Movies like Sphinx

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Sphinx (1981)
 5.2
 1K
Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Egypt, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mummy, murder, curse, ancient mystery, pyramid, archaeologist, museum, adventure, time travel, riddles and clues, supernatural, graphic violence, mystery, fall in love, adventurer, intrigue, danger, chases and races, black market, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt

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Most similar movies to Sphinx

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about danger, escapades, murder, deadly, adventure, rivalry and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sphinx: The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006), The Deep (1977), The Mummy Returns (2001), The Mummy (1999), National Treasure (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life -- No one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change.Free -spirited archaeologist Danny Fremont (Casper Van Dien, Sleepy Hollow) is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, adventurer, treasure hunt, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, daring rescue, adventure, danger, master warrior, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 12K
The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, ocean, shipwreck, adventure, underwater scene, treasure hunt, shark, danger, chase, ocean or sea, mafia, morphine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, haiti
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: ancient egypt, archaeology, mummy, supernatural, reincarnation, pyramid, treasure hunt, good versus evil, treasure, immortality, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, europe, england, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 404K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Morocco
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: adventurer, archaeology, mummy, treasure hunt, ancient egypt, adventure, archaeologist, deadly creature, tomb, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, riddles and clues, treasure, archaeologist, adventurer, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, artifact, archaeology, heroic mission, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 18th century, 19th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, boston, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 8K
Ragnarok (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: norse mythology, ancient mystery, vikings, adventure, viking, danger, legends and myths, escapades, adventurer, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, ancient history
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: mummy, museum, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, riddles and clues, curse, afterlife, deadly, mystery, danger, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history
Place: egypt, paris france, middle east, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an archeological expedition discovers the tomb of the Egyptian king Tutankhamen, many of the scientists, engineers and workmen begin mysteriously dying off.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: mummy, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, deadly, escapades, supernatural, rivalry, mystery, adventure, heroes, danger, archaeologist ...
Time: 1920s, ancient history, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Vivero Letter (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up with a search expedition and goes off to hunt for these ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, lost city, murder, dishonesty, escapades, ancient mystery, chases and races, wilderness, treasure hunt, graphic violence, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Prisoners of the Sun (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, where they must stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the apocalypse
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: pharaoh, vampire, evil alien, apocalypse, alien encounter, imaginary, supernatural, save the world, adventurer, heroic mission, space travel, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, archaeology, artifact, secret, letter, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 1860s ...
Place: paris france, london, washington d.c., virginia, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Legend of the Mummy (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Karn, and Amy Locane star in this supernatural horror tale about a mummy with a heart that bears a power beyond that of our world. When the mummy attacks archaeologist Dr. Trelawny, his colleagues have to trace the source ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: mummy, supernatural, murder, ritual, mystery, deadly, rivalry, deadly creature, danger, good versus evil, escapades, curse ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, san francisco, middle east, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 996
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 173K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: occult, devil, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, collector, god or devil, danger, satanism, secret society, obsession, investigation, lucifer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, south of france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sands of Oblivion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a prop from the 1923 movie The Ten Commandments that was actually an authentic artifact from antiquity with cursed powers. In the modern day these resurface leading to murder and mayhem.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic
Plot: ancient egypt, egyptology, danger, supernatural, filmmaking, curses spells and rituals, hollywood, showbiz, murder, chase, deadly, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east, california, iraq, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, clever, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, riddles and clues, holy grail, conspiracy, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, christianity, religions or cults, secret society, secrets, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK, Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten people are invited to a hotel for a weekend getaway by a Mr. U. N. Owen, who mysteriously isn't in attendance. When the group gets together for their first dinner, a record is played in which Mr. Owen accuses each guest of committing ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, characters killed one by one, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, desert, serial murder, mystery, who done it, isolation, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 1K
Mother Lode (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, gold, mine, twin brother, cave in, air disaster, cave, prospector, danger, rivalry, psychopath, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, scotland, british columbia, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 3.4
 177
Wit's End (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A journalist gets mixed up with a stripper, a defecting Chinese scientist and Red Chinese agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, daring rescue, gays and lesbians, deadly, journalism, restaurant, transvestism, gangsters, undercover, chases and races, working undercover, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: singapore, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 5K
Blue (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Blue is set in the breath taking sun soaked white sand beaches of Bahamas. Sagar is an excellent deep sea diver who dreams of getting his own new boat someday while his friend Aarav is a rich arrogant businessman, whose ego is much larger than the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, sentimental ...
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, adventure, ocean, escapades, adventurer, betrayal, motorcycle race, search, journey, danger, tomb ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Da Vinci Treasure (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An anthropologist must unlock the code hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci in order to find the greatest treasure ever, one that could change Christianity forever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, escapades, investigation, rivalry, danger, leonardo da vinci, cardinal the priest, murder, break in ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 166K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, conspiracy, adventure, religions or cults, danger, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, memory loss, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene of the crime is Whitechapel, the same London district notorious for the recent attacks of Jack the Ripper. Three monks are found dead, the apparent victims of a vampire - now, someone else is out for blood. Or is it something else? As ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, realistic
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, curse, partners, partners against crime, crimes, escapades, danger ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.6
 3K
The Reeds (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A weekend boating party turns into a nightmare for a group of young Londoners when they stumble upon a terrifying secret hidden in the reeds.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: curse, boat, psychopath, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, survival, deadly, curses spells and rituals, gory, mysterious character, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 1K
Blood Rain (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This is a powerful period piece murder mystery about disgrace, conscience, and the impossibility of justice. In 1808 the imperial investigator Won-kyu arrives on the idyllic island Donghwa in order to investigate a grisly murder series. The ...
Style: scary, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, island, curse, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, gory, ghost, supernatural power ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, archaeologist, obsessive quest, strong female character, dinosaur, adventure, egyptology, pterodactyl, monster, expedition, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, frame up, death row, false accusation, mystery, law enforcement, legal, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, gangsters, who done it, danger, partners against crime, dishonesty, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: danger, curses spells and rituals, human host, supernatural, small town, curse, standoff, showdown, evil, murder, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 1K
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, supernatural, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%