Fantasy adventure movies can encourage you to take your bag and go on your own adventure after experiencing the excitement at the peaks. It can be difficult to find these films under a certain title. In this article, we have listed the productions that have received high marks from critics and viewers for you in our list of fantastic adventure films. It is advisable to prepare your bags before you start reading. Who knows, maybe you want to go on your own adventure. Have a good reading!
17) The Golden Compass (2007) | IMDb: 6.1
- Director: Chris Weitz
- Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ian McKellen, Freddie Highmore
Lyra and her genie Pantalamion (Pan), who live in a universe parallel to our universe, live in Oxford, which is different from ours but has the same name. One evening, Lyra’s uncle Lord Asriel comes to visit the school and has a secret meeting with the teachers.
Pan and Lyra overhear this meeting. Then another friend of Lyra’s is kidnapped and events start to follow each other. Now the greatest adventures await them. Lyra sets off north in pursuit of her friend, encountering all sorts of creatures along the way, including warrior bears and witch queens.
Despite all the terrifying encounters, Lyra must find her friend. The movie is adapted from a book. In 2018, the book was adapted into a TV series with a new cast by HBO under the name “His Dark Materials”. You should definitely take a look!
16) Warcraft (2016) | IMDb: 6.8
- Director: Duncan Jones
- Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper
World of Warcraft, a production that is a movie adaptation of his play. There is talk of a fantastic universe where different races meet each other. The lands of the orc warriors will fall to the ground. The survivors come to the slopes of the kingdom of Azeroth to establish a new colony. Although the kingdom of Azeroth favors peace, this war on the threshold is inevitable.
When the doors of the two worlds open, one awaits destruction while the other is in danger of extinction. Two heroes from these opposing factions embark on a conflict path that will determine the fate of their families, peoples and countries. With computer games, people live fantastic adventures in other worlds without leaving their homes for years. Warcraft, on the other hand, brings one of these adventures to the big screen.
15) The Chronicles of Narnia (2005-2010) | IMDb: Average 6.0
- Directors: Andrew Adamson, Michael Apted
- Cast: Tilda Swinton, William Moseley, Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes
The films, which were adapted to the cinema in 3 separate films, are actually a series of 7 books. The Pevensie family has to leave their home due to the war and they live with a professor. One day, while they were playing hide and seek, Lucy, the youngest of the four siblings, slips into a closet and opens the doors to a whole new world.
Narnia is a place full of strange, but unique creatures. Although the films received criticism when they were first released, their value was appreciated later. Thanks to it, you enter such a beautiful universe that it is impossible not to want to go through the screen you are watching and be a part of that world.
It was announced that he would continue the film trilogy with The Silver Chair, but then Netflix announced that it had acquired the broadcast rights to Narnia. It was also mentioned that different movies and TV series could be shot. We hope to receive news on this subject as soon as possible.
14) Star Wars Series (1977-2019) | IMDb: Average 7.0
- Directors: George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, JJ Abrams, Rian Johnson, Gareth Edwards, Dave Filoni, Ron Howard
- Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen
The Star Wars series is a fictional universe and trademark made by George Lucas, which has developed its reputation primarily in the field of movies, comics, computer and console games, television productions and similar branches in recent years. In the universe that exists in a fictional galaxy; there are many different alien races depicted, as well as robots that usually follow the orders of their owners.
The “Power”, which believes that it covers the entire universe and gives many abilities to the person who has it, has been bestowed on certain people in the Galactic Republic. People who use this power for good are called “Jedi”, and people who use it for evil purposes are called “Sith”. The films also tell about the struggle between the Sith and the Jedi warriors who have decided to take over the galaxy.
13) The Neverending Story (1984) | IMDb: 7.4
- Director: Wolfgang Petersen
- Cast: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney
Bastian is a young boy who leads a dark and dreary life, being challenged by school bullies. Again, one day, while escaping from these bullies, he takes refuge in a bookstore. While examining the books here, he starts a conversation with the old bookstore. As they talk, the bookstore mentions an old book, but warns Bastian that the book is dangerous. But when it comes to fantasy adventure movies, these warnings can never be listened to.
