The Best Roman Movies Films
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The Best Roman Movies

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.

What's the best movie taking place in 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.
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    the people's #1
    Spartacus

    1960 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Ben Hur

    1907 More
    97
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Gladiator

    2000 More
    83
  4. 4
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    1979 More
    78
  5. 5
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    1953 More
    77
  6. 6
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    1964 More
    76
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    1951 More
    76
  8. 8
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    1954 More
    70
  9. 9
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    2009 More
    69
  10. 10
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    1963 More
    64
  11. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coriolanus

    2011 More
    64
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    ranked low on reranks
    Centurion

    2010 More
    61
  13. 13
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    The Eagle

    2011 More
    61
  14. 14
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    2001 More
    59
  15. 15
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    1962 More
    56
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    History of the World, Part I

    1981 More
    56
  17. 17
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    1979 More
    54
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rome

    2005 More
    53
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    Centurion

    2010 More
    52
  20. 20
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    1970 More
    50
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    1935 More
    49
  22. 22
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    2007 More
    48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Satyricon

    1969 More
    45
  24. 24
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    1997 More
    44
  25. 25
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    1971 More
    43
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    41
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    1961 More
    40
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    1966 More
    40
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    40
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    1945 More
    40
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    39
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    1964 More
    38
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    1968 More
    38
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    2006 More
    38
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    2004 More
    37
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    1964 More
    36
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    1961 More
    36
  38. 38
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    2001 More
    35
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    35
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    2006 More
    35
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    1976 More
    34
  42. 42
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    1933 More
    33
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    1955 More
    33
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    1937 More
    33
  45. 45
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    33
  46. 46
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    1932 More
    32
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    1959 More
    30
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    1953 More
    29
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