فیلم ماجراجویی یکی از ژانرهای فیلم است که دارای داستانهای هیجانانگیز در موقعیتهای جدید و مناطق عجیب است. اینگونه فیلمها از لحاظ ساختاری بسیار شبیه به فیلمهای اکشن میباشند با این تفاوت که به جای خشونت و مبارزه، ماجراجویی از طریق سفر، اکتشافات، ایجاد امپراتوری و مبارزههای شخصیتهای تاریخی و قهرمانان است. 
Subgenres of adventure films include swashbuckler films, survival films, pirate films, time travel films, disaster films, epic films, superhero films, road films and historical dramas. Main plot elements include quests for lost continents; a jungle, mountain, island, sea, space, tundra, wilderness, city, or desert setting; characters embarking on treasure and heroic journeys, facing dangers, travels and explorations for the unknown, usually also having to overcome an adversary. Adventure films are commonly set in a period background and may include adapted stories of historical or fictional adventure heroes within the historical context. Kings, monarchs, battles, emperors, rebellion or piracy are commonly seen in adventure films. Adventure films may also be combined with other movie genres such as action, comedy, documentary, family, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western or war.
Adventure film popularity peaked in the 1930s and 1940s, when films such as Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Mark of Zorro were regularly made with major stars, notably Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power, who were closely associated with the genre. Saturday morning serials used many of the same thematic elements as high-budget adventure films.
In the early days of adventure films, the protagonists were mainly male. These heroes were courageous, often fighting suppression and facing tyrants. Recent adventure films have featured heroines, such as Lara Croft, as protagonists.
Adventure films can contain stock characters and stereotypes. In some cases, this has been accused of going as far as implicit racism; claimed examples of this are Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, First Blood and James Bond "kicking third-world people around" in Dr. No.[page needed][page needed]