Best Adventure Movies of 1971

1.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Three children evacuated from London during World War II are forced to stay with an eccentric spinster (Eglantine Price). The children's initial fears disappear when they find out she is in fact a trainee witch.

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Cindy O'Callaghan, Roy Snart, Ian Weighill, Tessie O'Shea ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1971-10-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : Powderkeg
2.

Powderkeg

3.2
6.7/10 IMDB

A Mexican bandit is about to be executed in the United States. So his brother takes over a train and holds the passengers as hostages unless his brother is released. Now both the Americans and Mexicans are baffled as to what to do. But one of the passengers, who wrote the letter for their captor, has a suggestion; call Hank Brackett and Johnny Reech, two mercenaries. Which they do. And as expected they do come up with a plan but the President of the Railroad is not sure if it will work.

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Fernando Lamas, John McIntire, Michael Ansara, Tisha Sterling, Melodie Johnson, Reni Santoni, Luciana Paluzzi, Joe De Santis ..
Directed by: Douglas Hayes
Release date: 1971-04-16
3.

Morning of the Earth

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Morning of the Earth is a classic surfer film from 1971, created by Alby Falzon and David Elfick. The film has a soundtrack created by Australian musicians including Brian Cadd, and is set in Bali, Hawaii and Australia's north-east.

Starring: Terry Fitzgerald, David Treloar, Rusty Miller, Nat Young, Stephen Cooney, Michael Peterson ..
Directed by: Alby Falzon
Release date: 1971-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : Mrs. Pollifax-Spy
4.

Mrs. Pollifax-Spy

2.8
5.5/10 IMDB

Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the department needed (someone who looks and acts completely unlike a spy), she's assigned to simple courier duty to pick up a book in Mexico City. But when the pickup doesn't go as plan, Mrs. Pollifax finds herself handcuffed to a handsome stranger on a plane bound for an Albania prison. And it's up to her to get them out.

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Darren McGavin, Nehemiah Persoff, Harold Gould, Albert Paulsen, John Beck, Dana Elcar, Dennis Cross ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1971-05-21
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : Mr. Forbush and the Penguins
5.

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long round of eat, drink and be merry. But his decision to accept a six-month research post in the Antarctic, making the first detailed study of a penguin colony, changes all that... Living in Shackleton’s derelict hut, Forbush is alone at the frozen edge of the world, his only links to civilisation a two-way radio and letters to his elusive, would-be girlfriend, Tara, in London. Through an often ferocious winter in the company of the penguins, he grows increasingly attached to his hardy, endearing subjects – learning profound lessons in endurance and humility.

Starring: John Hurt, Hayley Mills, Dudley Sutton, Tony Britton, Thorley Walters, Judy Campbell, Joss Ackland, Avril Angers, Cyril Luckham, Sally Geeson ..
Directed by: Alfred Viola
Release date: 1971-07-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : Hacksaw
6.

Hacksaw

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

A girl goes on vacation to the mountains where she finds a wild horse named Hacksaw. With a little help, she captures the stud and it doesn't take long until the man who helped her starts wagon racing, since Hacksaw refuses to have any man or woman on his back.

Starring: Tab Hunter, Ray Teal, Victor Millan, Russ McCubbin, George Barrows, Christine Austin, John Prendergast ..
Directed by: Larry Lansburgh
Release date: 1971-01-01
7.

Man and Boy

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the 19th century a man and his son settle in Arizona which used to be a frontier state and full of criminals at that time.

Starring: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Leif Erickson, Henry Silva, Dub Taylor, Yaphet Kotto, George Spell, John Anderson, Shelley Morrison, Richard Bull ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1971-06-23
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : Dark Dreams
8.

Dark Dreams

2.1
4.9/10 IMDB

A young couple inadvertently gets mixed up with a coven of devil worshipers.

Starring: Harry Reems, Laura Cannon, Patrice De Veur, June Dulu, Tom Lee, Alan Martin, Darby Lloyd Rains, Tina Russell, Storm Cloud, Suzy Mann ..
Directed by: Roger Guermantes
Release date: 1971-07-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : A Step Out of Line
9.

A Step Out of Line

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Three financially down-and-out buddies plot to pull a bank robbery to cure their financial woes.

Starring: Peter Falk, Vic Morrow, Peter Lawford, Jo Ann Pflug, Lynn Carlin, Tom Bosley, John Randolph, Danica D'Hondt ..
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1971-02-26
Best Adventure Movies of 1971 : The Eight Immortals
10.

The Eight Immortals

1.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Fantasy adventure depicting the famous Eight Immortals of Taoist mythology.

Starring: Kung Shun Chang, Kuo Chun Chen, Cheng Kang ..
Directed by: Chen Hung-min
Release date: 1971-01-01

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