Adventure Movies

Few stories are as compelling as those that involve a journey or a quest. These adventure movies are full of fantastic voyages and thrilling fun for kids of all ages, from the colorful ocean expedition of Finding Nemo to the rock 'n' roll time travel of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Many also help show the power of courage, perseverance, and teamwork. For more great stories, try our Adventure TV Shows and Adventure Books lists.

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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Movie Poster Image
Sesame Street fans will love this sweet movie.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky Movie Poster Image
Delightful lessons and swashbuckling fun for preschoolers.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special Movie Poster Image
Elmo, Abby and gang celebrate neighborhood diversity.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Sofia the First: The Floating Palace Movie Poster Image
Fun undersea mermaid adventure with a bit of peril.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Movie Poster Image
A few tense scenes add drama to family and friendship tale.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle Movie Poster Image
Sweet animal adventure has some mild peril.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Bolt Movie Poster Image
Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Mulan Movie Poster Image
Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Tangled Movie Poster Image
Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Toy Story 2 Movie Poster Image
Stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and moving.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Movie Poster Image
A fantastical car story custom-made for kids.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Ice Age Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Jason and the Argonauts Movie Poster Image
A stop-motion animation masterwork.
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(Release Year: 1963)
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The Land Before Time Movie Poster Image
Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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The Lego Movie Movie Poster Image
Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Muppet Treasure Island Movie Poster Image
Hilarious high seas adventure with lots of pirate action.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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One Crazy Cruise Movie Poster Image
Siblings' wacky adventures yield feel-good family messages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Over the Moon Movie Poster Image
Dreamy, China-set musical fairy tale has positive lessons.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Pinocchio Movie Poster Image
Disney masterpiece is darker than you may remember.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Movie Poster Image
Pirate adventure blends Victorian history, high-seas fun.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Puss in Boots Movie Poster Image
Swashbuckling adventure features irresistible warrior cat.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Rescuers Movie Poster Image
Great adventure, but too dark for preschoolers.
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(Release Year: 1977)
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The Road to El Dorado Movie Poster Image
Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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The Tale of Despereaux Movie Poster Image
Touching, beautiful tale is an excellent family film.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Terra Willy Movie Poster Image
Animated alien adventure has learning, empathy, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Trolls Movie Poster Image
Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, lots of great music.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Up Movie Poster Image
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Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Wild Thornberrys Movie Movie Poster Image
Exciting adventure in Africa for animal-loving TV family.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Wizard of Oz Movie Poster Image
Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.
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(Release Year: 1939)
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Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest Movie Poster Image
Animated fairy tale teaches cultural understanding.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks Movie Poster Image
Delightful Disney charmer may be too long for youngest.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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The Black Cauldron Movie Poster Image
Book-based fantasy is darker than much Disney fare.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Coco Movie Poster Image
Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Poster Image
Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Good Dinosaur Movie Poster Image
Young dino braves nature in lovely but intense adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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How to Train Your Dragon Movie Poster Image
Thrilling adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Incredibles Movie Poster Image
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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James and the Giant Peach Movie Poster Image
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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The Lego Batman Movie Movie Poster Image
Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Nim's Island Movie Poster Image
Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Onward Movie Poster Image
Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Movie Poster Image
Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Pippi Longstocking: Pippi in the South Seas Movie Poster Image
Kitschy '70s Pippi is kid adventure-fantasy at its best.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Rise of the Guardians Movie Poster Image
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Spy Kids Movie Poster Image
Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.
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(Release Year: 1977)
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Treasure Island (1950) Movie Poster Image
Avast! Disney's live-action, seagoing landmark.
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(Release Year: 1950)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Movie Poster Image
Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.
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(Release Year: 1938)
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The Black Stallion Movie Poster Image
Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Croods Movie Poster Image
Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Fearless Movie Poster Image
Animated adventure has diverse cast, action, humor.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Galaxy Quest Movie Poster Image
Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Labyrinth Movie Poster Image
Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Poster Image
Sweeping owl fantasy adventure is impressive but intense.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Long Way North Movie Poster Image
Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Movie Poster Image
Lots for both kids and adults to enjoy.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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We Can Be Heroes Movie Poster Image
Rodriguez' superhero-kid adventure has action, humor.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Willoughbys Movie Poster Image
Irresistible kids banish dreadful parents in fanciful tale.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Willow Movie Poster Image
Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movie Poster Image
A classic action-adventure for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1954)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Movie Poster Image
French comics-based adventure is engaging for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Movie Poster Image
Gripping tale of survival; some peril, emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
Classic Disney animal adventure about friendship, courage.
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(Release Year: 1963)
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The Journey of Natty Gann Movie Poster Image
Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Movie Poster Image
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1959)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Time Bandits Movie Poster Image
Fun fantasy has a bit of bite.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Zarafa Movie Poster Image
Enchanting African fable with some scares and sadness.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Back to the Future Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Captain Marvel Movie Poster Image
Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Dragonslayer Movie Poster Image
Vintage fantasy epic is great, despite a too-graphic death.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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The Flight of the Navigator Movie Poster Image
'80s time-travel adventure has some cursing.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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The Kid Who Would Be King Movie Poster Image
"Goonies" meets "LOTR" in fun but sometimes scary adventure.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Poster Image
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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White Fang (2018) Movie Poster Image
Elegantly animated take on classic book has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie Poster Image
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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One Piece: Stampede Movie Poster Image
Fun anime pirate adventure has cartoon violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster Image
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Ready Player One Movie Poster Image
Intense virtual reality adventure will dazzle '80s fans.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Romancing the Stone Movie Poster Image
Well-written romance/adventure is tons of fun.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Shackleton Movie Poster Image
Branagh shines in tale of endurance and courage; some peril.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Avengers Movie Poster Image
Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Movie Poster Image
Classic tale of two famous outlaws; violence, cursing.
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(Release Year: 1969)
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Goldfinger Movie Poster Image
Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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Kon-Tiki Movie Poster Image
Thrilling adaptation of classic book has lots of peril.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Lawrence of Arabia Movie Poster Image
Mature teens will appreciate this gripping epic.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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Love and Monsters Movie Poster Image
Charming post-apocalyptic adventure is filled with suspense.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Mission: Impossible Movie Poster Image
Sensational, implausible, violent: Irresistible to teens.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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The Poseidon Adventure Movie Poster Image
Titanic without the smarm.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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The Runaways Movie Poster Image
Dark teen drama with heart has threat, violence, drinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Bourne Identity Movie Poster Image
Violent but thrilling first of the Bourne action trilogy.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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