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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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475 411
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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

420 369
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

461 419
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

448 371
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

435 401
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

410 401
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

393 402
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

345 379
Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added 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

170 218
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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

216 267
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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

202 220
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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

206 225
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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

179 194
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
abyx added The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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210 260
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

143 195
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

223 250
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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

147 158
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

183 205
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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

159 176
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slaft added The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

197 229
Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

160 181
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looksharp added Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

101 108
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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

141 163
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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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looksharp added Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

220 268
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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

164 196
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

148 176
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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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

135 138
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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slaft added Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

269 306
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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

228 258
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The Dark Night Julie Delpy, Manuel de Blas, Juan Diego

79 106
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looksharp added The Perfect Storm George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

256 293
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The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

129 137
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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

190 211
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looksharp added The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

164 181
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

141 151
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looksharp added The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

91 127
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looksharp added Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

55 23
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dan the critic added Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

112 118
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X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

87 86
The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
slaft added The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

80 78
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slaft added From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

78 93
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Tom Webb added The Adventures of Robin Hood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

112 118
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slaft added First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

103 113
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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

72 91
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The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley