Family Adventure Movies That Don’t Suck

Tuesday, May 3 by Travis Petersen

Finding a film for everyone from kids to adults to enjoy is tough, but there are plenty of family adventure movies that don't suck. These films offer romance for the adults, laughs for the kids, and stunts and action for everybody. Here are just a few of the many family adventure movies that don't suck, blockbusters that everyone in the family will enjoy.

  1. "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Steven Spielberg's classic globe-spanning quest is at the head of our list of family adventure movies that don't suck. "Raiders" introduced adventuring archeologist Indiana Jones, sending him in a race to beat the Nazis to the Lost Ark of the Covenant. It features great action, stunts, a great sense of humor, and a romance between the dashing Jones, played by Harrison Ford, and the feisty Marion Ravenwood, played by Karen Allen. Like the best family adventure movies that don't suck, there's something in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for everyone.
  2. "The NeverEnding Story." The story of a boy who escapes into a fantasy world through a magical book, and the quest that takes place within that book, "The NeverEnding Story" is a great example of family adventure movies that don't suck. The kids will watch with rapt attention, and the film is interesting enough for adults to enjoy, too, especially with the strange, puppet-like monsters and odd special effects. 
  3. "The Princess Bride." This self-aware, quirky fantasy adventure even bills itself as a movie with something for everyone, containing a fairy tale, a princess, swor fighting, revenge, and "some kissing." The story of a young man trying to get back to the princess he loves is filled with quotable humor and references to old movies for the adults, romance for the girls, sword fights and Andre the Giant for the boys, and more. It is the perfect example of family adventure movies that don't suck, because that is exactly how it was designed to be.
  4. "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial." The final film on our list of family adventure movies that don't suck is from the same director as the first, Steven Spielberg. The story of an alien who comes to Earth and befriends a little boy, it's a heartwarming tale with adventure and humor and a tear-jerking middle and a happy ending. It has everything anyone could ask for in family adventure movies that don't suck, from cute kids to cute aliens, which is why it closes out our list.

-Travis Petersen

 

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