Cinema of the Ancient World, 1950s & 60s

(& 40s)

Chronological list of Ancient/Biblical/"Sword & Sandal" movies of the 1950s and 60s.

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1.
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
“ Rome/Egypt ” - omoo22
 
2.
Fabiola (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator... (164 mins.)
“ "The Fighting Gladiator"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
3.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. (131 mins.)
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
4.
Julius Caesar (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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. (106 mins.)
Director: David Bradley
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
5.
The Affairs of Messalina (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A story, set in Rome of 44 A.D., concerning the amorous and political intrigues of the evil Empress Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius, and her eventual hounding to death. (109 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
“ "The Affair(s) of Messalina"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
6.
David and Bathsheba (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel. (116 mins.)
Director: Henry King
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
7.
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
“ Rome (Novel, 1895) ” - omoo22
 
8.
Androcles and the Lion (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion. (98 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
9.
The Queen of Sheba (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else. (110 mins.)
“ "The Queen Of Sheba"
Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
10.
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.)
“ Rome - Shakespeare ” - omoo22
 
11.
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
“ Rome/Palestine - New Testament (Novel, 1942) ” - omoo22
 
12.
Salome (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias... (103 mins.)
“ Rome/Palestine ” - omoo22
 
13.
Sins of Rome (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
74 B.C. Somewhere in the Roman Empire, Spartacus, a young officer, is condemned to be a slave because he hit a superior... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
“ "Sins Of Rome"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
14.
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
“ "Two Nights With Cleopatra"
Rome/Egypt ” - omoo22
 
15.
Attila (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself. (80 mins.)
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
16.
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
“ Rome/Palestine - New Testament ” - omoo22
 
17.
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
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
18.
Ulysses (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war. (117 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
“ "Ulysses"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
19.
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
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
20.
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life. (106 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Egypt ” - omoo22
 
21.
The Prodigal (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after he is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well. (112 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
22.
Alexander the Great (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ Greece ” - omoo22
 
23.
Helen of Troy (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
24.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
25.
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Antigonus, archon of Corinth, wants to build a magnificent temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite... (91 mins.)
Director: Mario Bonnard
“ "Aphrodite, Goddess of Love"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
26.
Hercules (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole. (104 mins.)
“ "Hercules"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
27.
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
“ Rome/Palestine - New Testament (Novel, 1880) ” - omoo22
 
28.
The Giant of Marathon (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army. (90 mins.)
“ Greece ” - omoo22
 
29.
Goliath and the Barbarians (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When barbarians invade his village and kill his father, a local man wages a one-man war against them. (100 mins.)
“ "Goliath And The Barbarians"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
30.
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.)
“ "Hannibal"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
31.
Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale. (98 mins.)
“ "Hercules Unchained"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
32.
Herod the Great (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Herod, King of Judea, is made a prisoner by the Romans. Convinced the King is dead, his faithful lieutenant, Aaron, is nevertheless unable to keep his promise to kill the Queen if something untoward happened to the King. He leads the young woman out into the desert. Herod's pleas to Augustus are successful and he returns to his palace. His son, Antipater, informs Herod that Aaron has betrayed him. (93 mins.)
Director: Arnaldo Genoino
“ "Herod The Great"
Rome/Palestine ” - omoo22
 
33.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Based on the Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel. Set in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius just before its famous eruption... (100 mins.)
Director: Mario Bonnard
“ "The Last Days Of Pompeii"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
34.
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Shortly before his death in ancient Israel King David has a vision from God telling him that his younger son Solomon should succeed him as king... (139 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
35.
Carthage in Flames (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
“ "Carthage In Flames"
Rome, Carthage ” - omoo22
 
36.
Cleopatra's Daughter (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Cleopatra, after the civil war that followed the assassination of Caesar, met with Marc Antony in Assyria... (109 mins.)
“ "Cleopatra's Daughter"
Egypt ” - omoo22
 
