Archaeologist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant archaeologist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, humorous, suspenseful, serious, semi serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with archaeologist, danger, adventure, escapades, adventurer, archaeology, heroes, treasure hunt, chase and rivalry plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as archaeologist: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), National Treasure (2004), Bonekickers (2008), The Librarians (2013), The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002), The Mummy (1999), Labyrinth (2012), March or Die (1977), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The Last Templar (2009).

List of archaeologist movies

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, artifact, archaeology, chase, heroes, sword fight, russian, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, nevada, connecticut ...
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
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: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, artifact, good versus evil, adventurer, danger, child driving car, tombs and skeletons, treasure, crocodile ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935
Place: india, shanghai china, china, shanghai
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
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 ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, adventurer, treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, courage, good versus evil, treasure, archaeology ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, nepal, himalaya, usa ...
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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: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, fantasy world, treasure hunt, archaeology, sexy woman, treasure map, heroic mission, adventurer, good versus evil, danger, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
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: archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventurer, holy grail, archaeology, artifact, map, escape, courage, father son relationship, ancient, underwater ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, year 1912 ...
Place: germany, venice, israel, jordan, alps ...
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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, archaeologist, treasure, adventurer, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, artifact, treasure hunter, tomb, map, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 70s, 11th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, washington d.c., new jersey, pennsylvania ...
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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, archaeologist, adventurer, treasure, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, archaeology, secret, letter, race against time, artifact, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 1860s ...
Place: paris france, london, washington d.c., big ben london, south dakota ...
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 5.0
 841
Bonekickers (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bonekickers was a BBC drama about a team of archaeologists, set at the fictional Wessex University. It made its début on 8 July 2008 and ran for one series. It was written by Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes creators Matthew Graham and Ashley ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: archaeologist, investigation, archaeology, escapades, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, adventurer, mysterious place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.3
 19K
The Librarians (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort to save mysterious, ancient artifacts. Based on the series of "The Librarian" movies.
Style: captivating, breathtaking, twists and turns, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: artifact, archaeologist, magic, good versus evil, treasure hunt, magical, friendship, library, thief, librarian, historian, heroine ...
Time: 2010s
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The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 182 min.
Story: STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: archaeologist, time travel, chase, tomb, adventure, supernatural, danger, nobody believes, antique, investigation, secret society, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, contemporary
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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 7.0
 392K
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: archaeology, adventurer, mummy, treasure hunt, archaeologist, deadly creature, ancient egypt, adventure, tomb, curses spells and rituals, treasure, supernatural ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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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, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventurer, obsessive quest, save the world, archaeology, adventure, friendship, friends, heroic mission, good versus evil, university ...
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 5.9
 3K
Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: She inherits a house in the South of France from an aunt she has never met; she is haunted by dreams of a woman from the past, whom she does not know; and now she stumbles upon an archaeological find that will bear witness to a genocide committed ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense, epic
Plot: archaeologist, holy grail, medieval, destiny, cave, legends and myths, danger, obsessive quest, tombs and skeletons, sect, conspiracy, archeological dig ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, 13th century, year 2012
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france
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Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit is a 2008 American miniseries. It consists of three parts: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit, Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb and Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, treasure map, adventurer, ancient mystery, ancient egypt, adventure, danger, relic, lost treasure, riddles and clues, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, russia ...
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 6.3
 3K
March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, foreign legion, obsessive quest, french foreign legion, heroic mission, treasure hunt, danger, rescue, adventurer, adventure, military, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
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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: family outing, teens
Plot: archaeologist, artifact, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, expedition, adventure, good versus evil, mummy, obsessive quest, save the world, danger ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, treasure, artifact, fantasy world, archaeologist, tomb, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, female protagonist, solar eclipse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, iceland, cambodia, siberia, egypt
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The Last Templar (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Raymond Khoury's novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: ancient mystery, archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, danger, obsessive quest, intrigue, good versus evil, escapades, special agents, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: usa, new york, turkey
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, War
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, tombs and skeletons, tomb, archaeology, emperor, adventurer, pyramid, danger, supernatural ability, immortality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, england, shanghai ...
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Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On an archaeological dig in Iraq, author Agatha Christie uncovers a series of murders.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, stylized
Plot: archaeologist, murder, adaptation, crimes, police investigation, private detective, danger, villa, society, adventure, oil, archaeology
Place: iraq
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 4.6
 23K
The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, pyramid, found footage, monster, archeological dig, archaeologist, danger, deadly creature, survival, confined, mythology, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, mummy, strong female character, adventure, archaeologist, obsessive quest, pterodactyl, monster, dinosaur, expedition, tomb, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt
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Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to Chan's actual works. This series ran on ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tense, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, adventure, martial arts, heroes, danger, curses spells and rituals, family, heroic mission, uncle niece relationship, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
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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.
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, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, archaeologist, dinosaur, heroes, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, rescue, misfit, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventurer, adventure, follow your dream, disorder, rescue, danger, partners, escapades, treasure hunt, chases and races, explorer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america
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The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: scary, dark humor, gothic, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, human sacrifice, worm, supernatural, temple, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, surrealism, transformation, monster, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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The Gathering (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: archaeologist, excavation, amnesia, church, supernatural, mystery, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, clergy, strong female character, hit by a car ...
Time: contemporary, 1st century
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, church, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger, exorcism, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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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, adventurer, heroes, archaeologist, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, male female relationship, damsel in distress, leader, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, cape town south africa
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