Great Adventure Movies / The Best Adventure Movies

Adventure and Action movies often get lumped together as one genre. This is a list of Adventure movies that I have assembled. I really love some of them. Others are not so good. I add new ones as I remember them or find them. You won't find many sci-fi / fantasy movies on this list. (including LOTR, Harry Potter, Princess Bride etc...) I was really going for the whole Indiana Jones type genre.
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1.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ The standard of all adventure movies. ” - jefaud
 
2.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ My son loves Short Round more than Indy. ” - jefaud
 
3.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
“ Probably the second best of the quadrilogy. ” - jefaud
 
4.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (122 mins.)
“ Let's go for more adventures, Indy! Now that Disney owns this franchise, we'll probably be seeing more. ” - jefaud
 
5.
Indiana Jones 5 (2019)
The plot is unknown at this time.
“ I've been waiting for this for a while. ” - jefaud
 
6.
Young Indiana Jones (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of the archelogical treasure hunter in his youth. (45 mins.)
“ I've been working my way through this series for over a year. The special features are like an education in history. ” - jefaud
 
7.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ South American Adventure plus great chemistry between the sexes. ” - jefaud
 
8.
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but... (106 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ As much as I loved the original...maybe, just maybe...this one shouldn't have been made. ” - jefaud
 
9.
Sahara (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator. (124 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
“ Are they ever going to make a sequel for this great adventure movie? The author of these books needs to get over himself and allow some sequels for this fun movie. ” - jefaud
 
10.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Faiman
“ Down under adventures. This one is more of a romantic comedy. ” - jefaud
 
11.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under. (108 mins.)
Director: John Cornell
“ Now that's a knife! This is the one that has the most adventure. ” - jefaud
 
12.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Australian Outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio. (92 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ "Na, I left me knife at home. I just have me pocket knife." This one is pretty much just a straight up attempt at 'fish out of water' comedy. ” - jefaud
 
13.
National Treasure (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries. (131 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Revising American history adventure. ” - jefaud
 
14.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Number 3 is on the way. ” - jefaud
 
15.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Cussing Kids adventure. I love this movie, but shame on Richard Donner for requiring these children to swear. This movie would be sooo much better without the cursing youngsters. ” - jefaud
 
16.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Angelina did a pretty good job. ” - jefaud
 
17.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Adventuress Lara Croft goes on a quest to save the mythical Pandora's Box before an evil scientist and recruits a former Marine turned mercenary to assist her. (117 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ Another sequel gone wrong. Olivia Wilde in talks to do the next one. ” - jefaud
 
18.
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees... (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Winther
“ One of the funnest made for TV movies plus two sequels. Very similar to National Treasure. Very cheezy special effects. ” - jefaud
 
19.
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Librarian-turned-adventurer Flynn Carsen endeavors to find King Solomon's mines. (92 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Love these made for TV movies! ” - jefaud
 
20.
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After retrieving the philosopher's stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian Flynn Carsen has a breakdown... (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ This one is also a favorite. ” - jefaud
 
21.
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer. (100 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Cheezy "Indiana Jonesish" adventure. ” - jefaud
 
22.
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race. (99 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
“ Pretty obvious rip off of Indiana Jones. ” - jefaud
 
23.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Prehistoric adventure. ” - jefaud
 
24.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
“ Rumors of number 4 are getting stronger. ” - jefaud
 
25.
Jurassic Park III (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Better than 2. ” - jefaud
 
26.
Jurassic World (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction - a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine - escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. (124 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
 
27.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth. (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Brevig
“ Sci-Fi Adventure ” - jefaud
 
28.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island. (94 mins.)
Director: Brad Peyton
“ Where's Brendan? ” - jefaud
 
29.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Latino folklore adventure. ” - jefaud
 
30.
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ adventure that makes zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's ” - jefaud
 
31.
The Mummy (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy. (125 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ Scary adventure. ” - jefaud
 
32.
The Mummy Returns (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror. (130 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ More scary adventure. ” - jefaud
 
33.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin -- a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago. (112 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ It even produced a spinoff trilogy. ” - jefaud
 
34.
The Scorpion King (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown. (92 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ Plus two sequels. ” - jefaud
 
35.
Chinese Zodiac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts - 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. (109 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ The third in the Armour of God trilogy due out this year. ” - jefaud
 
36.
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bundling... (106 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Jackie Chan's shot at "Indiana Jones" plus a prequel Operation Condor 2 (made first) and a new one on the way. ” - jefaud
 
37.
Armour of God (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of monks. (88 mins.)
Director: Jackie Chan
“ Jackie was just dying to make an Indiana Jones knock off. ” - jefaud
 
38.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. (149 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ I don't agree with the theories behind this one, but it is an entertaining movie. ” - jefaud
 
