Think swashbuckling. The stereotypical adventure movie is like Treasure Island. A group of people go on a quest or in search of the unknown in exotic far-away places like deserts, oceans or jungles. There’s your courageous hero/heroine and there’s the protagonist in the shape of an evil tyrant or the like.
Once you google “adventure movie” the first picture you’ll find is the National Treasure poster but we all know that everything National Treasure really strived to be was Indiana Jones (see picture below). And who wouldn’t want to be Doctor Indiana Jones?
Adventure is often paired with both action and epic because of it’s dramatic events and sometimes (mostly) historical settings. Surprisingly regularly we’ll find pirates in the mix.
Nicholas Cage, Harrison Ford, Russel Crowe and Brendan Fraser love acting in action movies and Steven Spielberg (in the grey suit below), George Lucas and Jerry Bruckheimer (in the black suit below) loves making them.
Movies I’d recommend:
The The Indiana Jones movies (before Indy went alien-hunting of course), Seven Samurai, Treasure Planet, Jurassic Park, The Pirates of the Caribbean and the Curse of the Black Pearl, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, National Treasure, The Princess Bride, The Mummy, Hero, Robin Hood (2010), Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Inkheart.
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