A good adventure movie is always something to marvel at. Whether it is the brave tale of Harry Potter or the VFX of movies like Avatar. A good adventure movie is something that every audience craves. This genre truly captivates you and allows your imagination to run wild. You can witness the world of your dream in front of your eyes. And this world keeps on improving with all the improvements in the VFX and the visual departments. But certain movies are so good yet do not get the love they deserve. They might not have out-of-the-world VFX, but the world they created is something to immerse into. So, let’s get on with the 10 Under-recognized Adventure Movies For The Adventurous Movie Lover.
Romancing The Stone
When I checked the movie for the first time on Netflix, I was shocked by how much I enjoyed this movie. The one thing you need to avoid before watching this movie is all the forums say that it is a rip-off of “Raiders Of the Lost Ark.”
It is its own movie, and it is really fun. The world-building is proper, and you get a good-directed movie considering the year it came out. The real standout from this movie was the lead between the lead actors.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Master and Commander is a stellar, well-made Napoleonic Wars epic, and it is criminal how few people talk about this movie. This is one of the few movies where I am angry that I could not watch it on the big screen.
The scenes where Betany and Crowe are playing music together and their banter are just masterpieces. This movie will make you sad, angry, happy, joyous, and every other emotion.
Seven Years In Tibet
Seven Years In Tibet was one of the first movies that struck me most emotionally. The movie is based on real life. It is about an escaped prisoner of war, Heinrich Harrer, who finally reaches Tibet, meets Dalai Lama, and builds solid friendships. The movie also explains how this part of his life transforms him entirely.
It is a very good slice-of-life movie. One will give you warmth, enlightenment, and, most importantly, hope. The movie ends positively, making it another ‘good time watch.’
Well, no one can make adventure movies quite like LucasFilm Ltd. Willow hooks you up from the first scene. And it stays with you till the absolutely last scene. It is such a good movie.
The reason why Willow’s show did not work was that they missed the tone of the movie. Willow was great because it was a grimdark fantasy. The production design and editing are really good, and the writing is also excellent.
The Princess Bride
I watched this movie without knowing anything about it. I went in expecting a romantic movie to waste my time. But at the movie’s end, I was utterly in love with this. It is such a beautiful tale told in an excellent manner.
It is very funny and lovely in parts. Every scene will leave a smile on your face. Even the silly scenes will make you giddy. Just a joyous watch.
Now from a joyous watch to a grim watch. Jeremiah Johnson might be one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen. And it is absolutely criminal how few people talk about this movie.
Robert Redford is at his best here, and all the other performances are also excellent. The score is subtle, the music is good, the cinematography is great, and the story is unique to the genre overall.
I can say with every conviction that this movie was ahead of its time. The story, the characters, and the visual effects were great, the music was also lovely, and the general atmosphere of the movie was also excellent.
It has all the right ingredients to make a fantastic Sci-Fi adventure movie. It hit all the right chords. And as the cherry on top, it has Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore.
Hidalgo is not only an underrated adventure movie. It is one of the most underrated movies in every possible genre. They don’t make movies like these anymore, which is a bloody shame.
As far as pure adventure movies go, Hidalgo is right at the top of that mountain. A must-watch if you are an adventure fan.
Treasure Of Sierra Madre
This movie right here is a masterpiece in every context. I don’t know why people don’t talk about this movie. It is a Shakespearean tragedy examining human greed and its effects.
And the most shocking and best thing about this movie is that every scene conveys these core ideas and themes. It is authentic masterful writing that is impossible to recreate.
Yes, I know it is an animated movie. But it will be criminal not to put this movie on this list. Because it is one of the best adventure movies of all time, and it is so sad that the general public does not pay attention to animated movies.
This movie is one of the most engaging things I have ever seen. It is beautifully animated and is just a wave of freshness. The character development, the background music, and the dialogues were crisp and will wallop you.