Top 10 Best Adventure Movies Ever
When we think of adventure movies, we visualize heroic deeds performed in supernatural maneuvers by simple but brave people. Adventure movies tingle our nerves and make us want to do the impossible! The action filled stunt sequences give us quite a rush of adrenaline every time! This is the reason people enjoy watching adventure movies which make us believe the impossible situation the hero has to go through to save the human race (which very conveniently includes the love of his life). Exotic locations and fictional events form a big part of the adventure movies plot. Here is the list of Top 10 Best Adventure Movies that not only provide entertainment but also boost our morale and dare us to do more. It should be noted, however, that the people performing in these adventure movies are trained professionals and no of their actions or moves should be copied. Enough of the public message and on with the adventure movies!
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is second installment of the LOTR series which is based on a book. The deceitful Gollum leads the way for Frodo and Sam in their dangerous journey to Mordor. Meanwhile, the separated leaders must take a stand against Sauron and his new ally if they want to survive. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers had more than 80 nominations and stands at the 10th place in the Top 10 Best Adventure Movies list.
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Another of the Indiana Jones adventure movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark is actually a 115 minute nonstop thrill ride! The famous archaeologist Indiana Jones is hired by the government to hunt for an Ark. Time is critical because the Nazis are after it too! So, it is up our fearless hero to conquer all odds and beat the Nazis to the Ark and its immense power. Raiders of the Lost Ark ranks 9th in the Top 10 Best Adventure Movies list.
8. The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is one of the most original adventure movies we have seen in a long time (other than Avatar). A computer whiz, who is also a hacker, finds out through a mysterious man that the world he lives in is not real but a virtual one generated by computers. He in then launched head first in the middle of a battle only he can win and give his people physical as well as psychological freedom from the machines. The slow motion fight scenes featured in The Matrix are timeless.
7. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
In Star Wars IV- A New Hope, A young striving Luke Skywalker links up with the resistance to liberate the princess and the galaxy from the destructive force known as the Death Star. Darth Vader is up to his no good antics and has plans to wipe out the existence of our planet. All the adventure movies of this series (6 in total) hold a special place in our hearts mainly because they relate to our childhood memories. Star Wars IV- A New Hope is placed 7th in the Top 10 Best Adventure Movies list.
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was the first installment of the epic LOTR trilogy and was released in 2001 with each part being released in the subsequent year. An childlike hobbit of The Shire travels with his companions to the fires of Mount Doom to destroy the Ring that allows its master to manipulate evil powers. The fellowship must also do battle with Saruman and Sauron, a troll, flying spies and more to accomplish their mission. A prequel to The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring call The Hobbit is an upcoming movie and is to be released this year.
5. Inception (2010)
Inception is one of those adventure movies you’ll want to see over and over again. Director Christopher Nolan has yet again come up with a one in a lifetime type of adventure movie! This action movie tells the story about a man who possesses the power to enter and steal ideas from people’s minds as well as plant some new ones there. But when things go wrong, his final chance of liberation is to finish the final mission he has undertaken with his team. Inception ranks 5th in the Top 10 Best Adventure Movies list.
4. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980)
Continuing the adventure movies series, Star Wars: Episode V -The Empire Strikes Back shows us Luke who has now become a seasoned space warrior. He is being guided by the great Master Yoda to becoming a true Jedi. Meanwhile, Darth Vader has started to show special interest in Luke for reasons known only to him and wants to recruit him to the Dark Side. Before the climax, the audiences are in for a big surprise as they are let in on a secret about our hero and his unlikely past. Star Wars: Episode V -The Empire Strikes Back is also counted in the list of the most surprising movie endings.
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai narrates the story of honor and duty towards each other. A village terrorized by bandits asks the favor of samurais to save their village and defend them. Little by little the characters of the hired samurais are developed and we come to associate with them. They start teaching the art of defense to the villagers. A great battle ensues when as much as 40 bandits decide to eradicate the samurais and take over the village. Seven Samurai is ranked 3rd in the Top 10 Best Adventure Movies list.
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the final installment of the best adventure movie series ever. This epic tale of struggle and courage comes to an end in this part. As Frodo and Sam get closer to Mount Doom with the Ring, Aragorn leads a makeshift army against Sauron’s to distract the Dark Lord. The outstanding special effects and flawless choreography in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is incomparable to any other adventure movies as of yet.
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the best western movie till date and showcases greats like Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef .A quiet enigmatic loner searches for stolen gold buried in a cemetery in an uneasy alliance with two of the deadliest rivals. Each of them knows a piece of information which is useless without the other piece. So, they are bound to stay together only till they find the gold. May the most devious and luckiest one win the battle! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ranks 1st in the list of Top 10 Best Adventure Movies.