Prince of Persia was a hit when it was first released and it still makes for a great movie night. With such a cult following and no more releases to sate the appetite of craving fans, people are looking for other great films to take them back in time, to a world filled with magic and mystery. If you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of some of the best Hollywood has to offer in the genre.
The Mummy (1999)
If you’re into the curses and prophesies of Egypt, then this is one you can’t miss. Treasure-seeking explorers set out to find the grand jewels and riches buried in the tombs of the once-powerful pharaohs, but this time they’ve bitten more than what they can chew. Set in the Sahara Desert in 1925 it offers a glimpse into the archeological world at the time and what happens when you’re not careful. Setting loose a 3,000-year-old terror sentenced to live eternity as a living dead is not a part of the plan. This reincarnated Egyptian priest must be stopped before all is lost. This movie will have you thinking about it long after it’s over. The good thing is, it has sequels for you to enjoy!
Assassin’s Creed (2016)
If you’re craving some more time traveling, be sure to check out Assassin’s Creed. Using a revolutionary technology that unlocks the memories contained in his DNA, Cal Lynch is transported to 15th century Spain where are lives the experiences of his descendant who is a member of the secret society Assassins, devoted to protecting the world from the power-hungry Templar Order. This is sure to equip him with the knowledge and skills to fight the organization in the present times, but will he be successful? Watch the movie to find out.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
The story of Moses is known to all. This historical period of human history has been told many times orally, in the written form and through movies. This film, however, shows it in the most riveting way possible.
Ramses and Moses, the two Egyptian Princes, have been raised together as brothers. When Ramses ascends to the throne, Moses becomes his most trusted advisor. Things are going well till Moses learns of his Hebrew parentage and his brother banishes him the desert to die. Death, however, is not God’s plan for his messenger. With the mission to free the Israelites from slavery, Moses returns from exile demanding that his people be freed.
The Scorpion King (2002)
Bringing the legend ‘The Scorpion King’, an Egyptian warrior, back to life, this movie takes you to the infamous city of Gomorrah, 5000 years ago when an evil ruler reigns supreme, running a tyrannical regime unchecked to drive out the nomadic people of the desert to their demise. The remaining tribes must, in the face of adversity, put aside their differences and unite as one or perish. Their plan is simple, to kill the sorcerer whose visions the king relies on. Their hopes lie on a skilled assassin, Mathayus, whom they’ve hired to rid them of evil.
Gods of Egypt (2016)
There is a power within a mortal that trumps that of the gods and in this movie, Bek sets out to do just that. To save his true love and rescue mankind from the clutches of the merciless god of darkness, Set, he forms an unlikely alliance with Horus. Will he be able to dethrone Set from Egypt’s throne and set the empire on the path of prosperity again or will he fail in his quest? Join this action-filled adventure to find out. A trip to the afterlife and across the heavens sure makes for a movie to remember!
Spartans have been known for the power they wield. Each man and woman is a warrior and they’re ready to fight. This movie shows how 300 Spartans managed to defeat more than 300,000 soldiers of the invading army. King Leonidas sets off on battle against Xerxes, the Persian ‘God-King’, to fight for his people. The odds may be unfavorable but his determination might just win the war. Set in 480 BC, you get to see some great visuals and even better, the battlefields of the time. As you Leonidas rally his troops and his queen rally support for the fight in Sparta you’ll be transported to a different time and place.
These movies are sure to quench your thirst for mystery and adventure, taking you back to a different time, a different world. All you need to get there is a good cable plan. Wow TV is the perfect companion for your movie night. With all the movie channels and vast on-demand library that it has to offer, you’ll be able to find all the films you like. So, dim the lights and let the movie magic begin!