Best Outdoor and Adventure Movies

Best Outdoor and Adventure Movies

Lately we are all spending more time indoors due to the COVID-19 crisis. So, if you’re looking for a way to partially replace your outdoor adventures, consider living vicariously through quality adventure movies. To help begin a quality adventure movie binge watch, this article compiles a list of what we think are some of the best outdoor and adventure movies. Almost all are Oscar winners/nominees and you’ll find these via streaming services like Amazon Prime. Enjoy!

Outdoor and Adventure Movies: Five of the Best

What Makes a Good Outdoor/Adventure Movie?

Outdoor/adventure movies give us an opportunity to escape to another world and experience the thrill of the outdoors while indoors. But what makes a good adventure movie anyhow? For some, it’s just a matter of personal taste. Though we think the best outdoor and adventure movies have the following attributes:

  • Relatable Characters: If you can associate with a movie’s characters, their dilemmas, their lifestyle, etc., that usually enhances emotional appeal. Therefore, all of our top five movie recommendations feature stories about actual events and people.  
  • Realistic Situations: Some adventure movies are just unrealistic (e.g., think Cliffhanger, The Edge, and others). Although adventure movies that lack realism are often fun entertainment, we think realistic situations enhance the storyline and make for a better movie. 
  • Impeccable Storytelling: Each movie on this list was an adaptation of a renowned memoir or book. A quality screenplay is as essential to a good movie as is acting and directing. Indeed, the plot line of a good adventure story should leave you on the edge of your seat and these movies do just that.

Top Five Adventure Movie Recommendations

Disclosure: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. We may receive a small commission if you buy a product or service through an affiliate link. This revenue helps us provide readers with helpful content to plan amazing adventures.

Similar Posts