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The Best Gladiator Movies 

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Updated September 5, 2018 2.4k votes 1.4k voters 284.8k views 12 items

List Rules Movies must feature gladiators.

A list of the best gladiators movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This gladiators movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about gladiators are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about gladiators you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous gladiators movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these gladiators movie titles for more information about the films.

List features items like Gladiator and The Seven Magnificent Gladiators.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best gladiators movies?" and "What is the greatest gladiators movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular gladiators movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these gladiators movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good gladiators movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gladiator Movies
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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AndrewWest added Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

Released: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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#51 of 375 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #130 of 366 The Best Movies Based On Bookslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Karen McDougal, Lisa Dergan Podsednik, Viktor Verzhbitsky

Released: 2001

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

The Arena is a direct-to-video film from producer Roger Corman on the subject of female gladiators. It is a remake of the 1974 The Arena with Pam Grier. It was shot in Russia by Kazakh director ...more
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Lawrence Wong added Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1954

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank ...more

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#102 of 115 The Best Movies with Christian Themes #23 of 60 The Best Roman Movies

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Lawrence Wong added Richard Harrison, Antonio Molino Rojo, Bernabe Barta Barri

Released: 1962

Directed by: Pedro Lazaga

Gladiators Seven is a 1962 action film written by Sandro Continenza, Bruno Corbucci, Alberto De Martino and Giovanni Grimaldi and directed by Pedro Lazaga.
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The Seven Magnificent Gl... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gladiator Movies
Lawrence Wong added The Seven Magnificent Gladiators Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Mandy Rice-Davies

Released: 1984

Directed by: Bruno Mattei

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The Ten Gladiators Dan Vadis, Mirko Ellis, Mimmo Palmara

Released: 1963

Directed by: Gianfranco Parolini

The Ten Gladiators is a 1963 Italian film directed by Gianfranco Parolini.
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Lawrence Wong added Eric Roberts, Raicho Vasilev, Frida Farrell

Released: 2008

Directed by: Declan O'Brien

A corrupt Roman emperor attempts to appease the people of his kingdom by capturing the most ferocious creature in all the land and exploiting its legendary strength for the entertainment of the ...more
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Lawrence Wong added Amazons and Gladiators Patrick Bergin, Nichole Hiltz, Mary Tamm

Released: 2001

Directed by: Zachary Weintraub

Amazons and Gladiators is a 2001 drama action adventure film written and directed by Zachary Weintraub.
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The Sign of the Cross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gladiator Movies
Lawrence Wong added Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

Released: 1932

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Sign of the Cross is a pre-Code epic film released by Paramount Pictures, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Waldemar Young and Sidney Buchman, and based on the ...more

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Lawrence Wong added Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Dante Testa

Released: 1914

Directed by: Giovanni Pastrone

Cabiria is a 1914 Italian epic silent film, directed by Giovanni Pastrone and shot in Turin. The film is set in ancient Sicily, Carthage, and Cirta during the period of the Second Punic War. It ...more
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Seven Rebel Gladiators ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gladiator Movies
Lawrence Wong added Erno Crisa

Released: 1965

Directed by: Michele Lupo

Sette contro tutti or Seven Rebel Gladiators is a 1965 Italian film directed by Michele Lupo.