Bastian has a lot of things to worry about about the book, so he takes the book with permission and starts reading it in the attic. However, he makes a dive into the mysterious world of Fantasia, which he needs help to get rid of. The film is a German-US co-production. We can say that he takes the first place in successful children’s stories. An excellent film in which you will want to sit down with your family and plunge into its world!
12) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) | IMDb: 6.9
- Director: Jake Kasdan
- Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas
Jumanji, the family film of the 90s, has returned to the screen again. Four unusual friends find an old game console during their after-school detention. Friends, who excitedly begin to study the game, suddenly find themselves in the world of the game, in the body of their chosen characters.
In order not to be trapped in the game forever, they have to successfully complete the tasks given to them. In the game, they will meet another character who needs help and change his life.
Another one was added to the movie in 2019, which has many stars in it. And this movie is called Jumanji: The New Level. We definitely recommend this adventure, which you will be drawn into in the game of the movie while watching it.
11) What Dreams May Come (1998) | IMDb: 7.0
- Director: Vincent Ward
- Cast: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra
Chris and Annie are a very much in love couple, created for each other. They live happily in their own world. One day, a car accident changes their whole life. They lose their children in this accident. After this major pain, Chris will do his best not to lose Annie because of the pain they are going through.
However, Annie thinks that they can’t get out of this well and makes Chris share in her own depression. One day, Chris also dies and Annie, unable to stand the pain, takes her own life. With a great love for his girlfriend, Chris will be with Annie at any cost. Thereupon, he leaves Paradise and embarks on a journey to Hell.
10) Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) | IMDb: 6.1
- Director: Rupert Sanders
- Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin
As in the story, the evil queen wants to kill only one person who is more beautiful than herself, namely Snow White, on the words of her mirror. She forcibly recruits a skilled hunter for this. But what she doesn’t know is that Snow White was chosen to save humanity from darkness.
When the hunter gave up killing herself, Snow White receives martial arts training from him. The princess now has the power to save her people from the darkness. The film is the first motion picture by advertising film director Rupert Sanders and is a fairly successful production. The cast also includes Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
9) Mr. Nobody (2009) | IMDb: 7.8
- Director: Jaco Van Dormael
- Cast: Jared Leto, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley, Rhys Ifans
An excellent film about how our choices determine our lives. In the year 2092, Nemo, the last mortal human, is now on his deathbed. While here, he remembers his youth and standing on a platform. The train is about to leave and he is thinking about whether he should go with his mother or stay with his father.
This decision means an infinite number of results, many planets and women to love. This feature-length and professionally staffed film of ours was highly acclaimed in the year it was released. The director of the movie also said about the movie: A truly high-budget experimental film about the endless possibilities anyone can face.”, he said.
8) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) | IMDb: 8.2
- Director: Guillermo del Toro
- Cast: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu
Our ten-year-old little girl Ofelia has to move to a new house due to the work of her mother and stepfather. This little girl’s only escape from the evil around her is her imagination. One day, she discovers a mysterious labyrinth in the garden behind her house.
Pan, the creature living in the labyrinth, tells Ofelia that she is actually a princess, but that she must complete three missions to prove her loyalty. If she fails, she will not be a real princess and she will never see her real father, the King. This work, which received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival the year it was released, successfully presents the narrative of the war through the eyes of children.
7) Life of Pi (2012) | IMDb: 7.9
- Director: Ang Lee
- Cast: Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussain, Taboo
A ship sailing from India to Canada tragically sinks. A lifeboat is stuck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The survivors on the lifeboat are a hyena, a broken-legged zebra, an orangutan, a three-hundred-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi. Pi’s family died on the sinking ship.
Trying to survive with his crew in the middle of the ocean, Pi manages to survive without falling victim to the food chain with his vast knowledge of zoology and sharp intelligence. Finally, he was left alone with the Bengal tiger. Will he be able to complete this journey without feeding himself to tiger? Will they finally be able to reach the enchanted island? If you like fantasy adventure movies, we recommend that you do not waste time to find the answers to these questions.
