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, epic, exciting, captivating and stylized films and TV shows about / with ancient rome, roman empire, ancient history, ancient, roman, antiquity, sword and sandal, medieval, sword and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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ancient rome movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient rome: Spartacus (2010), Gladiator (2000), Rome (2005), The Eagle (2011), Caligula (1979), Ben-Hur (2016), Centurion (2010), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), The Last Legion (2007), Romulus (2020).

List of ancient rome movies

 8.5
 239K
Spartacus (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, sexy, heroic, sexual, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, sword fight, swords and armor, warrior, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: ancient greece
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 8.5
 1.5M
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, breathtaking, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, roman empire, vengeance, ancient history, gladiator, sword fight, courage, warrior, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, north africa, italy, germany ...
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 8.7
 169K
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, sexual, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, historical character, ancient history, emperor, warrior, intrigue, power struggle, incest, betrayal, rivalry, julius caesar ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, egypt, ancient greece, europe ...
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 6.2
 70K
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: epic, exciting, absurd, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, ancient history, slavery, medieval, master and servant, ancient, gladiator, sword fight, legends and myths, adventure, legion ...
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, scottish highlands, britain ...
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 5.3
 36K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
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, sexy, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: explicit sex, ancient rome, sexploitation, incest, brutality, sex orgy, lust, sex, sexual sadism, brother sister incest, sadism, ancient world ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
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 5.7
 44K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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: biblical, epic, harsh, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, arena, roman soldier, vengeance, survival, christian, slavery, religion, justice ...
Time: 1st century
Place: palestine, israel, rome italy, italy, greece ...
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 6.3
 83K
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: brutal, stylized, epic, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman, ancient history, adventure, roman soldier, sword fight, soldier, violence, survival, hunting, legion ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, britain, england, scotland, europe
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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: epic, exciting, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, gladiator, roman empire, arena, roman, warrior, slave, strong sexual content, heroes, master warrior, slavery ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
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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, exciting, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, king arthur, emperor, adventure, medieval, ancient history, excalibur, mythology, soldier, young heroes, child in peril ...
Time: 5th century, 1st century, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, naples italy, paris france ...
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 6.9
 2K
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: heroic, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, ancient history, battles, violence, power struggle, historical character, conflict, leader, rivals, death, brother brother relationship, courage ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
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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, ancient civilization, druid, roman emperor, rebellion, ancient, warrior, brutality, siege, paganism ...
Place: hungary, britain, germany, italy, romania ...
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 6.6
 6K
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, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, rebellion, adventure, ancient history, leadership, gladiator, tragic hero, slavery, slave, human spirit, heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: rome italy
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The First King (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, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: roman, king, ancient rome, mythology, religion, twin brother, fratricide, journey, sacrifice, violence, flood, friendship ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy
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 7.0
 4K
Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Style: social documentary
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, palace intrigue, historical figure, historical character, intrigue, husband wife relationship, power struggle, wife, family relations, political intrigue, high society ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
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 6.2
 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: realistic, epic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, julius caesar, ancient history, gladiator, leadership, rivalry, betrayal, assassination, tragic hero, ambition, destiny ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: italy, rome 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, ancient rome, homoeroticism, lgbt, soldier, military, ancient history, gender, society, gays and lesbians, religions or cults, sexual relations ...
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 6.2
 1K
Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, ancient rome, roman emperor, emperor, politics, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, leadership, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, macedonia, spain ...
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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, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, tragic hero, sword fight, battlefield, betrayal, battles, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics ...
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, europe, italy
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 8.9
 17K
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: epic, clever, political, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient, roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, incest, political intrigue, intrigue, antiquity, power struggle, emperor, royal family, leadership ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 6.6
 11K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, touching, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, battlefield, battles, barbarian, antiquity, ancient rome, roman, war, death, village, leadership ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, constantinople, europe
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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman teenager, Atti is forced to join the Roman army when one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero. He is sent to "miserable, cold, wet Britain" where "the natives are revolting - quite literally". Things go from bad ...
Style: parody, captivating, entertaining, humorous
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, teenage protagonist, roman soldier, teenage boy, british, teenage girl, warrior, teenager, jousting, power struggle ...
Time: 1st century
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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, disaster, ancient rome, heroes, catastrophe, on the run, escapades, life is a bitch, legends and myths, society, forces of nature ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
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 7.0
 33K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, sexy, stylized, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: ancient egypt, antiquity, roman empire, cleopatra, ancient rome, femme fatale, queen, julius caesar, ancient history, tomb, female protagonist, political intrigue ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century, 18th century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, alexandria egypt, greece, middle east ...
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 7.8
 8K
Plebs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
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, absurd, funny ...
Plot: ancient rome, slacker, friends, lifestyle, ancient history, sexual humor, satire, slave, youth, job, love and romance, ancient ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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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, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: roman soldier, ancient rome, husband wife relationship, family relations, friendship, love, murder of father, violence, murder, father son relationship, fear, horse ...
Place: rome italy
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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, art house, cerebral, philosophical, psychedelic ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, ancient rome, roman, surrealism, gay, animal sacrifice, lgbt, slave, homoeroticism, homosexuality, ancient history, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 1st century
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, italy, europe, sicily ...
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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Asterix and Obelix depart on an adventure to complete twelve impossible tasks to prove to Caesar that they are as strong as the Gods. You'll roar with laughter as they outwit, outrun, and generally outrage the very people who are trying to ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ancient rome, beast, roman empire, challenge, gladiator, mythology, julius caesar, dog, bureaucracy, cave, subway, potion ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, france, europe, italy
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 7.6
 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, antiquity, ancient, ancient history, occupation, roman soldier, roman empire, barbarian, royal family, ancient world, roman, sword ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c., 80s
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, exciting, tense, epic ...
Plot: ancient history, desert, battles, tragic hero, roman empire, siege, military, war, politics, political unrest, rebelliousness, human spirit ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, palestine
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 5.5
 111K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, ancient history, roman empire, roman, arena, volcanic eruption, slave, gladiator, adventure, slavery, save the lady ...
Time: 1st century, 50s, middle ages, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, rome italy, britain, london
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