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, epic, realistic, captivating, exciting and stylized films and TV shows about / with roman empire, ancient rome, ancient, ancient history, antiquity, roman, medieval, sword and sandal, battles and heroes plots mostly in History, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as roman empire: Gladiator (2000), Rome (2005), The Eagle (2011), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Agora (2009), Spartacus (2010), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Centurion (2010), The Last Legion (2007), Pompeii (2014).

List of roman empire movies

 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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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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 7.1
 70K
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: philosophical, epic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, impossible love, political unrest, atheism, mathematics, ancient egypt, religions or cults, master and servant, medieval, historical character, christianity ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, ancient greece, rome italy, spain ...
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 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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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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 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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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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 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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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, roma, dishonesty, state affairs, power struggle ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 6.8
 16K
Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: druid, roman empire, celtic, bow and arrow, roman soldier, enemy, soldier, female warrior, tribe, redheaded woman, strong female character, battles ...
Time: 1st century, middle ages, 1940s
Place: britain
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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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 6.6
 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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Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 89 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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, conquering, ancient history, war, battles, leadership, ancient rome, heroes, vengeance, soldier, rivalry, ancient ...
Time: ancient times
Place: europe, spain, rome italy, alps
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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: parody, funny, humorous, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, torture, satire, revolution, farce, ancient, jewish, marijuana, art critic, empress, weapons ...
Time: 18th century, stone age, 1st century, 15th century, prehistory ...
Place: rome italy, france, ancient greece, europe, spain
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 7.2
 24K
Barbarians (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, barbarian, mythology, legends and myths, tribe, invasion, german history, war, myth, european history, native tribe, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century
Place: scandinavia
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 5.3
 1K
Boudica (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: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, ancient history, sex with mother, roman, mother son incest, conquering, battles, leadership, military, war, adventure ...
Time: 1st century
Place: england
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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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Julius Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, julius caesar, dictatorship, politics, ancient rome, battlefield, war hero, tragic hero, ambition, conspiracy, treason ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, middle east, africa, europe
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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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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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 5.5
 662
Nero (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Germany, UK, France, Tunisia
Duration: 192 min.
Story: As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: roman empire, roman emperor, ancient rome, antiquity, ancient, power struggle, intrigue, political unrest, fight for supremacy, historical figure, life, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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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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Brutus vs César (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Faced with the tyranny of Caesar who acts as absolute master over Rome, Senators Rufus and Cassius form a plot to assassinate him.
Style: not serious, light, humorous, absurd, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, roman, goofy hero, conspiracy, assassination plot, julius caesar, politics, ambition, underdog, intrigue, civil unrest ...
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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Hispania, la leyenda (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Viriato is a Hispanic shepherd who enjoys a simple life until the arrival of the Roman troops of the praetor Galba. It will changes his destiny. His village is attacked and massacred. Viriato, dam of hate, swears not to rest until revenge. ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, rebellion, folk hero, leadership, social relations, battles, rivalry, righting the wronged, politics, occupation, soldier ...
Place: europe, rome italy
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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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 3.1
 962
The Legion (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Noreno, a half-Roman, is entrusted with the mission of crossing the snowy mountains of Armenia, swarming with Parthian patrols, to seek help for his slowly dying men.
Style: suspense, captivating, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, epic battle, mission, murder, rivalry, combat, warrior, medieval, sword fight, heroes, battles, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1st century
Place: armenia
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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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