Movies like The Magnificent Gladiator

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The Magnificent Gladiator (1964)
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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 to marry Velida, daughter of Galienus, and to then take over the throne. (By now Velida and Attalus have fallen in love.) Zullo arranges for Galienus to be kidnapped and replaced with a look-alike. He sets up a marriage to Velida and also engineers the arrest of Attalus, but Attalus escapes.
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, sword and sandal, prison, martial arts, prison escape, ancient rome, male female relationship, battles, actor, sword fight, happy ending, marriage of convenience, kiss, father daughter relationship, impostor, brawl, shepherd, greco roman wrestling, sheep, ambitious woman, chariot, revolt, arena, male male relationship ...

Most similar movies to The Magnificent Gladiator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, psychotronic and captivating films with plots about sword fight, battles, peplum, battle, sword and sandal, sword and combat mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Magnificent Gladiator: The Rebel Gladiators (1962), Colossus of the Arena (1962), Alone Against Rome (1962), Challenge of the Gladiator (1965), Hercules Against the Mongols (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Terror of Rome Against the Son of Hercules (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this sword and sandal fantasy, Poseidon must battle a gladiator quartet in ancient Rome. If he wins, the son of Hercules will have his life and anything else he wants. Sure enough, he wins and asks that the life of a Christian girl be spared. But ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hercules, sword, dictator, shot with a bow and arrow, strongman, fictional war, hand to hand combat, damsel in distress, steel helmet, ambush, one against many, mixed martial arts ...
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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, peplum, arena, sword and sandal, rebellion, one man army, wrestling, battlefield, muscleman, battle, spear, sea battle ...
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92%
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, poison, fistfight, duel, disarming someone, one man army, ambush, battlefield, warrior, sword fight ...
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87%
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: prison, slave, sword and sandal, peplum, gladiator, greek mythology, ancient rome, arena, helmet, fistfight, stabbed in the chest, slavery ...
Time: ancient times
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74%
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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, trident, waterfall, sword, arena, stabbed in the chest, stabbed in the belly, colosseum, ancient rome, sword fight, camp, monkey ...
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71%
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: stabbed with a sword, stabbed in the stomach, chariot, armor, violence, gladiator, shot with an arrow, battlefield, dungeon, ancient rome, showdown, crucifix ...
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63%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rescue, battles, escapades, adventure, rivalry, danger, military, superhero, legends and myths, battle zone, spear ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, poland
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61%
Challenge of the Gladiator (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: roman empire, prison escape, christianity, battle, hit in the face, net, whip, brawl, tug of war, hands tied, bondage, chains ...
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60%
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Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city. There the two are forced to turn an enormous wheel along with other captives as part of a ...
Style: cult film, homoerotic
Plot: muscleman, sword and sandal, peplum, underground city, bound in chains, camp, horse riding, mole, gong, bare chested male fighting, beast, male female relationship ...
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54%
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, peplum, village, raid, army, tied up, violence, soldier, slave, swordsman, kidnapping ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
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54%
Kindar the Invulnerable (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, Egypt
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An evil bandit kidnaps a sultan's son and raises him but finds the son has magic powers.
Plot: sword and sandal, peplum, battering ram, camel, sword, whip, nomad, knife, martial arts, palm tree, one man army, arab ...
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49%
Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A rebel leader returns to his city for a final confrontation with the evil king he is fighting. However, he finds himself attracted to the king's beautiful niece.
Plot: swordsman, dungeon, punched in the face, harem, chain, axe, rebellion, gladiator, fight, hit on the head, spear, sword fight ...
Place: arabia, middle east
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47%
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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: volcanic eruption, ancient rome, roman empire, slavery, gladiator, peplum, betrayal, emperor, rebellion, brawl, murder, crocodile ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
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46%
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: lion, arena, battle, banquet, ancient rome, gladiator, palace, sword fight, battles, hunger, rebellion
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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, muscleman, bow and arrow, tavern, barge, wine, chains, leopard, beefcake ...
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44%
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, captivating, exciting ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: mute, stabbed in the belly, horse riding, revolt, fistfight, sword, gladiator, torture, christianity, peplum, beefcake, ship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Avenger (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: siege, shot to death, warrior, horse jumping, battle, arena, war violence, flashback, stampede, kiss, fire, cavalry charge ...
Time: ancient world
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Conqueror of Atlantis (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Egypt
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Curious noises in the Arabian desert signal an attack by bizarre phantom-like raiders of gold who are in search of their Queen. A relocated Hercules (KIRK MORRIS of The Witch's Curse) arrives on the scene and sets off to find a kidnapped Nomad ...
Plot: desert, atlantis, sword fight, princess, arrow in chest, secret passage, tent, mad scientist, volcano, camel, belly dancer, fencing ...
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40%
Hercules and the Masked Rider (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 16th century Spain, Don Francisco reluctantly betroths his daughter, Blanca, to the arrogant Don Ramiro in order to preserve the lands in the family estate. Then Don Juan, Don Francisco's nephew and Blanca's true love, returns from the ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: greed, kiss, mixed martial arts, forced marriage, battle, gypsy, siege, greek mythology, tough guy, one man army, escape, kung fu ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sansone contro il corsaro nero (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: aka Hercules and the Black Pirates. Brave and noble Samson fights pirates as a soldier in the royal army. He wants to marry lovely fair maiden Rosita, but her haughty governor father disapproves. Meanwhile, the cunning and duplicitous Rodrigo ...
Plot: beefcake martial arts, sword and sandal, myth, warrior, ship, pirate ship, wrestling, super strength, captain, ocean, beefcake, heroes ...
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40%
Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hercules, having agreed to restore justice to Mycenae, confronts evil Prince Myles. The villain is invested with power over giant bronze warriors by his mother Pasiphaƫ, a sorceress in Hades. Myles assassinates the king and abducts his cousin, ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hercules, sword and sandal, peplum, spear, muscleman, greek mythology, martial arts, battle, villain, warrior, wrestling, disarming someone ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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40%
Caesar Against the Pirates (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julius Caesar flees Rome because of a conspiration against him and takes refuge by the king of Bitinia. He finds a woman there and while he escorts her to Rhodes their ship is attacked. Caught by the pirates he asks for help to get back to Rome.
Plot: peplum, man kills a woman, sword fight, murder, ancient rome
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Invincible Maciste Brothers (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Peplum movie from 1964
Plot: peplum, muscleman, fistfight, bare chested male fighting, drugged drink, brother brother relationship, waterfall, amnesia, trident, mute, chariot, forced labor
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39%
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, revolt, emperor, fight, man wrapped in a towel, secret passageway, prison escape, dungeon, tyrant, disguise, man wearing towel, secret passage ...
Time: 1st century
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38%
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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, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, corrupted ruler, war, rivalry, state affairs, rebellion, hopes, master warrior, revolution, battles, righting the wronged, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
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37%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, battles, ancient rome, roman empire, hostages, adventure, war, rivalry, escapades, danger, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
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37%
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, urination, treason, punched in the stomach, arrow in back, sword fight, arena, beefcake, brawl, tavern, fistfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gladiator of Rome (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A warrior protecting a slave girl, who is really a princess, winds up as a gladiator in the Roman arenas.
Plot: sword and sandal, wine, sword, strongman, gladiator, chopping wood, senator, rescue from drowning, ancient rome, prisoner, chariot, beefcake ...
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36%
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, sword fight, roman empire, amazon, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, gladiator, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%