Film 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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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written, and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl ...more

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Apocalypto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic adventure film directed and produced by Mel Gibson. It was written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Set in pre-Columbian Petén, Guatemala, around the year ...more

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Romancing the Stone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas Romancing the Stone is a 1984 American action-adventure romantic comedy. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. The film was followed by a 1985 ...more

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more

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The Legend of Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Legend of Tarzan Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens 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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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Tomb Raider 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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The Lost World: Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. The film was produced by ...more

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley The African Queen is a 1951 adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The ...more

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Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Kong: Skull Island Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman 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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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. ...more

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Anaconda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Anaconda Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson Anaconda is a 1997 adventure-horror film, directed by Luis Llosa, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer and Jonathan Hyde. It centers on a film ...more

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Predators is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Predators Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Adrien Brody Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, ...more

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Monsters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Monsters Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Annalee Jefferies Monsters is a 2010 British science fiction monster film written and directed by Gareth Edwards in his feature film directorial debut. Edwards also served as the cinematographer, production ...more

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The Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Beach Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars ...more

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Six Days Seven Nights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Six Days Seven Nights Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer Six Days Seven Nights is a 1998 adventure-comedy film, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. The screenplay was written by Michael Browning. It was filmed on ...more

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more

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Congo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Congo Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett Congo is a 1995 action adventure film loosely based on Michael Crichton's novel of the same name. It was directed by Frank Marshall and stars Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, ...more

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black 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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The Rundown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Rundown Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson, Rosario Dawson The Rundown is a 2003 American action comedy film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a bounty hunter who must head for Brazil to retrieve his employer's renegade son, Sean William ...more

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Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Predator 2 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

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Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
Jungle Book 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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The Blue Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle
The Blue Lagoon Brooke Shields, William Daniels, Leo McKern The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart was based on the novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. ...more