Top 17 Adventure movies of All Time

Who doesn’t love adventures? Who doesn’t feel thrilled in adventure? Every child inside of us loves adventures. It gives us an adrenaline rush. Good adventure elements make a movie special and let us escape from our world of stress, anxiety into an imaginary world. Today I have listed down some such movies which you love to watch.


All of them are PG-13 movies. You can watch those with your family.

Well, let’s start with the top 17 adventure movies of all time favourite.

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List of Top 17 Adventure Movies:



I think this is obviously one of Disney’s best animated feature films. Disney brought back two Marvel actors Chris Pratt and Tom Holland in this animated film. Which you have seen in the role of Star-lord and Spiderman respectively.

This is the story of two teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley who goes for a magical quest to bring back their late father for one day. This will definitely give you an adventurous and magical experience.

Watch it on Amazon Prime , Disney+ Hotstar

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Spiderman Homecoming


This is the first solo entry of Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland as the friendly neighborhood Spiderman is great. Michael Keaton played the main antagonist named Vulture here. With the new Spiderman we can go for a very fun and thrilling adventure. Every beating moment you will think what will happen next.

This movie has a complete package of love, emotions, action, comedy, tensions. Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/ Iron Man also appears in it.

Watch it on Amazon Prime

Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle


Dwayne ‘the Rock‘ Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart, Jumanji- Welcome to the Jungle uses a charming cast and humorous moments to offer a solidly entertaining flick. This is a very well made family movie. You can also enjoy this movie with your friends. 

Four friends trapped in a magical video game as their avatars. The only way out from the game is to finish the game together.

After its critical and commercial success, a sequel named Jumanji the Next Level released last year.

Watch it on Amazon Prime

National Treasure


Another great but underrated action-adventure movie starring Nicholas Cage. This is also a family entertaining movie from Disney.

Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian races to get the legendary temple treasure before a team of mercenaries. 

National Treasure will thrill you from the beginning to the end. Nicholas Cage, Sean Bean and others did well. Some locations, action scenes, humors made the film very lovely and entertaining.

Watch it on Amazon Prime



George Clooney starring sci-fi adventure film is a very good entertaining film. Ratatouille director Brad Bird directed this film.

In the film, a disillusioned genius inventor (Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) embark on a journey to an intriguing alternate-dimension known as “Tomorrowland”, where their actions directly affect their own world.

Disney movies are always very engaging. There is no exception. I feel this is an underrated one. I enjoyed the flick a lot.

Watch it on Amazon Prime , 

Iron Man


Iron Man is the beginning of the great Marvel Cinematic Universe. We enjoy every year a number of Superhero movies which are part of the MCU. Those all started from this 2008 flick. This movie established Robert Downey Jr as a bigger star in Hollywood.

After being kidnapped by a terrorist organization in Afghanistan billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates an armor to fight evil. This is a different superhero idea where we see a guy who thinks he only needs himself but then he also realized that he just might need others and they might need him. A bit of character development of Tony Stark can also be seen here.

This movie was a blockbuster and Downey’s acting was praised by the critics as well. Also the screenplay, direction, VFX and action sequences received acclaim.

Watch it on Amazon Prime , Disney+ Hotstar

The Jungle Book


Mowgli’s adventure is always loveable. The characters Baloo, Bagheera are just wonderful ! Also, you can see Shere Khan, a tiger who is a badass villain !

Mowgli is a boy who bought up in the Jungle by a pack of wolves. When Shere Khan, a tiger, threatens to kill him. Then Bagheera, a panther and a bear named Baloo help him to escape his clutches.

This Disney production is directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The Jungle Book introduced Neel Sethi as Mowgli. Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba also starred in this movie. The lovely remake is engrossing to watch for everyone. 

It became a critical and commercial success, grossing over $966 million worldwide. The Jungle Book was praised for vocal performances, direction, musical score and faithful adaptation to Rudyard Kipling’s novel of the same name. 

Watch it on Amazon Prime , Disney+ Hotstar

Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope


The first installment of the epic space adventure film series Star Wars is A New Hope. Directed by George Lucas, the first film is actually the fourth part of the franchise.

After Princess Leia, the leader of the Rebel Alliance, is held hostage by Darth Vader, Luke and Han Solo must free her and destroy the powerful weapon created by the Galactic Empire.

Star Wars was released in a limited number of theaters in the United States on May 25, 1977. Soon after it released, became a blockbuster hit and leading to it being expanded to a much wider release. Star Wars opened to critical acclaim. This is most notable for its groundbreaking visual effects. It grossed a total of $775 million. The film became a pop culture phenomenon and launched an industry of tie-in products including novels, comics, video games, amusement park attractions and merchandise including toys, clothings, games and many spin-off works.

Watch it on Amazon Prime , Disney+ Hotstar

The Adventures of Tintin


The young reporter Tintin and his adorable cute fox terrier have plenty of adventures. Hergé’s legendary comic book series Tintin is beloved by all its readers. The stories of his adventures are also adapted in movies or television. Steven Spielberg has crafted another spirited, thrilling adventure in the form of Tintin after Indiana Jones.

In this film Tintin and Haddock set of on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor

Star Wars and Harry Potter series composer John Williams composed The Adventures of Tintin. Williams was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score.

Watch it on Amazon Prime , 

The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey


Based on J.R.R Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, this is an epic adventure flick. This is the first part of The Hobbit trilogy, a prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug. This is the beginning of the adventure, the backstory of The Lord Of The Rings.

If you liked the masterpiece LOTR then you must watch this.

Watch it on Amazon Prime 

Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective Sherlock Holmes is a man of happenings. He has had plenty of exciting experiences in his life. 

Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes movie has no dearth of adventures and actions. 

