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20 Best Adventure Movies of All Time

Adventure Movies

Published on January 13th, 2020

If you and your other half have completely different taste in terms of movie watching, then there might be something positive to look ahead.

Have you ever thought that a good action sequence movie can easily turn up into something interesting? And you can find such elements in almost all sorts of movies like – spy thriller, space epic and even historical drama.

So, you have always got something in your hand even if you are not a fan of superheroes or sci-fi movies. Below given are some of the best adventure movies in last 60 years, and all of them are cool and have a distinct element of their own and they are quite entertaining as well.

Some of them are real classic gems, and some of them have a major surprising fact to it. But all of them are quite entertaining and some even have a feature of women empowerment also with themselves.

1. Cold Mountain (2003)

Cold Mountain” has the same structural flaw as “The Mexican” (2001), a movie you’ve forgotten all about. Both stories establish a torrid romantic magnetism between two big stars and then keep them far apart for almost the entire movie. Filling the gap in both films is a quirky supporting character who makes us unreasonably grateful, because the leads take themselves very seriously indeed, and speak as if being charged by the word.

Hardly anybody but me gave “The Mexican” a favorable review, and I’m sort of in favor of “Cold Mountain,” too — not because of the noble and portentous reasons you will read about in the ads, but because it evokes a backwater of the Civil War with rare beauty, and lights up with an assortment of colorful supporting characters.

The movie stars Nicole Kidman as Ada Monroe, the daughter of a Charleston, S.C., preacher man (Donald Sutherland) who has moved to the district for his health. The first time she meets Inman (Jude Law), their eyes lock and a deep unspoken communication takes place.

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Review

Like Minghella’s earlier work, The English Patient, this is essentially a romance which is set against the backdrop of conflict; aside from the opening battle scenes (which are not in the book), there is very little Civil War reenactment. For this one must return to Edward Zwick’s Glory or Ang Lee’s Ride With The Devil.

Peppered with good performances from unusual faces – including Ray Winstone as the vicious Teague who, as leader of the Home Guard, bears as much resemblance to Captain Mainwaring as Savonarola does to Mister Plod – and a miscellany of accents, Minghella’s movie is stern and lucid for the most part and immensely enlivened by the presence of Zellweger and Hoffman who bring amusement to their roles.

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2. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker) is a 2019 American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams.No one’s ever really gone… Rey’s journey continues and the Skywalker saga concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, coming December 2019.

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“The dead speak!” This is the opening line of the crawl of the last “Star Wars” movie in the new trilogy, and such an appropriate overture to a film that relies on your knowledge of dead characters to appreciate it. The “dead” in this case is Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who is revealed in the prologue to still be alive, planning a return of the Sith and the Empire.

He’s been underground on a distant, untrackable planet, where he reportedly created Snoke, waiting for the heir to his throne to lead the resurrection of the Sith in the form of something new called the Final Order. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) finds Palpatine, who instructs him to go find Rey (Daisy Ridley). A lot of “Rise of Skywalker” is about finding things or people, especially for the first half.

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3. Everest (2015)

It is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups, one led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal).he story of New Zealand’s Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

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Review

The film tells the true story of Adventure Consultants, the first company to offer Everest trips to hobbyist mountaineers, on their ill-fated 1996 expedition. The stunning visuals alone make it worth springing for the IMAX 3-D ticket (this is not one for Netflix) and the action sequences will leave your knuckles blanched for days.

But let’s get to that script: Just because we’re not privy to the private lives of the mountaineers does not mean this is a shallow film. Rather, this isn’t a movie about a man or group of men at all—this is a movie about mankind.

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 4. Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s book of the same name. It combines live-action, performers in costumes, animatronics, and computer-generated imagery (CGI).

A young boy named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don’t go along with what he wants. Max – following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying more attention to her boyfriend than to him – runs away from home.

Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament.

Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.

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Review

Spike Jonze’s adaptation of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, Maurice Sendak’s beloved story about Max, a naughty boy in a wolf suit who sails away to an exotic jungle and meets giant beasties who make him their king, takes this tendency even further.

