Films about excavations

Films about excavations
List of the best films about excavations according to visitors: Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb, The Dig, 7 Guardians of the Tomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Prometheus, Time Raiders, National Treasure, Don Verdean, The Pyramid, The Mummy.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary, history
CountryUSA, Egypt
CharactersArchaeologists
PlotExcavations
PlaceEgypt, Tomb

This documentary follows a team of local archaeologists excavating never before explored passageways, shafts, and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years in Saqqara.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersArchaeologists, Soldier, Nurses
PlotWar, On real events, Relationship, Excavations, Life
PlaceAircraft, England
TimeWorld War II
StyleWomens in main roles

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryChina, Australia, Russia, Thailand
Duration02:13
CharactersMonsters, Spiders, Insects, Archaeologists, Diggers
PlotAdventure, Mummies, Supernatural, Mythology
PlaceCaves, China, Tomb
StyleExciting, Tense

An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare - a secret that should have remained buried.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersScientists, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Artificial Intelligence, Technology
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Psychedelic, Epic

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Androids, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Travel, UFO, Supernatural, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryChina
Duration01:45
CharactersImmortals, Lions, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceChina, Tomb
StyleAction

Time Raiders is based on the online novel series Daomu Biji written by Xu Lei. It tells the story of explorers searching for the secrets of immortality in ancient tombs

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersArchaeologists
PlotAdventure, Travel, Expeditions, Treasures, Rivalry
PlaceCaves, Tomb
StyleExciting

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersArchaeologists
PlotFriendship, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense

Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean is hired by a local church pastor to find faith-promoting relics in the Holy Land. But after a fruitless expedition he is forced to get creative in this comedy of faith and fraud.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration01:29
CharactersGods, Monsters, Archaeologists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Mythology, Excavations
PlaceEgypt, Deserts, Pyramid, Tomb
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Morocco
Duration02:04
CharactersLovers, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Mummies, Supernatural, Chase, Expeditions
PlaceEgypt, Deserts, Pyramid, Tomb
StyleExciting, For men

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for all eternity as a punishment for a forbidden love.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Immortals, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Sea battles, Mystery
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Good music

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
PlotAdventure
StyleLight, Fascinating

A group of young treasure hunters are trying to find a powerful artefact buried by Nazis during WWII.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryChina
Duration03:01
CharactersSoldier, Investigators
PlotAdventure, Expeditions, Excavations, Self-sacrifice
PlaceCaves, Mountains, Deserts, Tomb

In 1979, a young soldier is working in China's snowcapped mountains when an explosion reveals bizarre fossils hidden deep in the mountain caverns. What they discover next will change his life and human history forever.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, action, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:25
CharactersVampire, Heroes, The Pharaohs
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Mummies, Alien invasion, Supernatural
PlacePrison, Egypt, Deserts, Pyramid, Tomb
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, where they must stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the apocalypse

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryNorway
Duration01:41
CharactersVikings, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Mystery
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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 Russia where no man traveling in modern times. Old runes take on new meaning when the secret they uncover is more frightening than anyone could have imagined.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryCanada
CharactersCats
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Poker, Viruses, Expeditions
PlaceHelicopters, Canada
TimeWinter, Night
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive

A group of archaeologists uncover a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it's not long before they begin to feel the effects of the solitude.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Kings, Horses, Gods
PlotDisasters, Adventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Mummies
PlaceAircraft, Egypt, Pyramid, London, Tomb
StyleUnexpected ending

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersHeroes, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Travel, Multi-part, Expeditions, Treasures
PlaceEgypt, Tomb
StyleExciting

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryHong Kong, Yugoslavia
Duration01:28
PlotTreasures

Jackie Chan stars as Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune in exotic antiquities. After Hawk discovers a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap his ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding the sword as ransom as well as other pieces of the legendary Armour of God - a magical outfit dating back to the Crusades.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersTerrorists, Family, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Pursuit
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense

Imagine if all mythical artifacts, from Jason's Golden Fleece to Cinderella's glass slippers, were real. Well, they are -- and for centuries, a secret society called the Hunters has been sworn to protect them from an evil force called the Krugen.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary
CountryLuxembourg, China, Russia, South Korea, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersScientists, Archaeologists

A well-preserved mammoth carcass is found in the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, opening up the possibility of a world-changing “Jurassic Park” moment in genetics.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryGermany
Duration03:02
CharactersArchaeologists
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceTomb
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. His theory of a time-traveler who made a video of Jesus is laughed at by everyone, however, including SHARON, an attractive Israeli woman he adores. Although no one appears to believe him, his find certainly seems to have generated interest: Steffen is attacked shortly afterwards in his hotel room by strange men; then he discovers that the German embassy and the secret service are after him; and when his friend DAN is murdered, he goes into hiding.

Duration02:02
CharactersDemons, Priests, Psychiatrists
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Religious
TimeHalloween
StyleTense, Disturbing

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersHeroes, Amazons, Tough guys, Hunters, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Slavery, Treasures
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Beautiful landscapes

When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely disposition, Beck is a man of few words -- but it takes him all the discipline he can muster to work with Travis to nab a tyrant who's after the same treasure.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreadventure
CountryGermany
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Excavations, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts
StyleExciting

On a dig in the remote Jordanian desert, maverick archaeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) discovers an ancient scroll buried in the ruins of an old temple. It is encrypted with the location of the long lost Seal of Solomon, which, according to legend, was given to King Solomon by God himself. But this mighty treasure is also being sought by, amongst others, Victoria’s estranged father, renowned archaeologist Teddy Carter, who’s soon hot on its trail.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, short
CountryFinland, Norway, France, Sweden
Duration01:19
CharactersHeroes, Elves, Santa Claus, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Expeditions, Excavations, Holidays
PlaceTomb, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Fancy, Black humor

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 disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Losers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Time machine, Teleportation
PlaceFrance
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:51
CharactersChildrens, Photographers, Archaeologists
PlotApocalypse, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Funeral
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive, Disturbing

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from 1976.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryMexico, USA
Duration01:46
CharactersWriters, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Treasures
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
StyleExciting, Light, For men

Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
PlotAdventure, Relationship, Treasures, Divorce, Rivalry
PlaceOcean, Cemetery, Yachts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Light, Beautiful landscapes

Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he drags Tess and her boss, billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, along on the hunt. But Finn is not the only one interested in the gold; his former mentor-turned-enemy Moe Fitch will stop at nothing to beat him to it.





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