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 exciting, suspense, humorous, stylized, serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with ancient civilization, adventure, escapades, heroes, danger, storytelling, chase, mentor, destiny and vengeance plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient civilization: Apocalypto (2006), Burebista (1980), Barbarians Rising (2016), Mohenjo Daro (2016), The curse of the mayans (2017), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Sonic X (2003), Land of the Lost (1991), The Lost City of Z (2016), Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974).

List of ancient civilization movies

 7.8
 292K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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, suspenseful, serious, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, tribe, slavery, chase, manhunt, native, adventure, death, solar eclipse, prophecy, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
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 7.1
 332
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: ancient civilization, paganism, battle, spear, patriot, horde, druid, julius caesar, human, battles, king, violence ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: pompeii
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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: captivating, serious, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, rebellion, roman emperor, warrior, hunger, battles, vandal, siege, paganism, brutality ...
Time: ancient history
Place: hungary, north africa, mediterranean sea, italy, romania ...
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 5.7
 11K
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: entertaining, exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: fight, love, violence, revenge, murder, arena, village, crocodile, rebellion, vengeance, rivalry, brutality ...
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 ...
Plot: ancient civilization, sphinx, pyramid, aerial photography, speculation
Time: ancient times, ancient history
Place: peru
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The 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 ...
Plot: jungle, cave, ancient civilization, the underworld, end of the world, scuba diver, library, archaeologist, alien race, camping, underwater cave, ambush ...
Place: mexico
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: "Get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!" That's what Princess Celestia tells Twilight Sparkle. She may be the smartest unicorn in Equestria, but Twilight Sparkle gets an "incomplete" in friendship. ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, reboot
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, pony, adventure, princess, imaginary kingdom, friends, unicorn, horse, female protagonist, imaginary, magical, talking animals ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 2010s
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Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society.
Style: political, suspense, enigmatic, epic, tense ...
Plot: prophecy, rise to power, fictional country, politics, romance, leader, secret, tribe, culture clash, invasion, warlord, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient world, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
Place: korea
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 6.2
 4K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, romantic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: heroes, superhero, anthropomorphic animal, good versus evil, adventure, evil alien, danger, friends, friendship, imaginary, rivalry, government agent ...
Place: japan, africa
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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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: time travel, volcano, portal, family relations, treehouse, dinosaur, brother sister relationship, triceratops, pets, ancient civilization, father daughter relationship, pet ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, 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, journey, jungle, world war one, lost city, obsession, courage, survival, travel ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, year 1916, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, bolivia, ireland ...
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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, cavemen, survival, hunting, wildlife, cave woman, tribe, ancient civilization, neanderthal, prehistoric man
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
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Land of the Lost (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly were on a weekend expedition rafting trough a river when an enormous earthquake diverts them to an eclectic alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, and aggressive, ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, parallel world, fish out of water, getting home, danger, anti heroes, adventurer, disorder, family, escapades, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric 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.
Plot: buddhism, buddha, peace, enlightenment, palace, meditation, buddhist, ancient civilization
Place: sri lanka, india, asia
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 8.0
 769
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, father son relationship, native american, faith, jesus, jesus christ, resurrection, male female relationship, new world, ancient civilization, miraculous event, blindness ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
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Chac: The Rain God (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspense
Plot: mountain, survival, village, legends and myths, imaginary, adventurer, adventure, hopes, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 7.2
 46K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, sea voyage, raft, adventurer, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, tahiti ...
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: ship, family relations, greek, cruise, love and romance, legends and myths, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: cairo egypt, mediterranean sea, middle east, istanbul turkey, jerusalem ...
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 7.3
 490K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
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, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, sword fight, mythology, army, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, betrayal, ancient, tragic hero, legendary, conquering ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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Castle in the Sky (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: steampunk, pirate, mine, friendship, magic, imaginary kingdom, on the run, family secret, princess, megalomaniac, chess, crystal ...
Place: wales, japan, tokyo
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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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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, mummy, archaeology, reincarnation, supernatural, pyramid, treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, monster, good versus evil, immortality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1933
Place: egypt, london, europe, england, 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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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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 7.9
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The Column (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, West Germany
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian ...
Plot: roman emperor, temple, suicide, sword, betrayal, battle, city, ancient civilization, battles, conquering, banquet, construction ...
Place: romania
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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: serious, stylized, harsh, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: caveman, orphan, tribe, adventure, rescue, cavemen, danger, wilderness, human nature, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, 80s
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
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: atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, adventurer, ancient mystery, princess, expedition, scientist, underwater, beast, king, heroes, disney ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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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: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: slave, space and aliens, princess, atlantis, clergy, best friends, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, daring rescue, heroic mission, survival ...
Place: ancient greece
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