Ancient times movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient times movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, epic, exciting, stylized, visually appealing and realistic films and TV shows about / with ancient, ancient history, betrayal, battles, sword and sandal, antiquity, sword fight, medieval, violence and fight plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient times: The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), Romulus (2020), The Legend of Tomiris (2019), The 300 Spartans (1962), I, Claudius (1976), Hero (2002), Troy (2004), Alexander (2004), Rome (2005), 300 (2006).

List of ancient times movies

The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: harsh, stylized, serious, sexy, light ...
Plot: caveman, prehistoric man, bear, suspense, tribe, ancient history, orphan, rescue, wilderness, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory, future, ancient times ...
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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, heroic, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, battles, violence, leader, power struggle, conflict, historical character, warrior, brother brother relationship, ambition, death ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
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The Legend of Tomiris (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: This is the story of the life of the great queen of of the steppe - legendary Tomiris. She is destined to become a skillful warrior, survive the loss of close people and unite the Scythian/Saka tribes under her authority.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, brutal, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: czar, nomad, strong female character, barbarian, throne, medieval, female protagonist, revenge, turk, daughter, coping, target ...
Time: ancient times, 10th century
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Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa, Germany, USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tells the story of the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world, an event that experts believe inspired the legend of Atlantis.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: atlantis, natural disaster, legends and myths, forces of nature, survival, ancient history, father son relationship, ancient, secret, volcanic eruption, archaeology, disaster ...
Time: ancient times
Place: europe, crete
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: exciting, entertaining, colourful, sweet, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, mythology, treasure hunt, chase, arabian nights, sinbad, swashbuckler, heroes, sea monster, good versus evil, friendship, treasure ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
Place: sicily, mediterranean sea
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, sexy, serious, breathtaking, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, heroic mission, heroes, sword fight, antiquity, ancient, greek mythology, ancient history, leadership, against the odds, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: ancient times, 60s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: ancient greece, rome italy, egypt, europe, greece
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 min.
TV show
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: clever, controversial, political, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient, ancient rome, political intrigue, roman empire, ancient history, intrigue, antiquity, royal family, emperor, politics, power struggle, incest ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, atmospheric, epic, stylized, philosophical ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, master warrior, kung fu, swords and armor, twists and turns, vengeance, betrayal, samurai, violence, battles, ancient history ...
Time: ancient times
Place: china, ancient china, hong kong, asia
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient, ancient history, warrior, war, betrayal, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, conquering, ancient world ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, paris france, europe
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, breathtaking, serious, factual, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, ancient history, conquering, battles, gay, warlord, ambition, ruler, military, greek, courage, destiny ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, egypt ...
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, stylized, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, ancient history, intrigue, power struggle, warrior, rivalry, antiquity, roman soldier, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, alexandria egypt, europe ...
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300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, intense, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: warrior, sword fight, war, ancient, battles, courage, military, human spirit, legends and myths, head of state, mythology, sacrifice ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, europe
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Battle of the Warriors (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 370 B.C, China was separated as seven nations and several other small tribes, one of these being the city state of Liang. The nation of Zhao is led by the terrifying Xiang Yangzhong who orders his troops to conquer the small city. Leaping to the ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: war, siege, conquering, strategy, military, battles, fight, warrior, heroes, leadership, against the odds, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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: epic, heroic, exciting, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sword fight, ancient history, war, master warrior, king, ancient, good versus evil, military, swords and armor, superhero, legends and myths, vengeance ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, serious, harsh ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, god, jewish, old testament, christian, christianity, bible, ancient history, moses, slavery, judaism ...
Time: ancient times, biblical epic, middle ages, 14th century
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
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White Vengeance (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, became leaders of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, war, kung fu, military, rebellion, revolution, fight for supremacy, intrigue, mind game, state affairs, battles, betrayal ...
Time: ancient times
Place: asia, china, ancient china
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Viking Legacy (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In ancient times, there were seven sacred scrolls believed to grant power and prosperity to those who possessed them. Prophecy told that a child born in pure Royal blood would one day harness power and rule over the nations. As men fought to claim ...
Plot: viking, medieval, nordic, prophecy, warlord, fight, sword, male full rear nudity, chase, war, power, scroll
Time: ancient times
Place: europe
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Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society.
Style: tense, political, epic, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: prophecy, rise to power, ancient world, politics, fictional country, suspense, leader, power struggle, secret, culture clash, ancient history, native ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, ancient times
Place: korea
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Sherazade: The Untold Stories (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, Australia, India
TV show
Story: The true story of the classic Arabian Nights tales. We follow Sherazade, the real hero of the famous stories, on her quest to find the Tree of Life and save the Prince of the Golden City, who has been turned into a blue-haired monster.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, fairy tale
Plot: couple relations, hopes, friendship, love, love and romance, magic, moral dilemma, king, injustice, obsession, family relations, wooing ...
Time: ancient times
Place: middle east
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One Thousand and One Nights (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Shahrazad travels through desert searching for the man she loves and who she believes she has lost forever. She arrives at a castle, the home of a prince who kills anyone who dares enter. She convinces the prince to grant her one night to tell him a ...
Style: fairy tale, suspenseful, captivating, emotional, touching
Plot: arabian nights, princess, lovers apart, love and romance, moral dilemma, couple relations, harem, king, betrayal, love, battles, wooing ...
Time: ancient times
Place: middle east
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The Slave (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The decurion Randus holds himself so well in the command of his troops, that Caesar promotes him to centurion. He is subsequently sent to Egypt, to keep Cesar informed on the actions and intentions of co-triumvir Marcus Licinius Crassus - a man too ...
Style: psychotronic, campy
Plot: ancient rome, sword fight, parrot, caravan, slave, sword duel, bow and arrow, ambush, sword, evil man, slavery, horse ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: alexandria egypt, rome italy
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: biblical, epic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, ancient history, religion, christian, bible, redemption, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission ...
Time: 1st century, biblical epic, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, israel, egypt, middle east ...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: biblical, epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: jesus, christian, faith, betrayal, desert, redemption, miraculous event, temptation, christianity, torture, human spirit, society ...
Time: ancient times, biblical epic, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, ancient greece, jerusalem, egypt
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The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Style: epic, serious, biblical, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: noah's ark, bible, religion, old testament, redemption, christian, sacrifice, flood, heroes, ancient history, adam and eve, miraculous event ...
Time: biblical epic, ancient times
Place: rome italy, israel, egypt
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Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 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, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: ancient rome, cleopatra, couples, ancient history, royal family, royalty, wartime, antiquity, shakespeare, ancient egypt, ancient, tragic love ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: italy, egypt
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Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, epic, exciting, biblical, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, religion, survival, god, chaos, natural disaster, old testament, bible, belief, human nature, chosen one, ancient history ...
Time: biblical epic, ancient times
Place: holy land
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: exciting, intense, absurd, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, slavery, medieval, ancient history, master and servant, ancient, legends and myths, legion, war, battles, sword fight ...
Time: ancient times
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, britain, europe ...
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, serious, stylized, dark fantasy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, monster, greek mythology, legends and myths, ancient history, supernatural ability, ancient, god, sword fight, good versus evil, myth, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, king arthur, emperor, medieval, mythology, soldier, ancient, young heroes, child in peril, ancient history, sword ...
Time: 5th century, 1st century, middle ages, ancient times, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, paris france, naples italy ...
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Red Cliff (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military ...
Style: epic, realistic, breathtaking, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, martial arts, strategy, kung fu, historical event, fight, visceral, revenge, ethnic conflict, idealism, assassination ...
Time: ancient times
Place: china, ancient china, rome italy, hong kong, asia
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