37.
Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women. (98 mins.)
Director: Vittorio Sala
“ "Colossus And The Amazon Queen
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
38.
Esther and the King (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible. (109 mins.)
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
39.
The Giants of Thessaly (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters... (98 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
“ "The Giants Of Thessaly"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
40.
Goliath and the Dragon (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler. (87 mins.)
“ "Goliath And The Dragon"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
41.
The Loves of Hercules (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen. (97 mins.)
“ "The Loves Of Hercules", aka "Hercules vs The Hydra"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
42.
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.)
“ "Messalina"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
43.
L'assedio di Siracusa (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The history of the Roman siege in GREEK city of Syracuse, which occurred during the Second Punic War between 214 and 212 B.C... (118 mins.)
“ "Siege of Syracuse"
Rome (& Greece) ” - omoo22
 
44.
Spartacus (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
45.
The Story of Ruth (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
46.
Amazons of Rome (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A warrior chieftain dashes between his barbaric allies and a beleaguered city that's being defended by embattled women warriors. (105 mins.)
“ "Amazons of Rome"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
47.
Antigone (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences. (93 mins.)
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
48.
Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis... (90 mins.)
Director: George Pal
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
49.
Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own. (100 mins.)
Director: Leonviola
“ "Atlas Against the Cyclops"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
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.)
“ "Barrabas"
Palestine - New Testament ” - omoo22
 
51.
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents. (127 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ "The Colossus Of Rhodes"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
52.
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
“ Greece, Rome ” - omoo22
 
53.
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.)
“ "Duel Of Champions"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
54.
Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors. (101 mins.)
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
55.
King of Kings (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ. (168 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ Palestine - New Testament ” - omoo22
 
56.
Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Maciste arranges for himself and his new friend Bangor to be captured by a mysterious band of white-clad marauders and taken to an underground city... (90 mins.)
Director: Leonviola
“ "Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
57.
The Trojan Horse (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A retelling of the events leading to the use of the Trojan Horse, to bring down the great city of Troy. (105 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
“ "The Trojan Horse"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
58.
The 300 Spartans (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army. (114 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
“ Greece ” - omoo22
 
59.
Caesar Against the Pirates (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Julius Caesar flees Rome because of a conspiration against him and takes refuge by the king of Bitinia... (93 mins.)
Director: Sergio Grieco
“ "Caesar Against The Pirates"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
60.
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.)
“ "Constantine And The Cross"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
61.
Fury of Achilles (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In the tenth year of the Trojan War, tensions between Achilles and Agamemnon divide the Greek camp while giving hope to the Trojans. (118 mins.)
Director: Marino Girolami
“ "Fury Of Achilles"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
62.
The Fury of Hercules (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler. (97 mins.)
“ "Fury Of Hercules/Samson"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
63.
Gladiators 7 (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens... (105 mins.)
Director: Pedro Lazaga
“ "Gladiators 7"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
64.
The Avenger (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people. (105 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Rivalta
“ "The Last Glory Of Troy"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
65.
Il vecchio testamento (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
The Jews of Jerusalem are driven out by their Syrian rulers. They gather their forces, and return to drive out their oppressors. (115 mins.)
“ "The Old Testament"
Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
66.
79 A.D. (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius. (88 mins.)
“ "79 A.D."
Rome ” - omoo22
 
67.
Mars, God of War (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The king of Telbia defeats an African army through the intervention of the war god Mars. Remaining on Earth, Mars falls in love with the human girl Daphne, but she is forced to become a priestess in the temple of Venus. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcello Baldi
“ "The Son of Hercules vs. Venus"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
68.
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.)
“ Egypt ” - omoo22
 
69.
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people. (92 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
“ "Colossus And The Sins Of Babylon"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
70.
The Fall of Rome (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
(89 mins.)
“ "The Fall Of Rome"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
71.
Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive. (93 mins.)
“ "Hercules, Samson & Ulysses"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
72.
Conquest of Mycene (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A deposed prince arrives in a city ruled over by a cult that worships an evil monster as a god. He becomes... (102 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
“ "Hercules vs. The Molloch"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
73.
Slave Queen of Babylon (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Story of an ancient Assyrian queen that supposedly took place around 810 B.C. (101 mins.)
Director: Primo Zeglio
“ "I Am Semiramis"
Assyria ” - omoo22
 
