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The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle  

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The jungle is a dangerous place to go looking for an adventure. The best jungle action movies feature characters out of their element as they struggle to survive in a world filled with giant plants, deadly quicksand, and predators with razor-sharp fangs. This is a list of the greatest movies that take place in the jungle including everything from King Kong to Romancing the Stone to Six Days Seven Nights.

What films will you find on this list of the top jungle adventure movies and films set in the forest? Apocalypse Now puts an especially grim twist on the genre by setting the film in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. In one of the movie's many memorable moments, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) laments the fate of Colonel Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando), saying, “Even the jungle wanted him dead, and that's who he really took his orders from anyway.” On the sci-fi end of the spectrum, Predator pitted an alien menace against Arnold Schwarzenegger in the wilds of Central America. Other notable titles on this list of jungle movies include Jumanji, The Blue Lagoon, and The African Queen.

Do you have a favorite film set in the jungle? Give the best movies a thumbs up and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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In Like Flynn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, William Moseley
In Like Flynn is a 2018 Australian biographical film directed by Russell Mulcahy, based on the story of former Australian war-veteran and actor Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn (Thomas Cocquerel) ...more
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Monos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Julianne Nicholson, Moisés Arias, Sofia Buenaventura
Monos is a 2019 drama film directed by Alejandro Landes. In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo (Sofia ...more
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At Play in the Fields of the L... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
scubacat7777 added Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah
At Play in the Fields of the Lord is a 1991 adventure drama film directed by Héctor Babenco, adapted from the 1965 novel of the same name by American author Peter Matthiessen. The ...more
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Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
John Qualen, Sabu Dastagir, Rosemary DeCamp
Jungle Book is a 1942 independent Indian/American Technicolor action-adventure film by the Hungarian Korda brothers, based on a screenplay adaptation by Laurence Stallings of the Rudyard Kipling ...more
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Valus added Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Peter Berling
Aguirre, the Wrath of God, known in the UK as Aguirre, Wrath of God, is a 1972 West German epic film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Klaus Kinski stars in the title role. The soundtrack ...more
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Jungle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
ToomasRiisberg added 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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Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover
Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel ...more