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1. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Adventure

7.2
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56 Metascore

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.

Writers: Homer, David Benioff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Votes: 338,002

2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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90 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 577,704

3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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65 Metascore

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.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 447,385

4. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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48 Metascore

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Writers: Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 290,476

5. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

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.

Writers: Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 217,533

6. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Writers: Tab Murphy, Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale, Joss Whedon, Bryce Zabel, Jackie Zabel, David Reynolds | Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, James Garner

Votes: 62,479

7. The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

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.

Writer: Stephen Sommers | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 227,286

8. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 124 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.1
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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.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 82,421

9. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Writers: Petter Skavlan, Allan Scott | Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd Magnus Williamson

Votes: 29,690

10. Forbidden Planet (1956)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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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.

Writers: Cyril Hume, Irving Block, Allen Adler | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 31,103

11. The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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A young Cro-Magnon woman is raised by Neanderthals.

Writers: Jean M. Auel, John Sayles | Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

Votes: 4,702

12. A Talking Picture (2003)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.7
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75 Metascore

A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens... See full summary »

Writer: Manoel de Oliveira | Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 1,611

13. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.3
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Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

Writers: Ted Sears, William Cottrell, Webb Smith, Homer Brightman, Ralph Wright, Roy Williams, Harry Reeves, Dick Huemer, Joe Grant | Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts | Stars: Fred Shields, José Oliveira, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 2,490

14. Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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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 »

Writers: Gerald Hargreaves, Daniel Mainwaring | Director: George Pal | Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith

Votes: 879

15. The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000)

Unrated | 67 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Writer: Kieth Merrill | Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Rick Macy, Jeremy Hoop, Arianna Marsden, Joy Gardner

Votes: 435

16. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.9
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A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Star: Jennifer Hale

Votes: 932

17. Zoids: Chaotic Century (1999– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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In the far reaches of the milkyway, on a planet called Zi, there are powerful machines with superior fighting skills called Zoids.

Stars: Carol Anne-Day, Matthew Erickson, C. Adam Leigh, Mark Gatha

Votes: 377

18. The Dacians (1966)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.

Writers: Titus Popovici, Jacques Rémy | Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Pierre Brice, Marie-José Nat, Georges Marchal, Amza Pellea

Votes: 1,245

19. Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Edwin Ariyadasa, Navin Gooneratne, George Paldano, Saman Weeraman | Director: Saman Weeraman | Stars: Gagan Malik, Anchal Singh, Ranjan Ramanayake, Anshu Malik

Votes: 129

20. Columna (1968)

133 min | Drama, History

7.9
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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 »

Writer: Titus Popovici | Director: Mircea Dragan | Stars: Richard Johnson, Antonella Lualdi, Ilarion Ciobanu, Amedeo Nazzari

Votes: 396

21. Kill Your Killer (2015)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

A Spielbergian Cold War Treasure Hunter Film Revolving Around a Broken Family and a Coming of Age Epic.

Writer: Joshua Hannah | Director: Joshua Hannah | Stars: Ciara Smith, Joshua Hannah, Lilly Chester-Crowe, Chevelle Wiley

22. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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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 »

Writer: Aaron de Orive | Directors: Satoru Iwata, Mark Pacini | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Lainie Frasier, Gray G. Haddock, Claire Hamilton

Votes: 507

23. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A documentary of black art.

Writer: Chris Marker | Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 609

24. Super Metroid (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Horror

9.2
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Samus Aran returns to the brooding planet Zebes to recover the last metroid from the Space Pirates.

Star: Dan Owsen

Votes: 857

25. Metroid (1986 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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 »

Writer: Makoto Kanoh | Directors: Yoshio Sakamoto, Satoru Okada

Votes: 555

26. Jungle Moon Men (1955)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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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.

Writers: Jo Pagano, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Charles S. Gould | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Jean Byron, Helene Stanton, William Henry

Votes: 223

27. Gilgamesh (2017)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

In man's first epic etched 5000 years ago, haunted by the gods and tormented by his passion for the stunning goddess Estera, young King Gilgamesh adopts a wild man as his best friend, infuriating Estera, who falls madly in love with him.

Writer: J.J. Alani

28. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.4
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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: Jennifer Hale

Votes: 464

29. In Search of Ancient Astronauts (1973 TV Movie)

Documentary

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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 »

Writers: Erich von Däniken, Don Ringe | Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Rod Serling, Harold P. Klein, James Lawless, Wernher von Braun

Votes: 86

30. Metroid: Zero Mission (2003 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The full story of Samus Aran's first mission unfolds.

