Ancient mystery movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient mystery movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, atmospheric and captivating films and TV shows about / with ancient mystery, escapades, danger, adventure, catastrophe, monster, chase, heroes, treasure hunt and fantasy world plots mostly in Adventure, Thriller and Fantasy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient mystery: The Da Vinci Code (2006), Inferno (2016), As Above, So Below (2014), Zero Hour (2013), The Last Templar (2009), Warehouse 13 (2009), Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate Atlantis (2004), The Ruins (2008), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).

List of ancient mystery movies

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, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, treasure hunt, uncover truth, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, london, europe ...
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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, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, ancient mystery, adventure, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, religions or cults, memory loss, conspiracy theory, virus, church, museum, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, florence, turkey, venice ...
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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, scary, tense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, archaeology, ancient mystery, catacomb, survival, ghost, treasure hunt, underground, claustrophobia, confined, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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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: entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeologist, ancient mystery, adventurer, archaeology, riddles and clues, adventure, artifact, treasure hunter, white house, hidden treasure ...
Time: 21st century, year 1865, 1860s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, london, washington d.c., south dakota, paris france ...
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Zero Hour (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and cracking conspiracies. But when his beautiful wife, Laila, is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: ancient mystery, treasure, relic, conspiracy, riddles and clues, legends and myths, artifact, escapades, race against time, good versus evil, journal, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Last Templar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Raymond Khoury's novel about a New York archaeologist researching the lost secrets of the medieval Knights Templar.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: ancient mystery, archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, conspiracy, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, rescue, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages
Place: usa, new york, turkey
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Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, artifact, ancient mystery, secret place, riddles and clues, partners, top secret, legends and myths, investigation, undercover, secret agents, secret service ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, alien planet, ancient mystery, time travel, alien race, parallel universe, parallel world, save the world, military, outer space, egyptology ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, near future, 2000s, 90s ...
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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, adventurer, ancient mystery, treasure map, ancient egypt, adventure, relic, lost treasure, mythology, riddles and clues, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, france ...
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Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, fate of humanity, alien planet, save the world, ancient mystery, parallel world, evil alien, adventure, space wars, good versus evil ...
Time: 2000s, future
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The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, ruins, death, ancient mystery, friendship, vacation, self sacrifice, tourist, chase, murder, ancient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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: fairy tale, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, inter cultural ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, disney, princess, expedition, steampunk, adventurer, atlantis, fantasy world, ancient mystery, monster, submarine, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: atlantic ocean, washington d.c., iceland
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Ragnarok (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: norse mythology, ancient mystery, viking, archaeology, adventure, legends and myths, escapades, adventurer, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, mystery, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, futuristic, entertaining, tense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, archaeology, adventure, teleportation, evil alien, ancient egypt, portal, pyramid, alien planet, military, ancient mystery, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, middle east, africa
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Primeval (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scenic
Plot: dinosaur, experiment gone awry, monster, ancient mystery, dangerous animal, time travel, escapades, survival, disaster, heroes, forces of nature, team ...
Time: prehistory, future, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: SG-1 searches for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the Ori, and discover it may be in the Ori's own home galaxy. As the Ori prepare to send ships through to the Milky Way to attack Earth, SG-1 travels to the Ori galaxy aboard the ...
Style: witty, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, space travel, space opera, space wars, space and aliens, good versus evil, save the world, ancient, spacecraft, heroic mission, race against time, save the day ...
Time: future, 2000s
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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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, ancient mystery, rescue, adventure, mystery, parents and children, religions or cults, family relations, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, island, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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Dig (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When FBI Agent Peter Connelly, recently stationed in Jerusalem, begins investigating the murder of a young American, he realizes that he’s uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. Certain ...
Style: tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, archeological dig, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, murder, adventure, escapades, christianity, crimes, special agents, judaism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jerusalem, middle east, israel
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Lost City Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: global warming, sunken treasure, ancient mystery, treasure hunt, flooding, adventurer, save the world, heroic mission, chaos, escapades, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: distant future, 21st century, future
Place: vatican
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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island" the cult detective trio from Rocky Beach, California, fall into a breath-taking mixture of adventure, thriller and mystery. Only by a hairs-breadth did they escape with their ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, amateur detective, youth, adventure, investigation, treasure hunt, legend, mystery, save the day, escapades, partners, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, ghost, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, time travel, investigation, investigator, victim, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, survival, dystopic future, save the day, uncover truth, ancient mystery, puzzle, cave, utopia, underground ...
Time: future
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a young Spanish boy named Esteban who joins a voyage to the New World in search of the lost Cities of Gold and his father.
Style: captivating, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, orphan, missing person, friendship, on the road, riddles and clues, ancient, cult, gold, native, treasure ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, andes mountains
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Aztech (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fragments of a meteor crash in Mexico and United States. Thirteen stories in different spaces and times happen in places of collisions .
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, rough, anthology
Plot: ancient mystery, ancient, crash, meteorite, survival, curses spells and rituals, evidence, unfulfillment, legends and myths, mermaid, danger, female director
Place: mexico
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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Finland, Norway, France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously ...
Style: visually appealing, humorous, unusual plot structure, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christmas, holiday, ancient mystery, beast, dark humor, adventure, santa claus, young heroes, tombs and skeletons, legends and myths, hidden truth, expedition ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of ...
Style: scary, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: ancient mystery, cult, supernatural, nightmare, investigation, legends and myths, obsession, secrets, existentialism, monster, island, swamp ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: louisiana, rhode island
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The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, world war one, ancient mystery, island, adventurer, adventure, submarine, heroic mission, rescue, lost world, survival ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1940s, prehistory, year 1916
Place: antarctica
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Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, found footage, supernatural, snow, time travel, mutant, uncover truth, ancient mystery, mountain, mountain climbing, secrets, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
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Broil (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A listless grand-daughter, Chance Sinclair, is sentenced to live with her draconian grand-father, August after a violent incident at school and begins to question the source of her families immense wealth and power. When Chance's scheming Mom, ...
Style: mysterious, light, disturbing, dark, enigmatic ...
Plot: ancient mystery, cannibalism, demon, hitman, murder, out of body experience, family history, tyrant, tyranny, wealthy family, family, fantasy world ...
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Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: harsh, unusual plot structure, bad ending, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, student, uncover truth, ancient mystery, investigation, death, survival, missing person, ex military, mountain, hiking, mystery ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia, ussr
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