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16 Underrated Movies About Lost Cities

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The concept of lost cities has fueled filmmakers' imaginations from the earliest days of cinema. There's something exciting about the idea of a location or civilization that resides apart from the rest of the world. Imagining what such a place might look like, how the residents might behave, and how a protagonist might find it offers the prospect for boundless creativity. Aside from that, opportunities exist for action, adventure, humor, and even romance.

The Indiana Jones movies have dealt with the idea of lost cities and civilizations, and Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God is a highly acclaimed example on the arthouse side. In early 2022, the Sandra Bullock/Channing Tatum comedy The Lost City found success at the box office. If you've seen those films but still have a hankering for a cinematic quest into a lost city, the following underrated movies will be just what you're looking for. Some are decades old, others are more recent. All of them offer a satisfying trip that you can take vicariously to a magical, forgotten place.

Vote up your favorite underrated movie about a lost city.