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The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years 

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Updated June 15, 2020 6.4k votes 631 voters 12.6k views 39 items

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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Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Released: 2017

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more

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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
underdoglover added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more

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Jumanji: Welcome to the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Directed by: Scott Rosenberg

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn ...more

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Spider-Man: Into the Spi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

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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
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2018

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Teenager Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who frequents the ...more

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War for the Planet of th... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
War for the Planet of the Apes Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

Directed by: Matt Reeves

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Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Kong: Skull Island Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary's Godzilla–Kong ...more

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Star Trek Beyond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

Directed by: Justin Lin

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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Aquaman Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2018

Directed by: James Wan

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Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Bumblebee Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Directed by: Travis Knight

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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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Directed by: Roar Uthaug

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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Dora and the Lost City o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison

Released: 2019

Directed by: James Bobin

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a 2019 American family film directed by James Bobin, based on the Nickelodeon series. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents ...more
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Hobbs & Shaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Leitch

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The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy

Released: 2020

Directed by: Chris Sanders

The Call of the Wild is a 2020 American live-action CGI-animated adventure film directed by Chris Sanders, based on Jack London's 1903 novel. Buck, a domesticated St. Bernard/Scotch Collie, is ...more

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Rampage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Rampage Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman

Directed by: Brad Peyton

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Alpha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, Jens Hultén

Released: 2018

Directed by: Albert Hughes

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King Arthur: Legend of t... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey

Released: 2017

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Valerian and the City of... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen

Directed by: Luc Besson

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The Peanut Butter Falcon... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottasgen

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

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Swiss Army Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Directed by: Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

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The Huntsman: Winter's W... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt

Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

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Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Adventure Movies of the Last Few Years
Captain Marvel Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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