THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JULES VERNE

by Maximilliann | created - 28 Jun 2015 | updated - 11 Sep 2016 | Public

The most relevant movies and TV series inspired by the work of the immortal French author, Jules Verne. From their fantastic adventure travel, to the ir stunning futuristic inventions for which he was known as the father of science fiction.

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1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 40,098

2. From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1868, American inventor Victor Barbicane develops a powerful military explosive that he also uses as fuel for a moon-bound rocket manned by himself and a motley crew.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins

Votes: 1,338

3. The Conquest of the Pole (1912)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Adventure, Horror

Aboard the futuristic flying machine of his own invention, Professor Mabouloff and his team of intercultural explorers set off on yet another impossible expedition to North Pole's vast landscapes. What wonders await the bold adventurers?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany

Votes: 742

4. Michel Strogoff (1926)

168 min | Adventure

In 1860s Russia, a young officer is sent on a mission to save his country from invaders.

Director: Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Nathalie Kovanko, Acho Chakatouny, Jeanne Brindeau

Votes: 91

5. Michael Strogoff (1956)

111 min | Adventure, History, War

In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Geneviève Page, Jacques Dacqmine, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 346

6. Le triomphe de Michel Strogoff (1961)

118 min | Adventure

Colonel Strogoff is assigned by the Empress to protect the young and impetuous Prince Bachenberg during an expedition against Kiva. Along the way he meets the beautiful and mysterious Tatiana, who turns out to be a spy.

Director: Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Jacques Bézard, Capucine, Daniel Emilfork

Votes: 117

7. Strogoff (1970)

109 min | Adventure

A captain in the Czar's army encounters danger and romance while carrying a secret message across 19th-century Russia.

Director: Eriprando Visconti | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mimsy Farmer, Hiram Keller, Delia Boccardo

Votes: 74

8. Michel Strogoff (1975– )

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Captain Michael Strogoff is said to be the courier of the Tsar 6,000 km far to Irkutsk.

Stars: Raimund Harmstorf, Lorenza Guerrieri, Pierre Vernier, Vernon Dobtcheff

Votes: 378

10. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

G | 129 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Votes: 14,343 | Gross: $10.00M

11. Where Time Began (1977)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Also known as 'The Fabulous Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. Partially dubbed to english, but good cinematography.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Kenneth More, Pep Munné, Ivonne Sentis, Frank Braña

Votes: 445

12. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)

PG | 100 min | Adventure

Young people exploring a cave in Hawaii fall into a hole, wind up in the lost city of Atlantis.

Directors: Rusty Lemorande, Albert Pyun | Stars: Nicola Cowper, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Paul Carafotes, Janie du Plessis

Votes: 961

13. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Taking the title from the novel by Jules Verne, this story takes his basic premise of the desire to travel to the center of the Earth. The travelers, using their craft, penetrate an active ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear | Stars: David Dundara, Farrah Forke, Kim Miyori, John Neville

Votes: 699

14. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.

Stars: Treat Williams, Jeremy London, Tushka Bergen, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 2,368

15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

57 Metascore

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Director: Eric Brevig | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers

Votes: 106,750 | Gross: $101.70M

16. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Victoria Pratt, Peter Fonda, Steven Grayhm

Votes: 1,527

17. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A California research institute is performing a teleportation experiment to send their military research team to Stuttgart, Germany. But something goes wrong, and the team ends up at the ... See full summary »

Directors: Davey Jones, Scott Wheeler | Stars: Greg Evigan, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jennifer Dorogi, Sara Tomko

Votes: 719

18. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

Undersea adventures in a submarine by a dreaming fisherman who encounters mystical underwater creatures at odds with him. A parody on Jules Verne's novel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Manuel, Georges Méliès

Votes: 362

19. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Passed | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A French professor and his daughter accompany Captain Nemo on an adventure aboard a submarine.

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton

Votes: 1,439 | Gross: $8.00M

20. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,659 | Gross: $28.20M

21. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

When Captain Nemo saves the passengers of a sinking ship and takes them to his Utopian underwater city he discovers that not all of his guests agree to remain there forever.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 1,243

22. The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978 TV Movie)

102 min | Sci-Fi

After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.

Directors: Alex March, Paul Stader | Stars: José Ferrer, Burgess Meredith, Mel Ferrer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 325

23. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)

158 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

In 1886, a French marine biologist aboard an American warship is scouring the Atlantic Ocean in search of a sea monster that routinely attacks and sinks passing ships.

Stars: Michael Caine, Patrick Dempsey, Mia Sara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 1,369

24. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Crenna, Ben Cross, Julie Cox, Paul Gross

Votes: 737

25. 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Captain Nemo goes even deeper into insanity in this mesmerizing fantasy tale. Once again at the helm of his fearsome, wildly advanced vessel, the nautical madman endeavors to turn the world above the waves upside down.

