Antiquity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant antiquity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, epic, realistic, stylized, captivating and exciting films and TV shows about / with antiquity, heroes, betrayal, battles, rivalry, battle, adventure, sword, combat and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres shot in USA, Germany, Italy and other countries.
antiquity movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as antiquity: Titus (1999), The Collector (1967), Still Life (2006), Augustus (2003), Me... and my bird (1982), Wrath of the Titans (2012), Solomon (1997), Samson and Delilah (1996), The Scorpion King (2002), The Odyssey (1997).

List of antiquity movies

Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, captivating, serious, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, head of state, state affairs, war, violence spree, life is a bitch, society, goth, brutality, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), ancient ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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Quarter to Two Before Jesus Christ (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In antique Rome, a simple pepboy for chars becomes involved in a coup against Cesar.
Style: not serious, realistic, biting, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: roman empire, parody, anachronism, ancient rome, catacomb, cleopatra, julius caesar, conspiracy, gender, leadership, gays and lesbians, satire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
Place: north africa, europe, africa, rome italy
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The Collector (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: collector, youth, love triangle, love and romance, couples, promiscuity, moral dilemma, new wave, love affair, lovers reunited, sexual relations, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cote d'azur, saint tropez, riviera, france, french riviera ...
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Still Life (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: demolished city, haunted by the past, social decay, introspection, homecoming, human nature, family problems, injustice, estrangement, life is a bitch, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
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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: epic, stylized, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, politics, emperor, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, ancient rome, roman emperor, ambition, state affairs, leadership, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, alexandria egypt, greece, italy ...
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Me... and my bird (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece, Cyprus
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A photo reporter, shortly before leaving for a job in Cyprus, becomes unwittingly the recipient of a golden owl, who stole a gang from the archaeological museum, who are following him in order to take the owl back.
Plot: swimming pool, statue, camera, sea, photographer, gossip, womanizer, airport, lover, stutterer, trafficking, hotel ...
Time: 80s
Place: athens greece, athens, cyprus, greece
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Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain
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: stylized, exciting, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, adventure, good versus evil, demi god, heroic mission, heroes, superhuman powers, battles, legends and myths, the underworld, immortality ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
TV show
Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: biblical, realistic, serious, sincere, epic ...
Plot: heroes, battles, state affairs, tragic hero, politics, betrayal, rise to the top, leadership, rivalry, society, healing power, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
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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: serious, epic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, femme fatale, tragic hero, betrayal, superhero, battlefield, epic battle, human spirit, vengeance, heroic mission, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: persia
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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, entertaining, tense, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient egypt, sword fight, adventure, master warrior, desert, good versus evil, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, danger, leadership, woman in danger, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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The Odyssey (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
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: epic, breathtaking, exciting, scenic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, adventure, battles, heroic mission, legends and myths, rescue, friendship, greek, good versus evil, getting home, deadly creature ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, mediterranean sea, greece
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: biblical, epic, serious, based on the bible, disturbing ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, danger, hopes, leadership, state affairs, heroes, society, oracle, miraculous event, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
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Joseph (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
Style: biblical, realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible
Plot: old testament, betrayal, family relations, religions or cults, vengeance, adventure, dishonesty, society, siblings relations, parents and children, royal family, miraculous event ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Turkey
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient Greece, witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of ...
Style: serious, epic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: greek mythology, greek god, imaginary kingdom, adventure, rivalry, destiny, heroic mission, redemption, sword and sorcery, murder, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prophet, heroes, escapades, village, false accusation, heroic mission, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, religions or cults, oracle, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, egypt, middle east, jerusalem
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Helen of Troy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: When Paris of Troy abducts the beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, the trojan war begins.
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: romance, greek mythology, battles, heroes, love, fall in love, legends and myths, state affairs, master warrior, dishonesty, betrayal, battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece
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David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: biblical, epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, couple relations, royal family, oracle, religions or cults, couples, love affair, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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Cleopatra (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman ...
Style: serious, stylized, epic, captivating
Plot: cleopatra, ancient rome, roman empire, ancient egypt, dishonesty, couples, royal family, love affair, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, europe, africa, middle east
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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, sword fight, roman empire, amazon, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, vengeance, heroes, gladiator, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: prophet, bible, desert, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, society, adventure, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, based on the bible, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, folk hero, bible, apostle, christian, state affairs, heroes, legends and myths, bible story, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
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476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Croatia, USA, Italy
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After General Flavius Aetius frees the Roman Empire from the clutches of Attila the Hun, Rome is once again secure. However, this assurance is short-lived, as Attila is no longer a threat, it only brings the Germanic tribes to once again unite ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, murder of father, friendship, murder, love, roman soldier, ancient rome, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), medieval, afterlife ...
Place: rome italy
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin are ...
Style: exciting, reboot, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: reluctant partners, secret agents, spy, cold war, cia agent, save the world, spies, undercover, stylish, secret service, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: italy, usa, germany, rome italy, berlin germany ...
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: ship, family relations, greek, cruise, love and romance, legends and myths, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: cairo egypt, mediterranean sea, middle east, istanbul turkey, jerusalem ...
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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, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, sword fight, mythology, army, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, betrayal, ancient, tragic hero, legendary, conquering ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, river ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
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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, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, good versus evil, monster, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, ancient, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, saga ...
Plot: roman empire, cleopatra, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, ancient rome, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, love affair, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, greece ...
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Clash of the Titans (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, sea monster, good versus evil, heroic mission, invisibility, fight for supremacy, god, witch, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, future, 80s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Being Human (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.
Style: sentimental, serious, non-linear, intense, emotional ...
Plot: social differences, society, reincarnation, innocence lost, chase, roman empire, struggle, success, medieval, life philosophy, life & death, multiple storylines ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, prehistory, renaissance, 1600s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, new york, africa
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