The 10 great adventures movies of the 90's took viewers on journeys across land, space, and time. In some cases, the protagonists even left the planet behind as they traveled into space. These films helped breathe cinematic life into the era we call the nineties.

  1. “Armageddon” As a deadly asteroid approached Earth, NASA prepared team of unlikely heroes to handle the situation. The cast of “Armageddon” covered a lengthy list of popular actors such as Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton and Steve Buscemi. This great adventure movie debuted in 1998.

  2. “The Lion King” Fans commonly regard “The Lion King” as Disney’s greatest animated masterpiece. The plot tested the courage and strength of Simba, a lion cub who was destined to be king. Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons voiced major characters. The adventure movie debuted in 1994.

  3. “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” This adventure movie from the nineties gave us another retelling of the classic story on Robin Hood. The cast included Kevin Costner, as Robin Hood, and Morgan Freeman, as Azeem. Kevin Reynolds directed the movie, which appeared in 1991.

  4. “Home Alone” In “Home Alone,” adventure showed up on a boy’s doorstep when two comical bandits tried to break into his home. Macaulay Culkin played Kevin, the lone boy who battled the burglars. The movie debuted in 1990

  5. .“Hook” High flying action and swashbuckling was a common sight in the 1991 adventure movie “Hook.” Robin Williams played Peter and Dustin Hoffman took on Captain Hook’s role. Steven Spielberg directed the film.

  6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day” In 1991, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his role as cyborg warrior from the future. In this great adventure movie, the Terminator served as a bodyguard. James Cameron wrote and directed the film.

  7. “Dogma” “Dogma” was comedic adventure that revolved around two wayward angels. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon took the starring roles. However, the film also featured Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes as Jay and Silent Bob—the humorous pop culture duo.

  8. “The Mummy” In this great adventure movie, directed by Stephen Sommers, a vengeful mummy rose from his tomb to spread terror. As the leading man, Brendan Fraser stepped up to challenge the supernatural.

  9. “Independence Day” When aliens threatened the survival of the planet, Captain Steven Hiller stood in their way. Along with Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith headed the cast. When released, critics praised this adventure movie for its visual effects. 

  10. “Dances with Wolves” This film was a western adventure movie starring Kevin Costner as Dunbar. Costner was also the director. Overall, the movie won seven Oscars in 1991.