Movies about prehistoric times

Movies about prehistoric times
List of the best movies about prehistoric times, selected by visitors to our site: Alpha, Iceman, RRRrrrr!!!, Ao: The Last Hunter, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 10,000 BC, Becoming Mayan: Creating Apocalypto, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Troy, The 13th Warrior.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Hunters, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Volcanoes
TimePrehistoric times
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

In the prehistoric past, Keda, a young and inexperienced hunter, struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe when bison hunting goes awry. On his way back he will find an unexpected ally.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryGermany, Italy, Austria
Duration01:56
CharactersBabies
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Death
PlaceMountains
TimePrehistoric times

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan leader must avenge the massacre of his people and theft of his holy shrine.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
PlotLove, Volleyball, Investigation, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceCaves
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFascinating, Fancy

37 000 years ago, two neighboring tribes lived in peace ... not fully in peace. While the tribe clean hair flowed peaceful days by keeping to herself the secret formula shampoo, Tribe Hair Sales lamented. Its leader decided to send a spy to steal the recipe ...

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreadventure, history
CountryFrance
Duration01:24
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceSiberia
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neandertal man, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was born. His aim is to join his twin brother, from whom he was separated when he was nine. On his long and adventurous way home, he meets Aki, a Homo Sapiens woman...

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: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA, South Africa
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Jungle, Caves, Pyramid
TimePrehistoric times
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
Duration02:19
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Slavery
PlaceJungle, Pyramid, Mexico
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Heavy

An overview of the making of Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto'.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersKings, Elves, Orcs, Troll, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting, Vivid, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom
Duration02:43
CharactersKings, Heroes, Warriors
PlotWar, Jealousy, Mythology, Sword Battles
PlaceGreece, Sparta
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersKnights, Vikings, Demons, Cannibals, Heroes
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Cheating, Sword Battles
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Disturbing

In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceEgypt, Greece
StyleTense, Epic, Serious

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, Passion
TimePrehistoric times

On a class excursion to a cave with stone age paintings the clumsy Rex gets lost. A mysterious crystal opens a gateway in time and sets him back to the stone ages, where he meets a group of prehistoric fellows and the gorgeous Eba. While teaching her English and doing some pseudo-research on her fellows, his main goal is to get her sleeping with him. However the curiosity of the clan chief disturbs his attempts.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:20

The czar of Russia has died and a power vacuum has developed. This period in the late 16th and early 17th century has been called "The Time of Troubles." There are many impostors who claim to the right to rule, but there's only one heir, the Czarina Kseniya Godunova. She has married a Polish military leader who wants to claim the Russian throne in her name so he can rule all of Russia. As the Poles move in on Moscow in an attempt to install the czarina on the throne, Andrei, a serf with a life-long infatuation of the czarina attempts to save her from her brutal Polish husband.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
CharactersWarriors, Shamans
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Volcanoes, Death
PlaceVillage, Islands, Caves, Forest, Beach
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating

In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, refusing her arranged fate. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersGods, Angels, Giants
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceJungle, Nature, Forest, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:54
CharactersEmperors
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Passion, Obsession, Power
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleRomantic, Fascinating, Serious

During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction
CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersCannibals, Heroes, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Chase
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by Wirepa, Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden “Dead Lands” and forge an uneasy alliance with a mysterious warrior, a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersWitch, Heroes, Warriors, Barbarians
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Slavery, Feats, Rivalry
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, adventure
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration01:38
CharactersGods, Heroes, Amazons, Archers, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Fate, Cheating, Feats
PlaceCollege, Greece, Sparta
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGods, Jews, Slaves, Prophets, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Slavery, Religious, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Deserts
StyleEpic

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Slavery
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFancy, Epic

When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountrySpain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration02:06
PlotOn real events, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Roman Empire
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Epic, Touching

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

Markimdb: 6
Genreadventure, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersInvestigators

Detective story set up in the time and place of young Pushkin, at Tsarskosel'sky Liceum.

Duration02:35
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceSparta, Spain, Mansions, Roman Empire
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Oscars, Fascinating

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersAmazons, Losers, Brothers, Fish
PlotRivalry
PlaceDeserts
TimePrehistoric times
StyleTo cry

Ishbo is a caveman living in the prehistoric age who thinks there's more to life than hunting and gathering. He tries to better the lives of those in his tribe by inventing things like spoons and the toothbrush, which leave everyone, including his parents, unimpressed. He also has a thing for cavewoman Fardart, but she only has eyes for his brother Thudnik. Can Ishbo prove his worth when a rival clan attacks?

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa, Germany, Belgium
Duration01:32
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Superpowers, Chase, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action

In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to his complicated world.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountrySpain, Italy, USA
Duration01:56

Don Quijote de Orson Welles is a 1992 cut of Orson Welles's unfinished Don Quixote, edited by director Jesús Franco. Franco had collaborated previously with Welles and was asked to create a finished version of Welles's Quixote footage.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersHeroes
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts the evil prime minister's plan to annihilate all Jews in the Persian Empire. The annual festival of Purim is inspired by her heroism.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryChina, Japan, France
Duration02:43
CharactersGangsters, Lovers, Emperors
PlotRobbery
PlaceChina
StyleUnexpected ending, Serious

In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.





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