In expanding the couple of dozen pages of Sendak’s picture-book to feature-length, Jonze and his co-writer, Dave Eggers, approach atavistic fantasy with jarring formal and psychological realism. The forest, desert, and mountain locations are real, as are the creature costumes (CGI facial expressions aside); beautifully photographed, often in handheld shots and magic-hour light, these landscapes and figures have a solidity, weight, and detail that feels uncanny in an age of virtual imagining.

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5. The Road (2009)

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man trying to get his son to safety. A cadaverous Viggo Mortensen plays the father whose only reason to go on living is to protect his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) day by stolen day. An unexplained cataclysm has obliterated life on Earth.

The father and son trek across scorched earth under an ash-smudged sky that forever seems to be closing in, smothering the last flickers of life on the blighted planet.

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Review

Director John Hillcoat has performed an admirable job of bringing Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the screen as an intact and haunting tale.”The Road” evokes the images and the characters of Cormac McCarthy’s novel. It is powerful, but for me lacks the same core of emotional feeling. I’m not sure this is any fault of the filmmakers.

The novel itself would not be successful if it were limited to its characters and images. Its effect comes above all through McCarthy’s prose. It is the same with all of McCarthy’s work, but especially this one because his dialogue is so restrained, less baroque than usual.

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6. Gladiator (2000)

Commodus takes over power and demotes Maximus, one of the preferred generals of his father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. As a result, Maximus is relegated to fighting till death as a gladiator. A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott.

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus’ devious son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed.

He escapes but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum.

Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death.

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Review

The cinematography, whether depicting the bone-crunching, flesh-tearing horrors of battle or the imperial decadence of second-century Rome, is outstanding (anachronistic, computer-generated “helicopter” shot of the Colosseum included).

But the key to Gladiator’s greatness is Russell Crowe’s career-best performance in the lead role. It’s an epic tale – most of it pure fiction – eloquently told. But, though the film bagged five Oscars, including best picture and best actor, its endlessly quotable script (“At my signal, unleash hell”; “What we do in life echoes in eternity”) was mystifyingly overlooked.

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7. Big Fish (2003)

The story of a braggart and exaggerator, Edward Bloom, and his son, William, who–after a long estrangement–returns home only to learn his father is dying of cancer. Desperate to know the complicated man before it’s too late, William sets out, trying to unravel fact from fiction.

United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will’s hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment.

Although connected indirectly through Will’s mother/Edward’s wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine’s wedding. Will’s issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world.

As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies.

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This is a film that pasteurizes both plot and sentiment with the efficiency of a Swiss milking machine. This is a film with a heart. From beginning to end. A heartwarming tale about love and family, a father and a son, and that sometimes it’s very hard to separate fact from fiction.

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8. Jurassic World (2015)

The new Jurassic World, owned by the corporation of Simon Masrani operates in Isla Nublar, Central America, with dinosaurs genetically created by the InGen corporation. The workaholic and uptight manager Claire Dearing receive her nephews Gray and Zach in the park, but she is too busy to give attention to them and asks her assistant to escort the boys.

Meanwhile, the dedicated Owen Grady is training four velociraptors, and the InGen security guard Vic Hoskins believes that the animal can be trained for military use. When Owen and two other employees go to an isolated paddock to evaluate the new attraction of the park, the hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex, the animal lures them, kills the two men, and flees from the spot.

Owen escapes and asks Masrani to kill the Indominus, but he believes his security team can contain and capture the animal that costs lots of money. However, the team is destroyed by the Indominus Rex and Claire orders the evacuation of the tourists from the island. But the dangerous pterosaurs escape from the aviary and the place goes havoc.

Meanwhile, Gray and Zach are riding a gyro-sphere in the restricted area and Claire and Owen seek them out. With the chaos on the island, Vic assumes command and decides to use the four velociraptors to locate and destroy the Indominus Rex.

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Review

A beautiful story about the relationship between a father and his son told using tall tales and metaphors. All the actors give their all to this story to bring to life the tall tales of Edward Bloom. Even the ending, one in more scenarios would seem sadder, ends on a happier note celebrating the fantastical life of a good, intelligent and hardworking man who made more friendships and happy people than most could ever hope to.

