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27 Movies Like ‘The Mummy’ That You Must See

27 movies like the mummy

I understand after watching The Mummy, and you can’t resist watching more movies just like it. It is understandable a movie that involves such a high degree of action, fantasy, adventure, and comedy will leave a strong print in the mind of the audience. But don’t worry, as I will be guiding you to 27 movies just like The Mummy.

Now, to be honest, there is a possibility that you’ve watched at least half of them but don’t worry, as we will be listing 27 movies like The Mummy. So without wasting any more time, let’s dive into the list.


1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (7.4 IMBD)

This is one of the best movies in the related genres. The movie is cast by Johnny Depp, who is playing the lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow alongside Orlando Bloom as blacksmith Will Turner. The movie is directed by Gore Verbinski. The first movie of the franchise made over $600 million with a budget of $ 140 million.

the curse of the black pearl

After the town is raided and Elizabeth, who is the governor’s daughter, is abducted by the pirates, Will Turner, along with Jack Sparrow, steals the royal ship and goes to release Elizabeth from the pirates. You might be asking why did the pirates in the first place abduct Elizabeth?

Well, we came to know that the pirates that raided the city were cursed. Whenever they come under the moonlight, they turn into dead zombies. And to release the curse, they needed the last coin for the ritual which Elizabeth had.


2. Van Helsing (6 IMBD)

Van Helsing is more of a horror film but retains most of its characteristics, like The Mummy. The movie is a 2004 hit starred by Hugh Jackman, who is the monster hunter Van Helsing alongside Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious.

van helsing

The movie is about a monster created by three people, namely Doctor Frankenstein, Igor, and Dracula. But the place where the experiment was being conducted was burned down by the crowd. And it was revealed that the Doctor was killed by Dracula. Van Helsing, who is a hunter, is given a mission to find Dracula and kill him while protecting Anna and Velkan.


3. National Treasure (6.9 IMBD)

This 2004 released film with the genre of action and adventure will attract your interest. The is cast by Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger, with many more famous talents.

national treasure

The movie starts with a cryptographer being told by his grandfather about a lost treasure. But to go for the hunt, he had to wait for 30 years until he was allowed by a wealthy person to go on the expedition, which involved a lost ship. Along with Riley, he went on the hunt without knowing the upcoming challenges they had to face.


4. The Librarian: Quest Of The Spear (6.2 IMBD)

This is a fantasy-adventure movie released on 5 December 2004, which stars Noah Wyle, Kyle Mclachlan, Sonya Walger, and many more talented actors. The movie is directed by Peter Winther.

librarian quest of the spear

Flynn Carsen is a middle age man who does not have any job, and his wife is in college trying to collect his 23rd degree. After getting fed up with his lack of social skills, his professor and his mother encouraged him to go out and see the real world.

Try to find a wife and live a happy life instead of collecting these bunch of certificates. After a lot of lectures, he finally accepts an invitation to work at the Metropolitan Public Library. But little did he know that working there would lead him to an adventurous journey.


5. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (8.2 IMBD)

With Harrison Ford as the lead, if you haven’t heard of this piece of art, don’t worry, as, after this, you will most probably love this movie. For the genre, this movie is an action-adventure released in 1989 with Steven Spielberg as the director.

indiana jones and the last crusade

The movie is about a young boy named Henry Jones Jr who encounters a group of robbers while on a trip. He discovered that the robbers were trying to steal a crucifix. He stole the crucifix before the robbers had their hands on it. But as they find out, Jones has, and they start running after him. They lost him.

Indiana Jones met up with the local police but found out that he was also one of the members of the group. The officer gave him to the leader of the robbers. But what happens after will turn his life upside down.


6. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (6.7 IMBD)

This is a sequel to the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which we recommended above. If you have watched both The Mummy and the first part of Pirates of the Caribbean, then I don’t even need to tell you how awesome this movie is. Withholding to his previous part genre Dead Man’s Chest, with the help of better CGI, has pushed this to the next level.

pirates of the caribbean dead man's chest

In this sequel, there is an octopus pirate named Davy Jones. He is after Jack because Jack owes him a debt. In the movie, we’ll see Jacking getting betrayed by Will, who will end up choosing his future wife, Elizabeth. One thing I would recommend to you is that DO NOT eat food while watching this movie.


