1972 Adventure Movies

Deliverance (1972)


  • 94%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Adventure

The Cahulawassee River is soon to be destroyed, along with the beautiful country that surrounds it. Eager to see it before it's gone, adventurer and outdoor fanatic Lewis (Burt Reynolds) organizes a trip for him and his friends Ed (Jon Voight), Drew (Ronny Cox) and Bobby (Ned Beatty) to river-raft their way from top to bottom in search of great adventure. Little do they know, they're in for much more than they originally bargained for when two mountain men take Ed and Bobby hostage. In a brave...

Solyaris (1972)


    • PG
    • 165 min
    • Drama

    Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness. Based on the novel by the same name from Polish author Stanislaw Lem.

    Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

    Jeremiah Johnson

    • 93%
    • PG
    • 116 min
    • Adventure

    A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

    The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

    The Poseidon Adventure

    • 79%
    • PG
    • 117 min
    • Action

    A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive.

    Silent Running (1972)

    Silent Running

      • G
      • 89 min
      • Drama

      In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's plant life being kept in a greenhouse on board a spacecraft.

      Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

      Aguirre: The Wrath of God

        • NONE
        • 93 min
        • Adventure

        In in 16th century, the ruthless and insane Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

        The Cowboys (1972)

        The Cowboys

        • 73%
        • PG
        • 131 min
        • Adventure

        When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Will Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's tutelage, however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.

        Man of La Mancha (1972)

        Man of La Mancha

          • PG
          • 132 min
          • Adventure

          In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he...

          Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

          Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

            • 95 min
            • Action

            This all-star musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale will delight children and adults alike. Employing virtually every prominent British performer of its time, from a pre-Bond girl Fiona Fullerton as Alice and Michael Crawford as the White Rabbit, to comic luminaries Peter Sellers and Dudley Moore, this magical and intoxicating version explores Alice’s dizzying adventures in the rabbit hole both faithfully and metaphorically as a coming of age story.

            All the Way Boys (1972)

            All the Way Boys

              • 105 min
              • Action

              The "Trinity" crew makes another modern era film. Plata and Salud are pilots ditching aircraft for insurance money. They wind up crashing for real in the jungles of South America. The plot involves "Mr. Big", who is buying the diamonds from the miners for much too little, and has thugs who keep the price down. Of course, Plata and Salud side with the miners

              Buck and the Preacher (1972)

              Buck and the Preacher

                • 102 min
                • Adventure

                A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

                Call of the Wild (1972)

                Call of the Wild

                  • PG
                  • 100 min
                  • Adventure

                  Academy Award winner Charlton Heston plays John Thornton, a fearless man who's after more than gold; he wants to do what's right. Thornton works for the U.S. mail and is the only person daring and smart enough to figure out how to travel the deadly 600 miles from Skagway to Dawson, Alaska in the icy winter. His incredibly dog Buck is by his side and part of how he survives. Call of the Wild is stunning entertainment and a superb adventure film classic.

                  Chato's Land (1972)

                  Chato's Land

                    • 110 min
                    • Western

                    A posse pursues Pardon Chato (Charles Bronson) a mestizo indian after he killed a US marshal in self-defense. As they get deeper into Indian territory, just who is hunting who.

                    Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972)

                    Dr. Phibes Rises Again!

                    • 50%
                    • PG
                    • 89 min
                    • Adventure

                    The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an...

                    Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

                    Godzilla vs. Gigan

                      • PG
                      • 89 min
                      • Action

                      Aliens from space plan to conquer the world using space monsters Gigan and King Ghidrah, which they control from their secret headquarters inside the head of the Godzilla-replica building at a theme park. The only thing that can stop them is the combined efforts of Godzilla and Anguirus. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <[email protected]>

                      Innocent Bystanders (1972)

                      Innocent Bystanders

                        • 111 min
                        • Action

                        Washed-up agent John Craig is given the task of proving his worth by tracking down a Russian scientist on the run. Cross and double-cross is the name of the game.

                        J.C. (1972)


                          • R
                          • 96 min
                          • Action

                          Jesus Christ is born again on Earth. But his father is a hardcore Southern Baptist, and during his teen years, Jesus rebels, joining a biker gang and leading an LSD-fueled pilgrimage to the West to fight the establishment. Anyone who adopts the initials J.C. as a nickname probably has a Messianic complex. In Iron Horseman, the hero, the head of a motorcycle gang, wigs out on LSD. While day-tripping, he has a prophetic religious vision. This leads him back to his home town, where he challenges...

                          Kamen Raidâ tai jigoku taishi (1972)

                          Kamen Raidâ tai jigoku taishi

                            • Unrated
                            • 36 min
                            • Action

                            This film pits Kamen Rider 1, and FBI Agent Taki against Hell's Ambassador (who was on the tv series at the time of this film's release). Hell's Ambassador sends out reborn Shocker monsters (from the tv series and first movie) out to kill Taki and Hongou. Written by Hongou

                            Kung Fu

                              • Unrated
                              • 60 min
                              • Adventure

                              Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin Monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew after that coward killed his teacher in cold blood with a gun. He flees to America both to escape retaliation and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, in his travels in the wild west, he can not help but continually run into trouble from desperados and other ruffians as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head....

                              Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

                              Napoleon and Samantha

                                • G
                                • 92 min
                                • Adventure

                                11-year old Napoleon lives with his grandfather. He has a good friend who is a clown at a circus. When the clown returns to Europe, Napoleon takes care of lion Major. But the grandfather dies and Napoleon runs off with the lion and his friend Samantha. Written by Mattias Thuresson