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The Best Movies About Julius Caesar, Ranked

Updated January 18, 2019 467 votes 82 voters 7.0k views30 items

List RulesOnly movies that feature Julius Caesar as a main character.

From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Julius Caesar. The Roman leader has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Julius Caesar is the central character. What is the best Julius Caesar movie?

Nominated for an Academy Award, Caesar and Cleopatra depicts the budding relationship between the aging conqueror and the young princess. Other good Julius Caesar documentaries and biographical films include The Slave, Spartacus, and Druids.

Vote up the best movies about Julius Caesar, and feel free to add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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    Caesar and Cleopatra

    Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore

    Released1945

    Directed byGabriel Pascal

    Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1945 British Technicolor film directed by Gabriel Pascal and starring Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh. It was adapted from the play Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard...  more
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    Caesar the Conqueror

    Cameron Mitchell, Raffaella Carrà

    Released1962

    Directed byTanio Boccia

    Caesar the Conqueror is a 1962 Italian film directed by Tanio Boccia. The scenario is based on Julius Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico....  more
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    Antony and Cleopatra

    Charlton Heston, Julian Glover

    Released1972

    Directed byCharlton Heston

    Antony and Cleopatra is a 1972 film adaptation of the play of the same name by William Shakespeare made by the Rank Organisation. It was directed by Charlton Heston and produced by Peter Snell from a...  more
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    Cleopatra

    Claudette Colbert, Joseph Schildkraut

    Released1934

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    Cleopatra is a 1934 epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt. It was written by Waldemar Young, Vincent Lawrence...  more
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    Carry On Cleo

    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams

    Released1964

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Cleo is a British film comedy which was released in 1964. It is the tenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, and the website ICONS.a portrait of England describes Carry On Cleo as...  more
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    Julius Caesar

    Christopher Walken, Richard Harris

    Released2002

    Directed byUli Edel

    Julius Caesar is a 2002 mini-series about the life of Julius Caesar. It was directed by Uli Edel, and written by Peter Pruce and Craig Warner. It is a dramatization of the life of Julius Caesar...  more
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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1963

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

    Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz...  more

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    Cleopatra

    Theda Bara, Art Acord

    Released1917

    Directed byJ. Gordon Edwards

    Cleopatra was an American silent historical drama film based on H. Rider Haggard's 1889 novel Cleopatra and the plays Cleopatre by Émile Moreau and Victorien Sardou and William Shakespeare's Antony...  more
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    The Slave

    Steve Reeves, Ahmed Ramzy

    Released1962

    Directed bySergio Corbucci

    The Slave is a 1962 Drama film Sergio Corbucci....  more
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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley 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 story...  more

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    Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar

    Laetitia Casta, Gérard Depardieu

    Released1999

    Directed byClaude Zidi

    Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar is a 1999 feature film directed by Claude Zidi, the first of what went on to become a series of live-action films based on Goscinny and Uderzo's Astérix comics. The...  more
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    Cleopatra

    Timothy Dalton, Richard Armitage

    Released1999

    Directed byFranc Roddam

    Cleopatra is a 1999 miniseries adaptation of Margaret George's 1997 historical fiction novel The Memoirs of Cleopatra. Produced by Hallmark Entertainment, it stars Leonor Varela as the Egyptian queen...  more
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    Druids

    Max von Sydow, Christopher Lambert

    Released2001

    Directed byJacques Dorfmann

    Druids is a French-Canadian-Belgian historical film first released on 31 August 2001, directed by Jacques Dorfmann. It stars Christopher Lambert, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Inés Sastre, Maria...  more

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    Imperium: Augustus

    Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling

    Released2003

    Directed byRoger Young

    Imperium: Augustus is a 2003 joint British-Italian production, and part of the Imperium series. It tells of the life story of Octavian and how he became Augustus. Half the film takes place in the...  more
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    Julius Caesar

    Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee

    Released1970

    Directed byStuart Burge

    Julius Caesar is a 1970 British independent film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Stuart Burge from a screenplay by Robert Furnival. The film stars Charlton Heston, Jason Robards...  more

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    A Queen for Caesar

    Nerio Bernardi, Ennio Balbo

    Released1962

    Directed byPiero Pierotti, Victor Tourjansky

    A Queen for Caesar is a 1962 Italian-French historical drama film set in Egypt in 48 BC. Unlike other films about Caesar and Cleopatra, this film focuses entirely on the dynastic struggle within...  more
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    Asterix Versus Caesar

    Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade

    Released1985

    Directed byPaul Brizzi, Gaëtan Brizzi

    Asterix Versus Caesar is the first of the 1980s Asterix films and the fourth film adaptation based on the Asterix comic books. It was released in 1985. The plot was adapted primarily from the books...  more
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    Cleopatra

    Nachi Nozawa, Kazuko Imai

    Released1970

    Directed byOsamu Tezuka, Eiichi Yamamoto

    Cleopatra is a 1970 Japanese anime film directed by Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto. When the film was released in the United States, American distributors changed the title to Cleopatra: Queen of...  more
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    The Story of Mankind

    Vincent Price, Groucho Marx

    Released1957

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    The Story of Mankind is an American fantasy film, very loosely based on the nonfiction book The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon....  more
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    Giants of Rome

    Richard Harrison, Piero Lulli

    Released1964

    Directed byAntonio Margheriti

    Giants of Rome is a 1964 Italian/French international co-production widescreen sword and sandal adventure war film set in the Gallic Wars. It was directed by Antonio Margheriti and starred Richard...  more
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    Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra

    Monica Bellucci, Gérard Depardieu

    Released2002

    Directed byAlain Chabat

    Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is a 2002 French film based on the comic book Astérix et Cléopâtre by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo and a sequel for the 1999 movie Asterix & Obelix Take On...  more

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    Asterix the Gaul

    Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade

    Released1967

    Directed byRay Goossens

    Asterix the Gaul is a 1967 Belgian/French animated film, based on the comic book of the same name, which was the first book in the highly popular comic series Asterix by Goscinny and Uderzo. The film...  more
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    The Twelve Tasks of Asterix

    Terry Scott, Alice Sapritch

    Released1976

    Directed byRené Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

    The Twelve Tasks of Asterix is a 1976 French animated feature film based on the Asterix comic book series. René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the creators of the series, wrote the story and directed...  more

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    Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia

    Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu

    Released2012

    Directed byLaurent Tirard

    Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia is the fourth film adaptation of the adventures of Astérix after Asterix & Obelix vs Caesar, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra and Asterix at the Olympic...  more