Ancient history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancient history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, epic, exciting, realistic, stylized and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with ancient history, sword fight, betrayal, medieval, antiquity, violence, heroes, ancient, sword and sandal and sword plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
ancient history
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ancient history movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient history: Troy (2004), Gladiator (2000), Agora (2009), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Spartacus (2010), Ben-Hur (2016), Rome (2005), Alexander (2004), Apocalypto (2006), Immortals (2011).

List of ancient history movies

 7.3
 529K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
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, heroic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient history, ancient, warrior, courage, greek mythology, war, betrayal, battlefield, forbidden love, conquering ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, paris france, europe
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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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 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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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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 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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 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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 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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 5.6
 170K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France
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, breathtaking, serious, factual, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, war, conquering, gay, adventure, warlord, ambition, battles, ruler, courage, mother son relationship, destiny ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, persia, greece, macedonia, alexandria egypt ...
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 7.8
 311K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, epic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, jungle, adventure, chase, manhunt, ancient history, solar eclipse, sacrifice, ancient civilization, native ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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 6.0
 168K
Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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: epic, dark fantasy, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, good versus evil, immortality, legends and myths, ancient history, greek, ancient, army, greek god, adventure, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, monster, ancient history, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, god, curses spells and rituals, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, sincere, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient history, old testament, medieval, judaism, destiny, battlefield, royal court, christian, courage, royal family, save the day, betrayal ...
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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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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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: epic, heroic, bloody, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, king, ancient, master warrior, war, sword fight, swords and armor, heroes, good versus evil, mythology, army, transformation ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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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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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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The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: ancient history, hidden identity, adventure, political conspiracy, graphic violence, rivalry, state affairs, assassination, head of state, political intrigue, battles, assassin ...
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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 7.0
 8K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: ancient egypt, pharaoh, ancient history, royal family, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, historical character, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, palace intrigue ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt
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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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The Legend of El Cid (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.
Style: epic, rough, exciting, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, medieval, spanish history, monarchy, islam, oppression, knight, battles, gay, warrior, historical character, tough guy ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: spain, portugal
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The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, epic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, ancient history, greek mythology, legends and myths, superhuman powers, gladiator, adventure, hercules, slavery, magic, supernatural, good versus evil ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, egypt, europe
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Clash of Empires (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based loosely on the 16th century historical document entitled ‘The Malay Annals’, ’The Chronicles of Merong Mahawangsa’ is an action-packed epic feature film, with mythical characters, magical moments and dazzling visual-effects sequences. ...
Style: exciting, epic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, heroes, martial arts, battles, state affairs, destiny, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, tough heroes, hopes, adventure ...
Place: china, asia, malaysia, arabia
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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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The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: christian film, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, religions or cults, rabbi, supernatural, unfulfillment, tragic hero, state affairs, folk hero ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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The Scorpion King (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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, sexy, entertaining, humorous, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: ancient egypt, ancient history, desert, adventure, sword fight, good versus evil, master warrior, sword and sorcery, sorceress, destiny, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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 4.9
 480
Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: ancient history, religions or cults, betrayal, clergy, dishonesty, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, ambition, tragic hero, injustice, friendship, jesus ...
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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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 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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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: biblical, epic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ancient history, jesus, christianity, christian, redemption, betrayal, state affairs, bible, religion, medieval, injustice, political unrest ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: holy land, rome italy, ancient greece, israel, egypt ...
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 3.5
 217
Viking Blood (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a viking mercenary finds himself in the middle of a battle between the old gods and the new, he decides that neither side deserves to win. And so begins an epic battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of a nation.
Style: tense, exciting, disturbing, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ancient history, barbarian, battles, brutality, heroes, escapades, vengeance, good versus evil, violence, rescue, rivalry, medieval ...
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