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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

The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle The Most Entertaining Awful Shark Horror Movies

239 122
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jsnungaray added Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

251 133
Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
jsnungaray added Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

240 128
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jsnungaray added Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

440 384
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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

430 394
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

416 347
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

384 347
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

401 378
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

378 372
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

370 376
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

347 335
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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

323 354
Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

155 181
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
abyx added The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

185 218
Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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

258 297
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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

205 258
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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

181 202
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looksharp added The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

134 144
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looksharp added The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

183 205
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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

163 203
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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

130 150
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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

149 172
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looksharp added Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

246 283
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The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

190 214
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Star Trek Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

211 254
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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

112 105
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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

209 238
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The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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123 131
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

217 249
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The Dark Night Julie Delpy, Manuel de Blas, Juan Diego

144 168
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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

200 253
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

91 93
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Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall

73 60
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National Treasure Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

94 96
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The Abyss Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

120 129
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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

160 189
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

168 199
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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

82 81
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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dan the critic added Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

105 109
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slaft added First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

The Best R-Rated Adventure Movies The Greatest Works of Hunter S. Thompson

30 9
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
dan the critic added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

137 151
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

156 175
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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

72 70
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slaft added From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

135 180
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

106 116
Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adventure Movies
looksharp added Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

88 92
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slaft added Highlander Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes