The adventure movie is a very wide genre that has overlaps with science fiction, fantasy and action movies. Of course, an adventure is central, a search for, for example, a treasure. In this adventure, the hero with his helpers will usually have to visit exotic places and to survive many dangerous situations.What are the top 10 movies that take you on an unforgettable adventure?
10. The Mummy
With The Mummy (1999) began a revival of the old-fashioned adventure movie that revolves around the pyramids. In 1923 a group of archaeologists went to an ancient Egyptian city. Not only do they suffer from competing treasures. The dead also come to life. The Mummy was a great success thanks to the innovative special effects and humorous awkwardness of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, which followed many follow-up films and spin-offs.
9. Romancing the Stone
Romancing the Stone (1984) puts the adventure movie in a new jacket. Kathleen Turner plays a loyal author of romantic books that are forced to search for a giant gem in Colombia. A map must lead her through the jungle. Soon she gets lost and an American bird smuggler (played by Michael Douglas) decides to help her to survive many exciting situations. Humor and a touch of romance are obviously not forgotten by director Robert Zemeckis.
8. Mad Max: Fury Road
The reboot of Mad Max is one of the surprises of 2015. A group of women led by the tough Furiosa (Charlize Theron) decides to escape from the hands of a dictator. During the long pursuit of the desert, they get help from Mad Max. The unimaginable stunts, grim future scenes and unexpected twists make for a spectacular action adventure movie.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean
For a long time, the pirate film was a popular form of adventure genre until the public lost its interest in the sixties. It was a movie based on a drive in Disneyland, which included an unexpected comeback.Delightful special effects made just the right scanty moments during all quests. But especially the casting did miracles with Johnny Depp as the inimitable Captain Jack Sparrow who drives his opponents Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley regularly to madness. A fifth of the successful series is scheduled for 2017.
6. Lawrence of Arabia
Most adventure movies use fantasy elements. Lawrence of Arabia is one of the most beautiful exceptions and is based on the life of TE Lawrence. This rebel English lieutenant was stationed in Cairo during the First World War. When he comes into contact with an Arab prince, his tactical ideas for victories against the Turkish army. Lawrence slowly develops into a military leader of the desert peoples. Lawrence of Arabia is a true epic of unexpected twists and turns.
5. Spirited Away
The Japanese animated film Spirited Away (2001) is often seen as Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece. The movie about the girl Chihiro is a very original adventure movie that takes place in a spirit world. On their way to their new home, Chihiro discovers with her parents a gate that gives access to a strange world. Her parents are changed in pigs and Chihiro has to survive through all kinds of listeners. Can she break her parents’ enchantment and find the way back to the real world? She is happy to get help from unexpected corner.
4. Back to the Future
One year after Romancing the Stone, Robert Zemeckis gave the adventure film a completely different turn. In Back to the Future, the teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels with a time machine in the form of a car to the past. Soon he gets into trouble when his youthful mother falls in love with him.Marty finds out his future is disappearing and will have to make a plan to bring his parents back together. In addition, he also has to find a way to repair the time machine. Back to the Future is a unique mix of adventure, science fiction and comedy featuring two more sequel films
3. The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the beginning of the fantasy genre. For a long time, Tolkien’s books were considered to be ineffective. Until Peter Jackson ventured into the project and presented three films in the period 2001-2003, realizing that Middle Earth was realistically brought to life. The fierce journey of the Frodo hobbit must end with the destruction of the wrath of the evil Sauron. The Lord of the Rings is an adventure movie that can be measured by classical legends, thanks to the battles, songs, magic, many surprises and beautiful landscapes.
2. Star Wars
No-one had expected in 1977 that Star Wars would completely change the film industry. Since then there have been five sequel films and by the end of this year the first part of a new trilogy will appear in the cinema. Star Wars places the adventure movie in space, which never makes it clear whether the movies play in the past or the future. We follow the adventures of young Luke Skywalker who, like his father, wants to become Jedi Knight. During his trip, he meets freaking robots, a beautiful princess and a real schelm with the fastest spaceship of the universe (if it works.) A true phenomenon.
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) by Steven Spielberg is the ultimate adventure movie. It carries all the elements of the genre. In the amazing opening scene, it is made clear that Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is an archaeologist who is looking for lost treasures around the world. In many cases he suffers too often in bad situations where his whip is good. Indiana is asked to find the Ark of the Covenant earlier than the Nazis. The army that holds the ark is invincible. In Egypt, at an excavated temple complex, his opponents should be too clever, without ever being forgotten. There were three more films, although the original remains unmatched.
Top 10 Super Exciting Adventure Movies