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List Rules 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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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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Ben Hur William S. Hart, Herman Rottger

357 173
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The Fall of the Roman Empire Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

305 181
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Quo Vadis Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr

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Rome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Rome Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

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The Eagle Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

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Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

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Centurion Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots

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Life of Brian George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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Demetrius and the Gladiators Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine

234 125
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Agora Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

147 98
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History of the World, Part I Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

167 98
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Attila Isla Fisher, Gerard Butler, Tim Curry

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Centurion John Drew Barrymore, Gordon Mitchell, Jacques Sernas

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Caligula Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell

107 15
Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Tom Islava added Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Julius Caesar Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Diana Rigg

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Barabbas Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance

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The Last Legion Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth

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Coriolanus Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes

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The Last Days of Pompeii Basil Rathbone, nm0129894, John Wood

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Hercules Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

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Up Pompeii Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern

29 12
Masada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Jim_In_Texas added Masada Peter O'Toole, Barbara Carrera, David Warner

46 63
Fellini Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Fellini Satyricon Capucine, Gordon Mitchell, Salvo Randone

35 3
I Claudius is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Roman Movies
1491971760840 added I Claudius

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Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare Alexander Siddig, Kenneth Cranham, Ben Cross

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Caesar and Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Caesar and Cleopatra Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore, Jean Simmons

48 51
The Sign of the Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Roman Movies
The Sign of the Cross Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

49 55
Druids is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Druids Max von Sydow, Christopher Lambert, Inés Sastre

43 54
Duel of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Duel of the Titans Virna Lisi, Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott

45 55
Hero of Rome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Hero of Rome Gordon Scott, Massimo Serato, Attilio Dottesio

37 51
Constantine and the Cross is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Constantine and the Cross Christine Kaufmann, Cornel Wilde, Massimo Serato

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The Rape of the Sabine Women Nesbitt Blaisdell, Themis Bazaka, Poppi Alkouli

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Caesar the Conqueror Cameron Mitchell, Raffaella Carrà, Nerio Bernardi

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Imperium: Nero John Simm, Liz Smith, Laura Morante

32 46
Androcles and the Lion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Androcles and the Lion Jean Simmons, Elsa Lanchester, Woody Strode

33 55
Carry On Cleo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Carry On Cleo Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams, Sid James

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Coriolanus: Hero without a Country Gordon Scott, Nerio Bernardi, Pietro Pastore

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Hannibal Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Victor Mature

28 52
Scipio Africanus: The Defeat o... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal Isa Miranda, Fosco Giachetti, Camillo Pilotto

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The Column Richard Johnson, Antonella Lualdi, Franco Interlenghi

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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Clash of the Titans Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

22 55
Roman Scandals is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Roman Movies
Roman Scandals Lucille Ball, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Stuart

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