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1. Rome (2005–2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

2. The Saint (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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50 Metascore

Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar , also known as the Saint for his use of creating false identities using the ... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Charteris, Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Valeriy Nikolaev

3. Sliver (1993)

R | 108 min | Romance, Thriller

4.9
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Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who... See full summary »

Writers: Ira Levin, Joe Eszterhas | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker

4. Witchblade (2001–2002)

60 min | Fantasy, Action

6.4
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Based on the comic with the same title, this series follows the adventures of police detective Sara Pezzini, the bearer of the Witchblade. The Witchblade is a powerful gauntlet-like weapon ... See full summary »

Creators: Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner | Stars: Yancy Butler, David Chokachi, Anthony Cistaro, Will Yun Lee

5. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna

6. Rough Riders (1997 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War.

Writers: John Milius, Hugh Wilson | Director: John Milius | Stars: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson

7. Molly (1999)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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21 Metascore

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, retarded sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Writer: Dick Christie | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane

8. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico ... See full summary »

Writer: Milton S. Gelman | Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

9. An Occasional Hell (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.

Writers: Anton Sanko, Randall Silvis | Director: Salomé Breziner | Stars: Tom Berenger, Valeria Golino, Kari Wuhrer, Robert Davi

10. The Swarm (I)

Drama, Thriller | Announced

Ecological thriller about the delicate interconnectedness between mankind and Earth.

Writers: William J. MacDonald, Frank Schätzing, Ted Tally

11. Flying Tigers (2015 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, War | Pre-production

10-part mini-series focusing on the American volunteer pilots who fought in defense of China in WWII.

12. Smokin' (2013)

10 min | Short, Comedy

8.5
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Jake's world is turned upside down after a strange prescription from his doctor leads him on a journey into the surreal and bizarre where he must finally confront his smoking habit.

Writer: Oliver Cowley | Director: Oliver Cowley | Stars: Will Brandt, Hannah Cowley, Jonny Coyne, Neil Dickson

13. Blood Equity (2009 Video)

63 min | Documentary

6.9
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Explores the dark side of America's biggest blood sport - and the players who give their lives to it. Three time Super Bowl Champion Roman Phifer produced this film that focuses on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Josh Salzberg, Ryan Sheffer | Director: Michael Felix | Stars: Mike Ditka, Harry Carson, Willie Wood, Tony Dorsett

14. The Rise of Two Legends (2006 Video)

19 min | Short

7.8
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After briefly discussing William Shakespeare, four filmmakers talk about the work of Marlon Brando, who played Marc Antony in a 1953 film version of "Julius Caesar".

Director: Jerry Hogrewe | Stars: William J. MacDonald, John G. Avildsen, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne

15. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: A Necessary Fiction (2007)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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Octavian takes a new bride, Livia, and then introduces her to his family in a startling way... by having her witness the punishment he metes out to Atia and Octavia, for secretly defying ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

16. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: An Owl in a Thornbush (2005)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, History

8.2
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With Caesar quickly advancing toward Rome, Pompey begins ordering a retreat and forces his citizens to pick sides. Timon does Atia's dirty work and Vorenus cannot understand why no one is resisting while on a scouting mission.

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

17. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Caesarion (2005)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Brutus gets a chilly reception from Servilia when he returns home from Greece. In Egypt, Caesar rebukes the advisers of the boy king, Ptolemy XIII, for their presumption in eliminating ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

18. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (2007)

TV-MA | 65 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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In the series final, following his his crushing naval defeat at Actium by Agrippa's forces, Mark Antony realizes that this spells the end for him and Cleopatra. With a hardened Octavian ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: John Maybury | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

19. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Death Mask (2007)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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Inconsolable at the death of Brutus at Philippi, Servilia makes her final bid to gain the ultimate vengeance against Atia. Meanwhile, Eirene and Gaia have a major falling-out, prompting ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: John Maybury | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

20. Witchblade (2001–2002)
Episode: Destiny (2002)

TV-14 | 45 min | Fantasy, Action

3.1
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Using the incredibly strong and powerful powers and abilities of the Witchblade, Sara saves the life of her partner, Danny Woo when he's buried alive. But then Irons procures an ancient ... See full summary »

Writers: Jorge Zamacona, William J. MacDonald, Ralph Hemecker | Director: David Carson | Stars: Yancy Butler, David Chokachi, Anthony Cistaro, Will Yun Lee

21. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man) (2007)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Seven years have passed since Antony's departure from Rome, and the former commander, dissipated and debauched - held in thrall by the charms and sexual prowess of his new bride, Cleopatra,... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

22. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Egeria (2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Drama, History

8.3
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Caesar pursued Pompey to Greece but the tide has turned and it's Caesar who is on the run. He contacts Mark Antony, who he left in charge in Rome, to come and join him with the 13th Legion ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

23. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Heroes of the Republic (2007)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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Vorenus and Pullo return to the Collegium in Rome with Vorenus' family, but some of the "changes" that Pullo had warned him about regarding his two daughters Vorena both the Elder and ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

24. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic (2005)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, History

8.3
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Caesar winters his army in Gaul near the Italian border while his enemies in Rome fear that he will do something no Roman General has done: cross the Rubicon with his army. To ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

25. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Kalends of February (2005)

TV-MA | 47 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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Vorenus' defense of Caesar lands him in an unexpected position of power within Rome. Meanwhile, Servilia hurls the final obstacle in her ambitious and complex revenge plan against Atia.

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

26. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Passover (2007)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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In the wake of Caesar's death, Mark Antony considers a move north, while Vorenus issues a curse he soon regrets.

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

27. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Pharsalus (2005)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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As they try to reach Caesar in Greece, the shipwrecked Vorenus and Pullo confront an unexpected dilemma. Back in Rome, Atia again sends Octavia to beg protection from Servilia, who complies... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

28. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Philippi (2007)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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Cicero is finally undone by his duplicity in the form of Titus Pullo, acting upon Octavian's request to assassinate all supporters of Brutus in Rome. Pullo and Vorenus enjoy a happy if ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Tobias Menzies

29. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Son of Hades (2007)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Even though his wife and children are avenged by the Erastes killing, Lucius Vorenus keeps mourning for over a month till Pullo gets Marc Antony who scolds him for Caesar's death and the ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

30. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Stealing from Saturn (2005)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Drama, History

8.2
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Atia and her family have stayed behind when Pompey and others fled and she now throws a party for her triumphant uncle, Julius Caesar. She clearly has her sights set on the great leader and... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

31. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare) (2007)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Having learned that Vorenus' children are alive, Pullo sets off to find him in Gaul where he is again a serving soldier in Mark Antony's army. He had hoped to arrive before Octavian and ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

32. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: The Ram Has Touched the Wall (2005)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Drama, History

8.3
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Caesar contemplates Pompey's counteroffer. Vorenus continues to struggle as a businessman and must reevaluate his career choice. Atia schemes to come between Caesar and Servilia and Pullo seeks Octavian's help.

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

33. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: The Spoils (2005)

TV-MA | 48 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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Rejected by Vorenus and Eirene and racked by guilt for the killing of Eirene's fiancé out of a jealous rage, Pullo has sunk to working as an assassin for the gangster Erastes. When Pullo ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

34. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: The Stolen Eagle (2005)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

8.1
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In Gaul in 52 B.C., two Roman soldiers, Legionary Titus Pullo and Centurion Lucius Vorenus, are tasked with recovering Julius Caesar's personal Eagle, stolen from his camp in the dead of ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham

35. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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Lucius Vorenus, the power-hungry "Son of Hades", controls the Aventine but practices a pointless, beastly reign of terror, coming down hard on gang captains for futilities, and nearly ruins... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

36. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Triumph (2005)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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The price of Caesar's mercy: Cicero nominates Caesar to an unprecedented ten-year dictatorship and Brutus speaks in support of the motion. With martial authority and Niobe at his side, ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

37. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Utica (2005)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

8.4
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The defeated Cato and Scipio fall back on the African city of Utica after the Battle of Thapsus where they decide to end it all. Caesar, after two years of fighting in Greece and Egypt, ... See full summary »

Creators: John Milius, William J. MacDonald, Bruno Heller | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan