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1. Into the Blue (2005)

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

5.8
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45 Metascore

A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan, Ashley Scott

Votes: 71,004 | Gross: $18.47M

2. Fool's Gold (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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29 Metascore

A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Alexis Dziena

Votes: 69,580 | Gross: $70.23M

3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 26,639 | Gross: $28.20M

4. The Moon-Spinners (1964)

G | 118 min | Family, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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Travelling through Crete to collect folk songs for the BBC, a British teen and her aunt stumble upon local criminals who are peddling gems stolen from a London bank.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Pola Negri, Peter McEnery

Votes: 1,935

5. Gorgo (1961)

Unrated | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes

Votes: 2,860

6. Tintin et le mystère de la Toison d'Or (1961)

104 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.

Director: Jean-Jacques Vierne | Stars: Jean-Pierre Talbot, Georges Wilson, Georges Loriot, Milo

Votes: 1,176

7. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 4,216

8. Drain the Oceans (2018– )

47 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.6
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By scanning the locations at the bottom of the ocean where sunken ships, treasures and even cities lie, the show tries to answer what they look like, how they got there and if they hide any secrets.

Stars: Craig Sechler, James Delgado, Eric Grove, Jon Henderson

Votes: 156

9. Underwater! (1955)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

5.1
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Two scuba divers find a shipwreck which may contain undiscovered treasure, however, their attempt to salvage it is threatened by scavengers.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Richard Egan, Lori Nelson

Votes: 648

10. Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Unrated | 63 min | Comedy, Horror

3.5
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A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Robert Towne, Beach Dickerson

Votes: 2,363

11. Shark (1969)

M | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.6
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A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy, Barry Sullivan, Silvia Pinal

Votes: 790

12. Cabo Blanco (1980)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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In 1948, an assortment of shady characters are searching for Nazi loot, sunken off the coast of Peru.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Dominique Sanda, Fernando Rey

Votes: 807

13. Lost City Raiders (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.0
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The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: James Brolin, Ian Somerhalder, Bettina Zimmermann, Jamie Thomas King

Votes: 2,522

14. The Deathhead Virgin (1974)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

3.8
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A treasure hunter finds a sunken Spanish galleon off the coast of a Philippine island. What he doesn't know is that the ship is guarded by the spirit of an ancient Moro princess.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Jock Gaynor, Larry Ward, Diane McBain, Vic Diaz

Votes: 99

15. Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.3
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Navy frogman, Ted Jackson (Elvis Presley), balances his time between twin careers as a deep sea diver and nightclub singer. During a dive, Ted spots sunken treasure and returns with hope to retrieve it.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington Jr.

Votes: 1,222 | Gross: $4.25M

16. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

9.0
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After his sister gets kidnapped from their peaceful island, a young boy aims to emulate the Hero of Time by saving her.

Director: Eiji Aonuma | Stars: Nate Bihldorff, Osamu Hosoi, Asami Imai, Eiji Maruyama

Votes: 2,586

17. Le ruffian (1983)

108 min | Adventure, Crime

6.1
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Aldo, in his fifties, works in a gold mine in Northern Canada, in the middle of a bunch of adventurers.

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Giraudeau, Claudia Cardinale, Béatrix Van Til

Votes: 600

18. Till There Was You (1991)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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New York sax player arrives on the island nation of Vanuatu to find his missing brother. He learns that his brother had teamed up with a powerful shady foreigner and his femme fatale wife to find some sort of treasure.

Director: John Seale | Stars: Mark Harmon, Martin Garner, Gregory T. Daniel, Shane Briant

Votes: 231

19. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed?

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Autumn Russell, Joel Ashley

Votes: 778

20. Coast of Skeletons (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

4.7
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Harry Sanders returns to England after losing his job as a police inspector in West Africa. However, he soon returns to the continent to investigate the offshore diamond operation of a shady American tycoon.

Director: Robert Lynn | Stars: Richard Todd, Dale Robertson, Heinz Drache, Marianne Koch

Votes: 183

21. Sharks' Treasure (1975)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure

4.7
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Eccentric charter skipper Jim Carnahan and his team of hard-luck dreamers battle sharks, bandits and their own greed to recover sunken treasure off the coast of Honduras.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Yaphet Kotto, John Neilson, Cliff Osmond

Votes: 266 | Gross: $2.00M

22. Cruise Into Terror (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller, Horror

5.2
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An Egyptian sarcophagus that is cargo on a pleasure cruise ship has a secret - it contains the son of Satan, and its effects start to make the ship's passengers behave strangely.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Dirk Benedict, John Forsythe, Frank Converse, Christopher George

Votes: 212

23. Mara Maru (1952)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An American salvage diver plunges into dangerous intrigue around a sunken treasure in the Philippines.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ruth Roman, Raymond Burr, Paul Picerni

Votes: 359

24. The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (1974)

PG | 96 min | Adventure

3.1
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A suspense filled adventure-drama about the search for a treasure-laden Spanish Galleon that sank over 200 years ago.

Director: Virginia L. Stone | Stars: Stephen Boyd, David Ladd, Chuck Woolery, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 173

25. September Storm (1960)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

5.1
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A young, handsome man works on the yacht of a Parisian tycoon who happens to be away at the moment. Two nautical layabouts convince the man to take them out looking for the sunken treasure.

Directors: Byron Haskin, Paul Stader | Stars: Joanne Dru, Mark Stevens, Robert Strauss, Asher Dann

Votes: 128

26. Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.6
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The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Carradine, Gale Sondergaard, Sidney Toler, Frank Fenton

Votes: 252

27. Forbidden Island (1959)

Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Skindiver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Jon Hall, Nan Adams, John Farrow, Jonathan Haze

Votes: 37

28. Below the Sea (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Fay Wray, Frederick Vogeding, Esther Howard

Votes: 219

29. Black Water Gold (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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A scuba team, a marine archaeologist and a Mexican historian join forces to reach the wreck of an historic Spanish galleon before a well-armed commercial expedition does.

