Cinema where everyone is at risk: 20 action movies with dangerous adventures

What could be more interesting than films about incredible adventures? Medieval Europe, Tibet, Persia, Hawaii or Mars – where else will you bring restless heroes who, as the British say, have ants in their pants? Hot exciting stories await you in our selection of action-adventure films, and, of course, the best of these films are worth watching for all fans of the action genre.

Ohana: In Search of Treasure (2021)

Brother and sister come to Oahu for the summer holidays to visit their grandfather. A trip to the homeland of their ancestors is started by the mother of teenagers so that the children do not forget about their Hawaiian roots, but the trip unexpectedly turns into a real adventure. The heroes of the youth novelty of the movie discover old records pointing to the location of treasures. Together with friends, the guys go in search of a treasure – and the journey promises a lot of discoveries.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Finding Ohana

Actors:
Alex Aiono, Ki Pihu, Lindsay Watson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.1

Age Limits :
12+


Love and Monsters (2020)

This American post-apocalyptic action film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. A giant asteroid is approaching Earth. To destroy the celestial body, the military fired a rocket without calculating the consequences. The asteroid was destroyed, and it rained on the earth with the remnants of chemicals, because of which all living things mutated. The population has decreased by 95%, but some people managed to hide in secure bunkers . During the evacuation, Joel was separated from his beloved Amy – and after 7 years the guy goes in search of his chosen one.

Original title:
Love and Monsters

Actors:
Dylan O’Brien, Hiro, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker…

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+


Born to be King (2019)

The hero of the action-adventure family action movie has a noble heart, but young Alex is often haunted by bad luck. Once a schoolboy stands up for a friend, and he himself falls under the distribution. Fleeing from high school bullies leads the boy to a construction site, where he discovers an ancient sword set in stone. Alex takes out a weapon – and becomes the successor of the legendary King Arthur. Many centuries ago, a brave knight defeated his treacherous sister, but the evil Morgana is ready to take revenge.

Original title:
The Kid Who Would Be King

Cast:
Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denis Gough, Dean Chaumu…

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.9, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
6+


Tomb Raider: Lara Croft (2018)

A high-budget movie about the adventures of a brave girl in the action genre – an exciting action game with chases and investigations . During the next expedition, Lara’s father disappeared without a trace, and a few years later the man was declared dead. The daughter refuses to believe in the death of her father, so she is looking for any clues to search for. In the office, Lara finds a message where her father asks to destroy all research results. However, the heiress refuses to fulfill the will of the parent – and embarks on the route of the last journey of the archaeologist.

Original title:
Tomb Raider

Actors:
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins…

Country:
Great Britain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Alpha (2018)

The action of the foreign film takes place in primitive times, when people had to survive in the wild. Keda goes hunting for the first time in the company of other tribesmen led by his father. As a result of an accident, the guy falls off the cliff, and the group goes on, considering the young man dead. Keda is attacked by a pack of wolves , but the young warrior manages to fight off the predators and injure one of them. The guy nurses the beast, and he becomes a true friend to his savior, sharing dangers with him on the way to a distant settlement of the tribe .

Original title:
Alpha

Actors:
Cody Smith-McPhee, Johannes Höykjur Johannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.7

Age Limits :
12+


Skif (2018)

The list of the best action adventure films of recent years continues with a feature film about the political intrigues of the 9th century. The times of the Scythians are gradually fading into the past, and in the present, the descendants of the great warriors have turned into cruel mercenaries. Their hostages are the relatives of the boyar Lutobor. The noble warrior fell into a whirlpool of state intrigues, and his wife and baby were victims of kidnappers . A man goes in search of his family, accompanied by a captive Scythian Marten, who is driven by his own benefit.

Actors:
Alexey Faddeev, Alexander Kuznetsov, Vitaly Kravchenko …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Jumanji (dilogue, 2017 and 2019)

Action comedy about the adventures of schoolchildren – a modern interpretation of the story of a treacherous game. Four teenagers are punished for bad behavior and sent to the basement to be cleaned. Among the old trash, the guys discover a game and decide to take a little break from a boring lesson. As soon as the students choose characters, they find themselves in the jungle, where mortal danger lurks behind every bush. The guys need to go through the game to the very end, fighting the evil Van Pelt and not wasting their own lives.

Original title:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Actors:
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A cool action movie tells about the extraordinary adventures of a scientific expedition. In the early 1970s, an American satellite discovered an unknown island in the Pacific Ocean. Geologist Bill Randa convinces politicians of the need to land on this piece of land, since in a few days it will be detected by a Soviet spacecraft . The senator gives the go-ahead to organize the expedition, but the deserted island hides a terrible secret.

Original title:
Kong: Skull Island

Actors:
Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman…

Country:
USA, China

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Armor of God: In Search of Treasure (2017)

Archeology professor Jack C learns about the existence of an ancient artifact in Tibet. The scientist gathers a team and goes in search of treasure, but a squad of thugs is hunting for the treasure. The crime syndicate does not want to give up possession of an expensive artifact, and Jack is forced into a dangerous struggle. However, the professor does not suspect that the real enemy is much closer.

