Ancient movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, entertaining, stylized, visually appealing and epic films and TV shows about / with ancient, fantasy world, adventure, escapades, sword, danger, medieval, good versus evil, dialogue and mentor plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, New Zealand and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient: Troy (2004), National Treasure (2004), White Snake (2019), 300 (2006), Angels & Demons (2009), Merlin (2008), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Legend of the Seeker (2008), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

List of ancient movies

 7.3
 529K
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, heroic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient history, ancient, warrior, courage, greek mythology, war, betrayal, battlefield, forbidden love, conquering ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, paris france, europe
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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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 7.0
 4K
White Snake (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as ...
Style: exciting, captivating, fairy tale, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient, snake, mythical creature, love, magical, dragon, good versus evil, legend, supernatural ability, magic, super powers, emperor ...
Place: china
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 7.6
 811K
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, heroic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, war, courage, ancient, sword fight, battles, legends and myths, military, human spirit, heroic mission, ancient history, army ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 6.7
 292K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, intellectual, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, illuminati, riddles and clues, investigation, religions or cults, ancient, murder, professor, secret society, expert, mastermind, secret movement ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy, europe, geneva switzerland ...
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 7.9
 81K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: exciting, epic, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: supernatural, king arthur, legends and myths, dragon, supernatural ability, witch, camelot, knight, king, friendship, magical, prophecy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Xena: Warrior Princess is an American–New Zealand supernatural fantasy adventure series that aired in syndication from September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, dark fantasy, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: female warrior, friendship, adventure, mythology, ancient, legends and myths, tough girl, greek mythology, lesbian subtext, strong female lead, sword fight, feminism ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, india, china, ancient greece, egypt ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventure, magical, wizards, warrior, imaginary kingdom, battles, courage, sword and sorcery, sword fight, ancient ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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Legend of the Seeker (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero to oppressed people. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard named Zedd, he must stop a ...
Style: exciting, serious, heroic, dark fantasy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, wizards and magicians, magical, witch, ancient, chosen one, save the world, witchcraft, supernatural power, escapades ...
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, treasure hunt, uncover truth, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, london, europe ...
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, breathtaking, captivating, dark fantasy, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, adventure, fantasy world, wizards, imaginary kingdom, elf, creature, magical, adventurer, mythology, obsessive quest, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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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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 6.2
 70K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: epic, exciting, absurd, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, ancient history, slavery, medieval, master and servant, ancient, gladiator, sword fight, legends and myths, adventure, legion ...
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, scottish highlands, britain ...
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 6.0
 168K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: epic, dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, good versus evil, immortality, legends and myths, ancient history, greek, ancient, army, greek god, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, heroic, bloody, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, king, ancient, master warrior, war, sword fight, swords and armor, heroes, good versus evil, mythology, army, transformation ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: friendship, sword fight, good versus evil, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, mythology, medieval, journey, wizards, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 9.2
 2.0M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, medieval, power struggle, political intrigue, fantasy world, conflict, king, vicious, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, monster, ancient history, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, god, curses spells and rituals, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Night at the Museum (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, magical, security guard, museum, ancient, family, new job, objects come to life, tour guide, disorder, escapades ...
Time: stone age, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, rome italy ...
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 8.9
 17K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, political, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, antiquity, power struggle, emperor, royal family, leadership ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 5.9
 75K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, ruins, death, ancient mystery, friendship, vacation, self sacrifice, tourist, chase, murder, ancient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.1
 407K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: disney, princess, bear, witch, happy ending, mother daughter relationship, rebellious daughter, adventure, family, queen, coming of age, kingdom ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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 7.1
 424K
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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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, good versus evil, magical, elf, friendship, wizards, imaginary kingdom, sword fight, warrior, sword and sorcery, creature ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 5.6
 170K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, light, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, sea monster, giant creature, giant animal, survival, killer shark, ocean, giant, giant monster, prehistoric animal, doctor, animal attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, shanghai, thailand, pacific ocean, asia ...
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 6.3
 168K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, fairy tale, adult animation, dark fantasy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: mythology, monster, dragon, legends and myths, heroic mission, good versus evil, viking, magic, beast, ancient, tragic hero, adventurer ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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 6.3
 97K
The Ritual (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Style: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, tense, scary ...
Plot: lost in the woods, forest, hiking, ritual, paganism, cult, monster, creature, supernatural, sacrifice, norse mythology, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Style: touching, exciting, witty, fairy tale, colourful ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: holiday, dreams, good versus evil, christmas, adventure, childhood, fairy, belief, save the world, santa claus, friendship, legends and myths ...
Place: new york, st. petersburg russia
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 7.0
 268K
Underworld (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, scary, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, vampire human love, immortality, monster, forbidden love, goth, female vampire, vampire bite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 15th century
Place: budapest
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The Storyteller (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The StoryTeller is a live-action/puppet television series. It was an American/British co-production which originally aired in 1988 and was created and produced by Jim Henson. Reruns of The StoryTeller episodes were featured in some episodes of The ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, ancient, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pet owner relationship, giant, family, king, prince, forest, talking animals ...
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