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, captivating, epic, realistic, exciting and stylized films and TV shows about / with roman empire, ancient rome, betrayal, heroes, state affairs, society, dishonesty, rivalry, roman and crucifix plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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1st century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1st century: Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), King of Kings (1961), Barabbas (1961), Plebs (2013), Warrior Queen (2003), The Antagonists (1981), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Caligula (1979), The Jesus Film (1979), Ben-Hur (2016).

List of 1st century movies

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: based on the bible, psychological, biblical, tense, captivating ...
Plot: apostle, roman empire, bible, christianity, imprisonment, friendship, trust, prayer, faith, false accusation, christian, adventure ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
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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, injustice, political unrest, tragic hero, heroic mission, state affairs, christianity, dishonesty, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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 6.9
 5K
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, exciting, serious, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, betrayal, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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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, musical number, teenage girl, teenage boy, sword, vomiting, urine, british
Time: 1st century
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 7.9
 6K
Plebs (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, not serious, light, sitcom, absurd ...
Plot: ancient rome, friends, lifestyle, slacker, sexual humor, slave, youth, british humour, love and romance, job, dialogue, twentysomething life ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
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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: exciting, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, battles, conquering, leadership, mother son incest, wartime life, heroes, heroic mission, war, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: england
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
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, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, war, human spirit, rebelliousness, politics, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
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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: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, singing, religion, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism, christianity ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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 5.4
 33K
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, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, brutality, sexual sadism, ancient rome, sexploitation, orgy, unsimulated sex, roman empire, intrigue, sadism, sexual relations, assassination ...
Time: ancient world, 1st century, ancient history
Place: rome italy, 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: epic, sincere, serious, sentimental, christian film ...
Plot: miraculous event, crucifix, christianity, dishonesty, human spirit, leadership, rivalry, society, ambition, tragic hero, religions or cults, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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 5.7
 40K
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: roman empire, betrayal, ancient rome, vengeance, false accusation, resistance fighter, dishonesty, confined, moral dilemma, male friendship, friendship between men, sibling rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem ...
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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, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, jesus, miraculous event, betrayal, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 5.5
 104K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, adventure, natural disaster, forces of nature, chaos, arena, save the lady, catastrophe, danger, volcanic eruption, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: 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, epic, based on the bible
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, heroic mission, false accusation, human spirit, idealism, clergy, religions or cults, leadership, betrayal, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Carry on Cleo (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, cult film
Plot: parody, roman empire, slave auction, cleopatra, ancient egypt, caveman, slave, rescue, nothing goes right, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, down on your luck ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: egypt, europe, england, britain, rome italy
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 6.6
 3K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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, stylized, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: roman empire, dictatorship, politics, julius caesar, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, emperor, head of state, rivalry, treason, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, rome italy, europe, africa, middle east
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 8.7
 149K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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, emperor, incest, historical character, betrayal, warrior, intrigue, slavery, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, egypt, italy
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Ast?rix and Ob?lix: God Save Britannia (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: France, Spain, Italy, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, not serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: julius caesar, roman, culture clash, danger, underdog, save the day, superhuman powers, adventure, imaginary, silly humor, rebelliousness, disorder ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: england, europe, france, britain
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 7.0
 28K
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, saga, realistic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, femme fatale, betrayal, assassination, julius caesar, ancient rome, cleopatra, ruler, romance, ancient egypt, political unrest, deadly ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 1930s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, greece, rome italy ...
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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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhuman powers, adventure, roman empire, julius caesar, village, goofy hero, partners, family, daring rescue, escapades, odd couple, fighting the system ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: europe, france, rome italy
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Gladiators of Rome (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It is the age of Imperial Rome.Young Timo is an orphan of Pompeii's terrible eruption, adopted be general Chirone and raised in the famous Gladiator's Academy in Rome. Is this the beginning of a new legend? The legend of a great hero? Not ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: gladiator, escapades, athlete's life, curses spells and rituals, heroes, adventure, buddies, teenage life, contests and competitions, imaginary, academy, friends ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe
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 6.3
 712
St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, folk hero, christianity, bible, apostle, legends and myths, state affairs, heroes, bible story, ancient rome, christian, father son relationship ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
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The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 245 min.
Story: This costume series portrays aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: volcano, ancient rome, roman empire, gladiator, social decay, intrigue, clergy, catastrophe, society, resort, palaces castles and temples, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.
Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient rome, pirate, poet, soldier, ship, wedding, maze, earthquake, slave, slavery, gays and lesbians, cave ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, africa, sicily
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The Kingdom of the Winds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
Story: The Kingdom of The Winds, also known as The Land of The Wind, is a 2008 South Korean historial drama, broadcast on KBS from 10 September 2008 to 15 January 2009. It was directed by Kang Il-soo, written by Choi Wan-gyu, Jung Jin-ok, Park Jin-woo; ...
Plot: legend, kingdom, betrayal, politics, family relations, historical event, sorceress, emperor, ninja, villain, merchant, destiny ...
Time: 1st century
Place: korea
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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, captivating, touching, epic, biblical ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, jesus christ, human spirit, leadership, reincarnation, supernatural, tragic hero, supernatural ability, ambition, society, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, asia, jerusalem
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 6.7
 11K
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: sexy, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: druid, roman empire, enemy, strong female character, rite, bow and arrow, roman soldier, british army, love, power, female warrior, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century, 40s, 1940s
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, political unrest, society, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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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, sexploitation film
Plot: slave girl, slave, roman, poisoned drink, alter ego, violence, stabbed to death, decadence, roman empire, ancient rome, mud wrestling, introspection ...
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: lesbian incest, incestuous sex, animal sex, brother sister incest, peplum, sex scene, lesbianism, female masturbation, pubic hair, incest, assassination, vagina ...
Time: 1st century
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