Treasure Movies: Are You Ready for a Treasure Hunt?

Are you ready to embark on an adventure with treasure movies? We have compiled treasure movies for you. We wish you a good time 🙂

1) Cutthroat Island – The Pirate (1995) | IMDb: 5.7

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Director: Renny Harlin

Cast: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella

Morgan Adams is the only daughter of a famous pirate. He decides to become a pirate by following his father’s footsteps. The fact that he found a piece of a treasure map had a great influence on his decision. He embarks on an adventure with the pirate ship inherited from his father and the crew of the ship that also belongs to his father. Finding the treasure is now their sole purpose. Morgan buys the handsome slave William Shaw, whom he encounters at a slave market on the way. They add him to their roster and proceed on the path the map shows them. This road is quite challenging as they face the ruthless pirate Dawg Brown.

2) The Jewel of the Nil – Pearl of the Nile (1985) | IMDb: 6.1

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Director: Lewis Teague

Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Jack and Joan bought a yacht and started to lead a very comfortable life. While everything seems to be going quite well, the two start to get bored with each other. Moreover, the life they lead does not make them happy anymore. One day, Joan receives an invitation from the sheikh of a middle eastern country. This invitation gets him very excited and he sets out. However, things don’t go as expected. As soon as he steps into the country, he is kidnapped and left in a place full of jewels. When Jack fails to hear from Joan, he sets out to find her. He takes his new partner Ralph with him and they set out for an adventurous journey. In this desert-filled geography, they have a very evil Omar against them. Finding Joan will not be easy. Not so old treasure movie Pearl of the Nile promises adventurous moments.

3) The Jungle Book (1994) | IMDb: 6.0

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Director: Stephen Sommers

Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Lena Headey

Mowgli is a boy who lost his family. A bear, a black panther, and a pack of wolves take care of the boy growing up in the wild. Surviving deep in the wild forest for years, Mowgli is forced to leave the area he knows as his home. This experience is quite challenging for the child who begins to explore the outside world.

4) Sahara (2005) | IMDb: 6.0


Director: Breck Eisner

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn

The treasure movie Sahara, starring Penelope Cruz, is about the lives of people who are in search of a lost treasure in the West African deserts. Dirk Pitt is someone who works for the National Underwater Research Foundation and runs special projects at the institution. Together with his playful friend Al Giordino, they go after a lost treasure. During this time, scientist working on behalf of the United Nations, Dr. Eva Rojas gets in big trouble. A dictator notorious for his brutality takes over Rojas. Rojas’ thoughts on the treasure are rather negative. According to him, the treasure is a harbinger of much bigger problems that will threaten the world. If the biological epidemic that spreads around is not ended as soon as possible, it will spread to all the seas and then leave the whole world with a difficult problem to return.

5) Black Sea – Black Sea (2014) | IMDb: 6.4

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Director: Kevin Macdonald

Cast: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn

Captain Robinson lost his wife Chrissy and children as a result of his life at sea for nearly 30 years. After the company he works for sells his ship, he cannot find a place to work and does not know what to do. In this process, II. During World War II, he learns that there is a submarine that sank in the Black Sea, which is said to be gold. American Daniels decides to accompany Captain Robinson on this voyage. Everyone who went on this journey would receive an equal share of the gold found. However, greedy for money, Captain Robinson resorted to various games to get more shares.

6) The Rundown (2003) | IMDb: 6.7

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Director: Peter Berg

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken

The son of one of the important names of the underworld, Travis sets off to the Amazon to find the traces of a priceless historical artifact. But as soon as it lands on Amazon, it disappears. The only task of the person who follows Travis and works for the underground boss is to find Travis. While searching for treasure, they both dive into a non-stop adventure and find themselves in a complicated love triangle.

7) Romancing the Stone – Storm on the Amazon (1984) | IMDb: 6.9

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Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

The movie Storm in the Amazon, which has an important place among the treasure movies, begins with a news received by Joan, who became famous for her romantic books. His brother, who lives in South America, has been kidnapped. The offer offered to Joan is as follows: If she doesn’t bring the map that shows the location of a priceless stone, she will never see her brother again. Joan, who does not want to go on such a difficult journey alone, takes Jack, who is known for her adventure, with her.

8) National Treasure – Grand Treasure 1 (2004) | IMDb: 6.9

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Director: Jon Turteltaub

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha

Benjamin Franklin Gates, a third-generation treasure hunter, has been chasing a treasure that no one believed existed his entire life. He learns that the map showing the exact location of the treasure rumored to be in North America is on the back of the Declaration of Independence. He is not alone in this adventure. Another name in pursuit of the same treasure is Ian Howe. Besides stealing the Declaration of Independence, he has someone to compete with.

