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Barbarians Rising (2016)
 7.9
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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 violent existence. But these also were men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come with a centuries-long fight to defeat the sprawling empire.
Plot: roman empire, warrior, rebellion, ancient rome, betrayal, goth, paganism, massacre, resistance, siege, duplicity, roman soldier, broken promise, brutality, battle, hostage, ambush, body paint, druid
Place: italy, germany, britain, romania, hungary, mediterranean sea, north africa ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about roman empire, ancient rome, betrayal, state affairs, heroes, rivalry and murder mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like Barbarians Rising: The Antagonists (1981), Empire (2005), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Spartacus (2004), Rome (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
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: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, military, siege, tragic hero, battles, war, state affairs, heroes, political unrest, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine
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95%
 6.5
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Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: As Conqueror Julius Caesar is drawing his last breath, he swears Tyrannus—Rome's finest warrior—to an oath to protect his successor, Octavius, his 18-year-old nephew. Tyrannus and Octavius are forced into exile to protect the young man from ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, assassination, rivalry, ancient rome, julius caesar, intrigue, leadership, emperor, political conspiracy, death in the family, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, battles, warrior, rebel, sword and sandal, strong sexual content, death, master warrior, gladiator, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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68%
 6.8
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, epic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, leadership, rebellion, adventure, heroes, rise and fall, tragic hero, human spirit, dishonesty, righting the wronged, slave ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.8
 139K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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, sexual, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, betrayal, intrigue, emperor, rivalry, strong sexual content, warrior, power struggle, political conspiracy, treason, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, italy, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: epic, sexy, sexual, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, master warrior, strong sexual content, heroes, betrayal, warrior, ancient rome, sex, slave, arena, gladiator, leader ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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, serious, epic
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, lust, corruption, ambition, politics, rise and fall, rebelliousness, leadership, historical character, head of state ...
Time: ancient history
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 9K
Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, suspense
Plot: roman empire, druid, enemy, redheaded woman, rite, bow and arrow, strong female character, love, british army, power, female warrior, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century, 40s
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, realistic, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, chariot, ancient rome, tragic hero, politics, ego clash, war, rivalry, military, dishonesty, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 245 min.
Story: This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, rich and poor, legends and myths, state affairs, love and romance, resort, politics, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 361
A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
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, roman empire, christian, apostle, jesus christ, adoption, gladiator, christianity, martyr, ancient rome, martyrdom
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 10K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
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: epic, realistic, touching, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, empress, emperor, village, battlefield, battle, death, violence, barbarian, sword and sandal, king, blood ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 38K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, ancient rome, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 61K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, legends and myths, soldier, honor, wilderness, heroes, danger, master and servant, culture clash, adventure, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 80
79 A.D. (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius.
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, volcanic eruption, slavery, gladiator, peplum, emperor, rebellion, crocodile, murder, brawl, volcano
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Warrior Queen (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: rough, realistic, epic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, leadership, heroes, gory, military, rivalry, state affairs, conquering, adventure, heroic mission, wartime life ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is centered on the campaigns and battles with the barbarian ...
Plot: war, emperor, corruption, betrayal, murder, death, rebellion, civil war, roman empire, barbarian, roman soldier, double standard ...
Place: rome italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.8
 14K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, rivalry, prophecy, family feud, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Spanish Princess (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: royal court, family, ambition, queen of england, intrigue, culture clash, historical event, historical figure, rivalry, dishonesty, danger, brutality ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 12K
Knightfall (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Go deep into the clandestine world of the legendary brotherhood of warrior monks known as The Knights Templar.
Style: captivating, exciting, christian film, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: chivalry, selflessness, human spirit, falling, tradition, battle, relic, religious faith, ambush, loss, crusade, crusader ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, battles, society, rebelliousness, rebellion, political unrest, hopes, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, siege, roman empire, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 9K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, veteran, terrorism, military, crimes, adventure, danger, twists & turns, heroes, violence, brutality, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: duel, ancient rome, rivalry, danger, twins, chases and races, siblings relations, state affairs, master warrior, legends and myths, adventure, captivity ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8.0
 540
The Column (1968)
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 ...
Plot: betrayal, male female relationship, temple, sword, suicide, battle, roman soldier, construction, ancient rome
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: roman empire, rise and fall, society, fighting the system, hopes, unfulfillment, idealism, rebellion, jesus christ, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.2
 127
Pompeii (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Epic drama of Pompeii at the city’s height of glory, up to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, this film is one of titanic proportions, recounting on the grandest scale, its untimely destruction which killed 20,000 people in a matter of ...
Plot: ancient rome, trident, roman empire, stabbed in the belly, gladiator, stabbed to death, stabbed in the chest, volcano, earthquake, net, sword fight, long haired male ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 73K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, adventure, danger, sole survivor, war, battles, confined, sword fight, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, stylized, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, warrior, adventure, rivalry, murder, danger, death, chase, vengeance, blood, fantasy world ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, battles, sniper, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 989
Snapphanar (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Sweden, Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Norway
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In the year of our Lord 1678, Sweden is plagued by countless wars and a dysfunctional royal rule. One night, the young and devout Nils losing everything he holds dear and tragedy drives him on a quest for vengeance. It will be a raid, which makes ...
Plot: resistance, resistance fighter, noble
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden
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