Ancient civilization movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient civilization movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out entertaining, exciting, suspense, serious, epic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with ancient civilization, adventure, violence, death, vengeance, heroes, blood, destiny, sword and spear plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient civilization: Apocalypto (2006), Troy (2004), Barbarians Rising (2016), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Lost City of Z (2016), The Mummy Returns (2001), The Mummy (1999), Curse of the Mayans (2017), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

List of ancient civilization movies

Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, adventure, slavery, tribe, chase, jungle, manhunt, ancient history, ancient civilization, solar eclipse, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, ancient, mythology, ancient history, warrior, revenge, courage, greek mythology, war, betrayal, battlefield, empire ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, paris france, rome italy, europe
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: serious, captivating, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, ancient civilization, rebellion, ancient, roman emperor, warrior, brutality, paganism, siege, vandal ...
Place: rome italy, hungary, constantinople, north africa, italy ...
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, inter cultural ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, disney, steampunk, princess, adventurer, expedition, ancient civilization, atlantis, fantasy world, ancient mystery, mythology, treasure hunt ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: atlantic ocean, washington d.c., iceland
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: inspirational, meditative, suspense, sexy, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explorer, jungle, expedition, archaeology, journey, survival, world war one, tribe, travel, obsession, courage, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, future, year 1916, year 1914, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, ireland, england, london, brazil ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: mummy, archaeology, treasure hunt, supernatural, good versus evil, ancient egypt, treasure, adventure, tomb, mythology, heroic mission, chase ...
Time: 1930s, future, 20th century, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, europe, england, africa ...
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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, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, archaeology, adventure, desert, ancient egypt, adventurer, tomb, monster, archaeologist, supernatural, deadly creature ...
Time: future, 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, north africa, cairo egypt
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Curse of the Mayans (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Danielle Noble (played by Carla Ortiz) and her team of expert cave divers led by an ambitious american archaeologist (Steve Wilcox), undertake an expedition in search of the lost Mayan Library, without imagining they will instead find the hidden ...
Style: disturbing, tense, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: monster, archaeologist, characters killed one by one, alien, alien technology, expedition, diving, alien monster, violence, creature, vengeance, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: medieval, sword fight, war, crusade, battles, knight, siege, warrior, christianity, king, crusader, sword and shield ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, middle east, palestine, holy land, england ...
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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, epic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, archaeology, artifact, treasure, nazi, adventurer, escapades, journey, ancient, desert ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936, 20th century
Place: egypt, nepal, africa, south america, peru ...
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, emotional, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: ancient rome, revenge, sword fight, roman empire, ancient history, vengeance, gladiator, freedom, slavery, courage, warrior, roman ...
Time: middle ages, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, north africa, germany ...
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, war, courage, warrior, human spirit, pride and honor, katana, self discovery, martial arts, military, dignity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, scenic, intense, exciting, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, warrior, ancient, war, courage, human spirit, military, legends and myths, battles, head of state, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, europe
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Burebista (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The life of Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast.
Plot: roman, ancient civilization, battles, human, horse riding, horse, king, horde, violence, gold, gladiator, paganism ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, pompeii
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Franny's Feet (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: Franny's Feet is a Canadian animated series for children. It is produced by DHX Media/Halifax Film in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and created by Cathy Moss and Susan Nielsen. The show follows the adventures of four-year-old Frances ...
Style: multicultural, entertaining, light, thought provoking, feel good ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: personal growth, adventuress, grandfather granddaughter relationship, adventure, ancient civilization, back in time, ancient, time travel, traditional versus modern, shoemaker, girl, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Human Discoveries (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization are the first to discover necessities like fire and the wheel. We'll watch as they stumble onto humanity's best, and worst, innovations. Art. Alcohol. Fashion. Racism. Small talk. ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, captivating, feel good
Plot: caveman, ancient civilization, civilization, tribe, lifestyle, society, experimental technology, evolution, humanity, inventions and discoveries, inventor
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, scenic, breathtaking, emotional, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, war, freedom, idealism, tragic hero, battles, sword fight, vengeance, warrior, beautiful scenery, legend ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, scenic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: viking, sword fight, barbarian, sword and sorcery, battles, medieval, mission, arab, combat, violence, fight, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, monk, leadership, escape, genghis khan, battles, desert, king, medieval, betrayal, husband wife reunion, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, china, asia
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The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: stylized, suspense, harsh, serious, sexy ...
