Best Adventure Movies of 1966

1.

The Sand Pebbles

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako Iwamatsu, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1966-12-20
2.

The Professionals

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred bandits. The film is based on the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Bellamy, Joe De Santis, Rafael Bertrand, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1966-11-01
3.

Fantastic Voyage

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers will have to use the technology to travel inside his body and destroy the clot.

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence, Arthur O'Connell, William Redfield, Arthur Kennedy, Jean Del Val, Barry Coe, Ken Scott ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1966-08-24
4.

Batman

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1966-07-30
5.

Born Free

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

At a national park in Kenya, English game warden George Adamson and his wife, Joy, care for three orphaned lion cubs. After the two larger lions are shipped off to a zoo in the Netherlands, the smallest of the three, Elsa, stays with the couple. When Elsa is blamed for causing an elephant stampede in the nearby village, head warden John Kendall demands the young lion either be trained to survive in the wilds of the Serengeti or be sent to a zoo.

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Lukoye, Omar Chambati, Bill Godden, Robert S. Young, Bryan Epsom, Geoffrey Best, Robert Cheetham ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1966-06-22
6.

The Blue Max

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

Starring: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp, Karl Michael Vogler, Anton Diffring, Harry Townes, Peter Woodthorpe, Derek Newark, Derren Nesbitt ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1966-06-21
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7.

Hawaii

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Jocelyne LaGarde, Manu Tupou, Ted Nobriga, Elizabeth Logue, John Cullum ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1966-10-10
8.

Khartoum

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka, Nigel Green, Michael Hordern, Peter Arne, Hugh Williams ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon
Release date: 1966-06-09
9.

The Man Called Flintstone

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

In this feature-length film based on the "Flintstones" TV show, secret agent Rock Slag is injured during a chase in Bedrock. Slag's chief decides to replace the injured Slag with Fred Flintstone, who just happens to look like him. The trip takes Fred to Paris and Rome, which is good for Wilma, Barney, and Betty, but can Fred foil the mysterious Green Goose's evil plan for a destructive missile without letting his wife and friends in on his secret?

Starring: Paul Frees, Harvey Korman, Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Gerry Johnson, June Foray ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1966-08-03
10.

The Wrong Box

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other—or can be made to have seemed to do so.

Starring: John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Wilfred Lawson, Jeremy Lloyd ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1966-06-19

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