They say there’s no such thing as getting rich overnight. And it’s true, you cannot be an overnight success unless you win a lottery or find a treasure. At least once in our lives as kids, we’ve tried to dig up holes in our backyards with the hope that we might find a treasure back there. Wasn’t it fun back then trying to chase something into the unknown without thinking much about the reward. Our tiny little heads never really wrapped around the value of riches. All we cared about was the journey that’s leading us up to this imaginary treasure. But now as adults, we just want instant riches and no journeys. I would now think twice even if someone told me I had a treasure buried down my backyard.
But stories of treasure hunting will always fascinate us, no matter how much we grow up, and it’s not the treasure that draws us to these stories but the adventurous journeys of the characters in these stories. Take the world of cinema, for example: most of the classic heroes we look up to like Jack Sparrow, Indiana Jones, and Lara Croft, all of them were out seeking treasures and till this day, we think about their journeys towards those treasures.
Almost every year we get to see movies about men and women who are lured into the riches of these treasure, but not all are able to stick to our heads. A few remain etched in our memories and we keep going back to them. So with all that said now, here’s the list of really good treasure hunt movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
4. The Mummy (1999)
Somewhere deep in the ruins of Egypt, adventurer and explorer Rick O’Connell and Egyptologist Evelyn, along with a few other archaeologists, look for the hidden secrets of this ancient land in the hope they may find something never known to man. But little do they know that their one mistake could awaken a medieval satanic mummy. An ancient evil Mummy rises up from its grave and causes havoc all around the city of Hamunaptra when one archaeologist’s accident unleashes a lost buried curse. The Mummy now lurks all over this ancient city and will not rest until it finds its reincarnated lover amongst the humans who reside there.
The Mummy of Pharoh Seti now holds demonic powers that cannot be defeated easily. What will the mortal humans do now to defeat this immortal creature? Watch this one and find out more. The movie subtly turns from a treasure hunt to a battle against an immortal creature that intends to cause nothing but destruction. This 90s classic is surely a great film in this genre and will remind you of other classics like ‘Indiana Jones’ as it takes you on a journey through an action induced adventure in a dugout ancient Egyptian City.