Original title:
Gong fu yu jia

Actors:
Jackie Chan, Zhang Yixing, Mia Muzi …

Country:
China, USA, India, Nepal, Hong Kong, UAE, Iceland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 5.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Tarzan. Legend (2016)

A cool film about the legendary Tarzan got into the top of adventure action movies. After returning from the jungle, Lord Greystoke lives happily with his wife Jane, but the past suddenly reminds of itself a nobleman who grew up among monkeys. John is offered to go to Africa to collect evidence of the enslavement of local tribes, and the man agrees to the trip. However, on the wild lands, the lord falls into a trap cleverly set by Captain Rom.

Original title:
The Legend of Tarzan

Actors:
Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz …

Country:
UK, Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Lost City Z (2016)

The outstanding traveler Percival Fossett studied the territory of South America for 15 years, supplementing existing maps with new lands. However, the main goal of the researcher was the Lost City – the capital of the Inca settlement. Fossett is sure that the remnants of ancient civilizations are hidden in the impenetrable jungle, and for the sake of the greatest discovery, the Briton is ready to put his life on the line.

Original title:
The Lost City of Z

Actors:
Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Survivor (2015)

Highly rated, action-packed, action-packed adventure in the wild that will show what a man is capable of for the sake of revenge . A group of hunters are attacked by an Indian tribe , and the surviving men are forced to flee for their lives. People are led by an experienced guide Hugh, until he becomes a burden for the squad after the attack of a she- bear . The hunters leave the wounded man in the care of John, but the cruel man is not ready to wait for the natural death of the maimed man.

Original title:
The Revenant

Actors:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleason …

Country:
USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Wanderer Max does not stay long in one place, but one day his journey is interrupted after a meeting with Immortal Joe. The tyrant intends to use the prisoner as a donor for his driver . Plans are confused by the sudden escape of Furiosa. The woman, along with other captives, was considered the property of the dictator, so she did not leave attempts to escape from prison . Immortal Joe rushes after the fugitives, taking with him a strong Max.

Original title:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Actors:
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult…

Country:
Australia, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Jurassic World (dilogue, 2015 and 2018)

The action-adventure movie with elements of fantasy will continue the story of an unusual park with dinosaurs. The creator of the ambitious project, John Hammond, left this world, and the brainchild goes to businessman Simon. The billionaire divides the territory of the island into two parts, closing the northern zone from visitors. The popularity of the legendary attraction is starting to decline as people get bored of watching the same type of animals. Simon gives the task to create a new kind of dinosaurs, without thinking about the consequences.

Original title:
Jurassic World

Actors:
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick J. Robinson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
12+


Hercules (2014)

The powerful demigod became famous for his amazing feats, but while Hercules performed them, he lost his family. Having found six wanderers like himself, who love risk and battle, the legendary warrior takes on the most impossible assignments. The heiress of the king of Thrace, suffering from the attacks of the magician Res, turns to the demigod for help . An ordinary person cannot defeat a magical opponent, and Hercules and his team are the last hope of an oppressed people.

Original title:
Hercules

Actors:
Dwayne Johnson, Axel Henney, Ian McShane …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.0

Age Limits :
12+


The Lone Ranger (2013)

Novice lawyer John Reid arrives in his hometown, where the dangerous robber Butch is operating. The bandit manages to detain the Texas Ranger Dean, but the criminals fight off their leader. All representatives of the law are killed, and the bodies of the unfortunate are found by the Indian Tonto. The man decides to adequately bury the dead, but at this moment the shot John is brought back to life by a mystical spirit. From this moment on, the fates of the heroes of the action movie are closely connected, and many adventures await the partners in pursuit of ruthless killers.

Original title:
The Lone Ranger

Actors:
Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Ruth Wilson, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.4

Age Limits :
12+


John Carter (2012)

The former participant in hostilities left the battles in the past after the death of his wife and daughter. John Carter refuses to take sides in the Civil War and sets off in search of gold . An ancient artifact takes a man to Mars , where the soldier gains superpowers thanks to low gravity. But bloody battles have been going on between the two cities of the Red Planet for several years, and John will still have to break his vow on Earth.

Original title:
John Carter

Actors:
Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
12+


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

A colorful fantasy film based on a popular video game will take viewers to the world of eastern rulers, insidious intrigues and magic. The good king of Persia adopts a boy who, for the sake of a friend, decided on a noble and courageous act. Years later, the adopted prince Dastan is accused of the death of the ruler, but the guy is ready for anything to prove his innocence to the crime committed.

Original title:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Actors:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
12+


Team “A” (2010)

Colonel Smith’s detachment receives an assignment from the CIA, and the goal of the brave guys is a van with money and matrices for printing new banknotes. However, another party interferes with the operation, and the mission spirals out of control. The Matrices disappear without a trace, and Smith’s soldiers become the main suspects in the kidnapping. All members of the team accused of a crime are imprisoned, but these are not the kind of guys to stay somewhere for a long time.

Original title:
The A-Team

Actors:
Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson…

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Robin Hood (2010)

The troops of Richard the Lionheart are stuck in Normandy, and the soldiers, tired of battles, already want to go home. Archer Robin Longstride is arrested for misconduct, but the man and his friends manage to escape. On the way, the soldiers get into trouble along with the detachment that was carrying the king killed by an arrow to his homeland. After a bloody skirmish, Robin and her comrades pretend to be knights who died on the battlefield in order to get on a British ship . And in the rainy homeland, instead of resting, warriors are waiting for new battles, adventures and glory.

Original title:
Robin Hood

Actors:
Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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