Post by Sharon
Why is it that the moment we're told not to leave our homes for extended periods of time, we suddenly don't think of home as a haven, but as a prison. This is especially true in summertime. A lockdown in the winter, no problem. Summer? OMG!
If we can't adventure right now, let's at least have a good movie marathon with some of our favorite adventure-themed movies of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
You might want to add some of these to your collection!
The Time Machine - 1960
Starring one of my big childhood crushes, Rod Taylor, this beautifully orchestrated rendition of the H.G. Wells novel has a man inventing a time machine and going far into the future to a terrible time in earth's evolution.
The Lost World - 1960
Irwin Allen gets his reputation on for big adventure in this film about a professor leading an expedition into the Amazonian jungle to discover a land of dinosaurs.
Fantastic Voyage - 1966
This is one of my particular favorites. When a man critical to the government is dying, they shrink a crew and a vessel to be injected into his body to fix the issue.
Jaws - 1975
It doesn't get better than my favorite movie of all time. A New England town at 4th of July when tourists are due in, finds out they have a giant shark on the prowl eating the swimmers. Beautifully directed by Spielberg and incredibly acted by Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfus.
The Poseiden Adventure - 1972
This epic disaster films involves a cruise ship on its last voyage before being put out to pasture. Right as the clock strikes midnight, it is turned over by a rogue wave. The survivors must climb to the bottom of the ship where possible help might enter the hull.
Swiss Family Robinson - 1960
A family shipwrecked on an island must survive and thrive.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1954
When a movie brings in the likes of James Mason and Kirk Douglas, you know it's going to be a hit! A ship is dispatched to see why ships are sinking only to encounter a strange submarine and its Captain Nemo.
Journey to the Center of the Earth - 1959
My favorite adventure film of all time! James Mason leads and Pat Boone play scientists descending into a volcano in Iceland in search of the land at the center of the earth.
The Vikings - 1958
A seafaring swashbuckler starring Kirk Douglas.
Treasure Island - 1950
The adventures of Captain Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins.
Creature From the Black Lagoon - 1954
This beautifully done adventure is a classic. A team is dispatched to a remote area of the Amazon to find the bones of some ancient aquatic man-creature only to find that one is still alive!
2001 A Space Odessey - 1968
This Stanley Kubrick film is a classic. When an artifact is found beneath the moon's surface, a team of astronauts are sent out to examine it with the aid of a super computer named H.A.L. 9000.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World - 1963
This all-star cast is a blast of comedy when a group of road travelers help a dying man after his accident. He confesses where a treasure is and the people split up and compete to get to the site first.
Planet of the Apes - 1968
When astronauts land on a planet, they discover everything is backwards. The humans are treated like animals and the apes are running the show. Charlton Heston finds a real zinger at the end of this film. It is very impactful.
I hope y'all enjoyed this list of adventure films. I have a lot of them in my collection and enjoy them immensely.
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