New movies, collection and documentaries Adventurers will adore it
Looking for streaming inspiration? After all, you can only see Into the Wild and Free Solo that often. If you love the outdoors, you’re in luck: there are a number of great new programs landing on popular streaming services. Including a bit of surfing magic, an unforgettable look at the world of whales with Nat Geo and a deep insight into American ski culture with one of his patriarchs, Warren Miller. Can’t you crush powder now? No problem. Stream it. These are currently the best films, series and documentaries.
New films, series and documentaries Adventurers will love it
1. Deep Ocean Expedition at Discovery +
Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking series about explorer Victor Vescovo and the record breaking mission of his Five Deeps Expedition team. Follow the scientists and professionals of underwater ships on exciting journeys into the deepest depths of the five oceans. On April 1st, indulge your inner submarine junkie as Vescovo and his crew conduct groundbreaking (oceanic?) Research on the effects of underwater seismic activity and source novel biological material for use in the medical community , and much more.
2. Tokyo moves up to Hulu
Immerse yourself in the world of professional surfer John John Florence and compete against Kelly Slater. They’re battling to make their surfing debut at the 2020 Olympics, now happening this summer. Full of action and reflection, it’s definitely an engaging sports documentary that you won’t want to miss. Watch the trailer here.
3. First to the world leaders at Discovery +
New to the streamer on April 8th, this documentary tells the true story of four common old guys from Minnesota who joined a French-Canadian connoisseur in 1968 to snowmobile a 500-mile hike across the polar ice cap to the North Pole Companies. If you watch the Minnesota Cronies experience, you will be amazed at their resilience and strength. Amazingly, they face moving sea ice, sub-zero blizzards, snow blindness, polar bears, and much more. Did we mention that these men also debunked Robert Peary’s 1909 claim of being the first man to reach the North Pole?
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4. Nomadland on Hulu
You don’t have to be in your 20s to have an epic trip by van. This Golden Globe winner, which premiered in Hulu and theaters last month, tells the story of Fern (Frances McDormand), a woman in her sixties who travels the American west in her van after doing her job in one Gypsum factory in Nevada lost. Buckle up for a damn good story. Watch the trailer here.
5. Swimming at Discovery +
On April 15, you’ll be taped to the edge of your seat as you watch long-distance swimmer Benoît Lecomte – the first man to swim across the Atlantic in 1998 – embark on a significant 5,000-mile swim across the Pacific to see the Raise awareness of the state of our oceans after the devastating pollution. A six-month trip from Japan to San Francisco without leaving the couch? Talk about a recovery day movie for the books.
6. Hunter Hunter on Hulu
This 2020 IFC film, which captures a family of fur trappers, takes you to The Last Frontier on Hulu on March 19. The drama heats up when Father Joseph goes out to find a wolf believed to hunt their traps. As the days go by and Joe does not return, a man named Lou, who has been mistreated by a mysterious predator, shows up in her cabin. It’s absolutely exciting. Watch the trailer here.
7. Proxima on Hulu
Are you about to say goodbye to planet earth? Teleport into the shoes of an astronaut training session to go to Mars in this 2019 film that debuted in Hulu on March 7th. Sarah, the astronaut, leaves her daughter and ex-husband for training. This French film, starring Eva Green and Matt Dillon, is sure to stay with you long after the credits roll. Watch the trailer here.
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Secrets of the whales
8. Secrets of the Whales on Disney +
If you still fondly remember the whale watching on that tiny boat in Cabo, then this new documentary series is for you. Learn about these fascinating marine mammals from Oscar-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver Steer. The producers shot orcas, humpback whales, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales for three years. Because of this, it’s a series that will help us understand these creatures like never before. If you start streaming on Disney + from Earth Day, you might find yourself experiencing all four captivating episodes in one session. Watch the trailer here.
9. Sea piracy on Netflix
If you consider the ocean to be your second home, this engaging documentary should be your watch. It illuminates the dark underworld of commercial fishing. When you join Netflix on March 24th, Seaspiracy will no doubt change the way you look at protecting the oceans and bring home the importance of protecting the earth’s natural resources. Watch the trailer here.
10. Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story of Discovery +
Thanks to the launch of Discovery + in January 2021, we can now stream this great documentary for 2019. It focuses on the fascinating life of famous filmmaker Warren Miller and his adventures in the United States. From the 1950s onwards, he was the grandfather of action sports videos. He died in 2018, but he will certainly be remembered for a long time for paving the way for the modern American ski industry. When you’ve completed this impressive document, you’ll feel even more excited about your next foray on the slopes. Watch the trailer here.
11. Joe Holder teaches fitness and wellness basics in MasterClass
Joe Holder is a certified personal trainer, Nike master trainer and founder of the Ocho system. He shows you how you can improve your health and fitness holistically – important for every adventurer. This is MasterClass’s first series on holistic fitness and wellness, first shown last month. Whether you want to gain muscle gains or want to restart your mindset, this series of informative lessons has something for you.
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