As corona cases keep growing, here are ten fun fictional adventure films guaranteed to distract from the world at large.
10. Journey to the Center of the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth follows Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and their guide, Hannah (Anita Briem), as they follow a lead that takes them beneath the Earth’s crust and into the center of the Earth. This family-oriented adventure flick is a fast-paced, outlandish film that will certainly keep viewers glued to their seats.
9. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Atlantis: The Lost Empire follows the journey of a cartographer named Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox) and his team as they attempt to find Atlantis. This film made during Disney’s post-Renaissance era of animation shines on account of its stunning visuals and intriguing mythos.
8. National Treasure
National Treasure is quite literally a national treasure. The heroic story of code-breaker and historian Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage) and his patriotic race to find a rumored treasure engages viewers from start to finish.
7. The Road to El Dorado
In The Road to El Dorado, two con-men (Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh) discover the elusive city of El Dorado; when they get there, the citizens treat them as gods. Their bizarre antics set the stage for a remarkably funny—and surprisingly heartfelt—movie.
6. Princess Bride
The Princess Bride requires little explanation or description. This film is a fairy tale take on true love in its purest form. Honestly, the only reason why Princess Bride is at number six is that the movie is so popular: this list mainly recognizes less popular flicks. However, nobody can make a top ten list of adventure movies without including such a fantastic film.
5. Emperor’s New Groove
Another post-renaissance era Disney movie, this comedic buddy cop movie recounts the tale of a young emperor named Kuzco (David Spade) when he is turned into a llama. The hilarity that ensues when Kuzco interacts with the peasant Pacha (John Goodman) makes this film a must-see.
4. Sky High
Sky High is a 2005 Disney original that pits Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) against life’s worst supervillain—high school. In a school full of super-powerful students, how will powerless Will survive? Sky High is nostalgia-filled fluff and cheesy fun bound to make any high schooler laugh.
3. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is an adaptation of the classic C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia series that stays faithful to the source material. When the Pevensie siblings discover a secret land called Narnia hidden in their wardrobe, they must overcome the rule of the White Witch (Tilda Swinton) and restore Aslan to power. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a feel-good movie that will please moviegoers from start to finish.
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Now, Scott Pilgrim vs the World isn’t the traditional “adventure” movie; the film is technically considered action/romance. In this movie, Bass-guitarist Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must defeat seven evil exes in order to win the heart of Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). This graphic novel adaptation couples splashy visuals with slapstick humor, making the individuals that appear therein uniquely memorable.
Stardust is a fantasy adventure movie following the exploits of a young man named Tristan (Charlie Cox) as he attempts to retrieve a fallen star for his beloved. The only problem—this fallen star is not a chunk of space rock, but rather a woman named Yvaine (Claire Danes). Tristan and Yvaine must journey together and escape the nefarious forces closing in. Though Stardust’s initial box office reception was low due to poor marketing, this whimsical movie has since become a little-known cult classic that makes up for its small following with plenty of charm and magic.