Anthropologist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant anthropologist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary, humorous, realistic and cult film films and TV shows about / with anthropologist, danger, escapades, adventure, deadly, murder, monster, scientist, survival and chase plots mostly in Horror, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
anthropologist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as anthropologist: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), The Relic (1997), Nomads (1985), Horror Express (1972), Unnatural History (2010), Always Further On (1965), The Marriage-Go-Round (1961), Gargoyles (1972), Dance of the Dwarfs (1983), Cannibal Ferox (1981).

List of anthropologist movies

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of ...
Style: scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, superstition, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, rite, supernatural, jungle, leadership, danger, uncover truth, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1978, year 1985
Place: haiti, boston
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The Relic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Japan, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, macabre ...
Plot: monster, human versus monster, museum, police investigation, deadly creature, beast, deadly, anthropologist, gory, supernatural, survival, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, brazil
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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, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, murder, obsession, anthropologist, danger, ancient mystery, scientist, skyscraper, vandalism, hospital, anthropology, doctor ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, gothic horror, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monk, monster, murder, train, expedition, creature, anthropologist, supernatural, evil alien, mystery, zombie, alien ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 70s, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, asia, england ...
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, travel, wilderness, missing person, anthropologist, foot chase, escapades, tour guide ...
Time: 19th century, prehistoric times
Place: san francisco, alaska
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Unnatural History (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Teenager Henry Griffin acquired many skills through years of travelling the world with his anthropologist parents. Sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC, and with the help of his cousin Jasper and friend Maggie, he must now use ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: high school, mystery, adventure, friendship, teenage life, danger, social relations, escapades, supernatural, high school life, anthropologist, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Always Further On (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Raul (Igancio Lopez Tarso) is a white man who enjoys the simple way of life practiced by the Indians of Mexico. He does his best to try and help the tribe, but he becomes a victim of greedy land grabbers who covet the tribal property. Jaime ...
Plot: anthropologist, corruption, environmental issue, murder, exploitation, corrupt politician, deforestation, mountain, ecology, indigenous, land grab
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The Marriage-Go-Round (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An anthropology professor and his professor wife have the perfect marriage--until a Swedish colleague's daughter comes to visit. Not only is the little girl all grown up, but she's ready to start a family--with him!
Style: sex comedy
Plot: anthropologist, guest, husband wife relationship, romantic rivalry, extramarital affair, marriage, desire, daughter, student, redheaded woman, lecture, seduction ...
Place: florida, sweden
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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, chase, car chase, skeleton, cave, anthropologist, anti hero, disorder, archaeologist, isolation ...
Place: latin america, mexico, new mexico, arizona
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Dance of the Dwarfs (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthropologist and an alcoholic helicopter pilot discover a race of predatory reptile men in the jungles of South America.
Plot: flesh eating, tribe, jungle, mutant, survivor, anthropologist, cannibal, scientist, russian roulette, held at gunpoint, journey, animal attack ...
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Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, banned film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, murder, eating human flesh, torture, drug dealing, cannibal, native, violence spree, danger, rescue, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, new york, usa, south america, latin america
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Bimboland (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shy French anthropologist who happens to be secretly in love with her college superior, chooses "bimbos" as the subject of her thesis. She becomes one of them in order to do that, and the professor she loves falls for her new identity.
Style: feel good, humorous, offbeat, sentimental, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wooing, love and romance, dating, university, tribe, anthropologist, teacher student relationship, hopes, couples, disorder, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: french riviera, france
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Visit to a Chief's Son (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American anthropologist and his son benefit from their experiences with an East African tribe.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, adventure, culture clash, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, human nature, solar eclipse, friends, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
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Beach Party (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: beach, anthropologist, romance, culture clash, best friends, young lovers, music, youth, looking for sex, teenage life, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: california, usa, hawaii, new jersey
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Amar a muerte (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series is a complex story of destinies that intersect when they assassinate a media mogul on their wedding day, at the same time that an assassin in the United States is executed in the electric chair. The tycoon's soul is reincarnated in ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, light
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, murder, deception, criminal, body swapping, wedding, professor, family problems, rich, electric chair, relationship problems ...
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Rites of Passage (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An anthropology student takes some of his classmates to his family ranch, where his brother lives in a haze of drugs, guilt, and Chumash Indian rituals (
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: indian burial ground, psychopath, danger, bad trip, farm, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, sexual content, profanity, drug abuse, anthropologist, burial ground ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, allegory, earnest ...
Plot: glacier, laboratory, neanderthal, caveman, anthropology, language barrier, frozen alive, survival, arctic, danger, fish out of water, graphic violence ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric, 80s
Place: antarctica, california
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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, gorilla, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, environmental, forces of nature, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
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Last of the Dogmen (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, mountain, native american tribe, forest, native american reservation, serial killer, chases and races, danger, escapades, opposites attract, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
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The Girl from the Wardrobe (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of three characters (brothers Tomek and Jacek and their neighbor Magda), each of them is in their own way lonely and alienated. The title character makes herself secluded. Tomek's alienation results from his neurological ...
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, atmospheric, silent film ...
Plot: loneliness, alienation, depression, hospital, dating, autism, dreaming, suicide attempt, estrangement, family relations, escape from reality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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Stranger in Our House (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: family relations, voodoo, small community, demon, occult, teenager, housekeeper, witchcraft, witch, summer, possession, obsession ...
Time: 70s
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Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, modern day adaptation ...
Plot: on the run, danger, adventure, goofy hero, disorder, dull life, on the road, assassination attempt, love and romance, crimes, escapades, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, himalaya, hong kong, nepal, india
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The X Species (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deep in the woods, an archaeological expedition is on the verge of a historic discovery, when they find themselves with no defense against an unrelenting predator. Taking refuge in the catacombs of a cave hidden in the hills, tensions escalate as ...
Plot: ancient, cave, found footage, creature, camping, forest, bigfoot, research, anthropologist, burial ground, legend, screaming ...
Place: new mexico
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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, cannibalism, ape, anthropology, monkey
Time: 70s, 2000s, year 1977, year 2003
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Trog (1970)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave. Anthropologist Dr. Brockton (Joan Crawford) unearths a troglodyte (an Ice Age ‘missing link” ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, exciting, serious ...
Plot: laboratory, disorder, deadly, ambition, escapades, deadly creature, danger, experiment gone awry, track down, inventions and discoveries, cell, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, gorilla, doctors and patients, redemption, crimes, treatment, research, violence, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
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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, flashback, lust, book, photograph, husband wife relationship, scientist, anthropologist, missionary, scot, death of husband ...
Time: 1930s
Place: papua new guinea, pacific ocean
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Hydra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Most Dangerous Game formula gets a monstrous twist as the mythical Hydra turns the tables on a group of wealthy human-hunters. Kidnapped along with three ex-convicts, former Marine Tim Nolan is transported to a deserted island where the super ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: island, adventure, monster, mythical creature, survival, criminal heroes, escapades, chases and races, danger, deadly creature, heroes, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Island of the Lost (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An anthropologist is shipwrecked with his family while on an expedition in search of an uncharted South Pacific island.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: island, mutant, misfit, deadly, dangerous animal, folk hero, adventure, supernatural, confined, space and aliens, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: pacific ocean
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Rio Sex Comedy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Is this possible to reconcile individual happiness and social justice? It is the paradoxical search several foreigners installed in Brazil. Charlotte Rampling incarnates a British esthetic surgeon given to dissuade whoever would like to pass under ...
Style: sex comedy, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic
Plot: tour guide, love affair, lifestyle, battle of the sexes, love and romance, society, couples, couple relations, human nature, social differences, culture clash, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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