I'm a big fan of The Man Who Would Be King- great cast, direction, and location.
"Now listen to me you benighted muckers! We are going to teach you soldiering, the world's noblest profession. When we're done with you you'll be able to stand up and slaughter your enemies like civilized men!..Good soldiers don't think! They just obey. Do you suppose if a man thought twice he would give his life for queen and country? Not bloody likely. He wouldn't go near the battlefield. One look at your foolish faces tells me you are going to be crack troops! Oh him there, that fellow with the five and a half hat size has the makings of a bloody hero!"
Caligula: Do you think I'm mad?...Sometimes I think that I'm going mad. Do you — be honest with me — has that thought ever crossed your mind?
Claudius: Never. Never. The idea is preposterous. You set the standard of sanity for the whole world.
Jeremiah Johnson The Revenant The Blair Witch Project Paint Your Wagon
Haven't seen The Revenant yet, and will probably never see The Blair Witch Project, but I really enjoyed and appreciated Jeremiah Johnson, one of the best of it's kind, I think. But I could never bring myself to fall in love with Paint Your Wagon, despite its virtues. Don't know why.
The first movie that came to mind was "River of No Return", then- "Westward the Women" "King Solomon's Mines" "Legend of the Lost" "Last of the Mohicans" "The Thing from Another World" "The African Queen"
Wilderness of any kind - desert, mountains, prairie, woodlands, the sea. It doesn't mean there can't be a few scenes in a town or village, but it should primarily take place in the wilderness, or a home in the wilderness. I'll start with these:
The Wind (1928) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Dersu Uzala (1975) Walkabout (1971) Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Adventures Of The Wilderness Family(1975) and several sequels, great scenery from Western Canada
I have to agree with the Wilderness Family and it's two sequels. Great family films that I treasure. I grew up with those films. Robert Logan was a great actor that didn't really have a lot of credits to his name. Another film of his set in the wilderness was "Shipwrecked" or "The Sea Gypsies". Another family friendly movie about a family shipwrecked off the coast of Alaska with a castaway. They endure setting up a shelter, hunting for food, fending off bears and a killer whale and discovering a mysterious cabin. I often wonder if the crashed plane they find was owned by the builder of the cabin. I watched that film so many times. I have it on VHS as it is unfortunately not on DVD or even laserdisc.
both great family films, although Golden Sky is is pretty corny. It stars John Carpenter staple, George Buck Flower. Flower co-produced and co-wrote it. I stumbled across it at my library, and then ordered it on DVD.
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste the afterlife
black robe (1991) atanarjuat (2001) the savage innocents (1960) the bear (1988) the last of the mohicans (1992) northwest passage (1940) runaway train (1985) the revenant (2015) jeremiah johnson (1972) the grey (2011)