It involves a series of murders that continued to occur throughout London. With help from Watson, Holmes sets out to locate the terrorizing Lord Blackwood. They soon find out that their case isn’t ordinary when dark magic and strange technologies weave into the mystery.

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Life of Pi


Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning film Life of Pi is a marvelous treat for the excitement seekers. This is the thrilling life story of Pi Patel. Suraj Sharma played the role of teen Pi, while the late Irrfan Khan played the adult. 

The film showed Pi telling his life story to a novelist. The story narrates how after being shipwrecked Pi spent years after years in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger.

Life of Pi was shot in India, Taiwan, and Montreal, Quebec in 2011. R&H studios handled the VFX of this film.

Visually stunning and thrilling sequences made me moved. It has a huge success both critically and commercially with three nominations in Golden Globe. Life of Pi also won the Golden Globe Award for best original score.

Watch it on Amazon Prime

Jurassic Park


The first installment of Jurassic Park series. Based on Michale Crichton’s novel this movie is directed by Steven Spielberg. This is known for the unique concept of preserving dinosaurs in a wildlife park.

Jurassic Park is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, located off Central America’s Pacific Coast near Costa Rica. There, a wealthy businessman John Hammond and a team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of de-extinct dinosours. When industrial sabotage leads to a catastrophic shutdown of the park’s power facilities and security precautions, a small group of visitors and Hammond’s grandchildren struggle to survive and escape the perilous island.

Before Titanic this was the highest grossing film.

Watch it on Netflix , Amazon Prime

Avengers Endgame


“Some people move on, but not us ” – can you remember this epic quote?

The final installment of Marvel’s infinity saga was released last year. This movie created a history in the Box office.

Avengers Endgame shows how after the snap the rest of the Avengers survived and they reunite and assemble again to reinvigorate their trounced allies and restore balance.

Exciting, entertaining and emotionally impactful Avengers Endgame delivered a satisfying climax of the Marvel’s Infinity saga.

Watch it on Amazon Prime , Disney+ Hotstar

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Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl


Inspired by an adventure theme park, this thoroughly entertaining and action-packed film was directed by Gore Verbinsky. Captain Jack Sparrow, the main character became an iconic character in the history of films. 

In the first part blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Depp won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. In addition to Best Actor nominations at the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Golden Globes, The Curse of the Black Pearl was also nominated for four other Academy awards and BAFTAs   

After the huge success there are four sequels also released. 

Watch it on Amazon Prime , Disney+ Hotstar

Back To The Future


Back To The Future is a 1985 science fiction comedy adventure film directed by Robert Zemeckis. This movie is the story of time traveling. Marty McFly and Doctor Emmet Brown accidentally travels from 1985 to 1955. There Marty must make his high-school-aged parents fall in love in order to return to the present.

Back to the Future was a highly successful movie at that time. It won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, and the Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing.

Its success led to a franchise
including two sequels Back To The Future Part II (1989) and Back To The Future Part III  (1990), a theme park ride, an animated series, several video games, a series of comic books and a stage musical.

Watch it on Amazon Prime

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Everyone knows about Harry Potter. Based on J.K Rowling’s bestsellers, Harry Potter is a sensation in worldwide. Prisoner of Azkaban is my most favourite Harry Potter movie. I just really surprised about the time traveling in this film and loved it.

This is the third installment of Harry Potter series. The story follows Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts. When he is informed that a prisoner named Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban and intends to kill him.

Harry Potter is always full of excitements. Here, we’re introduced to Profesor Remus Lupin besides Sirus Black. 

This film is directed by Alfanso Cuarón. His direction was praised by the critics. The lead actors are also praised. Prisoner of Azkaban is probably the best in the Harry Potter franchise. This was one of the highest grossing films too.

Watch it on Amazon Prime

Thanks for reading. Hope you have enjoyed this.
Let me know in comment box how you find the list of adventure movies of all time. 

  1. Ruchi Mayank Verma

    August 20, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Your list is simply amazing and among these 2 are my all time favorite, one is Iron Man and other is The jungle Book…

  2. Arkoprobho Chattopadhyay

    August 21, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Thank you very much. Those Jon Favreau directed movies are also my favourite.

  3. Khushboo

    August 23, 2020 at 1:36 am

    This is really a very nice list of adventurous movie. I like watching them a lot.

  4. Nidhi KM

    August 23, 2020 at 1:36 am

    I like life Of Pie the most as it being an Indian movie and the kind of adventures shown are very different from all others. Whole of the movie is gripping.

  5. Paresh Godhwani

    August 23, 2020 at 10:23 am

    This is really an interesting list of movies. I have watched most of them. Star wars is the series I need to catch up on. Thank you for sharing them.

  6. Sandy N Vyjay

    August 23, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Most of my favourites are in the list. Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars are my top favourites from the list.

  7. Snigdha Prusti

    August 27, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Most of my fav movies are in the list . I always love to watch adventure movies ,series.

  8. Mrinal

    August 27, 2020 at 7:43 am

    This is indeed an amazing list of movies! I have watched some of these and they are awesome!

  9. jhilmildsaha

    August 27, 2020 at 7:44 am

    What an amazing list of adventure movies. I am a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean series and cant get enough of those films. Will watch the rest of yhe movies on Prime


    August 27, 2020 at 7:44 am

    This is really an amazing list of movies. I have already watched most of them. Will surely watch remaining ones asap.. thanks for sharing

  11. Ravi Kumar Sardana

    August 27, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Almost every movie mentioned in this article is ultimate mood buster. I have watched these movies with my children.

  12. Preeti

    August 27, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Amazing compilation… My personal favourite is jungle book and life of pie. Most of them movies I didn't watched yet, I think now I need to watch it.

  13. The Champa Tree

    August 27, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Very nice list. Most of them are a BIG hit with us…

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