10 Best Action Adventure Movies Of All Time

Tuesday, January 25 by George Root

The 10 best action adventure movies of all time include titles that get carried from generation to generation. Good movies have a way of transcending time, and that goes especially true for exciting movies. See how many of the best action adventure movies of all time you have seen and make sure you get out and see the ones you have missed.

  1. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) – The very firs Indiana Jones movie was the smash hit action adventure "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). Thanks to this member of the list of the best action adventure movies of all time we all know what a melting Nazi looks like.
  2. "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" (1977) – This is not just one of the best action adventure movies of all time, it is the movie that changed the way films were made. This George Lucas classic still stands up today.
  3. "Die Hard" (1988) – Bruce Willis has just quit making television shows to do movies, and this was his first action adventure film. This classic movie went on to become one of the best action adventure movies of all time and launched Bruce Willis' career as an action hero.
  4. "Gladiator" (2000) – The transformation of Roman general Maximus to a gladiator slave is one of the crowing achievements in Russell Crowe's career. The action in this  movie never stops, and the images of ancient Rome are incredible.
  5. "Avatar" (2009) – Many people are still confused as to what "Avatar" (2009) really is, but everyone can agree that it is one of the best action adventure movies of all time. James Cameron created a timeless classic with this movie.
  6. "Star Trek" (2009) – The re-boot of the "Star Trek" franchise turned out to be an action adventure classic. It left audiences wanting more of this cast and wondering how far the new franchise will go.
  7. "Terminator" (1984) – What made the "Terminator" (1984) so great was how it caught an entire planet by surprise. No one expected the effects and action that this movie had, and it remains a classic.
  8. "Batman Begins" (2005) – Christian Bale can sometimes get typecast as the over-the-top hero or bad guy, but in "Batman Begins" (2005) he finds the role he was perfect for. The only thing better than "Batman Begins" (2005) as an action adventure movie was the sequel.
  9. "The Dark Night" (2008) – This much-anticipated sequel to "Batman Begins" (2005) wound up being actor Heath Ledger's last movie. His portrayal of the Joker won him a posthumous Oscar and made this movie one of the best action adventure movies of all time.
  10. "The Treasure of the Sierre Madre" (1948) – With a cast that includes Humphrey Bogart in his prime and Walter Huston, this film was destined to be a classic. This is a just a great adventure to sit with a bag of popcorn and watch.
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