1st century movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 1st century movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, epic, realistic, captivating, biblical and exciting films and TV shows about / with roman empire, society, betrayal, heroes, ancient rome, christianity, leadership, state affairs, religions or cults and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 1st century: King of Kings (1961), Barabbas (1961), Barbarians (2020), The Antagonists (1981), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), Warrior Queen (2003), Plebs (2013), The Jesus Film (1979), Ben-Hur (2016), The Nativity Story (2006).

List of 1st century movies

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, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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 6.9
 6K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, jesus, haunted by the past, human spirit, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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 7.2
 17K
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: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, invasion, viking, war, legendary, conflict, violence, society, power struggle, heroic, adventurer ...
Time: 1st century, middle ages
Place: scandinavia
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
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, captivating, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: desert, roman empire, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, political unrest, human spirit, war, politics, rebelliousness, leadership ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: biblical, based on the bible, psychological, christian film, sentimental ...
Plot: apostle, bible, christianity, roman empire, imprisonment, christian, friendship, trust, prayer, faith, false accusation, adventure ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
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Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 99 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: exciting, captivating, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, battles, conquering, mother son incest, leadership, society, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, wartime life, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
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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 ...
Plot: roman empire, roman, parody, teenage boy, musical number, teenage girl, ancient rome, teenage protagonist, sword, vomiting, urine, british
Time: 1st century
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 7.9
 7K
Plebs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sitcom about three desperate young men from the suburbs who try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - which just happens to be ancient Rome.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, sitcom, absurd ...
Plot: ancient rome, friends, lifestyle, slacker, sexual humor, slave, youth, dialogue, love and romance, job, british humour, silly humor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
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The Jesus Film (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century ...
Style: biblical, serious, sincere, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: miraculous event, christianity, crucifix, unfulfillment, imaginary, leadership, ambition, heroes, righting the wronged, religions or cults, human spirit, society ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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 5.7
 42K
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman soldier, betrayal, vengeance, roman, false accusation, survival, arena, resistance fighter, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, palestine, jerusalem, greece ...
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, oppression, bible, priest, prophecy, childbirth, miraculous event, pregnancy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, god or devil, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, rabbi, execution ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1930s, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 5.5
 107K
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, gladiator, adventure, catastrophe, arena, save the lady, slave, volcanic eruption, chaos, forces of nature ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, britain, london, rome italy
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The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, epic
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, idealism, false accusation, human spirit, heroic mission, leadership, clergy, ambition, hopes, betrayal, rise and fall ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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 8.7
 16K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
TV show
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, clever, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, prophecy, family feud, conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 5.4
 34K
Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
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, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: brutality, sexual sadism, lust, ancient rome, sadism, unsimulated sex, sexploitation, explicit sex, roman empire, orgy, sexual perversion, intrigue ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy
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 8.0
 769
The Testaments (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: This film depict events from the Life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. The story culminates with a portrayal of the Ressurected Savior's visit to the ancient Americas as seen through the eyes ...
Style: 70mm film
Plot: mormon, father son relationship, native american, faith, jesus, jesus christ, resurrection, male female relationship, new world, ancient civilization, miraculous event, blindness ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
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 6.6
 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: captivating, epic, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, europe, rome italy
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 7.0
 30K
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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Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
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: comic, exciting, entertaining, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, roman empire, superhuman powers, village, julius caesar, partners, goofy hero, family, escapades, daring rescue, fighting the system, odd couple ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, france, rome italy
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 6.4
 799
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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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, jesus, religion, singing, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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 3.1
 580
The Legion (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA, Spain
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: mission, warrior, murder, rivalry, combat, uninhibited rivalry, epic battle, heroes, sword fight, battles, adventure, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century
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The Miracle Maker (2000)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mother and father in search of help for their sick daughter cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, who has devoted his life to spreading God's word. An amazing miracle brings to light the true meaning of Christ, and the ...
Style: uplifting, biblical, touching, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, jesus christ, human spirit, supernatural, ambition, supernatural ability, leadership, reincarnation, tragic hero, society, clergy ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, jerusalem, asia
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 18K
Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, based on the bible, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: prophet, jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, tragic hero, resurrection, bible, torture, jesus, christianity, idealism, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 530
Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, life is a bitch, heroes, hopes, religions or cults, injustice, anti hero, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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, rough, bleak, factual, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, religions or cults, torture, bible, life philosophy, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, life is a bitch, love affair, parents and children, reincarnation, heroes, society, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: roman empire, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults, rabbi, unfulfillment, folk hero, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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