Director: Gabriel Bologna | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Sean Lawlor, Natalie Stone, Kim Little

Votes: 1,514

26. The Mysterious Island (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsdon, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

Votes: 541 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Mysterious Island (1951)

Approved | 252 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Union prisoners use a balloon to escape a Southern prison camp near the end of the Civil War and end up marooned on a mysterious volcanic island with very unusual inhabitants.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Richard Crane, Marshall Reed, Karen Randle, Ralph Hodges

Votes: 151

28. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,944

29. The Mysterious Island (1973)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A group of escaped prisoners, traveling in a hot air balloon, have to land on a remote islands and must try to survive there. They encounter a castaway, pirates, and captain Nemo with his ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Antonio Bardem, Henri Colpi | Stars: Omar Sharif, Ambroise Bia, Jess Hahn, Philippe Nicaud

Votes: 523

30. Mysterious Island (2005 TV Movie)

172 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

To escape evils of the Civil War, Cyrus removes his small family and random war prisoners by way of hot air balloon. Once landing on an island, the group finds they are surrounded by danger... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, Gabrielle Anwar, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 1,816

31. Mysterious Island (2010)

91 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

The likeliest group of travelers meet in the strangest way. A few become a tight group as they fight to stay alive in a world unlike they have ever seen.

Director: Mark Sheppard | Stars: Gina Holden, Lochlyn Munro, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Susie Abromeit

Votes: 842

32. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 85,907 | Gross: $103.86M

33. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 22,697 | Gross: $42.00M

34. Around the World with Willy Fog (1981– )

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A furry version of Jules Verne's classic adventure story of a British gentleman's challenge to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Stars: Banjô Ginga, Ichirô Nagai, Ken'ichi Ogata, Gregory Snegoff

Votes: 2,510

35. Around the World in 80 Days (I) (1989)

PG | 266 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A Victorian Age English gentleman takes a wager that he can circle the globe in the unprecedented time of just eighty days.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Julia Nickson, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 2,689

36. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor, beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 80,212 | Gross: $24.01M

37. Master of the World (1961)

Not Rated | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

In 1868, an American scientist and his team become hostages of fanatical pacifist Robur who uses his airship Albatross to destroy military targets on Earth.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

Votes: 2,604

38. Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1881, in Algeria, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are fighting a duel when a comet brushing Earth takes the two men to the Moon where they discover a prehistoric civilization.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Cesare Danova, Sean McClory, Joan Staley, Danielle De Metz

Votes: 433

39. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,040

40. In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 2,593 | Gross: $21.75M

41. Up to His Ears (1965)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Adventure

The farcical adventures of unhappy suicidal billionaire Arthur Lempereur.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Ursula Andress, Maria Pacôme, Valérie Lagrange

Votes: 1,575

42. Those Fantastic Flying Fools (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In Victorian England, an American showman uses a wealthy Frenchman's finances to build a German explosives expert's giant cannon designed to fire a people-filled projectile to the Moon but spies and saboteurs endanger the project.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Burl Ives, Jimmy Clitheroe, Terry-Thomas, Graham Stark

Votes: 643

43. The Southern Star (1969)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

In 1912 West Africa, diamond tycoon Kramer hires penniless American fortune hunter Dan Rockland, who's posing as a geologist, but when a huge diamond is found, everyone wants to steal it.

Directors: Sidney Hayers, Orson Welles | Stars: George Segal, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Ian Hendry

Votes: 427

44. The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

GP | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A ruthless pirate captures the keeper of a lighthouse, in the most southern city in Argentina. His goal is obvious and horrific. He plans to control the lighthouses signals in a way that the passing ships will be crushed on the rocks.

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar, Jean-Claude Drouot

Votes: 1,119

45. Deux ans de vacances (1974)

340 min | Adventure

The story of a group of young New Zealand school boys. Because one of them is the nephew of a ship captain, they win the opportunity to go on a sailing trip. Some pirates (Forbes and Pike) ... See full summary »

Stars: Franz Seidenschwan, Marc Di Napoli, Dominique Planchot, Didier Gaudron

Votes: 198

46. Mathias Sandorf (1963)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In 19th century Europe, Mathias Sandorf, a former rebel turned rich doctor with a new name, decides to track down and kill the informants who sold his comrades out to the government decade ago. His daughter falls for one of them.

Director: Georges Lampin | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Renaud Mary, Francisco Rabal, Serena Vergano

Votes: 56

48. Mystery on Monster Island (1981)

TV-PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

A young European boy living in San Francisco is reluctant to marry his long-term girlfriend because he wants to travel around the world first. His wealthy uncle agrees to send him on a ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Cushing, Ian Sera, David Hatton

Votes: 712