Best Adventure Movies List

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 283 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $377.02M

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 280 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $313.84M

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.


Star Wars (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 279 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $460.94M

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 275 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $340.48M

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.


Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: $6.00M

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.


Back to the Future (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $210.61M

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.


Aliens (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $85.20M

The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $242.37M

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 269 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $290.16M

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 269 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $56.72M

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 268 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $380.96M

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 267 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $153.63M

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.


Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $936.63M

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.


Inception (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 262 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $292.57M

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.


Interstellar (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 260 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $187.99M

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.


Avatar (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 258 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $760.51M

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.


Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 255 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $858.37M

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.


Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $678.82M

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.


Batman Begins (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 253 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $205.34M

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.


Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $120.52M

Lead Role: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent, | Director:

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.



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