A movie with the concept of a treasure hunt is like an ultimate whodunit, with a huge stake to claim at the end. It makes the audience excited as unknowingly along with the protagonist, they also go through the series of clues and traps to look out for the treasure. The search for a hidden stash of riches has its own charm and provides enough thrills added with a dash of danger. Perhaps that’s the reason year after year, treasure hunt movies have always managed to pull crowds into the theaters. We, at The Cinemaholic, looked around and curated a list of top treasure hunting movies ever made. You can watch some of these best treasure hunting movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
The film’s staginess and more serious tone helped ground the old school action/adventure trappings more in reality, but none of the Pirates of the Caribbean films are really worth taking this seriously. The series was begging for more inspired reworkings of pirate lore – without a few sea monsters you might as well be watching a seafaring swashbuckler of actual substance like Master and Commander. A rich amalgamation of fantasy, swashbuckling heroes, horror and comedy of errors, it went on to become one of the biggest blockbuster. For that a huge credit goes to Johnny Depp for playing Captain Jack Sparrow so spectacularly. Also starring Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, it became a major franchise churning sequels and spin offs.
14. Cutthroat Island (1995)
Cutthroat Island is a 1995 romantic comedy adventure film that features pirate’s adventures. It covers the story of Morgan Adams, a pirate, who is set to hunt down her uncle and fellow pirate Dawg Brown, to get her father. Her father, while dying, gives her a treasure map. In order to get a translator, Morgan meets a thief named William Shaw and falls for him. As they together advance to search for the treasure, they are met with several difficulties, which tests their love and commitment.