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1. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

Votes: 4,143 | Gross: $34.90M

3. Barabbas (1961)

Not Rated | 137 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 4,855

4. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 9,136

5. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 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.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 11,803 | Gross: $24.29M

6. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 25,708 | Gross: $57.78M

7. Twin Towers (2003)

34 min | Short

Two brothers, one a firefighter, one a police officer, are remembered for their bravery in New York City on September 11.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Robert David Port | Star: Tommy Buda

Votes: 201

8. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,648

9. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A movie about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 48,594 | Gross: $9.49M

10. Capone (1975)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 2,352

11. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

79 Metascore

The story of a controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 80,337 | Gross: $20.19M

13. Kung Fu (2004 TV Movie)

4 min | History

History of Kung Fu explored by Peter Loung.

Director: Toofun West | Stars: Peter Loung, Toofun West

14. Total Eclipse (1995)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc

Votes: 12,034 | Gross: $0.34M

15. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 91,151 | Gross: $15.96M

16. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

61 Metascore

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Jose Coronado, Dafne Fernández, Eulàlia Ramon

Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $0.72M

17. The Liberator (2013)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated.

Director: Alberto Arvelo | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Erich Wildpret, María Valverde, Juana Acosta

Votes: 4,501 | Gross: $0.11M

18. Seven Cities of Gold (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Biography, History

In 1769, a Spanish expedition to California seeks to conquer the land and discover its famed gold treasures while missionaries aim to gain new converts and establish a network of Catholic missions.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Egan, Anthony Quinn, Michael Rennie, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 296

19. The True Story of Killing Pablo (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary, Crime, History

The career and death of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Director: David Keane | Stars: David Jeremiah, Mark Bowden, Morris Busby, George Bush

Votes: 288

20. Bloody Che Contra (1969)

PG-13 | 88 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Che Guevara's desperate attempt to escape the mountains of Bolivia. Pursued by an elite ranger unit of the army led by a determined CIA agent, Che is eventually trapped and his men are killed.

Director: Paolo Heusch | Stars: Francisco Rabal, John Ireland, Susanna Martinková, Howard Ross

Votes: 77

21. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 94,359 | Gross: $26.81M

22. Lost Cleopatra (2017)

87 min | Documentary

A video reconstruction of the lost film 'Cleopatra' starring Theda Bara, utilizing the last surviving clip and more than five hundred still photos taken during the original production.

Director: Phillip Dye | Stars: Art Acord, Theda Bara, Genevieve Blinn, Henri De Vries

23. The Gospel of Caesar (2007)

115 min | Documentary, History

Documentary film about a linguist and a Catholic priest, who search for and find the origins of Christianity and the real historical Jesus: Julius Caesar.

Director: Jan Van Friesland | Stars: David Llewellyn Child, Anne Nies Keur, Jan Van Friesland, Jorge Muñoz-Ortiz

Votes: 19

24. Great Generals of the Ancient World: Julius Caesar (2000 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Julius Caesar has to be considered one of the most central figures in Roman history. Rapid promotions from a humble civil servant put him in command of the mighty Roman Legions which ... See full summary »

25. Ancient Rome (1949)

11 min | Short

This classroom training film was designed to show the achievements of Roman culture in the areas of government, architecture, engineering, language and writing. It was aimed at intermediate and high-school students.

26. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the 15th century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 44,099

27. Los Borgia (2006)

120 min | Biography, History

A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

Director: Antonio Hernández | Stars: Lluís Homar, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, María Valverde, Sergio Múñiz

Votes: 1,371

28. The Borgias (1981– )

50 min | Drama, History

The ruthless Rodrigo Borgia intends to become Pope and will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 136

29. The Pagans (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History

Rome, 1527. Massimo Colonna is in love with Angela, a member of the Orsinis, the Colonnas'arch enemies. As she is officially engaged to Tancredi Serra, the latter, a faithless individual, ... See full summary »

Director: Ferruccio Cerio | Stars: Pierre Cressoy, Hélène Rémy, Vittorio Sanipoli, Luigi Tosi

Votes: 26

30. The Bible (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Steve Armourae's documentary of the Bible including narration of each of the books.

Star: Stephen Armourae

32. Rome '78 (1978)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, History

In a mock Rome (shot in neo-classic buildings), characters dressed in makeshift costumes, live a Roman life, with political intrigue, flirting and dyonisiac dances.

Director: James Nares | Stars: David McDermott, Eric Mitchell, Lydia Lunch, Kristian Hoffman

Votes: 14

33. Die Hermannsschlacht (1996)

71 min

(translated as The Battle of Hermann) is a film based on the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest which took place in the year 9 AD between the Romans and the regional Germanic tribes in what is ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Deckert, Hartmut Kiesel, Christoph Köster, Stefan Mischer, Cornelius Völker | Stars: Christian Deckert, Sebastian Fischer, Hartmut Kiesel, Christoph Köster

Votes: 16

34. The Real Spartacus (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History

This historical detective story leads us on an intriguing and visually spectacular journey to expose the true story of the soldier, robber, slave and gladiator who led the most memorable ... See full summary »

Director: William Lyons

Votes: 20

35. Rome: Engineering an Empire (2005 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, History

Despite their personal short comings, many of the Roman Empires great engineering accomplishments were introduced during the reign of the Caesars. The tradition continued under Vespasian, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Michael Carroll, George Piscopo, Massimo Vari, Giorgio Cuneo

Votes: 205

36. Spartacus (1960)

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

87 Metascore

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

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 110,753 | Gross: $30.00M

37. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 13,635

38. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,660 | Gross: $1.77M

39. Attila (1954)

TV-14 | 80 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal, Claude Laydu

Votes: 566

40. Across the Atlantic (2003)

54 min | Documentary, History

Across the Atlantic traces the experiences of Dutch immigrants who came to Canada in post-World War II. Through interviews with three generations of Dutch immigrants, this film explores the... See full summary »

Director: Paul van den Boom | Stars: Lea Jacobs-Van der Muren, Rimmer Tjalsma, Arnold Rovers, Joan Corsten-Rovers

Votes: 60

41. Carnival in Flanders (1935)

95 min | Comedy, History, Romance

Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, Jean Murat, Louis Jouvet

Votes: 1,030

42. Borgia (2011–2014)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 5,191

43. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, War

France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 1,176

45. Caravaggio (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, History

The tumultuous and adventurous life of Michelangelo Merisi, controversial artist, called by Fate to become the immortal Caravaggio. A violent genius that will dare to defy the ideal vision ... See full summary »

Director: Angelo Longoni | Stars: Alessio Boni, Elena Sofia Ricci, Jordi Mollà, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 310

46. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, History

As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov

Votes: 5,971

48. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 152,051 | Gross: $34.30M

49. The Story of Ruth (1960)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, History

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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 843

50. Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

3.4