Ancient History, Mythology & The Bible

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1.
Quest for Fire (1981)
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This story takes place in prehistoric time when three prehistoric tribesmen search for a new fire source. (100 mins.)
 
2.
10,000 BC (2008)
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A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. (109 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
3.
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
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A young Cro-Magnon woman is raised by Neanderthals. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Chapman
 
4.
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
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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
 
5.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
6.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
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Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites... (154 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
7.
The Story of Ruth (1960)
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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
 
8.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. (131 mins.)
 
9.
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
“ 2589-2566 BC

Based on the reign of Pharaoh Khufu

. ” - humphreyking
 
10.
Sudan (1945)
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Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt... (76 mins.)
Director: John Rawlins
“ 2558-2532 BC

Set during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra

. ” - humphreyking
 
11.
In the Beginning (2000 TV Series)
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Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal. (189 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
12.
Abraham (1993 Mini-Series)
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The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to... (175 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ 2000 BC ” - humphreyking
 
13.
Joseph (1995 TV Movie)
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The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic... (185 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
“ 1544 BC

Egypt, probably during the reign of Ahmose I

. ” - humphreyking
 
14.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ c. 15th-13th century BC

Egypt, during the reign of an unnamed Pharaoh, based on the story of the Exodus

. ” - humphreyking
 
15.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
16.
Moses the Lawgiver (1974 Mini-Series)
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A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea (360 mins.)
 
17.
Moses (1995 TV Movie)
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A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother... (188 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
18.
Nefertite, regina del Nilo (1961)
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A sword and sandal epic. (106 mins.)
“ c. 1370-1330 BC

Egypt; loosely based on Nefertiti

. ” - humphreyking
 
19.
The Egyptian (1954)
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In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend... (139 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 1350 BC. Based on the novel by Mika Waltari, who adapted the Story of Sinuhe. In the film is mentioned the pharaoh Akhenaten, the Hittite Empire, and iron technology.

. ” - humphreyking
 
20.
Iphigenia (1977)
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To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off. (127 mins.)
“ c. 1200 BC. Greece immediately before the soldiers set sail to attack Troy.

. ” - humphreyking
 
21.
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.)
“ c. 1200 BC. Western Anatolia during the Trojan War.

. ” - humphreyking
 
22.
Helen of Troy (1956)
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The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
23.
Ulysses (1954)
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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
“ early 12th century BC

The ten-year struggle of Odysseus to return home to Ithaca in Greece after the Trojan War

. ” - humphreyking
 
24.
The Odyssey (1997 TV Series)
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This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with Maltese and Turkish locations... (176 mins.)
 
25.
The Trojan Women (1971)
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The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city. (105 mins.)
 
26.
Electra (1962)
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Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge. (110 mins.)
“ early 12th century BC

the daughter of the Greek king Agamemnon seeks revenge for her father's murder.

. ” - humphreyking
 
27.
The Avenger (1962)
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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
“ early 12th century BC

Aeneas struggles to establish a new home-land in Italy for his fellow survivors of the Trojan War

. ” - humphreyking
 
28.
Pharaoh (1966)
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Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers. (180 mins.)
“ 1069 BC. Egypt during the reign of a fictitious king "Ramses XIII" (there were only 11 by that name).

. ” - humphreyking
 
29.
King David (1985)
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This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David. (114 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ c. 1040-970 BC

Southern Levant

. ” - humphreyking
 
30.
David and Bathsheba (1951)
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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
 
31.
A Story of David: The Hunted (1961)
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King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies... (104 mins.)
Director: Bob McNaught
 
32.
David and Goliath (1960)
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King Saul of the Israelites is visited in Jerusalem by the Prophet Samuel who foretells him that a war with The Philistines is inevitable and the shepherd David will become king. (113 mins.)
 
33.
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
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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
“ 1011-931 BC

Southern Levant

. ” - humphreyking
 
34.
Sins of Jezebel (1953)
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The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and... (74 mins.)
“ 874-853 BC

Southern Levant during the reign of king Ahab

. ” - humphreyking
 
35.
King Lear (2008 TV Movie)
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Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic titular monarch in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one the playwright's most enduring and haunting works. (156 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
“ 800 BC

Celtic pre-Roman Britain.

. ” - humphreyking
 
36.
Duel of the Titans (1961)
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Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city. (108 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
“ 753 BC

based on the story of Romulus and Remus, and the founding of the city of Rome

. ” - humphreyking
 
37.
Romulus and the Sabines (1961)
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The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome... (98 mins.)
Director: Richard Pottier
“ c. 750 BC

early Roman foundation myth ” - humphreyking
 
38.
Duel of Champions (1961)
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A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans... (90 mins.)
“ c. 650 BC

Roman legend of the Horatii ” - humphreyking
 
39.
War Gods of Babylon (1962)
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Noble, wise King Sardanapolo and his more soft and naive younger brother Prince Sammash get into a bitter... (88 mins.)
Director: Silvio Amadio
“ c. 627 BC

Neo-Assyrian Empire; focusing largely on Sardanapalus (probably the Greek name for Ashurbanipal, but anachronistically including Zoroaster (11th-10th century BC) and Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC) ” - humphreyking
 
40.
Hero of Rome (1964)
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A story of justice and tyranny with the fate of Rome in the balance. (90 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
“ 509 BC

combining the Roman legends of Gaius Mucius Scaevola and the expulsion of Tarquin, the last tyrant ” - humphreyking
 
41.
Coriolanus (2011)
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
42.
The Giant of Marathon (1959)
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A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army. (90 mins.)
“ 490 BC

. ” - humphreyking
 
43.
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
“ 480 BC

Greece: Battle of Thermopylae.

