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, suspenseful, humorous, entertaining, serious and semi serious films and TV shows about / with archaeologist, adventure, escapades, danger, archaeology, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, chase and treasure hunter plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
archaeologist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as archaeologist: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), National Treasure (2004), Bonekickers (2008), The Librarians (2014), The Mummy (1999), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002), The Last Templar (2009), The Dig (2021), Labyrinth (2012).

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, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, treasure, adventurer, archaeology, chase, artifact, jungle, alien, desert, mythology ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, usa, south america ...
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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, entertaining, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, artifact, adventurer, escapades, treasure, archaeology, ancient, journey, desert, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, 20th century
Place: egypt, nepal, cairo egypt, south america, usa ...
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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, clever, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, boys' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, archaeologist, archaeology, riddles and clues, treasure hunter, adventurer, artifact, ancient, journey, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, washington d.c., egypt, new jersey ...
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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, breathtaking, entertaining, epic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, archaeology, adventurer, artifact, father son relationship, map, treasure, courage, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1938, 1910s
Place: germany, israel, jordan, egypt, venice ...
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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, sexy, entertaining, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, fantasy world, kick-butt women, female protagonist, monster, adventurer, tombs and skeletons, chase, treasure map ...
Time: 2000s
Place: greece, africa, egypt, hong kong, asia ...
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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, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, treasure, good versus evil, adventurer, tombs and skeletons, crocodile, mythology, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1935
Place: india, china, shanghai
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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: entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeologist, ancient mystery, adventurer, archaeology, riddles and clues, adventure, artifact, treasure hunter, white house, hidden treasure ...
Time: 21st century, year 1865, 1860s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, london, washington d.c., south dakota, paris france ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, investigation, escapades, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious place, dishonesty, religions or cults, society, adventurer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Librarians (2014)
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, library, magical, good versus evil, librarian, treasure hunt, friendship, historian, thief, heroes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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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: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeology, archaeologist, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroic mission, save the world, library, friendship, friends, university ...
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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, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, ancient egypt, adventurer, archaeologist, tomb, deadly creature, desert, curses spells and rituals, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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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, sexy, entertaining, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: female protagonist, treasure hunt, archaeology, treasure, artifact, archaeologist, adventure, tomb, strong female lead, kick-butt women, fantasy world, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: cambodia, venice, iceland, egypt, siberia
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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, humorous, semi serious, parody
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, archeological dig, artifact, witchcraft, adventure, heroes, adventurer, expedition, mummy, good versus evil, save the world ...
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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, serious, atmospheric
Plot: archaeologist, time travel, tomb, excavation, chase, supernatural, adventure, nobody believes, investigation, on the run, secret organization, secret society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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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, semi serious, stylized, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: strong female character, archaeologist, mummy, egyptology, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, pterodactyl, adventuress, dinosaur, tomb, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, victorian era
Place: france, egypt, paris france, europe
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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, adventurer, ancient mystery, treasure map, ancient egypt, adventure, relic, lost treasure, mythology, riddles and clues, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, france ...
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The Last Templar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 160 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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: ancient mystery, archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, conspiracy, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, rescue, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: usa, new york, turkey
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The Dig (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, feminist film, inspirational
Plot: archaeologist, archeological dig, archaeology, world war two, excavation, discovery, plane crash, uncover truth, mystery, family, family secret, war ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1939
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Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 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, tense, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: medieval, holy grail, archaeologist, destiny, archeological dig, sect, crusade, legends and myths, tombs and skeletons, obsessive quest, conspiracy, cave ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 13th century, year 2012, 21st century
Place: europe, france, south of france
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, 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, entertaining, atmospheric, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mummy, adventure, tomb, archaeologist, archaeology, tombs and skeletons, pyramid, monster, immortality, chase, chinese emperor, emperor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: china, egypt, asia, himalaya, peru ...
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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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreign legion, french foreign legion, archaeologist, obsessive quest, world war one, treasure hunt, adventurer, rescue, heroic mission, military, adventure, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: morocco, sahara, africa, middle east
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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, sexy, tense, captivating, witty ...
Plot: artifact, treasure hunt, archaeologist, relic, escapades, adventurer, martial arts, treasure, heroes, woman, women, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
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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, stylized, realistic, tense
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, murder, police investigation, private detective, adaptation, crimes, oil, society, adventure, writers, interwar period ...
Time: 1920s
Place: iraq
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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: monster, found footage, supernatural, pyramid, archeological dig, archaeologist, survival, death, egyptian mythology, egyptology, mythology, desert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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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: captivating, serious, epic
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventurer, adventure, treasure, rivalry, escapades, damsel in distress, leader, male female relationship, heroes, trap ...
Time: 19th century
Place: cape town south africa, africa
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, futuristic, entertaining, tense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, archaeology, adventure, teleportation, evil alien, ancient egypt, portal, pyramid, alien planet, military, ancient mystery, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, middle east, africa
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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, exciting, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, boys' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, treasure, desert, adventurer, happy ending, couple relations, love and romance, adventure, romance, novelist, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 178 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: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: archaeologist, dinosaur, imaginary kingdom, empire, monster, prehistoric animal, heroic mission, missing person, adventure, space and aliens, obsessive quest, rescue ...
Time: prehistoric times, 19th century, 1870s
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As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, dark, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, archaeology, ancient mystery, catacomb, survival, ghost, treasure hunt, underground, claustrophobia, confined, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, archaeologist, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, rivalry, martial arts, family, save the day, mascot, tough girl, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: asia
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