Movies in the Adventure genre

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Allegiant

Allegiant exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream. Craft and originality are swapped out for familiarity and sameness. Plot turns into a regurgitation of not only...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, ...
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The

It takes something lackluster like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to remind viewers why movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier are considered superior. In the superhero genre, it's too easy to become sloppy and fall back on clichés. The fifth S...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2014-05-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, ...
Amazing Spider-Man, The

Where to go with Spider-Man? That's the billion dollar question that has plagued Sony Pictures. One of their flagship franchises, Spider-Man is a proven money-maker that could not be allowed to lie fallow simply because the creative engine ran out ...

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mark Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, ...
Ant Man and the Wasp

Over the past couple of years, Marvel Studios has ridden the crest of an incredible wave, culminating in the 2018 one-two punch of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. A drop-off was perhaps inevitable but I doubt anyone expected it to be ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, ...
Ant-Man

Ant-Man, as obscure a superhero title as has been released since the inception of the so-called "MCU" (Marvel Cinematic Universe), may test the perception that Marvel can do no wrong. The general public knows Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain A...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2015-07-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, ...
Apocalypto

With Apocalypto, Mel Gibson has proven it's possible to create a compelling action/adventure film in almost any setting. Gibson's theme (which is only partially developed), as revealed in an opening caption, is that all great civilizations fail wh...

Run Time: 2:18
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, ...
Aquaman

Aquaman is a reminder of the meager pleasures that can be gained from a generic superhero movie. Devoid of the complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists that defined Marvel’s two big 2018 superhero movies, Black Pa...

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Wan
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, ...
Aquamarine

It's not a stretch to say that I am not a member of Aquamarine's target demographic. It's a good bet that about 90% of the film's viewers will be girls between the ages of 8 and 14. I'm sure the movie works better for them than it did for me. St...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-03
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Cast: Emma Roberts, Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, Sara Paxton, ...
Armageddon

Deep Impact has been buried. Godzilla's size didn't matter as much as TriStar hoped it would. Six Days, Seven Nights took about that long to come and go. Now it's time for Bruce Willis to kick asteroid. Recalling the amazing box-office assa...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 1998-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Bruce Willis, Michael Duncan, Keith David, ...
Around the World in 80 Days

For a current-day viewer to contemplate how Around the World in 80 Days won the 1957 Best Picture Oscar (in addition to four other statuettes), either imagination or time-travel is required. (The latter being more appropriate for H.G. Wells th...

Run Time: 3:02
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Director: Michael Anderson
Cast: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, ...