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The Best Adventure Movies of 2014  

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List of the best 2014 adventure movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. With stories that usually revolve around traveling to faraway lands, adventure films often feature characters like pirates, kings, treasure hunters and more. These are all the adventure movies that defined the year 2014, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List features movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hobbit: There and Back Again and more! This isn't necessarily a list of all adventure movies from 2014, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
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Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more
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Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.
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Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen
The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.
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Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple
Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.
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Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more
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Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd
Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more
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Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and is the fourth film in the series. After a dangerous bounty ...more
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James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more
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Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Bruno Mars
Rio 2 is a 2014 animated comedy film written by Carlos Saldanha and Don Rhymer and directed by Carlos Saldanha.
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Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more
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Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins
The Legend of Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy film directed by Renny Harlin and co-written by Harlin with Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve, and Sean Hood. The film stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia ...more
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Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Celine Dion
Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American musical comedy caper film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, and the eighth theatrical film featuring the Muppets. Directed by James ...more
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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies of 2014
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas
The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and the third installment in the franchise. The mercenary group come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad ...more
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Liam Neeson, Ruth Wilson, Dan Stevens
A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 2014 American crime drama-thriller film based on a novel by Lawrence Block of the same name, written and directed by Scott Frank. It stars Liam Neeson, Dan ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson
This film is a 2014 American neo-noir action film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the book by Miller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few ...more
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Don't Know is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies of 2014
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a film series based on the comic book series of the same name by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The first film in the series, titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ...more
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Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro
300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of its predecessor ...more
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Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas
Pompeii is a 2014 German-Canadian-USA 3D historical disaster film produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Inspired by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed the Pompeii city ...more
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Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette
The Boxtrolls is a 2014 American 3D stop-motion animated fantasy-comedy film based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. Produced by Laika, it was directed by Graham Annable and Anthony ...more