Top Five: Man Vs. Wilderness Movies – ManlyMovie

Top Five: Man Vs. Wilderness Movies

5) As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)


It is time for a run down of one of those manliest of genres, the ‘man vs. wilderness’ setup.  When man is placed one vs. one against mother nature – and often the animals that belong to her.  Starting this list is a 2001 German movie about a soldier taken into Soviet captivity as a POW in 1945, then sentenced to 25 years hard labour, or basically a prolonged death sentence.

Based on a true story, Clemens Forrell escapes from a gulag and makes a desperate attempt to return to Germany over the harshness of the Russian wilderness of Siberia and beyond with only a handful of rations, which soon run out.  The long journey has a long story.  Some doubt its authenticity, but even if there are inaccuracies or exaggerations, it doesn’t remove from the quality of this movie.

To make matters worse, the Soviets are on his ass, he has to outrun them.

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  1. Saverio

    January 29, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Cool topic, Night! ‘The Grey’ is my personal favorite but ‘The Edge’ is a solid flick. Waiting to see what ‘Grizzly’ is like & where it would stand.

  2. Mucho Macho

    January 29, 2015 at 5:48 am

    1) Hell Yes to ” The Edge ” for getting some love. I just posted a few days ago about The Edge on “The Grizzly” story.
    Really good movie. I liked both actors in the movie so much. Hopkind is a braniac & so cerebral that he manages to stay calm in the most awful circumstances. Love the movie.
    Underrated & lil seen unfortunately.
    2) ” The Grey” was great. Don’t know if many people know but there is a brief shot after the end credits.
    Love Neeson..not shitting on him anytime soon. He is carrying the torch, 1 of the very few. He has made some clunkers..but..who hasn’t
    3) Cast Away was very good. Any movie that can make u feel bad that a guy loses his volleyball is a well executed film. They shot the fat scenes first, took a year off & Hank returned looking like a hobo.
    ( any man that likes The Burbs is cool in my book Night..i got it on DVD )

  3. Mucho Macho

    January 29, 2015 at 5:52 am

    It’s not 1 of the greatest movies..but when i was a kid i liked “Lord of the Flies” a lot. Came out in 1990. Based on the classic novel

    • Jacob Phillips

      December 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Me too!

      • Mucho Macho

        December 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm


  4. ChrisWhite

    January 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Come on manly Movie. You can do much better then this sloppy list. Where is Jermiah Johnson? the greatest wilderless movie ever created…

  5. Luke

    December 23, 2016 at 5:12 am

  6. jim

    December 23, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Deliverance (1972)
    Aguirre,Wrath Of God (1972)
    Death Hunt (1981)
    The Revenant (2015)
    Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
    Naked Prey (1967)
    Apocalypto (2006)

  7. Der

    December 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The grey one the edge two Jeremiah Johnson boring as fuck and love Burt but if I wanna see some one being fucked by hill billies I’d go to frenchie the LGBT legends house ons Christmas Day also no southern comfort great manly movie.

    • jim

      December 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Southern Comfort..Forgot that one. Great fucking movie.

  8. Barney Ross

    December 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    The Grey is a masterpiece

  9. Barney Ross

    December 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    This one, you are missing out chap:
    LONG WEEK-END (1978)