Movies like The Dawn Wall 2017

In the middle of Yosemite National Park towers El Capitan, a huge block of granite whose smoothest side, the Dawn Wall, is said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. Tommy Caldwell didn’t see inhospitable terrain, but rather a puzzle almost a kilometer tall. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the summit.

If you already watched and love The Dawn Wall, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Dawn Wall.

1 Fyre 2019

He promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches. How one man engineered a music festival disaster.

Genres:

Documentary, TV Movie

Director:

Chris Smith

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 Apollo 11 2019

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Genres:

Documentary, History

Country:

United States of America
8.2

3 Knock Down The House 2019

In 2018, a young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri join a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Without political experience or corporate money, these four women are attempting to do what many consider impossible.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Rachel Lears

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Fahrenheit 11/9 2018

Michael Moore's provocative documentary explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the fuck did we get here, and how the fuck do we get out?

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Michael Moore

Writer:

Michael Moore

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 Free Solo 2018

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

United States of America
8.2

6 Leaving Neverland 2019

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

Germany

7 The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley 2019

With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Alex Gibney

Writer:

Alex Gibney

Country:

United States of America
7.1

8 Tell Me Who I Am 2019

In this documentary, Alex trusts his twin, Marcus, to tell him about his past after he loses his memory. But Marcus is hiding a dark family secret.

Genres:

Documentary, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ed Perkins

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

9 Last Breath 2019

A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with only five minutes of oxygen supply, but with no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archival footage, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.

Genre:

Documentary

Writer:

Alex Parkinson

Country:

United Kingdom
7.7

10 22 July 2018

In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

Genres:

Drama, History, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass, Åsne Seierstad (based upon the book "One of Us" by)

Countries:

United States of America, Iceland, Norway
6.7

11 Before The Flood 2016

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

Genres:

Documentary, TV Movie

Director:

Fisher Stevens

Writer:

Mark Monroe

Country:

United States of America
8.3

12 Mountain 2017

An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Scott Waugh

Writers:

Madison Turner, Eric LeMarque (book) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

13 Jane 2017

Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Brett Morgen

Writers:

Brett Morgen, Jane Goodall (based on the writings of)

Countries:

Tanzania, United States of America
7.8

14 The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young 2014

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 physical and mental endurance in this documentary that contemplates the value of pain.

Genres:

Documentary, History

Star:

Lazarus Lake

Country:

United States of America
7.8

15 Valley Uprising 2014

In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying amongst each other for supremacy on Yosemite's cliffs. "Valley Uprising" is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite National Park: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity -- and the laws of the land.

Genres:

Adventure, Documentary

Country:

United States of America
8.2

16 Under An Arctic Sky 2017

Six fearless surfers travel to the north coast of Iceland to ride waves unlike anything they've ever experienced, captured with high-tech cameras.

Genres:

Adventure, Documentary

Director:

Chris Burkard
7

17 Meru 2015

Meru is the electrifying story of three elite American climbers—Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk—bent on achieving the impossible.

Genres:

Adventure, Documentary

Country:

United States of America
7.7

18 Senna 2010

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Asif Kapadia

Writer:

Manish Pandey

Country:

United Kingdom
8.5

19 They Shall Not Grow Old 2018

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Genres:

Documentary, History, War

Director:

Peter Jackson

Countries:

New Zealand, United Kingdom
8.3

20 Dominion 2018

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Chris Delforce

Writer:

Chris Delforce

Country:

Australia
9.1

21 The Great Hack 2019

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

United States of America
7

22 The Farthest 2017

The captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity's greatest achievements in exploration: NASA's Voyager mission.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Emer Reynolds

Writer:

Emer Reynolds

Countries:

Germany, United States of America, Ireland, United Kingdom
8.1

23 Chasing Coral 2017

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Jeff Orlowski

Country:

United States of America
8.1

24 The Game Changers 2018

From the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas and the anthropology lab at Dartmouth, to a strongman gym in Berlin and the bushlands of Zimbabwe, the world is introduced to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes—each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.

Genre:

Documentary

Director:

Louie Psihoyos

Writers:

Shannon Kornelsen (Co-writer), Mark Monroe | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.9