Top Adventure Movies


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21. The Goonies

Year of Release: 1985
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Plot: A tight-knit neighborhood is threatened to be torn apart when their homes may be sold from underneath them. The neighborhood kids have one last adventure by trying to find a pirates treasure.

22. Stand by Me

Year of Release: 1986
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Wil Wheaton
Plot: A group of young friends go on a journey from their home town to try to discover the missing body of a young boy as they encounter real life problems - they put their maturity to the test.

23. The Great Escape

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/War
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: John Sturges
Actors: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Donald Pleasence
Plot: Set in a POW camp in Germany during WWII, many American's plan a massive escape plan trying to reach England or a neutral country.

24. The Bridge on the River Kwai

Year of Release: 1957
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: David Lean
Actors: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Heihachiro Okawa, Jack Hawkins
Plot: In a P.O.W. camp stationed in Japan during WWII, a Colonel (Guinness) convinces a Japenese General to build a bridge his way, which drives the Colonel insane.

25. Ben-Hur

Year of Release: 1959
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: William Wyler
Actors: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet
Plot: A Prince is accused of a crime he didn't commit and is betrayed by the ones he knows as he is sent into slavery. He rises to the top to gain his revenge.

26. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: David Yates
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes
Plot: As the confrontations between good and evil mount, not everyone will survive. Harry Potter faces Voldemort in a final battle to determine who will live and who will die, along with the ultimate fate of the magical world.

27. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Henry Thomas, C. Thomas Howell, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace-Stone
Plot: A small boy and girl try to help a friendly alien find his way back home.

28. Avatar

Year of Release: 2009
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana
Plot: In the near future Jake, a paraplegic soldier, is given the chance to walk again by participating in the Avatar program on the distant planet of Pandora. Inhabited by the Na'vi, it is home to lush jungles and creatures beautiful and deadly. As humans invade and push deeper, the Na'vi fight back, and Jake finds himself in the middle of it all.

29. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Year of Release: 1969
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Western/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Roy Hill
Actors: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin
Plot: A pair of bank robbers flee the country because of the law, and try to start a new in South America. Western.

30. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Mike Newell
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon
Plot: Hogwarts plays host to the Tri-Wizard Tournament and Harry becomes an unwilling participant as a dark plot takes place to revive the dark wizard Voldemort.

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