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. The story was too good to leave her alone. Inspired by a new life entrusted to director Colin Trevorrow, who himself is a big fan of dinosaurs.

He decided to show how he could bring the insatiable and out-of-control desire of humanity to be constantly entertained.

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9. Black Sea (2015)

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea.

As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

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The Black Sea is a submarine thriller set in the murky depths of exactly where the title says. By no means, a masterpiece, but a solid genre offering, a portrait of desperate men crammed together and surrounded on all sides by what one describes as “dark, cold death.

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10. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

Courted by a stuffy commodore, a beautiful girl secretly pines for a humble blacksmith, who is equally smitten with her. A ghostly galleon full of “undead” pirates pays a visit in search of a gold doubloon needed to reverse a curse. And the flamboyant, bejeweled, displaced Capt.

Jack Sparrow, a former member of the buccaneers’ crew, blows into port to steal a ship (“commandeering,” he argues, or “borrowing without permission”). A blacksmith joins forces with Captain Jack Sparrow, a pirate, in a bid to free the love of his life from Jack’s associates, who kidnapped her suspecting she has the medallion.

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Just like the theme park ride that inspired it, the movie’s greatest strengths are its atmosphere and art direction. In the film’s main story, Captain Norrington was being promoted to Commodore in the British Royal Navy, and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) was Port Royal blacksmith’s apprentice and expert swordsman, in love with spunky 20-year-old Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

Swashbuckling, eccentric pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrived in Port Royal, Jamaica, just as his dinghy sank at the dock in the film’s clever entrance scene. He arrived just in time to save Elizabeth (with the medallion around her neck, emitting a pulse in the water) who had fainted and fallen into the ocean after the promotion ceremony. Sparrow was captured and locked up in jail, ready to be hanged by Elizabeth’s pompous fiancee Commodore Norrington the next day.

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11. Noah (2014)

Noah is a 2014 American epic Biblical drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and inspired by the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark from the Book of Genesis. Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. Noah unquestioningly follows the command of the world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the cursed lands of mankind.

Noah (Russell Crowe), the man entrusted by God to save the innocent animals of Earth as the rising floodwaters cleansed the planet of mankind’s evil. As the telling continues, we learn how Adam and Eve’s sins have passed down through generations through their sons Cain and Abel, and how the descendants of their righteous sibling Seth were entrusted with defending creation.

One day, while foraging in the country, a descendant of Seth, Noah, sees his father slain by a descendant of Cain. In the process, Noah’s birthright is stolen from him. Decades later, as a father of three, Noah experiences a vision foretelling the great flood that will wash over the Earth, destroying every living thing that stands on the soil.

That vision leads Noah to seek out his grandfather, Methuselah (Sir Anthony Hopkins), in order to understand his mission. When a second vision reveals that Noah is to construct a massive ark designed to shelter every living animal during the great flood, Noah, his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), their three sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman), and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll), and their adoptive sister Ila (Emma Watson) immediately begin construction on the vessel with the help of the Watchers, a race of angels created as beings of light, but encrusted in stone and mud and forsaken by God for their attempts to help man. Meanwhile, word of Noah’s work soon reaches Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone), who gathers an army on a mission to overtake the ark, and survive the coming storm by any cost.

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Noah unquestioningly follows the command of the world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the cursed lands of mankind. This film probably represents the biggest rick-roll I’ve ever seen.

Naturally, when people see a film about a great flood, titled Noah, the automatic assumption is that it’s a re-telling of the biblical story. This film cynically exploits that expectation and then drops a hammer on the bewildered audience.

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12. The Grey (2012)

In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.

In Alaska, a team of oil workers board a flight home; however, they cross a storm and the airplane crashes. Only seven workers survive in the wilderness and John Ottway, who is a huntsman that kills wolves to protect the workers, assumes leadership of the group.

Shortly after they learn that they are surrounded by a pack of wolves and Ottway advises that they should seek protection in the woods. But while they walk through the heavy snow, they are chased and attacked by the carnivorous mammals.

