Movies in the Adventure genre

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BFG, The

E.T. There, I’ve gotten it out of the way - the obligatory mention of the classic 1982 collaboration between director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison that every critic will make when reviewing The BFG. The truth is, howev...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, ...
Black Hawk Down

1998's Saving Private Ryan introduced a new era of war movies. Gone are the bloodless tales of gallantry which portrayed the battlefield as a place where the fruits of bravery are victory. Replacing them are stories steeped in the gritty reality ...

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2002-01-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, ...
Black Panther

During the past year, several of the studios releasing superhero movies have upped their game, moving into new territory without tossing aside the tropes that differentiate comic book-inspired fare from its traditional action/adventure cousin....

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, ...
Bloodshot

Bloodshot suffers from a world-building failure. With too little time and emphasis placed on crafting the setting and exploring some of the rich possibilities of the milieu in which events transpire, the movie turns into little more than a ho-...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2020-03-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Dave Wilson
Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Guy Pearce, ...
Book of Eli, The

Arguably, the international fascination with the apocalypse has never been bigger than it is today, and it has resulted in films like Knowing, The Road, 2012, and The Book of Eli arriving in theaters within a 12-month window. The movies have differ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2010-01-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: ADVENTURE/DRAMA
Director: The Hughes Brothers
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...
Braveheart

The crown jewel of 1995's summer blockbusters appears to have arrived early. It's hard to imagine any motion picture released between now and August matching Mel Gibson's Braveheart for spectacle. With its clashing armies, heartstopping action, a...

Run Time: 2:50
U.S. Release Date: 1995-05-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau, ...
Bridge on the River Kwai, The

Although it's certainly a matter for argument, many cineastes consider David Lean to be one of the ten best directors of lavish epics. Although several of Lean's most accomplished movies were made while he was based in the U.K., they nevertheless ...

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: David Lean
Cast: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, William Holden, ...
Bridge to Terabithia, A

Bridge to Terabithia is an example of a movie that does not deliver what the marketing campaign promises. Instead, it delivers something richer and more meaningful. Disney, in its infinite wisdom, is trying to make the film look like a watered do...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2007-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: ADVENTURE/DRAMA
Director: Gabor Csupo
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, ...
Brotherhood of the Wolf

In this country, French movies are mostly known for being artistic and airy (or, to put it less kindly, serious and stodgy). And, while many French directors would probably agree that this is their aim (being artistic and airy, not serious and sto...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2002-01-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christophe Gans
Cast: Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Emilie Dequenne, ...
Call of the Wild, The

Note: some spoilers discussing differences between the book and movie.I’ll admit to being disappointed by the newest adaptation of Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. The motion capture technology that creates a dog out of the efforts of a...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2020-02-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure
Director: Chris Sanders
Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford, ...