Looking for the best adventure movies to watch this weekend?
Here’s a list of some of the best adventure movies released in the past two decades based on IMDB ratings.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Image: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring/New Line Cinema
It’s a well-known fact that The Lord of the Rings is one of the best fantasy series ever created. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s time you watch this epic adventure series with the first movie in the trilogy. The movie is about the journey of a hobbit named Frodo and his companions to Mount Doom, to destroy the ring of a dark lord and save Middle Earth.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 8.8
Image: Gladiator/Scott Free Productions
Ridley Scott’s tour de force depicting the fearsome custom of gladiator combats from the ancient Roman Empire. Maximus, a Roman General, is expelled from the kingdom after Commodus sits on the throne following his father’s death. Maximus is then sold as a slave and sets out to seek revenge. The film won 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and the Best Actor for Russell Crowe.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 8.5
Mad Max: Fury Road
Image: Mad Max: Fury Road/Kennedy Miller Mitchell
This exhilarating action-adventure film sets in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, ruled by a tyrant. He has complete control over the water supply. Furiosa, a rebel warrior, escapes with the help of a drifter named Max. The deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland, as they try to outrun the tyrant and his henchmen, will surely leave you on the edge of your seat.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 8.1
Image: The Revenant/Regency Enterprises
Exploring the journey of a brutally injured frontiersman through the deadly snowscape, seeking revenge against a crewmember who left him to die. He struggles to survive the brutal cold and wild animals and makes his way towards the settlement. Leonardo DiCaprio’s breath-taking performance in the movie earned him a long-awaited Academy Award.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 8.0
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Image: Pirates of the Caribbean/Walt Disney Pictures
A blacksmith, Will Turner, teams up with Captain Jack Sparrow to save the love of his life. The crew of Black Pearl is cursed and they desperately seek a way to break free of it. Johnny Depp’s amusing portrayal of Jack Sparrow will make you fall for this character for sure.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 8.0
Ready Player One
Image: Ready Player One/Warner Bros. Pictures
In the cyberpunk world of 2045, people find salvation in a virtual reality universe called OASIS. Its creator dies, leaving an Easter Egg hidden somewhere in the virtual world. Whoever finds the Easter Egg gains complete control over OASIS. Wade, a teenager, becomes an unlikely hero of this reality-bending treasure hunt. This fantasy world of mystery, danger, and corruption will surely take your breath away.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 7.5
War for the Planet of the Apes
Image: War for the Planet of the Apes/Chernin Entertainment
Caesar embarks on a journey to exact revenge after his wife and son are killed by a rogue human army. The film sets 15 years after the storyline of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. A deadly virus has killed billions of humans. But it’s a boon for the apes who grow more intelligent. The movie will surely make you question the evil side of humanity.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 7.4
Image: Jurassic World/Amblin Entertainment
A blissful vacation in a theme park featuring genetically engineered dinosaurs turns into a nightmare when a vicious Indominus Rex escapes from the confinement. An animal expert must use his skills to stop the monster. Although this movie can’t match the sheerness of the original Jurassic Park movie, it works well as an entertaining popcorn thriller.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 7.0
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Image: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle/Columbia Pictures
Four high school students mistakenly enter into the magical world of Jumanji. To escape, they must stick together and finish the game. This movie is a perfect blend of comedy and adventure. The humorous punches from Kevin Hart will keep you laughing throughout the movie.
⭐ IMDb Rating: 6.9
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