As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.
Bond's back with a brand new face in 2006, 'Casino Royale' was one of the best Bond films in years. Not many people tend to have seen 'Letters from Iwo Jima' so if you're up for some gritty WW2 action we'd suggest checking it out!
Ancient war and action movies, in the vein of 'Gladiator' and '300': ancient heroes duking it out against mythological monsters, Persians, and wooly mammoths. Check out our 'Great Medieval Action' list for similar themes set at a later date.
Before we start gushing about 'The Dead Lands', a brief description: this collection of films comprises the best adventure films set in prehistoric times, usually revolving around an epic quest. Ok, now to gush: if you want a gritty, fast-paced, poignant, and distinctly un-Hollywoodized adventure then you have to watch 'The Dead Lands'