Most Popular "Ancient Civilization" Titles
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1. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Adventure
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 382,716 | Gross: $133.23M
2. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.
Votes: 236,423 | Gross: $50.86M
3. The Mummy (1999)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy.
Votes: 318,196 | Gross: $155.25M
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Votes: 662,804 | Gross: $242.37M
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.
Votes: 516,847 | Gross: $197.17M
6. The Mummy Returns (2001)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.
Votes: 248,479 | Gross: $202.01M
7. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
Votes: 72,831 | Gross: $84.04M
8. Castle in the Sky (1986)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
9. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Votes: 34,422 | Gross: $1.51M
10. Forbidden Planet (1956)
Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Votes: 34,124 | Gross: $3.00M
12. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.
13. Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »
14. The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000)
Unrated | 67 min | Drama
Although in America, Helam witnesses the star heralding the birth of Christ, and 33 years later he faithfully awaits the promised coming of The Messiah despite persecution for this belief. ... See full summary »
16. Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)
115 min | Biography, Drama, History
This is an extraordinary tale from over 2600 years ago, of a Prince who is endowed with everything he needs and more. Luxury, palaces and all hearts desires, are provided to him by his ... See full summary »
18. A Talking Picture (2003)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.
Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Upon becoming the new ruler of the Space Pirates, Dark Samus launches meteoric Phazon Seeds at three planets crucial to the Galactic Federation. After being infected by phazon, Samus and ... See full summary »
21. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Horror
Sent to assist a Galactic Federation squadron stranded on the planet Aether, Samus Aran is thrust into an all-but-lost war between the dying Luminoth race and the umbral demons known as the Ing, on a world torn between light and darkness.
Star: Audrey Peterson
22. Burebista (1980)
142 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast.
23. Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974– )
30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Short-lived Saturday morning live-action series about the daily struggles of an extended family of Neanderthals in prehistoric Europe. Crisp narration by veteran actor Burgess Meredith lent... See full summary »
24. Columna (1968)
133 min | Drama, History
The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania... See full synopsis »
26. Metroid (1986 Video Game)
E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Metroid is an action-adventure game in which the player controls Samus Aran in sprite-rendered two-dimensional landscapes. The game takes place on the planet Zebes, a large, open-ended ... See full summary »
27. KonTiki Project (2018)
Documentary, Mystery | Filming
In Pisa, Italy, in the depths of its ancient university, lies an unexpected treasure: the Museum of Human Anatomy, with its incredible mummies, funerary items from pre-Columbian Peru, ... See full summary »
28. Gilgamesh: Man's First Epic (2017)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced
In man's first epic poem etched 5000 years ago, haunted by the gods and tormented by the femme fatale goddess Estera, young King Gilgamesh adopts a wild man as his best friend, infuriating Estera, who falls violently in love.
29. Jungle Moon Men (1955)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Priestess Oma is forever young in this Jungle Jim knockoff of "She" or the La of Opar stories from "Tarzan". The Jungle Jim type is played by Weissmuller using his own name.
31. In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973 TV Movie)
An edited version of the 1970 German documentary "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft" (Chariots of the Gods), this examines the theory that aliens have landed on Earth in ancient times and were ... See full summary »
33. Asian Treasures (2007– )
Action, Adventure, History
Asian Treasures is an engaging story involving the quest for hidden treasures that date back from the start of Philippine civilization. It is said that these treasures were gathered from ... See full summary »
34. Gilgamesh: In Search of Immortality (2019)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced
Heart-broken at the death of his wild friend Enkidu, King Gilgamesh abandons his kingdom to search for Immortality, embarking on Man's oldest odyssey, shadowed by the dangerous Goddess Estera, who falls madly in love.
Director: J.J. Alani
35. Bible Battles (2005 TV Special)
Documentary, History, War
In one of the most hostile lands on the planet, an ancient people called the Israelites forged an army and carved out an empire. Their ancient military exploits are described in one of ... See full summary »
38. Quest for the Lost City (1954)
64 min | Documentary, Adventure
A documentary account of the hardships and adventures encountered by an American couple seeking the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the jungles north of the Guatemala-Mexico border.
41. Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand (2002 Video Game)
E | Adventure, Mystery
Teen detective Nancy Drew interns at a museum featuring an exhibit on ancient Mayan culture while investigating the theft of a priceless artifact.
42. Secrets of the Luxor (1996 Video Game)
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Myst clone set in a newly discovered pyramid in Luxor, Egypt where a stargate has been found. The player is an archaeologist sent through to discover the secrets of a highly advanced lost civilization that built the pyramid.
43. Paradjanov: The Color of Armenian Land (1969)
16 min | Short, Documentary
45. Expeditions: Conquistador (2013 Video Game)
Adventure, History, War
Conquer the New world: In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers and soldiers reached the shores of America. The search for gold, fame, and adventure drove these travelers into a treacherous ... See full summary »
Star: Oriol Rafel
48. El Pilar: Preserving the Maya Legacy (2016)
21 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
Archaeologist Anabel Ford discovered the ancient Maya city of El Pilar 30 years ago. She has spent the last three decades mapping and exploring the area. But now El Pilar is under threat. ... See full summary »
Director: Spencer Bruttig
Digging for the Truth (2005– )
45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery
By the 16th century, the Spanish conquistadors had conquered the Incas of South America and the Aztecs of Mexico. Seemingly invincible, they looked to North America next. They left a trail ... See full summary »