39.
Angels & Demons (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican. (138 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ This one is a little better than the first. ” - jefaud
 
40.
Anaconda (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Llosa
“ Adventure on the river...with BIG snakes. ” - jefaud
 
41.
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other. (97 mins.)
Director: Dwight Little
“ Plus a sequel. ” - jefaud
 
42.
Nim's Island (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. (96 mins.)
“ Where's dad? ” - jefaud
 
43.
Return to Nim's Island (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Return to Nim's Island to see how things are going with Nim and her Father. One day they get a message... (90 mins.)
Director: Brendan Maher
 
44.
The Phantom (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ Superhero adventure. ” - jefaud
 
45.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. (110 mins.)
“ Allan Quartermain. I liked this one more than the critics did. ” - jefaud
 
46.
Hidalgo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race. (136 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Desert Adventure. Why can't they make more movies like this one? ” - jefaud
 
47.
Firewalker (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold. (104 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Chuck Norris + adventure = anything Chuck Norris wants it to be. ” - jefaud
 
48.
Medicine Man (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle... (106 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Jungle adventure with a cure for cancer. ” - jefaud
 
49.
High Road to China (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia. (105 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
“ Tom Selleck came so close to being cast as the original Indiana Jones. ” - jefaud
 
50.
The Further Adventures of Tennessee Buck (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A drunken, down-on-his-luck adventurer is hired by a wealthy man and his beautiful wife to take them on a hunting expedition in the jungle... (88 mins.)
Director: David Keith
“ It would be nice to get an affordable DVD of this movie. ” - jefaud
 
51.
Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Jack Hunter is abducted blindfolded to a Turkish US base to be recruited by the NSA, told his mentor... (282 mins.)
“ Pretty much a poorly acted rip off of Indiana Jones that was made for TV. ” - jefaud
 
52.
The Diamond of Jeru (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Based on Louis L'Amour novel, The Diamond of Jeru tells the story of an American scientist and his wife... (120 mins.)
“ Louis L'amour had an adventurer or two up his sleeve too. ” - jefaud
 
53.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. (107 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ A French movie subtitled in English. Pretty good except for one nude scene definately not appropriate for children. ” - jefaud
 
54.
Dynamite Fighters (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Action film about Chinese resistance after Japanese invasion in 1930's (91 mins.)
Director: David Chung
“ Female "Indiana Jones" with equal part martial art expert. ” - jefaud
 
55.
The Last Templar (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
An adaptation of Raymond Khoury's novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar. (160 mins.)
Director: Paolo Barzman
“ Not a bad made for TV Mini-series. Not the best either. ” - jefaud
 
56.
King Solomon's Mines (2004 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An adventurous quest for a treasure hidden in King Solomon's mines, based on H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale. (173 mins.)
Director: Steve Boyum
“ Not good, but if you miss Patrick Swayze... ” - jefaud
 
57.
King Solomon's Treasure (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Three adventurers lead an expedition into darkest Africa in search of the treasure of King Solomon, and on the way encounter hostile natives, volcanoes, dinosaurs and a lost Phoenician city ruled by a beautiful queen. (88 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
“ A Cheezy adventure that came out before Indiana Jones, so it can't be compared to it. ” - jefaud
 
58.
Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Allan Quatermain has been recruited to lead an expedition in search of a fabled treasure, deep within Africa. He must avoid hidden dangers. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Atkins
“ The most exciting thing about this movie is the DVD box cover. Very very boring. ” - jefaud
 
59.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ African adventure...with lions! ” - jefaud
 
60.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. (126 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ Adventure on a deserted island. ” - jefaud
 
61.
Quigley Down Under (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems. (119 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ A great modern western adventure. ” - jefaud
 
62.
Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions. (60 mins.)
“ A young Steven Collins brings this Adventure series to life. ” - jefaud
 
63.
Relic Hunter (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tia Carrere stars as a university professor and black belt who globetrots after lost, stolen and rumored-of artifacts and antiquities. (60 mins.)
“ Adventure week after week with the chick from Wayne's World. I would have prefered a different leading lady. ” - jefaud
 
64.
Adventure Inc. (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When adventure calls...no place is too far, no risk is too high, and no task is too difficult for The Ultimate Adventure Company... (60 mins.)
Director: Adrian Dalton
“ Adventurer for hire. ” - jefaud
 
65.
The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he... (182 mins.)
“ A foreign TV Movie that received some aclaim. ” - jefaud
 
66.
The Da Vinci Treasure (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
An anthropologist must unlock the code hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci in order to find the greatest treasure ever, one that could change Christianity forever. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Mervis
“ Not a bad knock off movie but has way too much cursing. C. Thomas Howell does not look healthy. ” - jefaud
 
