10 Good Adventure Movies 2009

Wednesday, December 1 by Dan MacIntosh

The 10 good adventure movies chosen here stretch the definition of the word "adventure." It's not always about killing people with guns. Instead, it has a lot more to do with action. None of these movies will make you bored.

  1. "Inglourious Basterds" Throw Nazis into the big screen picture, and you're sure to get a lot of action. These were men of action; just the wrong actions. But they get theirs in the end, you just watch and see. The real action of this movie takes place when a group of Jewish-American soldiers scalp and violently kill some Nazis. 
  2. "Avatar" This is a movie about saving weird blue people. But it'll draw you in because a marine has to decide to do his job, or save the aliens he's become so attached to. And we're not talking about that Las Vegas act, either. It's actually quite compelling, believe it or not. Oh, and it made loads of money, too.
  3. "Star Trek" Yes, boys and girls, there is still a large nerd fan base for Star Trek movies. But wait a minute, before you tune out. This one takes place in the early days of Captain Kirk, so he's not already old and fat. This film, however, did away, for the most part, with the old war horse cast and brought in some fresh space faces. And that was a good idea.
  4. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Harry Potter gets big new lessons here during his 6th year at Hogwarts. This is not just an adventure film, it's a franchise. It could have been called Harry Potter and his Dog Spot, and still made millions. It actually grossed $301,951,830, by the way.
  5. "Up" Adventure films can also be animated, don't you know? But this one is both sweet and action-packed, and you really can't beat that. Watch as the old man, Carl Fredricksen, sails with up, up and away with his balloon.
  6. "Monsters vs. Aliens" When horror films start to sound like UFC bouts, perhaps this is reason for concern. However, there was plenty of horrific activity to keep the viewer glued to the screen in this film where a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and makes her into a monster. One wonders if there will be, say, and "Up vs. Toy Story," next.
  7. "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" Kids love dinosaurs. Kids also eat up the "Ice Age" animated franchise. This film was bound to succeed, and it was also a fun movie. It teaches the lesson, never adopt a stranger's eggs.
  8. "G-Force" Okay, this was not the best adventure movie of 2009. But it was, by far, the best movie starring guinea pigs of the year. And that's saying something. Who else, but guinea pigs, are qualified to keep a billionaire from taking over the world?
  9. "Where the Wild Things Are" This Spike Jonze-directed film has made it so moms and dads don't need to read this story to kids any longer. They can just pop in the DVD. But is that really a good thing? Yet it still may keep your kids from going to bed without supper.
  10. "Coraline" You can hardly go wrong with the voice of Dakota Fanning, who voiced the main character, Coraline Jones. In it, little miss Jones explores a whole new world.
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