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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.
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.
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.
Votes: 11,803 | Gross: $24.29M
6. Cleopatra (1963)
G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
Votes: 25,708 | Gross: $57.78M
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.
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 »
14. Total Eclipse (1995)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 12,034 | Gross: $0.34M
15. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 91,151 | Gross: $15.96M
16. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War
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 »
Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $0.72M
17. The Liberator (2013)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
33. Die Hermannsschlacht (1996)
(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 »
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
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
48. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
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.
50. Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Music