10 Best Adventures Movies: The Journey of a Lifetime

Thursday, October 27 by D. Michaels

Any list of the 10 best adventures movies is always a pleasure to devise. Not only do fans get to relive some of the best movies they saw growing up, it’s a way of passing on the greats to view to the next generation and watch them anew through their eyes.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark".

This Harrison Ford classic has practically become iconic in Hollywood since its release in 1981. The collaboration between him, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg was repeated successfully three more time making, this on of the ten best adventure movies.

"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring".

Studios had been trying for years to being this J.R.R. Tolkien classic to the big screen and after spending an obscene amount of money, they did just that with a stellar cast and visionary director which produced one of the best adventure movies of all time.  

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl". It was supposed to be a one-shot movie with no sequels so that Disneyworld could promote their classic ride, but it turned out to be one of the best adventure movies ever made and rocketed the already well-known cast into the stratosphere of popularity.

"Romancing the Stone". It’s basically a rip-off of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, but it was done so well, it earned its place on the list of ten best adventure movies. It also goes to show that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Who knew that original James Bond was so good at comedy? His role as the father of adventuring archeologis Indiana Jones help propel this film onto the list of ten best adventure movies for its sheer fun and by providing a thrilling rode for the audience.

"Star Wars IV: A New Hope". It’s the film that started the entire franchise. Released in 1977, the studio was expecting modest returns and was blown away by how well it was received. It made stars out of the entire cast and made creator George Lucas a very, very rich man.

"The Borne Identity". Move over James Bond, Jason is Bourne is going to kick your ass. This re-imaging of the spy-thriller made the list ten best adventure movies for its willingness to take risks and show a realistic modern take on an old genre.

"300". Leave it to visually-oriented director Zack Synder to deliver the real-life version of a graphic novel. Telling the tale of the real Battle of Thermopylae between 300 Spartans and the entire Persian army, the action in this film easily made it one of the ten best adventure movies when it was released in 2006.

"Sucker Punch".

Synder followed up his work in 2011 with this balls-to-the-wall incomprehensible story about a girl trapped in a mental institution who is als fighting her battle of survival in her mind. What made this film one of the best adventure movies were really it’s visual effects, which like his earlier movie, “300”, were stunning to behold.  

"Seven Samurai".

Virtually everything people like about action movies started with this Japanese film. It’s been hailed as an influence on Lucas, Spielberg and countless others. This best adventure movie tells the story of a rouge samurai warrior who enlists the help of six others to defend the residents of a small town from a band of theieves.

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