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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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Votes: 382,716 | Gross: $133.23M

2. 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.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 236,423 | Gross: $50.86M

3. 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.

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

Votes: 318,196 | Gross: $155.25M

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

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

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 662,804 | Gross: $242.37M

5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 516,847 | Gross: $197.17M

6. 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.

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

Votes: 248,479 | Gross: $202.01M

7. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, James Garner

Votes: 72,831 | Gross: $84.04M

8. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 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.

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

Votes: 99,815

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.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 34,422 | Gross: $1.51M

10. Forbidden Planet (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 34,124 | Gross: $3.00M

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.

Director: Michael Chapman | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Pamela Reed, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

Votes: 5,009 | Gross: $1.95M

12. 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.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts | Stars: Fred Shields, José Oliveira, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 2,944

13. Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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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 »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith

Votes: 937

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

Unrated | 67 min | Drama

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 479

15. Zoids: Chaotic Century (1999– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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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: 419

16. Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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 »

Director: Saman Weeraman | Stars: Gagan Malik, Anchal Singh, Ranjan Ramanayake, Anshu Malik

Votes: 136

17. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

9.0
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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: Audrey Peterson

Votes: 1,085

18. A Talking Picture (2003)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.7
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75 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.01M

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

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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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 »

Directors: Satoru Iwata, Mark Pacini | Stars: Lainie Frasier, Gray G. Haddock, Claire Hamilton, Brian Jepson

Votes: 569

20. 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: 995

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

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.5
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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: Audrey Peterson

Votes: 539

22. 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.

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

Votes: 253

23. Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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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 »

Stars: Jim Malinda, Bill Ewing, Naomi Pollack, Christopher Man

Votes: 34

24. Columna (1968)

133 min | Drama, History

8.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 426

25. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A documentary of black art.

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

Votes: 683

26. 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 »

Directors: Yoshio Sakamoto, Satoru Okada

Votes: 696

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 »

Directors: Beatrice Barberis, Valentina Gravili | Stars: Pasquale Barile, Maria Longhena, Ramona Melli, Stefania Zampetti

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

6.3
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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.

Director: Charles S. Gould | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Jean Byron, Helene Stanton, William Henry

Votes: 226

30. Chac (1975)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 143

31. 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 »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Rod Serling, Harold P. Klein, James Lawless, Wernher von Braun

Votes: 95

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

Adventure, Family

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Votes: 48

33. 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 »

Stars: Robin Padilla, Angel Locsin, Marvin Agustin, Diana Zubiri

Votes: 30

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

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 55

36. 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: 232

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

92 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 24

38. Quest for the Lost City (1954)

64 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 11

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

Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

40. Omer et le fils de l'étoile (1992–1993)

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Serge Blumental, Séverine Denis, Marion Game, Raoul Guillet

Votes: 17

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

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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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.

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

Votes: 41

42. Secrets of the Luxor (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

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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.

Director: Kyle Maxwell | Stars: Mark Ahlin, Jared Atkin, Elkanah Burns, Cory Caserta

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

16 min | Short, Documentary

6.8
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Blacklisted for portraying his dissident friends Paradjanov and Minas, Vartanov had to wait 20 years to complete the trilogy with Minas: A Requiem (1989) and Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

Director: Mikhail Vartanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Minas Avetisyan, Sofiko Chiaureli

Votes: 33

44. Are We Alone? (1992 Video)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Star: Ronald Reagan

Votes: 6

45. Expeditions: Conquistador (2013 Video Game)

Adventure, History, War

9.0
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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

Votes: 5

46. Guts of the Gods (2005)

11 min | Short, Horror

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

Votes: 88

47. Ramses ja unet (1982)

80 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 7

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

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

45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 7

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

40 min

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Stars: Dennis Swift, Eric Hovind