7. The Mummy Returns (6.4 IMBD)

What could be a better movie than The Mummy Returns after you’ve finished its prequel? With the same cast as Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson as the scorpion king, you will love this movie even more. The young Alex, who is a bit grown up, will have more involvement in the film.

the mummy returns

The movie came two years after the first one. But just to make you aware, the movie did well financially, but the audience had a split reaction as compared to the first part. Well, I leave it up to you to decide that.


8. The Scorpion King (5.5 IMBD)

After you have finished both The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, you can enjoy The Scorpion King, which is a prequel to both of the above-mentioned films. In the movie, you would be able to understand more about Mathayus of Akkad or The Scorpion King’s past. You will know about how he became the scorpion king. Dwayne, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, and many more talents will be cast in the movie.

scorpion king

After a brutal attack on a village by the Memnon men, out of the whole population of the village, only three people survived the attack. They were Mathayus, his brother, and Rama, their friend. Now to take their revenge on Memnon, the 3 of them are hired by King Pheron, who hires them to kill Memnon. Now, after the journey, Mathayus and his companion will travel late; we’ll get to know how he became the Scorpion King.


9. Stardust (7.6 IMBD)

This movie is based on a novel written by Neil Gaiman. With its release in 2007, the movie can attract a huge audience. The casts include Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, and many more. With the genre of romance, fantasy, and adventure, you are sure to love this masterpiece presented by Matthew Vaughn.


The story starts with a man named Dunstan who has come to the village of Wall. Upon entering the village, he met the princess, who was a slave there. He fell in love with her, they kissed, and after nine months, they had a baby. I know this doesn’t make sense at all. But I would recommend you watch it. That way, you would be able to understand better.


10. Pirates of The Caribbean: At World’s End (7.2 IMBD)

Released in 2007, it is the third movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. If you have watched the previous parts, you know that this will, too, live up to your expectations. I understand, as compared to The Mummy, the film takes place on an opposite landscape. But apart from that, you will enjoy Captain Jack Sparrow’s mischief. Alongside him, Will Turner, Elizabeth, and Davy Jones will still be a part of the film.

pirates of the caribbean at world's end

And as for the plot, Beckett, who is in charge of the Port Royal, commands Jones to find out who was involved in the stealing of the ship. Jack and Elizabeth will barely escape. We’ll see Jack, who has been kept under Jones, will survive with the help of Will, Elizabeth, and the crew they had formed.


11. The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (5.2 IMBD)

Yep, this is the third part of The Mummy franchise and the last one. It was released in 2008. The best thing is we’ll see the same cast as those in the earlier parts. But as the movie is airing after a few years, then obviously, we’ll see Alex as a grown man. Apart from them, we’ll see a new Chinese cast as the film will be taking place in China.

the mummy tomb of the dragon


So after years since the second part in 1946, the family is living happily in England. Alex, with his professor Roger Wilson found out about the Dragon Emperor’s tomb. At the location, they find the tomb both of them are attacked by a strange woman.

We’ll also see Rick and Evelyn are ordered by the government to take the Eye of Shangri-La back to China. But the Eye of Shangri-La gets into the wrong hands and which leads to the resurrection of the Dragon Emperor.


12. The Mummy (2017) (5.4 IMBD)

Don’t worry; we are not recommending the original one; this is the 2017 edition. 1999 does not have any relation with 2017, but there is an Easter Egg that refers to 1999 one. That is up to you to find that. As for the main cast, we’ll see Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, who is a U.S. Army sergeant, Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey, who is an archaeologist and many more well know talents.

the mummy


Nick accidentally leads to the resurrection of the Egyptian mummy Ahmanet, who is a princess. As her power was constantly increasing, she traveled to London from the Middle East to release his brother, who was buried under a construction site.

Now to stop them from uniting with each other, Nick, along with Annabelle, will work together to stop and counter the ritual, or otherwise, it will lead to mass killings throughout England.


13. Jungle Cruise (6.6 IMBD)

A 2021 movie that is starred by  Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. In the film, Dwayne will be playing the role of Frank Wolff, And Emily Blunt as Dr. Lily Houghton, who is a botanist.

jungle cruise

Lagrimas De Cristal is a tree that has the power to cure any illness and heal any injuries. After Dr. Lily Houghton’s got to know about this tree, she tried to request access to able to build a team and look for this tree as she hoped that this would enable the creation of high-quality medicine that would help the troops in the world war. However, she is denied as the tree is considered to be a false myth. But she is determined, and that is why she stole the forbidden map which led to the Lagrimas De Cristal.


14. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) (7.5 IMBD)

Started by Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, who is a well-known archaeologist and adventurer. Kate Capshaw as Willie Scott, who works in Shanghai. The movie is a part of the Indiana Jones franchise. It was released on 23 May 1984. With directed by Steven Spielberg, who also directed Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

the temple of the doom

After surviving a plane crash, Jones, Indy, and Willie get to the Indian Village, where they meet the villagers who request them to bring back the ancient jewel along with their children, who have been stolen by evil people. Indy agrees to their plea and decides to help them.


15. National Treasure: Book Of Secrets (2007) (6.5)

With its release on 21 December 2007, the movie quickly gained audience attention. The movie is starred by Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin, and he is a historian, along with her former girlfriend, Dr. Abigail Chase, who is played by Diane Kruger. The movie is directed by Jon Turteltaub.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The movie takes place after the civil war. The film will include the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Ben will find out about the assassination committed by their ancestor and prove them wrong; he and his father went on to find the famous book of secrets, which will also include the details about the treasure.


16. The Great Wall (5.9 IMBD)

Released in 2016, The Great Wall was directed by Zhang Yimou. The movie is worth watching one time, but due to the losses it has incurred because of the high expenses involved in the making of the film. That is why many audiences don’t even consider watching it even for once.

But if you have just finished The Mummy, I would recommend you to at least watch this film for the first time. The movie is starred by Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, and Andy Lau, along with many more talented casts.

the great wall

Now just for a bit of information about the film. The movie takes place in ancient China, where two mercenaries, William Garin and Spaniard Pero from Ireland, are on a mission. They are tasked to find a secret formula.

But while they stay in China, they are attacked by monsters that the people have named Tao Tie. The Chinese believe that these monsters come in a meteorite. The movie seems decent and is recommended to those who like a mix of ancient China and monsters.


17. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (6.9 IMBD)

This is a sequel to 1995 Jumanji and is starred by Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. The movie is directed by Jake Kasdan and produced by Matt Tolmach along with William Teitler.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

A young boy named Alex is trapped inside a game, and even after 20 years, the town still talks about the kid who disappeared. A few high school students on their vacation plan to meet up and play a game of Jumanji, unknowingly the danger it poses.

When they all insert their character in the game, all of them, one by one, are sucked inside the game. Inside the game, they are assigned distinct characters along with the genders they had earlier opted for in the game. They later discovered that to escape this game, they needed to finish the game.


18. The Forbidden Kingdom (6.5 IMBD)

This is a Chinese movie released on April 2008. The movie is starred by Jackie Chan as Lu Yan, Jet Li as Sun Wukong along with Michael Angarano as Jason Tripitikas. Rob Minkoff is the director of the film, and it is produced by Casey Silver.

the forbidden kingdom


A young boy named Jason, since a very young age, always loved martial arts films. He aspires to fight just like them. And in the future wants to fight Sun Wukong, who is a fictional character from the movies he likes. He went to a shop to buy some DVDs to watch, but on the way, he encountered hooligans.

Jason is requested by the owner Hop to deliver this sacred golden staff to its owner. Jason agrees to him but ends up being levitated by the magical staff. He went unconscious, and when he opened his eyes, he was in ancient China.


19. The Librarian: Curse Of The Judas Chalice (6.3 IMBD)

A 2008 adventure movie starred by Noah Wyle, Bruce Davison, Stana Katic, Bob Newhart, and Jane Curtin as the main cast. The movie is produced by Dean Devlin, Kerrie Peak, and Noah Wyle.

the librarian curse of the judas chalice

A librarian, who is played by Noah Wyle, is bidding for a vase. But during the bidding, he is busy on his phone, which irritates his wife. By mistake, he ends up bidding for 1 million euros and also loses his wife. After he takes the vase to his home, he breaks it and finds a stone that is so magical that whatever it touches will turn into gold.


20. Journey To The Center Of the Earth (2008) (5.8 IMBD)

Released on 11 July 2008, the movie starred Brendan Fraser as Professor Trevor Anderson and Josh Hutcherson, who plays the role of Sean Anderson ( Trevor’s nephew). The movie is a hit at the box office, generating a revenue of $244.2 million over a budget of $60 million.

journey to the center of the earth

Trevor’s brother has been missing for over ten years. He develops a plan to find his brother but is interrupted by his brother’s wife, who is supposed to drop Sean off with his uncle Trevor. After finding out about his plan to go to Iceland, Sean insisted on going with him on this adventure.


