If you and your significant other are on very different end of the movie-watching spectrum, I have good news for you. Good action and adventure elements can turn an okay movie into something special. Even better, these elements can be found in all sorts of movie genres, from spy thriller to space epic to historical drama—which means that you might be able to find something on this list you really enjoy, even if superheroes and sci-fi aren't your thing. These are just a few of the best adventure films in the last 60 years, but each one has a cool, distinctive approach to action within its plot that makes it entertaining in its own right. Some of these are classics; some may surprise you. But they're all entertaining, and in many cases feature empowered women we can all cheer for.