What are the best sword and sandal movies of all time? This list of great sword and sandal films runs the gamut, featuring mythic figures like Hercules, Goliath, Samson, and Ursus, as well as classic movies like Spartacus and The Ten Commandments, along with modern swashbuckling adventures like Gladiator, Troy, The Scorpion King, and both versions of Clash of the Titans!
Whether the sword is mightier than the pen or the other way around, we want to know which movies you think are the best in the genre (also known as the peplum genre after the Greek word for "tunic").Vote below for your favorite sword and sandal epics and if you see any titles missing, feel free to add them so that other movie fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!
Directed by: Don ChaffeyJason and the Argonauts is a 1963 British Columbia Pictures fantasy Greek Mythology feature... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ridley ScottGladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Zack Snyder300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John MiliusConan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wolfgang PetersenTroy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Pietro FrancisciLe fatiche di Ercole is a 1957 Italian epic fantasy feature film based upon the Hercules myths... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Rudolph MatéThe 300 Spartans is a 1962 CinemaScope film depicting the Battle of Thermopylae. Made with the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Joseph StrickUlysses is a 1967 British-American drama film loosely based on James Joyce's novel Ulysses. It... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Noam Murro300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American fantasy film directed by Noam Murro. It is a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Louis LeterrierClash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981... more on Wikipedia
Hercules UnchainedSylva Koscina, Steve Reeves
Directed by: Pietro FrancisciWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial
Directed by: Stanley KubrickSpartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben MamoulianCleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sidney Olcott, Frank Oakes Rose, H. TempleBen Hur is a 15-minute-long 1907 silent film, the first film version of Lew Wallace's novel... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jonathan LiebesmanWrath of the Titans is a 2012 film directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMilleThe Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Richard FleischerRed Sonja is a 1985 Dutch-American sword and sorcery action film directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Richard FleischerConan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery/adventure film directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Marcus NispelConan the Barbarian is a 2011 American sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Chuck RussellThe Scorpion King is a 2002 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Dwayne... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Desmond DavisClash of the Titans is an 1981 British-American fantasy adventure film involving the Greek... more on Wikipedia
- 22The Robe is a 1942 historical novel about the Crucifixion of Jesus written by Lloyd C.... more on Wikipedia10682
Directed by: Carlo CampogallianiIl terrore dei barbari is a film directed by Carlo Campogalliani released on November 1959.
Directed by: Andrzej WajdaSamson is a 1961 film made by Academy Award-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda that uses... more on Wikipedia
- 25Ursus is a 2011 animated short film written and directed by Reinis Petersons.8164