Thursday Movie Picks: Treasure Hunt

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’re talking about some treasure hunt movies!

#1 Ready Player One

This is the first one I thought of and I fully expect it to be popular this week. Ready Player One is a decent film, eventhough I liked the book a lot more than the adaptation. The concept is so cool and the treasure hunt going on here is unlike everything else I’ve seen before!

#2 The Hobbit

Out of the three Hobbit films, the first one if definitely my favorite – and it’s the kick-off to an epic treasure hunt!

#3 Pirates of the Caribbean

While I could go with just about any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie but I think the OG one features the best of the four treasure hunts. And it introduced us to Jack Sparrow!

What’s your favorite film about treasure hunts? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Treasure Hunt

  1. This is the only one of the Pirates of the Caribbean that I enjoyed. It has a joy and panache that is sorely lacking in the sequels. It’s messy around the edges but a fun adventure nonetheless.

    I’ve heard of Ready Player One but not being much of a video gamer it just never appealed to me.

    I detested all the LOTR movies so you’d have to tie me to a chair to watch The Hobbit!

    I’m a fan of treasure hunt movies so I reached back to some older ones I’ve seen.

    Green Hell (1940)-A group of fortune hunters lead by Keith Brandon (Douglas Fairbanks Jr) including David Richardson (Vincent Price) and Forrester (George Sanders) head deep into the South American jungle in search of rumored Incan treasure. Shortly after Richardson is killed by natives his wife Stephanie (Joan Bennett) arrives. Despite his loss she decides to stick it out and look for the booty but as the months tick by tempers and passions flare as the local heathens become increasingly hostile.

    Plunder of the Sun (1953)-Down on his luck and short on funds insurance adjuster Al Colby (Glenn Ford) makes a deal with Thomas Berrien (Francis L. Sullivan), a crooked collector of antiquities to travel by ship to Oaxaca, Mexico smuggling a small package. During the voyage Berrien dies, Colby opens the package finding three parchments and a stone medal. Contacted by rival archaeologist Jefferson (Sean McClory) Colby discovers the parchments are a key to hidden treasure and the search is on!! Filmed in Mexico at the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and Monte Alban.

    Beyond Atlantis (1973)-When a fisherman wants to trade in his pearls for cash pimp Fast Eddie (Sid Haig) smells a fortune to be made and embarks on a treasure hunt to locate more. Joining with scuba driver Logan (John Ashley), adventurer Vic (Patrick Wayne, The Duke’s son) and Dr. Kathy Vernon (Lenore Stevens) they head to the island. Upon arrival they are met by a tribe of half fish/half humans led by Neraus (George Nader) and his beautiful daughter Syrene (Leigh Christian) who only seems to possess a skimpy bikini. The gang are looking for loot, but Syrene is looking for a chance to propagate for the good of the tribe! A real piece of Roquet Cheese!!

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  2. Great picks! I enjoyed the book more but Ready Player One was really fun. The Hobbit is one I chose as well, and I think all 3 movies fit here but the first is probably also my favorite. I loved Bilbo’s reluctance to adventure. POTC is great as well. The first movie will always be my favorite.

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  3. Ooooh, I didn’t even think of Ready Player One, but that’s a really good example for a treasure hunt. I say that like I actually watched the movie, but I still haven’t. I just wasn’t that much into the book and then I never got around to it. BUT it’s a treasure hunt for sure.

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  4. I think you you are the first one to chose Ready, Player One and I haven’t seen it. I’m not sure I will as it’s not my style. I enjoyed the Hobbit films although not as good as LOTR I enjoyed it even though it is too much in CGI. I also enjoy watching the Pirates which are a lot of fun.

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