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List of adventure movies. What are the best adventure movies? If you're a thrill-seeking, adrenaline-obsessed movie-goer, these are the top adventure movies you have to see. While it's hard to rank the best adventure movies between the greatest classics and the thrilling new releases, here's a list that ranks the best adventure movies from best to worst. Looking for an epic story? Look no further than this list of adventure films to catch as soon as you can. 

Adventure movies have a special place in everyone's DVD collection, because sometimes all you want to do is get engrossed by a tale of epic proportions. Whether it's guided by love and romance or simply just the thrill of action and adventure, Hollywood continually makes the big bucks off of the movies that will keep us on the edge of our seats. Adventure films will never go out of style and will keep audiences excited for years to come as graphics continue to get better. Adventure films have a way of transporting us to a different place and time, away from the mundanity of our regular lives and into an exciting and thrilling new world of different possibilities. When's the last time you went on an adventure? 

 So what are the best adventure movies of all time? Explore the top picks and rank your favorite adventure movie using this list. 

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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The Dark Night Julie Delpy, Manuel de Blas, Juan Diego

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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

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Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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Papillon Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback

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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

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The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody - Directed by Peter Jackson.