Best Adventure Movies To Stream Instead Of Seeing Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny

By Rick Gonzales | Published

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So you say you are giving more credence to what the critics are saying and are not feeling the urge to go see the new Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny movie. Looking at the box office numbers from Harrison Ford’s final adventure as Indy says that you are not alone in that regard.

Still, you’re an adventure movie fan and are wondering if there is anything streaming that might whet your appetite.

Well, you’re in luck. There are plenty of adventure movies available to stream that could scratch that Indiana Jones itch and we are here to give you the low down on what’s available.

Best Adventure Movies Instead Of Indiana Jones

7. Sahara (2005)

As it does with Indiana Jones, it all beings with a treasure hunt. In Sahara, Matthew McConaughey is Dirk Pitt, a treasure hunter who is looking for a lost Civil War battleship in the African desert.

The film is based on the Clive Cussler novel of the same name. This battleship is said to carry Confederacy gold, something that Pitt would love to get his hands on. Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz also star.

Sahara can be streamed on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.

6. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Very much in the vein of Indiana Jones, The Adventure of Tintin is an animated film directed by Steven Spielberg. The story follows the young journalist Tintin, his dog Snowy, and Captain Haddock as they search for the treasure of the Unicorn.

Standing in their way is Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, who wants the treasure all to himself. The voice cast includes Jamie Bell as Tintin, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Ivan Sakharine.

The Adventures of Tintin can be found on numerous streaming sites including Paramount+, MGM+, and Philo.

5. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Angelina Jolie is the title character who, like Indiana Jones, is an archaeologist-adventurer. The film is based on the popular Tomb Raider video games series and follows Lara Croft as she is out to find ancient artifacts while battling the Illuminati.

The film also stars Jon Voight and a pre-James Bond Daniel Craig, who would take four more years before he was shaken and not stirred.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider can be found on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

4. Romancing the Stone (1984)

In Romancing the Stone, Kathleen Turner is Joan Wilder, a very successful, yet lonely, romance novelist.  Joan finds herself stepping out of her comfort zone when she has to travel to Columbia to rescue her kidnapped sister.

Once she gets to Columbia, she meets up with Jack Colton (Michael Douglas), an exotic bird smuggler who is always looking for a good payday.

When Joan offers Jack money to get her out of the jungle and to a phone, he sees it as an easy task. That is when their troubles begin. Danny DeVito also stars.

Romancing the Stone can be streamed for free on Tubi.

3. The Mummy (1999)

Long before Brendan Fraser turned into The Whale, he was Rick O’Connell, a mid-1920s adventurer, and a real good Indiana Jones knock-off.

Rick finds himself enlisted by Evelyn Carnahan and her brother Jonathan, to help find Hamunaptra, the City of the Dead. When they finally reach the city, they accidentally awaken Imhotep, the mummified high priest who was cursed.

When he wakes, he uses his full supernatural powers to resurrect his long-lost love, Anck-su-namun.

The Mummy can be streamed for free on Tubi.

2. National Treasure (2004)

As far as the films included in Nicolas Cage’s resume, National Treasure can be found near the top of the list. Cage is Benjamin Franklin Gates whose name alone should tell you history is his game.

He is also an avid treasure hunter who partners with his best friend, Riley Poole (Justin Bartha), in these adventures. In this movie, they are after a massive Freemason treasure, but first, need to steal the original Declaration of Independence to find the map hidden in it.

Along for the ride is Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger).

National Treasure can be found on Disney+.

1. The Goonies (1985)

If you have not seen this movie a minimum of two times, there is something seriously wrong. It is THE classic that has it all (and yes, this includes the Indiana Jones movies). Kids (aka The Goonies) in search of a long-lost treasure that could save their homes, the Fratellis, and Sloth.

Richard Donner directed this classic adventure film from a script co-written by Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg. The film does not lack action, adventure, thrills, or even a little romance, but the heart of the movie is the bond between the Goonies. Remember, Goonies never say die!

The Goonies can be found on Hulu.

2. National Treasure (2004)