9) National Treasure: Book of Secrets – Grand Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) | IMDb: 6.5

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Director: Jon Turteltaub

Cast: Nicholas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha

The Great Treasure: The Book of Secrets is the sequel to the great treasure movie starring Nicholas Cage. The diary of John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, is found to be missing 18 pages. But these 18 pages will reveal a very big secret. Was Ben Gates’ great-great-grandfather involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? Gates, who wants to acquit his grandfather, pursues the Book of Secrets that the US presidents have passed on to each other to reveal this secret.

10) Time Bandists – Time Bandits (1981) | IMDb: 7.0

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Director: Terry Gilliam

Cast: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese

7 little friends embark on the journey of their lives. It is such a journey that they meet Napoleon, Robin Hood and many other important names on this journey. There is a map that they keep with them on this journey: the time map stolen from the Supreme Being. The evil enemies who are after this map are also after the children on this journey.

11) The Mummy – The Mummy (1999) | IMDb: 7.0


Director: Stephen Sommers

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah

One of the two brothers who want to go to the ancient Egyptian city is after a scientific research and the other is after the treasures there. On this journey, they are accompanied by an American named adventurer Rick. Rick is the guide of these two brothers. However, this journey does not go as they wish. Hom-Dai, a guide who was buried alive for his crimes years ago, has taken an oath. One day he will return and take his revenge. With the arrival of the two brothers and their guide, Hom-Dai’s spirit awakens from its slumber and seeks revenge.

12) The Mummy Returns (2001) | IMDb: 6.4

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Director: Stephen Sommers

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Wisz, John Hannah

It is the sequel to the Mummy movie, which has a very important place among the treasure movies. Rick is now a married man with children. They think that the evil Imhotep has been destroyed. His mummified body goes on display in a museum in London. But his spirit is not actually dead. The evil spirit awakens again and begins to gather the Scorpion King Armies. Rick and his family begin to struggle to prevent the evil spirit from achieving its purpose.

13) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) | IMDb: 5.2

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Director: Rob Cohen

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello

The O’Connel family begins a new struggle, this time in China, with the awakening of the Dragon Emperor, who has been in a deep sleep for two thousand years. There is only one way to defeat the Dragon Emperor, who was turned to stone for his crimes years ago. If the army trapped under the Great Wall of China can be revived, the Dragon Emperor will be doomed. This army was once the Dragon Emperor’s worst enemy. When both sides wake up, a relentless struggle begins.

14) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) | IMDb: 8.0

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Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Johnny Deep, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom

One of the first movies that comes to mind when it comes to treasure movies is Pirates of the Caribbean. The first movie about the adventures of pirate Jack Sparrow was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Years ago, Governor Weatherby’s 12-year-old daughter Elizabeth begins to hide the locket she took from the neck of a boy who survived the wreck on a cruise. This locket is a pirate’s locket. Years later, Elizabeth is kidnapped by the notorious pirate Barbossa. The kind-hearted pirate Jack Sparrow embarks on an adventure to save the beautiful girl Elizabeth from the evil pirate. However, he is not alone in this adventure. Elizabeth’s childhood friend Will Turner accompanies her on her journey.

15) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) | IMDb: 7.3

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Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Johnny Deep, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Jack Sparrow owes blood to Davy Jones, captain of the Flying Dutchman. This debt is reminded to Sparrow. The Flying Dutchman is filled with a crew from hell. Pirate Jack Sparrow has only one option to escape being Davy Jones’ slave: pay off his debt.

16) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) | IMDb: 7.1

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Director: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Johnny Deep, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

In the third movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, which is very popular among treasure movies, the enemies of pirate Jack Sparow this time are Davy Jones and Lord Cutler Beckett. Beckett has control of Jones’ heart. Thanks to this control, they make a deal. According to the agreement, he will bring the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean by dominating the ocean. A relentless adventure begins with pirates from all over the world.

17) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) | IMDb: 6.6

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Director: Rob Marshall

Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane

Pirate Jack Sparrow refuses to find the King of England’s Fountain of Youth. Meanwhile, he learns that a man named Jack Sparrow is gathering a crew in the city. He decides to chase the person who imitates him and uses his name. He learns that this fake person is Angelica. Angelica is a woman from the past and her desire is the Fountain of Youth, which the King of England is after. Sparrow, who fell in love with Angelina at a young age, is torn between his old love and his former love’s dishonest face. This time pirate Jack Sparrow sails to the seas with the love story in pursuit.

18) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) | IMDb: 6.5

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Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg

Cast: Johnny Deep, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem

It is the last movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which is legendary among treasure movies. Jack Sparrow’s enemy this time is the terrible captain Salazar and the pirates under his command. Salazar killed all the pirates. The only pirate he couldn’t kill is Jack Sparrow. Jack’s only escape is to find the Staff of Poseidon . He falls on the road after the wand. This journey will be very difficult for Jack, who embarks on a relentless journey to reverse his bad fate and survive.

