Roman emperor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant roman emperor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, epic and entertaining films and TV shows about / with roman emperor, ancient rome, roman empire, ancient history, sword and sandal, ancient, battles, roman, sword and antiquity plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in Italy, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as roman emperor: Caligula (1979), Augustus (2003), Nero (2004), Barbarians Rising (2016), A Virgin for Caligula (1982), Orgies of Caligula (1984), Rome (2005), Domina (2021), H.P. Lovecraft: Two Left Arms (2013), I, Claudius (1976).

List of roman emperor movies

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, disturbing, sexual, rough, art house ...
Plot: ancient rome, sex, explicit sex, sexploitation, brutality, incest, ancient world, sex orgy, sexuality, lust, betrayal, sexual sadism ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Augustus (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, roman emperor, emperor, politics, intrigue, assassination, betrayal, leadership, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, alexandria egypt, europe, macedonia, spain ...
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Nero (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Germany, UK, France, Tunisia
Duration: 192 min.
Story: As a young boy, future emperor Nero witnesses the mad Emperor Caligula kill his father and exile his mother. While in exile in the pontine islands, Agrippina, his mother, sees a vision telling her that her son can become emperor, but she will have ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, roman emperor, antiquity, ancient, political unrest, fight for supremacy, intrigue, power struggle, fight, ruler, political intrigue ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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Barbarians Rising (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and ...
Style: serious, captivating, semi documentary
Plot: ancient rome, roman soldier, roman empire, ancient civilization, rebellion, ancient, roman emperor, warrior, brutality, paganism, siege, vandal ...
Place: rome italy, hungary, constantinople, north africa, italy ...
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A Virgin for Caligula (1982)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The erotic adventures of Emperor Caligula.
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: lecher, horse, princess, roman emperor, talking horse, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation, television, lesbianism, priestess, sexual frustration, sex ...
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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, ancient history, slave, roman, twins, swindle, conspiracy, cat fight, roman emperor, interracial relations, animal attack, violence ...
Time: 1st century
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, 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: exciting, epic, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, ancient history, emperor, historical character, intrigue, power struggle, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, female nudity, incest ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, europe, alexandria egypt ...
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Domina (2021)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Domina follows Livia’s journey from a naïve young girl whose world crumbles in the wake of Julius Caesar’s assassination, to Rome’s most powerful and influential Empress, driven by a deep desire to avenge her father and secure power for her ...
Style: social documentary
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, palace intrigue, historical figure, historical character, intrigue, husband wife relationship, power struggle, wife, family relations, sexual abuse, political intrigue ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy
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Gladiator Eroticvs: The Lesbian Warriors (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A parody of the big-budget Ridley Scott-helmed sword-and-sandal epic, Gladiator Eroticvs stars Darian (The Erotic Witch Project) Caine in the title role, a fierce Roman soldier who is sold into slavery and forced to fight in the lesbian games (well, ...
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, parody
Plot: gladiator, lesbian, sex, slavery, female warrior, revenge, battles, enslavement, adult filmmaking, lesbian threesome, erotica, slave girl ...
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H.P. Lovecraft: Two Left Arms (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this American-Italian co-production Carter, an art conservator, travels to the mountainous Abruzzo region of Italy. He has been commissioned to restore a fresco in a church in the small town of Secinaro on the slopes of Mount Sirente. When he ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, mysterious, suspense, entertaining
Plot: meteorite, mysterious event, mystery, puzzle, secret, roman emperor, male nudity, church, nightmare, older man younger man relationship, isolated place, h.p. lovecraft ...
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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, political, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: ancient, ancient rome, political intrigue, roman empire, ancient history, intrigue, antiquity, emperor, royal family, politics, power struggle, incest ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times, 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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In the Name of Ben Hur (2016)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Asylum's mockbuster of Ben-Hur (2016)
Style: captivating, parody, entertaining
Plot: roman soldier, gladiator, roman empire, mercenary, duel, training, showdown, ancient rome, roman, medieval, roman emperor, battles ...
Place: rome italy
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The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, and go in search of a hero who is able to wield it and save ...
Style: fable
Plot: sword, woman with a gun, murder, running, mythology, mother, raid, blonde, horseman, male female relationship, throne, horse ...
Place: rome italy
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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, visually appealing, stylized, sexy, scenic ...
