Museum movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant museum movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, clever, suspense, humorous, serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with museum, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, destiny, crimes, chase and danger plots mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as museum: Night at the Museum (2006), How to Steal a Million (1966), Stealing Rembrandt (2003), The Goldfinch (2019), The Unseen (1980), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Russian Ark (2002), House of Wax (2005), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999).

List of museum movies

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: not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: security guard, magical, museum, objects come to life, new job, adventure, dinosaur, ancient, curses spells and rituals, disorder, chaos, ex spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, rome italy ...
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, objects come to life, museum, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary, goofy hero, artifact, chase, dinosaur, disorder, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york, egypt
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How to Steal a Million (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Style: feel good, witty, clever, stylized, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: heist, forgery, museum, insurance, fall in love, couple relations, art collector, love and romance, couples, perfect crime, romance, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two bumbling scrap metal thieves - father and son - steal the wrong painting during a museum heist. The painting turns out to be the only original Rembrandt painting in Denmark, and all hell breaks loose. What do you do when you've got ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: museum, criminal heroes, painting, nothing goes right, on the run, crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, disorder, collector, unlikely criminals, small time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, denmark
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The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, museum, art, friendship, painting, drugs, parent child relationship, teenage boy, foster home, bombing, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, amsterdam
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The Unseen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: museum, psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, murder, woman in danger, captivity, isolation, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, expedition, underwater, disney, adventurer, scientist, fantasy world, ancient mystery, princess, family, beast ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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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, clever, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, riddles and clues, holy grail, conspiracy, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, christianity, religions or cults, secret society, secrets, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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Russian Ark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery
Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A French marquis wanders through a vast labyrinth of corridors, theaters and ballrooms at a reception for a Persian ambassador.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, experimental, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, museum, empress, russian history, revolution, lifestyle, culture clash, haunted by the past, painting, surveillance, czar, monarchy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1900s, 1700s ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, ussr, europe, tokyo
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House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, slasher, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, ghost town, small town, wax museum, violence, group of friends, traffic jam, arson, museum ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
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Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a sarcophagus, a ghostly spirit escapes and makes its way into ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: mummy, museum, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, riddles and clues, curse, afterlife, deadly, mystery, danger, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history
Place: egypt, paris france, middle east, europe, france ...
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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Style: witty, sexy, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, cons and scams, perfect crime, businessman, cat and mouse, strong female lead, billionaire, stolen painting, museum, famous painting, mind game, art collector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
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The Relic (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
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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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Style: light, humorous, not serious, clever, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, museum, adventure, night watchman, save the day, escapades, imaginary, disorder, family, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1938
Place: london, england, usa, egypt, pompeii ...
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Curious George (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany, Taiwan, France, Canada, South Korea, UK, Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When The Man in the Yellow Hat befriends Curious George in the jungle, they set off on a non-stop, fun-filled journey through the wonders of the big city toward the warmth of true friendship.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sweet, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: monkey, family, museum, curiosity, expedition, race against time, adventure, human animal relationship, jungle, mischievous children, nothing goes right, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa, new york
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Museum Hours (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: museum, friendship, tour guide, postmodernism, city life, art, security guard, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, friends, cause and meaning, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
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The Maiden Heist (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, light ...
Plot: heist, museum, forgery, security guard, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, buddies, art theft, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, denmark, miami, boston, new jersey
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Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: museum, music, follow your dream, loss of daughter, folk, latin, musical tour, hopes, lifestyle, performer's life, rising to stardom, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: chile, latin america, geneva switzerland, santiago chile, santiago de chile ...
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Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, conspiracy, adventure, religions or cults, danger, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, memory loss, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, istanbul turkey ...
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, museum, art, painting, art museum, louvre, painter, world war two, architecture, evacuation, fear ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1918, year 1944, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, russia, vichy ...
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The Curse of Robert the Doll (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A student who starts working the night shift at a Museum suspects that one of the exhibits, a creepy vintage doll named Robert, is alive .......
Style: suspense, scary, macabre, suspenseful, bloody
Plot: police, museum, killer doll, security guard, doll, evil doll, nightshift, toy comes to life, deadly, objects come to life, serial killer, curses spells and rituals ...
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Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (2004)
Genre: Documentary, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real" is a nature mockumentary about a British scientific team that attempts to understand the unique the incredible beasts that have fascinated people for ages. CGI is used to create the dragons.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: cave, future dystopia, dragon, mythology, scientist, museum, skeleton, scientific experiment, good versus evil, rivalry, rescue, danger ...
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Blood Relic (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, slasher, enigmatic ...
Plot: ghost, museum, supernatural, obsession, idealism, deadly, curses spells and rituals, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Ghostbusters II (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.
Style: humorous, not serious, psychotronic, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, slime, ghost hunter, rescue, heroes, psychic, museum, danger, painting, urban setting, old love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Waxwork (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy slacker college student Mark, his new girlfriend Sarah, and their friends are invited to a special showing at a mysterious wax museum which displays 18 of the most evil men of all time. After his ex-girlfriend and another friend disappear, ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, occult, wax museum, transformation, vampire, haunted house, museum, supernatural, mythical creature, deadly creature, youth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, uncover truth, mystery, mind game, investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, police detective, who done it, murder, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, contemplative, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawsuit, politics, jury, courtroom, museum, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, society, rebellion, perversion, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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Museo (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mexico, 1985. Juan and Wilson, two perennial Veterinary students, perpetrate an audacious heist in the National Museum of Anthropology, running away with a loot of more than hundred invaluable pieces of Mayan art, unaware of the consequences of ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: heist, museum, anthropology, art dealer, actor, crimes, father son relationship, danger, best friend, christmas eve, friendship, gold ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city, acapulco mexico
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Mammoth (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater Louisiana, a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof of the local Natural History Museum. The meteor is actually a spaceship containing an alien life form which animates ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: museum, alien encounter, save the world, adventure, supernatural, deadly, race against time, heroic mission, survival, dangerous animal, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, prehistory, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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Topkapi (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Arthur Simon Simpson is a small-time crook biding his time in Greece. One of his potential victims turns out to be a gentleman thief planning to steal the emerald-encrusted dagger of the Mehmed II from Istanbul's Topkapi Museum.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: museum, heist, caper, femme fatale, dagger, theft, crime, crimes, cat burglar, greek, gain trust, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 50s, 1950s
Place: greece, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey
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