Ancient Egyptian Underworld and Afterlife in Film
September 4, 2011 1:05 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for movies with scenes involving the ancient Egyptian underworld/afterlife.

I'm interested to see movies with scenes that either have something to do with the actual legends of the ancient Egyptian afterlife (Duat) such as the weighing of the heart ritual, or the treatment of souls after they die, or even Ra's nightly passage through the underworld/battle with the serpent Apep.

I've seen "The Mummy" and I'm less interested in horror movies that are primarily about regenerated dead people coming back to stalk living people on earth. I'm more interested in movies that show scenes of the gods (Ra, Osirus, Horus, etc) interacting within the underworld and especially movies that have scenes depicting the soul's journey after death, from an ancient Egyptian's perspective.

posted by egeanin to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Don't Eat The Pictures
posted by phoenixy at 1:09 PM on September 4, 2011 [4 favorites]

Best answer: Stargate
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 1:31 PM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

There's a G.I. Joe episode that dealt with a trip to Duat and the weighing of hearts. Wikipedia says it was called "The Gods Below"
posted by khaibit at 1:35 PM on September 4, 2011

Best answer: Immortal.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:50 PM on September 4, 2011

This episode of "Samurai Jack".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:31 PM on September 4, 2011

Not sure if it counts, but: Night at the Museum 2.
posted by easily confused at 3:35 PM on September 4, 2011

Young Sherlock Holmes?
posted by mkb at 6:59 PM on September 4, 2011

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