Movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
 8.4
 854K
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining, emotional, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film, epic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, archaeologist, treasure hunt, artifact, adventurer, archaeology, ancient, escapades, journey, expedition, courage, map, good versus evil, secret place, peril, villain, treasure, rivalry, deathtrap, jungle, heroes, escape, adventure hero, one man army, tomb ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, usa, latin america, south america, washington d.c. ...

Most similar movies to Raiders of the Lost Ark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, semi serious and entertaining films with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, danger, adventurer and treasure mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark: National Treasure (2004), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Mummy (1999), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, holy grail, archaeology, adventurer, map, artifact, escape, courage, ancient, underwater, journey ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, venice, israel, jordan, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, adventure, treasure hunt, artifact, good versus evil, adventurer, danger, child driving car, tombs and skeletons, treasure, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, shanghai, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeologist, riddles and clues, adventurer, artifact, map, journey, ancient, search, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 11th century, 1830s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., philadelphia, pennsylvania, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, archaeology, treasure, adventurer, artifact, chase, heroes, psychic, russian, whip ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, brazil, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her ...
Style: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: jungle, unlikely couple, adventure, treasure hunt, opposites attract, escapades, map, gem, danger, stranded, romance, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, central america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 380K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeology, mummy, adventure, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventurer, tomb, archaeologist, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, expedition, supernatural ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, north africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night ...
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, love and romance, novelist, couple relations, escapades, lifestyle, writer's life, treasure, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dictator ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, artifact, treasure, fantasy world, archaeologist, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, female protagonist, tomb, solar eclipse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, cambodia, siberia, iceland, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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King Solomon's Mines (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An adventurous quest for a treasure hidden in King Solomon's mines, based on H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, heroes, archaeologist, adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, leader, damsel in distress, male female relationship, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ever in search of adventure, explorer Allan Quatermain agrees to join the beautiful Jesse Huston on a mission to locate her archaeologist father, who has been abducted for his knowledge of the legendary mines of King Solomon. As the kidnappers, led ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, quicksand, giant spider, escapades, secret place, rescue, deathtrap, chase, archaeology ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, riddles and clues, treasure, ancient mystery, adventurer, archaeology, secret, letter, race against time, treasure hunter, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1860s, 19th century
Place: paris france, london, buckingham palace, france, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 90K
Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, desert, treasure, adventurer, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, danger, car chase, good versus evil, tyrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, save the world, friendship, heroic mission, good versus evil, obsessive quest, adventurer, escapades, danger, university, archaeology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Allan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the Lost ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, awful, idiotic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, missing person, heroes, rescue, adventurer, slave, adventure, jungle, catastrophe, rivalry, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Filmed on location in South Africa, a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's classic novel "King Solomon's Mines," featuring the adventurer who was the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: rescue, treasure hunt, adventurer, secret place, obsessive quest, heroic mission, wild ride, danger, heroes, chase, male female relationship, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Finds Indy vagabonding around the South Pacific on a treasure hunt for a fabled lost diamond. The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, adventurer, heroes, adventure, escapades, deathtrap, disorder, secret place, danger, world spanning, revolver ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 1900s, year 1918
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, adventurer, heroes, expedition, mummy, rivalry, escapades, heroic mission, imaginary, obsessive quest, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, sexy woman, heroic mission, save the world, danger, adventurer, good versus evil, kick-butt women, expedition ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 6K
Relic Hunter (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth also starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the third. It was inspired by the success of the video ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: artifact, treasure hunt, relic, archaeologist, escapades, martial arts, adventurer, heroes, treasure, woman, curses spells and rituals, museum ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, battles, pirate ship, rivalry, ship, map, danger, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mummy, ancient egypt, archaeology, reincarnation, supernatural, treasure hunt, adventure, good versus evil, pyramid, immortality, monster, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, london, england, middle east, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 99K
The Rundown (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, adventure, bounty hunter, gold, heroes, slavery, amazon, fight, trap, escapades, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century, focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, obsessive quest, adventure, archaeologist, strong female character, pterodactyl, monster, dinosaur, expedition, escapades, tomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, europe, france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of UNCW. The series was an Amblin ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: adventure, treasure hunter, adventurer, heroes, escapades, youth, german, french, rivalry, travel, archaeologist, world war one ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mummy, adventure, archaeologist, pyramid, emperor, tomb, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, danger, immortality, chase, archaeology ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, swashbuckler, adventure, captain, battle, immortality, adventurer, treasure hunt, battles ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, london, england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, rivalry, heroes, betrayal, fall in love, princess, imaginary, prince, destiny, on the run, king ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, asia, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, map, adventure, chase, desert, gang, marshal, rivalry, danger, escapades, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado, arizona, mexico, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, entertaining, disturbing
Plot: expedition, adventurer, volcano, adventure, treasure hunt, hopes, escapades, heroes, follow your dream, gold, danger, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 51K
The Rocketeer (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930s Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, adventure, flying man, family, gangsters, nazi collaborator, treasure hunt, adaptation, betrayal, unlikely friendships, magic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, 30s, year 1938 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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