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1. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

Votes: 193,474 | Gross: $118.63M

2. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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33 Metascore

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor

Votes: 195,466 | Gross: $131.14M

3. Queen of the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 128 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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39 Metascore

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Votes: 9,885

4. Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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37 Metascore

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 25,613 | Gross: $10.02M

5. The Sheltering Sky (1990)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

Votes: 11,445 | Gross: $2.08M

6. Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (2019– )

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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In swinging 60's Melbourne, gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea.

Stars: Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson, Catherine McClements, Toby Truslove

Votes: 1,093

7. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 11,892 | Gross: $14.24M

8. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies", is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, Simon McBurney

Votes: 5,122 | Gross: $0.93M

9. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 8,745

10. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.3
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An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 19,567

11. Vera Cruz (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero

Votes: 8,932

12. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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After hearing the story of Moses, the sons of a devout Christian mother go their own ways, while the atheist brother's breaking of the Ten Commandments leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye

Votes: 1,919 | Gross: $5.36M

13. It Came from the Desert (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.2
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A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950's, It Came From The Desert ... See full summary »

Director: Marko Mäkilaakso | Stars: Harry Lister Smith, Alex Mills, Vanessa Grasse, Mark Arnold

Votes: 1,270

14. The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A bawdy story of how a poor damsel surrenders her virtue again and again to get to the top of society.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Kim Novak, Richard Johnson, Claire Ufland, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 541

15. Saratoga Trunk (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

Votes: 1,184

16. Rope of Sand (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Film-Noir

6.8
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A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,205

17. Franny's Feet (2003– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Franny spends her days with her grandfather at his shoe repair shop. When customers bring in their shoes, something magical happens: Franny is transported to far away lands where she meets new friends and solves fun problems.

Stars: Phoebe McAuley, Paul Panting, Adrian Truss, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 88

18. East of Shanghai (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Believing that an unexpected inheritance will bring them happiness, a married couple instead finds their relationship strained to the breaking point.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann

Votes: 3,910

19. My Forbidden Past (1951)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

Votes: 845

20. Tomb Raider (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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An archaeologist and daughter to a rich aristocratic English family ventures across the world in search of the three mysterious Scion artifacts.

Stars: Shelley Blond, Nathan McCree

Votes: 2,575

21. Love Takes Flight (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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On a transcontinental flight from New York City to Los Angeles, Joan Lawson, the flight hostess, attracts the attention of a move producer, Dave Miller, and he tries to persuade her to sign... See full summary »

Director: Conrad Nagel | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Beatrice Roberts, John Sheehan, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 40

22. Paula Peril: Mystery of the Crystal Falcon (2009)

PG | 19 min | Short, Action, Mystery

6.9
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When a high society auction is interrupted by the brazen theft of the mysterious Crystal Falcon, investigative reporter Paula 'Peril' Perillo and photographer Jimmy Smith team up to get the... See full summary »

Director: Savvy Lorestani | Stars: Valerie Perez, Marla Malcolm, Benjamin Lamm, David Thomas O'Donnell

Votes: 18

23. The Flame of New Orleans (1941)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.6
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In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Mischa Auer

Votes: 973

24. The Adventures of Chuck & Friends (2010– )

Animation, Family

5.6
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Chuck is a dump truck him and his freinds have fun together and with the world famous monster truck rally. Chucks brother

Stars: Stacey DePass, Fab Filippo, Darren Frost, Gabriel Giammaria

Votes: 92

25. Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

8.1
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Lara Croft sets out on a quest for the Dagger of Xian, reputed to possess the power of the dragon.

Stars: Judith Gibbins, Massimo Marinoni, Simon Greenall, Nathan McCree

Votes: 1,725

26. The Raggy Dolls (1986–1994)

5 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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This features toys which have been thrown in a factory reject bin but come to life and have adventures. This time though they are dolls and, rather than becoming superheroes and saving ... See full summary »

Star: Neil Innes

Votes: 701

27. Mutiny (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, History

5.2
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During the War of 1812, the U.S. tasks Captain James Marshall to sail through the British blockade and bring back a French loan in gold but the secret leaks out and many greedy hands, including the mutinous crew's, are after the gold.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans

Votes: 301

28. Un certain dimanche (2010)

14 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Two young girls, Gabrielle and Jeanne, just coming out of adolescence, take off in a car one Sunday afternoon without their parents knowledge. This moment of rebellion allows them their ... See full summary »

Director: Margaux Bonhomme | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Hélène Zimmer

Votes: 11

29. Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

7.6
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Lara Croft goes on a quest from the jungles of India to the icy wastes of Antarctica for an ancient meteor rumored to have life-giving powers.

Stars: Judith Gibbins, Nathan McCree, Charo Soria

Votes: 1,277

30. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

6.1
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Accused of the murder of her former mentor, Von Croy, Lara becomes a fugitive on the run. To clear her name, Lara has no choice but to confront the secret alliance whose destiny it is to take over the world.

Director: Antoine Charreyron | Stars: Jonell Elliott, Eric Loren, Joss Ackland, Rob Brown

Votes: 883

31. A Married Man (1983– )

240 min | Drama

7.5
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A British lawyer, disillusioned with his marriage and career. After starting an affair with a beautiful woman with political connections, a murder leads him to the greatest challenge of his life.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Madden, Sophie Ashton, Yvonne Coulette

Votes: 74

32. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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Lara embarks on a journey of discovery across Egypt, where she must overcome the most ingenious puzzles and infernal traps ever devised, and face terrifying evil from beyond the grave.