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This is a film that has surprising depth. There is a lot going on underneath the rigid exterior, making The Grey a cut above standard action fare. A tremendous film – a fierce and exciting thriller that sets the bar high in a very young year. It’s Neeson’s best film in a long, long time.

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13. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed-up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to “Skull Island”. Upon arrival, the group discovers that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention.

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Similar to a number of Godzilla films from the ’90’s, ‘Kong’ turns out to be a guardian monster (despite the carnage with which he greets Samuel Jackson’s crew of tough ‘Nam vets) who protects humans from some existential threat, in this case, vicious two-legged lizard-kaiju (‘Skullcrawlers’) from the bowels of the Earth.

The film follows the usual trajectory: John Goodman assembles a team of soldiers, a retired SAS spook, a bunch of generic scientists, and hot-shot female photographer to travel to Skull Island, the last undiscovered land on the planet, as part of his obsession to find evidence for hollow earth and giant monsters.

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14. Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 American epic period war-drama film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Weir, set in the Napoleonic Wars. The film’s plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey–Maturin series, which includes 20 completed novels of Jack Aubrey’s naval career.

In April 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars, H.M.S. Surprise, a British frigate, is under the command of Captain Jack Aubrey. Aubrey and the Surprise’s current orders are to track and capture or destroy a French privateer named Acheron. The Acheron is currently in the Atlantic off South America headed toward the Pacific in order to extend Napoleon’s reach of the wars.

This task will be a difficult one as Aubrey quickly learns in an initial battle with the Acheron that it is a bigger and faster ship than the Surprise, which puts the Surprise at a disadvantage. Aubrey’s single-mindedness in this seemingly impossible pursuit puts him at odds with the Surprise’s doctor and naturalist, Stephen Maturin, who is also Aubrey’s most trusted advisor on board and closest friend.

Facing other internal obstacles which have resulted in what they consider a string of bad luck, Aubrey ultimately uses Maturin’s scientific exploits to figure out a way to achieve his and the ship’s seemingly impossible goal

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Aubrey, captain of HMS Surprise, is played by Russell Crowe as a strong but fair leader of men, a brilliant strategist who is also a student, but not a coddler, of his men. He doesn’t go by the books; his ability to think outside the envelope saves the Surprise at one crucial moment and wins a battle at another.

Maturin is played by Paul Bettany, who you may recall as Crowe’s imaginary roommate in “A Beautiful Mind.” He’s so cool under pressure that he performs open-skull surgery on the deck of the Surprise (plugging the cranial hole with a coin), and directs the removal of a bullet from his own chest by looking in a mirror.

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15. King Kong (2005)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This ‘soon-to-be-unfortunate’ soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out.

Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann’s new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind.

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Sure enough, the special effects are fantastic, and that itself might merit watching the movie if only to amuse kids, animal freaks, and those into action-adventure-what-have-you sort of films. But still, I find a lot of (scientific) inconsistencies which I am sure were also noticed even by the most common viewer, as well as the more obvious everyday ones.

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16. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

In Western Australia, 1931, the small depot of Jigalong sits on the edge of the Gibson Desert. Running through Jigalong and out into the desert is a rabbit-proof fence that bisects Australia from north to south. The fence was built to keep rabbits on one side and pasture on the other. This remote country is home to three spirited Aboriginal girls, Molly, her sister Daisy, and their cousin Gracie.

The girls’ white fathers are fence workers who have moved on. Now their only contact with white Australia is the weekly ration day at Jigalong Depot. In Perth, AO Neville, the area’s Chief Protector of Aborigines, receives word that the three girls are running wild. He believes the Aboriginal race is dying out and believes that the answer to the “colored problem” is to breed out the Aboriginal race.

To achieve this he has ruled that children of mixed marriages cannot marry full-blooded Aborigines. Settlements are set up across the state and “half-caste” children are removed from their families and prepared for their “new life in white society” as domestic servants and laborers. Neville orders the removal of Molly, Gracie, and Daisy and they are relocated 1,200 miles from home to a grim settlement.

The harsh conditions they must live under shock Molly, and she convinces Daisy and Gracie to run away with her. With Moodoo, a cruel and master tracker on their tails, they begin a grueling three-month journey home, following the rabbit-proof fence that will guide them back to their mother and their rightful home.

