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15 films about treasure hunt that will make you want to go on a journey
15 films about treasure hunt that will make you want to go on a journey

Indiana Jones, Armor of God, Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as Soviet and Western classics of the genre.

15 films about treasure hunt that will make you want to go on a journey
15 films about treasure hunt that will make you want to go on a journey

15. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

  • USA, UK, Japan, Germany, 2001.
  • Fantasy, action, thriller.
  • Duration: 100 minutes.
  • IMDb: 5, 8.
Treasure Hunt Movies: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Treasure Hunt Movies: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Aristocrat Lara Croft, who has excellent hand-to-hand combat skills, embarks on a quest for the Illuminati artifact. But in parallel with it, the villains are also looking for a valuable object. The existence of the whole world is at stake.

The adaptation of the Tomb Raider series of computer games was scolded for a silly plot and too grotesque characters. But the audience liked the bright heroine performed by Angelina Jolie, they also appreciated the bouncy action. After the sequel with the subtitle "The Cradle of Life", they decided to restart the story. A new version was released in 2018, Lara Croft was played by Alicia Vikander.

14. Sugar

  • Great Britain, Spain, Germany, USA, 2005.
  • Adventure, comedy.
  • Duration: 124 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 0.

Researcher Dirk Pitt, along with his friend, goes to Africa in search of treasures left behind on the sunken ship. They meet with Dr. Eva Rojas, who understands the causes of the epidemic that has engulfed the region. Now only the main characters will be able to stop the spread of a dangerous disease.

Matthew McConaughey regularly appears in films about treasure hunt. Three years after "Sahara" came the disastrous "Fool's Gold" about a married couple looking for a sunken Spanish galleon. And then the next film on the list came along.

13. Gold

  • USA, 2016.
  • Drama, thriller.
  • Duration: 120 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

Loser Kenny Wells and his fellow geologist are trying to find gold to get out of their dire financial situation. They discover the largest deposit of the precious metal in Indonesia. But immediately huge global companies are involved in the division.

First of all, this picture is attracted by the unusual image of Matthew McConaughey. From a pumped-up handsome man, as the actor appeared in previous adventure films, he reincarnated as a ridiculous balding fat man.

12. McKenna's gold

  • USA, 1968.
  • Western, adventure.
  • Duration: 128 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 8.
Treasure Films: McKenna's Gold
Treasure Films: McKenna's Gold

Accidentally injuring an old Indian, Sheriff McKenna finds with him a map indicating the location of the ancient treasure. He destroys the plan, but a local criminal knows McKenna has a photographic memory. The villain captures the sheriff, so that he leads his gang to the specified place.

The plot of the classic film, in which the greats Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif played, is based on the novel of the same name by Will Henry. And he, in turn, retells the legend about "Adams' gold" - countless treasures that were found in one of the canyons, but then lost all landmarks. They are still trying to find the treasure.

11. Romance with a stone

  • USA, Mexico, 1984.
  • Adventure, comedy, melodrama.
  • Duration: 106 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Novelist Joan Wilder learns that her sister has been kidnapped by criminals. Now the heroine is forced to go to Colombia to give them a treasure map that was sent to her by mail. But the charming smuggler Jack Colton persuades Joana to first find the treasure on her own.

The amazing comedy trio of Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito have reunited twice on screen. First in the sequel "The Pearl of the Nile", and then in a completely different story "War of the Roses."

10. National Treasure

  • USA, 2004.
  • Adventure, detective, action movie.
  • Duration: 131 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 9.

Treasure hunter Ben Franklin Gates searches for a treasure hidden by the founding fathers of the United States. To do this, he must decipher the clue hidden in the Declaration of Independence. However, Ben needs not only to puzzle over riddles, but also to keep up with other lovers of profit.

The adventure picture with Nicolas Cage is built on the principle of a classic quest: the heroes find clues and move on to the next location. Despite the fact that the sequel to the film was received much worse, fans are still waiting for a sequel. And it seems that it should be put into production.

9. Armor of God

  • Hong Kong, Yugoslavia, 1986.
  • Action, adventure, comedy.
  • Duration: 88 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 1.
Treasure Hunt Movies: Armor of God
Treasure Hunt Movies: Armor of God

Treasure hunter Jackie steals a ritual sword from Africa and puts it up for sale. But it turns out that this artifact is part of the magical armor, which, according to legend, can establish the rule of evil on Earth. The minions of the dark cult kidnap the girl Jackie in order to force the hero to go in search of the rest of the elements.

One of the most famous films by Jackie Chan combines a traditional adventure plot about the search for artifacts and a typical comedy about martial arts, for which films with this actor are so loved.

