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

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

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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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 Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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

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Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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

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The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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

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The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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

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

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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

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Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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

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

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

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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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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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

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

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

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

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First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 46 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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X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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

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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott