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The Best Gladiator Movies

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List RulesMovies 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

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix
    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,...  more

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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier
    Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The...  more

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    Demetrius and the Gladiators

    Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar
    Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to...  more
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    The Arena

    Karen McDougal, Lisa Dergan Podsednik
    The Arena is a direct-to-video film from producer Roger Corman on the subject of female...  more
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    Gladiators Seven

    Richard Harrison, Antonio Molino Rojo
    Gladiators Seven is a 1962 action film written by Sandro Continenza, Bruno Corbucci, Alberto...  more
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    The Seven Magnificent Gladiators

    Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning
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    Amazons and Gladiators

    Patrick Bergin, Nichole Hiltz
    Amazons and Gladiators is a 2001 drama action adventure film written and directed by Zachary...  more
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    Cyclops

    Eric Roberts, Raicho Vasilev
    A corrupt Roman emperor attempts to appease the people of his kingdom by capturing the most...  more
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    The Ten Gladiators

    Dan Vadis, Mirko Ellis
    The Ten Gladiators is a 1963 Italian film directed by Gianfranco Parolini....  more
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    The Sign of the Cross

    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert
    The Sign of the Cross is a pre-Code epic film released by Paramount Pictures, produced and...  more

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    Ben-Hur

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins
    Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by...  more

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    Cabiria

    Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano
    Cabiria is a 1914 Italian epic silent film, directed by Giovanni Pastrone and shot in Turin....  more

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    Barabbas

    Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine
    Barabbas is a 1961 religious epic film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian...  more
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    The Eagle

    Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland
    The Eagle is a 2011 historical adventure film set in Roman Britain directed by Kevin...  more

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    Ben-Hur

    Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman
    Ben-Hur is a 2016 American historical epic film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. It is the fifth...  more

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    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif
    The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec...  more

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    Revenge of the Gladiators

    Mickey Hargitay, Andrea Checchi
    Revenge of the Gladiators is a 1964 action adventure film written by Arpad DeRiso and Roberto...
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    The Invincible Gladiator

    Richard Harrison, Bernabe Barta Barri
    The Invincible Gladiator is a 1961 Italian/Spanish film directed by Alberto De Martino and...  more
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    Triumph of the Ten Gladiators

    Dan Vadis, Helga Liné
    Triumph of the Ten Gladiators is a 1964 action drama film written and directed by Nick Nostro....
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    Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators

    Enzo Fiermonte, Dan Vadis
    Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators or Gli invincibili dieci gladiatori was a 1964 Italian,...  more
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    Sette contro tutti or Seven Rebel Gladiators is a 1965 Italian film directed by Michele Lupo....  more
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    Kingdom of Gladiators

    Maurizio Corigliano, Sharon Fryer