Arts and Entertainment

Have you watched these 5 movies on Mount Everest?

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 2, 2015-

The movie ‘Everest’,  based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, was released theatrically on September 18 and a week later in Nepal.

But this is not the first movie about the world's most popular mountain. There have been many. 

We give you a list of five, with  the highest ratings.

Everest, 1998

Forty-five minute long American documentary film “Everest” revolves around mountaineers and difficulties they face during their journey to Mount Everest.  The film is narrated by actor Liam Neeson. The movie also stars Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of mountaineer Tenzing Norgay.

Rotten Tomatoes has given it a rating of 93%. 

The Conquest of Everest, 1953

This British documentary film is about the conquest of Mount Everest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. The film also won a nomination for the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ category in the Oscars.

IMDB has rated it with a score of 7.1/10 and Rotten Tomatoes has given it a rating of 100%.

Blindsight, 2006

This documentary film captures the journey of six blind Tibetan teenagers who take up the journey to Lhakpa Ri, a peak which stands on the north side of Mount Everest. Lucy Walker directorial ‘Blindsight’ won three awards including “Audience Award for Best film Berlin Film Festival Panorama” in the year 2007.

It has a score of 98% in Rotten Tomatoes and 7.4/10 in IMDb. 


Into Thin Air: Death on Everest, 1997

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest is a movie that is based on a book called “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (1997) by Jon Krakauer's. This movie revolves around the 1996 Everest disaster as well.

The film is 1 hour 30 minutes long. IMDB has rated it with a score of 5.7/10.

Everest, 2015

A British adventure and disaster drama “Everest” tells the story of the 1996 Everest Disaster in which 8 people died during their expedition to Everest. The movie was shot in Iceland, Nepal and Italy. While one of the film crews was still shooting the film on April 18 2015, an avalanche struck on Everest claiming the lives of 16 Sherpa guides. However, the crew was safe.

The film stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightly, Emily Watson, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

IMDb has rated it with a score of 7.4/10. 



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Published: 02-10-2015 13:32

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