8. It's a crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy world

  • USA, 1963.
  • Crime, comedy, adventure.
  • Duration: 205 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

The criminal Grogan gets into an accident and before he dies, he manages to tell random acquaintances that he hid a large amount of money in Santa Rosita "under the big W". All witnesses of the incident rush in a race to search for the treasure, trying in parallel to intrigue competitors.

This energetic film by Stanley Kramer is more of a road movie genre. Most of the action takes place on the road, and the characters use literally every possible vehicle to get to their destination. But still, first of all, this is just a funny comedy about lovers of easy money.

7. Treasure Island

  • USSR, 1982.
  • Adventures.
  • Duration: 205 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 5.

Young Jim Hawkins, who works at the Admiral Benbow Inn, becomes the owner of Captain Flint's treasure map. Together with his older comrades, he sets off on a voyage in search of the treasure. But it turns out that pirates are in the team.

The famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson has been screened numerous times. Only in the USSR was there a more serious production in 1971, and a comedy cartoon by David Cherkassky in 1985. Vladimir Vorobyov's version combines both childish naivety and funny scenes, as well as a fairly accurate retelling of the book, which will appeal to adults.

6. Incredible adventures of Italians in Russia

  • USSR, Italy, 1973.
  • Adventure, comedy.
  • Duration: 104 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 7.
Treasure Films: "The Incredible Adventures of Italians in Russia"
Treasure Films: "The Incredible Adventures of Italians in Russia"

An elderly Russian emigrant dies in Rome, but manages to inform her granddaughter Olga that her fortune is hidden in Leningrad "under the lion." This news is overheard by local orderlies, one of the patients of the hospital and the mafia. The entire company travels to the USSR to search for treasures. In Leningrad, the heroes are met by a certain Andrei, who has his own plans for tourists.

The witty film, directed by Eldar Ryazanov and the Italian Franco Prosperi, was adored in the Soviet Union. And only the inhabitants of Leningrad itself were always embarrassed by the magical movements of the heroes in different districts of the city.

5. Goonies

  • USA, 1985.
  • Adventure, comedy.
  • Duration: 114 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 8.

Young Mickey Welch finds an old treasure map in the attic of his house. This treasure should help save the poor area from destruction, and therefore the hero, together with friends, goes in search.

The script for the film was written by the famous Steven Spielberg, and the director was the master of teenage cinema, Chris Columbus. Thanks to the masters, the film turned out to be very bright, exciting and at the same time touching.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

  • USA, 2003.
  • Adventure, comedy, fantasy.
  • Duration: 143 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 0.

Journeyman Will Turner embarks on a journey with a dashing pirate named Jack Sparrow. The first tries to save his beloved from a gang of ghosts, and the second dreams of returning the Black Pearl ship.

The plot of the first part is centered on the cursed treasures of the Aztecs, which were once stolen by pirates. It is because of this gold that they cannot find rest even after death.

3. Treasures of the Sierra Madre

  • USA, Mexico, 1947.
  • Drama, adventure, action.
  • Duration: 126 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 2.
Treasure films: "The Treasures of the Sierra Madre"
Treasure films: "The Treasures of the Sierra Madre"

Two poor people from the Mexican town of Tampico learn from an old man that gold can be found in the vicinity of the Sierra Madre. The heroes buy equipment with all their money and the three of them go on a dangerous journey, hoping to get rich.

Based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Traven, the painting by John Huston caused a real delight among critics. The director perfectly showed how people who are devoured by greed change. However, the audience did not receive the film very warmly. The thing is that the public's favorite Humphrey Bogart, who became famous for exclusively positive roles, here appears in the form of a scoundrel.

2. Indiana Jones: In Search of the Lost Ark

  • USA, 1981.
  • Adventure, action movie.
  • Duration: 115 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 4.

The renowned archaeologist and occult scholar Indiana Jones sets out in search of the sacred Ark of the Covenant. But at the same time, the Nazis are also hunting for the relic, because Adolf Hitler himself laid eyes on it.

Steven Spielberg originally wanted to work on a James Bond movie. But then his friend George Lucas suggested creating a new hero - just as cool, but not a spy, but a treasure seeker. And so the famous film was born, which later grew into a large-scale franchise.

1. The good, the bad, the ugly

  • Italy, Spain, Germany, 1966.
  • Western, adventure.
  • Duration: 178 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8, 8.

The Nameless Gunslinger and his partner Tuco are involved in criminal cases in New Mexico during the Civil War. One day they learn that the Confederates have buried a huge amount of gold coins in one of the cemeteries, and go in search of the treasure. The heroes are joined by the villain Sentenza, who offers to divide the spoils equally. But no one is going to follow the agreement.

The last film of Sergio Leone's "Dollar Trilogy", which made Clint Eastwood famous, takes place before the events of the previous films. And it is "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly" that is considered by many to be the best part of the story of the arrow without a name.

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