Ben Gates, a historian and treasure hunter looking for the rumoured Freemason treasure that is entwined with American history, is portrayed by Nicolas Cage in both the original film and its sequel, National Treasure: Book of Secrets. In the soon-to-be-released National Treasure: Edge of History sequel series on Disney+, the much-anticipated return of National Treasure will finally be made. The history-loving adventure genre, which is extremely fascinating, is being brought back to life for movie viewers by Disney+. Here are some adventure movies for you if you’re craving more like National Treasure.
1. Fool’s Gold (2008)
Director- Andy Tennant
In the waters around an island near Key West owned by a violent rap artist to whom Ben is in debt. Deep-sea treasure hunter Benjamin Finnegan is convinced he has discovered the discovery of the century. Ben has recently divorced Tess, his longtime research and diving partner, whom he still loves, and is penniless. On the multimillionaire Nigel Honeycutt’s boat, she is nearby performing steward duties. The rapper has employed a competing treasure hunter. Can Ben persuade Nigel to finance his quest, win Tess over to his cause? Also, fend off the rapper and his goons, and locate a Spanish treasure that has lain dormant for ages and is incredibly valuable?
2. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Director- Guy Ritchie
Sherlock Holmes is a debauched investigator with an amazing sense of deduction. Dr. Watson, his keenly perceptive brother-in-arms, manage to put their occultist arch-enemy, Lord Blackwood, to death. While a series of ritualistic murders terrorise late 1800s Victorian London. Evil, however, has no bounds, and when unsettling rumours that the devilish practitioner of the black arts has escaped death begin to spread like wildfire. A mystery copycat continues where the slain aristocrat left off. Irene Adler, Sherlock’s feisty ex-girlfriend with a secret motive, has now returned to further complicate matters as Blackwood. It appears to have been revived, pursues his reign of terror against the backdrop of widespread superstition.
3. The Lost City (2022)
Director(s)- Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
Reclusive, exhausted romance author Loretta Sage struggles to find inspiration. While working diligently to finish her most recent book in time for a book tour. However, Loretta’s life will be turned upside down when an irrepressible millionaire kidnaps her. As if having her manager Beth breathing down her neck and demanding on her finishing her promotional tour wasn’t enough, this will cause Loretta to loose control. Alan, Loretta’s regular cover model, is now in charge of saving the day.
4. The Brothers Bloom (2009)
Director- Rian Johnson
Bloom has had enough of defrauding people for 25 years and wants to leave the industry. His brother Stephen persuades him to engage in one last scam. This time, focusing on Penelope, an eccentric heiress from the East Coast. When Bloom falls in love with the alluring woman, the con doesn’t go as planned.
5. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Director- Ron Howard
Dr. Robert Langdon, a renowned American expert in religious symbolism, arrived in the Louvre after being called by the French F.B.I. He is headed by Captain Bezu Fache, to meet with them. However, he soon learned that he was the prime suspect in the death of the historian he was supposed to meet. Langdon is tasked with cracking a series of complex codes and puzzles with the help of Sophie, a French cryptographer and government spy. They are racing Fache’s lawmen through the Louvre, the streets of Paris. Hence, eventually over the English Channel as they try to catch up with them.
6. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Director- Leslie Dilley
The U.S. government enlists the aid of American archaeologist, university lecturer, and adventurer Indiana Jones because it is rumoured that Adolf Hitler’s Nazis have discovered the whereabouts of the mythical Ark of the Covenant, the holy object said to contain the Ten Commandments. Indiana journeys to the perilous slopes of Nepal and then to mystical Cairo, where he partners up with his ex-girlfriend Marion and his friend Sallah. Both cities are thought to be home to an inexplicable destructive force. However, this is a maddening race against time, and the path to the sought-after artefact passes through Dr. René Belloq, Indy’s cunning arch-rival, and Major Toht’s ruthless Gestapo force.
7. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Director- Simon West
Lara Croft, an adventurous archaeologist and orphan, sets out on a perilous adventure to find the two pieces of an ancient time-controlling artefact before it falls into the wrong hands. The fearless tomb raider will need to work with rival explorers and sworn rivals to get the parts as time is running out because an exceedingly uncommon planetary alignment is about to occur for the first time in 5,000 years.
8. The Mummy (1999)
Director- Stephen Sommers
Imhotep, the disloyal high priest of Pharaoh Seti I, gets bury alive, doom to endure unspeakable pain for all of eternity. Nearly three thousand years later, in 1926, the daring American explorer Rick O’Connell, the scholarly British Egyptologist Evelyn, and her brother Jonathan foolishly go on a perilous treasure quest in the buried city of Hamunaptra, only to unintentionally set Imhotep free. The creature is now planning his retaliation, determined to wreak 10 terrible plagues on Egypt and, most all, to reconcile with Anck-Su-Namun, his enduring love.
9. Night At The Museum (2006)
Director- Shawn Levy
Night At The Museum is one comedy adventure movie ben stiller as Larry Daley, a financially precarious father of one, accepts a position as a night watchman at the New York Museum of Natural History following a traumatic divorce. However, Larry is in for a big surprise when he gets to know his mysterious three predecessors since odd things start to happen right away. Now, at dusk, the entire museum comes to live, animated by some obscure supernatural force, and no one can stop the ferocious exhibits from causing mayhem.