5. Hollywood Adventure Movies – Everest (2015)
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Actors: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal
The film is based on real events. Baltasar Kormákur directed the film, about the disastrous 1996 expedition to climb Mount Everest, which was scripted by Simon Beaufoy and Mark Medoff. On the morning of May 10, 1996, mountaineers from two expeditions, including Rob Hall (Jason Clarke), who popularized Everest trade missions, heads Adventure Consultants; Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) is the chief guide of his rival, Mountain Madness. Rob’s clients include Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin), an experienced climber; Doug Hansen (John Hawkes), a former letter carrier chasing his dream; rock climbing veteran Yasuko Namba (Naoko Mori), who hopes to complete her final ascent of the Seven Summits; and Outside magazine reporter Jon Krakauer (Michael Kelly) began their final ascent to the top of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a severe storm hits the mountain, engulfing adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, teams must endure high winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible obstacles.
6. Hollywood Adventure Films – The Revenant (2015)
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter
This gritty film is based on the book The ghost by Michael Punke. Forester guide Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) guides Captain Andrew Henry (Domhnall Gleeson) trappers through hostile territory. While he and his half-son Pawnee, Hawk (Forrest Goodluck), hunt, the company camp is attacked by an Arikara war group who seek to retrieve the kidnapped daughter of their leader, Powaqa. Many trappers are killed in the fight Guided by Glass, the survivors walk to Fort Kiowa. Glass suffers fatal injuries from a brutal bear attack. When trapper John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) wants to kill him, he is interrupted by Hawk. Hawk is then killed by Fitzgerald, who believes Glass is also deceased. But Glass is not dead and swears revenge. He somehow survives and using all of his hunting and tracking skills, reaches the fort where Fitzgerald is hiding for revenge.
7. Hollywood Adventure Films – The Lost City of Z (2017)
Director: James Gray
Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDiarmid, Franco Nero
It is based on the 2009 book of the same name by David Grann and describes actual events surrounding British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who was sent to Brazil and made several attempts to find a supposed ancient lost city in Amazonia. He uncovers evidence of a previously unknown advanced civilization that may once have inhabited the region. Though he is ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous people as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case. He was later reported missing and presumed dead. However, his wife believes he lives with the Amazon tribes and swears to follow him.