Director: Alan Landsburg | Stars: Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen, Aron Kincaid

Votes: 74

30. The Tsunami Warrior (2008)

R | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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As sea pirates threaten to invade their kingdoms, three queens of Langkasuka must band together to defend their lands and peoples.

Director: Nonzee Nimibutr | Stars: Jarunee Suksawas, Jacqueline Apithananon, Anna Reese, Dan Chupong

Votes: 920

31. River of Gold (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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A pair of beach bums wind up in Acapulco, where they get involved in a search for a beautiful woman and a sunken treasure.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Ray Milland, Suzanne Pleshette, Dack Rambo, Roger Davis

Votes: 28

32. Peep in the Deep (1946)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Olive has a map to a sunken treasure, but Bluto stowed away and is determined to beat Popeye to it. First, he sees to it that Popeye gets stuck inside a giant clam. Next, he jams a ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Mae Questel, Harry Welch

Votes: 52

33. The Homeless (1974)

97 min | Crime

5.3
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Director: Kôichi Saitô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shintarô Katsu, Ichirô Nakatani, Noboru Andô

Votes: 42

34. Treasure Blues (1935)

19 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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Patsy inherits a diving suit and a map, so she takes Thelma and a drunken sea captain-turned-plumber on a treasure hunt.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Arthur Housman, Eddy Chandler

Votes: 19

35. Treasure! (1998– )

Documentary, History, Mystery

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The search for various historical lost treasures.

Stars: K.T. Budde-Jones, Pat Clyne, Angel Fisher, Dirk Fisher

36. Dizzy Divers (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.2
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Popeye and Bluto are deep sea divers. Popeye has a treasure map; for some reason he cuts Bluto in on the deal, but of course, Bluto's idea of 50-50 isn't exactly fair...:

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: William Costello, Bonnie Poe, Gus Wickie

Votes: 169

37. Legends of Magdalen (2013)

46 min | Documentary

8.3
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Documentary film on the marine mysteries of the Magdalen Islands, the Quebec archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, North America's tempestuous inland saltwater sea. Over 700 sunken ... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Mirshak

Votes: 7

38. Strange Voyage (1946)

80 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A group of men go on an expedition seeking sunken treasure, and wind up battling bad weather, rough seas and each other.

Director: Irving Allen | Stars: Eddie Albert, Forrest Taylor, Ray Teal, Matt Willis

Votes: 12

39. Inseln vor dem Wind (2012 TV Movie)

89 min | Adventure

5.0
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Director: Dietmar Klein | Stars: Muriel Baumeister, Thure Riefenstein, Karl Fischer, Selma Gonzalez Minaya

Votes: 31

40. Wet Gold (1921)

Drama

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Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Ralph Ince, Aleen Burr, Alicia Turner, Harry McNaughton

41. A Spaniard's Tale (2010)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Carlo has dedicated his life to finding the long lost treasure of his ancestor, a famous Spanish pirate. His family thinks he's throwing his life away on this 'pipe dream'. After declining ... See full summary »

Director: Anesti Vega | Stars: Danielle Alura, Archie Cogollos, Steven Diaz, Walter Garcia

Votes: 12

42. Follow the Wind (TV Movie)

Drama | Announced

Capt. Joe is a quiet man who hires out his boat for fishing and sightseeing. He takes on a mate, his dog. He is hired by a wealthy businessman. Plans change when they hear yelling, speedboats, multiple shots fired and a child screaming.

43. Felix the Cat Braves the Briny (1926)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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Felix overhears a sailor talking about diving for a sunken treasure, and decides to build a submarine so he can get there first. Things don't turn out as easy as he thought they would, ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Messmer

44. Wonders of the Deep (1920)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.2
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A cat observes the wonders of the deep from inside a bottle. Eventually, he finds sunken treasure.

Votes: 20

45. Bubble Trouble: Gôrî Gôsuto 2 (1992 Video Game)

Action, Family, Fantasy

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46. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Dead Man's Gold (1986)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A group of young treasure hunters come to Cabot Cove looking for sunken treasure and one of them ends up dead.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tom Bosley, Grant Goodeve, Robert Hogan

Votes: 189

47. Hotel Paradies (1990– )
Episode: Die Flucht (1990)

47 min | Drama, Romance

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A hotel guest recognizes Tommy, the penniless kitchen help as a con artist who is known to arrive at hotels, stay there and then claim to have had his money stolen when he is unable to pay ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Günther | Stars: Grit Boettcher, Klaus Wildbolz, Friedrich W. Bauschulte, Patrick Winczewski

48. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Down Among the Dead Men (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Expert blackmailer Martin Barret is murdered and there is no shortage of suspects.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 449

49. Milton the Monster (1965–1967)
Episode: Dunkin' Treasure/Ferocious Fly/Monstrous Monster

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

Milton's pet crocodile finds sunken treasure. Fearless Fly battles the wrestling Sultan of Fly-geria, Ferocious Fly. Prof. Weirdo's evil spirit solution turns Milton into a rampaging beast.

Director: Hal Seeger | Star: Bob McFadden

50. Hotel Paradies (1990– )
Episode: Gold (1990)

47 min | Drama, Romance

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Lisa and Max Lindemann feel tired towards the end of the season. The constant work in the hotel is getting too much and when they see their dream house, a beautiful villa in a quiet spot, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Günther | Stars: Grit Boettcher, Klaus Wildbolz, Friedrich W. Bauschulte, Patrick Winczewski



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