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1.
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
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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
 
2.
The Egyptian (1954)
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In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets. (139 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
3.
Troy (2004)
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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. (163 mins.)
 
4.
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
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After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba. (141 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
5.
Coriolano eroe senza patria (1964)
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Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression. (96 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
6.
The 300 Spartans (1962)
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A small army of Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian army. (114 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
7.
Alexander (2004)
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Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. (175 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
8.
Hannibal (1959)
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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.)
 
9.
Sins of Rome (1953)
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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
 
10.
Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)
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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
 
11.
Caesar (2002 TV Movie)
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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
 
12.
The Gaul (2001)
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An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man. (120 mins.)
 
13.
A Queen for Caesar (1962)
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Story of the power struggle between Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy, and how a common soldier risks his life to serve her. (100 mins.)
 
14.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. (192 mins.)
 
15.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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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. (90 mins.)
 
16.
Imperium: Augustus (2003 TV Movie)
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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
 
17.
Massacre in the Black Forest (1967)
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In the first half of the first century A.D., the Teutonic tribes, led by Arminius The Terrible, rebel against the cruel and conquering Roman Empire... (82 mins.)
Director: Ferdy Baldwin
 
18.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
 
19.
The Caesars (1968 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
20.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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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
 
21.
Warrior Queen (2003)
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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
 
22.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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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
 
23.
Masada (1981 Mini-Series)
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada. (394 mins.)
 
24.
The Dacians (1966)
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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.
Columna (1968)
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(133 mins.)
Director: Mircea Dragan
 
26.
Centurion (2010)
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A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
27.
The Eagle (2011)
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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
 
28.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
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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
 
29.
Gladiator (2000)
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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
 
30.
Red Cliff (2008)
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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
31.
Agora (2009)
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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria. (127 mins.)
 
32.
Attila (2001 Mini-Series)
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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
 
33.
King Arthur (2004)
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A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
34.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
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An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers. (125 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
35.
The 13th Warrior (1999)
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A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. (102 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
36.
The Message (1976)
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In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God... (177 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
 
37.
Pope Joan (2009)
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A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks. (149 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
 
38.
El Cid (1961)
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors. (182 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann