Ancient rome movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient rome movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, captivating and epic films and TV shows about / with ancient rome, roman empire, heroes, betrayal, sword, rivalry, violence, adventure, state affairs and battles plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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ancient rome movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient rome: Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Gladiator (2000), Caligula (1979), Ben-Hur (2016), The Eagle (2011), Rome (2005), Centurion (2010), Barbarians Rising (2016), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Spartacus (2004).

List of ancient rome movies

Spartacus: War of the Damned (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, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, rebellion, ancient rome, battles, slavery, sword fight, warrior, gory, sword and sandal, ambition, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 8.5
 1.3M
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, gladiator, freedom, revenge, ancient rome, courage, pride and honor, master warrior, slavery, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, italy, germany, spain
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 5.4
 34K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: brutality, sexual sadism, lust, ancient rome, sadism, unsimulated sex, sexploitation, explicit sex, roman empire, orgy, sexual perversion, intrigue ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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 5.7
 42K
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: ancient rome, roman empire, roman soldier, betrayal, vengeance, roman, false accusation, survival, arena, resistance fighter, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, palestine, jerusalem, greece ...
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 6.2
 66K
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, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, ancient rome, slave, master and servant, gladiator, adventure, legends and myths, honor, soldier, arena, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
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 8.7
 155K
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, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, incest, ancient rome, intrigue, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, political conspiracy, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, egypt, alexandria egypt
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 6.4
 78K
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, adventure, soldier, roman soldier, behind enemy lines, hunting, survival, violence, battles, danger ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, england, britain, europe, scotland
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, rebellion, roman emperor, warrior, hunger, battles, vandal, siege, paganism, brutality ...
Time: ancient history
Place: hungary, north africa, mediterranean sea, italy, romania ...
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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, realistic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, heroes, master warrior, arena, roman, warrior, pride and honor, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 6.7
 5K
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 ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, tragic hero, human spirit, adventure, ancient rome, slave, leadership, gladiator, heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, France, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy, 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: exciting, serious, rough, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, adventure, king arthur, soldier, battles, young heroes, danger, excalibur, loss of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, constantinople, naples italy ...
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 6.1
 3K
Sebastiane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rome, AD 303. Emperor Diocletian demotes his favourite, Sebastian, from captain of the palace guard to the rank of common soldier and banishes him to a remote coastal outpost where his fellow soldiers, weakened by their desires, turn to homosexual ...
Style: erotic, sexy, experimental, controversial, captivating ...
Plot: ancient rome, gay, military, soldier, fight, execution, torture, exile, homoeroticism, sexual relations, society, gender ...
Time: ancient history
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 6.3
 2K
Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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: julius caesar, ancient rome, roman empire, leadership, assassination, rivalry, betrayal, gladiator, ambition, tragic hero, emperor, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, italy
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 6.5
 5K
Il Primo Re (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two brothers, Romulus and Remus, will have to rely on each other to survive in a hostile world. The city of Rome, one of the greatest empires in history, will be born from their deeds and bloody battles.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, exciting
Plot: king, mythology, roman, twin brother, ancient rome, fratricide, flood, religion, journey, historical event, friendship, sacrifice ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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 6.5
 1K
Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, violence, battles, leader, power struggle, historical character, conflict, adventure, courage, family relations, ambition, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
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 7.8
 2K
The Dacians (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The great King of Dacia, Decebal (Decebalus), is disposed to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep the integrity of his people. His own son, Cotyso, is given to the god Zamolxis to the dismay of the King and his daughter Meda. Septimius ...
Plot: ancient rome, sword, horse riding, conquering, battles, heroes, battle, throne, barbarian, archery, horde, village ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: adventure, ancient egypt, julius caesar, ancient rome, goofy hero, against the odds, heroic mission, superhero, architect, magic, secret identity, danger ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 7K
Plebs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sitcom about three desperate young men from the suburbs who try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - which just happens to be ancient Rome.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, sitcom, absurd ...
Plot: ancient rome, friends, lifestyle, slacker, sexual humor, slave, youth, dialogue, love and romance, job, british humour, silly humor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
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 6.6
 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, stylized, epic, captivating
Plot: cleopatra, ancient rome, roman empire, ancient egypt, dishonesty, couples, royal family, love affair, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, europe, africa, middle east
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 6.3
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, ancient rome, roman emperor, ambition, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, greece, italy ...
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, funny, talky ...
Plot: virgin, slavery, freedom, ancient rome, chase, love triangle, farce, husband wife relationship, cross dressing, culture clash, transformation, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
Is relevant ?
 4.1
 136
Pompeii (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious
Plot: ancient rome, gladiator, stabbed to death, volcano, love, stabbed in the chest, trident, stabbed in the belly, earthquake, net, long haired male, roman empire ...
Place: pompeii, italy
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Gladiators of Rome (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It is the age of Imperial Rome.Young Timo is an orphan of Pompeii's terrible eruption, adopted be general Chirone and raised in the famous Gladiator's Academy in Rome. Is this the beginning of a new legend? The legend of a great hero? Not ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: gladiator, athlete's life, adventure, teenage life, escapades, contests and competitions, youth, athlete and trainer, buddies, family, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe
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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Following a fall during mistletoe picking, Druid Getafix decides that it is time to secure the future of the village. Accompanied by Asterix and Obelix, he undertakes to travel the Gallic world in search of a talented young druid to transmit the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, funny, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ancient rome, magical potion, village, julius caesar, druid, adventure, partners, friends, roman, roman soldier, roman empire, heroes ...
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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, heroes, legends and myths, life is a bitch, on the run, escapades, danger, forces of nature, society, gladiator, slave ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 1st century
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
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476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Croatia, USA, Italy
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After General Flavius Aetius frees the Roman Empire from the clutches of Attila the Hun, Rome is once again secure. However, this assurance is short-lived, as Attila is no longer a threat, it only brings the Germanic tribes to once again unite ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, murder of father, friendship, murder, love, roman soldier, ancient rome, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), medieval, afterlife ...
Place: rome italy
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 5.3
 1K
The Arena (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, sword fight, adventure, vengeance, survival, contests and competitions, rivalry, gladiator, ambition, danger, master and servant, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 70s
Place: rome italy
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 19K
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, serious, exciting, epic
Plot: master warrior, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, military, battle zone, danger, heroic mission, martial art, martial arts, final battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china
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Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, poet, ship, soldier, pirate, ancient rome, wedding, earthquake, maze, slave, self discovery, gays and lesbians ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s, 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, sicily, africa
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