Excavation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant excavation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense and humorous films and TV shows about / with excavation, murder, death, blood, chase, danger, gun, treasure hunt, fight and kiss plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
excavation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as excavation: Mercury Plains (2016), Holes (2003), The Gathering (2002), The Dig (2021), Oxygen (1999), Dead Sea (2014), The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002), Basilisk: The Serpent King (2006), Jasper Jones (2017), Come and Find Me (2016).

List of excavation movies

Mercury Plains (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled man runs away to Mexico and is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. He proves himself to the group, but questions their motive.
Style: suspense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: excavation, fbi, illegal drugs, criminal, wound, male objectification, drugs, greed, murder, money, stolen money, fight ...
Place: mexico
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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, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, misfit, camp, treasure, curse, theft, destiny, false accusation, warden, excavation, judge ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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The Gathering (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: archaeologist, excavation, amnesia, church, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, clergy, strong female character, crimes, memory loss, a vision ...
Time: contemporary, 1st century
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The Dig (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
Plot: archaeologist, archeological dig, archaeology, excavation, world war two, plane crash, uncover truth, mystery, family, family secret, war, boy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
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Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: masochist, kidnapping, chase, ransom, psychopath, police investigation, death sentence, police station, buried alive, excavation, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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Dead Sea (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Biologist is assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of marine life in an inland salt water lake that have been attributed to a creature thought to have been the stuff of legend.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: legend, excavation, sea monster, artifact, murder, fear, investigation, survival, predator, diver, eaten alive, biologist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 182 min.
Story: STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: archaeologist, time travel, tomb, chase, supernatural, adventure, excavation, nobody believes, investigation, secret society, secret organization, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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Basilisk: The Serpent King (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two millennia ago, a Lybian king has a basilisk (snake-shaped dragon), which petrifies people, subjected to the same fate with a golden scepter during a solar eclipse. Both these and several victims are dug up by modern archaeologist Harrison ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, splatter ...
Plot: dangerous animal, supernatural, escapades, curses spells and rituals, college, ancient mystery, monster, university, excavation, myth, heroes, soldier ...
Place: colorado
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Jasper Jones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous ...
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: boy, secret, racism, small town, coming of age, love, friendship, suspicion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, australian, teen suicide, cricket the game ...
Time: 60s, year 1969
Place: adelaide south australia, australia
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Come and Find Me (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When his girlfriend goes missing, David must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she's not who she was pretending to be.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, girlfriend, double life, chase, government agent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, neighbor, excavation, crimes, police station, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vancouver, los angeles
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The Mole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pawel, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father Zygmunt importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Pawel is shocked to discover his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mole, court, uncover truth, haunted by the past, working class, solidarity, labor union, family relations, society, life is a bitch, father son relationship, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, poland, europe
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Lost in Love (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A modern day treasure hunt for a mystical relic that turns into a love story for all time.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, treasure hunt, romance, fall in love, escapades, island, disorder, couples, diving, spirituality, archaeology, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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Mojin: The Lost Legend (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: tomb, chinese emperor, treasure hunter, grave robbing, love triangle, grave robber, zombie, adventure, investigation, escapades, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century
Place: china
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Timeline (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, knight, archaeology, time machine, changing the past or future, medieval, fish out of water, adventure, teleportation, father son relationship, political unrest, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages, 21st century, 14th century, 20th century ...
Place: france, europe
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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, breathtaking, semi serious, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: archaeologist, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, artifact, escapades, journey, ancient, archaeology, treasure, courage, secret place ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: egypt, nepal, cairo egypt, himalaya, washington d.c. ...
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, Germany, China, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: mummy, adventure, tombs and skeletons, archaeologist, tomb, pyramid, archaeology, sword, emperor, adventurer, supernatural ability, immortality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: china, asia, himalaya, peru, shanghai ...
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Detectorists (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, buddies, escapades, partners, odd couple, weirdo, english countryside, fortune, friendship, archaeologist, hidden treasure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Dinossaurs & Robots (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: An innovative telenovela set against the backdrop of the discovery of ancient fossils by a top paleontologist and the invention of futuristic robots by a brilliant scientist.
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, futuristic
Plot: paleontologist, paleontology, excavation, workplace situations, advanced technology, relationships, technology, hi-tech, couple relations, robot, workplace, robotics ...
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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, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, female protagonist, archaeologist, artifact, treasure, tomb, fantasy world, adventure, heroic mission, solar eclipse, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, cambodia, venice, siberia, egypt
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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, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: archaeologist, archaeology, treasure hunt, fantasy world, adventure, female protagonist, kick-butt women, tombs and skeletons, adventurer, treasure map, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: hong kong, greece, africa, kenya, asia ...
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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, mummy, explorer, dog, adventure, friendship, relic, excavation, parrot, babe scientist, first kiss, elvis impersonator ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, chicago illinois, las vegas
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Vivarium (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman and her fiancé are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an ...
Style: suspense, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, psychological torture, paradox, evil wins, real estate agent, suburbs, evil child, human experiment, existentialism, maze, unhappy ending, mysterious man ...
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Ammonite (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Style: disturbing, realistic, intellectual, psychological, contemplative
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lesbianism, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian, science, fossil, paleontologist, scientist, female scientist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: london
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Numb (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife, Will and Dawn, are in financial crisis after learning the job Will was counting on to salvage their financial future has disappeared in the midst of a market collapse. They set out to drive home on the winter highway back to their ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: wilderness, stolen gold, survival, winter, treasure, treasure hunt, ex convict, hitchhiking, husband wife relationship, motel, corrupt cop, buried treasure ...
Place: canada
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Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: Three part miniseries about Gerald Middleton, an aging historian, who reflects on his youth, relationships (especially the one with his best friend's girl), career (shadowed by a scandal), and current issues, like his marriage and kids.
Plot: infidelity, excavation, introspection, female nudity, husband wife relationship, scandal, historian, professor, topless
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Deadtime Stories (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.
Style: scary, suspenseful, fairy tale, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: witch, werewolf, supernatural, transformation, serial killer, monster, resurrection, cult, magic, loss of virginity, cemetery, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. The friends have less than an hour to solve the puzzles needed to escape the room alive.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: escape, game of death, demonic possession, curse, clue, death, race against time, hysteria, locked in a room, demon, murder, possession ...
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Black Snow (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Accused of killing his brother during adolescence, Salvador lives alone in the middle of Patagonia. Several decades later, his brother Marcos and his sister-in-law Laura, come to convince him to sell the lands they share by inheritance.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: hunting, isolation, dark past, brother brother relationship, mental illness, nightmare, anger, snow, excavation, murder, burial, warehouse ...
Place: patagonia, argentina
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Mohawk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Romance, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, captivating
Plot: native american, racism, murder, forest, revenge, love triangle, chase, friendship, manhunt, torture, decapitation, extreme violence ...
Time: 1810s, future, 19th century, georgian era
Place: new york, usa
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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, supernatural, investigation, insanity, mental illness, found footage, kidnapping, hospital, memory loss, demon, surveillance, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
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