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 serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, entertaining and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with ancient mystery, escapades, danger, adventure, heroes, catastrophe, chase, imaginary, treasure hunt and dialogue plots mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action 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), As Above, So Below (2014), Inferno (2016), Zero Hour (2013), Stargate SG-1 (1997), Warehouse 13 (2009), Stargate Atlantis (2004), The Ruins (2008), Ragnarok (2013), The Last Templar (2009).

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, clever, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: riddles and clues, ancient mystery, conspiracy, holy grail, adventure, christianity, uncover truth, investigation, religions or cults, secret society, secrets, symbolism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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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: dark, suspenseful, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, archaeology, supernatural, treasure hunt, confined, ghost, survival, death, escapades, uncover truth, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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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: conspiracy, ancient mystery, 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, turkey ...
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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, riddles and clues, treasure, conspiracy, danger, legends and myths, good versus evil, escapades, race against time, missing person, map, relic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, space travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, wormhole, time travel, alien race, parallel world, save the world, escapades, cult, parallel universe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
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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: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret service, secret agents, secret place, partners, top secret, ancient mystery, undercover, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventurer, treasure, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, archaeology, artifact, secret, letter, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1865, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: paris france, london, washington d.c., france, virginia ...
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, fate of humanity, space wars, save the world, alien planet, ancient mystery, benign alien, evil alien, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, future
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The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, ruins, gory, ancient mystery, tourist, self sacrifice, friendship, death, survival, danger, mercy killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, vikings, adventure, viking, legends and myths, danger, escapades, adventurer, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, ancient history
Place: norway
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The Last Templar (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 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: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: ancient mystery, archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, adventurer, danger, heroes, rescue, special agents, escapades, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages
Place: usa, new york, turkey
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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, adventurer, adventure, expedition, disney, underwater, scientist, ancient mystery, princess, family, steampunk, beast ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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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: legends and myths, good versus evil, ghost, adventure, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, investigation, ancient mystery, victim, investigator, escapades, determination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: dinosaur, experiment gone awry, ancient mystery, monster, dangerous animal, survival, danger, escapades, time travel, imaginary, chases and races, team ...
Time: 2010s, prehistory, future, 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wormhole, space wars, ancient mystery, space travel, space opera, ancient, space and aliens, good versus evil, save the world, imaginary, save the day, race against time ...
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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, ancient mystery, rescue, parents and children, danger, mystery, adventure, 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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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, serious, suspense, stylized, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, puzzle, survival, danger, uncover truth, save the day, ancient mystery, cave, underground, mayor ...
Time: future
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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: captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, archeological dig, investigation, conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, danger, escapades, adventure, special agents, christianity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, treasure map, adventurer, ancient mystery, ancient egypt, adventure, danger, relic, lost treasure, riddles and clues, mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, syria, turkey, france ...
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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, suspenseful, silent film, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, secrets, existentialism, obsession, escapades, deadly, ocean ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 20 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: suspenseful, serious, semi serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ancient mystery, orphan, legends and myths, friendship, native americans, evil empire, gold, captain, treasure, ancient, native, storm ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, andes mountains
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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: feel good, semi serious, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: amateur detective, ancient mystery, investigation, adventure, treasure hunt, mystery, save the day, partners, youth, escapades, legend, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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Wonder Woman (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength: Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, comic, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: female warrior, superhero, adventure, ancient mystery, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, vengeance, super strength, pilot, princess, heroes ...
Place: washington d.c., new york, san francisco
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Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
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, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, snow, ancient mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, legends and myths, deadly, found footage, mutant, time travel, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
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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: humorous, captivating, christmas horror, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: ancient mystery, christmas, holiday, beast, dark humor, young heroes, legends and myths, hidden truth, tombs and skeletons, buried truth, santa claus, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: global warming, treasure hunt, ancient mystery, flooding, sunken treasure, save the world, adventurer, heroic mission, danger, society, life is a bitch, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, distant future, future
Place: vatican
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Scream of the Banshee (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: ancient mystery, imaginary, deadly creature, danger, youth, deadly, sex scene, gory, race against time, curses spells and rituals, mother daughter relationship, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 12th century
Place: usa, louisiana
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, ancient mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, duel, escapades, riddles and clues, danger, rivalry, imaginary, mind control ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, adventurer, mythical creature, battle, swashbuckler, captain, adventure, immortality, escape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: spain, england, caribbean, london
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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, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, archaeology, alien planet, adventure, time travel, evil alien, outer space, space and aliens, ancient mystery, nuclear, portal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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