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.
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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
7. 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.
8. Castle in the Sky (1986)
PG | 124 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.
10. Forbidden Planet (1956)
Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
12. A Talking Picture (2003)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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 »
13. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
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
14. 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 »
15. 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 »
18. The Dacians (1966)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
19. 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 »
20. 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 »
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.
22. 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 »
25. 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 »
26. 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.
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
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
29. 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 »
31. 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.
32. 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 »
33. Chac (1975)
95 min | Adventure, Drama
Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.
34. 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 »
39. 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.
40. 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. 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
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 »
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 »
Secrets of the Dead (1999– )
Documentary, History, Mystery
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.