It's winter. There's a pandemic. It's not the easiest time to get outside on rock or go to the gym. If you're looking for a way to spend some of your time, consider some of these climbing movies available on popular streaming services. This list will be updated monthly as new films are added and removed.
Note: Each of these services requires its own paid subscription.
Prime Video has the largest selection of climbing movies to stream of the services listed here—by far. The list below is not conclusive. Find even more options by searching "climbing" on Amazon Prime.
41 Climbing Movies on Amazon Prime
Added: Committed (Volume 2), Wampler's Ascent, Vertical Frontier, and The Man Who Skied Down Everest
Removed: Chalk and Chocolate.
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 it if you have a Netflix subscription,
The 2 Climbing Movies on Netflix
If you have a Disney+ subscription so you can stay current on The Mandalorian, be sure to check out Free Solo. It's the only climbing film on the service..
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.
Like Disney+, Hulu only has one climbing film to speak of at the moment. If you already have a Hulu account so that you can watch The Handmaid's Tale, be sure to check out 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.