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The Best Archaeology Movies

Updated December 22, 2020 682 votes 198 voters 33.3k views32 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Archaeology films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best archaeology movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This archaeology movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of archaeology films also contains archaeology movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This archaeology films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best archaeology movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This archaeology movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Upvote your favorite movies on the list to see them rank higher.

List of archaeology films includes archaeology movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this page as your own by deleting movies you don't think belong, then put your personalized list up for a vote on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.

These are the top films in the archaeology genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the archaeology genre in it. Be it the motifs of the archaeology genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

The best movies on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show things like The Mummy's Shroud and The Mummy's Tomb some love. If we missed any archaeology movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous archaeology movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about archaeology movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the archaeology movies. List includes photos and archaeology movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List is made up of movies like The Mummy's Hand and The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these archaeology movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good archaeology movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest archaeology movies, here is the full archaeology movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    National Treasure

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    The Mummy

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    The Mummy

    Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan
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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg
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    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

    Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery
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    The Mummy's Hand

    Boris Karloff, Eduardo Ciannelli
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    The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

    Fred Clark, Ronald Howard
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    The Mummy

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
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    The Mummy

    Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella
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    Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott
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    King Solomon's Mines

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    National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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    The Awakening

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    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

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    Timeline

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    The Mummy's Tomb

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    Demonia

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