6) Harry Potter Series (2001-2011) | IMDb: Average 7.0
- Directors: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, David Yates
- Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Dame Maggie Smith
A series of books and films that have occupied the childhood and, perhaps, adulthood, the imagination of almost all of us for a long time. Especially the last two films were such action-packed films that it was not even necessary to write the name of the film on the posters. Harry Potter, the chosen one, together with his friends, is trying to save the wizarding world by destroying Voldemort and his followers, who are collapsing like darkness on top of the wizarding world. The author of the books, J. K. Rowling, also wrote the script for the Fantastic Beasts series in 2016. A total of 5 films are planned to be shot in the series.
5) Alice in Wonderland – Alice in Wonderland (2010) | IMDb: 6.4
- Director: Tim Burton
- Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska
Alice Kingsleigh is a 19-year-old girl suffering from a recurring nightmare and dealing with the loss of her father. While trying to escape from an invitation, she sees a rabbit in a blue vest and starts following her. She sees the hole the rabbit has entered and goes to it, then accidentally falls into it.
Crossing into a forest from here, Alice encounters the White Rabbit, Dormouse, Dodo, Talking Flowers, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. All wonder if this Alice is the right Alice. Then the group becomes captive of the Red Queen. What is expected of Alice is to kill the Jabberwocky and ensure that the White Queen comes back to the throne. Will he be able to do this? A second film was also shot in 2016.
4) Avatar (2009) | IMDb: 7.8
- Director: James Cameron
- Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
Jake Sully, who lost his brother in a burglary, takes over his mission on a distant planet called Pandora. An increasingly exhausted people called the Na’vi live here. A military company has launched a program called Avatar to capture the life and genre here. Thanks to this, Jake gets involved among the people as one of them and dec with nature.
But he later learns that the purpose of the mission is not good for the people of Na’vi. At the same time, together with the Botanist Dr. Grace Augustine, who voluntarily joined this mission, they decide to protect the public from the evil motives of their own people. The budget of the film is quite high. Avatar, the darling of the fantasy adventure movies lists, will continue its journey on the screen. The second Avatar movie is expected to be released in 2022.
3) The Matrix Series (1999-2003) | IMDb: 8.7 – 7.2 – 6.7
- Director: Lana & Lilly Wachowski
- Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Let’s start with the good news first. A fourth film was added to this series in 2021, which takes everyone who watches to a completely different reality! So what was the point of the Matrix? Thomas, who works for a good software company, spends his days researching and hacking the Matrix at night under the pseudonym Neo.
Later, he meets Neo and Morpheus and learns that the world he normally lives in is just a simulation running in his own brain. He joins Morpehus and his team to get himself out of this situation and our adventure begins.
2) Green Mile (2000) | IMDb: 8.6
- Director: Frank Darabont
- Cast: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan
Miracles can happen in unexpected places and in unexpected ways. Even in the Cold Mountain Prison death row… John Coffey is a prisoner who can perform extraordinary miracles. Famous actor Tom Hanks (Paul Edgecomb) is a prison guard who works in this prison and whose job is to transport death row inmates on their final journey.
Meeting with Coffey, Paul will witness and be fascinated with the miracles he has created day by day. Adapted from the book of the same name by Stephen King, this movie is an emotionally charged film that blends death, illness and the extraordinary events that take place within them.
1) The Lord of the Rings Series (2001-2003) | IMDb: 8.8 – 8.7 – 8.9
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood
The Lord of the Rings series is a must-have for the list of fantasy adventure films. The magnificent Middle-earth created by J R R Tolkien comes to life thanks to these films with its characters in them. Frodo and Sam’s journeys with the One Ring, Gandalf, Aragorn and the others’ war against Sauron inspire us in our own lives as well. Throughout this three-film saga, we follow the battle of darkness and light from a perspective we have never seen before.