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
    98
  3. 3
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    2000 More
    93
  4. 4
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    1953 More
    82
  5. 5
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    1964 More
    81
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    1979 More
    80
  7. 7
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    1951 More
    80
  8. 8
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    2009 More
    74
  9. 9
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    1954 More
    73
  10. 10
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    2010 More
    72
  11. 11
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    2011 More
    72
  12. 12
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    1963 More
    71
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    often listed
    Coriolanus

    2011 More
    67
  14. 14
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    2005 More
    67
  15. 15
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    2001 More
    66
  16. 16
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    1979 More
    63
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barabbas

    1962 More
    63
  18. 18
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    1981 More
    62
  19. 19
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    1970 More
    59
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    ranked low on reranks
    Centurion

    2010 More
    58
  21. 21
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    2007 More
    57
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    1935 More
    56
  23. 23
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    1997 More
    53
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    often listed
    Satyricon

    1969 More
    51
  25. 25
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    1971 More
    49
  26. 26
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    1966 More
    48
  27. 27
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    2004 More
    47
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    46
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    46
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    1945 More
    44
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    2006 More
    42
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    1968 More
    42
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    1961 More
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    2006 More
    39
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    2001 More
    37
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    1976 More
    37
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    1955 More
    36
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    1933 More
    36
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    1937 More
    35
  45. 45
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    1932 More
    34
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    1959 More
    32
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    1953 More
    30
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