21. Uncharted (6.3 IMBD)

This is a very recent movie released in early February 2022. Tom Holland, along with Mark Wahlberg, takes the lead in the film, with Sophia Ali in the supporting role. The movie is based on treasure hunting which involves stunts and action along with adventure. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer.


Nathan is a young boy whose elder brother Sam went on the adventure where the forbidden map leads to. Without risking his brother’s life, Sam went on to find the hidden treasure and promised to come back after he found the treasure.

After a couple of years have passed, Nate is working as a bartender and is approached by Victor, who tells him about the same treasure his brother went to when they were kids. After a lot of persuasion, Nate agrees, and they go on to find the treasure.


22. Sahara (2005) (6 IMBD)

This is an action-adventure film that was released in April 2005. The movie budget was raised to 160 million dollars after legal allegations were thrown against the film. The movie earned a 6 IMBD rating but still managed to impress most audiences who were looking for the adventure genre. Matthew McConaughey is the main protagonist of the film, with Steve Zahn in the supporting role.



23. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (6.2 IMBD)

Released on 18 May 2022, this is the third movie of the Indiana Jones franchise. With a box office of $790 million over the budget of $185 million. You’ll see Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Cate Blanchett as Irina Spalko, along with many more actors. The movie is of action and adventure genre.

Indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull

Ten years ago, a UFO crashed. It was revealed that the government retrieved a dead alien body from it, on which they are conducting experiments. Now Indiana Jones is kidnapped and is forced to find out the location of the corpse.


24. The Librarian: Return To King Solomon’s Mines (6.9 IMBD)

This is a 2006 released film that comes under The Librarian Franchise. Just like The Mummy, Return to King Solomon’s Mines is also a fantasy, action, and adventure film. The movie was released on 3 December 2006, with Noah Wyle as the leading character. The film is directed by Jonathan Frakes.

the librarian return to the king solomons mines


In this part, you’ll see more action and adventure-related scenes as compared to the first part, as he finds a map that leads to King Solomon’s Mines. And because the treasure in the cave allows the person to control space and time, if this information leaks, all the high powerups will try to conquer it.

25. Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) (6.6 IMBD)

A bundle of action, fantasy, and adventure. You’ll enjoy the movie. This was released in early May 2010. The movie is starred by Jake Gyllenhaal who is the Prince Dastan, Gemma Arterton who is The Princess of Alamut. The film has grossed over 300 million USD.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The story is about a prince who faces challenges to rule Persia and has to go against his stepbrothers, Tus and Garcia. The movie will also show the romance between Dastan and Tamina.


26. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (5.7 IMBD)

With Dwayne Johnson starring, you know how much action and adventure this movie is packing. With its release on January 2012, the film made a box office of $335 million even after less than 6 IMBD ratings. Alongside Dwayne, you’ll see Michael Caine as Sean’s paternal grandfather, Alexander, and Josh Hutcherson as Sean.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

After Sean’s grandfather has been missing for years, he and Hanks (Sean’s Stepfather) decipher the code sent by his grandfather. To find him, they went on an adventure to the mysterious island. The movie will involve loads of creatures that you’ll find amazing.


27. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Strange Tides (6.6 IMBD)

4th is a movie from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. This is a fantasy, action, adventure, and comedy (a little bit of romance, too) film. With Johnny Depp’s amazing acting, along with Penelope Cruz and many more actors, the movie made a box office of over $1 billion. The movie is directed by Rob Marshall.

pirates of the caribbean on strange tides

The movie revolves around a mythical fountain of youth that everyone tries to conquer. And for this, Jack gathers a crew again to went on this adventure. In this movie, he’ll encounter his former lover Angelica who is the culprit. After recommending 27 movies like The Mummy, I’m sure that you’ll definitely like a bunch of them.

Movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones have more parts that I didn’t include but are worth watching. Most of the above-mentioned movies are available on Netflix and Amazon Prime, which have annual and monthly subscriptions according to your needs; you might need to rent some of those on YouTube. The cost may vary from movie to movie, but most of them are under $2 to $3.


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