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, realistic, stylized, exciting and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with betrayal, violence, sword fight, heroes, battles, warrior, sword, rivalry, battle and adventure plots mostly in Drama, History and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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ancient history movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient history: Troy (2004), Spartacus (2010), Gladiator (2000), Agora (2009), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Ben-Hur (2016), Clash of the Titans (2010), Rome (2005), Alexander (2004), One Night with the King (2006).

List of ancient history movies

 7.2
 504K
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, heroic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, greek mythology, army, ancient, battlefield, betrayal, tragic hero, war, forbidden love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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 8.5
 228K
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, sexual, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, roman empire, battles, warrior, slavery, gory, sword and sandal, death, sword fight, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 8.5
 1.4M
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, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, ancient rome, freedom, gladiator, courage, master warrior, pride and honor, tragic hero, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, north africa, italy, germany, spain
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 7.2
 68K
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, sincere, touching, stylized, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, mathematics, unfulfillment, atheism, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, middle east, africa, rome italy ...
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, strong sexual content, ancient rome, slave, heroes, master warrior, arena, roman, warrior, pride and honor, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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 5.7
 43K
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman soldier, betrayal, vengeance, false accusation, survival, roman, arena, resistance fighter, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine ...
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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, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, monster, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, god, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 8.7
 159K
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, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, ancient rome, incest, warrior, intrigue, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, alexandria egypt, egypt
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 5.6
 166K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
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, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, war, battles, adventure, ambition, heroes, rise to the top, warlord, state affairs, ruler, military, gory ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, macedonia ...
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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: old testament, save the day, medieval, destiny, battlefield, royal court, queen, judaism, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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 7.8
 298K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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, suspenseful, harsh, tense, serious ...
Plot: survival, tribe, slavery, chase, manhunt, native, adventure, death, solar eclipse, warrior, prophecy, jungle ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
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 6.0
 164K
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: stylized, exciting, serious, heroic, dark fantasy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, immortality, army, greek, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, heroes, greek god, ancient, god ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: ancient greece, greece, 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: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, rivalry, political intrigue, state affairs, deadly, assassination, head of state, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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 5.5
 108K
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, disaster movie, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, natural disaster, roman, adventure, gladiator, arena, save the lady, volcanic eruption, slave, chaos, forces of nature, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, britain, london, rome italy
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 6.7
 3K
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: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, treason, emperor, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, middle east, africa, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: war, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, heroes, adventure, state affairs, tragic hero, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
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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: stylized, intense, heroic, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spanish history, monarchy, medieval, battles, oppression, anachronism, warrior, historical character, knight, brutality, survival, combat ...
Time: ancient history, 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
 3.4
 187
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: disturbing, exciting, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: barbarian, battles, brutality, rivalry, violence, danger, deadly, good versus evil, rescue, escapades, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
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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: heroic, epic, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king, master warrior, sword fight, swords and armor, heroes, hand to hand combat, invasion, sea battle, army, ancient, adventure, transformation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, athens greece, greece
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 6.2
 68K
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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, slavery, slave, master and servant, gladiator, adventure, legends and myths, honor, soldier, military, tribe ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 2K
Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, 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: serious, atmospheric, heroic, realistic, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, battles, violence, conflict, historical character, leader, power struggle, merciless, courage, society, rivals, tough heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 459
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: betrayal, religions or cults, dishonesty, clergy, injustice, friendship, supernatural ability, ambition, life is a bitch, tragic hero, christianity, main character dies ...
Time: ancient history
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ambition, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, ruler, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
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 6.7
 10K
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, epic, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, barbarian, sword and sandal, death, battlefield, village, roman, ancient rome, leadership, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 5th century
Place: rome italy, europe, constantinople
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, roman emperor, ambition, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, macedonia, egypt ...
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Samson and Delilah (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Morocco
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: Mara and Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson.
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, femme fatale, tragic hero, betrayal, superhero, battlefield, human spirit, vengeance, heroic mission, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: persia
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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, epic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, gladiator, legends and myths, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, hercules, slavery, destiny, father son relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt
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The Last Warrior (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of their descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the “waves of ...
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, bloody, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, rivalry, violence, legend, battles, danger, vengeance, tough heroes, nomad, massacre, culture clash, murder ...
Time: ancient history
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 654
Immoral Women (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The first episode – featuring frequent Borowczyk muse Marina Pierro – is the longest and, in a way, most substantial: it’s set in Renaissance Rome, with the lusty (and perpetually nude) leading lady sexually involved with famous painters and ...
Style: offbeat, stylized, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: perversion, sexual abuse, bestiality, infidelity, obsession, couples, love triangle, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, love and romance, dishonesty, pets ...
Time: ancient history, 18th century
Place: france, europe, rome italy
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