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 biblical films and TV shows about / with roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, betrayal, antiquity, ancient, roman, society, heroes and religion plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
1st century
1st century movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 1st century: Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), King of Kings (1961), The Legion (2020), Boudica (2003), Britannia (2017), Barbarians (2020), The Antagonists (1981), The Gospel of John (2003), The Final Inquiry (2006), Barabbas (1961).

List of 1st century movies

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 88 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 ...
Style: parody, entertaining, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: roman, roman empire, ancient rome, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, teenager, british, teenage girl, warrior, fight for supremacy, showdown, roma ...
Time: 1st century
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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: christian film, psychological, tense, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, apostle, bible, roman empire, religious, imprisonment, friendship, trust, religion, catholic ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
Place: rome italy
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: biblical, epic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, ancient history, religion, christian, bible, redemption, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission ...
Time: 1st century, biblical epic, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, israel, egypt, middle east ...
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The Legion (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: Spain, USA
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: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, epic battle, mission, murder, rivalry, suspense, combat, warrior, sword fight, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, battles ...
Time: 1st century
Place: armenia
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Boudica (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: captivating, exciting, realistic, epic, rough ...
Plot: roman empire, female warrior, ancient history, roman, war, conquering, sex with mother, battles, leadership, rivalry, military, society ...
Time: 1st century
Place: england
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Britannia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, druid, celtic, bow and arrow, conqueror, soldier, roman soldier, enemy, tribe, female warrior, women, invasion ...
Time: 1st century, 1940s, middle ages
Place: britain
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Barbarians (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: barbarian, roman empire, legends and myths, warrior, german history, invasion, war, ancient rome, myth, strong violent content, mythology, native tribe ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century
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: captivating, exciting, tense, serious, biblical ...
Plot: desert, ancient history, battles, tragic hero, ancient rome, siege, military, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, war, political unrest ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, israel, middle east, palestine
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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: atmospheric, serious, biblical, christian film, epic
Plot: bible, christian, religion, miraculous event, human spirit, clergy, tragic hero, jesus, idealism, heroic mission, false accusation, injustice ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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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: christian film, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, jesus, dishonesty, betrayal, life is a bitch, folk hero, unfulfillment, tragic hero, state affairs, supernatural, rabbi ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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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: biblical, epic, intense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: christian, jesus, bible, redemption, religion, christianity, religions or cults, hopes, betrayal, human spirit, haunted by the past, crucifixion of jesus ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times, biblical epic
Place: rome italy, middle east, jerusalem, europe, holy land
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, stylized, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, ancient history, intrigue, power struggle, warrior, rivalry, antiquity, roman soldier, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, alexandria egypt, europe ...
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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, disturbing, controversial, art house ...
Audience: adult
Plot: brutality, ancient rome, explicit sex, sex, sexploitation, incest, sexuality, ancient world, sex orgy, betrayal, sexual perversion, lust ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Bible (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 440 min.
TV show
Story: The Bible comes to life in History Channel's epic new miniseries. From Genesis to Revelation, these unforgettable stories unfold through live action and cutting-edge computer-generated imagery, offering new insight into famous scenes and iconic ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, christian film, uplifting ...
Plot: jesus, christian, bible, faith, religious, mythology, roman empire, myth, old testament, religion, social change, catholic ...
Time: 1st century, biblical epic, 2010s
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Pompeii (2007)
Genre: History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Forbidden love blossoms in the city of Pompeii, which until the eruption of volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, is one of the empire's most powerful cities.
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, assassination, dishonesty, lovers reunited, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, love affair, escapades, forces of nature, ancient history ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
Place: pompeii
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The Rebels (2019)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four rebellious teenagers in 1st century Roman-occupied Wales must flee their village and live in the wild after they accidentally kill a Roman soldier and cause an uprising. They must learn to live together or risk facing the wrath of Rome.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: teen rebel, showdown, struggle for survival, teenager, rebellion, survival, fight, battles, occupation, suspense, ancient rome
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
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: biblical, harsh, intense, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, arena, religion, survival, christian, slavery, justice, mentor, suspense, false accusation ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times, biblical epic
Place: israel, palestine, rome italy, italy, greece ...
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The Last Legion (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: UK, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, king arthur, emperor, medieval, mythology, soldier, ancient, young heroes, child in peril, ancient history, sword ...
Time: 5th century, 1st century, middle ages, ancient times, 18th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, paris france, naples italy ...
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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: biblical, epic, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, self sacrifice, religion, faith, roman empire, prophet, apostle, christian, bible, resurrection, god or devil ...
Time: 1st century, biblical epic, 1930s
Place: holy land, italy, ancient greece, jerusalem, middle east
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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: funny, entertaining, exciting, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: village, fight scenes, adaptation, transformation, potion, goofy hero, partners, odd couple, daring rescue, fighting the system, escapades, magical potion ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe, france, ancient greece, italy
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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: exciting, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, ancient history, roman empire, arena, volcanic eruption, chaos, slave, roman, catastrophe, save the lady, slavery ...
Time: 1st century, middle ages, 70s, 50s
Place: pompeii, italy, rome italy, britain, london
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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: biblical, touching, tricky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: jesus, christmas, christianity, angel, bible, pregnancy, ancient history, christian, children, religions or cults, miraculous event, priest ...
Time: 1st century, biblical epic, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, egypt, jerusalem, palestine ...
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world ...
Style: biblical, captivating, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, faith, baptism, christian, belief, jesus, apostle, resurrection, treason, religious, superstition, love ...
Time: 1st century, biblical epic, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, xian
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Road to Emmaus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: It is a story that's captivated the imagination of many generations. Mourning the death of Jesus, two first-century travelers were joined by a mysterious stranger. Over the next few hours, the stranger revealed mysteries hidden in the ancient ...
Style: biblical, christian film, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: messiah, prophecy, bible story, religion, disciple, christianity, jesus, gospel, learning the truth, mysterious stranger, belief in god, dinner ...
Time: 1st century
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Mary of Nazareth (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film begins with the Annunciation: Mary, a young Galilean, virginal conceived the Messiah, the Son of God. Her husband Joseph, a humble carpenter, decided to stay by his side throughout. When Caesar Augustus ordered the Jews to register people, ...
Style: biblical, christian film, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: jesus, bible, virgin mary, religion, saint, christianity, religious faith, bible story, religious, lifestyle, belief in god, mother and son ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 669 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: clever, controversial, political, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: ancient, ancient rome, political intrigue, roman empire, ancient history, intrigue, antiquity, royal family, emperor, politics, power struggle, incest ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Penitent Thief (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the two unnamed men who were crucified alongside Jesus and how they came to be beside him on the cross that fateful day. Dismas and his brother Jotham, along with Gestas, another young man who will share their fate, suffer tragedy and ...
Style: christian film, biblical, epic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: roman, gang of thieves, religious, jesus, christian, brother brother relationship, tragic hero, male protagonist, thief, gang, death, brutality ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Morocco, USA, UK
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, biblical, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: christianity, bible, apostle, christian, folk hero, state affairs, ancient history, redemption, legends and myths, heroes, bible story, father son relationship ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
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Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: apostle, faith, christian, clergy, miraculous event, redemption, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, ancient history, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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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: psychotronic, sexy, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: ancient rome, roman, rebellion, female whipping, ancient world, roman soldier, queen, druid, exploitation, ancient, medieval, military ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, england, europe
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