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The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated October 13, 2020 6.0k votes 704 voters 14.2k views42 items

List RulesVote up your favorite adventure movies that were released on or after January, 1 2015.

It's time to vote for the best recent adventure movies. One of the great thrills of cinema is being able to vicariously live out amazing journeys and daring adventures. We get to feel some of the excitement of doing things that we could never do in real life. Films that deliver on that promise have long been popular, often becoming box office blockbusters. Modern advancements in CGI technology and stunt work have allowed current adventure movies to sweep audiences away more powerfully than ever.

There is a wide scope within the genre, which is one of its most impressive qualities. The most exciting new adventure movies are a diverse lot. The Martian is science-based and generally pretty plausible. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, on the other hand, puts realistic characters into a completely unrealistic -- but undeniably thrilling action -- situation. Then there's something like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is proudly and completely in the realm of fantasy. All of them get the viewer's adrenaline pumping as they watch.

Vote up your favorites on this list of new good adventure movies. Then check back for recently released adventure movies as they come out.

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    Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

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    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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    Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

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    Ready Player One is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Ready Player One

    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    War for the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson

    Directed byMatt Reeves

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    Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Star Trek Beyond

    Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto

    Directed byJustin Lin

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    Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Kong: Skull Island

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

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    Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

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    Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Hobbs & Shaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Hobbs & Shaw

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Rampage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Rampage

    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Directed byBrad Peyton

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    Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Tomb Raider

    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

    Directed byRoar Uthaug

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Mulan

    Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen

    Released2020

    Directed byNiki Caro

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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Bobin

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    Swiss Army Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Swiss Army Man

    Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe

    Directed byDan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

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    Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Fowler

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    The One and Only Ivan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The One and Only Ivan

    Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince

    Released2020

    Directed byThea Sharrock

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    The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Call of the Wild

    Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens

    Released2020

    Directed byChris Sanders

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    Alpha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Alpha

    Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela

    Released2018

    Directed byAlbert Hughes

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    Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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    King Arthur: Legend of the Swo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law

    Released2017

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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