7 Great Adventure Movies

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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

John Huston directed Sean Connery and Michael Caine in this rambunctious adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling story set in British India, following two rogue ex-soldiers who embark on an expedition to an unchartered territory.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The introduction to Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as the adventuring archaeologist, took him from Latin America to his university town to the deserts of Africa as he sought to beat the Nazis to finding the Ark of the Covenant.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Steven Spielberg helmed this heart-warming story of a child who stumbles upon an extra-terrestrial being and befriends him, and then endeavours to return E.T. to his home planet.

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Peter Jackson concluded The Lord of the Rings Trilogy with this film starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, and Viggo Mortensen, among others, bringing the saga to an epic end.

King Kong (2005)

Peter Jackson remade the 30s classic film on a grander, more violent scale, with Andy Serkis driving the performance of the titular primate, with Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Kyle Chandler playing pivotal characters.

Up (2009)

Pete Docter directed this emotional animated film from Pixar, following the turn a cantankerous old man's life takes after Russell, a young Boy Scout, and a Golden Retriever named Dug walk into it.

Paddington 2 (2017)

The adventures of the bear from Darkest Peru continue in the Paul King film, with Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Brolin, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters reprising their roles, and key additions to the cast being Brendan Gleeson and Hugh Grant.

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