The monotonous routine of everyday life can be painfully boring. It is solely to combat this boredom that hoards of people rush to the cinemas on weekends. So if your upcoming weekend plans include watching a movie to charge you with an adrenaline rush, you’re in the right spot.
Below are listed some of the best adventurous Movies that will transport you to extraordinary worlds. Whether it is an imaginary world of faeries or five thousand feet into the deep sea or a far-off planet beyond the Milky-Way you want to explore, we’ve got you covered.
1. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017):
Here’s one for the space enthusiasts out there. This movies revolves around Alpha, a city bustling with extraordinary species from different planets, and our two space officers Valerian and Laureline. The metropolis of Alpha has been deemed to be under the threat of an impending danger. It is now up to the two protagonists to ward off this perilous threat and protect the lives on Alpha.
2. “The Meg” (2018):
This blockbuster movie bagged a number of praises from film aficionados throughout the world due to the thrill it had running down the audiences’ spines. The Meg is not your regular off-the-shelf shark movie with nonsensical blood and gore. It features not just any shark but a prehistoric species which is believed to have gone extinct. But here it is, face to face with a team of marine scientists exploring the sinister depths of the Mariana Trench. The attacks from this ginormous carnivore has left the team’s submersible incapable of functioning and from thereon the chaos ensues.
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3. “The School for Good and Evil” (2022):
Enter the magical and enchanted world of academic rivalry with best friends Sophie and Agatha. But this is not your run-of-the-mill school to learn magic. In this grand institute, heroes and villains are decided. The good and the bad are sorted. All so that the balance between good and bad can be maintained. And it just so happens that Sophie and Agatha find themselves to be each other's rivals in this fight and their friendship is put to test.
4. “Drifting Home’” (2022):
This anime movie is set during the summer break of sixth graders Kosuke and Natsume who, giving into the curiosity that comes with being eleven years of age, decide to explore an abandoned building which is soon to be toppled down. But soon enough they find themselves surrounded by a sea of water and they’re left with their own juvenile ideas of escaping.
5. “Interstellar” (2014):
This list could not be complete without adding this global blockbuster. The story talks about the future of humankind after the planet Earth is considered to be no more habitable. A farmer and former NASA pilot, Joseph Cooper, joins hands with Professor Brand in search of a planet that would support human life. Brought to life by the renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the movie isn’t just praised for its cinematic execution but also for portraying science accurately.
6. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014):
One of the best offered by Wes Anderson, this one narrates the tale of a hotel concierge by the name of M. Gustave, working at the famed Grand Budapest hotel. We follow him and his newly appointed protegee, Zero, as he is wrongly accused of murdering the wealthy Madame D. Along the way, he recounts to Zero his early years at the hotel as a lobby boy and the myriads of adventures experienced by him.
7. “Kubo and The Two Strings” (2016):
Set in ancient Japan during the Edo period, this animated masterpiece follows the life of twelve-year old Kubo who ventures forth to locate his late father’s samurai armour with the guidance of his mother’s stories. Helping him along the way are Monkey and Beetle, sent along with him by his mother to guide and protect him when necessary. But the road to this legendary armour isn’t a smooth one and requires Kubo to battle the wrath of spiteful spirits who intend to harm him and his mother. A beautifully crafted tale of finding your true self through thick and thin.
8. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008):
Adopted for the screen from a short story written by the acclaimed writer Scott F. Fitzgerald, this cinematic wonder navigates through the life of Benjamin Button. A curiosity for all those around him and why wouldn’t he be so? He ages backwards! Born as an old baby, he is abandoned at the doorsteps of an old-age home and is taken in by Queenie. We follow his life as he grows younger with age while those around him get marred by wrinkles, and come to know of the downside of his rare disorder.
9. “Space Sweepers” (2021):
Here’s another space odyssey for those in search of it. Space Sweepers begins with the crew of the spaceship Victory, who collect space debris to earn their day’s bread. During one such work trip, they find the human-cum-robot child Dorothy. Upon discovering that she’s being searched for by the UTS the team decides to ask for ransom upon her safe return. But from hereon, things just spiral down towards chaos for the team. This one’s definitely a fun watch.
10. “Enola Holmes” (2020):
This one’s a globally acclaimed spin-off of the classics by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Enola Holmes is out and about in search for her missing mother. She is a genius with some killer moves and tries to outsmart her brother Sherlock during this journey of hers. Her story is surely going to be just as adventurous as those of her brother Sherlock’s.