Jurassic World: Dominion and Indiana Jones 5 are shaping up to be two of the summer’s most anticipated films. The two planned films are the latest instalments of Steven Spielberg’s legendary adventure franchises. One of the ultimate kings of the adventure genre is Steven Spielberg. Even thrillers, comedies, and science fiction films by Spielberg have an element of adventure in them. According to IMDb, the following are some of the top adventure films.
1. Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Cast- Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, George Lucas
The United States government enlists the help of Indiana Jones, an American archaeologist, university professor, and man of adventure. After it is rumoured that Adolf Hitler’s Nazis have pinpointed the secret resting place of the fabled Ark of the Covenant. It is the sacred artefact that holds the Ten Commandments. Indiana journeys to the perilous slopes of Nepal, then to mystical Cairo. There, he partners up with his old flame Marion and his companion Sallah. They are suspected of containing an unfathomable destructive force. The way to the desired relic, however, passes through Indy’s cunning arch-rival, Dr René Belloq, and the sadistic Gestapo commander Major Toht’s armed-to-the-teeth army, in a frantic race against time.
IMDb Ratings- 8.4
2. Jurassic Park (1993)
Cast- Jeff Goldblum, Sam Niet, Laura Dern
John Hammond is the visionary billionaire entrepreneur and founder of the bio-engineering business InGen. He summons three specialists to view the glories of the first-ever dinosaur preserve in the hopes of assuaging investors’ fears. The visitors’ wide-eyed excitement will soon turn to pure terror when the palaeontologist, Dr Alan Grant, the palaeobotanist, Dr Ellie Sattler, and the cynical mathematician, Dr Ian Malcolm, come face-to-face with ferocious primaeval reptiles on the loose after a devastating malfunction there on the isolated island of Isla Nublar. The Tyrannosaurus Rex, the ultimate apex predator, is now on the lookout for fresh meal.
IMDb Ratings- 8.2
3. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)
Cast- Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, George Lucas
Indiana Jones, the intrepid, bullwhip-wielding archaeologist, risks his life and limb in his search for his lost father, Professor Henry Jones, in 1938. It is only two years after his meeting with Adolf Hitler’s Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Dr Jones, together with Marcus Brody, an intellectual and substitute father figure, picks on where his estranged parent left off in his search for the Holy Grail in Venice, Italy. Before heading to frigid Austria with Dr Elsa Schneider, a statuesque archaeologist. However, a perilous encounter with the SS commander, Colonel Ernst Vogel, can only add to the chaos. As the power-crazed lunatic is hell-bent on discovering the precious object first.
IMDb Ratings- 8.2
4. Jaws (1975)
Cast- Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw
Martin Brody, the new police chief of Amity Island, a small summer resort town, has reason to suspect that the mangled body of the missing teenage swimmer found washed up on shore is the work of a predatory shark, only one week before the annual 4th of July celebrations. Brody insists on closing the beaches because he is concerned about unwary tourists; nevertheless, greed and Mayor Larry Vaughn get in the way of security, resulting in a series of further brutal attacks. All eyes are on the deep blue sea now, as Brody, together with marine researcher Matt Hooper and renowned shark killer Quint, search for the uncontested ruler of the sea: a massive, slate-grey great white shark patrolling the waves, eager for human flesh.
IMDb Ratings- 8.1
5. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Cast- Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace
A gentle extraterrestrial is alone on Earth after being abandoned by his company of secret visitors, surrounded by an intimidatingly bizarre and mysterious environment. He is alone and afraid when he is discovered by Elliott, a lonely 10-year-old boy who, after the initial shock, chooses to take him home and names him E.T. As our friendly blue planet transforms into a prison packed with perils and government agents, Elliott and his band of rescuers will have to work quickly to reunite E.T. with his alien family. Even if it means Elliott will lose a dear but unexpected buddy.
IMDb Ratings- 7.9
6. The Goonies (1985)
Cast- Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Unfortunately, the entire community of the lovely seaside hamlet of Goon Docks in Oregon is facing foreclosure to make room for a new golf course. When a group of local childhood friends known as the “Goonies” come across an old treasure map laced with hints and clues leading to the fabled plunder of notorious pirate “One-Eyed” Willy, the chance to save their homes arises. As the criminal Fratelli family closes in on them, a frantic race against time ensues, leading the Goonies to a subterranean labyrinth of ingeniously lethal booby traps, all devised by Willy himself to safeguard his money.
IMDb Ratings- 7.7
7. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)
Cast- Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri
After a narrow escape from death in 1935 Hong Kong, the unfazed professor of archaeology, Dr Indiana Jones, lands up in far-off India one year before the epic adventure in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Indiana sets off on a perilous adventure with his faithful twelve-year-old sidekick, Short Round, and the woefully unprepared nightclub singer, Willie Scott, to recover the precious Sankara Stone taken from a poor Indian community’s shrine, as well as the village’s kidnapped children. Now, as the evil Thuggee cult spreads its tentacles across the region, including the sumptuous Palace of Pankot, Indy and his squad must battle swarms of repulsive creepy crawlies, an army of zealots armed to the teeth, and horrific subterranean terrors.
IMDb Ratings- 7.5
8. The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)
Cast- Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig
Tintin, accompanied by his trusty dog Snowy, purchases a replica of a historic ship called the Unicorn while shopping at an outdoor market. He refuses to sell the model to a shady figure named Sakharine and then to an American named Barnaby. Tintin realises that the ship carries a hint to a secret treasure, but he is abducted and handed over to inebriated Captain Haddock before he can find it.
IMDb Ratings- 7.3
9. Hook (1991)
Cast- Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts
Peter Pan has grown up and forgotten who he is, which is inconceivable. He’s turned into an egotistical workaholic who generally disregards his children. Captain James Hook, Peter’s old foe, has kidnapped his children in order to bring Peter back to Neverland for one more battle. Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys, his faithful fairy sidekick, must now jog his memory and remind him of who he truly is.
IMDb Ratings- 6.8
10. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Cast- Jeff Goldblum, Vanessa Lee Chester, Julianne Moore
Four years after the utter disaster of Jurassic Park (1993), John Hammond, a now-humbled entrepreneur, wishes to research the progress of the prehistoric living relics roaming free on the lonely island of Isla Sorna: InGen’s dino-engineering Site B. Dr. Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins the expedition in the reptile-infested location, along with his palaeontologist girlfriend, Sarah Harding; the documentarian, Nick Van Owen; and the tech-expert, Eddie Carr, unaware that Hammond’s nephew, Peter, is hell-bent on capturing a wide range of primaeval species for his San Diego prehistoric zoo.
IMDb Ratings- 6.5