Genre Grandeur July Finale – TOP 10: Best “Movies of the Outdoors” – Joel Watches Movies

For this month’s final review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the Outdoors here’s Joel’s TOP 10: Best “Movies of the Outdoors”:

In case you missed any of the review, here’s a recap:

  1. Long Weekend (1978) – David
  2. Deliverance (1972) – Quiggy
  3. Arctic (2019) – Paul
  4. In the Earth (2021) – Aaron
  5. Walkabout (1971) – David
  6. The Lion (1962) – Sally
  7. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) – Joel
  8. Blackthorn (2011) – Paul
  9. Wilderness (2006) – Darren
  10. Meek’s Cutoff (2010) – Joel
  11. The River of No Return (1954) – Emily
  12. Unbranded (2015) – David
  13. The Outdoor Story (2021) – Aaron
  14. The Road (2009) – Paul
  15. The Lightouse (2019) – Joel
  16. First Cow (2019) – Aaron
  17. The Naked Prey (1965) – David
  18. Cliffhanger (1993) – Joel
  19. It Comes At Night (2017) – Paul
  20. Once Upon A Time in The West (1968) – Rob
  21. A Bug’s Life (1998) – Joel
  22. Gaia (2021) – Aaron
  23. Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) – Rob
  24. TOP 10: Best Movies of the Outdoors – Joel

In addition, I watched and reviewed 6 movies for my companion series Genre Guesstimation.  Unfortunately, only one of them will now be considered among my favorites of the genre.

  1. Australia (2008)
  2. *The Man From Laramie (1955)
  3. A Man Called Horse (1970)
  4. First Cow (2019)
  5. Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
  6. Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Thanks again to Joel of Joel Watches Movies for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies).

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jess!

Let’s see what Joel thought of this movie:


TOP 10: Best “Movies of the Outdoors”

With summer upon us, and summer being a season that many people love to spend outside as much as they can, I thought it would be fun to do a new top 10 list of movies set primarily outside and where nature figures significantly into their plot or themes. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Honourable Mentions: Jurassic Park (1993); Midsommar (2019)
Standout nature moments: Ice sliding, watermelon football, “Mmm, piiiinecones!!”
Standout nature moments: God’s thumb, a lake turned desert, the glorious rain
Standout nature moments: Tree people, flowers everywhere, “it’s not destroying, it’s making something new”
Standout nature moments: Zoo on a boat, carnivorous island, ocean light show
Standout nature moments: Water, water, more water
Standout nature moments: The jellyfish swim, the EAC, Dory speaking whale
Standout nature moments: March of the Ents, rain at Helm’s Deep, rock climbing with Gollum
Standout nature moments: Sand, sand, more sand
Standout nature moments: Bob Balaban’s informative narration, kids on the run in the woods, the big storm
Standout nature moments: Bear attack, bear nap, catching snowflakes

Let me Know what you think!!

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