Movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
 8.4
 942K
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, breathtaking, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, emotional, surprise ending, psychotronic, epic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, archaeology, treasure, courage, secret place, good versus evil, expedition, villain, jungle, peril, map, deathtrap, rivalry, ancient civilization, desert, adventure hero, heroes, escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, cairo egypt, himalaya, usa, germany, south america ...

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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, adventurer, escapades, treasure hunt, heroes, danger and treasure mostly in Adventure, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Mummy (1999), Romancing the Stone (1984), National Treasure (2004), King Solomon's Mines (1985), The Jewel of the Nile (1985). 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, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, archaeology, artifact, map, treasure, escape, courage, father son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1912, year 1938
Place: germany, venice, israel, jordan, turkey ...
⇓ 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, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, archaeology, adventure, artifact, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, good versus evil, treasure, crocodile, heroes, deathtrap ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: india, shanghai, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, tombs and skeletons, jungle, heroes, sword fight ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: peru, latin america, mexico city, south america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: mummy, archaeology, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: unlikely couple, treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, escapades, opposites attract, map, gem, stranded, romance, chase, treasure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, central america, new york
⇓ 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, clever, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeologist, riddles and clues, adventurer, legends and myths, treasure hunter, archaeology, ancient, obsessive quest, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1830s, 1770s, 18th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., philadelphia, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: stylized, semi serious, ridiculous, unusual plot structure, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, missing person, rescue, heroes, adventurer, slave, adventure, jungle, disaster, catastrophe, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ 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, stylized, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure, giant spider, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, chase, quicksand, secret place, escapades, deathtrap, rescue, puzzle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, boys' night, teens, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, couple relations, love and romance, archaeologist, novelist, escapades, lifestyle, writer's life, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, treasure ...
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, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, female protagonist, archaeologist, artifact, treasure, tomb, fantasy world, adventure, heroic mission, solar eclipse, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, cambodia, venice, siberia, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 97K
Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, desert, obsessive quest, treasure hunter, adventure, archaeology, escapades, good versus evil, explorer, tyrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sahara, nigeria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, treasure hunter, heroes, youth, escapades, french, german, rivalry, travel, archaeologist, world war one ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, heroic mission, adventure, adventurer, save the world, obsessive quest, university, friendship, escapades, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rough, humorous, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, secret place, obsessive quest, wild ride, heroic mission, heroes, violence, male female relationship, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King Solomon's Mines (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
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: family outing, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventurer, heroes, adventure, rivalry, escapades, damsel in distress, leader, male female relationship, daring rescue, trap ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, ancient mystery, adventurer, treasure, archaeologist, riddles and clues, archaeology, artifact, adventure, escapades, secret, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: paris france, london, washington d.c., south dakota, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, pirate, heroes, adventure, escapades, deathtrap, disorder, secret place, world spanning, battlefield, female villain ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1919, year 1918
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, parody
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: archaeologist, archeological dig, treasure hunt, artifact, witchcraft, heroes, adventurer, expedition, mummy, adventure, good versus evil, save the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.4
 91K
Uncharted (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake uncovers the location of the legendary El Dorado. With the help of his mentor and an ambitious journalist he works to uncover its secrets while surviving on an island filled with pirates, mercenaries, and a ...
Style: suspense, visually appealing, scenic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, treasure hunter, adventure, jungle, adventurer, heroes, artifact, fight scenes, archaeology, adaptation, fight ...
Place: boston, barcelona, new york, the philippines
⇓ 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, pirate ship, betrayal, island, treasure hunt, ship, adventurer, battles, swashbuckler, sword fight, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 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, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: mummy, ancient egypt, archaeology, supernatural, good versus evil, pyramid, treasure hunt, treasure, reincarnation, adventure, tomb, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, england, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 7K
Relic Hunter (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, captivating, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: artifact, treasure hunt, relic, archaeologist, escapades, martial arts, adventurer, heroes, treasure, woman, museum, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, fantasy world, adventure, female protagonist, kick-butt women, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, treasure map, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, stylized, semi serious, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, archaeologist, strong female character, obsessive quest, egyptology, adventure, dinosaur, pterodactyl, tomb, monster, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 106K
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, stylized, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, tough guy, treasure, adventure, bounty hunter, gold, lone hero, heroes, respect, slavery, amazon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a dangerous mission to recover the historic Judas Chalice, Flynn is saved by Simone. But when double-crossed by a respected professor and ambushed by a ruthless gang, Flynn realizes Simone's secret, his true mission and a shocking ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, vampire vs vampire, save the world, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, dracula, supernatural, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new orleans, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Treasure Guards (2011)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a dig in the remote Jordanian desert, maverick archaeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) discovers an ancient scroll buried in the ruins of an old temple. It is encrypted with the location of the long lost Seal of Solomon, which, according to ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: archaeologist, desert, archeological dig, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, heroes, escapades, rivalry, legends and myths, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hooten & The Lady (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Hugely charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten and his fantastically feisty partner in crime, Lady Alexandra travel the world, from the Vatican to The Himalayas, the Amazon to Egypt, in their quest to save the world's lost treasures.
Style: entertaining, feel good, captivating, semi serious, funny
Audience: boys' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: lost treasure, treasure hunter, treasure hunt, jungle, hidden treasure, male female relationship, adventurer, partners, journey, desert, male female partnership
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 20K
Armour of God (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong, Yugoslavia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, treasure hunt, martial arts, treasure, chase, kidnapping, adventurer, daring rescue, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, africa, hong kong, china, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 184K
The Mummy (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mummy, egyptian mythology, monster, tomb, archaeology, ancient egypt, pharaoh, archeological dig, supernatural, immortal, treasure hunt, one man army ...
Time: 2010s, 1930s
Place: egypt, big ben london, middle east, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%