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, exciting and biblical films and TV shows about / with roman empire, christian, christianity, ancient rome, state affairs, religion, betrayal, destiny, dishonesty and murder plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as 1st century: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), The Jesus Film (1979), Ben-Hur (2016), King of Kings (1961), Barabbas (1961), Pompeii (2014), The Last Days of Pompeii (1984), Fellini Satyricon (1969), 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, religion, hopes, singing, jesus, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, 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, trust, prayer, friendship, 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, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, loincloth, tragic hero, ambition, heroes, dishonesty, human spirit, leadership, rivalry, religions or cults, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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 5.7
 37K
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, sibling rivalry, resistance fighter, ancient rome, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem, israel
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, society, soldier, corrupted ruler, state affairs, unfulfillment, heroic mission, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt ...
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 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, 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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, rivalry, hopes, state affairs, unfulfillment, miraculous event, corrupted ruler, haunted by the past, betrayal, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, mine, jerusalem
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 5.5
 99K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
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
Plot: roman empire, slavery, forces of nature, save the lady, adventure, danger, natural disaster, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, chaos, volcanic eruption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, dungeon, britain
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: ancient rome, gladiator, volcano, roman empire, rich and poor, forces of nature, state affairs, romance, greek, society, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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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: surreal, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: pirate, poet, soldier, ship, gay, homosexual, slave, ancient rome, earthquake, wedding, coming of age, postmodernism ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, sicily, africa
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 6.7
 8K
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, sexy, suspense
Plot: druid, roman empire, enemy, redheaded woman, rite, strong female character, female warrior, bow and arrow, love, british army, 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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: survival, society, rebelliousness, battles, rebellion, hopes, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, political unrest, siege, roman, roman empire ...
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
Plot: slave girl, roman, slave, decadence, roman empire, conspiracy, poisoned drink, rebellion, alter ego, tavern, sadist, twin ...
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, debauchery, female masturbation, female full frontal nudity, pubic hair, sadism, male rape, vulva, woman kills a man, animal sex, dance ...
Time: 1st century
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 6.5
 1K
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, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: roman empire, politics, betrayal, intrigue, assassination, ancient rome, emperor, state affairs, couples, royal family, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, greece, spain ...
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 8.8
 14K
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, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, ancient, intrigue, rivalry, family feud, prophecy, murder ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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 5.3
 31K
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, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: lust, intrigue, brutality, assassination, betrayal, ancient rome, sexual relations, unsimulated sex, sadism, state affairs, politics, sex addict ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, 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: rough, exciting, captivating, realistic, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, leadership, heroes, gory, military, wartime life, conquering, state affairs, war, adventure, heroic mission ...
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: religion, christianity, christian, rabbi, judaism, religious conversion, sermon, religious differences, brother brother relationship
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: apostle, christian, christianity, religion
Time: 1st century
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 186
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: brother brother relationship, sword and sorcery
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: jesus christ, christianity, loincloth
Time: 1st century
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Paul: The Emissary (1997)
Country:
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, stoning, apostle, martyr, healing, judaism, sermon, religious conversion, evangelist, earthquake, execution, storm ...
Time: 1st century
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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, filmed play, christian, old man, live audience, christianity, apostle
Time: 1st century
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 7.4
 361
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, roman empire, christian, apostle, jesus christ, adoption, martyrdom, ancient rome, martyr, gladiator, christianity
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 8
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: religious persecution, revelation, slave labor, christian, prisoner, roman empire, martyrdom, apocalypse, island, roman, exile, martyr ...
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: jewel, servant, search, quest, gift, christian, desert, leper, kindness, destiny, prophecy, bible quote ...
Time: 1st century
Place: israel, egypt, jerusalem
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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: coast, shepherd, ship, rooster, mockery, fish, sea, river, religion, redemption, tree, destiny ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 631
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: virgin mary, religion, blindness, healing, family conflict, prayer, faith, father son relationship, artist, messiah, salvation, native american ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 802
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: serious, captivating, uplifting, exciting, epic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, family, confined, battles, religions or cults, righting the wronged, redemption, society, captivity, hopes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, jerusalem
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