1950s Adventure Movies

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Moby Dick(1956)

1h 56min | Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 120 votes)

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

The Hidden Fortress(1958)

4.1/5 (with 183 votes)

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

Secret of the Incas(1954)

1h 40min | Action, Adventure
2.9/5 (with 12 votes)

Harry Steele (Charlton Heston) is a tourist guide determined to make his fortune by finding the Sunburst, an Inca treasure.

Knights of the Round Table(1953)

3.1/5 (with 29 votes)

In Camelot, kingdom of Arthur and Merlin, Lancelot is well known for his courage and honor. But one day he must quit Camelot and the Queen Guinevere's love, leaving the Round Table without protection.

Third Man on the Mountain(1959)

3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The thrilling, critically acclaimed account of Rudi Matt (James MacArthur), a young kitchen worker who is determined to conquer the Citadel -- the jagged, snowcapped peak that claimed his father's life.

King Solomon's Mines(1950)

1h 43min | Adventure
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

The Tiger of Eschnapur(1959)

3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

In Eschnapur, a German architect saves the life of the Maharajah's favorite temple dancer and becomes Maharajah's friend but their friendship is tested when the architect and the dancer fall in-love, triggering the Maharajah's vengeful ire.

The Beast of Hollow Mountain(1956)

2.0/5 (with 20 votes)

An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle is being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

The Black Knight(1954)

1h 25min | Action, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

John (Alan Ladd), a blacksmith and swordsmith, is tutored at Camelot. As a commoner, he can't hope to win the hand of Lady Linet (Patricia Medina), daughter of the Earl of Yeoniland (Harry Andrews), so he creates a secret alternate identity as the Black Knight. In this new role, he is now able to help King Arthur when Saracens and Cornish men—disguised as Vikings -- plot to take over the country.

Prince Valiant(1954)

1h 40min | Adventure
2.9/5 (with 18 votes)

A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur"s Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Killers of Kilimanjaro(1959)

1h 31min | Adventure
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

An American engineer reaches Mombasa to finish the works of an African railroad and to find his predecessor, who has mysteriously disappeared. While the work continues, will have to face several obstacles, especially violent local tribes, Arabs slave traders and wild animals.

The Men of Sherwood Forest(1954)

1h 17min | Adventure, History
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Robin Hood is persuaded by two nobles whom he believes to be loyal to King Richard to recover secret plans attaining to the rescue of the king from captivity in Germany. Though disguised as a troubadour, Robin is betrayed and captured. Lady Alys and the merry men help him escape in time to foil an intended ambush on King Richard as he returns from the Crusades.

Directed by Val Guest - With Don Taylor, Douglas Wilmer, John Kerr, John Stuart, Patrick Holt, Peter Arne, ...
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Blood Alley(1955)

2.9/5 (with 13 votes)

A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local visitors, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.

The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy(1958)

1.4/5 (with 18 votes)

A mad doctor builds a robot in order to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from a tomb guarded by a centuries old living mummy.


1h 17min | Adventure
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A fire worshipping cult of Indian is disbanded by a man, his elephant and tiger.

Plunder of the Sun(1953)

1h 21min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.

Island in the Sky(1953)

| 1h 49min | Adventure, Drama
3.1/5 (with 19 votes)

A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.


3.1/5 (with 13 votes)

A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.

Boy on a Dolphin(1957)

| 1h 51min | Adventure, Romance / Love, Drama
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.

The Gun Runners(1958)

1h 23min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Remake of "To Have and Have Not" based on Hemingway short story. Plot reset to early days of Cuban revolution. A charter boat skipper gets entangled in gunrunning scheme to get money to pay off debts. Sort of a sea-going film noir with bad girl, smarmy villain, and the "innocent" drawn into wrong side of law by circumstances.

Soldier of Fortune(1955)

3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

An American woman arrives in Hong Kong to unravel the mystery of her missing photographer husband. After getting nowhere with the authorities, she is led by some underground characters to an American soldier of fortune working in the area against the Communists. He promises to help find her husband.

Run for the Sun(1956)

1h 39min | Adventure, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 9 votes)

Mike, a Hemingway-esque adventure novelist, is spending his days in a self-imposed exile somewhere in Central America. A reporter for Sight Magazine, Katie, has tracked him down in the hope of getting the biggest scoop of her career. Mike falls for Katie. On a flight to Mexico City, their plane crashes near a remote hideaway of Nazi war criminals in hiding. The Nazis want to stay hidden and plan to dispose of their new guests.

She Gods of Shark Reef(1958)

1h 3min | Thriller, Adventure
1.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Two brothers, one wanted for murder, are shipwrecked on an island inhabited by nubile young women who have amassed a valuable cache of pearls.

Directed by Roger Corman - With Ed Nelson


1h 51min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience.

Outcast of the Islands(1951)

1h 42min | Drama, Adventure
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

After financial improprieties are discovered at the Eastern trading company where he works, Peter Willems flees the resulting disgrace and criminal charges. He persuades the man who gave him his start in life, the merchant ship captain Lingard, to bring him to a trading post on a remote Indonesian island where he can hide out.

The Naked Hills(1956)

1h 12min | Western
2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

Tracy Powell, an Indiana farmer, gets the gold fever and heads for Stockton, California in 1849. There, he abandons his first partner, Bert Killian, and teams up with Sam Wilkins, a claim jumper employed by Willis Haver. Six years later, Powell returns to Indiana and his sweetheart, Julie. They marry and he tries farming again but, on the night their son is born, he takes off again searching for gold. This time he heads for the hills with an inveterate prospector, Jimmo McCann. A decade later, the two are still hunting for their big strike when McCann is killed in an accident. Powell returns home with news of a big strike but the deserted Julie will have nothing to do with him. His friend Killian will not believe him but Haver, now a banker gives him a small loan and then beats him out of his claim. Many years pass before he comes home, now sixty-years-old, and this time, his wife and son open their home to him. But he vows to go prospecting come next spring.

Ugler i mosen(1959)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Oslo family the Monsens recieve uncle Pavel's house on the south coast of Norway after his passing. Mr. Monsen is also under the assumption that he has won 5000NOK in the lottery, though things are not as they seem. On an old record, the little girls hear uncle Pavel tell the story of a lost treasure buried somewhere in the house, but to find its location, one must solve 4 riddles.


1h 28min | Adventure
1.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

Directed by W. Lee Wilder - With John Bromfield

Golden Salamander(1950)

2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

An archaeologist stumbles into the territory of an evil crime syndicate and struggles to set things right.

The Prince Who Was a Thief(1951)

1h 28min | Adventure
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

An Arabian prince (Tony Curtis in his first staring role), kidnapped at birth and raised as a thief, plots to regain his throne from his evil uncle in this colorful costume adventure.

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