THE ANCIENT WORLD (3300BC-476AD)

by Maximilliann | created - 26 Apr 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

All the films set in the Ancient Era, mythological, historical, biographical or adventure, but all belong to the subgenre popularly known as "sword and sandal".

It relates the filmography of films and TV series set in the empires of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, excluding the biblical and religious films, related in another specific list.

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1. The Egyptian (1954)

Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,073

2. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alexis Minotis

Votes: 3,191 | Gross: $1.50M

3. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 55,750 | Gross: $93.74M

4. Cleopatra's Daughter (1960)

109 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Cleopatra, after the civil war that followed the assassination of Caesar, met with Marc Antony in Assyria where they planned the defense of Egypt against the Romans. Before leaving, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Cerchio | Stars: Debra Paget, Ettore Manni, Erno Crisa, Corrado Pani

Votes: 145

5. The Pharaohs' Woman (1960)

106 min | Adventure, History, Romance

A beautiful girl and a young physician fall in love in the midst of a family, and power struggle between rival princes of Upper and Lower Egypt. When all seems to turn to the better, a ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Linda Cristal, Pierre Brice, Armando Francioli, John Drew Barrymore

Votes: 28

6. Nefertite, regina del Nilo (1961)

97 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the rise and fall of the woman who eventually became known as Queen Nefertiti.

Director: Fernando Cerchio | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Edmund Purdom, Amedeo Nazzari

Votes: 209

7. Faraon (1966)

180 min | Drama

Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Jerzy Zelnik, Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz, Barbara Brylska, Krystyna Mikolajewska

Votes: 1,429

8. Nefertiti, figlia del sole (1995)

115 min | History

Tadushepa grows from a young princess from the Mitanni kingdom to the legendary Queen Nefertiti of Egypt. The film starts with the discovery of her bust by a German archaeologist in 1912 ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Gilles | Stars: Michela Rocco di Torrepadula, François Négret, Antonella Lualdi, Giada Desideri

Votes: 37

9. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 105,357 | Gross: $101.22M

10. The Seventh Scroll (1999– )

120 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

In the year 3000 BC an illegitimate son is born to Queen Lostris and the brave warrior Tanus. Her devoted eunuch Taita, a loyal servant, takes the baby boy and places him in a basket on the... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Fahey, Karina Lombard, Roy Scheider, Art Malik

Votes: 394

11. The Ten Commandments: The Musical (2006)

120 min | Musical

The story of Moses from the bible in musical form, filmed live at the Hollywood Kodak Theater.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Earley, Lauren Kennedy, Aharon Ipalé

Votes: 286

12. The Ten Commandments (2006– )

PG-13 | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.

Stars: Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Naveen Andrews, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,141

13. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 147,843 | Gross: $65.01M

14. Tut (2015)

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini-series concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 7,084

15. Gods of Egypt (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

25 Metascore

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Chadwick Boseman

Votes: 90,927 | Gross: $31.15M

16. Judith of Bethulia (1914)

61 min | Drama

A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 1,127

17. Head of a Tyrant (1959)

94 min | Adventure

A beautiful girl plans to seduce, then murder, the brutal conqueror who has taken over her city.

Director: Fernando Cerchio | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Isabelle Corey, Renato Baldini, Yvette Masson

Votes: 34

18. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Passed | 197 min | Drama, History

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 12,440 | Gross: $2.18M

19. Slaves of Babylon (1953)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In ancient times, a Jew is instrumental in the crowning of a new Median-Persian king who, in return, conquers Babylon and frees all the Jewish slaves.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Conte, Linda Christian, Maurice Schwartz, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 79

20. The Queen of Babylon (1954)

98 min | Action, Drama

Beautiful goatherd helps Chaldean rebel fight evil king in ancient Babylon.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Ricardo Montalban, Roldano Lupi, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 94

21. Slave Queen of Babylon (1963)

101 min | Drama

Story of an ancient Assyrian queen that supposedly took place around 810 B.C.

Director: Primo Zeglio | Stars: Yvonne Furneaux, John Ericson, Renzo Ricci, Gianni Rizzo

Votes: 66

22. War Gods of Babylon (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Noble, wise King Sardanapolo and his more soft and naive younger brother Prince Sammash get into a bitter feud over the affections of sweet and alluring innocent peasant girl Mirra. ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Amadio | Stars: Howard Duff, Jocelyn Lane, Luciano Marin, Giancarlo Sbragia

Votes: 82

23. The Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules (1963)

98 min | Adventure

The rightful heir to the throne of Babylon leads a slave revolt against an evil ruler.

Director: Siro Marcellini | Stars: Gordon Scott, Geneviève Grad, Andrea Scotti, Célina Cély

Votes: 82 | Gross: $1.80M

24. Atlantis (2013–2015)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 9,885

25. Olympus (2015– )

46 min | Fantasy

Follows Hero on his journey as he transforms from a fresh-faced and raw young man to a ruthless leader of man and match for the gods themselves.

Stars: Tom York, Sonya Cassidy, Sonita Henry, Matt Frewer

Votes: 5,218

26. The Giants of Thessaly (1960)

86 min | Adventure, Fantasy

In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Roland Carey, Ziva Rodann, Alberto Farnese, Nadia Sanders

Votes: 234

27. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

G | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 20,372

28. Jason and the Argonauts (2000– )

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

When Jason lives in legendary greek wouldn't encouraged to horror about skeletons and talos, he doesn't know is argonauts are good complicated.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Olivia Williams, Angus Macfadyen, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 4,463

29. Medea (1969)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy

After his quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason returns to Greece with the powerful sorceress, Medea. However, when the king banishes her, it's only human that Medea plots her furious revenge. Can they escape her wrath?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile

Votes: 3,606

30. Medea (1988 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the... See full summary »

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen, Henning Jensen, Solbjørg Højfeldt

Votes: 2,745 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Medea (2005)

300 min | Thriller, Drama

Greek tragedy by Euripide moved to Dutch politics. Medea, the daughter of the chairman of the senate, falls madly in love with ambitious politician Jason. Together they plan a campaign to make Jason prime minister.

Stars: Katja Schuurman, Thijs Römer, Tara Elders, Krijn ter Braak

Votes: 204

32. Le fatiche di Ercole (1958)

G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 1,572 | Gross: $5.00M

33. Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Directors: Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini, Patrizia Della Rovere

Votes: 1,723

34. The Loves of Hercules (1960)

Not Rated | 98 min | Fantasy, Adventure

Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay, Massimo Serato, Tina Gloriani

Votes: 850

35. Goliath and the Dragon (1960)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford, Gaby André, Renato Terra

Votes: 364

36. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,364

37. Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide (1961)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Luciano Marin

Votes: 1,104

38. Ulisse contro Ercole (1962)

99 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Ulysses offends the gods by blinding the Cyclops, so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Georges Marchal, Mike Lane, Alessandra Panaro, Dominique Boschero

Votes: 149

39. The Fury of Hercules (1962)

97 min | Adventure

In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Brad Harris, Luisella Boni, Mara Berni, Elke Arendt

Votes: 140

40. Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Two strongmen set out to hunt down a murderous sea monster. Their ship is wrecked and they end up in the Holy Land where Hercules is assumed to be Samson who is a wanted man. The two team up to survive.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Kirk Morris, Iloosh Khoshabe, Liana Orfei, Diletta D'Andrea

Votes: 381

41. Britannia (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In 43 AD, the Roman Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia.

Stars: Eleanor Worthington-Cox, David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 7,931

42. Hercules vs. the Giant Warriors (1964)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules defends a people against a race of giant warriors.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Dan Vadis, Marilù Tolo, Pierre Cressoy, Piero Lulli

Votes: 108

43. Hercules Against the Sons of the Sun (1964)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure

Hercules is rescued by Prince Maytha and his warriors. Athualpa, King of the Incas, is to sacrifice Princess Yamara to the Sun God. Hercules must save her and defeat the King.

Director: Osvaldo Civirani | Stars: Mark Forest, Anna-Maria Pace, Giuliano Gemma, Ángela Rhu

Votes: 140

44. Hercules Against Rome (1964)

87 min | Adventure, History

Hercules comes from Greece to Ravenna, Italy, because a friend from childhood days has sent for him: Hercules should help the Roman Emperor who is in danger because of an intrigue lead by ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Pierotti | Stars: Sergio Ciani, Wandisa Guida, Livio Lorenzon, Daniele Vargas

Votes: 53

45. Hercules the Invincible (1964)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon.

Director: Alvaro Mancori | Stars: Dan Vadis, Spela Rozin, Carla Calò, Ken Clark

Votes: 307

46. Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon (1964)

Unrated | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules fights to free the people of Babylon from an evil sorceress.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Peter Lupus, Helga Liné, Mario Petri, Livio Lorenzon

Votes: 400

47. Samson and the Mighty Challenge (1964)

100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Four muscular heroes fight the evil ruler of an oppressed people.

Director: Giorgio Capitani | Stars: Sergio Ciani, Howard Ross, Nadir Moretti, Yann Larvor

Votes: 189

48. Hercules the Avenger (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy