Movies and TV shows like Spartacus 2004

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Spartacus (2004)
 6.6
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an Ethiopian warrior, Draba, Spartacus leads a slave uprising which threatens Rome's status quo. As Spartacus gains sympathy within the Roman Senate, he also makes a powerful enemy in form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, tense, uplifting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, emotional, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, tragic hero, rebellion, slavery, slave, ancient rome, adventure, human spirit, leadership, gladiator, ancient history, heroes, righting the wronged, rise and fall, dishonesty, graphic violence, master warrior, idealism, hopes, right and wrong, warrior, battlefield, corrupted ruler, legendary hero, rebelliousness ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy

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Most similar movies to Spartacus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and epic films and TV series with plots about heroes, battles, rivalry, ancient history, roman empire, state affairs and adventure mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like Spartacus: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Gladiator (2000), Vikings (2013), Rome (2005), Braveheart (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, sexual, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, roman empire, rebellion, ancient history, warrior, slavery, battles, swords and armor, sword fight, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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96%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
TV show
Story: Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, gladiator, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, arena, heroes, master warrior, roman, warrior, pride and honor ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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95%
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient history, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, sword fight, master warrior, lone hero ...
Place: rome italy, germany, spain, north africa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.5
 507K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, norse mythology, king, battles, legends and myths, historical character, adventure, heroes, viking, leader, adventurer, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 9th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 167K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, ancient history, emperor, ancient rome, betrayal, incest, warrior, intrigue, rivalry, power struggle, slavery ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, italy, egypt
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86%
 8.4
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, scenic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, battles, warrior, tragic hero, courage, war, medieval, idealism, legend, leadership, folk hero, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.0
 764
The Arena (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - glorified in the deadly spectacle of The Arena. Stolen from ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, exciting, rough ...
Plot: amazon, slave girl, gladiator, roman empire, captivity, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, rebellion, rivalry, adventure, ambition, survival ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 82K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, adventure, soldier, roman soldier, behind enemy lines, ancient history, hunting, survival, battles, sword fight ...
Place: rome italy, england, britain, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.6
 11K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, battles, battlefield, barbarian, death, village, roman, ancient rome, heroic mission, leadership, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arn: The Kingdom at Road's End (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, war, battlefield, military, escapades, adventure, homecoming, leadership, heroes, forbidden love, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, amazon, sword fight, gladiator, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, girl power, feminism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 44K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, vengeance, roman soldier, arena, false accusation, survival, religion, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, jerusalem, greece, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 270K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, war, revolution, american revolution, vengeance, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, soldier, lone hero ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, usa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 23K
Barbarians (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, barbarian, invasion, german history, legends and myths, mythology, tribe, battles, myth, sword, war, viking ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century
Place: scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: heroic, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, battles, violence, power struggle, historical character, conflict, leader, rivals, death, brother brother relationship, courage ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 4K
Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: cleopatra, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient egypt, julius caesar, siege, leadership, state affairs, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 3K
Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, palace intrigue, historical figure, historical character, power struggle, wife, intrigue, roman emperor, high society, political intrigue, husband wife relationship ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 580
Iron Lord (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young Russian Prince Yaroslav fights the robbers, tribes and the invaders. He is the first to unite Russian lands and to create the original Russian state.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: ancient history, righting the wronged, head of state, state affairs, rivalry, leadership, escapades, adventure, heroes, hopes, fighting crime, leader ...
Time: 11th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Julius Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, battlefield, treason, emperor, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, battlefield, war, rivalry, politics, political unrest, adventure ...
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 20K
Dragon Blade (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, epic
Plot: master warrior, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, military, final battle, battle zone, heroic mission, ancient history, martial arts, ancient rome ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: heroic, epic, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, king, master warrior, sword fight, swords and armor, heroes, transformation, invasion, army, adventure, greek, sea battle ...
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, battles, leadership, heroes, vengeance, soldier, rivalry, war, elephant, escapades ...
Place: europe, spain, rome italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 70K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, ancient rome, ancient history, master and servant, gladiator, slave, adventure, legends and myths, honor, soldier, military ...
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Hispania, la leyenda (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. Viriato, dam of hate, swears not to rest until revenge. ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, rebellion, folk hero, leadership, social relations, battles, rivalry, righting the wronged, politics, occupation, soldier ...
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, serious, epic ...
Plot: desert, ancient history, battles, roman empire, siege, tragic hero, military, war, politics, political unrest, rebelliousness, human spirit ...
Time: 1st century
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, ancient history, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, power struggle, head of state, political unrest ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, battles, military, revolution, rebellion, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Helen of Troy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: When Paris of Troy abducts the beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, the trojan war begins.
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ancient history, romance, battles, heroes, greek mythology, love, fall in love, legends and myths, betrayal, dishonesty, master warrior, state affairs ...
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 2K
Ben Hur (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
Style: rough, epic, exciting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, rebellion, vengeance, military, dishonesty, redemption, political unrest, betrayal, slavery, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%