Director: Yoshio Sakamoto

Votes: 203

31. Burebista (1980)

142 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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.

Writer: Mihnea Gheorghiu | Director: Gheorghe Vitanidis | Stars: George Constantin, Ion Dichiseanu, Emanoil Petrut, Alexandru Repan

Votes: 233

32. Asian Treasures (2007– )

Action, Adventure, History

6.3
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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 »

Creator: Annette Gozon-Abrogar | Stars: Robin Padilla, Angel Locsin, Marvin Agustin, Diana Zubiri

Votes: 29

33. Chac (1975)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

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Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.

Writer: Rolando Klein | Director: Rolando Klein | Stars: Pablo Canche Balam, Alonzo Mendez Ton, Sebastian Santis, Pedro Tiez

Votes: 140

34. Bible Battles (2005 TV Special)

Documentary, History, War

7.9
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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 »

Writers: David Padrusch, Sara Padrusch, Mark Schwartz | Director: David Padrusch | Stars: Aaron Angello, Scott Ashby, Orion Barnes, Eric Jay Beck

Votes: 52

35. Are We Alone in the Universe? (1978)

92 min | Documentary

7.7
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Presents evidence that visitors from other galaxies shared their advanced knowledge with ancient man.

Director: George Gale | Star: Hugh Douglas

Votes: 25

36. Ramses ja unet (1982)

80 min | Documentary

4.9
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Writers: Heikki Partanen, Riitta Rautoma | Director: Heikki Partanen | Stars: Rauno Ketonen, Markku Blomqvist, Asko Sarkola, Jukka Sipilä

Votes: 7

37. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 Video Game)

Adventure, Family

7.0
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Votes: 48

38. Are We Alone? (1992 Video)

Not Rated | Documentary

4.5
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Star: Ronald Reagan

Votes: 6

39. Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand (2002 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

9.1
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Teen detective Nancy Drew interns at a museum featuring an exhibit on ancient Mayan culture while investigating the theft of a priceless artifact.

Writer: Erin Brown | Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Laurie Jerger, Jake Perrine, David S. Hogan

Votes: 35

40. Quest for the Lost City (1954)

64 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.3
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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.

Writer: Dorothy Howell | Director: Dana Lamb | Stars: Hal Gibney, Tom Harmon, Dana Lamb, Ginger Lamb

Votes: 12

41. Gilgamesh: In Search of Immortality (2018)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Heart-broken at the death of his wild friend Enkidu, King Gilgamesh abandons his kingdom to search for immortality. He embarks on Man's oldest odyssey, shadowed by the dangerous Goddess Estera, who is madly in love with him.

Writer: J.J. Alani

42. Paradjanov: The Color of Armenian Land (1969)

16 min | Short, Documentary

6.8
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In his debut Mikhail Vartanov presents the ancient and modern art of Armenia through post-impressionist painter Martiros Saryan's silent commentary of gestures. Biblical landscapes, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Mikhail Vartanov, B. Sahakov | Director: Mikhail Vartanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Mikhail Vartanov, Martiros Saryan

Votes: 34

43. Guts of the Gods (2005)

11 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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Writer: Conall Pendergast | Director: Conall Pendergast | Stars: Mary Wall, Corey Brown, Rob Dales, Lisa Messina

Votes: 89

44. L'intrepido Wilson (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

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Stars: Davide Daluiso, Rita Rusciano, Roberto Siepi, Matteo Tosi

45. Digging for the Truth (2005– )
Episode: America's Pyramids (2006)

45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Josh Bernstein, Kip Prestholdt | Director: Vicky Matthews | Stars: Josh Bernstein, Richard Boyd, Archie Eschborn, John Edward Kelly

Votes: 5

46. Creation Boot Camp (2005– )
Episode: Lost Civilizations and Ancient Technology (2005)

40 min

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Writer: Dennis Swift | Stars: Dennis Swift, Eric Hovind

47. Secrets of the Dead (1999– )
Episode: Sinking Atlantis (2008)

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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Scientists of various disciplines uncover what really happened to the Minoans on the Island of Crete and find strong evidence of a disaster that correlates with Atlantis's fabled demise.

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Hendrik Bruins, Jan Driessen, Stuart Dunn, Alexander MacGillivray

Votes: 15

48. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: The 20,000 Drachma Pyramid (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver