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1. Year One (2009)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.
Votes: 87,088 | Gross: $43.34M
Palestine, Byblical prehistoric times.
2. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Votes: 152,239 | Gross: $65.01M
I did not expect so many historical inaccuracies by great Ridley Scott.
3. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 458,071 | Gross: $133.38M
Ancient Greece, 12th or 11th centuries BC.
4. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Votes: 266,229 | Gross: $106.58M
Greece, 490 BC- 480 BC.
5. Hero (2002)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.
Votes: 167,363 | Gross: $53.71M
China, 227 BC.
6. Three Ages (1923)
Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy
The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.
Roman Republic, unknown time (one segment; there is also another segment which takes place in an unindentified time and place in an unrealistic pre-historic environment). Watch it here: https://archive.org/details/thethreeagesbusterkeaton#
7. Spartacus (1960)
PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
Votes: 114,877 | Gross: $30.00M
Roman Republic, Italian Peninsula, from some time before 73 BC until 71 BC.
8. Rome (2005–2007)
TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History
A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Rome, 49-31 BC.
9. Cleopatra (1963)
G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
Votes: 26,903 | Gross: $57.78M
Greece, 48 BC and somewhen between 40 and 36 BC, 31 BC; Rome, 47, 45-44, 42, 40 BC, 32 BC (Lepidus's deposition happened only in 36 BF but it is mentioned as happening in 40 BF); Egypt, 48-47, 44, 41-40, and 30 BC; Anatolia (Tarsos), 41 BC.
10. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.
Votes: 36,786 | Gross: $1.64M
Gaul, 46 BC. :o)
11. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 339,578 | Gross: $20.05M
Jerusalem, AD 1st century.
12. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Votes: 202,823 | Gross: $370.78M
Jerusalem, AD 33.
13. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,232,487 | Gross: $187.71M
Roman Empire (Mauretania, Hispania, Pannonia, and Rome), AD 180 - ?
14. King Arthur (2004)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Votes: 153,076 | Gross: $51.88M
Great Britain, AD 467.
15. First Knight (1995)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Votes: 64,010 | Gross: $37.60M
Great Britain, probably early 6th century.
16. Pope Joan (2009)
149 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Germany, Netherlands, and Rome, 9th century.
17. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 468,279 | Gross: $1.23M
England, France and Scotland, from 932 until at least 933.
18. For Love and Gold (1966)
120 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.
Italy, 10th or 11th centuries.
19. Macbeth (2015)
R | 113 min | Drama, History, War
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Votes: 49,560 | Gross: $1.11M
20. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Votes: 252,779 | Gross: $47.40M
Jerusalem, France, and Sicily, 1184-1187.
21. Robin Hood (2010)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, History
In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.
Votes: 241,626 | Gross: $105.27M
France and England, 1199.
22. Marco Polo (2014–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.
Mongol Empire, 1269 and 1270's. Visually nice series but unfortunately with too many inconsistent kung-fu movie scenes which do not fit in the mostly convincing background.
23. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 902,041 | Gross: $75.60M
Scotland, Rome, and England, 1280-1314.
24. Outlaw King (2018)
R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.
Scotland, from 1304 to 1307.
25. The Name of the Rose (1986)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Votes: 95,290 | Gross: $7.15M
Northern Italy, early 14th century.
26. Black Death (2010)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.
Votes: 41,489 | Gross: $0.02M
27. Pirates (2014)
Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A band of pirates and a group of bandits fight to catch a gray whale that has swallowed a royal stamp.
Votes: 2,449 | Gross: $0.38M
Korea, last decade of 14th centrury.
28. The Borgias (2011–2013)
TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History
In the fifteenth 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.
29. Mad Love (2001)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.
Votes: 3,467 | Gross: $0.28M
Crown of Castilla, and Flanders, 1496-1554.
30. A Invenção do Brasil (2000– )
Brazil, early 16th century.
31. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Votes: 273,247 | Gross: $50.87M
Mayan Guatemala, early 16th century.
32. Hans Staden (1999)
92 min | Biography, Drama, History
On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to ... See full summary »
Brazilian Captaincy of São Vicente (modern state of São Paulo), 1554-1557.
33. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
TV-G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, is extremely similar to a Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530-1584). He would never learn about it, but one day his neighbor created a time machine.
Moscow, 1550's (and 1973).
34. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Votes: 86,702 | Gross: $30.08M
Britain and Vatican, from 1558 to 1572.
35. Desmundo (2002)
101 min | Drama
The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570.
36. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Votes: 289,142 | Gross: $0.27M
37. Boris Godunov (1986)
130 min | Drama, History
Based on the Alexander Pushkin's play, epic story about Tsar Boris Godunov, who reigned over Russia between 1598 and 1605.
Russia, Lithuania and Poland, 1598-1605.
38. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.
Votes: 29,021 | Gross: $42.66M
Japan, a moment in the first two decades of XVII century.