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 light films and TV shows about / with treasure hunt, escapades, adventure, treasure, dialogue, mentor, chase, destiny, storytelling 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: National Treasure (2004), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), The Goonies (1985), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Holes (2003), The Rundown (2003), Fool's Gold (2008), The Mummy (1999), The Road to El Dorado (2000).

List of treasure hunt movies

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, entertaining, intellectual, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, riddles and clues, adventure, adventurer, journey, archaeologist, tombs and skeletons, map, expedition, artifact, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century, 1830s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, treasure, heroic mission, fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, archaeology, archaeologist, female protagonist, solar eclipse, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, siberia, 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: treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, map, escape, artifact, adventurer, courage, underwater, journey, father son relationship, diary ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, utah, alps ...
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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, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, treasure, childhood, small town, tunnel, attic, map, corpse, search, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, dungeon
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK
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, realistic, stylized, colourful, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, amateur detective, treasure, adventurer, dog, reporter, adventure, riddles and clues, escapades, danger, map, captain ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: morocco, europe, seaport, north africa
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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, humorous, semi serious, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, ancient, adventurer, escapades, good versus evil, treasure, villain, rivalry, expedition ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, usa ...
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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, touching, feel good, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, theft, digging, camp, treasure, destiny, misfit, warden, curse, judge, family, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1960s, 1900s, 1890s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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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: humorous, captivating, feel good, road movie, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, chase, race, on the road, car chase, money, desert, adventure, group of strangers, disorder, competition ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, riddles and clues, treasure, archaeologist, ancient mystery, adventurer, secret, assassination, painting, party, drowning, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1860s, 19th century, 2000s
Place: buckingham palace, france, paris france, south dakota, virginia ...
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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, exciting, feel good, buddy comedy, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, gold, bounty hunter, adventure, amazon, slavery, trap, fight, heroes, one man army, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, mine, latin america, south america, california
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, desert, gold, martial arts, chase, adventurer, adventure, treasure, crimes, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Place: spain, europe, hong kong, egypt, tokyo ...
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, yacht, rivalry, scuba diving, treasure, obsessive quest, escapades, father daughter relationship, sunken treasure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, spain, florida, chicago illinois ...
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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: scary, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, archaeologist, archaeology, ancient, tomb, expedition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, north africa
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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: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, artifact, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, good versus evil, archaeology, adventure, danger, child driving car, violence, adventure hero ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: india, mine, shanghai china, china
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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, kids, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, adventurer, adventure, friendship, treasure, culture clash, dishonesty, horse, jungle, fall in love, good versus evil ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, spain, egypt
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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: exciting, humorous, feel good, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, unlikely couple, adventure, opposites attract, escapades, map, danger, romance, chase, gem, stranded ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, central america
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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, tense, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, gold rush, friendship, crimes, greed, gold, murder, intrigue, danger, businessman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mine, canada
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, greed, journalist, rebel, journalism, obsessive quest, fisherman, rape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, belgium, morocco ...
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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, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, danger, car chase, contamination, damsel in distress, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, egypt
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, relic, archaeologist, treasure, martial arts, adventurer, heroes, museum, woman, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
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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: tense, exciting, epic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, greed, gunfight, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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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: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, anti war, treasure, racial slur, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan
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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, psychological, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, treasure hunt, confined, uncover truth, ancient mystery, ghost, escapades, death, archaeology, survival, found footage, archaeologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
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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: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, chase, artifact, russian, whip, good versus evil, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, mexico, usa ...
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Without a Paddle (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, friendship, treasure, surfing, escapades, wilderness, hippie, disorder, partners, buddies, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, mexico, washington state, costa rica ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, adventurer, university, save the world, friendship, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, chase ...
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The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens, family outing, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, love and romance, treasure, novelist, couple relations, escapades, lifestyle, writer's life, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, archaeologist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, island, pilot, treasure, insurance, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, danger, friends, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, france, europe, congo, paris france
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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, tense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, underwater, adventure, chase, ocean or sea, danger, sea disaster, treasure, mafia, shark, morphine, vacation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Treasure Island (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is beseiged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, surprise ending, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, ship, treasure map, treasure, mutiny, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, master villain, escapades, daring rescue, family ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
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