6 Scavenger Hunt Movies You’ve Got To Watch

Posted by Indiana - 24 May 2022
6 Scavenger Hunt Movies You've Got to Watch :: Uni-versal Extras Blog

Treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, forages… call them what you will, there’s nothing more enthralling than a good quest. We can’t help but love to explore.

And what’s more satisfying that experiencing all the excitement of an epic quest from the comfort of your own sofa?

As today marks National Scavenger Hunt Day, we thought we’d look back at some fantastic Adventure movies that you could watch tonight to celebrate!

A few classics, and a few more contemporary takes on the scavenger hunt for our more well-watched explorers out there.

Please note that we’ve only chosen to omit The Lord of the Rings from this list because of it’s generous 2 hour 58 minute run time. We didn’t think anyone would be able to comfortably squeeze that in this evening!)

Right. Let’s get started, shall we?

Hold on to your treasure maps. Here are 6 great Scavenger Hunt movies you can get stuck into this evening…

👀 Click on the movie title to see which streaming service you can catch each scavenger movie on!

1. The Goonies (1985)

Starting strong with a classic; The Goonies.

When a group of friends discover an old pirate map hiding away in the attic, they embark upon a journey to unearth a cavern of long-lost hidden treasure!

The Goonies is arguably one of the most cult scavenger hunt movies there is, so to re-live some of that childhood wonder tonight, you can stream The Goonies on Virgin TV Go or rent it from Amazon Prime!

The Goonies (1985) Feature Film : Uni-versal Extras

2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a beautiful tale of a young boy on a mission to decipher a message left for him by his late father: a mysterious key with no accompanying lock to be found.

Check out this Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock gem for an unconventional and moving take on the scavenger genre!

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) Feature Film : Uni-versal Extras

3. Gone Girl (2014)

Novel turned box-office smash, Gone Girl, is a brilliant and surprising mystery thriller. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl details the chilling months following the mysterious disappearance of Amy Dunne, and the subsequent media frenzy her husband Nick is left to deal with. Only this disappearance seems to have left a few clues to follow…

Watch it for free this evening on Disney+!

Gone Girl (2014) Feature Film : Uni-versal Extras

4. Jumanji (1995 / 2017 / 2019)

As any adventure fan will know, Jumanji is an genre staple, seeing unwitting players pulled into a board game they must survive to escape.

Later adaptations of Jumanji see the game move from the traditional board game, into the digital world when the characters instead are sucked into a video game!

Whichever version you reach for this evening – The original JumanjiJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, or Jumanji: The Next Level – you’re in for an absolute treat.

Jumanji Feature Films (1995/2017/2019) :: Uni-versal Extras

5. Knives Out (2019)

Whilst Knives Out is self-proclaimed ‘modern whodunnit’ – what is a whodunnit if not a high-stakes quest for the truth? Watch Detective Blanc (played by Daniel Craig) follow a trail of brilliant clues to uncover exactly what’s happened to wealthy crime novelist, Harlan Thrombey.

And lucky us, those of us who have already seen Knives Out needn’t wait long for another fix – Knives Out #2 comes out later this year!

Knives Out (2010) Feature Film :: Uni-versal Extras

6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

It would be wrong to round off our list with anyone other than the original adventure hero himself, wouldn’t it? Tonight is surely the perfect night to channel your inner Indiana Jones and re-watch Raiders of the Lost Ark for the umpteenth time!

You can catch Indy’s quest to seize back the Ark of the Covenant on Sky GoNow TV Cinema and Virgin TV.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Feature Film :: 6 Best Scavenger Hunt Films, Uni-versal Extras

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