10 Best Jungle Adventure Movies That Will Make You Want To Go Wild

Adventure and suspense movies tend to make our hearts race with the fast-paced action and mysterious wilderness setting. Nobody knows what will appear on the screen in which direction to frighten his senses. Whether it’s a quest to unearth lost treasures or a journey to find the center of the earth, such expeditions always hold plenty of entertainment in store for the public.

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Some might think this genre is a bit overexplored with various movies finding their own jungle to get lost in, but the charm of having an undiscovered wild adventure never ceases to amuse. It’s always fun to see the filmmakers come up with an engaging backstory and hilarious characters to make the movie one hell of a ride. Fans of this genre find solace in such films and strive to live vicariously through them.


“Uncharted” (2022)

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Featuring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, this exhilarating film follows the undiscovered adventures of Ferdinand Magellan with the desire to find the lost treasure. Current fans of the game were very excited to see a feature film explore the world of the beloved game. The adaptation of the game was accurate and was a huge success.

Nathan’s personality was perfectly captured by Tom Holland, he managed to capture Nate’s charm, wit, humor and heart in a way that was all his own. Mark Wahlberg also did a good job with Sully, and he did a good job displaying his seasoned, yet deeply caring personality.

“Jungle Cruise” (2021)

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This film was highly anticipated as it brought together on screen two very talented and amazing actors – Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. In this adventurous jaunt, we see a doctor and his brother embark on a journey through the lush forests of the Amazon to find a lost tree with supposed magical powers.

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Nevertheless, their journey has obstacles caused by evil villains who want to use the tree for evil purposes and spread their villainous agenda. The movie is a fun ride to have a good time enjoying the wonderful surroundings and getting lost in the world of the Amazon.

“The Lost City” (2022)

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Tucked into the plot of an adventure film is a romantic arc that reunites an author and her otherwise unnoticed cover model. This modern take on the genre finds Sandra Bollock and Channing Tatum romance in nature with an evil Daniel Radcliffe hindering their every move.

The plot was novel and managed to capture the attention of viewers. It draws you in with the mystical fonts and legend of a hidden treasure that has delighted kings and queens for centuries. If for nothing else, the movie is a perfect watch just for the brad pitt cameo.

‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ (2012)

Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson in Journey 2 The Mysterious Island

An ambitious sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Journey to the Center of the Earththis feature film features Dwayne Johnson (Again), Josh Hutcherson, and Vanessa Hudgens who set off in response to an encrypted signal received from deep within the forest. They venture in pursuit of Sean’s lost grandfather.

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Both films are adapted from epic stories written by Jules Verne. Watch the film for golden comedy, funny sequences and obviously the awesome Dwayne Johnson. We bet this will become one of the guilty pleasure movies you watch for an elevated mood.

“Jurassic Park Series” (1993-2001)

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Spanning seven thrilling films spanning nearly two decades, this franchise has only the best in store. A one-of-a-kind plot that explored the return of dinosaurs to disrupt the modern world was loved by all.

Along with rampaging monsters and science experiments gone wrong, the films have continually featured a strong star-studded cast that’s managed to attract audiences around the world. The most recent move Jurassic Park: Dominionseemed like the end of the franchise.

“The Jungle Book” (1967/2016)

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This evergreen classic was one of the most read and watched films in cinematic history. The adventures of Mowgli, the hunger of the ravenous Shere Khan and a pack of wild animals unite to create this masterpiece of history. Heartwarming soundtracks and lessons about bravery, friendship and life in general are among the film’s inspiring elements.

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With various animated and live-action iterations, this film has been made and remade many times over the years, but still manages to retain the old-school charm of a Disney movie.

King Kong (2005)

This film has also been made several times by different filmmakers with more diverse perspectives on portraying the magnificent gorilla aka King Kong. The film follows Carl Denham and his team as they encounter a giant ape on Skull Island and imprison it in order to bring it to New York. They get in trouble when the giant ape is released into town.

A fantastic and outstanding film overall. The plot is epic, with more action and new creatures. This remake contains more action than the original.

Thunder in the Tropics (2008)

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Thunder in the tropics has flaws, but at its core, it’s over-the-top satire that exposes everything that’s wrong with Hollywood. It’s packed with hilarious, endlessly quoted lines, plus two jaw-dropping performances by Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise.

Some of the 21st century’s finest comedians and actors kicked off the century with a bang in this massive ensemble production that lived up to the hype upon release and aged like fine wine 14 years later.

Predator (1987)

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Predator was part of Arnold Schwarzeneggers string of 1980s hits: half testosterone-soaked, half sci-fi horror shootout movie that dismantles (limb by limb) the action genre and the men in it, who find all their weapons and mass completely useless unified corps against a superior warrior who hunts humans for sport.

Predator has become an instant-action classic thanks to the dreaded creature, stunt doubles, sweltering jungle, and John McTiernan.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

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Even with a simple plot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is so hilarious it’s impossible not to laugh. The film embraces the ridiculous concept of being sucked into a video game, but never insults the intelligence of the audience.

With Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and a sweet cameo by Nick Jonas, this film is an action extravaganza made to entertain. It’s inspired by the classic vintage Jumanji game, but features a clearer direction and plot.

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