The 10 best 90's action adventure movies are packed with intense moments, suspense, action sequences, and adventurous tales that span the future, different planets, time travel, natural disasters, and even the medieval period. What suits your adventurous needs? Protecting the future with the T-800? Journeying to Mars with Arnold Schwarzenegger to unravel an alien mystery? Tracking a madman across NYC with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson? These adventures are more than enough to keep you busy.

  1. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." This sequel is not only one of the definitive action adventure movies ever made, it is perhaps the best '90s action adventure movie hands down. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a groundbreaking masterpiece that mixes the elements of sci-fi and action adventure effectively.

  2. "Total Recall." This Arnold Schwarzenegger-led flick is among one of the best '90s action adventure movies ever made. "Total Recall" is a hardcore action adventure movie set within a science fiction universe that brings our protagonist from Earth to Mars. Gunfights, gore, and explosions included.

  3. "The Matrix." Much like "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "The Matrix is a '90s action adventure movie that broke new ground in terms of action and special effects, including the ultra-cool bullet time sequence. It even presented us with a brand new mythology and universe to follow in its own right. 

  4. "Die Hard With A Vengeance." This third chapter in the "Die Hard" series is a fun mixture of crime, action, and adventure that spans the city of New York itself. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson trail a madman and his group of terrorists who is setting off bombs all around the city in this classic '90s action adventure movie.

  5. "Speed." Borrowing from the 'Die Hard' formula of films, "Speed" is basically 'Die Hard' on a bus and it rightfully succeeds in every aspect across the board. This flick is among the best '90s action adventure movies, from its mind-blowing tension and suspense down to its thrilling concept and set pieces.

  6. "The Fifth Element." Bruce Willis plays a cab driver in the far future who soon finds himself knee-deep in a battle between good and evil that could cause the end of the world itself. "The Fifth Element" is almost like 'Die Hard' set in space and the future. It's filled with action, cool sci-fi themes, and plenty of humor.

  7. "Mission: Impossible." Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt in this cinematic adaptation of the classic television show of the same name. "Mission: Impossible" is filled with action, adventure, mystery, excellent sequences, and espionage, ranking it among one of the best '90s action adventure movies.

  8. "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." Not only is this one of the best '90s action adventure movies, it is perhaps the most soulful adaptation of the Robin Hood story period. Packed with an all-star cast ranging from Kevin Costner to Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman, 'Prince of Thieves' is filled with action and adventure.

  9. "The Mummy." Armed with witty humor, cool action, and an adventurous story, "The Mummy" has all the ingredients of a blockbuster "Indiana Jones" movie. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, therefore "The Mummy" makes for a pleasant experience as well as one of the best '90s action adventure movies.

  10. "Hard Rain." Despite the fact that it's highly underrated, this '90s action adventure movie adds a bit of spice to the table by throwing in a natural disaster into the challenge. Christian Slater plays at armored truck guard who must evade a gang of thieves in a town that is suffering from a massive flood.