Anthropology movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anthropology movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, psychological and cult film films and TV shows about / with anthropology, anthropologist, death, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), danger, murder, female nudity, blood and chase plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Poland and other countries.
anthropology movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as anthropology: Bones (2005), Museo (2018), Nomads (1985), My Golden Days (2015), She-Shaman (1996), Man to Man (2005), Blood Monkey (2007), Killed by Lightning (2002), The Naked Ape (1973), The Man from Earth (2007).

List of anthropology movies

Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, special agents, murder investigation, police detective, search, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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Museo (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mexico, 1985. Juan and Wilson, two perennial Veterinary students, perpetrate an audacious heist in the National Museum of Anthropology, running away with a loot of more than hundred invaluable pieces of Mayan art, unaware of the consequences of ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: heist, museum, art dealer, anthropology, actor, crimes, best friend, danger, father son relationship, christmas eve, gold, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city
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Nomads (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: French anthropologist Jean-Charles Pommier and his wife have come to LA so he can take up a position as lecturer. To his surprise he encounters a group of urban nomads. As he investigates things become more unsettling as he realizes the price paid ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, murder, obsession, doctor, hospital, anthropologist, danger, ancient mystery, scientist, vandalism, skyscraper, anthropology ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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My Golden Days (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, suspense
Plot: love, teenage love, abusive parent, break up, breakup, student, teenage boy, anthropology, teenage girl, death of mother, passport, identity theft ...
Time: 2000s, 80s
Place: paris france, soviet union
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She-Shaman (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Poland, France, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of an anthropology professor Michal's who as the movie progresses develops two overwhelming obsessions. The first one is a mummified, 3,000 year-old, perfectly preserved body of a Shaman he and his colleagues have recently dragged out ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, mysterious, controversial ...
Plot: obsession, danger, strong sexual content, couples, sex, college student, archeological dig, insanity, professor, anthropology, nymphomaniac, explicit sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: europe, poland
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Man to Man (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: explorer, uncover truth, culture clash, moral dilemma, against humanity, society, ambition, escapades, obsessive quest, dehumanization, human nature, buried truth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, africa, europe, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands
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Blood Monkey (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six American grad students have arrived in Africa to study apes with a renowned professor. But after setting up camp in a jungle clearing, they soon become witness to the carnage inflicted by the strange and remote species.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: jungle, expedition, survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, captivity, animal life, deadly, danger, escapades, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, australia, africa
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Killed by Lightning (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An anthropologist investigates the origins of human evolution. She had suffered a mental trauma during her childhood when her father, a submarine captain, died during the war. This trauma periodically destabilizes her condition. The ghosts of a ...
Style: neorealism
Plot: evolution, anthropology, monkey, ape, subconscious
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The Naked Ape (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Somewhat based on Desmond Morris's fascinating book of pop anthropology, this partially animated satirical docudrama produced by Playboy Magazine publisher Hugh Hefner, traces the evolution of human kind and offers insight into the reasons why ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: satire, vietnam war, anthropology, sexuality, college student, male nudity, evolution, female nudity, cult
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The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, hidden identity, society, religion, christianity, psychology, mistaken identity, legends and myths, impersonating, secret ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric, 21st century ...
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Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, idiotic, absurd, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: college, single parent, family relations, hoax, farce, expedition, dishonesty, switching roles, comedy of errors, cons and scams, professor, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: papua new guinea
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Iceman (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, allegory, earnest ...
Plot: glacier, laboratory, neanderthal, language barrier, caveman, anthropology, frozen alive, survival, arctic, isolation, rescue, disorder ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric, 80s
Place: antarctica, california
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, social differences, teenage life, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: brutal, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, psychedelic ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, magic mushroom, community, incest, cult, death, blood, travel, trip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, voyeurism, sexual abuse, mental institution, ape, monkey, cannibal, lesbian sex, brutality, violence, exploitation, clergy ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, south america, tanzania, new york
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90210 Shark Attack (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A group of entitled Beverly Hills oceanography students arrive at a mansion in Malibu, to study the local ocean waters. However, someone… or something, has other, more murderous intent, as the Students begin to disappear, one by one, murdered by ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: college student, blood, kiss, love interest, grudge, house, death, weekend, love, implied sex, teeth, shark attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: beverly hills
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Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Serbia, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, most notorious outcasted neighborhood in Bucharest. He wants to write a study on manele music. The pop music of the Roma community serves ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: gay slur, soldier, male homosexuality, lgbt, homosexuality, love, research, gay relationship, social status, gay, hustler, poverty ...
Place: romania
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Primitives (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three students, Tommy, Rita, and Robert, and their guides head into the jungle to study primitive tribes separated from civilization. However, the students say the one tribe they visit isn't primitive enough, and they want to find some really ...
Plot: cannibal, water slide, cave, killing an animal, river, animal, pregnancy, river rapids, friend, head wound, jungle, prisoner ...
Place: indonesia
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Fade to Black (1993)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marilyn Monroe obsessed serial killer.
Plot: violence, professor, voyeur, murder, iron, anthropology, voyeurism, apartment, police, espionage, apartment complex
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The Ghost Dance (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: slasher, broken glass, knife, cult, murder, archeological dig, spirit, mummy, shaman, college, maniac, ghost ...
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On Top of the Whale (1982)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, ...
Plot: oneiric, linguist, indigenous people, anthropology, anthropologist, language
Place: patagonia, south america
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La Chambre des magiciennes (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Weygand, a thirty-year-old young woman who is about to defend her anthropology thesis, unfortunately not only feels bad but even worse and worse with each passing day. The migraine attacks she suffers from indeed keep her from working as hard ...
Plot: migraine, paralysis, neurologist, hospital, illness, exam, student, roommate, irony, doctor, family relations, dementia ...
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The Cannibal in the Jungle (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Philippines, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American scientist who was convicted of killing and cannibalizing two colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977. Branded "The American Cannibal" by the press during his trial, Dr. Timothy Darrow defended himself by ...
Plot: cannibal, anthropologist, convict, scientist, anthropology, monkey, cannibalism, ape
Time: 2000s, year 1977, year 2003, 70s
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Peace to Him Who Enters (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is the story of Yan, a young woman haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people. Told that it is all in her mind by her psychologist Jim, Yan still cannot find any other explanations for her visions. Soon, her suspicions ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental illness, haunted by the past, danger, mysterious character, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, losing-it hero, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
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The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, family relations, parents and children, obnoxious boss, little boy, love and romance, adult child friendship, social differences, relationship vs career, adaptation, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love and romance, wedding, professor, friendship, literature, makeover, mathematics, self discovery, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, london, venice, manhattan new york city, paris france
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In a Savage Land (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two anthropologists married to each other go to an island off of Papua New Guinea for field research in pre-World War II. Eventually the war breaks out and many lives are disrupted and complicated.
Plot: world war two, newlyweds, old woman, suicide, husband wife relationship, scientist, anthropology, pearl, scot, death of husband, missionary, anthropologist ...
Time: 1930s
Place: papua new guinea, pacific ocean
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Gargoyles (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: desert, demon, monster, car chase, chase, skeleton, cave, anthropologist, confined, misfit, escapades, deadly ...
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, arizona
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, courtroom, priest, demons, evil force, curses spells and rituals, religion, halloween, teenage girl, christianity, supernatural, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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Venus in Fur (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An enigmatic actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) may have a hidden agenda when she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer's (Mathieu Amalric) play.
Style: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: masochism, bdsm, femdom, audition, theater, mind game, actress, stage performance, play, director, s&m, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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