Free Solo took the award circuit by storm in 2019, eventually winning the Oscar for Best Documentary and also snagging the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards for Best Sports Documentary and Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary for the movie's star, climber Alex Honnold.
In the movie, Honnold attempts to scale El Captain, a massive cliff at Yosemite National Park, in a "free solo" climb, aka, one without the use of any ropes, harnesses, or other protective equipment. And spoiler alert, he eventually does. But knowing that he makes it to the top doesn't take away from the actual nail-biting experience of watching him climb a 7,573-foot rock. It's honestly terrifying! But it makes for a compelling story to watch from the comfort (and elevation) of your own home.
If you missed Free Solo in theaters last year, here's where you can watch the documentary right now:
While Netflix has a lot of documentaries, unfortunately Free Solo is not one of them.
Yes! You can start watching Free Solo right now with your Hulu account. You don't need to buy any additional add-on channels, or subscribe to Hulu's Live TV plan. Hulu accounts start at $5.99 a month.
While Free Solo isn't available free with Amazon Prime Video, you can currently rent the movie from Amazon for $5.99 or purchase it for $14.99. You can also buy it on DVD for $18.99.
Yup! You can rent the movie for $3.99, or buy it for $14.99. No subscription package is required.
Free Solo might be on Disney+! The movie is a National Geographic Film, and Nat Geo falls under the Fox Studios umbrella, which means that the documentary could eventually find its way to Disney's upcoming streaming service. However, the earliest that would happen is in November.