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The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids 

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Updated May 9, 2019 332 votes 30 voters 42 items

List Rules Vote up the best adventure movies for eleven year old Kids to watch.

The top adventure films for 11 year olds feature a few of the most iconic heroes in cinema history. Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Marty McFly are characters sure to charm any tween. Here are the best adventure films for 11 year olds.

Go on a hilarious time travel escapade with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Find One-Eyed Willy’s treasure with the crew from The Goonies. Or, witness a regular teenager with an incredible skill for playing a video game get recruited to fight aliens for an interstellar war in The Last Starfighter. Those movies may all be different in tone, but they are all filled with adventure. 

This list of adventure movies for 11 year old kids knows no boundaries and is only limited by one’s own imagination. Only one of these epic adventures can top the list. Vote up all your favorite adventure films you think eleven year olds should watch.

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The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

Released: 1982

Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Te... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, and the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film ...more
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Bill & Ted's Excelle... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

Released: 1989

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more
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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside

Released: 1993

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Free Willy is a 1993 American family drama film that was released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter as a delinquent boy who becomes ...more
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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more
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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more
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Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

Released: 1959

Directed by: William Wyler

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh ...more
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Legend is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and ...more
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The Adventures of Buckar... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum

Released: 1984

Directed by: W. D. Richter

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is a 1984 American science fiction film. It was directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and ...more
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Holes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title by Louis Sachar, with Shia LaBeouf as the lead role of Stanley Yelnats IV and also starring Khleo ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more
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Detective Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Detective Pikachu Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking ...more
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Flight of the Navigator ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1986

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is taken by an ...more
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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more
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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

Released: 1981

Directed by: Desmond Davis

Clash of the Titans is an 1981 British-American fantasy adventure film involving the Greek hero Perseus, and features the final work of stop motion visual effects artist, Ray Harryhausen. It was ...more
17
White Fang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Ethan Hawke, James Remar, Bill Moseley

Released: 1991

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

White Fang is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. Based on Jack London's novel White Fang, it tells the ...more
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Tron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second ...more
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The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart

Released: 1984

Directed by: Nick Castle

The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more
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Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joe Dante

Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Steven Spielberg served as executive producer. The film was inspired by the 1966 science ...more
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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more
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Willow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Howard

Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
The Jungle Book Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Directed by: Jon Favreau

The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film ...more
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The Kid Who Would Be Kin... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 11 Year Old Kids
Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis, Tom Taylor

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Cornish

The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more