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, realistic, semi serious and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with treasure hunt, escapades, adventure, treasure, dialogue, danger, mentor, adventurer, gun and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as treasure hunt: National Treasure (2004), The Goonies (1985), Fool's Gold (2008), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Sahara (2005), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), The Rundown (2003), The Mummy (1999), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Three Kings (1999).

List of treasure hunt movies

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, adventurer, ancient mystery, archaeology, secret, letter, race against time, artifact, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 1860s ...
Place: paris france, london, washington d.c., virginia, buckingham palace ...
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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, serious, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, adventurer, artifact, map, journey, ancient, search, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 18th century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, philadelphia, new york ...
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 7.8
 243K
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, childhood, treasure map, cave, treasure, search, friendship, map, lost treasure, pirate, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.7
 74K
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: exciting, realistic, entertaining, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, escapades, boat, ocean or sea, yacht, rivalry, sunken treasure, beautiful scenery, cave, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, spain, chicago illinois, florida ...
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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, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, treasure, artifact, fantasy world, archaeologist, adventure, tomb, heroic mission, good versus evil, female protagonist, solar eclipse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: venice, siberia, iceland, cambodia, egypt
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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, 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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 6.0
 92K
Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France
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, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, desert, treasure, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, danger, archaeology, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, sahara desert, egypt
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK, France, Australia
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: exciting, stylized, colourful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, adventurer, riddles and clues, escapades, young heroes, amateur detective, journey, reporter, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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 6.7
 101K
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: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, adventure, gold, bounty hunter, heroes, treasure, slavery, amazon, fight, escapades, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
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 7.0
 389K
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, mummy, treasure hunt, adventurer, 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 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, heroes, sword fight, russian, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, nevada, connecticut ...
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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, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, adventurer, treasure hunt, archaeology, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, courage, good versus evil, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, nepal, himalaya, south america ...
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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, entertaining, light, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, save the world, archaeology, adventure, friendship, adventurer, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, danger, obsessive quest ...
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 7.1
 160K
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: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, arizona, kurdistan
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 210 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: road movie, humorous, captivating, feel good, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, on the road, car chase, money, desert, farce, adventure, group of strangers, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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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, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, artifact, good versus evil, adventurer, danger, child driving car, tombs and skeletons, treasure, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935
Place: india, shanghai china, china, shanghai
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Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, unlikely couple, adventure, opposites attract, map, escapades, gem, danger, stranded, romance, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, central america, new york
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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, semi serious, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, desert, treasure, gold, martial arts, chase, adventurer, heroes, adventure, rivalry, master criminal, kung fu ...
Place: spain, europe, hong kong, egypt, tokyo ...
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 7.4
 6K
Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
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, realistic, tense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, adventure, adventurer, crimes, friendship, greed, gold, murder, wilderness, danger, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, yukon
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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: suspenseful, dark, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, archaeology, supernatural, treasure hunt, confined, survival, ghost, death, escapades, uncover truth, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit is a 2008 American miniseries. It consists of three parts: Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit, Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb and Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, treasure map, ancient mystery, ancient egypt, adventure, adventurer, danger, relic, lost treasure, riddles and clues, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, russia ...
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Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: realistic, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, diamonds, adventurer, amazon, danger, deadly, dangerous animal, bounty hunter, gold, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
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 5.9
 73K
Into the Blue (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, island, ocean or sea, diving, treasure, gold, danger, ocean, shark, profanity, shipwreck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: bahamas
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, fantasy world, archaeology, sexy woman, treasure map, heroic mission, adventurer, good versus evil, danger, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, europe ...
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King Solomon's Mines (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: An adventurous quest for a treasure hidden in King Solomon's mines, based on H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, heroes, archaeologist, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, male female relationship, damsel in distress, leader, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: cape town south africa, africa
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, 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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cowboy, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, santa fe new mexico ...
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 7.6
 18K
Outer Banks (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
Style: exciting, entertaining
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, teenager, treasure map, adventure, group of friends, treasure hunter, obstacle, rivals, search, peril ...
Place: north carolina
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 7.0
 77K
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, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, theft, digging, destiny, warden, misfit, excavation, curse, judge, family, camp ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Finds Indy vagabonding around the South Pacific on a treasure hunt for a fabled lost diamond. The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, pirate, heroes, danger, escapades, adventure, world spanning, deathtrap, disorder, secret place, boat chase ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1918, 1900s
Place: egypt
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The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danish brilliant pre-teen student Nis uses his summer holiday to learn Latin so he can properly study the Knights Templar inheritance on Bjornholm island from sources. His friends Mathias, a dumb jock, and Kathrine, who only comes to spend time wear ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, treasure hunt, rescue, parents and children, adventure, danger, mystery, family relations, religions or cults, island, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages, 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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