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Best Period Movies For When You Want A Sense Of Adventure!

Written by Tori Raphael. Published: February 08 2024


Tired of staying at home or looking at your phone? Do you need a sense of adventure in your life? Then here is the perfect list for you! Everyone now and then wants to escape into a fantasy world of romance, danger, mystery, and magic, and movies can give that to us! Whether set in medieval times or the 1900s, there are plenty of adventure films that will make you want to explore the world!


1. The Count Of Monte Cristo(2002)

This incredible film based on the classic book by Alexandre Dumas and Auguste Maquet is about a man wrongfully imprisoned and his journey to get revenge on those who wronged him. The stellar cast, set design, story, and music will make you want to jump into the screen when you see this film! A heroic journey with some inspirational life lessons, this film is a must-watch! Available on VOD/Digital.




2. The Green Knight(2021)

This fantastic film, based on the classic Sir Gawain story, is about one of King Arthur's knights who is challenged to a beheading game by a green knight. With one year to complete the game, Sir Gawain is forced to think about his decisions and what it means to die for honor. This film is stunningly beautiful and will have you contemplating the meaning of life. Not to mention Dev Patel! This film definitely has a great sense of adventure! Stream on Prime Video.




3. Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

This film, based on the true story of T.E. Lawrence, is one of the most famous films of all time! Whether it is the classic soundtrack or stunning cinematography, we can't get enough of this Arabian adventure. Stream on Tubi.




4. The Mask of Zorro(1998)

This fun film is about a man named Zorro who is wrongfully imprisoned and trains a young man to take revenge for him. Whether it is Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, orCatherine Zeta-Jones, this film will have you up on your feet cheering! Available on VOD/Digital.




5. The Mummy(1999)

This awesome film is about a group of explorers in the 1920s looking for treasure in the Sahara Desert who accidentally uncover an ancient Egyptian curse. This fun film is both full of action and laughter -- and Brendan Fraser! Stream on Hulu.




6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

This famousAng Lee film is about a warrior who goes to any lengths to return a safekeeping. With a stellar cast and some of the best action to ever grace cinemas, this is a bucket list film. Not to mention Michelle Yeoh! Stream on Tubi.