Roman empire movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant roman empire movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, epic, exciting, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with roman empire, ancient rome, heroes, betrayal, rivalry, state affairs, battles, death, violence and sword plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as roman empire: Gladiator (2000), Rome (2005), The Eagle (2011), Centurion (2010), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), The Last Legion (2007), Spartacus (2004), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Pompeii (2014), Agora (2009).

List of roman empire movies

 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, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, pride and honor, courage, slavery, heroes, master warrior, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, spain, germany, north africa, italy
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 8.7
 149K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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, emperor, incest, historical character, betrayal, warrior, intrigue, slavery, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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 6.2
 64K
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, gladiator, ancient rome, legends and myths, soldier, honor, master and servant, wilderness, heroes, danger, slave ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
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 6.4
 76K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, adventure, ancient rome, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, battles, danger, sole survivor, war, confined, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, exciting, rough, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, gladiator, battles, ancient rome, slavery, warrior, sword fight, sword and sandal, gory, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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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: rough, exciting, serious, stylized, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, adventure, soldier, battles, young heroes, danger, king arthur, loss of parents, loss of parent, lone hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, britain, naples italy ...
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 6.7
 5K
Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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, atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, slavery, gladiator, tragic hero, leadership, slave, heroes, human spirit, righting the wronged, rise and fall, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
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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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, war, rivalry, politics, downfall, leadership, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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 5.5
 104K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, adventure, natural disaster, forces of nature, chaos, arena, save the lady, catastrophe, danger, volcanic eruption, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, london, rome italy
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 7.2
 64K
Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, master and servant, political unrest, christianity, religions or cults, destiny, impossible love, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, rome italy, spain
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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 331 min.
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, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong sexual content, roman empire, gladiator, master warrior, arena, pride and honor, slave, betrayal, heroes, leader, ambition, social climbing ...
Time: ancient history
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Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home and, in ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: roman empire, conquering, leadership, vengeance, rivalry, soldier, battles, heroes, danger, war, elephant, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe
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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, power struggle, battles, christianity, rivalry, rebelliousness, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Celtic queen who shook the Roman Empire. Boudica is one of history’s first and fiercest women warriors. Sickened by ceaseless war, the king of the Iceni accepts a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe’s continued independence. But ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, battles, conquering, leadership, mother son incest, wartime life, heroes, heroic mission, war, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: humorous, anthology, witty, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, parody, masturbation, french revolution, spanish inquisition, revolution, farce, rebelliousness, political unrest, royal family, disorder, anti hero ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, 16th century, future ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy
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 5.7
 40K
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: roman empire, betrayal, ancient rome, vengeance, false accusation, resistance fighter, dishonesty, confined, moral dilemma, male friendship, friendship between men, sibling rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem ...
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 6.3
 157K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, king arthur, roman empire, battles, swords and armor, arthurian legend, army, folk hero, medieval, freedom, christianity, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
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 6.7
 10K
Attila (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
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: epic, captivating, exciting, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, king, battlefield, death, village, heroic mission, heroes, leadership, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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 8.7
 15K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, conspiracy, rivalry, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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: exciting, stylized, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, politics, emperor, assassination, intrigue, betrayal, ancient rome, ambition, leadership, tragic hero, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe, macedonia, spain, italy ...
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 6.7
 11K
Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: druid, roman empire, enemy, strong female character, rite, bow and arrow, roman soldier, british army, love, power, female warrior, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century, 40s, 1940s
Place: britain
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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
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, gladiator, sword fight, amazon, rivalry, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
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 5.4
 33K
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, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, brutality, sexual sadism, ancient rome, sexploitation, orgy, unsimulated sex, roman empire, intrigue, sadism, sexual relations, assassination ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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 6.6
 3K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, julius caesar, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, emperor, head of state, rivalry, treason, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, europe, africa, middle east
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 6.3
 2K
Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
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, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: julius caesar, roman empire, gladiator, leadership, ancient rome, betrayal, rivalry, assassination, tragic hero, ambition, emperor, destiny ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, danger, life is a bitch, escapades, legends and myths, on the run, forces of nature, society, panic, heroes, death ...
Time: ancient history
Place: mediterranean sea
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
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: epic, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, war, human spirit, rebelliousness, politics, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, jesus, miraculous event, betrayal, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 8.1
 354K
Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: cult film, controversial, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: satire, roman empire, parody, farce, dungeon, weirdo, mistaken identity, execution, christmas, crucifix, cult, jewish ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, bleak, epic, factual, rough ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, torture, religion, sacrifice, bible, jesus, religions or cults, suffering, roman empire, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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