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The jungle is a dangerous place to go looking for an adventure. The best jungle action movies feature characters out of their element as they struggle to survive in a world filled with giant plants, deadly quicksand, and predators with razor-sharp fangs. This is a list of the greatest movies that take place in the jungle including everything from King Kong to Romancing the Stone to Six Days Seven Nights.

What films will you find on this list of the best jungle adventure movies? Apocalypse Now puts an especially grim twist on the genre by setting the film in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. In one of the movie's many memorable moments, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) laments the fate of Colonel Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando), saying, “Even the jungle wanted him dead, and that's who he really took his orders from anyway.” On the sci-fi end of the spectrum, Predator pitted an alien menace against Arnold Schwarzenegger in the wilds of Central America. Other notable titles on this list of jungle movies include Jumanji, The Blue Lagoon, and The African Queen.

Do you have a favorite film set in the jungle? Give the best movies a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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Apocalypto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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Six Days Seven Nights is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Six Days Seven Nights Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

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The Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Beach Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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The Rundown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Rundown Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson, Rosario Dawson

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Romancing the Stone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jungle Book John Qualen, Sabu Dastagir, Rosemary DeCamp

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The Blue Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Blue Lagoon Brooke Shields, William Daniels, Leo McKern

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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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Monsters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Monsters Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Annalee Jefferies

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Anaconda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Anaconda Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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The Legend of Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Legend of Tarzan Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens

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Congo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Congo Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett