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We’d all rather go out and live outdoors than watch someone else do it, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration every now and then.

With streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, a virtual stoke is just a click away. Here are eight of our favorites in random order – some of the best outdoor documentaries streamed on Netflix right now. (This article was last updated on January 18, 2021.)

It’s worth noting that Netflix has a leaner selection of outdoor documentaries these days. If you have Amazon Prime be sure to check this out our list of the best documentaries on Amazon.

The best outdoor documentaries on Amazon

The best outdoor documentaries on Amazon

Are you looking for a Prime Video for the movie night? We scoured Amazon Prime for the best documentaries for the outdoor enthusiast. These films are entertaining and inspiring, from hiking long miles to surviving on the mountain. Continue reading…

Climbing nuts will love this film. And everyone else too. It records Tommy Caldwell’s obsessive quest for a successful climb up the Twilight Wall of El Capitan. This movie will frighten you with every fall and cheer you with every chalky success.

And while much of the film is focused on Caldwell, you’ll quickly become a superfan of his climbing partner and friend, Kevin Jorgeson.

With ultrasound sensitive cameras we can observe the nocturnal behavior of wild animals like never before. Filmed on mainstays of wildlife films such as the African savannah and the jungle canopy, “Night on Earth” reveals unexpected nighttime activities and views that will amaze you. It’s amazing what happens when the sun goes down!

With a length of only 27 minutes, you can easily pinch these. Get inspiration as war veterans find new meaning and passion in the waves.

This doc starts quite harmlessly with a Colorado cyclist determined to win a race. What unfolds is a shocking and fascinating story about Olympic doping and Putin’s most wanted whistleblower. No wonder this won an Oscar for best documentary.

If you’re stuck at home dreaming of the day you can hit the streets and travel, Expedition Happiness is a good getaway. Join a young German couple as they build a school bus and explore North America. Then you can plan your next road trip!

From the tallest mountains to the desert extremes, this series explores the beauty and wonder of our natural world. Each episode is roughly 50 minutes long and contains some really amazing footage.

This film offers beautiful shots of tall, steep, snow-covered lines, huge waves and gnarled terrain and is inspired. Athletes from all over the world perform some of the most extreme feats of the outdoor adventure.

Originally released in IMAX theaters, this documentary features some truly breathtaking shots of America’s natural wonders. Come with me as a trio of adventurers revisit the camping trip that inspired the creation of the national park system.

It’s a pleasant mix of history and beautiful wild places.

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The best outdoor documentaries on Amazon

The best outdoor documentaries on Amazon

Are you looking for a Prime Video for the movie night? We scoured Amazon Prime for the best documentaries for the outdoor enthusiast. These films are entertaining and inspiring, from hiking long miles to surviving on the mountain. Continue reading…

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