Best Adventure Movies of 1938

1.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Robin Hood fights nobly for justice against the evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne while striving to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marian.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Release date: 1938-05-13
2.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

An orphan in 1850 Missouri gets into a variety of scrapes, including a murder mystery. Entertaining David O. Selznick production of Mark Twain classic with more slapstick than Twain may have had in mind. Cave sequence with Injun Joe is unforgettable.

Starring: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis, May Robson, Victor Jory, Walter Brennan, David Holt, Victor Kilian, Nana Bryant, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1938-02-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : If I Were King
3.

If I Were King

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

King Louis XI masquerades as a commoner in Paris, seeking out the treachery he is sure lurks in his kingdom. At a local tavern, he overhears the brash poet Fran├žois Villon extolling why he would be a better king. Annoyed yet intrigued, the King bestows on Villon the title of Grand Constable. Soon Villon begins work and falls for a lovely lady-in-waiting, but then must flee execution when the King turns on him.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Ellen Drew, C.V. France, Henry Wilcoxon, Heather Thatcher, Stanley Ridges, Bruce Lester, Alma Lloyd ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1938-09-28
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
4.

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A 15-episode serial starring Buster Crabbe.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Frank Shannon, Charles Middleton, Beatrice Roberts, Donald Kerr, Richard Alexander, C. Montague Shaw, Wheeler Oakman, Kane Richmond ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1938-03-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : The Adventures of Marco Polo
5.

The Adventures of Marco Polo

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

The Venetian traveler (Gary Cooper) meets Kublai Khan and foils a plotter (Basil Rathbone) with fireworks in medieval China.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sigrid Gurie, Basil Rathbone, George Barbier, Binnie Barnes, Ernest Truex, Alan Hale, H.B. Warner, Robert Greig, Ferdinand Gottschalk ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1938-07-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : The Buccaneer
6.

The Buccaneer

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

French pirate Jean Lafitte rescues a girl and joins the War of 1812.

Starring: Fredric March, Franziska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame, Walter Brennan, Ian Keith, Anthony Quinn, Douglass Dumbrille, Beulah Bondi, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1938-02-04
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : Her Jungle Love
7.

Her Jungle Love

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa, a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish, Virginia Vale, Jonathan Hale, Archie Twitchell, Edward Earle, Sonny Chorre, Tony Urchel ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1938-04-15
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : The Drum
8.

The Drum

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Set in the India of the British Raj, the evil and untrustworthy Prince Guhl (Raymond Massey) plans to wipe out the British troops as they enjoy the hospitality of Guhl's spacious palace. It's up to the loyal young Prince Azim (Sabu) to warn the troops of Guhl's treachery by tapping out a message on his drum.

Starring: Sabu, Raymond Massey, Valerie Hobson, Roger Livesey, David Tree, Desmond Tester, Francis L. Sullivan, Archibald Batty, Frederick Culley, Amid Taftazani ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1938-09-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : Kidnapped
9.

Kidnapped

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Robert Louis Stevenson's hero David Balfour (Freddie Bartholomew) joins rebel Alan Breck Stewart (Warner Baxter) in 18th-century Scotland.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen, John Carradine, Nigel Bruce, Miles Mander, Ralph Forbes, H.B. Warner ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1938-05-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1938 : Barefoot Boy
10.

Barefoot Boy

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A spoiled boy sent to the country to grow-up. He has to deal with life, friends and crooks.

Starring: Jackie Moran, Marcia Mae Jones, Bradley Metcalfe, Marilyn Knowlden, Ralph Morgan, Claire Windsor, Helen MacKellar, Matty Fain, Frank Puglia, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Karl Brown
Release date: 1938-08-03

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