74.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
75.
Perseo l'invincibile (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon. (95 mins.)
“ "Medusa vs. the Son of Hercules"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
76.
Carry on Cleo (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions... (92 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
“ Egypt, Rome ” - omoo22
 
77.
Coriolano eroe senza patria (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression. (96 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
“ "Coriolanus: Hero Without A Country"
Rome - Shakespeare ” - omoo22
 
78.
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
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
79.
Giants of Rome (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
An elite group of soldiers led by the courageous Claudius Marcellus are handpicked by Julius Caesar to embark on a desperate and dangerous suicide mission to destroy the Druids' secret weapon. (95 mins.)
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
80.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
“ Palestine - New Testament ” - omoo22
 
81.
Hercules Against Rome (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Hercules comes from Greece to Ravenna, Italy, because a friend from childhood days has sent for him:... (94 mins.)
Director: Piero Pierotti
“ "Hercules Against Rome"
Greece, Rome - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
82.
Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress. (96 mins.)
“ "Hercules And The Tyrants Of Babylon"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
83.
Hercules the Invincible (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon. (85 mins.)
Director: Al World
“ "Hercules the Invincible", aka "The Sons of Hercules", aka "Son of Hercules in the Land of Darkness", aka "Hercules Against the Elephants' Empire" !
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
84.
Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Hercules is rescued by Prince Maytha and his warriors. Athualpa, King of the Incas, is to sacrifice Princess Yamara to the Sun God. Hercules must save her and defeat the King. (88 mins.)
“ "Hercules vs. the Sons of the Sun"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
85.
The Lion of Thebes (1964)
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Hercules being heroic in ancient Greece. (88 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
“ "The Lion Of Thebes"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
86.
Samson in King Solomon's Mines (1964)
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Maciste is captured and forced to work as a slave in an African mine. (92 mins.)
Director: Martin Andrews
“ "Samson In King Solomon's Mines"
Greece - Mythology, etc. ” - omoo22
 
87.
Saul e David (1964)
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David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul. (119 mins.)
Director: Marcello Baldi
“ "Saul And David"
Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
88.
Son of Cleopatra (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In Roman-dominated Egypt, the corrupt administration of a governor named Petronius has sparked a revolt headed by El Kabir... (128 mins.)
“ "Son Of Cleopatra"
Egypt/Rome ” - omoo22
 
89.
Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They... (88 mins.)
Director: Nick Nostro
“ "Spartacus And The Ten Gladiators"
Rome ” - omoo22
 
90.
Maciste, gladiatore di Sparta (1964)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Mario Caiano
“ "The Terror of Rome Against the Son of Hercules"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
91.
Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors (1964)
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Hercules defends a people against a race of giant warriors. (94 mins.)
“ "Triumph of Hercules"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
92.
The Conqueror of Atlantis (1965)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Brescia
“ "Conquereor Of Atlantis"
Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
93.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (225 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Palestine - New Testament ” - omoo22
 
94.
Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965 TV Movie)
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The mighty Hercules battles a sea monster to save the legendary city of Troy. (47 mins.)
Director: Albert Band
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
95.
I grandi condottieri (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
The stories of Gideon and Samson from chapters 6-8 and 13-16 of The Book of Judges. (101 mins.)
“ "Samson And Gideon"
Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
96.
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac. (174 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Palestine - Old Testament ” - omoo22
 
97.
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
“ Rome ” - omoo22
 
98.
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.)
“ Rome - Romania (Dacia) ” - omoo22
 
99.
Oedipus Rex (1967)
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In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity... (104 mins.)
“ Greece - Mythology ” - omoo22
 
100.
The Viking Queen (1967)
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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
“ Roman Britain (not Vikings) ” - omoo22