether you love scaling big rocks or just watching others do it on the big screen, these films capture climbing at its best
‘Prey,’ ‘Fall,’ and ‘Beast’ are all in theaters or streaming now—we break down which ones are worth your time
We can’t get enough of The Rock glistening and swinging machetes in a tropical forest
To portray the hero of the Thai cave rescue in the new film ‘Thirteen Lives,’ the Hollywood star had to go deep—literally
Jordan Peele's latest film explores how Hollywood has tokenized non-white people and commodified landscapes and wildlife, nowhere more than in westerns. Can the genre reclaim those marginalized stories and all their complexity?
In the new film ‘Thirteen Lives,’ the Hollywood A-lister plays Rick Stanton, the British diver who helped lead the effort to save 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in Thailand’s Tham Luang cave
The A-list actor is the voice of the new National Geographic documentary ’America the Beautiful,’ and we loved every minute
‘Fire of Love’ uses the archival footage from Katia and Maurice Krafft to tell the story of how they fell in love and pushed the boundaries of science and adventure
For his new PBS show, ‘America Outdoors,’ comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston connects us to our natural environments through the most interesting of creatures: humans.
In HBO’s ‘Edge of the Earth,’ the Best Athletes Attempt the Craziest Feats in the Most Remote Places
The four-part Teton Gravity Research series, premiering this week, captures incredible footage of terrifying expeditions, but it succeeds because of the compelling human stories at its heart
A beekeeping documentary, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,’ and all things Obi Wan Kenobi
In the show's six episodes, host Baratunde Thurston takes viewers across the U.S. and has thoughtful, honest conversations with the people he meets about their relationships to the natural world
Amid all the noise surrounding Web3, something fascinating is emerging: a new kind of immersive adventure storytelling
Most surf films portray riding waves in a purely positive light. A new Apple TV+ docuseries and the documentaries ‘Waterman’ and ‘Havana Libre’ take a nuanced look at a spectrum of experiences amid the waves
‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ a Woodstock playlist, and ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’
At the end of one of the most successful Everest seasons in years, we collected the most compelling stories about the peak and how it can bring out the best and worst in those who attempt to climb it
The beloved annual gathering is in person again in Telluride, Colorado, and screening some of the most exciting adventure films of the year
An Everest thriller, ‘Bad Vegan,’ and Alex Honnold in the Amazon
The City of Angels is bringing together tech, academia, government, nonprofits, and ordinary residents to make its greenery more equitable and mitigate the effects of both climate change and systemic racism
‘Our Great National Parks’ overly idealizes U.S. conservation efforts and gives a mealymouthed call to climate action
‘Severance,’ a John Green audiobook, and ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’
If you’ve been riveted by the discovery of the ‘Endurance’ shipwreck, dive deeper into the rich history of daring—and often tragic—Arctic and Antarctic expeditions with these works of fiction and nonfiction
In the ten years since she published her memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, her life has changed dramatically—and so has the trail itself
The real-life action heroes swapped their boards for tuxedos to present a James Bond anniversary homage at the Oscars. We should’ve known they’d land it.
Set far from dramatic mountain peaks, the movie stays true to a gentler side of the state
The stunning destination of Sedona, Arizona is feeling the squeeze, along with many other iconic destinations worldwide. A new film called ‘The Last Tourist’ offers up ways we can fix the travel glut.
‘Normal Gossip,’ a book about navigation, and ‘Abbott Elementary’
Professional skier Markus Eder had a fantasy of an impossible descent. Then he got creative.
A poet laureate’s memoir, ‘Station Eleven,’ and a lacrosse film based on a true story
Director Max Lowe explores the aftermath of his father’s death in the emotional documentary
By portraying predators as villains, we are influencing how our children perceive the natural world
Heather Hansman shares the books and films that have helped her slow down and reflect amid the turmoil of 2021
This year’s most memorable adventure films include ‘The Rescue,’ ‘14 Peaks,’ and ‘Playing with Sharks’
In his new documentary, Max Lowe, son of the late climbing legend, explores his father’s high-profile death and the family drama that ensued
38 quotes that we interpret for our own needs
Hunter S. Thompson, Taylor Swift, and ‘King Richard’
It’s been another challenging year, but some people thrive on adversity. Here are the athletes, activists, tree planters, chefs, filmmakers, and other disrupters who changed our world for the better in 2021. Plus: Meet Carissa Moore, surfing’s first female olympic gold medalist.
The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months
Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale
Tim Zimmermann’s feature about a 12,000-pound orca that killed a SeaWorld trainer changed the future of marine parks, was developed into a powerful 2013 documentary, and turned the author into a vegan
Sasha DiGiulian set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete the Rocky Mountain Trilogy, a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies
‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable
‘The Secret History,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ and the latest Sally Rooney novel
How Susan Orlean reported the classic Outside story about the surf girls of Maui
These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky
In ‘The Rescue,’ Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the astonishing effort to find the boys’ soccer team that spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave
Steep lines and jaw-dropping stunts stand out in the annual film series’ latest entry
Outside TV and its 600+ hours of adventure films and television shows are now free with Outside+
For decades, many ski and snowboard films have excluded women and disabled and BIPOC athletes. ‘Mountain Revelations’ and ‘The Approach’ aim to bring new energy to the genre.
In which two bold but questionably sane adventurers actually do for reals what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels only pretended to do
An athlete and adventurer wants to summit the world’s highest peaks while advocating for inclusivity in the world of outdoor recreation
Running nerds won’t learn anything new from ‘Kipchoge: The Last Milestone,’ but it’s still a feast for the eyes
Fiction by Colson Whitehead, a Tokyo 2020 video game, and a fascinating history of coyotes
As the number one female street skateboarder in the country, Duran hopes to inspire more people to try the sport
This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.
‘The Great Pottery Throw Down,’ an eye-opening anthology about climate change, and an Oscar-winning film starring Mads Mikkelsen
If you can’t make the in-person showings in Colorado, you can stream these new adventure films from your living room
How the climbing phenom works to equalize entry for young climbers
‘Nike’s Big Bet’ argues that the banned coach is too important to the company’s image
The North Face’s new Explore Fund Council, led by Jimmy Chin and Lena Waithe, has big plans—and a big budget—to make the outdoors more inclusive
The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places
It’s the perfect size to haul around but still packs a big optical punch
When Sanni McCandless started dating legendary climber Alex Honnold, she never expected that millions of people would soon be watching her relationship on screen