Movies that involve terrifying menaces and/or explosions are great, but here are the really good adventure movies with hot actresses. Whether she's a damsel in distress or a butt-kicking heroine, it's always nice to see the fairer sex represented in otherwise "manly" films.

  1. The "Star Wars" trilogy (the first one). The war between good and evil on an intergalactic scale; wise-cracking Han Solo; pure and benevolent Luke versus his evil father, Darth Vader; the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda. These are all well and good, but one of the most iconic scenes from these great adventure movies is the hot actress, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) taken prisoner by Jabba the Hutt... in a gold bikini. The girl could wield a light saber, too.

  2. "King Kong." Whether you prefer Fay Wray or Jessica Lange (or, if you must include the 2005 version, Naomi Watts), it's easy to see why that big ape fell in love with his tiny, hairless vixen.

  3. "Alien." If there's anything hotter than a sexy actress in a good adventure movie, it's a hot actress who's a little scary. Sigourney Weaver as Ripley shows that kicking butt, especially in your underwear, is as sexy as it gets.

  4. "True Lies." This tale of spies and marriage and married spies is a fun romp, and even Tom Arnold couldn't ruin an adventure movie with a hot actress. Jamie Lee Curtis turns from dowdy to wowie, strutting her stuff half-naked in a striptease scene and then showing off her great gams while dangling from a jet.

  5. "Avatar." Zoe Saldana shows that skin color really doesn't matter, as men across the globe swooned over her blue alien, Neytiri. Sigourney Weaver, aging beautifully, provides something for those longing for a little nostalgia.

  6. "La Femme Nikita." Not one but two television series came out of this French adventure movie with the hot actress Anne Parillaud. If you'd rather not read subtitles, you can see Bridget Fonda transform from a junkie to a government assassin in the American remake, "Point of No Return."

  7. "Kill Bill" (both volumes). If your adventure movie needs a hot actress to go on a revenge-fueled killing spree, who better to cast than the ever-cool Uma Thurman?

  8. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Michelle Yeoh's own martial arts skills supplemented with special effects make her one hot actress to be reckoned with.

  9. "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." If you need a good adventure movie with a hot actress to watch with your girlfriend, this is perfect. With the combination of Brad Pitt and nonstop action, your lady might not notice you gawking at Angelina Jolie in her bra.

  10. "Thelma and Louise." Double the adventure, double the hot actresses. With Susan Sarandon's dissatisfied Louise and Geena Davis' naive Thelma, some might consider this a chick flick. But attempted rape, murder, armed robbery and car chases ensure this is no fluffy romcom. Also: Geena Davis in her panties.

- Erin Crum