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The Column (1968)
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The Column (1968)
Original name: Columna
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, West Germany
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian warlord, the soldier uses his blood-stained hands to dine on cheese and bread, unable to suppress his laughter. The centurion has a change of heart when he is put in charge of the region, freely dispensing justice and forgiveness to the conquered inhabitants. When the peace is threatened by marauding barbarians in masks of fur, the locals help the Romans fend off the invasion.
Plot: antiquity, ancient rome, ancient world, roman, ancient, ancient history, betrayal, battles, sword, ancient civilization, suicide, construction, city, roman emperor, male female relationship, conquering, roman soldier, temple, sword and sandal, banquet, battle
Place: rome italy, romania

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Most similar movies to The Column

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about ancient rome, ancient, ancient history, antiquity, battles, roman and sword and sandal mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Column: The Dacians (1966), Duel of Champions (1961), Slave Queen of Babylon (1963), The Centurion (1961), Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Dacians (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The great King of Dacia, Decebal (Decebalus), is disposed to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep the integrity of his people. His own son, Cotyso, is given to the god Zamolxis to the dismay of the King and his daughter Meda. Septimius ...
Plot: ancient rome, antiquity, ancient, ancient history, sword, roman, ancient world, royal family, barbarian, roman soldier, occupation, roman empire ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, 80s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Duel of Champions (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Roman nobleman, Horatius leads an imperial legion during the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. A desperate arrangement is agreed on how to settle the war. Three valiant brothers are chosen from each side to fight one last ...
Style: serious
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, antiquity, folk hero, roman, duel, ancient world, warrior, ancient, rivalry, twins, state affairs ...
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Slave Queen of Babylon (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: General Onnos returns from a successful military campaign to the Assyrian capital of Nineveh. He presents King Minurte with a number of newly-captured slaves including Kir, defeated king of the Dardanians. Kir attracts the attention of Semiramis, a ...
Plot: ancient world, antiquity, ancient history, historical event, male female relationship, queen, camp, sword fight, murder, forced labor, poisoned drink, torture ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 140
The Centurion (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Protests break out in Corinth against Roman domination, injuring Caius Vinicius, a Roman centurion. He's rescued by Hebe -- daughter of the anti-Roman governor, Critolaus -- who's being unsuccessfully wooed by the governor's ...
Plot: antiquity, ancient world, roman, ancient history, forbidden love, dungeon, cave, evil man, torture, ancient rome, sword fight, branding iron ...
Place: ancient greece, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: AKA: Brennus, Enemy of Rome, AKA: Battle of the Valiant A 1963 film about the sack of Rome in 387 BC
Plot: ancient rome, antiquity, ancient, ancient history, roman, battles, torture, massacre, forced marriage, fencing, cell, peplum ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Julius Caesar (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, shakespeare, antiquity, assassination, betrayal, ancient, warrior, historical event, roman, heroes, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: saga, epic, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman, ancient, emperor, faith, medieval, ancient world, bible, antiquity, battles, revelation ...
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: serious, captivating, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, ancient civilization, rebellion, ancient, roman emperor, warrior, brutality, paganism, siege, vandal ...
Place: rome italy, hungary, constantinople, north africa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, royal family, cleopatra, wartime, antiquity, ancient egypt, royalty, ancient, shakespeare, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, battles, tragic hero, sword fight, betrayal, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics, european history ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, war, ancient rome, battles, leadership, heroes, rivalry, soldier, vengeance, ancient ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy, europe, spain, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The First King (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two brothers, Romulus and Remus, will have to rely on each other to survive in a hostile world. The city of Rome, one of the greatest empires in history, will be born from their deeds and bloody battles.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: king, roman, ancient rome, religion, mythology, journey, violence, fratricide, sacrifice, twin brother, friendship, historical event ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Burebista (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The life of Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast.
