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Challenge of the Gladiator (1965)
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Challenge of the Gladiator (1965)
Original name: Il Gladiatore che sfidò l'impero
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, prison escape, christianity, battles, bondage, impostor, brawl, arena, slave labor, banquet, whip, dungeon, scroll, hit in the face, battle, fistfight, catapult, chains, chain, hands tied, net, bare chested male fighting, tug of war

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, epic and captivating films with plots about sword fight, peplum, sword and sandal, battles, gladiator, battle and arena mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Challenge of the Gladiator: The Rebel Gladiators (1962), The Magnificent Gladiator (1964), Gladiators 7 (1962), Seven Slaves Against the World (1964), Alone Against Rome (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rebel Gladiators (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In order to persuade the Emperor to spare his village, the mighty Ursus is forced to fight the greatest gladiator in Rome in the Roman Arena.
Plot: peplum, prison, sword and sandal, slave, ancient rome, greek mythology, gladiator, arena, warrior, sword fight, brawl, duel ...
Time: ancient times
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The Magnificent Gladiator (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Roman soldiers capture Attalus (a.k.a. Hercules) in a battle at the fringes of the Roman Empire. They take him back to Rome where his prowess as a gladiator earns the respect of the Emperor Galienus. An ambitious nobleman named Zullo, however, wants ...
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, sword and sandal, actor, prison, ancient rome, chariot, martial arts, sheep, poison, arrow in chest, flaming arrow ...
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85%
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Gladiators 7 (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the Roman Colosseum. Years later he manages to escape and ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, corrupted ruler, war, rivalry, state affairs, rebellion, hopes, master warrior, battles, righting the wronged, revolution, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Seven Slaves Against the World (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tribune Marcus Aulus, out of favor in Rome because of his alleged sympathy for Christians, arrives to take charge of an aqueduct project on the hot, arid fringes of the Empire. Centurion Gaius, cruel and corrupt, resents being replaced by Marcus. He ...
Plot: peplum, net, waterfall, sword fight, thirst, beefcake, dungeon, brawl, slave labor, torture, camp, fight in water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Alone Against Rome (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Roman Consul, on his way to fight a border war, stations a garrison of soldiers in a provincial town. The townspeople aren't happy with this situation but decide it's in their best interests to cooperate. However, the Tribune left in ...
Plot: standoff, stabbed in the stomach, chariot, army, arena, shield, roman, fistfight, battle, ancient rome, battles, crucifix ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Hero of Rome (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, bleak, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, hostage, ancient rome, roman empire, hostages, adventure, war, rivalry, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Samson Against the Sheik (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adventure movie directed by Domenico Paolella.
Plot: lion, peplum, drugged drink, chess, whip, sword fight, dungeon, net, evil man, coconut, bondage, nun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The eternal Hercules in this film has gone way beyond his usual time and place in ancient Greece and is now helping Poland free itself of Mongol invaders in the 12th century. Mark Forest is the star of this peplum epic, Hercules Against The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, heroes, rescue, rivalry, danger, military, superhero, legends and myths, battle zone, adventure, escapades, self sacrifice ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Women of Devil's Island (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Italian costume drama about convicted women in France being sent to the penal colony on Devil's Island where they must wade through alligator-infested waters and find gold. Life on the island is tough for these buxom, beautifully-swept coiffed ...
Plot: rowboat, women in prison, water, traitor, gun, prison, french, gunpowder, women's prison, impostor, female prisoner, capture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Invincible Gladiator (1961)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Roman warrior leads a revolt against an evil ruler. A young, diminutive ruler makes a big decision to unseat a nobleman whose ego has outgrown him. But can the 10-year-old take on such an impressive nemesis?
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious
Plot: kidnapping, roman empire, politics, rescue, state affairs, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, adventurer, danger, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
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52%
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.
Style: psychotronic, homoerotic
Plot: gladiator, arena, peplum, sword and sandal, rebellion, brawl, gong, rescue, muscleman, virgin, dungeon, conspiracy ...
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50%
Messalina vs. the Son of Hercules (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While fighting in Britain, Roman forces commanded by Caligula capture the noble warrior, Glaucus. Seeing in him gladiator material, Caligula takes Glaucus back to Rome along with other hostages including Glaucus's girlfriend, Ena. A man seeking ...
Plot: sword and sandal, peplum, gladiator, wrestling, slave, tough guy, ambush, sword fight, fistfight, disarming someone, one man army, duel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Seven from Thebes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The city of Thebes has come under the cruel domination of Sparta. Diomedes and several of his friends strive to throw off the Spartan yoke even while Diomedes romances Dorida, daughter of the Theban governor who's collaborating with Sparta.
Plot: peplum, prison escape, hit in the face, torture, sword fight, suicide, battle, rebellion, dungeon, hit in the stomach, branding iron, man wearing towel ...
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Two Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The twins of the recently departed Marcus Aurelius fight it out to see who will become emperor of Rome.
Plot: banquet, ancient rome, arena, gladiator, palace, hunger, rebellion, battles, sword fight, lion, battle
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Ten Gladiators (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the course of this bloody struggle, the gladiators lose their ...
