Egyptian-Themed movies/Films set in ancient Egypt/Egyptology

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1. Tut (2015)

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 7,566

Ancient Egypt, 14th century b.c.

2. The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

Votes: 163,874 | Gross: $80.10M

2010s, Egyptian Mythology

3. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

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

Votes: 376,066 | Gross: $155.25M

1920s, Egyptian Mythology

4. The Mummy Returns (2001)

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

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: 290,820 | Gross: $202.02M

1930s, Egyptian Mythology

5. The Pyramid (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

24 Metascore

An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.

Director: Grégory Levasseur | Stars: Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare, Christa Nicola

Votes: 22,226 | Gross: $2.76M

2010s, Archaeology

6. Gods of Egypt (2016)

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

25 Metascore

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Chadwick Boseman

Votes: 99,837 | Gross: $31.15M

Egyptian Mythology

7. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

52 Metascore

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

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 154,468 | Gross: $65.01M

13th century b.c., The Exodus

8. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 112,206 | Gross: $101.22M

13th century b.c., The Exodus

9. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern

Votes: 10,290

adaptation of the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis in the Bible; prequel to the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt

10. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 46,514 | Gross: $3.12M

1st century b.c. The reign of Cleopatra VII

11. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 27,572 | Gross: $57.78M

48 B.C., The reign of Cleopatra VII

12. Cleopatra (1999– )

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.

Stars: Nadim Sawalha, Owen Teale, Philip Quast, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,654

47 B.C., The reign of Cleopatra VII

13. Tutankhamun (2016)

TV-14 | 180 min | Drama, History, Romance

The remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless, ostracised archaeologist Howard Carter into a household name following his discovery of the tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.

Stars: Max Irons, Jonathan Aris, Sam Neill, Amy Wren

Votes: 1,796

1922, The Discovery of King Tut's Tomb

14. Tutenstein (2003–2007)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

An inquisitive 12-year-old girl accidentally awakens the mummy of a young Egyptian pharaoh, who finds it difficult to accept that no one worships him in the 21st century.

Stars: David Lodge, Lex Lang, Crystal Scales, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 2,096

child Pharaoh Tut in the 21st Century

15. Tutenstein: Clash of the Pharaohs (2008)

71 min | Animation

In this family comedy, 12-year-old Cleo's knowledge of ancient Egypt is turned on its head when a bolt of lightening awakens the mummified body of Tut-ankh-en-set-amun on display in a local... See full summary »

Director: Rob LaDuca | Stars: Donna Cherry, Leah Cohen-Mays, Charles Klausmeyer, Lex Lang

Votes: 18

child Pharaoh Tut in the 1st century b.c.

16. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 63,225 | Gross: $0.62M

Alexandria, Egypt. 391 A.D.

17. Papyrus (1998– )

22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A young fisherman, chosen by Horrus (God of Egypt) is tasked with freeing Seth.

Stars: Alexis Tomassian, Elisabeth Ventura, Féodor Atkine, Brigitte Aubry

Votes: 333

18. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 169,239 | Gross: $71.57M

Egyptian Mythology

19. Tale of the Mummy (1998)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb eternally cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 2,925

20. The Scorpion King (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu

Votes: 126,046 | Gross: $91.05M



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