Period Dramas-The Romans 509 BC-476 AD

This is a list of movies or/and mini series set in the 509 BC-476 AD .

The history of the Romans is divided into 3 periods: Ancient Roman 753 BC – 509 BC , Roman republic 509 BC – 27 BC and the Roman Empire 27 BC – AD 1453. However the list main focus is the period of Republic (ruled by autocratic government), the reign of the Roman Empire, (coined during the rise of Emporor Augustus)and the Fall of the Roman Empire.

Please note: Biblical themes are not listed. This is to ensure the list is focused on the Romans period. Since there is a large number of Italian made productions, I have limited the number listed; as not many, outside Italy, would of seen them.


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1.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
“ A MUST have in any Period Drama collection. Buy it, steal it, whatever it takes, I recommend this superb BBC masterpiece for anyone to watch! Forget Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" (2000), this mini series make it look like a baby trying to walk and the villian Commodus a mere AMATUER!!! I, Claudius has it all:intrigue, madness, greed, seduction, murder, incest, vengence, hatred, lust, evil, scheming, malice and the list goes on. This is human nature in its purest form of sadism. Forget about history books, this is way better. One of the best, if not THE BEST, Roman drama series of it's time starring Derek Jacobi (one of my favourite British actors) and a perfect cast of talented English actors.
***WARNING*** This was made in the 70's and does not have the budget of contemporary productions. Keep an open mind when watching this mini-series and judge for yourself
I rarely give a 10/10...this is a 15/10 ” - eliza_gaskell
 
2.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Thankfully a decent gladiator/roman movie to suit contemporary audiences. Besides the odd goofs (i.e. first part of movie, after opening battle scene, Maximus spends some quiet time with his horse, very visably you notice a pair of blue jeans, probably a crew member, backway), not a bad movie. Loved Joaquin Phoenix character, but wished he was more of a bastard. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
3.
Empire (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus. (360 mins.)
 
4.
Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as an gladiator A slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Dornhelm
“ Having seen both versions of Spartacus, the 1960 version with Kirk Douglas and the 2004 mini series, it was quiet difficult to chose which one to use. The script writer's historical imprefections aside, Kirk Douglas immortalized this character, although Sparactus was romaticized by Hollywood machine at the time. While Goran Visnjic version, was more truer to historical events, I felt something was lacking; and no fault of the actors, who tried to make this production feasiable. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
5.
Cleopatra (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
“ I've seen both versions of Cleopatra. The mini series 1999 and the movie version 1963; I've yet to see the 1934 with Claudette Colbert. To this date no-one I've seen has ever challenged Elizabeth Taylor as the perfect casting of the Queen of the Nile. Parts of it were inaccurate to history, but who cares? Great movie anyway you look at it. Very expensive and almost sent 20th Century Fox bankrupt to this date many critics regard it as a Flop. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
6.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
“ Yes, it's a TV series, but I argue there isn't many decent production to date that is set in the Roman times. I really like this series and as such have placed it in this list ” - eliza_gaskell
 
7.
Centurion (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Set: during the Reign of Hadrian
This was a surprise. I thought I was seeing part Gladiator/part Braveheart. But this movie is based on the legendary 9th legend marched into Pict territory, in Britain, and was never heard of again...it gets weirder...its a true event that actually happened. Plenty of blood and gore, fighting and a vengeful mute girl. The standout for me, was the cinematography...breathtaking ” - eliza_gaskell
 
8.
Caesar (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Twenty year-old Julius Caeser 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. (240 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
“ Also see
Julius Ceasar (1984) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
9.
The Cleopatras (1983 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An eight-part series depicting the lives of a series of queens of ancient Egypt. (50 mins.)
 
10.
Imperium: Nerone (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire. (192 mins.)
Director: Paul Marcus
“ For those who are interested in history, don't watch his TV Movie. It is a poor attempt to make veiwers more sympathic to Nero. For thoses who are just interested in less strenuous veiwing, this is for you. Its a depliction of Nero's life when he was young, to emporer and eventurally to his death. ***SPOILER*** the way Nero took his own life, by the lake, was a bit far fetched. And the girl he loved and lost years ago, just "happened" to see him bleeding by the waterside" ” - eliza_gaskell
 
11.
Quo Vadis? (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(360 mins.)
“ Set:during the Reign of Nero ” - eliza_gaskell
 
12.
Imperium: Augustus (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa. (200 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
“ An interesting bio epic on the life of Octavius who eventaully changed the course of History, and later became Caesar Augustus. Peter O'Toole brilliantly plays the dying emporer who recalls his past. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
13.
Quo Vadis (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Set:during the Reign of Nero
Why is there another Quo Vadis listed? The reason is you need to really see the two Quo Vadis in order to see which one you prefer. The 1951 version with Robert Taylor or the Polish mini series 1985. I confess, I rather liked this version, but each to there own. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
14.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Fabulous cast, about two friends who suddenly became enemies. Visually it's sublime, acting is superb and the sets are magnificent. Top notch drama that only Hollywood can produce
***SPOILER***the end was a too Disney like, where the Leper mother and sister disease was suddenly cured, by the blood of Christ, which "happens" to flow from his wounded body on the cross, to a stream to where the Ben Hur's mother, sister & wife to be "happen" to seek shelter from the storm. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
15.
Caligula (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. (156 mins.)
Director: Tinto Brass
“ also see:
Caligola (1996 TV movie)
Caligola (1975 TV movie)
Caligola (1966 TV movie)
***PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS NEARLY PORNOGRAPHIC***If you can get past that, you might find a passable story. Having stated this, surprisingly there are a number of well known actors/actress in this production. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
16.
The Caesars (1968 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
(60 mins.)
“ I have looked everywhere for this one...sadly the DVD is not in my region code.

