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13 exciting and very beautiful nature films
13 exciting and very beautiful nature films

Stories of survival in the wild, searches for rare birds and butterflies, and incredible friendship between humans and predators.

13 exciting and very beautiful nature films
13 exciting and very beautiful nature films

13. Big year

  • USA, Canada, 2011.
  • Drama, adventure, comedy.
  • Duration: 103 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 2.
Films about nature: "Big Year"
Films about nature: "Big Year"

It would seem, what could an aging head of a large corporation, a roofing contractor with marital problems, and a lonely programmer have in common? This trinity is included in the "Big Year" - a long competition, during which the heroes must find as many rare birds as possible. An unusual competition changes the lives of everyone.

Surprisingly, such a competition does exist, and the characters have real prototypes. Moreover, during the search, the participants do not need to provide any evidence, the only question is the honor and aspirations of nature lovers themselves.

12. Beach

  • USA, UK, 2000.
  • Adventure, drama, melodrama.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

A young American travels to Thailand in search of adventure. A card falls into his hands, which will lead the hero to a beautiful island. A commune lives there on terms of general equality. Richard goes in search of a heavenly place, but soon becomes disillusioned with the utopian way of life.

The film was based on the novel by Alex Garland. The author did not specify exactly where the main events take place. And director Danny Boyle chose the incredibly beautiful bay and beach of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Lei for filming. And even those who do not seem to be too close to the plot of the film will enjoy the incredible nature in the frame.

11. Jungle

  • Australia, Columbia, UK, 2017.
  • Drama, adventure, thriller.
  • Duration: 115 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

Former Israeli soldier Yossi Ginsberg sets out with his friends on a journey through the Amazon jungle. After a series of failures, the hero is left completely alone, not knowing how to get out of dangerous terrain. He has to survive in the wild, looking for food and fighting off predators.

The plot of the picture is based on the real story of Yossi Ginsberg, who miraculously escaped, being lost in the jungle. It is interesting that the authors of the picture did not go to the Amazon for filming, but to Colombia and Australia. According to them, the forests there look even more impressive than on the site of real events.

10. Call of the ancestors

  • Canada, USA, 2020.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 100 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 8.
Films about nature: "Call of the Wild"
Films about nature: "Call of the Wild"

The owner of the playful dog Beck kicks him out into the street for bad behavior. Shortly thereafter, the animal is kidnapped by traders and transported to Alaska, which is in the grip of the "gold rush". There Beck becomes the assistant and best friend of the prospector John Thornton.

The adaptation of the famous novel by Jack London delights with the breathtaking snow-covered landscapes of Alaska. And it is not immediately possible to guess that a significant part of them are computer effects.

9. Wild

  • USA, 2014.
  • Biography, drama.
  • Duration: 115 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 1.

After a string of failures, Cheryl Straid is trying to cope with depression and take control of her life. She decides to walk the 1,770 kilometers of the Pacific Trail alone. But Cheryl has never gone on hikes and knows nothing about preparing for them.

Director Jean-Marc Vallee (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and Reese Witherspoon, who played the main role, tried to convey the feelings of the main character as realistically as possible. That is why a significant part of the picture was filmed in real locations. This allows the viewer to experience the journey with Cheryl.

8. Butterfly

  • France, 2002.
  • Drama, comedy, adventure.
  • Duration: 85 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 2.
Films about nature: "Butterfly"
Films about nature: "Butterfly"

Elderly recluse Julien collects butterflies. A single mother with her daughter Elsa moves into the apartment opposite. It so happens that a grumpy old man and an eight-year-old girl go in search of a rare butterfly in the mountains.

The kind French film combines the story of friendship of two completely different people with amazingly beautiful nature shots: Julien and Elsa make their way through the forests, climb mountains. And the sincere delight of the young heroine only adds emotion to what is happening.

7. Kon-Tiki

  • Norway, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, 2012.
  • Historical, Adventure, Drama.
  • Duration: 109 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 2.

In 1947, the Norwegian traveler Thor Heyerdahl set out to prove that South American Indians could cross the Pacific Ocean. He built a raft, calling it "Kon-Tiki", and set sail on it.

Of course, this picture does not compare with the documentary "Kon-Tiki", which Heyerdahl himself shot during the trip. But on the other hand, the artistic version showed incredible seascapes. Some of them were filmed off the Maldives.

6. The incredible life of Walter Mitty

  • USA, 2013.
  • Adventure, comedy, drama.
  • Duration: 114 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 3.
Feature Films about Nature: The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty
Feature Films about Nature: The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty, an artworker at Life magazine, is in a rut. But one day he finds out that one photo is not enough for the release of the last printed issue. The only way to get it is to go on a long journey.

Ben Stiller's directing project, in which the actor himself starred, shows that even the typical city dweller sometimes needs to escape from everyday life. Traveling the world, Walter Mitty not only sees beautiful places, but also learns a lot about himself. A large part of the film was filmed in Iceland, where the film crew spent about three months.

5. Whale rider

  • New Zealand, Germany, 2002.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 101 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

According to the traditions of the New Zealand tribe of Wangara, only a man who masters the martial arts and then saddles a whale can become a leader. But the aged leader Koro has no heirs, but he has a brave granddaughter Pai, ready for any trials.

This painting will introduce the viewer to the unusual traditions of the indigenous population of New Zealand. And at the same time, it will allow you to admire the incredibly beautiful nature of this country.

4. The hunt for savages

  • New Zealand, 2016.
  • Drama, comedy, adventure.
  • Duration: 101 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 9.

Bully Ricky Baker does not get along with foster families. The guardianship service takes him to the countryside and lodges with the friendly middle-aged Bella and her withdrawn, grumpy husband Gek. After the death of his adoptive mother, Ricky must be taken away again. Then the teenager runs into the forest, and Huck goes after him.

Another New Zealand film. This time from the famous Taiki Waititi ("Real Ghouls", "Jojo Rabbit"). This director is from New Zealand and loves to show such stunning locations as the North Island and the Waitaker Ranges.

3. Life of Pi

  • USA, 2012.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 127 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 9.
Films about nature: "Life of Pi"
Films about nature: "Life of Pi"

The family of the Indian boy Pi, who owns the zoo, is forced to emigrate to Canada. On the way, the ship gets into a violent storm, as a result of which only a young man and a Bengal tiger survive.

The incredibly beautiful picture was filmed in India and Taiwan. Although, of course, they worked on the sea scenes in a specially equipped pool. Life of Pi has received 11 Academy Award nominations and 4 awards.

2. Survivor

  • USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 2015.
  • Adventure, action, biography.
  • Duration: 156 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 0.

The hunter Hugh Glass is attacked by a bear and seriously wounds him. Comrades leave the hero to die alone. But the will to live forces Glass to fight the forces of nature and wild animals.

Director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu always tries to shoot as realistically as possible. Therefore, in "The Survivor" the actors really had to spend a lot of time in the woods and even climb into the cold water. Snow-covered views of the Wild West were captured in Canada without computer graphics. Even the avalanche shown in the film is real.

1. Into the wild

  • USA, 2007.
  • Drama, adventure, biography.
  • Duration: 148 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 1.

Honors student Chris McCandless, after graduation, throws all his property, donates money to a charitable foundation and sets off on a journey through wild places, meeting various unusual people along the way.

The film is based on real events from the life of the traveler Chris McCandless. Moreover, the authors of the picture really followed the places that the protagonist of the story visited. They had to travel to Alaska four times to capture all the seasons.

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