Archaeology movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant archaeology movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining, humorous and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with archaeology, adventure, chase, escapades, gun, dialogue, danger, archaeologist, destiny and mentor plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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archaeology movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as archaeology: The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The Lost City of Z (2016), As Above, So Below (2014), National Treasure (2004), Stargate (1994), The Mummy (2017), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Sahara (2005).

List of archaeology movies

 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
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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 ...
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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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, archaeologist, treasure, artifact, female protagonist, fantasy world, tomb, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, solar eclipse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, cambodia, iceland, siberia, egypt
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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, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, archaeology, adventure, artifact, adventurer, good versus evil, danger, child driving car, treasure, tombs and skeletons, crocodile ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935
Place: india, shanghai china, shanghai, china
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, lost city, journey, jungle, world war one, obsession, courage, survival, travel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
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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: dark, suspenseful, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, supernatural, archaeology, treasure hunt, confined, ghost, survival, death, escapades, uncover truth, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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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. ...
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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, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, adventure, fantasy world, treasure hunt, sexy woman, female protagonist, kick-butt women, treasure map, heroic mission, save the world, adventurer ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
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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, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, archaeology, obsessive quest, adventurer, good versus evil, friendship, friends, university ...
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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, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, archaeology, artifact, map, escape, courage, father son relationship, treasure, ancient ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s, year 1912 ...
Place: germany, venice, israel, jordan, usa ...
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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, lost city, heroes, sword fight, russian ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, south america, brazil, connecticut ...
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 7.1
 181K
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, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, archaeology, alien planet, adventure, time travel, evil alien, outer space, space and aliens, ancient mystery, nuclear, portal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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 5.4
 178K
The Mummy (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, pharaoh, archaeology, tomb, immortal, archeological dig, ancient egypt, supernatural, egyptian mythology, monster, treasure hunt, one man army ...
Time: 2010s, 1930s
Place: egypt, middle east, big ben london, london, iraq
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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, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, courage, archaeology, treasure, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, nepal, himalaya, peru ...
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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, 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 ...
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 6.0
 95K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, desert, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, adventure, archaeology, good versus evil, escapades, danger, tyrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sahara desert, sahara, nigeria, egypt
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 5.7
 61K
Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, time machine, archaeology, changing the past or future, danger, fish out of water, medieval, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 20th century, 14th century ...
Place: france, europe
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Black Mountain Side (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of archaeologists uncover a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it's not long before they begin to feel ...
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, scary, psychological
Plot: archaeology, creature, suicide, isolation, temple, virus, amputation, snow, murder, survival, expedition, winter ...
Place: canada
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 7.1
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Tutankhamun (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of Howard Carter’s epic quest to discover the lost tomb of the Boy-King Tutankhamun. Down on his heels archaeologist Howard Carter stumbles upon evidence of an undiscovered tomb of one of Egypt’s forgotten Pharaohs, ...
Style: factual, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: archaeology, explorer, curse, tomb, archaeologist, love interest, determination, aristocrat, journalist, englishman abroad, mummy, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: egypt
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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, pyramid, adventurer, supernatural ability, danger, immortality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, shanghai china, peru ...
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 4.9
 871
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, investigation, archaeology, escapades, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, religions or cults, dishonesty, adventurer, society, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 33K
The Protector (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: The epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, tense
Plot: love, archaeology, netflix, heroes, plague, ritual, superhero, friendship, immortal, fight scenes, save the world, ancient mystery ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, ottoman empire
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 3.3
 1K
Monster Ark (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is film-making of the shoddiest and laziest sort. Every scene is a showcase for the writer/director's ignorance. O'Brien is completely unfamiliar with science. He knows nothing of how scientists talk, how they analyze, how they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, archaeology, tomb, noah's ark, supernatural, ancient mystery, deadly creature, survival, desert, danger, shipwreck, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
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 7.2
 20K
The Gift (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: archaeology, supernatural, archeological dig, art, disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adventure, storytelling, family, sister sister relationship, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: China, Australia, Russia, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare - a secret that should have remained buried.
Style: intense, scary, suspense, exciting
Plot: giant spider, chinese, archaeology, tomb, trap, betrayal, spider, adventure, supernatural, mythology, mummy, emperor ...
Place: china
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Rise of the Mummy (2021)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of archaeology students awaken an ancient mummy. After being trapped in a time loop, the only way they can escape, is to defeat the mummy. As the body count rises, it seems the Mummy has to collect the souls of those who woke him to be able ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mummy, tomb, curses spells and rituals, archaeology, murder, death, adventurer, treasure hunt, human versus monster, undead, survival, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
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Day of the Mummy (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Venezuela
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend; Gods and spiritual guides; untold wealth – and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches. Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mummy, deadly, reincarnation, treasure hunt, ancient mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, deadly creature, riddles and clues, escapades, archaeology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, africa
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 4.6
 24K
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, found footage, pyramid, monster, archeological dig, archaeologist, deadly creature, danger, survival, confined, mythology, egyptology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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 6.7
 104K
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, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, gold, lone hero, bounty hunter, heroes, respect, slavery, amazon, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
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 6.1
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Lost in Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern day treasure hunt for a mystical relic that turns into a love story for all time.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, treasure hunt, fall in love, escapades, disorder, couples, island, archaeology, diving, spirituality, excavation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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