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10 Best Adventure Movies that Excite You the Whole Day

Who doesn’t love adventure movies? Even though you might not an explorer type, watching an attracting journey will make you feel the excitement. Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings are the great examples for this category. So, here Wowkia will help you find other best adventure movies that can give you the best experience.

Our list is based on Ranker, the well-know reference for any topics ranked. Thus, the following movies listed are those that most people agreed as the best adventure movies. We have done similar to other movie categories, such as horroraction, and comedy, so check them out later. But now let us present you:

10 Best Adventure Movies of All Time

10. The Avengers (2012)

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The Avengers starts our list as the best adventure movie. It is a movie about Marvel superheroes teaming up to beat the tough enemies. This franchise started in 2012, and so far already three sequels: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Yes, the recent one is the most talked-about movie right now and is the highest-grossing movie of all time. So, make sure you watch the adventure of these heroes from the beginning.

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9. Aliens (1986)

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Coming at the ninth place is the famous alien movie, Aliens (1986). This is the second sequel of Alien (1979) and it has the third sequel Alien 3 (1992). This franchise tells about the adventure of spaceship crews who encounter a terror from alien creatures. This is the best adventure movie for those who love the story of aliens.

8. The Goonies (1985)

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Want to see an adventure of kids? The Goonies (1985) is the best one that presents you the adventure of a bunch of kids trying to discover a treasure from an old pirate map. Of course, the dangerous obstacles along their way are the one that makes this adventure exciting. This is probably the best adventure movie to watch with your kids.

7. The Mummy (1999)

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Are you familiar with mummy, the way of a corpse buried in Egypt? The Mummy (1999), a movie about the terror of these dead people comes at the seventh place as the best adventure movie. This frightening terror starts when treasure-seeking explorers find an ancient Egypt tomb and turn out awaken the cursed armies. This movie is followed by two sequels, The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).

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6. Back to the Future (1985)

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The sixth place of the best adventure movie is filled by a movie with a time travel theme, Back to the Future (1985). This movie tells about the adventure of a teen who is sent back to the past by his eccentric scientist friend. He then has to make sure that everything in the past happens appropriately so that the future doesn’t change. This movie has two sequels, Back to the Future II (1989) and Back to the Future III (1990). For you who love the concept of time traveling, this is a must to watch.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

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Another best adventure movie, which is at the fifth place in this list, is a movie about pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). The movies focus on the adventure of an eccentric pirate, Capt. Jack Sparrow. This franchise is among those that have the most sequels. Up to now, it already has a total of 5 sequels, with the most recent one Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017. The next sequel, and probably the last one, is also in the planning process.

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4. Star Wars: The Empire Strike Back (1980)

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Who doesn’t know the famous Star Wars, an epic space-opera franchise? The second sequel of the first Star Wars movie in 1977, Star Wars: The Empire Strike Back (1980), gets many votes to be at the fourth place as the best adventure movie. The adventure of galaxy warriors against the evil ruler of the galaxy attracts many to love this franchise. This franchise has the most sequels with a total of nine sequels, with the last one, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released at the end of this year.

3. Jurassic Park (1993)


Coming at the third place as the best adventure movie is the famous Jurassic Park (1993). The adventure of escaping from dinosaur predators will make your heart beats rapidly. This movie is also followed by six sequels, with the last one, Jurassic World 3 will be released in 2021. This is a great adventure movie and best watched with your kids if they love dinosaurs.

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2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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The Lords of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) becomes the second-best adventure movie on this list. This movie is the third sequel of The Lords of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). This film series tells about the adventure of a young man to destroy a cursed ring that determines the fate of a civilization. The adventure shown in this movie attracts many fans to even visit New Zealand, the country where this movie was shoot. You absolutely have to watch this amazing movie.

1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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Finally, the movie that places the first as the best adventure movie is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). The adventures of an archeologist, Indiana Jones, in finding ancient relics and fighting the dangerous enemies are the most breathtaking movie shown. This movie got a huge success and thus Indiana Jones was later known as the icon of America. This franchise has four movies so far and will have its fifth in 2021. As many believe this is the best adventure movie of all time, make sure you don’t miss it.

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What do you think about our list on 10 Best Adventure Movies?

We believe that these movies deserve to be said as the best adventure movie of all time. But probably you can mention other great adventure movies that we miss? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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