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Based on true events, “Rabbit-Proof Fence” is a moving story of racial prejudice, agoraphobic desert vistas, and amazing endurance as three girls walk 1,500 miles to find their mothers in 30s Australia.

These are the shocking facts behind the movie: during the early years of the 20th century, white Australians panicked about the supposed disaster of an “unwanted third race” of “half-caste” Aborigine children.

Special detention centers were set up across the continent to keep the mixed-race children from “contaminating” the rest of Australian society, and orders were given to forcibly remove “half-caste” children from their families.

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17. The Revenant (2015)

THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

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The Revenant, a survival-adventure tale featuring DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, the mythical frontiersman from the early 1820s, who after being brutally attacked by a bear and abandoned by his fellow hunters, traveled more than 200 miles seeking redemption and safety.

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18. Duma (2005)

When 10-old Xan and his father Peter come across an orphaned cheetah cub, they name their new friend “Duma,” the Swahili name for cheetah, and he quickly becomes a member of the family. But, when Duma is almost fully grown, to Xan’s dismay, his father tells him that it’s time to take his friend to his real home before he grows too old to survive in his native habitat.

Xan reluctantly agrees, but their plans must be put on hold when his father suddenly falls ill and Xan and his mother must move to Johannesburg. When Duma escapes and pays a disastrous visit to Xan’s school, the two of them must flee the city to keep Duma from being put into captivity.

Not knowing where to go, Xan gets an idea — he’ll carry out the plan his dad had outlined, taking Duma home to a safe and lush place hundreds of miles across South Africa, over the scorching Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, through the Okavango Delta, and into the Erongo Mountains.

Entering the lush jungles of the Okavango Delta, Xan finds himself surrounded by danger — lions, crocodiles, and deadly poisonous creatures. But it’s far too late to turn back now as Xan faces the true test of love, attempting to cross the wilds to return his best friend to his rightful home.

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The main character has to deal with his father’s death, moving to a new town, enrolling in a new school, and letting go of his favorite pet — stressful situations for any kid. The film may inspire young animal lovers to ask if they can have a cheetah or other wild animal for a pet.

The main character also runs away from home to return his cheetah to the wild and befriends a stranger. DUMA is an enchanting coming-of-age drama that teaches viewers the power and importance of family. Kids will be as mesmerized by the action as they are enchanted by Duma’s gentle and loyal spirit.

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19. Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away is a 2000 American survival drama film directed and co-produced by Robert ….. Retrieved November 19, 2011. An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer who devotes most of his life to his troubleshooting job.

His girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) is often neglected by his dedication to work, and his compulsive personality suggests a conflicted man. But on Christmas Eve, Chuck proposes marriage to Kelly right before embarking on a large assignment. On the assignment, a plane crash strands Chuck on a remote island, and his fast-paced life is slowed to a crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact.

Finding solace only in a volleyball that he befriends, Chuck must now learn to endure the emotional and physical stress of his new life, unsure of when he may return to the civilization he knew before. Cast Away reunites star Hanks with director Robert Zemeckis, their first film together since 1994’s Oscar-winning Forrest Gump.

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Hanks conducts a master class in acting by showing a man losing his sense of himself in fractional gradations. Cast Away” is an exceptionally well-crafted exploration of the survival of the human spirit. It’s a movie unafraid to consider the full complexity of life.

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20. Life Of Pi (2012)

Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery. Inspired by a worldwide best-seller that many readers must have assumed was unfilmable, it is a triumph over its difficulties.

It is also a moving spiritual achievement, a movie whose title could have been shortened to “life.” The story involves the 227 days that its teenage hero spends drifting across the Pacific in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. They find themselves in the same boat after an amusing and colorful prologue, which in itself could have been enlarged into an exciting family film.

Director Ang Lee creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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The movie quietly combines various religious traditions to enfold its story in the wonder of life. How remarkable that these two mammals, and the fish beneath them and birds above them, are all here. And when they come to a floating island populated by countless meerkats, what an incredible sequence Lee creates there.

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