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Favorite Action Adventure Movies

Updated on February 1, 2017

Best Action Adventure Movies

By: Dan and Yollie Bunag


Take, camera, action!
Action adventure movies are both thrilling and exciting and is one of our favorite genres. This is a collection of our favorite action adventures movies, both old classics and new. We love Robin Hood, the Indiana Jones collection, and the Mummy series. Experience both the thrill and adventure while watching these action adventure movies. We have added a voting module so you can also vote in your favorite action adventure movies. What are your favorites?

Errol Flynn is eternally charming as Robin, defender of the poor, in this rousing family adventure that co-stars Olivia de Havilland and Claude Rains. If you like Action Adventure, this classic is a keeper!

The Adventures of Robin Hood Trailer (1938)

King Solomon's Mines

Filmed on location in Africa, this adventure follows daring explorer Alan Quartermaine (Stewart Granger) as he tries to find King Solomon's lost mines. Quartermaine is hired by Elizabeth (Deborah Kerr) to find her husband, who disappeared during a hunt for the legendary diamond mines. The fearless adventurer leads a search party and successfully evades capture by the Watusis -- and manages to charm Elizabeth at the same time.

The Eiger Sanction

Clint eastwood stars as a professional assassin forced out of retirement to track down a deadly double agent who has murdered his close friend. The hunt takes eastwood on a breathtaking journey up the Swiss Alps.

The Eiger Sanction 1975

Escape From Alcatraz

Based on a true story about an escape from the island prison of Alcatraz. Clint Eastwood plays a new convict who enters into a kind of mind game with the shady warden (Patrick McGoohan) and organizes a break leading into the treacherous waters off San Francisco.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark


Get ready to globe-trot with one of the big screen's greatest adventurers. When Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) -- the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist -- is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant (resting place of the original Ten Commandments), he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Trailer

The Beastmaster

A warrior named Dar (Marc Singer) embarks on a perilous journey to seek his revenge on the monstrous priest Maax who slaughtered his family. Along the way, he's helped by a cunning hunter (John Amos), a beautiful slave girl (Tanya Roberts) and his own extraordinary ability to communicate with animals.

Romancing the Stone


When her sister is kidnapped by thugs searching for a priceless jewel in the Colombian jungle, a romance novelist (Kathleen Turner) soon finds her own life filled with cliffhangers and danger. All alone, she sets out to rescue her sister and meets up with a handsome fortune seeker (Michael Douglas) who convinces her to beat the bandits to the treasure.

The Jewel of the Nile


Novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) and wanderer Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) went sailing off into the sunset together. In this thrill-packed sequel, Ralph (Danny DeVito) is back on their trail and they're back in the fast lane on a perilous trek through the fierce North African Desert. Not even treacherous tribes, deadly dungeons and semingly endless villains can stop this trio from finding, once and for all, that mysterious "jewel."

Robin Hood

Prince of Thieves

For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law. In this richly-detailed, action-packed retelling of the legendary story, Robin Hood must battle the evil Sheriff of Nottingham not only to save King Richard the Lionhearted and England but also to save his love, the noble beauty Maid Marian.

The Three Musketeers

Athos (Kiefer Sutherland), Porthos (Oliver Platt) and Aramis (Charlie Sheen) band together to protect their king from the evil schemes of Cardinal Richelieu (Tim Curry). An eager novice, D'Artagnan (Chris O'Donnell), joins forces with the legendary trio in hopes of following in his father's footsteps and becoming a Musketeer.

The Rock


A vengeful general and his highly trained commandos seize control of Alcatraz island and threaten San Francisco with rockets loaded with deadly gas unless the families of the men who died under his command in covert missions are paid a million dollars a piece. Only two men can stop them.

The Rock - Movie Trailer

The Mummy


Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year old legacy of terror. Combining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of the legendary 1932 horror classic, The Mummy is a true nonstop action epic, filled with dazzling visual effects, top-notch talent and superb storytelling.

The Scorpion King


In an ancient time predating the pyramids the evil King Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to foretell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop King Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. Did he kill the sorceress or did he do something else? Watch the Scorpion King.

Hidalgo (2004)

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Director: Joe Johnston, Rating: PG-13

A sandstorm of epic proportions. A swarm of locusts so massive it obliterates the relentless sun. Deadly traps that defy imagination. These are just a few of the astonishing obstacles Frank T. Hopkins, the greatest long-distance racer ever, faces in the rousing action-adventure Hidalgo. Based on a true story, Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) and his mustang Hidalgo enter the ultimate extreme sport of its time -- the Ocean Of Fire. Underdogs challenging the finest Arabian horses and riders, they must not only survive the grueling race across 3,000 miles of the Arabian Desert's punishing terrain, but they must thwart the evil plots of competitors who vow victory at all costs! A great story of personal triumph, amazing special effects, and memorable characters make Hidalgo one of the most thrilling adventures ever.

Hidalgo


Troy


Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, Eric Bana portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as King Priam.

In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris of Troy (Orlando Bloom) kidnaps legendary beauty Helen (Diane Kruger) from her husband, King Menelaus of Sparta, setting the two nations on a collision course for war. The Greeks, including Achilles (Brad Pitt), marshal their entire armada, sail to Troy and begin a decade-long siege. Eric Bana plays Hector, the leader of the Trojan forces, and Sean Bean is the wily Ulysses (of Trojan Horse fame).

Troy Trailer (2004)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett Director: Steven Spielberg Rating: PG-13

"Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" finds Indy (Harrison Ford) trying to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent (Cate Blanchett) for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker (Shia LaBeouf) and his spirited original love Marion (KarenAllen), Indy takes you on a breathtaking action-packed adventure in the exciting tradition of the classic "Indiana Jones" movies.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Wow, you have some really good choices here!!

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