If scaling heights isn’t on your list of activities, then the new action film Fall from writer-director Scott Mann, which hits theatres on Friday, August 12th, might not be for you. However, if you are addicted to adrenaline and get higher as you get higher, then this most suspenseful movies might be for you. Look them up below.
1. Cat’s Eye: “The Ledge” (1985)
Director- Lewis Teague
Tennis instructor Johnny Norris is a playboy who is having an affair with the wife of a dishonest and vicious tycoon named Cressner. He is a pilot with a drinking problem, Robert Hays from Airplane! Cressner has his men bring Johnny to his penthouse suite at the top of a 300-story building. That’s when he learns about the affair. He informs Johnny he can have his wife if he manages to walk the 5-inch ledge of the building’s outside and complete the entire perimeter. Cressner will have Johnny arrested for narcotics found in his car if he refuses because they were planted there. The trek around the building is agreed to by Johnny, and what happens next is pure dread, agony, and confusion.
2. Vertigo (1958)
Director- Alfred Hitchcock
As strange as it may sound, former police investigator John “Scottie” Ferguson develops a severe. It’s almost illogical fear of falling anytime he looks down from a high point or simply rises more than a few centimetres above the earth. The moment Gavin Elster, a shipowner tycoon and an old friend from college, asks Scottie for assistance in shedding light on Madeleine. His cold, distant wife, Scottie, who has all the time in the world to enjoy his early retirement. He reluctantly returns to the fray. A dangerous attraction that is on the verge of obsession starts to emerge. Though, as the curious friend increasingly monitors Madeleine’s every step without her knowledge.
3. The Walk (2015)
Director- Robert Zemeckis
Philippe Petit has fantasies as a child of thrilling audiences by pulling off incredible feats. Joseph Gordon-(adolescent) Levitt’s lifelong dream of being a high-wire artist who walks precariously close to death is realised as an adult. The French daredevil plans to traverse a tightrope tied to the World Trade Center’s north and south towers with the help of mentor Papa Rudy. Against all odds, Petit undertakes the seemingly unachievable stunt on August 7, 1974, with assistance from his team.
4. Vertical Limit (2000)
Director- Martin Campbell
Young climber Peter Garrett must undertake a perilous and spectacular rescue effort up K2. The second-highest peak in the world, in this adrenaline-pumping story. Peter risks his life in a race against time to save his sister Annie and her summit team. While facing his own limitations and the incredible power of nature’s unpredictable elements. The squad is stranded in an icy grave at a height of 26,000 feet. It is over the human body’s maximum vertical endurance and a death zone. In order to save her, Peter enlists the aid of a group of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountaineer Montgomery Wick. He will accompany him as they face the terrifying might of the world’s most dreaded peak.
5. Cliffhanger (1993)
Director- Renny Harlin
Gabriel Walker, a highly skilled mountain climber, is devastated by the sudden and merciless death of a close friend and, more importantly, finds it difficult to forgive himself for the horrifying tragedy that caused his loss. Eight months after the horrific event, Gabe is still considering giving up. However, a desperate distress call from a team of trapped climbers will persuade him to do so, even though he doesn’t know that a group of merciless crooks is responsible for the phoney request for assistance. The dangerous outlaws, armed to the teeth and outfitted with cutting-edge tracking technology, are in need of Walker’s assistance to locate three scattered bags containing millions of dollars somewhere in the huge and snow-covered mountaintop. Cliffhanger movie is one of the most suspenseful movies if you scared of heights.
6. Free Solo (2018)
Director(s)- Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Free Solo is about a man named Alex Honnold who lives in a van and eats largely cans of beans that have been reheated on a hot plate. He is a man of tremendous focus, obsessional drive, and extreme frugality. Honnold doesn’t speak much and has a tendency to be direct when he does, which is in keeping with his spartan lifestyle. Honnold, however, is very different from what he could seem to be. He’s an extreme thrill-seeker who loves to climb rocks alone without the use of ropes, harnesses, or any other safety equipment. This is known as “free soloing,” which entails scaling precipitous cliffs without any of these safety precautions.
7. The Ledge (2022)
Director- Howard J. Ford
A two-friend rock climbing trip turns into a horrific nightmare. Kelly becomes the next target of a close-knit gang of pals who will do whatever it takes to erase the evidence and anyone standing in their path when she witnesses her best friend’s murder on camera. She starts a perilous trek up a mountain cliff out of desperation for protection, but when she is stranded with the killers only 20 feet away, her survival skills are put to the test.