10 Roman Empire Moviesby Col Needham | created - 31 Mar 2011 | updated - 22 Jan 2013 | Public
I enjoyed seeing The Eagle (2011) this week and it reminded me that there are some other great movies set in the time of the Roman empire. You can see a complete list or just the ones you have seen.
The sub-genre may be undergoing a bit of a resurgence as Centurion (2010) and Agora (2009) both look interesting, although not (yet) seen either.
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1. The Eagle (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.
Votes: 57,684 | Gross: $19.49M
2. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,094,516 | Gross: $187.71M
3. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, History
Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
Votes: 39,759 | Gross: $31.67M
5. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 180,612 | Gross: $74.70M
6. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
7. The Robe (1953)
Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 7,279 | Gross: $36.00M
8. Quo Vadis (1951)
Approved | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
Votes: 10,983 | Gross: $24.29M