Hollywood adventure movies are favorites of many movie fans and now you can learn about some of the top picks among movie viewers. These Hollywood adventure movies can range from a variety of different styles and titles but they all have one thing in common—they are beloved Hollywood adventure movies and some of the best you can see.

  1. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) This Hollywood adventure movie is part of the Indiana Jones franchise and a favorite among many. It is about an archeology professor hired to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis find it. It stars Harrison Ford and was directed by Steven Spielberg.

  2. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, this movie is another successful franchise about another world where hobbits, elves and otherworldly creatures co-exist. A young hobbit goes on a quest to destroy a ring that can bring destruction. 

  3. "Avatar" (2009) This movie by James Cameron tells the story of a marine who travels to another planet to help in a quest to mine a precious asset. He is promised the use of his legs if he completes the mission. This movie was shot in a new form of 3D that was groundbreaking and unprecedented.

  4. "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) This is a movie that most people have seen and love. It is about a young girl named Dorothy that in taken from her home by a tornado and must meet with a powerful wizard to help her get back home. Along the way she meets some new friends: a scarecrow, a lion and a tin man.

  5. "300" (2006) This epic Hollywood adventure movie is about an army of 300 men that fight the Persians in 480 B.C. The unique thing about this movie is the beautiful effects that set a precedent in the way some movies are shot.

  6. "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) Starring Johnny Depp, this movie is yet another successful franchise of Hollywood adventure movies. It is about a free spirit pirate that sets off on an adventure to save the girl he loves from an army of undead enemies.

  7. "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979) This may not be the best "Star Trek" movie but it is surely the first and what started a series of awesome Hollywood adventure movies based on the television series. Over the years the cast has changed but the films remain a huge success.

  8. "Back to the Future" (1985) This is a Hollywood adventure movie that was about a teenager sent back in time where he meets his parents. It had a couple of sequels and remains a favorite adventure movie by many fans.

  9. "The Dark Knight" (2008) Part of the "Batman" series of movies, this film was the first directed by Christopher Nolan, who changed the story into something darker and to some, making it even better.

  10. "Up" (2009) Even if you're not a fan of films for children, "Up" has a more adult feel to it. It is about an old man that uses hundreds of balloons to fly his house to where he and his wife always wanted to go. He accidentally takes a young boy with him and ends up in some exciting adventures along the way.

These are just a few of the excellent Hollywood adventure movies out there. Most of the more successful ones have sequels and have built a profitable franchise that many fans adore.