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 Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    most listed William S. Hart, Herman Rottger

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    ranked low on reranks Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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    George Harrison, John Cleese, Eric Idle

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    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr

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    Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Michael Lonsdale

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Julie Newmar

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Fiennes

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

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

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    Isla Fisher, Gerard Butler, Tim Curry

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    Ernest Borgnine, Sharon Tate, Jack Palance

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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

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    Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell

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

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    Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Diana Rigg

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    Basil Rathbone, Louis Calhern, John Wood

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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley

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    Danny DeVito, Charlton Heston, James Woods

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    Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern

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    Virna Lisi, Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott

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    Cameron Mitchell, Nerio Bernardi, Raffaella Carrà

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    Gordon Scott, Massimo Serato, Attilio Dottesio

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    Nesbitt Blaisdell, Themis Bazaka, Poppi Alkouli

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    Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore, Jean Simmons

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    Gordon Scott, Nerio Bernardi, Pietro Pastore

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    Richard Johnson, Antonella Lualdi, Florin Piersic

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    Cornel Wilde, Christine Kaufmann, Massimo Serato

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    John Simm, Liz Smith, Ian Richardson

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    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams, Sid James

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    Alexander Siddig, Kenneth Cranham, Ben Cross

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    Max von Sydow, Inés Sastre, Klaus Maria Brandauer

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    George Sanders, Esther Williams, Howard Keel

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    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

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    Robert Medley, Richard Warwick, Pamela Rooke

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    Lucille Ball, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Stuart

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    Isa Miranda, Fosco Giachetti, Camillo Pilotto

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    Jean Simmons, Woody Strode, Elsa Lanchester

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    Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Victor Mature

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