Who wouldn’t like gold? Box office hits starring treasure-hunting heroes are no different. True, movies related to gold or focused on gold hunting don’t need to be searched for with a magnifying glass. The situation is actually the opposite: there is plenty of them. We decided at the office to assess and choose the best adventure movies about gold, just for you! Here are our selection of five widely known and beloved movies to watch about search for gold.
The Italian Job
The impact of the gold rush as the inspiration of the movie makers, cannot be underestimated, and it is certainly not refuted by the movie called “The Italian Job”. While the 2003 version, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mos Def and Charlize, is the newest version of the movie, more familiar to many could be the first “The Italian Job” that was completed in 1969.
The story itself is relatively simple: in order to steal a huge pile of gold bars, a group of criminals decide to organize the biggest traffic jam in LA’s history to make more time for the robbery. Do they succeed and what happens to the characters later? Go ahead and find out!
In this Hollywood box office, gold is being hunted down by professional treasure hunter Finn (Matthew McConaughey), who has even sacrificed his marriage with Tess (Kate Hudson). But now Finn gets a new and the last chance to save both, the gold and his marriage from the seabed.
By the way, the script of the film is inspired by a true story that happened to a real American treasure hunter Mel Fisher, whose adventures also resulted in the production of the documentary Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story in 1986. So it’s worth taking a look at both films.
In this film Benjamin Gater (Nicolas Cage) hunts for a treasure that Columbus personally brought to America. However, to find a huge treasure, it is necessary to understand the clues that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America left everywhere.
Will the treasure hunt succeed and how? You can see this in more detail when you start watching the movie. However, it should be mentioned that “National Treasure” also has a sequel. Furthermore, a third film may be expected shortly.
If someone asks you the name of the most famous treasure hunter ever in the history of movies, it would probably be none other than Indiana Jones. In the famous film, a man hunts for a fictional treasure called Golden Idol.
The same magnificent treasure sought after in the movie has inspired many other films, theater productions and even video games, which is why it could be considered a real and historical artifact. In fact, the figure is inspired by historical treasure, but it is still created only to be admired on screens.
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Who wouldn’t like to watch westerns from time to time! “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is the lunatic embodiment of this genre, of which several different new versions have been completed today. However, the original version from 1966 is worth a look, especially since the main character is none other than the young Clint Eastwood.
By the way, the soundtrack for the film classic was written by the Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who is called The Ecstasy of Gold and is one of the best-known soundtracks of film music, which most of us can recognize in our sleep. So, it’s worth choosing one movie tonight and enjoying it with snacks in front of the TV.