Plot: ancient rome, ancient egypt, antiquity, queen, julius caesar, roman empire, ancient, cleopatra, femme fatale, desert, ancient history, sea battle ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 18th century
Place: egypt, rome italy, africa, alexandria egypt, greece ...
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Specters (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious tomb is unearthed in the catacombs under Rome, the contents of which contain evidence of an ageless evil that may once have preyed on man.
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Plot: college, demon, evil, resurrection, police, death, professor, cliffhanger ending, archaeologist, possession, occult, female nudity ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Cantabrians (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this film Paul Naschy embodies the Roman general Agrippa Vipsanio in a fierce battle against the tribal leaders Cantabrians, Corocota. Fierce battles, gladiators fighting, adventure and intrigue in this film as in the Roman conquest of Hispania.
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, tribe, ancient history, roman emperor, battles, traitor, sorceress, sword and sorcery, sword and sandal, stoning, mistletoe
Time: 1st century b.c.
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The Ten Gladiators (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the course of this bloody struggle, the gladiators lose their ...
Style: buddy movie
Plot: warrior, ancient history, horse riding, crucifix, combat, roman emperor, camp, heroes, dancehall girl, pagan, gladiator, ancient rome ...
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Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Giuseppe M. Gaudino made his directorial debut with this experimental film portrait contrasting the ancient Roman empire with poverty in present-day Naples. The film's narrator introduces the ancient town of Pozzuloi, home to Nero, his mother ...
Plot: death, prophecy, dysfunctional family, martyrdom, relocation, loss of father, christianity, earthquake, murder, loss of mother, roman emperor, stabbed to death
Time: 70s
Place: naples italy, southern italy
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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, disturbing, controversial
Plot: lesbian incest, animal sex, incestuous sex, assassination, ancient rome, erotica, sex with mother, empire, porn, lgbt, ancient history, sex scene ...
Time: 1st century
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Caesar Must Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire), the scripted documentary shows inmates at a prison in Rome rehearsing for a performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Style: realistic, talky, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, hopes, actor's life, human spirit, audition, confined, criminal heroes, prison life, introspection, rehearsal, prison warden, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Column (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, West Germany
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian ...
Plot: antiquity, ancient rome, ancient history, ancient, roman, ancient world, construction, roman soldier, roman emperor, battles, ancient civilization, conquering ...
Place: rome italy, romania
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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: adventure, family, village, fight scenes, adaptation, transformation, potion, partners, goofy hero, daring rescue, fighting the system, odd couple ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, europe, france, ancient greece
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Riverworld (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie for the Sci Fi Channel based on the book series by Philip José Farmer. The location is Riverworld, a mysterious and treacherous land where every human who died between the years 99,000 BC and 2,200 AD has been resurrected on the banks of a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, rebellion, reincarnation, survival, adventure, fighting the system, escapades, supernatural, rebelliousness, rivalry, space wars, afterlife ...
Time: future, 21st century
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, witty, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, satire, torture, revolution, farce, ancient, jesus, jewish, destiny, distopia, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, 1st century, prehistory, future, 16th century ...
Place: rome italy, france, ancient greece, europe, spain
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Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: brutal, stylized, epic, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman, ancient history, roman empire, adventure, soldier, roman soldier, survival, fight, legion, medieval, war ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, england, scotland, britain, europe
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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: parody, not serious, humorous, witty, sex comedy ...
Plot: ancient rome, slave auction, ancient, conqueror, roman empire, ancient world, satire, royalty, disorder, master warrior, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, egypt, britain, england, europe
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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, humorous, captivating, entertaining
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, teenage protagonist, teenager, teenage boy, teenage girl, british, warrior, social problems, teenage life, fight for supremacy ...
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, trust, friendship, adventure, religion ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
Place: rome italy
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Playmobil: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France, UK, Germany, China, USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life to embark on an epic journey to find her younger brother Charlie who has disappeared into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil toys.
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, captivating, 3d animation
Audience: kids
Plot: gold, anthropomorphism, surrealism, viking, colosseum, robot, cowboy, orphan, toys, friendship, love, youth ...
Place: new york
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Sebastiane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rome, AD 303. Emperor Diocletian demotes his favourite, Sebastian, from captain of the palace guard to the rank of common soldier and banishes him to a remote coastal outpost where his fellow soldiers, weakened by their desires, turn to homosexual ...
Style: erotic, sexy, experimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, ancient rome, lgbt, soldier, military, sexual relations, ancient history, roman empire, homoeroticism, roman, religion, gay erotica ...
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