Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life is a 2003 action adventure film based on the Tomb Raider video game series. Angelina Jolie stars as the titular Lara Croft character, and supporting roles include Gerard Butler, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger, Djimon Hounsou, and Simon Yam. An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, the film was directed by Jan de Bont and is a sequel to the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Like the first film, The Cradle of Life received mostly negative reviews, though critics noted an improvement on its predecessor particularly in the action sequences and continued to praise Jolie's performance as Lara Croft. Despite the film's critical improvement over its predecessor, it did not repeat its financial success, grossing $156 million compared to the previous installment's $274 million. This film is Jan de Bont's last work as a director.