. ” - humphreyking
 
44.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
45.
One Night with the King (2006)
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The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves... (123 mins.)
“ 465-424 BC

The biblical story of Esther set in the Achaemenid Empire

. ” - humphreyking
 
46.
Esther and the King (1960)
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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.)
 
47.
Clash of the Titans (1981)
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A film adaption of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda. (118 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
“ c. 550-220 BC ” - humphreyking
 
48.
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
“ 356-323 BC

Macedonia and Persia

. ” - humphreyking
 
49.
Alexander the Great (1956)
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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
 
50.
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
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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
“ 280 BC ” - humphreyking
 
51.
Ashoka the Great (2001)
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The Epic tale of King Asoka's life. (176 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
“ 304-232 BC

Ancient India, during early years of the rule of Maurya emperor Asoka

. ” - humphreyking
 
52.
Scipione l'africano (1937)
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Mussolini's government, in addition to making the railroads run on time (and other items not so good)... (117 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
“ 202 BC

Battle of Zama which ended the Second Punic War

. ” - humphreyking
 
53.
The Centurion (1961)
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Protests break out in Corinth against Roman domination, injuring Caius Vinicius, a Roman centurion. He's rescued by Hebe... (77 mins.)
Director: Mario Costa
“ 146 BC

Battle of Corinth between Rome and the Achaean League

. ” - humphreyking
 
54.
Empire (2005 Mini-Series)
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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.)
“ 1st century BC

Rome

. ” - humphreyking
 
55.
Spartacus (1960)
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic. (197 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ 73-71 BC

the Third Servile War in Rome

. ” - humphreyking
 
56.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
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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.)
 
57.
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
 
58.
Julius Caesar (1953)
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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.)
“ 100-44 BC ” - humphreyking
 
59.
Julius Caesar (1970)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius... (117 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
60.
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
 
61.
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.)
“ 52-30 BC

from the end of the Gallic Wars to the death of Mark Antony and the beginning of the Principate

. ” - humphreyking
 
62.
Cleopatra (1963)
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. (192 mins.)
“ 48-30 BC

Egypt and Rome - follows Cleopatra's relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony ” - humphreyking
 
63.
Cleopatra (????)
Cleopatra as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power. Cleopatra twice married brothers...
 
64.
Cleopatra (1934)
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor. (100 mins.)
 
65.
Cleopatra (1999 Mini-Series)
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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
 
66.
Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius. (138 mins.)
Director: Charlton Heston
 
67.
Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
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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
 
68.
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
“ 49 BC - 14 AD

Rome - the life of Augustus, the first emperor

. ” - humphreyking
 
69.
The Barbarians (1960)
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Revak is an Iberian prince from Penda, a small island where the Carthagian fleet ransacked and enslaved the surviving native men... (84 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
70.
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.)
 
71.
The Caesars (1968 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ 27 BC - 68 AD

Rome - the Julio-Claudian dynasty

. ” - humphreyking
 
72.
I, Claudius (1976 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers. (669 mins.)
“ 12 BC - 54 AD

Rome - the reigns and family life of the Julio-Claudians

. ” - humphreyking
 
73.
Salome (1953)
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In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias... (103 mins.)
 
74.
The Nativity Story (2006)
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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. (101 mins.)
“ 7–2 BC

Judea - The Biblical account of the nativity of Jesus, following the story of Mary and Joseph until the birth of Jesus occurs. ” - humphreyking
 
75.
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)
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A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception... (88 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
76.
The Bible (2013 Mini-Series)
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The story of God's creation of the Earth and the landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (440 mins.)
 
77.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (225 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ 0-33 AD

. ” - humphreyking
 
78.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977 Mini-Series)
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels. (382 mins.)
 
79.
The Jesus Film (1979)
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Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New... (117 mins.)
 
80.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
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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.)
 
81.
King of Kings (1961)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (168 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
82.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ 33 AD ” - humphreyking
 
83.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
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The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross. (164 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
84.
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
“ c. 26-35 AD

Roman Empire - mostly in the province of Judea

. ” - humphreyking
 
85.
Ben Hur (2010 Mini-Series)
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A young Jewish prince seeks revenge after an old friend wrongly imprisons him and his family. (180 mins.)
 
86.
Barabbas (1961)
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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.)
 
87.
The Robe (1953)
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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
“ 30-36 AD

Rome - ending reign of Tiberius, the beginning of Caligula

. ” - humphreyking
 
88.
The Final Inquiry (2006)
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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
“ c. 37 AD

Roman province of Judea shortly after the death of Jesus

. ” - humphreyking
 
89.
Caligula (1979)
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. (156 mins.)
Director: Tinto Brass
“ 37-41 AD

Rome - the reign of the third emperor

. ” - humphreyking
 
90.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
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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
“ 41 AD

Ancient Rome - the end Caligula reign

. ” - humphreyking
 
91.
Imperium: Saint Peter (2005 TV Movie)
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Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's...
Director: Giulio Base
“ ca. 33-64 AD

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92.
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
“ 41-68 AD

Rome - spanning the reigns of Claudius and Nero

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93.
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
“ 54-68

Rome during the reign of Nero

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94.
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
“ 60 AD

Britain - a rebellion shortly after the area had been conquered by Rome

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95.
Masada (1981 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.)
“ 72-73 AD

Roman province of Judea during the First Jewish–Roman War

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96.
Pompeii (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him. (105 mins.)
“ 79 AD ” - humphreyking
 
97.
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
“ c. 90-96 AD

Rome - Ephesus

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98.
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
“ 117 AD

Roman Britain - the supposed fate of the Ninth Legion

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99.
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
“ 140 AD

Roman Britain - a young Roman man attempts to find out what happened to his father and the Ninth Legion

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100.
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
“ 180-192 AD

Rome during the reign of Commodus

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