67.
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island. (98 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Plane Crash on an island with adventure and romance in the air. ” - jefaud
 
68.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 60 year old adventure that we can still enjoy today. ” - jefaud
 
69.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ The telling of a real life adventurer. ” - jefaud
 
70.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Classic Mountain Man movie. I think that this was the origin of Grizzley Adams. ” - jefaud
 
71.
The River Wild (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (111 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ Whitewater adventure with a strong female heroine. ” - jefaud
 
72.
The Edge (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ An Alaskan adventure/thriller. Can YOU kill a bear with a stick? ” - jefaud
 
73.
Arachnophobia (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
“ Thrilling adventure...with spiders. ” - jefaud
 
74.
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed. (128 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Rumored to have influenced Indiana Jones. I don't see it. ” - jefaud
 
75.
Memphis Belle (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA. (107 mins.)
“ Great cast. ” - jefaud
 
76.
Coronado (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
An american woman, in search of her fiance', becomes involved in a revolution of a central-american country. (88 mins.)
Director: Claudio Faeh
“ Kind of a re-telling of Romancing the Stone. Not as good, of course. ” - jefaud
 
77.
The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young American boy visiting in China helps his zoologist father rescue a panda cub from unscrupulous poachers while his panda reserve is threatened with closure from officious bureaucrats. (84 mins.)
“ Adventure in China. ” - jefaud
 
78.
Cast Away (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Adventure all by yourself...and Wilson. ” - jefaud
 
79.
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle... (117 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ How many men haven't had this dream in life? ” - jefaud
 
80.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them. (129 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ A real life adventure heroine. ” - jefaud
 
81.
Secret of the Incas (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An adventurer searchers for hidden treasure in the Peruvian jungles. (100 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
“ If you ever get the opportunity to see this movie, you'll see the heavy influence that it had on Indiana Jones. ” - jefaud
 
82.
The Naked Jungle (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants. (95 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUPDuQq9GsM - check out this video. This compilation/trailer uses The Naked Jungle and Secret of the Incas to create "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - 1955" VERY ENTERTAINING!! ” - jefaud
 
83.
The Jungle Book (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of Mowgli, the orphaned jungle boy raised by wolves, and how he becomes king of the jungle. (111 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ Live action disney adventure ” - jefaud
 
84.
Sands of Oblivion (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
In 1923 legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille finished the epic film _Ten Commandments, The (1923)_... (90 mins.)
Director: David Flores
“ Suprisingly good. I really was expecting a horrible movie and it was okay. ” - jefaud
 
85.
The Treasure Hunter (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A notorious international crime group chases after a young chivalrous man, his mentor's daughter, and a famous archaeologist, who possess a map leading to ancient treasure. (105 mins.)
Director: Yen-Ping Chu
“ An asian adventure movie. ” - jefaud
 
86.
My Side of the Mountain (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As young Sam grisly runs away he learns about nature. (100 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
“ Classic family adventure. ” - jefaud
 
87.
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
“ Adventures from my Childhood. ” - jefaud
 
88.
The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves... (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Zuniga
“ Very fond memories about these movies. ” - jefaud
 
89.
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The family who went "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by possible federal opposition to their mining claims on the land they moved to. (100 mins.)
Director: John Cotter
“ So much a part of my childhood that I had to put them on the list. ” - jefaud
 
90.
Across the Great Divide (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance... (100 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
“ The '70's had some great family adventure movies. ” - jefaud
 
91.
Seven Alone (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A frontier family crosses the U.S. by wagon train, hoping for a better life in the Oregon Territory. (97 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
“ A great story of survival from the '70's. ” - jefaud
 
92.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ What would River Phoenix be doing today? ” - jefaud
 
93.
Tom Sawyer (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
“ So many tellings of this story through the years. I just remember this one more than the others. ” - jefaud
 
94.
Huckleberry Finn (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish... (118 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Once again, this one has been told over and over, but I remember this one more than the others. ” - jefaud
 
95.
Outlaw Trail: The Treasure of Butch Cassidy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost... (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
“ This was a pretty good one. My son call's it the boy scout movie. ” - jefaud
 
96.
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map... (117 mins.)
“ A pretty standard formula movie from the 1970's Disney machine. ” - jefaud
 
97.
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean... (105 mins.)
 
98.
Shipwrecked (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates. (92 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
“ Very much like Treasure Island. ” - jefaud
 
99.
Stranded (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
David Robinson is being shipped off to a penal colony. His wife and kids are allowed to accompany him... (120 mins.)
Director: Charles Beeson
“ Another version of Swiss Family Robinson. ” - jefaud
 
100.
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life no one knows the secrets of his death... (170 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ Not the best movie, but I'm not really a horror movie fan. ” - jefaud