27. Ferocious Planet (2011)
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Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller NFB Rating: 2.371 IMDB Rating: 4.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Joe Flanigan, John Rhys-Davies, Catherine Walker, Dagmar Döring Director: Billy O'Brien
Plot: In the Federal Science Institute, Dr. Jillian O'Hara and her assistant Brian Murphy will demonstrate their research to a commission led by the arrogant Senator Jackson Crenshaw and Dr. Karen Fast from the president office expecting to keep the budget of her laboratory. Colonel Sam Synn is responsible for the security with Lieutenant Rivers and Pvt. Jordan Reid. Dr. O'Hara explains that her machine is the fruit of a long research initiated by her father and can show parallel dimensions. During the demonstration, there is a problem in the device and the room is transported to another dimension with everybody that is observing the experiment. Soon the survivors discover that the room is placed in the wilderness of a dangerous dimension inhabited with wild beasts.
26. Isolated (2013)
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport NFB Rating: 2.846 IMDB Rating: 6.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter, Jenny Useldinger, Andrew Mooney Director: Justin Le Pera
Plot: A group of feral surfers and modern day explorers embark on a journey to search for one of the world's last undiscovered waves in the journalist dead zone island of New Guinea. Their adventure becomes all too real as they encounter real life cannibals, discover human rights atrocities and expose an unethical mining corporation. This unique, visually stunning film craves an international spotlight as it brings to light one of the world's least documented places on earth. Isolated features never before seen footage of an ancient aboriginal culture as well as one of the most epic wave discoveries of the past 20 years. Already being lauded as Endless Summer meets The Cove, the film is guaranteed to cause international controversy and hopefully spark the change to save lives.
25. The 300 Spartans (1962)
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History NFB Rating: 3.173 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe Director: Rudolph Maté
Plot: A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army.
24. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
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Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi NFB Rating: 4.020 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.50Actors: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolly Monkey Director: Byron Haskin
Plot: During a flight to Mars in the spaceship Mars Gravity Probe 1, Commander Christopher 'Kit' Draper and Colonel Dan McReady are forced to deviate from an asteroid and they leave their spacecraft in pods. Draper lands on the surface of the Red Planet and survives. He learns how to produce oxygen and while exploring the planet, he finds McReady dead in his crashed pod. He finds also the monkey Mona and brings the animal to the cave where he is sheltered. He learns that he can breathe the Martian air for short periods but needs also oxygen. But Mona finds water and an edible plant in the underground. .After a long period alone, Draper feels the loneliness. One day, he sees a spacecraft landing on Mars and he believes it might be the rescue team to save him. But he finds aliens working on the planet and some of them are slaves. One of them flees and stumble with Draper and he names him Friday. Now he needs to find a way to be rescued and return to Earth.
23. The Physician (2013)
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History NFB Rating: 4.264 IMDB Rating: 7.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby Director: Philipp Stölzl
Plot: In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.
22. Don Verdean (2015)
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama NFB Rating: 4.352 IMDB Rating: 5.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.20Actors: Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Will Forte, Danny McBride Director: Jared Hess
Plot: Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. DON VERDEAN stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, with Will Forte, and Danny McBride.
21. River of No Return (1954)
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Genre: Adventure, Western NFB Rating: 4.586 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig Director: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco
Plot: Matt Calder, who lives on a remote farm with his young son Mark, helps two unexpected visitors who lose control of their raft on the nearby river. Harry Weston is a gambler by profession and he is racing to the nearest town to register a mining claim he has won in a poker game. His attractive wife Kay, a former saloon hall girl, is with him. When Calder refuses to let Weston have his only rifle and horse, he simply takes them leaving his wife behind. Unable to defend themselves against a likely Indian attack, Calder, his son and Kay Weston begin the treacherous journey down the river on the raft Weston left behind.
20. Knights of Badassdom (2013)
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy NFB Rating: 4.637 IMDB Rating: 5.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.90Actors: D.R. Anderson, W. Earl Brown, Michael Carpenter, Kevin Connell Director: Joe Lynch
Plot: Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.
19. From Time to Time (2009)
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy NFB Rating: 5.152 IMDB Rating: 6.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.90Actors: Alex Etel, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith, Christopher Villiers Director: Julian Fellowes
Plot: A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
18. Barbarella (1968)
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy NFB Rating: 5.229 IMDB Rating: 5.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.30Actors: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea Director: Roger Vadim
Plot: After an in-flight anti-gravity striptease (masked by the film's opening titles), Barbarella, a 41st century astronaut, lands on the planet Lythion and sets out to find the evil Durand Durand in the city of Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Exessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an accomplished artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who, in her dream chamber, can make her fantasies take form, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which, via a poor victim struggling in its glass globe, dispenses Essance of Man. You can't help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what few clothes our heroine seemed to possess. Based on the popular French comic strip.