7 Movies Based on The Himalayas

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K2 (1991)

Franc Roddam directed this adventure film loosely based on the first successful American summit of K2. The film starred Michael Biehn and Matt Craven.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Jean-Jacques Annaud directed this film about Austrian explorer and World War II PoW Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) who, early on in the film, wishes to scale Nanga Parbat.

Vertical Limit (2000)

Martin Campbell directed this survival film set on K2, the highest peak in Pakistan. The cast comprised the likes of Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney Scott Glenn, Izabella Scorupco and Temuera Morrison.

Nanga Parbat (2010)

Joseph Vilsmaier's film narrates the story of the Messner brothers' expedition to Nanga Parbat, during the course of which Günther, the younger brother, died. The film follows older brother Reinhold's version of events.

Everest (2015)

The Baltasar Kormákur-helmed multi-starrer recounted the disastrous climbing summer of 1996 atop Everest, in which multiple climbers died or were maimed.

The Himalayas (2015)

Lee Seok-hoon directed this film based on the experiences of mountaineer Um Hong-gil (Hwang Jung-min), depicting his successes and defeats and relationships.

Poorna (2017)

Rahul Bose directed and co-starred in this film about teenager Poorna Malavath (Aditi Inamdar) who, in 2014, became the youngest girl to scale Mount Everest.

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