Ancient Rome Movies

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Ancient Rome Movies

Dozens of films have explored Ancient Rome Movies. Here are 20 of the best ones.

Rome (2005)

Rome
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon, starring
Rated TV-MA

"Rome" (2005) is an epic historical drama series directed by Bruno Heller and Michael Apted. Set in the turbulent days of the Roman Republic, the show follows two soldiers, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), as they navigate their way through the chaos of the city. As their paths cross with influential historical figures, their fates become intertwined with the fate of the Republic itself. They become involved in a series of events that will shape the future of Rome, including the forging of alliances, the assassination of Julius Caesar, and the fall of the Republic. Along the way, they encounter a diverse cast of characters, including their families and friends, such as their wives Niobe (Polly Walker) and Eirene (Kerry Condon), as well as powerful political figures like Julius Caesar (Ciaran Hinds). The series' storyline is driven by the actions and motivations of these characters, and the consequences of their choices.

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed
Rated R

Gladiator is a thrilling epic set in ancient Rome. It tells the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius, a brave and loyal Roman General who is betrayed and forced into slavery. Stripped of his rank and separated from his family, Maximus must fight for his freedom and his life as a gladiator. As Maximus fights for his own survival, he eventually becomes a symbol of hope to the Roman people. With the help of the Emperor's daughter, Maximus leads a rebellion against the corrupt Emperor, and in the process, restores honor and glory to Rome.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare, starring
Rated TV-MA

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is an American television miniseries that serves as a prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The series follows the rise of Gannicus, the first gladiator of Ancient Rome to win his freedom. Along the way, Gannicus faces political rivals, powerful enemies and his own inner demons as he strives to become the champion of the Rome. As his reputation grows, so do the challenges he must face, including powerful Roman families and vicious gladiators all determined to take him down. In the end, Gannicus must be willing to risk everything to take his rightful place as the champion of the Gods of the Arena.

Attila (1991)

Attila
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Swann, starring Samuel Ramey, Giorgio Zancanaro, Cheryl Studer, Kaludi Kaludov

Attila is a 1991 action-adventure film directed by Christopher Swann and starring Gerard Butler as the legendary Hun warrior Attila the Hun. The story takes place during the 5th century and follows Attila's rise to power as he leads his fierce army in an attempt to conquer the known world. Along the way, he is challenged by many opponents and allies, including his own father and a beautiful Roman princess. In the end, Attila must choose between his dream of conquest and the love he has for the princess. Attila is an epic tale of courage, strength, and determination in the face of adversity.

Stratford Festival: Antony and Cleopatra (2015)

Stratford Festival: Antony and Cleopatra
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Barry Avrich, starring Geraint Wyn Davies, Yanna McIntosh, Sean Arbuckle, Daniel Brière
Rated Not Rated

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

The Fall of the Roman Empire
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Anthony Mann, starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason
Rated Approved

Spartacus (2004)

Spartacus
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra, starring

Caesar (2002)

Caesar
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino, starring
Rated PG-13

The Eagle (2011)

The Eagle
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Kevin Macdonald, starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, István Göz
Rated PG-13

Augustus: The First Emperor (2003)

Augustus: The First Emperor
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Roger Young, starring Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler
Rated R

The Last Roman (1968)

The Last Roman
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Robert Siodmak, Andrew Marton, Sergiu Nicolaescu, starring Laurence Harvey, Orson Welles, Sylva Koscina, Honor Blackman
Rated Not Rated

The Slave (1962)

The Slave
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Sergio Corbucci, starring Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

Revenge of the Barbarians (1960)

Revenge of the Barbarians
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Giuseppe Vari, starring Daniela Rocca, Anthony Steel, Robert Alda, José Greci

Theodora, Slave Empress (1954)

Theodora, Slave Empress
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Riccardo Freda, starring Georges Marchal, Gianna Maria Canale, Renato Baldini, Irene Papas
Rated Approved

Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)

Goliath and the Barbarians
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Carlo Campogalliani, starring Steve Reeves, Chelo Alonso, Bruce Cabot, Giulia Rubini

The Last Legion (2007)

The Last Legion
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Doug Lefler, starring Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Peter Mullan
Rated PG-13

Warrior Queen (2003)

Warrior Queen
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Bill Anderson, starring Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Emily Blunt, Leanne Rowe
Rated Not Rated

Fury of the Barbarians (1960)

Fury of the Barbarians
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Guido Malatesta, starring Edmund Purdom, Rossana Podestà, Livio Lorenzon, Carla Calò

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
★★★★
★★★★
1.5 out of 4 stars

From Uwe Boll, starring Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski
Rated PG-13

Druids (2001)

Druids
★★★★
★★★★
1.1 out of 4 stars

From Jacques Dorfmann, starring Christopher Lambert, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow, Inés Sastre
Rated R

 



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