Best Adventure Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Adventure Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: epic, atmospheric, visually appealing, cult film, exciting and entertaining. Plot: storytelling, adventure, chase, destiny, beautiful scenery, mentor, dialogue, rescue, escapades and redemption. Genre: Adventure, Action and Fantasy. Country: USA, New Zealand and UK.
Best Adventure Movies
Best Adventure Movies
TOP Movies: Prometheus (2012), Ready Player One (2018), The Revenant (2015), Toy Story 3 (2010), Ratatouille (2007), Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), WALL·E (2008), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Jurassic World (2015), Gladiator (2000), Into the Wild (2007), Warcraft (2016), Finding Nemo (2003), The Lion King (1994), Jurassic Park (1993), Up (2009), Life of Pi (2012), Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

List of Best Movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: sword fight, friendship, good versus evil, courage, magical, adventure, army, magic, wizards, sword and sorcery, monster, ancient ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
Is relevant ?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, funny, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, boys' night ...
Plot: pirate, sword fight, adventure, fantasy world, ship, swashbuckler, disney, sailboat, beast, supernatural, twists and turns, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, epic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, holy grail, father son relationship, map, artifact, adventurer, treasure, courage, escapades, husky dog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1938, 1910s
Place: germany, israel, egypt, venice, san francisco ...
Is relevant ?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, breathtaking, captivating, scenic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, sword fight, fantasy world, adventure, ancient, wizards, creature, sword and sorcery, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, magical, elf ...
Time: future, 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, scenic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: sword fight, friendship, sword and sorcery, adventure, good versus evil, fantasy world, mythology, monster, magic, river, journey, medieval ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: sword fight, wizards, friendship, magic, adventure, magical, fantasy world, good versus evil, elf, mission, sword and sorcery, creature ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 7.0
 611K
Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, space travel, distant planet, androids, space and aliens, spacecraft, mysterious planet, monster, journey, alien encounter, expedition ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, colourful, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night, boys' night ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, ship, sword fight, treasure, disney, british empire, fantasy world, pirate captain, pirate ship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, treasure, archaeology, adventurer, chase, alien, jungle, artifact, desert, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957
Place: peru, mexico city, latin america, south america, usa ...
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: battles, dragon, good versus evil, fantasy world, sword fight, imaginary kingdom, wizards, sword and sorcery, elf, adventurer, knight, heroes ...
Time: future, 2010s
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Ready Player One (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: virtual reality, video game, cyberpunk, virtuality, love, teenage hero, teenage boy, quest, teamwork, adventure, friendship, race against time ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 802K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 834K
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, sad, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: toys, adventure, friendship, friends, escape, toy comes to life, family, objects come to life, anthropomorphism, college, dog, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, breathtaking, heroic, exciting, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, sword fight, adventure, warrior, imaginary kingdom, magical, elf, wizards, adventurer ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 734K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, inspirational, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: food, chef, rat, friendship, cooking, animals, disney, follow your dream, cooking and food, unlikely friendships, friends, talented ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Spencer returns to the world of Jumanji, prompting his friends, his grandfather and his grandfather’s friend to enter a different and more dangerous version to save him.
Style: funny, breathtaking, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: jungle, adventure, teamwork, adventurer, rescue, virtuality, body swapping, magic, mission, female martial artist, friendship, teenager ...
Time: year 2019, 2010s
Place: new hampshire
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 1.1M
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, futuristic, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: robot, loneliness, distopia, post apocalypse, space travel, ecology, love, adventure, society, happy ending, ecological disaster, androids and robots ...
Time: future, distant future
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien invasion, alien, soldier, invasion, repeated event, changing the past or future, military, evil alien, time paradox, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, paris france, united kingdom, europe, big ben london ...
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Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Style: scenic, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, animal attack, adventure, dangerous animal, tyrannosaurus rex, chase, creature, survival, velociraptor, monster, island, amusement park ...
Time: future, prehistoric times, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: costa rica
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, touching, scenic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: magic, harry potter, witch, friendship, adventure, magical, chosen one, fantasy world, school, boarding school, wizards, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 90s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 1.5M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: ancient rome, revenge, sword fight, roman empire, ancient history, vengeance, gladiator, freedom, slavery, courage, warrior, roman ...
Time: middle ages, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, north africa, germany ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 623K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 265K
Warcraft (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, psychotronic, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, wizards, monster, magic, good versus evil, sorcerer, fantasy world, invasion, magician, video game, warrior, creature ...
Time: future
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 8.2
 1.0M
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: animals, friendship, memory loss, adventure, shark, friends, courage, family, father son relationship, rescue, talking animals, odd couple ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new south wales, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 1.1M
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, inspirational, sad ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, friendship, lion, adventure, family, betrayal, jungle, love, good versus evil, talking animals, tragedy, pride and honor ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 986K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, breathtaking, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, survival, scientist, animal attack, dangerous animal, creature feature, island, child in peril, research, children, experiment ...
Time: 20th century, prehistoric times, 90s
Place: central america, costa rica, dominican republic
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 1.0M
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, dog, loneliness, hopes, adventure, friendship, animals, follow your dream, family, talking animals, friends, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: south america, venezuela, mount everest, latin america
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 630K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, India, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, motivational, visually appealing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: survival, ocean, human animal relationship, adventure, stranded, loneliness, life, animals, beautiful scenery, survivor, hopes, journey ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does ...
Style: exciting, captivating, futuristic, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: cyberpunk, female protagonist, distopia, cyborgs, female warrior, post apocalypse, tough girl, woman fights a man, martial arts, strong female lead, nanotechnology, bounty hunter ...
Time: future, near future
Is relevant ?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magic, harry potter, witch, boarding school, wizards, magical, teacher, creature, chosen one, supernatural, fantasy world, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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