Plot: roman, ancient civilization, battles, human, horse riding, horse, king, horde, violence, gold, gladiator, paganism ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, pompeii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 401
The Last Roman (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Roman noble, Cethegus, tries to start a war, setting the Ostrogoths and their Queen, Amalasuntha, against the Byzantine Emperor Justinian; Cethegus wants to swoop in after they have destroyed each other and create a new Roman Empire from their ...
Style: sexy, epic
Plot: ancient rome, 6th century, ancient history, ancient, female nudity, roman empire, sword and sandal
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 36K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexual, rough, art house ...
Plot: ancient rome, sex, explicit sex, sexploitation, brutality, incest, ancient world, sex orgy, sexuality, lust, betrayal, sexual sadism ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 666
Nero (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Germany, UK, France, Tunisia
Duration: 192 min.
Story: As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, roman emperor, antiquity, ancient, political unrest, fight for supremacy, intrigue, power struggle, fight, ruler, political intrigue ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: BBC rendition of Shakespeare's Coriolanus
Plot: shakespeare, tragedy, ancient rome, bbc, roman
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
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Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, roman emperor, emperor, politics, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, leadership, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, macedonia, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.3
 1K
Boudica (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, ancient history, roman, conquering, battles, sex with mother, leadership, military, war, adventure, society ...
Time: 1st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Duel of the Titans (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steve Reeves and George Scott are raised by wolves, but grow up to become the founders of Rome.
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, antiquity, ancient, sibling relationship, disaster, catastrophe, battles, family relations, twins, state affairs, escapades ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 2K
Pharaoh (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.
Style: epic
Plot: pyramid, pharaoh, antiquity, ancient, ancient history, religion, rebellion, ancient egypt, power, temple, female nudity, battles ...
Place: eastern europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 803
Proud Heritage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the 1394 Battle of Rovine between the Wallachian and Ottoman armies Wallachian ruler Mircea the Elder consolidates his reign.In a small civil war he manages to oust his brother Dan from Wallachia.Dan's dream of usurping the Wallachian ...
Plot: medieval, ancient, royal family, battlefield, death, castle, sword, village, turk, battles
Time: middle ages, 14th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: christian film, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, jesus, betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rabbi, religions or cults, supernatural, unfulfillment, tragic hero, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: ancient history, hidden identity, adventure, political conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, political intrigue, assassination, head of state, state affairs, battles, chinese ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 247
Julius Caesar (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
TV show
Story: The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.
Plot: roman, shakespeare, assassination, ancient history, antiquity, funeral, tragedy, civil war, ancient rome, roman empire, julius caesar, bbc
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 2K
Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, UK
TV show
Story: The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, heroic
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, battles, violence, historical character, conflict, power struggle, leader, adventure, rivals, ambition, tough heroes ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 34K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, stylized, sexy, scenic ...
Plot: ancient rome, ancient egypt, antiquity, queen, julius caesar, roman empire, ancient, cleopatra, femme fatale, desert, ancient history, sea battle ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 18th century
Place: egypt, rome italy, africa, alexandria egypt, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 480
A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
TV show
Story: Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Style: epic
Plot: bible, christian, jesus, ancient, roman, roman empire, apostle, gladiator, ancient rome, martyrdom, martyr, adoption ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Trojan Horse (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Guerra di Troia (AKA: Trojan Horse) is a 1961 historical drama film set in the tenth and final year of the Trojan War. The film focuses primarily on the exploits of the Trojan hero Aeneas during this time. The film was directed by Giorgio Ferroni ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: greek mythology, mythology, greek, trojan horse, ancient world, antiquity, ancient, arson, bow and arrow, battlefield, sword fight, warrior ...
Place: ancient greece, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Decline of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Katherine of Alexandria. Constantine joins the Roman army to find his missing childhood friend. Once alerted to his friend's whereabouts, he prepares for an all out war between the East and the West. Contains the last film role of ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: rescue, heroes, society, religions or cults, antiquity, betrayal, greed, thief, ancient history, religion, bible, ancient rome ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alexandria egypt, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%