Plot: stabbed in the back, stabbed in the stomach, ambush, armor, fistfight, revolt, dagger, stabbed in the belly, pagan, beefcake, archer, christianity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Lion of Thebes (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fleeing Troy in the wake of its destruction, fair-faced Helen and her faithful protector Arion run into the pharaoh Ramses, who sets his sights on Helen -- and is subsequently murdered. Now it's up to Arion to save Helen from those who wish her ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: peplum, royal family, kidnapping, aging, intrigue, state affairs, heroic mission, legends and myths, woman in danger, vengeance, chases and races, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 60s
Place: egypt
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Colossus of the Arena (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A powerful man posing as a gladiator in Rome's fourth century discovers a plan to put the beautiful Queen in prison, which he thwarts by exposing a sinister duke as a traitor.
Plot: gladiator, stabbed in the stomach, sword fight, stabbed in the belly, fight to the death, stabbed in the chest, waterfall, murder, sword, ancient rome, camp, arena ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Revenge of the Gladiators (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 454 A.D. barbarians led by the Vandal king, Genseri, besiege Rome which is ruled by the ineffectual Valentinian III and his wife, Calpurnia. The Roman general Ezio manages to temporarily halt the Vandals' advance. Now arriving on the scene ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, intrigue, escapades, corrupted ruler, rivalry, soldier, state affairs, wedding, adventure, dishonesty, leadership, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hercules Against the Mongols (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Though Genghis Khan eventually sought peace with the West, his death in 1227 AD puts into power his three war-like sons: Sayan, Susdal, and Kin Khan. These sons quickly overrun the city of Tuleda and take prisoner Princess Bianca, though young ...
Plot: hercules, sword and sandal, knife fight, redhead girl, forest, adventurer, waterfall, shot with an arrow, raid, lion, violence, strongman ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Three Giants of the Roman Empire (1971)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tullius Valerius -- a Proconsul of Rome, circa 310 A.D. -- fears that a provincial governor named Gaius Appius Quintillianus has been secretly working with those Germanic barbarians seeking to end Roman rule. Valerius elevates Marcus, a gladiator ...
Plot: sword and sandal, peplum, treason, sword fight, arena, arrow in back, tavern, fistfight, brawl, beefcake, punched in the stomach, battle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Vengeance of Ursus (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The evil King Zagro has designs on the beautiful Princess Sira. He wants to marry her so he can take over her kingdom and add it to his own. When Sira is kidnapped, Ursus leaves his farm to rescue her and to eventually lead a revolt against King ...
Plot: peplum, rebellion, strong man, falsely accused, mask, battle, army, muscleman, bow and arrow, tavern, barge, wine ...
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45%
Ursus in the Valley of the Lions (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Bodybuilder Ed Fury stars as the legendary Ursus in this above-average sword-and-sandal adventure from veteran director Carlo Campogalliani. The plot concerns Ursus' attempts to rescue his kidnapped fiancee, aided by a pretty blind slave girl. ...
Plot: sword and sandal, sword, evil man, king, dungeon, quicksand, strongman, lion, hyena, bow and arrow, bathing, beefcake ...
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The Invincible Maciste Brothers (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Peplum movie from 1964
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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, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, freedom, gladiator, revenge, courage, pride and honor, slavery, sword fight, tragic hero, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, north africa, germany, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gold for the Caesars (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gladiator gets caught up in a slave revolt and the invasion of England.
Plot: slave, gladiator, gold, ancient rome, greed, love affair, whip, architect, expedition, suicide, valley, sword and sandal ...
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38%
Revolt of the Praetorians (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rome chafes under the rule of the Emperor Domitian and his Egyptian mistress, Artamne. A mysterious champion arises to fight against the Emperor -- a masked man known as the Red Wolf. In fact, the Red Wolf is Valerius Rufus, one of the ...
Plot: ancient rome, fight, emperor, revolt, prison escape, secret passageway, man wrapped in a towel, midget, sword fight, dungeon, tyrant, disguise ...
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37%
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, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kerim, Son of the Sheik (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the Middle East, circa 1860s, the evil Omar seeks to become Khadive by killing off his adversaries and by marrying the reluctant Fawzia, favorite niece of the current Khadive. (After marrying Fawzia, he plans to eliminate her so he can then marry ...
Plot: horse, sword fight, battle, wrestling, desert, dungeon, sword and sandal, greco roman wrestling, swashbuckler, violence, sword, battles ...
Place: middle east
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37%
Goliath Against the Giants (1961)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muscleman fights sea monsters and Amazon warriors, then returns home to find a race of giants living in a valley, into which fellow countrymen are being thrown as punishment for opposing a usurper king and his consort.
Plot: usurper, sword and sandal, superhero, battle, tied to a tree, peplum, amazon, gladiator, torture chamber, gorilla, sea monster, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hercules the Avenger (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Reg Park returns to his antics of old as the man of iron in HERCULES THE AVENGER. The Son of Jove undertakes another journey into the nether realms battling zombies and monsters in order to rescue his son, allowing goddess Gia an opportunity to ...
Plot: sword and sandal, bondage, bodybuilder, monster, beefcake, volcanic eruption, peplum, impostor, magic, homoeroticism, bare chested male fighting, stabbing ...
Place: sicily, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
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