The Best Roman Movies Films

The Best Roman Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must take place during Roman times.

This is a list of the best Roman movies. These are films that take place in ancient Rome. If you believe we've missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. What's the best Roman movie of all time?

Ancient Rome was an amazing time in world history. It was a peak in western civilization. When the Roman Empire fell, the western world plummeted into a Dark Age that lasted for over 600 years. With its western, yet unfamiliar customs, Roman society is a gold mine for filmmakers and storytellers in general. For more movies to watch right now check out our Netflix lists featuring the best horror movies on Netflix, best comedies on Netflix and best anime shows

What's the best movie about Rome? This list included both films that take place during the Roman Republic as well as the Roman Empire. These eras, of course, have given us such icons and gladiators and their arenas, the Roman Legion, Roman emperors, and of course, the many Roman myths and legends. Suffice to say, you don't have to be a history nut to love the movies on this list that are set in Rome.



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    Gladiator


    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    - 177
    Spartacus

    the people's #1
    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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  3. 3
    + 490
    - 184
    Ben Hur

    most listed
    William S. Hart, Herman Rottger

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  4. 4
    + 231
    - 86
    The Fall of the Roman Empire


    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

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  5. 5
    + 190
    - 87
    Quo Vadis


    Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr

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  6. 6
    + 185
    - 101
    The Robe

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  7. 7
    + 510
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    The Eagle

    ranked low on reranks
    Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

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    - 54

    ranked low on reranks
    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

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  9. 9
    + 227
    - 80
    Cleopatra


    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

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  10. 10
    + 419
    - 95
    Centurion

    ranked low on reranks
    Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots

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    - 135
    Life of Brian


    George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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    - 74
    Agora


    Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

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    + 113
    - 60
    Demetrius and the Gladiators


    Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine

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    - 58
    Attila


    Isla Fisher, Gerard Butler, Tim Curry

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    - 42
    Centurion

    ranked low on reranks
    John Drew Barrymore, Gordon Mitchell, Jacques Sernas

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  16. 16
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    - 62
    History of the World, Part I


    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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  17. 17
    + 129
    - 44
    Julius Caesar


    Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Diana Rigg

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  18. 18
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    - 84
    Caligula


    Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell

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    - 47
    Barabbas


    Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance

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    - 64
    Coriolanus


    Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes

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    The Last Legion


    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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    - 41
    The Last Days of Pompeii


    Basil Rathbone, nm0129894, John Wood

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    + 69
    - 54
    Hercules


    Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

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    + 55
    - 43
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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    - 35


    Capucine, Gordon Mitchell, Salvo Randone

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    - 38
    Up Pompeii


    Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern

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    + 42
    - 34
    The Dacians


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    + 43
    - 27
    Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare


    Alexander Siddig, Kenneth Cranham, Ben Cross

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    - 30


    Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore, Jean Simmons

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  30. 30
    + 35
    - 31


    Virna Lisi, Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott

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  31. 31
    + 34
    - 29


    Gordon Scott, Massimo Serato, Attilio Dottesio

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    + 33
    - 35
    Caesar the Conqueror


    Cameron Mitchell, Raffaella Carrà, Nerio Bernardi

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    + 38
    - 35
    The Rape of the Sabine Women


    Nesbitt Blaisdell, Themis Bazaka, Poppi Alkouli

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  34. 34
    + 32
    - 30
    Imperium: Nero


    John Simm, Liz Smith, Laura Morante

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  35. 35
    + 28
    - 32


    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

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  36. 36
    + 26
    - 34


    Christine Kaufmann, Cornel Wilde, Massimo Serato

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  37. 37
    + 28
    - 36


    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams, Sid James

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  38. 38
    + 29
    - 37


    Max von Sydow, Christopher Lambert, Inés Sastre

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    + 22
    - 34
    Coriolanus: Hero without a Country


    Gordon Scott, Nerio Bernardi, Pietro Pastore

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  40. 40
    + 20
    - 32
    The Column


    Richard Johnson, Antonella Lualdi, Franco Interlenghi

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  41. 41
    + 19
    - 33


    Isa Miranda, Fosco Giachetti, Camillo Pilotto

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  42. 42
    + 15
    - 29
    Hannibal


    Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Victor Mature

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  43. 43
    + 16
    - 35
    Duel of Champions


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  44. 44
    + 16
    - 32
    Siege of Syracuse


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  45. 45
    + 16
    - 32


    Jean Simmons, Elsa Lanchester, Woody Strode

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  46. 46
    + 17
    - 36


    Lucille Ball, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Stuart

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    + 14
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    + 14
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    Sebastiane


    Robert Medley, Richard Warwick, Pamela Rooke

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    - 33

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    George Sanders, Esther Williams, Howard Keel

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    ranked low on reranks & added by daniel-claeys
    Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Donald Houston

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