Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Keira KnightleyWatch on Amazon
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The first movie is one of the best pirate movies ever made. This treasure hunting franchise is about Captain Jack Sparrow. Jack Sparrow is a pirate who is ahead of his time, he is savvy and free spirited. He is also quite odd, but also quite smart. Captain Jack Sparrow agrees to help Will Turner, an excellent swordsman, and accomplished blacksmith, find his true love, Elizabeth Swann.
The unconventional duo finds a link between Elizabeth’s disappearance and the Captain Hector Barbossa, a treacherous pirate with a horrible curse. This evil pirate’s curse puts him, along with his crew, in a perpetual state of undead-ness, living in both worlds, never being able to move on.
Captain Barbossa and Jack Sparrow’s used to be allies, which make the men’s quest to find Elizabeth even more difficult. Pirate booty is the treasure found in this film, all the other movies like Pirates of the Carribean, have their own unique loot to be found.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voigt, and Iain GlenWatch on Amazon
This treasure hunting dame continues her adventures with Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life.
(Lara Croft is gearing up for a new quest and will be ready around 2018.)
Lara Croft belongs to a rich aristocrat family, she is a tomb raider. Like the Pirates movie, she is a treasure hunter too. This strong woman isn’t afraid of danger, she casually enters unsafe locations such as tombs, and ruins, in search of ancient artifacts. Lara Croft knows how to handle herself in combat, and has a capability of speaking many foreign languages. Additionally, this archeologist does all her hunting in very skimpy outfits.
In this movie similar to Pirates of the Carribean, Lara travels the world in search of an ancient talisman that is said to control time. By chance, Lara finds it in her own home. An evil clan called the Illuminati want the key, and once they steal it from Lara she must get it back before time runs out to keep the Illuminati from destroying the world.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is an excellent flick, based on the video games, with a strong female lead, a requirement to movie suggestions like Pirates of the Carribean.
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The Librarian Trilogy
Starring: Noah Wyle, Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, and Jane CurtinWatch on Amazon
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Following the trilogy is a series that is currently airing, called The Librarians.
Flynn is a scholar, he loves to learn, read, and discover. At 30 years of age, Flynn has 22 degrees. This knowledge is a mixed blessing because it has cut Flynn off from taking any more classes. Now looking for a new path in life, Flynn receives a strange invitation for a job interview, that appears to be magical.
Skeptical Flynn, goes to the Metropolitan Public Library, the location of his invitation, to try his luck. Flynn knocks the interview out of the park, he even has answers for the stranger questions that interviewer, Charlene, asks. He gets the job and is led deep under the library, to another library.
This library is home to ancient treasures of the world from extremely long ago. Including, Excalibur, The Ark of the Covenant, and Pandora’s Box. Flynn’s new job is to collect more dangerous and magical artifacts from around the world using his wit and knowledge while trying not to die.
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, like POTC, has a great deal of facts and locations and a fun-loving cast.
Watch all of these great librarian movies like Pirates of the Caribbean with your entire family, each one is better than the last!
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Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and John HannahWatch on Amazon
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An archeological dig is scheduled to start in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, India. Evelyn Carnahan is the English librarian who set the whole thing up. After saving, Rick O’Connell from death, he agrees to join her team. Little do they know, but another team of explorers is interested in the same location.
Unfortunately, this team of competitors has unleashed a powerful curse that wakes the High Priest Imhotep, from his eternal slumber. The Mummy is awake. He won’t be lying down easily. It will take a great battle to put him back to rest, in this treasure seeking film The Pirates of the Carribean movie recommendations.
The Mummy is arguably one of the greatest mummy films ever made and it is full of excitement like the original Pirates of the Carribean movie.
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Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, and Sean BeanWatch on Amazon
The mysteries continue with National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
(A third quest is in the works, but it’s taking a while to get the facts straight, it should be ready around 2018-2019)
From the beginning to the end, National Treasure is a major hunt. A descendant of family treasure hunters, Benjamin Franklin Gates, is still searching for the same thing as his predecessors. After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers hid a war chest. This is what the Gates family has been searching for long past due.
Ben is on the verge of deciphering the code, all he needs is the original Declaration of Independence. A task that will be quite a challenge. At the same time, a hostile competitor is after the same thing. Both groups attract attention in the search for the treasure and now have the F.B.I. on their trails.
National Treasure has to be counted among treasure seeking movies like Pirates of the Carribean. It is a non-stop, thrilling, and fantastic film about searching for some lost and forgotten loot.
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Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, and Anne RamseyWatch on Amazon
The Goonies might be the last on the list of alternatives to Pirates of the Caribbean, but it is certainly not to be overlooked. The Goonies is a classic, fan, and cult favorite treasure hunting movie! When a group of ordinary boys comes across a secret treasure map, they have no idea that this is the start to an adventure of a lifetime. The Goonies is a masterpiece, a treasure all on its own. Everyone must watch this at least once, it is a perfect addition to Pirates of the Carribean movie list.