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1. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.7
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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.

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

2. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

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.

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

X | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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78 Metascore

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

4. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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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.

Creators: William J. MacDonald, John Milius | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

5. King Arthur (2004)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Writer: David Franzoni | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

6. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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39 Metascore

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.

Writers: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

7. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Writers: Benedict Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

8. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.7
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Steven S. DeKnight | Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

9. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Creators: John Schulian, R.J. Stewart, Robert G. Tapert | Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

10. Centurion (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack.

Writer: Neil Marshall | Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Andreas Wisniewski

11. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History

5.2
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

12. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

13. Cleopatra (1963)

Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Carlo Mario Franzero | Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

14. The Last Legion (2007)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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37 Metascore

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.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth, Carlo Carlei, Peter Rader, Valerio Manfredi | Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Peter Mullan

15. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

16. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.2
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75 Metascore

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

17. The Eagle (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Writers: Jeremy Brock, Rosemary Sutcliff | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

18. The Man from Earth (2007)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Writer: Jerome Bixby | Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

19. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

20. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Alain Chabat | Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

21. Carry on Cleo (1964)

92 min | Comedy

6.7
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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Writers: Talbot Rothwell, William Shakespeare | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

22. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

23. Titus (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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57 Metascore

Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi

24. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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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.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

25. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 108 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.3
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Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner.

Writers: Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison, Tim Rice | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

26. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens | Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

27. Attila (I) (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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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, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Cochran | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Gerard Butler, Powers Boothe, Simmone Mackinnon, Reg Rogers

28. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History

7.4
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

29. I, Claudius (1976 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 669 min | Drama, History

9.1
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

30. Quo Vadis (1951)

Passed | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

31. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, Gina Kaus, Lloyd C. Douglas, Albert Maltz | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

32. Cleopatra (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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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. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds ... See full summary »

Stars: Billy Zane, Timothy Dalton, Rupert Graves, Leonor Varela

33. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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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.

Writers: Howard Fast, Robert Schenkkan | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra

34. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Writers: Petronius, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

35. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Thora Birch, William Black, Jimmy Carter

36. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Unrated | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Action-packed look at the beginnings of the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the glory, the greed and grandeur that was Rome. Here is the story of personal lust for power, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Philip Yordan | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

37. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Philip Yordan | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

38. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Writers: Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee, Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, Titus Maccius Plautus | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

39. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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The story picks up at the point where "The Robe (1953)" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Dunne, Lloyd C. Douglas | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget

40. Caesar (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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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.

Writers: Peter Pruce, Craig Warner | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino

41. Being Human (1994)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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33 Metascore

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

Writer: Bill Forsyth | Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Robin Williams, John Turturro, Kelly Hunter, Maudie Johnson

42. Masada (1981 TV Mini-Series)

394 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

43. Gladiator Eroticvs: The Lesbian Warriors (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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Beautiful and powerful Roman General Eroticus vows revenge after being enslaved by Dickus Minimus and must train to become the most feared and least clothed Gladiator.

Writers: John Bacchus, Joe Ned | Director: John Bacchus | Stars: Darian Caine, Erin Brown, Jade Duboir, John Paul Fedele

44. Roar (1997– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A young Irish chieftain fights against Roman encroachment

Creators: Ron Koslow, Shaun Cassidy | Stars: Heath Ledger, John Saint Ryan, Vera Farmiga, Lisa Zane

45. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit. Caesar finds the prospect of romance more tempting than he expected, since Cleopatra ... See full summary »

Writer: George Bernard Shaw | Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

46. Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Writer: Suzette Couture | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jacqueline Bisset

47. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

70 min | Documentary

6.6
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Writer: Jan-Willem Breure | Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

48. The Arena (I) (2001)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Action

2.6
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In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - ... See full summary »

Writer: John William Corrington | Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Karen McDougal, Lisa Dergan, Olga Sutulova, Yuliya Chicherina

49. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, History

7.0
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Sidney Buchman, Wilson Barrett | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

50. Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut