The Best Climbing Movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and More


The responsible thing to do now is to stay inside. Climbing gyms are closed (most things are closed), and it's not a good idea to climb outside either. Most of us have a lot of free time right now. While hangboarding, core work, and wondering if it would be rude to your postal worker to order heavy dumbbells can fill some of that time, there are a lot of hours in the day. If you're looking for a way to spend some of your time, consider some of these climbing movies available on popular streaming services.

Note: Each of these services requires its own paid subscription.

Amazon Prime

Due to high order volume, Amazon is no longer delivering toilet paper to Prime members within two days. Luckily, your Prime membership can still provide value during this difficult time. Prime Video has a large selection of climbing movies to stream. View our picks below, and find even more options by searching for "climbing" on Prime Video.


Netflix, unfortunately, doesn't have many climbing movies right now. They do have The Dawn Wall, though. The Dawn Wall is great. You should definitely watch that if you have a Netflix subscription,


Like Netflix, Hulu's climbing options are limited, but they have Free Solo! [Update: And now Fine Lines as well.]

Free Solo


Description: Free solo climber Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.

Editor's note: We're going to assume that we don't need to tell you anything about Free Solo. You already know. If you haven't had the opportunity to see the film yet, it's well worth a watch. Read our think piece about it after you're done.

Watch Free Solo on Hulu.

Fine Lines


Description: It’s not about adrenaline or thrill seeking. There is something far deeper that drives the world’s most elite group of mountain adventurers to take life threatening risks. For nearly three years, director Dina Khreino interviewed these world-class athletes, listening to what compels them to leave behind families, friends, and everyday comforts, to risk everything for a fleeting glimpse into the unknown.

Editor's note: While Fine Lines does not contain new climbing footage, it's an interesting look into the philosophies of some of the top names in our sport.

Watch Fine Lines on Hulu

Film Festival Flix

Film Festival Flix's Vertical Life Channel exclusively offers climbing films to stream. Climbing's Summit members receive a year of access to Vertical Life, as well as a subscription to Climbing Magazine (both in print and online), exclusive articles, livestreams, podcasts, and more. Learn more and sign up here.