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Top Adventure Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick 1
2 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
3 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
4 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
5 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
6 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
7 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg 31
8 The Searchers 1956 John Ford 32
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
10 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock 36
11 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
12 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
13 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter 47
14 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
15 The General 1926 Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton 51
16 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah 53
17 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
18 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
19 Aliens 1986 James Cameron 77
20 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean 83
21 Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 86
22 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
23 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner 110
24 The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin 127
25 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston 138
26 Easy Rider 1969 Dennis Hopper 139
27 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg 143
28 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 144
29 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
30 Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler 157
31 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges 160
32 Planet of the Apes 1968 Franklin J. Schaffner 172
33 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
34 WALL•E 2008 Andrew Stanton 184
35 The Lion King 1994 Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff 194
36 The African Queen 1951 John Huston 195
37 Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman 220
38 The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz and William Keighley 223
39 The Wages of Fear 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot 230
40 Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton 237
41 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton 241
42 Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen 248
43 The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird 250
44 Spartacus 1960 Stanley Kubrick 254
45 Red River 1948 Howard Hawks 258
46 The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges 263
47 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand 264
48 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski 296
49 Toy Story 2 1999 John Lasseter 297
50 Shrek 2001 Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson 304
51 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges 306
52 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
53 Princess Mononoke 1997 Hayao Miyazaki 326
54 The Iron Giant 1999 Brad Bird 331
55 Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner 333
56 Thelma & Louise 1991 Ridley Scott 334
57 Superman 1978 Richard Donner 339
58 The Road Warrior 1981 George Miller 342
59 Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner 352
60 Deliverance 1972 John Boorman 353
61 Great Expectations 1946 David Lean 362
62 Voyage to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès 367
63 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
64 Y tu mamá también 2001 Alfonso Cuarón 373
65 Up 2009 Pete Docter 383
66 Avatar 2009 James Cameron 392
67 Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer 414
68 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg 417
69 Fitzcarraldo 1982 Werner Herzog 419
70 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
71 Almost Famous 2000 Cameron Crowe 427
72 The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B. DeMille 429
73 Rain Man 1988 Barry Levinson 451
74 Speed 1994 Jan de Bont 460
75 Inglourious Basterds 2009 Quentin Tarantino 469
76 Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan 481
77 The Last of the Mohicans 1992 Michael Mann 501
78 Predator 1987 John McTiernan 519
79 Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi 520
80 The Right Stuff 1983 Philip Kaufman 521
81 The Jungle Book 1967 Wolfgang Reitherman 526
82 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter 531
83 Toy Story 3 2010 Lee Unkrich 549
84 Sideways 2004 Alexander Payne 558
85 Batman 1989 Tim Burton 569
86 Aladdin 1992 Ron Clements and John Musker 582
87 The Dirty Dozen 1967 Robert Aldrich 599
88 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence 2001 Steven Spielberg 620
89 Walkabout 1971 Nicolas Roeg 621
90 The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson 626
91 Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi 636
92 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Chris Columbus 639
93 Casino Royale 2006 Martin Campbell 660
94 To Have and Have Not 1944 Howard Hawks 661
95 The Goonies 1985 Richard Donner 666
96 Mad Max 1979 George Miller 672
97 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Alfonso Cuarón 673
98 Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn 674
99 Independence Day 1996 Roland Emmerich 676
100 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Joel Coen 683
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