Stars: Jonell Elliott, Anne Karam, Kerry Shale, Charo Soria

Votes: 1,005

33. Tomb Raider: Chronicles (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

7.2
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Four new adventures take Lara from the rooftops of a high tech city to the bowels of a German U-boat. Utilize new moves to overcome obstacles: tightrope walking, parallel bar swinging, and a hand-to-hand stealth attack.

Stars: Jonell Elliott, Kerry Shale, Charo Soria, Harry Towb

Votes: 766

34. Poor Rich (1959)

104 min | Adventure

6.9
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The old, sickly Demeter Lapussa is a tyrant in the family. He forces his granddaughter, the beautiful Henriette, to marry baron Hátszegi, although the girl loves the penniless Vámhidy ... See full summary »

Director: Frigyes Bán | Stars: Gyula Benkö, Marianne Krencsey, Margit Bara, József Láng

Votes: 83

35. Doctor Who: Good as Gold (2012 TV Short)

3 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Amy reminds The Doctor he needs to have an adventure once in a while, the Doctor complies and sets the TARDIS to its "adventure setting". After a series of malfunctions, the ship lands in ... See full summary »

Stars: Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Karen Gillan, Sarah Louise Madison, Matt Smith

Votes: 445

36. Raton Pass (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.2
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In the midst of a feud between two rancher families, a shrewd woman marries one of the ranchers and later tries to take his land through divorce and violent tactics involving a gang of outlaws.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Scott Forbes

Votes: 210

37. Simba: The King of the Beasts (1928)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.4
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A groundbreaking travelogue, Simba follows the intrepid American filmmaking couple Osa and Martin Johnson on their four year expedition over the African subcontinent.

Directors: Martin E. Johnson, Osa Johnson | Stars: Martin E. Johnson, Osa Johnson

Votes: 31

38. Quick Before They Catch Us (1966– )

Adventure

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The adventures of a group of teenagers becoming embroiled in various cases.

Stars: Teddy Green, Pamela Franklin, David Griffin, Colin Bell

39. 3D Safari: Africa (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.0
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Take your family on a real African Safari! Hunter Ellis (TV's "Survivor") is your guide across the Savannahs of Africa on a spectacular and educational journey -- with up-close footage of an amazing array of animals.

Director: David Keane | Star: Hunter Ellis

Votes: 88

40. Smashing the Spy Ring (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Top U.S. government spy-smasher John Baxter (Ralph Bellamy) does just that as he is aided by Eleanor Dunlap (Fay Wray) and companion federal agent Ted Hall (Regis Toomey) while being highly... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Walter Kingsford

Votes: 23

41. The Blonde from Singapore (1941)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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Fortune hunter Mary Brooks, posing as a missionary's daughter, strives to beat a couple of pilots, Terry Prescott and "Waffles" Billings, (who have turned pearl divers in order to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Florence Rice, Leif Erickson, Gordon Jones, Don Beddoe

Votes: 14

42. Bethsabée (1947)

97 min | Drama

5.5
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Arabella, a beautiful woman with a turbulent past, joins her lover, Captain Dubreuil, in a remote place of Morocco. Another officer, Captain Sommerville, who happens to be her former lover,... See full summary »

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Georges Marchal, Jean Murat, Paul Meurisse

Votes: 31

43. The Spy Ring (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Two American-army officers are working on a new type of machine-gun for anti-aircraft warfare, when one of them is murdered. The other vows to get the spies that are after the invention and avenge his friend's death.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: William Hall, Jane Wyman, Esther Ralston, Robert Warwick

Votes: 68

44. Danger Island (1931)

Passed | 220 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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The daughter of a man who has discovered radium on an African island is befriended by two people whose real goal is to keep the discovery to themselves.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Kenneth Harlan, Lucile Browne, Walter Miller, Beulah Hutton

Votes: 17

45. Jungle Mystery (1932)

Passed | 240 min | Action, Adventure

3.1
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In Africa, two hunters meet a girl and her father who are searching for her lost brother. Their search is complicated by rival hunters who are after ivory and by a tribe of hostile natives.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Tyler, Noah Beery Jr., Cecilia Parker, William Desmond

Votes: 22

46. Mystery Plane (1939)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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A pilot invents a revolutionary new bomb-targeting system. However, just before he is to deliver it to the Army Air Corps, he is kidnapped by a criminal gang who want to give the system to ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Trent, Marjorie Reynolds, Milburn Stone, Jason Robards Sr.

Votes: 50

47. Die Krone von Arkus (2015)

95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.4
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Arkus is reigned by Schiija. The Evil queen forces the inhabitants to give her their best work as gifts at the yearly gifts day. One day a former rival passes a hint on how to defeat the queen to the streetkids Jono and Saraja .

Director: Franziska Pohlmann | Stars: Lukas Jantzen, Anna-Lena Sender, Marit Persiel, Juliane Behneke

Votes: 32

48. Trapped by G-Men (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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"River of Missing Men" is the story-source title and, briefly, the working title of this film while in production, but it is not an "alternate" title since "Trapped By G-Men" was never ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Holt, Wynne Gibson, C. Henry Gordon, Jack La Rue

Votes: 6

49. Port of Missing Girls (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Nightclub singer Della Mason (Judith Allen)witnesses a murder and is forced by the killer to flee with him from the scene of the crime. Escaping from the gangster, she secretly boards the ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Brown | Stars: Harry Carey, Judith Allen, Milburn Stone, Betty Compson

Votes: 71

50. The Man Who Had Everything (1920)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Harry Bullway is a careless young man, always after a good time. He nearly runs over a blind beggar with his car, but he shows no remorse. In response to his heartlessness, the beggar ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jack Pickford, Lionel Belmore, Priscilla Bonner, Shannon Day

Votes: 20



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