When it comes to movies, ditch the superheros and princesses, and treat your family to some amazing classics. If your family is searching for adventure, here are our top 10 family adventure movies to get you excited, energized, and ready to explore!
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The Goonies – After finding a treasure map, a group of friends rally together to find the treasure of One Eyed Willy. Honestly, if you have not seen this movie, you are missing out on a vital piece of American Culture. Although this is a must see, we recommend waiting until kids are a little older before sharing this classic!
Princess Bride – The classic tale of love, adventure, and of course, crazy people. This will have you on the edge of your seat (even if you’ve already seen it 100 times) as you follow Wesley (aka The Dread Pirate Roberts) on his quest to save the woman he loves (Buttercup). AAAAAAAAAS YOOOOOOOU WIIIIISHHHHHHHHH!
Swiss Family Robinson– One families ultimate adventure as they are shipwrecked and learn to live on a desserted island. That is, of course, until pirates attack. This amazing movie will have you dreaming of exotic animal races, owning a pet tiger, and living in the worlds coolest treehouse.
The Never Ending Story – Enter a crazy fantasy world as you follow Bastian through the pages of a book. It will have you wanting to be a hero right along side him and save worlds of your own too!
Peter Pan – Yes, this animated classic is truly one of the best adventure movies. Enter the world of make believe where children never grow up, pirates are scared of crocs, and you can fly. This is a great movie for kids of all ages (with Hook being a great second for older kids – RUFIO!)
In Search of the Castaways – Not to be confused with the movie “Castaway” where Tom Hanks talks to his volleyball for years, this movie packs every sort of adventure you can think of into one great film. Follow two children and their friends as they face earthquakes, volcanoes, flash floods, stowaways, alligators…you get the point. It’s epic!
Nims Island – Join Nim a young girl alone on a desserted island while her father is lost at sea. She must enlist all of her animal friends and knowledge of the island to save her home from invaders. Think Robinson Crusoe meets Indiana Jones…as a 10 year old!
The Man From Snowy River – Follow Jim Craig as he tries to tame the Australian outback and live off the land. With the best horse riding scenes the world has ever seen, this movie is a complete classic. In my family, if there were a vote for the best movie of all time, this would win HANDS DOWN.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – A crazy inventor finally finds success as he creates a flying car. Everyone wants to get their hands on it so follow the musical adventure as everyone tries to capture it for themselves!
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe – This updated version of C.S. Lewis’ classic tale will transport you into a magical world where animals talk and walk just like people. Enjoy the ride as you follow the young quartet on their battle to defeat the evil witch and find Aslan the lion. Although this is a little intense for younger audiences, it’s a fantastic show for older kids, with a great moral at the end!
If you’re looking for a new adventure movie to add to your families video library, be sure to check out Return To Nim’s Island. We loved the first one so much, that we are sure this one will be great too.