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The Best Archaeology Movies

Updated November 11, 2020 636 votes 181 voters 31.7k 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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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    National Treasure
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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • 3
    The Mummy
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    The Mummy

    Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan

    Released1932

    Directed byKarl Freund

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  • 4
    The Mummy
    21
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    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • 5
    The Mummy Returns
    15
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    The Mummy Returns

    Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz

    Released2001

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • 6
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
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    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

    Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig

    Released2001

    Directed bySimon West

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  • 7
    The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
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    The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

    Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello

    Released2008

    Directed byRob Cohen

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  • 8
    The Mummy
    8
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    The Mummy

    Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella

    Directed byAlex Kurtzman

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  • 9
    The Mummy
    12
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    The Mummy

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1959

    Directed byTerence Fisher

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  • 10
    Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
    13
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    Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

    Released1955

    Directed byCharles Lamont

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  • 11
    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
    9
    19

    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb

    Valerie Leon, Aubrey Morris

    Released1971

    Directed byMichael Carreras, Seth Holt

    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb is a 1971 British film starring Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    The Mummy's Tomb
    6
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    The Mummy's Tomb

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1942

    Directed byHarold Young

    The Mummy's Tomb is the 1942 horror film sequel to The Mummy's Hand. Lon Chaney, Jr. disliked... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Mummy's Ghost
    6
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    The Mummy's Ghost

    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Released1944

    Directed byReginald Le Borg

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  • 14
    The Mummy's Shroud
    7
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    The Mummy's Shroud

    André Morell, Roger Delgado

    Released1967

    Directed byJohn Gilling

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  • 15
    The Mummy's Hand
    5
    16

    The Mummy's Hand

    Boris Karloff, Eduardo Ciannelli

    Released1940

    Directed byChristy Cabanne

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  • 16
    The Awakening
    2
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    The Awakening

    Charlton Heston, Ian McDiarmid

    Released1980

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 17
    Demonia
    1
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    Demonia

    Brett Halsey, Carla Cassola

    Released1990

    Directed byLucio Fulci

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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    1
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg

    Released1984

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 20
    King Solomon's Mines
    1
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    King Solomon's Mines

    Sharon Stone, Richard Chamberlain

    Released1985

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

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    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
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    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

    Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler

    Released2003

    Directed byJan de Bont

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  • 22
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets
    1
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    National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2007

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • 23
    The Body
    1
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    Antonio Banderas, Derek Jacobi

    Released2001

    Directed byJonas McCord

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    Timeline
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    Timeline

    Gerard Butler, Paul Walker

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    The Lost City of Z
    1
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    The Lost City of Z

    Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gray

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