Most Popular Ancient Civilization Movies and TV Shows
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1. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 465,439 | Gross: $133.38M
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Votes: 838,369 | Gross: $248.16M
3. The Mummy (1999)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 374,860 | Gross: $155.25M
4. The Lost City of Z (2016)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Votes: 70,924 | Gross: $8.58M
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
Votes: 655,190 | Gross: $197.17M
6. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Votes: 276,638 | Gross: $50.87M
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.
Votes: 289,874 | Gross: $202.02M
8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
Votes: 96,342 | Gross: $84.05M
9. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 42,946 | Gross: $3.00M
10. Castle in the Sky (1986)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
11. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 43,123 | Gross: $1.52M
12. Arthdal Chronicles (2019– )
80 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
Arthdal Chronicles depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth.
15. Sonic X (2003–2006)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A slight malfunction causes Chaos Control, and sends Sonic the Hedgehog to Earth. While there, Sonic meets Chris Thorndyke, who aids at collecting the Chaos Emeralds, so Sonic and friends can go home.
17. 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 »
18. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.
19. The Mole People (1956)
Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.
21. 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 »
22. 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 »
23. Tales of Vesperia (2008 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A former Imperial soldier is thrown in jail and forms a guild called Brave Vesperia to aid Estelle, a noble woman he encountered while escaping.
25. A Talking Picture (2003)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 1,851 | Gross: $0.01M
27. Breaking the Maya Code (2008)
TV-G | 116 min | Documentary, Mystery
The complex and beautiful hieroglyphic script of the ancient Maya was until recently one of the last great untranslated writing systems. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Coe, ... See full summary »
29. 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.
33. 200 Proofs Earth Is Not a Spinning Ball (2015 Video)
119 min | Documentary
A documentary by American researcher Eric Dubay about the Flat Earth Theory, this is one of the documentaries that sounds absurd at first but makes you think when you finish it, good ... See full summary »
Star: Eric Dubay
34. Metroid (1986 Video Game)
E | Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Samus Aran, a bounty hunter, is send to destroy a band of space pirates who stolen a Galactic Federation-owned space research vessel with samples of Metroid, a dangerous parasitic lifeform.
35. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Family
Upon becoming leader of the Space Pirates, Dark Samus launches meteoric Phazon Seeds at 3 planets crucial to the Galactic Federation. After being infected by phazon, Samus and her fellow bounty hunters set out to counter Dark Samus' forces.
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced
A time of magic in man's 1st epic poem etched 5000 years ago, haunted by the gods and rivaled by the stunning goddess Estera, young divine King Gilgamesh adopts a wild man as his best friend, infuriating Estera, who falls madly in love.
37. 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 »
38. 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.
39. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
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
41. 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 »
43. The Dance of Orion (2019)
39 min | Short | Completed
Ancient Egypt. King Osiris is back at the Palace after a long journey across the country to educate his people. His brother, Seth, holds a royal banquet in his honor, in the presence of Queen Isis, Princess Nephtys and Thoth the Priest.
45. 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 »
46. Paradjanov: The Color of Armenian Land (1969)
16 min | Documentary, Short
47. Quest for the Lost City (1955)
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.