Most Popular Anthropologist Movies and TV Shows
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1. Bones (2005–2017)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.
2. Annihilation (2018)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Votes: 229,572 | Gross: $32.73M
3. The Man from Earth (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
4. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Votes: 111,050 | Gross: $75.07M
5. Before Midnight (2013)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Votes: 123,287 | Gross: $8.11M
6. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 29,378 | Gross: $19.85M
7. The Haunting (1963)
G | 112 min | Horror
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
Votes: 31,435 | Gross: $2.62M
8. The Relic (1997)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
Votes: 22,564 | Gross: $33.96M
10. Fierce People (2005)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.
Votes: 6,068 | Gross: $0.09M
11. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Votes: 20,340 | Gross: $19.60M
12. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)
85 min | Adventure, Horror
A hedonistic photojournalist and an anthropologist traverse the Amazon Jungle to unearth the origins behind a mysterious woman, reputed to have been raised by a cannibal tribe.
15. Maggie's Plan (2015)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.
Votes: 14,314 | Gross: $3.35M
16. Nomads (1986)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.
Votes: 3,473 | Gross: $2.28M
17. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
18. Instinct (1999)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) to get through to him.
Votes: 30,278 | Gross: $34.10M
19. Mogambo (1953)
Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.
22. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.
24. On the Town (1949)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
25. Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 74 min | Horror
An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern U.S., stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles.
26. The Lost World (1960)
Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.
29. Wild in the Streets (1968)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.
30. Zombie Holocaust (1980)
R | 84 min | Horror
An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.
32. Beach Party (1963)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.
33. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV Movie)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.
35. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
R | 89 min | Action, Horror
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.
36. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.
Votes: 4,998 | Gross: $7.51M
37. Show Me Yours (2004–2005)
30 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
With a new book deal, a fabulous apartment and a stable relationship, psychologist turned sex expert Kate Langford is living her dream. But when her publisher pairs her up with the arrogant... See full summary »
38. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.
Votes: 2,051 | Gross: $0.00M
39. Unnatural History (2010– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young man is sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC by his anthropologist parents. In the process, he must use the skills he learned around the world in order to solve various crimes and conspiracies.
40. Jimmy P. (2013)
Unrated | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.
Votes: 2,546 | Gross: $0.02M
41. Lady Terminator (1989)
R | 82 min | Action, Horror
The spirit of an ancient evil queen posesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage.
42. The Green Inferno (1988)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.
43. The Cannibal in the Jungle (2015)
84 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
The two-hour scripted feature THE CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE follows the story of an American scientist who was convicted of killing and cannibalizing two colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977.
44. Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (2017)
119 min | Drama
Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist, who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, the poorest and most notorious neighborhood of Bucharest. He wants to write a ... See full summary »
45. Atlantis Interceptors (1983)
Unrated | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and ... See full summary »
46. The Last Man (2000)
R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
Apocalyptic comedy finds a socially-challenged grad school student as one of the last two men on Earth with a beautiful woman. However, the other remaining man is his superior in every ... See full summary »
47. The Hypnotized (2004)
104 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A psychiatrist fails to help a mental patient during her stay in hospital. The doctor becomes obsessed with his former patient, seeks her on the outside and uses hypnosis to fulfill his sexual desires.
48. House on the Rocks (1974)
97 min | Drama, Romance
Eleni, the wife of a very rich man, spends the summer on an island in the Aegean Sea, doing archaeological research. One day her stepson comes to visit. The sea, the sun, the shepherds with... See full summary »
49. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)
108 min | Comedy, Western
A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.
50. The Real Macaw (1998)
G | 91 min | Family, Adventure
An ancient talking macaw named Mac becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried ... See full summary »