Plot: caveman, prehistoric man, adventure, bear, tribe, orphan, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, wilderness, self discovery ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, future, ancient times ...
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Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sri Siddhartha Gautama is a Sinhala movie released on 24 January, 2013. The movie is directed by Saman Weeraman and featured Anchal Singh and Gagan Malik as lead characters.
Style: spiritual
Plot: buddhism, ancient civilization, enlightenment, palace, buddhist, meditation, buddha, peace
Place: sri lanka, asia, india
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Mohenjo Daro (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Village lad Sarman is drawn to big, bad Mohenjo Daro - and its mascot Chaani. But Chaani must wed Munja, son of Mohenjo Daro's ruler, Maham. Will Sarman find love - and more - in Mohenjo Daro?
Style: tense, suspenseful, entertaining, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fight, murder, revenge, love, violence, arena, village, crocodile, antiquity, disorder, farmer, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
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Quest for the Lost Civilization (1998)
Genre: History, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
TV show
Story: Graham Hancock is a bestselling author and journalist who specializes in ancient civilizations. He explores, amongst other things, the submerged Yonaguni monument off the coast of Japan, Easter Island, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the pyramids of Egypt ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: paranormal phenomena, travel, ancient civilization, speculation, pyramid, ancient history, sphinx, aerial photography
Time: ancient times
Place: peru
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Aayirathil Oruvan (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Anitha, a government official, embarks on a journey to find Chandramouli, an archaeologist, who went to Vietnam to search for any existence of the prince of the Chola dynasty.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, epic
Plot: prince, supernatural power, missing person, violence, fight, fictional war, expedition, magic, death, ancient civilization, ship, shadow ...
Place: cambodia
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Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space and aliens, slave, mythology, ancient world, alien, pyramid, ancient civilization, greek, adventurer, clergy, survival, best friends ...
Place: ancient greece, rome italy
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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: feel good, light, sincere, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: dragon, female warrior, disney princess, kung fu, tough girl, travel, female protagonist, creature, sword, magical creature, magic, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: southeast asia, asia, usa
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Land of the Lost (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Land of the Lost is a half-hour Saturday-morning children's series that debuted on ABC in the fall of 1991. Re-runs were later picked up by Nickelodeon. Tiger Toys received the license to produce a toyline based on the series, which included ...
Style: retro
Audience: kids
Plot: dinosaur, family relations, teenager, missing person, lost world, prehistoric animal, volcano, portal, pets, ancient civilization, lost civilization, father daughter relationship ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Korg: 70,000 B.C. is a live-action television show on Saturday morning in the 1974 season, produced by Hanna-Barbera. It featured the adventures of a family of Neanderthals during the Ice Age. It was intended to be educational, and was based on the ...
Plot: caveman, neanderthal, ancient civilization, prehistoric man, tribe, hunting, survival, cave woman, wildlife
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
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The Testaments (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: This film depict events from the Life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. The story culminates with a portrayal of the Ressurected Savior's visit to the ancient Americas as seen through the eyes ...
Style: 70mm film
Plot: mormon, native american, father son relationship, faith, christian, male female relationship, messiah, resurrection, family conflict, temple, religion, bible ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
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Chac: The Rain God (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Panama
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.
Style: spiritual, serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspense
Plot: jungle, indigenous people, mountain, survival, village, myth, adventurer, supernatural, hopes, adventure, obsessive quest, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala
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