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The Best New Adventure Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated November 2, 2020 3.7k votes 731 voters 14.8k views68 items

List RulesVote up your favorite adventure movies that were released on or after January, 1 2018.

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. Most recent adventure movies put realistic characters into a completely unrealistic -- but undeniably thrilling action -- situation. Then there's new adventure movies that are 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
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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-Verse
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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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    Alita: Battle Angel
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    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Ready Player One
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    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Aquaman
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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

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  • 6
    Solo: A Star Wars Story
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 7
    Deadpool 2
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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Avengers: Infinity War
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • 9
    Tomb Raider
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    Tomb Raider

    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

    Released2018

    Directed byRoar Uthaug

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    Rampage
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    Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

    Directed byBrad Peyton

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    Hobbs & Shaw
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    Hobbs & Shaw

    Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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  • 12
    Mulan
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    Mulan

    Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen

    Released2020

    Directed byNiki Caro

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  • 13
    Dora and the Lost City of Gold
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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Bobin

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  • 14
    The Willoughbys
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    The Willoughbys

    Will Forte, Maya Rudolph

    Released2020

    Directed byKris Pearn, Cory Evans

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  • 15
    Sonic the Hedgehog
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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Fowler

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  • 16
    The Peanut Butter Falcon
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    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson

    Released2019

    Directed byTyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

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    Alpha
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    Alpha

    Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela

    Released2018

    Directed byAlbert Hughes

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    Captain Marvel
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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  • 19
    The Call of the Wild
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    The Call of the Wild

    Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens

    Released2020

    Directed byChris Sanders

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  • 20
    The Lion King
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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    Robin Hood
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    Robin Hood

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx

    Released2018

    Directed byOtto Bathurst

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  • 22
    The Kid Who Would Be King
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    The Kid Who Would Be King

    Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis

    Released2019

    Directed byJoe Cornish

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  • 23
    Artemis Fowl
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    Artemis Fowl

    Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad

    Released2020

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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  • 24
    The Great Alaskan Race
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    The Great Alaskan Race

    Brian Presley, Treat Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byBrian Presley

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    Adrift
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    Adrift

    Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin

    Released2018

    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

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