19) Operation Condor – Armor of God (1991) | IMDb: 7.3

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Director: Jackie Chan

Cast: Jackie Chan, Carol ‘Do Do’ Cheng, Eva Cobo

One of the most admired treasure movies, The Armor of God is directed by Jackie Chan, whom we know with his masterful acting. The Duke is a very wealthy person. Moreover, it has a strong organization. II. At the end of World War II, the German Army advances into Africa. They carry a lot of gold with them on this journey. However, during the journey, they deliver these gold to one of the Gestapo. As a result of an order he received, he bury the gold in the desert. Many years pass. The duke goes after this gold. He invites others to assist him in this adventure.

20) It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Crazy World (1963) | IMDb: 7.5

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Director: Stanley Kramer

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman

With an accident on a winding road, the lives of passers-by change at that moment. In a traffic accident, which took place in a rather terrible way, the vehicle falls off the cliff. Those who were there at that time and saw the incident rush to the side of the vehicle to help the injured. The condition of one of the people in the vehicle is very serious. In his last moments, he tells the people there about W and the treasure below it. However, he closes his eyes to the world before he can give enough details. Hearing his stories, people leave the accident behind and start searching for W and the treasure.

21) The Goonies – Treasure Island (1985) | IMDb: 7.8

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Director: Richard Donner

Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen

The houses of a group of friends living in the town will be demolished because of a golf course to be built there. Children who cannot accept this destruction are lost among the old furniture in the attic. They find a map among the old items. The map is One-Eyed Willie’s treasure map. Children try to find the treasure on the map with great curiosity. However, this is not easy at all. Along the way they tackle many pirate traps, various gangs and bumpy roads. The reason they go after this treasure is to save their house from destruction with the treasure they will find there.

22) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – Treasures of Gold (1948) | IMDb: 8.2

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Director: John Huston

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

Fred and Curtin are two friends trying to get rich. While trying to get rich, Fred bets his last money in the lottery. However, his luck runs out and he loses all his money. Then he meets Curtin in Mexico. They can’t get the money for their hard work from McClane they work with. In this process, rumors begin to circulate that there is gold under the mountains where they are located. Upon this rumor, the two friends set out to find the gold. But will this journey lead to riches and end their friendship?

23) The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1966) | IMDb: 8.8

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Director: Sergio Leone

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

It is a cult movie among treasure movies. The person who catches the Tuca (ugly), an outlaw, will be rewarded. Tuca, on the other hand, made a deal with the sniper Blondie (good) and they act together. While everything is going well, their deal is broken in a town. Sentaza, known as Melekeye (bad), is after Bill Carson. Bill Carson is a veteran who found a sizable amount of gold. Just when Tuca is about to kill Blondie, her paths cross with Melekeyes. He learns of the cemetery where Tuca Carson had buried the gold. Blondie learns the name of the tomb where the gold is buried. The path of this trio crosses again where the gold is.

24) Indiana Jones and the Radiers of the Lost Ark – Indiana Jones: Treasure Hunters (1981) | IMDb: 8.4

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Perhaps the most well-known movie series among treasure movies is Indiana Jones. Dr. Indiana Jones is a very famous and successful archaeologist. The American government assigns the successful archaeologist to find the Ark of the Conenant. But Jpnes isn’t the only one after the Ark. Hitler’s agents are also looking for him everywhere. Jones moves together on this difficult journey with Marion, whom he once burned with love. Their journey, which started in Nepal, extends to Cairo.

25) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Indiana Jones: The Man with the Whip (1984) | IMDb: 7.5

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan

Indiana Jones, the first hero that comes to mind when it comes to treasure movies, is on an action-packed adventure this time in India. Children kidnapped in a small village are forced to work in the mine. Children are persecuted by the Thuggee cult and dozens of children are made to work in the mines. The purpose of this sect is to find the sacred diamond that was hidden in the mine by the colonists years ago.

26) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Indiana Jones: The Last Adventure (1989) | IMDb: 8.2

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Conney, Alison Doody

Dr. Henry Jones sends the diary to his son Indaina Jones. There are some clues in the diary to reach the Holy Grail. Learning that his father has disappeared with the diary, he sets off for Italy with Marcus Brody, the museum director of Indiana. The region where they fall in Italy is the Nazi zone. Moreover, they too are after the Holy Grail. Searching for both his father and the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones faces an uphill battle.

27) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) | IMDb: 6.1

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Cate Balnchett, Shia LaBeouf

At the height of the Cold War, Soviet agents begin to follow Henry Jones. In the midst of secret and encrypted messages, they stumble upon a skull made of quartz. Jones’ only escape right now is to get this skull back to where it belongs. A chase begins between him and the Soviet agents.


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