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

428 361
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

437 410
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

393 363
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

410 393
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

385 389
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

374 391
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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

330 371
Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

36 16
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
dan the critic added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

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

181 187
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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

135 147
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looksharp added The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

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

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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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

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

124 134
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

260 304
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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

152 178
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looksharp added Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

161 191
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

133 156
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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

211 244
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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

192 220
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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

154 172
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slaft added The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

248 290
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The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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

139 154
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

187 214
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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

146 172
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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

121 132
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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

92 96
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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

165 208
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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

170 203
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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

202 257
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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

187 225
Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

83 84
The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
slaft added The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

160 192
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
abyx added The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

107 118
Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

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slaft added Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

100 110
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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

136 184
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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slaft added Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson