Best Adventure Films of All Time

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Top 25 – Must See Adventure Films

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood(1938)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Indiana Jones and the last Crusade (1989)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • The Seven Samurai(1954)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Casino Royal (2006)

Treasure Hunt Movies

  • Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)
  • Congo (1995)
  • Fool’s Gold (2008)
  • Gunga Din (1939)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  (1984)
  • Kelly’s Heros (1970)
  • King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
  • King Solomon’s Mines (1985)
  • King Solomon’s Mines (1937)
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
  • National Treasure (2004)
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • Sahara (2005)
  • She (1935)
  • The Deep (1977)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • Three Kings (1999)
  • Treasure Island (1934)

Classic Adventure Films

  • Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  • Beau Geste (1939)
  • Captain Blood (1935)
  • Captains Courageous (1937)
  • Don Juan (1926)
  • Gunga Din (1939)
  • Hudson’s Bay (1940)
  • Kidnapped (1938)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Moby Dick (1956)
  • Mogambo (1953)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  • Red Dust (1932)
  • Robin Hood (1922)
  • Saboteur (1942)
  • Scaramouche (1952)
  • Shanghai Express (1932)
  • She (1935)
  • Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
  • Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
  • Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
  • The Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
  • The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • The Black Pirate (1926)
  • The Black Swan (1942)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • The Call of the Wild (1935)
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
  • The Crimson Pirate (1952)
  • The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
  • The Four Feathers (1939, UK)
  • The General (1926)
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Hurricane (1937)
  • The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
  • The Man In the Iron Mask (1939)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  • The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • The Seven Samurai (1954, Jp.)
  • The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940 UK)
  • The Three Musketeers (1921)
  • The Three Musketeers (1948)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • The Wages of Fear (1953, Fr./It.)
  • They Died With Their Boots On (1942)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Treasure Island (1934)
  • War and Peace (1956)

Dumb Fun Adventure Films

  • The Mummy (1999)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • Sahara (2005)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • The Rocketeer (1991)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  • Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • National Treasure (2004)
  • Cliffhanger (1993)
  • A Knight’s Tale (2001)
  • Willow (1988)
  • Total Recall (1990)

Foreign Adventure Films

  • Drunken Master 2
  • Hero (2002)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Wages of Fear (1953)

Obscure & Overlooked Gems

  • Kelly’s Heros (1970)
  • Sorcerer (1977)

Just Plain Weird Adventure Films

  • Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
  • Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  • The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1985)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  • She (1935)

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