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The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out epic, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with heroes, betrayal, adventure, rivalry, destiny, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling and violence plots mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient history: Troy (2004), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Immortals (2011), Noah (2014), The Odyssey (1997), Alexander (2004), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), The Scorpion King (2002), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), Caesar (2002).
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The Odyssey
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
UK, Italy, Germany, USA
176 min.
 7.0
Immortals
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA
110 min.
 6.0
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The Young Messiah
Drama, Fantasy
USA
111 min.
 5.6
Ben-Hur
Action, Adventure, Drama, History
USA
123 min.
 5.7

List of ancient history movies

 7.2
 434K
Troy
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
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, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, mythology, tragic hero, sword fight, betrayal, war, vengeance, courage, brutality, beautiful scenery, forbidden love, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, europe, greece
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Spartacus: War of the Damned
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, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, gory, intrigue, battles, sword and sandal, arena, ambition, rebel, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 6.0
 150K
Immortals
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, adventure, mythology, good versus evil, god, legends and myths, vengeance, battles, legendary, betrayal, army, violence ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: europe, greece, ancient greece
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 5.8
 222K
Noah
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: biblical, exciting, captivating, suspense, apocalyptic ...
Plot: religion, survival, apocalypse, redemption, christianity, end of the world, god, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, life & death, moral dilemma ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 7.0
 12K
The Odyssey
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, ...
Style: exciting, scenic, breathtaking, epic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, mythology, good versus evil, heroic mission, legends and myths, getting home, courage, battles, deadly creature, destiny, true love, rescue ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
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 5.6
 151K
Alexander
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands, France, UK, 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, factual, breathtaking, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, war, battles, heroes, adventure, conquering, brutality, courage, battle zone, ambition, homosexuality, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, greece, europe, macedonia, ancient greece ...
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Exodus: Gods and Kings
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, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, religion, christianity, god, christian, bible, ancient egypt, jews, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, belief in god ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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The Scorpion King
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, humorous, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, destiny, master warrior, lone hero, uninhibited rivalry, chase, danger, sword fight, betrayal, fight scenes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, funny, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, goofy hero, fight scenes, superhuman powers, julius caesar, partners, roman empire, odd couple, daring rescue, family, fighting the system, escapades ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, france
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 6.7
 2K
Caesar
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: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: roman empire, politics, tragic hero, dictatorship, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, heroes, battle, senate, ancient rome, julius caesar ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, europe, middle east
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The Antagonists
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, leadership, desert, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, religions or cults, battles, politics, heroes, rebellion, military ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, israel
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Wrath of the Titans
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, mythology, immortality, good versus evil, destiny, betrayal, monster, rescue, god, monsters, chase, fight scenes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, greece, ancient greece, dungeon
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 8.8
 135K
Rome
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 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: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, strong sexual content, betrayal, roman empire, rise and fall, political unrest, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, power relations, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, egypt, italy
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 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
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, exciting, suspense, captivating, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: gladiator, vengeance, roman empire, revenge, slavery, sword fight, master warrior, rivalry, betrayal, emperor, courage, corruption ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, spain, germany, italy, rome italy ...
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 7.7
 672K
300
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, harsh, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, war, warrior, gory, vengeance, betrayal, storytelling, historical character, fight scenes, brutality, sacrifice, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 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: epic, stylized, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, master warrior, strong sexual content, adventure, ambition, betrayal, gladiator, arena, heroes, state affairs, sex, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history
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 7.9
 162K
Hero
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, breathtaking ...
Plot: martial arts, sword fight, assassin, vengeance, idealism, violence, assassins, betrayal, master warrior, adventure, kung fu, fight scenes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
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 7.6
 361K
Kung Fu Panda
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, mentor, adventure, goofy hero, family, unlikely friendships, transformation, talking animals, warrior, life philosophy, panda ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 7.2
 216K
Kung Fu Panda 2
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, family, good versus evil, mentor, kung fu, anti heroes, friendship, fight scenes, destiny, revenge, animals ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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The Passion of the Christ
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, epic, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, suffering, religion, torture, betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, life philosophy, brutality, death, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 8.1
 319K
Life of Brian
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: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: parody, christianity, cult, monty python, roman empire, religion, farce, mistaken identity, anti heroes, jesus, male nudity, irreverent ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, dungeon, palestine, jerusalem
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 7.4
 40K
Red Cliff
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 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, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china
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 7.2
 60K
Agora
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
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: epic, serious, stylized, biblical, touching ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, slavery, philosophy, atheism, christian, religion, impossible love, freedom, political unrest, science, judaism ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, destiny, betrayal, swashbuckler, sword fight, good versus evil, chase, desert, video game, race against time, computer game, murder ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, persia, egypt, middle east
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300: Rise of an Empire
Genre: Action, Fantasy, War
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: stylized, epic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, transformation, revenge, blood, violence, brutality, betrayal, sword fight, soldier, ocean or sea, mentor ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire is a British-American comedic sword and sorcery series created by Peter A. Knight, co-produced by Hat Trick Productions and Media Rights Capital for Comedy Central and BBC Two, which premiered on April 9, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, epic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: palaces castles and temples, master villain, master warrior, good versus evil, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, imaginary, partners, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
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 8.2
 39K
The Message
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: leadership, adventure, muslim, religions or cults, war, fighting the system, hopes, society, rise to the top, arab, islam, idealism ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
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 8.9
 13K
I, Claudius
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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, emperor, head of state, ambition, intrigue, royal court, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, manipulation, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe, italy
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Jesus of Nazareth
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, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic hero, betrayal, idealism, christian, apostle, last supper, redemption, religions or cults, righting the wronged, jesus christ, rabbi, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Prince of Egypt
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: stylized, serious, biblical, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, slavery, destiny, adventure, redemption, religion, leadership, animals, talking animals, siblings relations, storytelling, god ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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sword and sandal
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holy land
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