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The 5 Best Outdoor Films on Disney+

We found the best outdoor documentaries to watch on Disney+. Sign up and start streaming now.

You’ve heard Disney+ is great for kids, but did you know it has a bunch of great content for adults? That’s right, from action-packed films to feel-good documentaries, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, you can easily sign up and start watching now.

We’ve rounded up five of our favorites, so get ready to be inspired by these adventurous and outdoorsy documentaries.

Free Solo

Climbing nuts will love this movie — and so will everyone else. This Oscar-winning documentary is beautifully shot and completely spellbinding. Your palms will sweat as you watch elite climber Alex Honnold prepare for his lifelong dream — climbing the 3,200-foot El Capitan without a rope. Watch now on Disney+.

Wild Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a stunning and unique paradise. It’s also a wild — and sometimes brutal — place for the animals that call it home. Filmed in both summer and winter, this documentary series offers amazing close-range footage of Yellowstone wildlife. Watch “Wild Yellowstone” now on Disney+.


Running a marathon in less than 2 hours is impossible. Or is it? Come along as three of the most elite runners set out to break the 2-hour marathon barrier. More than just a running film, “Breaking2” shows the heart, dedication, and sacrifice it takes to make history. Watch now on Disney+.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

The premise is simple: Survivalist Bear Grylls takes celebrities on heart-pumping adventures. From rappelling with Brie Larson in the Pearl Islands to challenging Channing Tatum in the mountains of Norway, each episode is filled with gorgeous scenery and hair-raising adventures.

If nothing else, you have to watch Episode 8, featuring none other than Alex Honnold. The seemingly fearless climber is clearly unnerved when it comes time to jump from a plane. Watch now on Disney+.


Pulling from hundreds of hours of previously unseen footage, this documentary chronicles the life of renowned scientist Jane Goodall. Watching a young Goodall establish a mutual relationship with wild chimpanzees is truly mesmerizing. Watch now on Disney+.

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Mallory Paige

Gear Editor Mallory Paige credits a childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains for her love of the outdoors. She recently spent a memorable year motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog!) and is now enjoying introducing her baby girl to all manner of adventure.