Treasure hunt movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant treasure hunt movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, entertaining, humorous, semi serious, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with treasure hunt, treasure, escapades, adventure, dialogue, chase, mentor, adventurer, danger and catastrophe plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as treasure hunt: The Adventures of Tintin (2011), National Treasure (2004), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Road to El Dorado (2000), The Mummy (1999), The Goonies (1985), Holes (2003), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

List of treasure hunt movies

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, amateur detective, treasure, adventurer, adventure, danger, escapades, riddles and clues, reporter, chase, dog, map ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, 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, serious, realistic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, riddles and clues, adventure, adventurer, archaeologist, journey, expedition, map, tombs and skeletons, artifact, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new jersey, washington d.c., jerusalem, pennsylvania ...
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, treasure, heroic mission, chase, adventure, good versus evil, time travel, solar eclipse, killer robot, tomb, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, siberia, cambodia
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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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, adventurer, artifact, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, treasure, map, expedition, ancient, journey ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, washington d.c. ...
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, humorous, semi serious, biblical, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventurer, artifact, holy grail, escape, courage, map, underwater, ancient, adventure, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, mine, venice, italy, usa ...
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, treasure, archaeologist, adventurer, adventure, secret, assassination, car chase, conspiracy theory, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 1860s
Place: buckingham palace, france, big ben london, virginia, south dakota ...
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Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, opposites attract, unlikely couple, danger, map, escapades, chase, treasure, romance, drug lord ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, central america
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, gold, friendship, horse, jungle, dishonesty, treasure, culture clash, fall in love, chase ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, spain, egypt
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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, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, mummy, adventurer, adventure, deadly creature, opposites attract, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, chase, ancient, tomb, sandstorm ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, cairo egypt, north africa
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The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, friendship, treasure, treasure map, adventure, water slide, pirate ship, gunfight, foreclosure, booby trap, lost treasure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, dungeon
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Style: epic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, treasure, race, desert, money, airplane, car chase, on the road, farce, adventure, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
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Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, desert, gold, martial arts, chase, adventure, adventurer, heroic mission, chases and races, wilderness, crimes, danger ...
Place: spain, europe, hong kong, egypt, tokyo ...
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Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, camp, curse, digging, baseball player, mountain climbing, destiny, adventure, misfit, family, treasure, warden ...
Time: 1900s, 1850s, 19th century, 1960s, 1890s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, cons and scams, lone wolves, good versus evil, gold, american civil war, outlaw, heroes, greed, gunfight, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, escapades, treasure, divorce, boat, gold, yacht, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, caribbean, chicago illinois, florida ...
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Relic Hunter (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth also starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the third. It was inspired by the success of the video ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, witty, intellectual ...
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, relic, adventurer, martial arts, archaeologist, treasure, heroes, woman, curses spells and rituals, museum ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
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The Rundown (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, bounty hunter, gold, adventure, treasure, archaeologist, amazon, hunter, fight, slavery, trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, mine, south america, california
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As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, supernatural, confined, ancient mystery, uncover truth, escapades, ghost, found footage, gory, death, mythology, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
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Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: desert, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, obsessive quest, car chase, civil war, beach, ship, tyrant, explorer, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, egypt
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The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, pilot, treasure, island, adventurer, buddies, adventure, escapades, partners, friends, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, europe, france, paris france, congo
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, treasure, tombs and skeletons, artifact, violence, adventurer, good versus evil, adventure, elephant, bridge, skeleton ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, mine, shanghai china, china
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Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: space travel, treasure hunt, pirate, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, steampunk, betrayal, adventurer, alien, androids and robots, treasure ...
Time: future, 18th century
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The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, university, adventurer, save the world, friendship, good versus evil, friends, chase, heroic mission, escapades ...
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The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962)
Genre: Western, Adventure
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Colonel Brinkley is a criminal who has been with the map of where the treasure is the Silver Lake. Winnetou and Old Shatterhand come again towards goodness, but along the way will encounter enemy tribes they will face.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, old west, chases and races, apache, quicksand, escapades, danger, heroes, lake, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, adventurer, courage, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, dragon, invisibility, wizards and magicians, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: stylized, dark humor, humorous, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, desert, gold, culture clash, rescue, anti war, war, torture, military, mexican standoff, negotiation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, archaeologist, adventurer, treasure hunt, treasure, chase, artifact, whip, good versus evil, russian, heroes, master villain ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, usa, nevada ...
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The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, underwater, adventure, treasure, shark, sea disaster, scuba diving, diving, ocean, chase, chases and races, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
Story: The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they "must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, gold, adventurer, small town, gold rush, wilderness, escapades, intrigue, survival, friendship, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, mine
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The Pirates of Dark Water (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Pirates of Dark Water is a fantasy animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1991.
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, prince, quest, imaginary kingdom, sword and planet, treasure hunter, mutant, ship, compass, rescue, adventure ...
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