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. 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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    Peter Ustinov, Richard Farnsworth, Jean Simmons

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    Michael Sheen, Al Hunter Ashton, Russell Crowe

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    Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Anthony Quayle

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    Peter Ustinov, Bud Spencer, Sophia Loren

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    Neil Innes, Chris Langham, John Cleese

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    Siân Phillips, Powers Boothe, Isla Fisher

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    Roddy McDowall, Carroll O'Connor, Martin Landau

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    Rachel Weisz, Michael Lonsdale, Jordan Kiziuk

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    Sid Caesar, Bea Arthur, Gregory Hines

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    Ralph Fiennes, Jon Snow, Brian Cox

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    John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, Leopoldo Trieste

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    Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Diana Rigg

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    Ben Kingsley, Owen Teale, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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    John Wood, Basil Rathbone, Gloria Shea

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    James Woods, Matt Frewer, Samantha Eggar

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    Virna Lisi, Gianni Musy, Piero Lulli

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    Roger Moore, Jean Simmons, Anthony Harvey

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    Nesbitt Blaisdell, Iris Carayan, Marina Anagnostopoulou

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    Jim Dale, Sid James, Kenneth Williams

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    Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Arthur Hohl

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    Elisa Cegani, Massimo Serato, Tino Carraro

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    Christopher Lambert, Max von Sydow, Inés Sastre

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