Each Episode deals with a Caesar:
1. "Augustus"
2. "Germanicus"
3. "Tiberius"
4. "Sejanus"
5. "Caligula"
6. "Claudius" ” - eliza_gaskell
 
17.
Attila (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader... (177 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
18.
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible... (89 mins.)
“ pity there isn't a image. Still does deplict the will of Hannibal for his people to be free of Rome. This man came within an inch of Rome, having conquered the Alps. Nice acting, fine scenery. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
19.
Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with... (60 mins.)
 
20.
Scipione l'africano (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Mussolini's government, in addition to making the railroads run on time (and other items not so good)... (117 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
21.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
“ TV series, but deserves to be mentioned. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
22.
The Gaul (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man. (120 mins.)
 
23.
The Final Inquiry (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In 35 A.D., a Roman tribune is sent to Palestine to investigate the death and possible resurrection of a certain Jesus from Nasareth. (112 mins.)
Director: Giulio Base
 
24.
The Dacians (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia. (110 mins.)
 
25.
The Eagle (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ waiting to see this one. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
26.
The Magnificent Gladiator (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Roman soldiers capture Attalus (a.k.a. Hercules) in a battle at the fringes of the Roman Empire. They... (95 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Brescia
 
27.
Curse of the Ring (2004 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the Burgunds by slaying their bane... (184 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
28.
Roar (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young Irish chieftain fights against Roman encroachment (60 mins.)
“ TV series, deserves to be mentioned. The costumes, were a bit over the top and modernised, and I got fustrated with this series, because the rebels always seemed to come out on top ” - eliza_gaskell
 
29.
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Biopic of Constantine the Great, set between 293-312 AD, from his days as Tribune to his accession as Roman Emperor of Gaul under the tetrarchy system and ending with his battle against the usurper Roman Emperor Maxentius in Rome. (120 mins.)
 
30.
Sebastiane (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable. (86 mins.)
 
31.
Titus (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. (162 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
32.
The Apocalypse (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth... (180 mins.)
Director: Raffaele Mertes
 
33.
The Centurion (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Protests break out in Corinth against Roman domination, injuring Caius Vinicius, a Roman centurion. He's rescued by Hebe... (77 mins.)
Director: Mario Costa
 
34.
Antony and Cleopatra (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(179 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Carra
“ also see:
Anthony & Cleopatra (1972)
Anthony & Cleopatra (1974) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
35.
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt. (138 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Pascal
“ I've only seen clips of this movie, which is not REALLY watching it. Would like to though as it stars Vivien Leigh as the Cleopatra ” - eliza_gaskell
 
36.
Messalina (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Scheming Messalina marries Roman Emperor Claudius but goes too far with a gladiator. (96 mins.)
 
37.
Warrior Queen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero. (98 mins.)
Director: Bill Anderson
“ Set:during the Reign of Nero ” - eliza_gaskell
 
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39.
Duel of Champions (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans... (90 mins.)
“ aka The Rape of the SabineWomen ” - eliza_gaskell
 
40.
A.D. (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (600 mins.)
 
41.
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Nicholson
“ Part Documentary/part drama. Not a bad recreation of events, very visual though and at the same time, depressing as you know what's going to happen; especially when people huddle together waiting for the unenviable to happen, and there's no escape. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
42.
The Robe (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
43.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers. (101 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
44.
King Arthur (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ WHY on Earth is this listed here? Because the Clive Owen's character "Arthur" is Roman and so is Ioan Gruffudd. This movie is set in the time when the Roman's have invaded England. Didn't really like this production because it borders on disbelief. 2 reasons mainly (1) the thought into costume is credible. Kiera Knightly spends most of her time prouncing around in skimmy clothing, were is is clearly evident to the audience, the surrounding environment is wet, damp and freezing cold. (2) The storyline begs to be taken seriously...this movie for me is in the category don't waste my brain cells. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
45.
The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(145 mins.)
 
