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The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote 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 -- 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 adventure movies. Don't see the one you like the most? Add it so that other users can rank it. 

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more
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Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on the Transformers' character. In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town ...more
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The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed by Wes Ball, based on the novel by James Dashner. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow ...more
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The Legend of Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie
The Legend of Tarzan is a 2016 American adventure film directed by David Yates, based on the fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard), having acclimated ...more
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Everest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes
Everest is a 2015 biographical adventure film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, based on the memoir by Beck Weathers. The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall (Jason ...more
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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins
Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond ...more
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Hobbs & Shaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a 2019 action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan, and a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series. Two years after the ...more
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In the Heart of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
In the Heart of the Sea is an upcoming biographical thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's ...more
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Rampage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman
Rampage is a 2018 American action adventure monster film directed by Brad Peyton, loosely based on the video game series. When three animals are mutated into giant monsters, primatologist Davis ...more
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more
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The Peanut Butter Falcon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
The Peanut Butter Falcon Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottasgen
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. A young boy with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to fulfill his ...more
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The Dark Tower is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Matthew McConaughey
The Dark Tower is a 2017 science fantasy western horror film directed by Nikolaj Arcel, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young ...more
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Insurgent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Shailene Woodley
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is a 2015 science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy, written by Veronica Roth. It ...more
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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw
Tomorrowland is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird. A disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) ...more
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Jungle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann
Jungle is a 2017 Australian biographical survival drama film directed by Greg McLean. An adventurer (Daniel Radcliffe) joins a group during an expedition into the Bolivian jungle, only to find ...more
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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson
Robin Hood is a 2018 American action-adventure film directed by Otto Bathurst, based on the classic tale. A war-hardened Crusader (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an ...more
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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson
Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are ...more
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Adrift is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin
Adrift is a 2018 American romance drama film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, based on a true story. When Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard (Sam Claflin) are hit by a storm while sailing, ...more
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Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Clancy Brown
Warcraft is an upcoming 2016 American epic fantasy film. It is based on the Warcraft video game series and set in the world of Azeroth. The film was first announced in 2006 as a project ...more
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Valerian and the City of a Tho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French) is a 2017 French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by ...more
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King Arthur: Legend of the Swo... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film directed by Guy Ritchie. The young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back passages of Londinium with his ...more
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The Huntsman: Winter's War is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt
The Huntsman: Winter's War is a 2016 American dark fantasy action adventure film based on characters from the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as ...more
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Pan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara
Pan is a 2015 fantasy film written by J.M. Barrie and Jason Fuchs and directed by Joe Wright.
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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith, Chris Potter
A Wrinkle in Time is a television film based on the children's fantasy novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. In 2003, a television adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was produced by multiple ...more
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Alice Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska
Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by James Bobin, based on the characters by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. ...more