The Hunt for Buried Treasure

When hunting for lost or buried treasure, brains always win out over brawn. Decipher the clues, outwit the bad guys, grab the loot and make a clean getaway. Why does it always sound easier than it really is?

  • Cutthroat Island - Geena Davis plays a pirate intent on recovering her inheritance with a snippet of a treasure map.
  • Fool's Gold - Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson encounter trouble at every turn on their hunt for sunken treasure off the Florida Keys in this delightful romp.
  • The Goonies - Misfit kids (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and Martha Plimpton) follow a treasure map to an underground cavern full of pirate treasure and scary outlaws.
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Indiana Jones and his father (Sean Connery) must unravel the clues to the location of the Holy Grail and defeat the Nazis!
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - A motley assortment of would-be millionaires race to the treasure.
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Lara Croft, (Angelina Jolie) must recover an ancient artifact before it destroys the world.
  • The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines - The Librarian (Noah Wyle), guardian of untold treasures, must interpret his father's clues to find the legendary mines.
  • The Myth - An archaeologist (Jackie Chan) must understand his dreams in order to find the ancient Chinese treasure trove.
  • National Treasure - Obsessed with hidden clues and treasure, Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) will stop at nothing to uncover the truth and the treasure!
  • Romancing the Stone - Romance novelist (Kathleen Turner) and rugged adventurer (Michael Douglas) must survive the jungles of Columbia, decipher the map and find the gem!
  • Sahara - Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) searches for the Ship of Death rumored to be full of gold in the hot Saharan desert. The film is loosely based on the book by Clive Cussler.
  • Slow Burn - Minnie Driver, Josh Brolin and James Spader search for jewels in the merciless Mexican desert.
  • Treasure Island - Based on the book by Robert Lewis Stevenson, Long John Silver must match wits against his cabin boy.
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre - This film classic starring Humphrey Bogart serves as an excellent warning against greed.
  • Without a Paddle - Childhood friends (Matthew Lillard, Seth Green and Dax Shepard) vow to complete their quest for the lost treasure of D.B. Cooper.
Written by Tara on August 7, 2010

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