Adventure movies for families

If you are looking for an exciting movie that will be interesting for the whole family to watch, we suggest you plunge into the amazing world of adventure. Tense chases through the rainforests, unexpected visits from funny aliens, an amazing virtual trip – these and many other stories are contained in our selection. So, here is a rating of the best films for family viewing – the most interesting comedies and adventures.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

This movie takes place 20 years after the events of the first movie. And again, the mysterious game “Jumanji” catches the eye of teenagers. Four high school students are forced to carry out the director’s task together, but the guys are not very friendly among themselves. However, soon they will have to feel like one close-knit team, because the heroes find themselves in a hostile virtual world filled with bright and dangerous events.

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

Original title:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+

The Adventures of Paddington (2014)

One day, the Browns had to endure an amazing family adventure. It all started with a very unusual meeting. The Browns spotted a rare Peruvian bear cub at one of the stations. Under the onslaught of children, a married couple takes him into their house, which turns into a pile of problems for them, because some crazy taxidermist is hunting for the animal. Be sure to take the time to watch this adventure film for the whole family – the comedy about a funny bear cub will definitely not disappoint you!

Original title:
Paddington

Cast:
Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Imelda Staunton

Country:
Great Britain, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
6+

Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

Arthur’s family has to go through difficult times: his grandmother’s house is about to be taken away for debts. The teenager is thinking about how to solve this problem. Hoping to preserve the family legacy, Arthur takes on a truly crazy adventure, becoming a guest of the land of the Invisibles. The schoolboy’s grandfather once said that some treasures were hidden here. Arthur hopes that the treasure will help save the family from bankruptcy.

Original title:
Arthur et les Minimoys

Cast:
Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
6+

Journey 2: Mysterious Island (2012)

Sean Anderson receives a mysterious signal from unknown individuals. Having strengthened it, the teenager realizes that he is coming from a mysterious island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. However, according to the maps, there can be no land there. Sean intends to investigate. The protagonist’s stepfather tries to stop him, but these attempts fail, so he decides to help the teenager find the island. Perhaps this is one of the most exciting family films about travel and adventure!

Original title:
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Ann Hudgens

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 5.8

Age limit:
0+

Night at the Museum (2006)

Larry has a lot of problems: family life has collapsed, his career has gone downhill. Fearing to lose meetings with his son, the hero of the film gets a job at the first available position: a museum security guard. He will have to work at night, so Larry is sure that nothing but boredom awaits him here. To the amazement of the hero, by midnight the museum exhibits come to life in an unknown way. This fact turns Larry’s life upside down, filling it with adventures and risky adventures.

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Original title:
Night at the Museum

Starring :
Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
6+

Tom Sawyer (2011)

This story is about friends – a couple of restless bullies living on the coast of Mississippi. The life of the guys is incredibly rich: friends steal apples, fish, play. However, the most interesting events for the heroes of the film begin after a mysterious night that they, for the sake of fun, spent at the local cemetery. This exciting movie for the whole family is filled with adventure and interesting mysteries.

Original title:
Tom Sawyer

Cast:
Louis Hofmann, Leon Seidel, Heike Makacs

Country:
Germany, Romania

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
0+

Witch Mountain (2009)

Jack is an ordinary taxi driver who did not even suspect what adventure fate had in store for him. Truly incredible events began to happen to the hero of the film, when on his way he met teenage aliens with supernatural powers. Jack is drawn into a real maelstrom of crazy incidents. In addition, the hero has to protect new acquaintances from dangerous pursuers.

Original title:
Race to Witch Mountain

Starring :
Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Carla Gugino

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.7

Age limit:
12+

Aliens in the attic (2009)

The Pearson family decides to take a vacation outside the city. While parents enjoy the outdoors, their children discover real aliens occupying the attic. This find brings confusion to a measured family vacation. It turns out that aliens are planning to take over the Earth, so the Pearsons intend to prevent the enslavement of all mankind. If you’re looking for an action-packed movie for the whole family, don’t miss this comedy!

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Original title:
Aliens in the Attic

Cast:
Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler, Ashley Tisdale

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
6+

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Danny and Walter are inquisitive brothers who have discovered a rather strange game in the basement of their old house. Soon the boys are going through a crazy adventure: they somehow find themselves in space! However, the family risks never seeing the boys again if the travelers fail to finish the game. In order to get home, they have to defeat hostile aliens, and then get to the mysterious planet Zatura.

Original title:
Zathura: A Space Adventure

Cast:
Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
6+

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Inkheart (2008)

Mortimer is a book doctor who loves books. However, this hobby can be called family: his young daughter is also crazy about reading. In addition, the whole family has an unusual gift for bringing book characters to life. One day for the heroes it turns into a lot of dangerous adventures. And it all starts with the fact that Mortimer’s wife is imprisoned in a book. Undoubtedly, the list of the best films about family adventures is difficult to imagine without this exciting story.

Original title:
Inkheart

Cast:
Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Eliza Bennett

Country:
Germany, UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
12+

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava (2005)

Max is a rather introverted ten-year-old student who fails to gain understanding from family, peers, and teachers. His only consolation is a fantasy world where the boy has two superhero friends. After a while, Max realizes that the fictional characters actually exist. The teenager has a chance to meet friends whom he previously considered only imaginary. This action-packed comedy movie is a great choice for family viewing!

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Original title:
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D

Cast:
Taylor Lautner, Taylor Dooley, Cayden Boyd

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.2, IMDb – 3.5

Age limit:
6+

Spy Kids (2001)

Another story tells about an amazing family adventure. Ingrid and Gregory are former spies. They’ve been out of business for a long time. Having fallen in love with each other, the couple created a family. At the same time, their children do not know anything about the past of their parents. One day, the heroes have to return to secret missions. Upon learning of this, the guys secretly join the cause. This film is perhaps one of the most famous comedies about family adventures.

Original title:
Spy Kids

Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.4

Age limit:
6+

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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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