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, biblical, christian film and captivating films and TV shows about / with roman empire, christianity, christian, ancient rome, religion, betrayal, roman, murder, jesus christ and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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1st century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1st century: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), The Jesus Film (1979), Fellini Satyricon (1969), St. John in Exile (1986), Ben-Hur (2016), Life of Brian (1979), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Caligula (1979), Britannia (2017).

List of 1st century movies

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, christianity, religion, hopes, jesus, singing, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, 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
Plot: roman empire, christian, christianity, prayer, friendship, trust, imprisonment, apostle
Time: 1st century, 60s
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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, epic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: loincloth, christianity, tragic hero, religions or cults, christian, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, rivalry, society, state affairs, blind ambition ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: sexual, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: homosexual, gay, slave, ancient rome, earthquake, wedding, ship, pirate, soldier, poet, postmodernism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, sicily, africa
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St. John in Exile (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dean Jones is Saint John in this intimate, inspiring one-man presentation of John in exile on Patmos. Full of humor, strong in spirit, and resolutely committed to Christ, John shares his account of the events that changed the course of human ...
Style: one man show
Plot: exile, christian, old man, filmed play, apostle, live audience, christianity
Time: 1st century
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, justice, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
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Life of Brian (1979)
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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, farce, mistaken identity, stoning, balcony, graffiti, gladiator, parody, legends and myths, execution, anti heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, middle east, jerusalem, palestine
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, betrayal, last supper, apostle, resurrection, ancient rome, christian, jesus christ, idealism, religions or cults, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
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, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, intrigue, brutality, assassination, ancient rome, unsimulated sex, sadism, betrayal, sexual relations, state affairs, violence, incest ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, sexy
Plot: druid, roman empire, enemy, redheaded woman, rite, female warrior, bow and arrow, strong female character, british army, love, power, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century, 40s
Place: britain
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The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: survival, hopes, society, rebelliousness, curses spells and rituals, political unrest, battles, rebellion, state affairs, roman, siege, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, jerusalem, middle east
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Orgies of Caligula (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Roman emperor Caligula leaves the last days of glory amidst orgies of food and sex. During a show by two nude slaves, the emperor is particularly attracted to one of them, Lysia, ignoring that she had been planted close to him with orders to murder ...
Style: surreal
Plot: slave, roman, tavern, poisoned drink, alter ego, rebellion, conspiracy, sword fight, love interest, cunnilingus, animal attack, gay kiss ...
Time: 1st century
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Caligula and Messalina (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Messalina (played by gorgeous Betty Roland) is a power-hungry nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to become Empress of Rome. She brings herself to the attention of Caligula by battling in the gladiator arena and it is not long before she achieves ...
Style: erotic
Plot: incestuous sex, gore, female full frontal nudity, coitus, lesbianism, pubic hair, coup, sex scene, pregnancy, labia, torture, sadism ...
Time: 1st century
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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: serious, epic, exciting, realistic, stylized
Plot: roman empire, intrigue, emperor, ancient rome, politics, assassination, betrayal, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, romance, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, rome italy, greece, italy, spain ...
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I, Claudius (1976)
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, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, betrayal, intrigue, ambition, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ancient rome, murder, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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Warrior Queen (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 83 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: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, leadership, battles, gory, heroes, war, rivalry, state affairs, heroic mission, adventure, political unrest, wartime life ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
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The Messiah: Prophecy Fulfilled (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A first century rabbi, Yehuda (Nick Mancuso), finds his true calling when he decides to follow in the footsteps of a certain Jesus of Nazareth and spread his Good Word. But in the year after Jesus' crucifixion, it's not so easy to persuade ...
Style: christian film
Plot: judaism, religious conversion, sermon, rabbi, brother brother relationship, religious differences, religion, christian, christianity
Time: 1st century
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The Visual Bible - Acts (1994)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: The Visual Bible: Acts is a 1994 Christian film that depicts the events of the Acts of the Apostles from the Bible's New Testament. All of the dialogue is word-for-word scripture, taken directly from the New International Version of the Bible.
Style: christian film, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: christian, christianity, apostle, religion
Time: 1st century
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Takeru Yamato (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After killing his brother, Prince Yamato is banished from his father's kingdom until he can bring his dangerous powers under control. On his journey, he meets and joins with the magical priestess Oto, and together they go to fight against an ...
Style: based on legend
Plot: sword and sorcery, brother brother relationship
Time: 1st century
Place: japan
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The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa
Duration: 258 min.
Story: The only dramatization using the actual scriptures...word for word from the New International Version (NIV). The Matthew video series broke new ground by offering the first-ever dramatic portrayal of events in the Bible, presented word for word from ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, loincloth
Time: 1st century
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Paul: The Emissary (1997)
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Robert Marcarelli - In this impressive drama, starring Gary Cooper, we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the servant of Christ, who will pay any price to bring his message to the world. - Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman
Style: biblical, christian film, based on the bible
Plot: bible, prisoner, religious conversion, sermon, healing, judaism, martyr, faith, earthquake, evangelist, fortune teller, apostle ...
Time: 1st century
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A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
Story: Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Style: epic
Plot: bible, apostle, christian, roman empire, jesus christ, ancient rome, martyrdom, martyr, adoption, christianity, gladiator
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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Patmos (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As an older man, the Apostle John was sentenced to forced labor on the Island of Patmos. God honored John with His visions, faithfully transcribed to become the Book of Revelation.
Style: christian film
Plot: apocalypse, religious persecution, roman empire, martyrdom, prisoner, roman, island, apostle, slave labor, christian, revelation, exile ...
Time: 1st century
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The Passover Plot (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the ...
Plot: jesus christ, execution, torture
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
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The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Artaban is a young Magus (Wise Man) who desires to follow the star to the birthplace of the coming King, against the counsel of his friends and family. Carrying three precious jewels to give to the baby Messiah, Artaban and his reluctant servant ...
Plot: servant, jewel, quest, search, gift, christian, desert, kindness, slave, destiny, prophecy, leper ...
Time: 1st century
Place: egypt, jerusalem, israel
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The Legend of the Three Trees (2001)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Vivid visual imagery brings this classic legend to life. Told simply, in language even the youngest family members will understand, the story begins with three young trees who dream - as all children do - of doing big deeds. When the woodcutters ...
Plot: thunderstorm, coast, destiny, redemption, tree, religion, bird, stable, greed, valley, fishing boat, crown ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
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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: healing, bible, mormon, resurrection, virgin mary, blindness, religion, native american, american indian, family conflict, father son relationship, artist ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
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Ben Hur (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first century A.D., Judah Ben-Hur is a young Hebrew prince who is thrown into slavery by the Romans after a tragic accident. He sets out to win his way back to his home on a heroic journey of discovery. Judah's love for a beautiful ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, betrayal, redemption, adventure, family, captivity, confined, heroes, state affairs, master warrior, getting home, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, israel
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Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, surprise ending, enigmatic, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, resurrection, faith, jesus christ, judaism, religious, investigation, desert, roman soldier, disciple, interrogation ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica
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The Viking Queen (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in ancient Britain, at a time when much of Europe was ruled with harsh tyranny by Rome, a tribe of Britons led by Selina, set out to defy the invaders and discard their yoke of bondage. The Roman commander, Justinian, is sent to quell the ...
Style: sexy, serious, epic, rough, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, druid, viking, queen, military, adventure, roman, revolution, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, leadership ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient world
Place: england, europe
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