Top Movies with an Archaeologist or Anthropologist

Archaeologist and anthropologists are great in films. They go to will places and mess with curse and other evil things that are sure to cause a good time.

* – All archaeologists are anthropologists but not all anthropologists are archaeologists

RankMovieSummary
1The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy (1932)

I have selected this as the greatest Archaeologist/Anthropologist movie of all time. This was a hard choice because I love Indiana Jones. However the fact that this movie used real events and gave a better view of the scientific process, The Mummy (1932) is truly the greatest.
2Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) has Harrison Ford as Indie and that's the reason we all went into archaeology anyway.
3
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) not only has Ford, it has Sean Connery too.
4Stargate (1994)Stargate (1994) shows Kirk Russell at his toughest, although the archaeologist is the somewhat goofy Daniel (James Spader).
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Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) is a great comedy about an anthropologist.
6Medicine Man (1992)Medicine Man (1992) has Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco searching the Amazon for a cancer cure.
7The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) explores Voodoo in Haiti.
8Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)In Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Young Ape Archaeologist Cornelius (Roddy McDowell ) shows his archaeological skills and map making ability.
9The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
This is a really great movie. Boris Karloff is top notice as the fiendish Fu Manchu and Myrna Loy is beautiful as his evil daughter. The archaeologists in this one are not the sharpest bunch and are hacks for the British Secret Service.
10Planet of The Apes (1968)Planet of The Apes (1968) introduces the Young Ape Archaeologist Cornelius (Roddy McDowell )
11Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
12Gargoyles (1972)Gargoyles (1972) has an old archaeologists and his scantly clad daughter fighting gargoyles for domination of the planet.
13The Mummy's Curse (1944)The Mummy's Curse (1944) has both good and evil archaeologists and a bunch of local folklore thrown in.
14The White Orchid (1954)The White Orchid (1954) plays like a "how not to" on sexual harassment and hostile work environment.
15Timeline (2003)Timeline (2003)
17Daughter of the Sun God (1962)Daughter of the Sun God (1962) has a beautiful girl and an archaeologist on the hunt for a lost city.
18Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
19Gorillas in the Mist (1988)Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
20The Mummy (1959)The Mummy (1959)
21The Mummy's Revenge (1973)The Mummy's Revenge (1973)
22Last of the Dogmen (1995)Last of the Dogmen (1995)
23Valley of the Kings (1954)Valley of the Kings (1954)
24Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
25The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
26Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)Highlander: The Final Dimension (1994)
27Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
28Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
29Tomb Raider Ascension (2007)Tomb Raider Ascension (2007)
30Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
31Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
32The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
33The Mummy's Hand (1940)
35Prometheus (2012)Prometheus (2012)
34The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
36 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

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JEC

I am a professional archaeologist, a bonsai guy, a classic movie reviewer, and database expert. Past exploits include Golden Gloves boxing, a 2nd Degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and an Eagle Scout badge.

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