46.
Coriolanus (1979 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Wilford Leach
“ set when Rome was still a Republic ” - eliza_gaskell
 
47.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire. (188 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
48.
The Last Legion (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Doug Lefler
 
49.
Jupiter's Darling (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée... (95 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
50.
Barabbas (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life. (137 mins.)
“ Set:during the Reign of Nero ” - eliza_gaskell
 
51.
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero. (108 mins.)
“ Set:during the Reign of Nero ” - eliza_gaskell
 
52.
Hannibal (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army. (100 mins.)
 
53.
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome. (128 mins.)
“ Set:during the Reign of Nero ” - eliza_gaskell
 
54.
The Spread of the Eagle (1963 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(50 mins.)
“ sorry no image.
I've only just heard about this one, and I was very peeved to learn I cannot get it in my country, because it is not available in my DVD or blue ray region code..damn it. Possible cannot be found anywhere.
If anyone out there happens to come across a link to download it on line, please let me know. ” - eliza_gaskell
 
55.
The Eagle of the Ninth (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Drama set in 117 AD dealing with the search for the Roman army's Ninth legion gold Eagle standard. (30 mins.)
“ Set: during the Reign of Hadrian ” - eliza_gaskell
 
56.
Fabiola (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator... (164 mins.)
“ sorry no image ” - eliza_gaskell
 
57.
Serpent of the Nile (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
In 44 BC, after the assassination of the leader of Rome Julius Caesar, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and one of the highest ranking Roman generals and Caesar's possible successor Mark Anthony begin a tragic love affair. (81 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
58.
Julius Caesar (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (120 mins.)
“ I have decided to place this production on it's own, as it is based on the play by William Shakespeare. For some strange reason, it occurred to me that the adaptation of Shakespeare's play should not be in the same category as a fictional account by an unknown screenwriter.
Also see:
Julius Caesar (1970) ” - eliza_gaskell
 
59.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
60.
Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This film features a colossal clash between a mass of invaders and the faithful Roman soldiers who must fight to defend the Roman Empire. (95 mins.)
“ set when Rome was still a Republic ” - eliza_gaskell
 
61.
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero. (59 mins.)
 
62.
Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic. (161 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
63.
Burebista (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life of Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast. (142 mins.)
“ A Romanian film set in the time of Julius Caesar ” - eliza_gaskell
 
64.
Columna (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(133 mins.)
Director: Mircea Dragan
“ Set: during the Reign of Trajan ” - eliza_gaskell
 
65.
“ English translation-Pilate and Others.
A West German TV production which is, based on the story-within-a-story about Pilate & Jesus in Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita. This could be by technically a Biblical drama, but because I have not actually seen it, I have placed it here instead by default ” - eliza_gaskell
 
66.
Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Sebastian, Chief Archer in the Roman Army, converts to Christianity. A favorite of Emperor Augustus... (82 mins.)
Director: Petr Weigl
“ Set: during the Reign of Augustus
English translantion-The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian ” - eliza_gaskell
 
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68.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed... (55 mins.)
 
69.
Pendragon: Sword of His Father (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Set in 411 AD, Pendragon tells the story of young Artos who is raised to believe that God has a purpose for each day... (122 mins.)
Director: Chad Burns
 
70.
The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A romantic drama centered around a young shepherd and shepherdess and the ramifications of their forbidden affair. (109 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
71.
The Silver Chalice (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself... (142 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
72.
Color of the Cross (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime. (108 mins.)
 
73.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom. (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
74.
Caesar the Conqueror (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Julius Caesar leads the Roman army to battle against rebels in Gaul. (104 mins.)
Director: Amerigo Anton
 
75.
Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Sophia Loren plays a dual role, as both the sultry Queen of the Nile with a "man-a-night" appetite and a beautiful slave girl who takes her place and is wooed by a bodyguard who thinks she's the real monarch. (78 mins.)
Director: Mario Mattoli
 
76.
Cleopatra (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18... (177 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
77.
The Viking Queen (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman... (91 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
78.
Three Giants of the Roman Empire (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Tullius Valerius -- a Proconsul of Rome, circa 310 A.D. -- fears that a provincial governor named Gaius... (93 mins.)
Director: Al Albert
 
79.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity. (96 mins.)
 
80.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei. (88 mins.)
 
81.
The Arena (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Two thousand years ago, the people of Rome are so blasée, so used to violence, that entertaining them becomes a political problem... (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Carver
 
82.
The Rape of the Sabine Women (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The Sabine tribe battles Romulus in the early days of Rome after Romans seize their women as unwilling brides. (82 mins.)
Director: Alberto Gout
“ hmmm a mexican film set in roman times...hmmm stranger things have happened ” - eliza_gaskell
 
83.
Caesar and Cleopatra (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar... (130 mins.)
Director: Des McAnuff
 
84.
The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines (released in Malaysia as "Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa") is an adventure... (109 mins.)
Director: Yusry Kru
“ This movie was HUGEand the 2nd largest budgeted film in Malayasia.
I wish I can comment positively on this film...I have issued with this film:
1) Costume: very little thought put into the design of the Roman cosutmes
2) Dialogue: poor and non existent
3) Acting: Amateurish. Let's face it no Oscar will be awarded to any actors in this film
4) Broken English: this film is very ambitious to aim for the wider market, but the broken English let it down. Very irritating

***TRIVIA*** According ot Wikipedia this is the first Malaysian language feature to be released on the Blu-ray format ” - eliza_gaskell
 
85.
Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra. (107 mins.)
Director: Alain Chabat
 
86.
Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome... (109 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
“ Yes...it is set in the Ancient Rome ” - eliza_gaskell