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1. The Avenger (1962)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

Director: Giorgio Venturini | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Carla Marlier, Mario Ferrari

Votes: 337

2. Duel of the Titans (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Virna Lisi, Franco Volpi

Votes: 523

3. Romulus and the Sabines (1961)

98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

The classic story from the early days of Rome where there are no women. Romulus, the founder of Rome, finds women to be wives from Sabina where there are a lot of women. The Sabine men, of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pottier | Stars: Roger Moore, Mylène Demongeot, Giorgia Moll, Scilla Gabel

Votes: 265

4. The Rape of the Sabines (1962)

80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Sabine tribe battles Romulus in the early days of Rome after Romans seize their women as unwilling brides.

Director: Alberto Gout | Stars: Lorena Velázquez, Alex Johnson, Tere Velázquez, Wolf Ruvinskis

Votes: 28

5. Duel of Champions (1961)

105 min | Action, Drama, History

In the 5th century BC, rival kingdoms Rome and Alba entrust their fate to a duel to death between their respective chosen champions, the 3 Orazi brothers for Rome and the 3 Curiazi brothers for Alba.

Directors: Ferdinando Baldi, Terence Young | Stars: Alan Ladd, Franca Bettoia, Franco Fabrizi, Robert Keith

Votes: 273

6. Amazons of Rome (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama

A warrior chieftain dashes between his barbaric allies and a beleaguered city that's being defended by embattled women warriors.

Directors: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Vittorio Cottafavi, Peter O'Cord | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Sylvia Syms, Jean Chevrier, Nicole Courcel

Votes: 152

7. Hero of Rome (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A story of justice and tyranny with the fate of Rome in the balance.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Gordon Scott, Gabriella Pallotta, Massimo Serato, Gabriele Antonini

Votes: 159

8. Thunder of Battle (1964)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Coriolanus leads the plebians in a revolt against Roman oppression.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Gordon Scott, Alberto Lupo, Lilla Brignone, Philippe Hersent

Votes: 94

9. Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

This film features a colossal clash between a mass of invaders and the faithful Roman soldiers who must fight to defend the Roman Empire.

Director: Giacomo Gentilomo | Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Tony Kendall, Ursula Davis, Massimo Serato

Votes: 62

10. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 30,268 | Gross: $0.76M

11. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Cabiria is a Roman child when her home is destroyed by a volcano. Sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in a temple, is saved by Fulvio, a Roman spy. But danger lurks, and hatred between Rome and Carthage can only lead to war.

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 2,938

12. Scipione l'africano (1937)

83 min | Drama, History, War

A story of the Second Punic Wars, beginning with Scipio's futile pleas to the Roman Senate to build an army to battle Hannibal, that climaxes with the battle of Zama.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Annibale Ninchi, Camillo Pilotto, Fosco Giachetti, Francesca Braggiotti

Votes: 238

13. Jupiter's Darling (1955)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée, Amytis. Fascinated by the tales she has heard about Hannibal, who is about to... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion, Gower Champion

Votes: 468

14. Hannibal (1959)

103 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army.

Directors: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam, Milly Vitale

Votes: 646

15. Legions of Rome: The Punic Wars (2001 Video)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

A true giant of military history, Hannibal forged his formidable reputation during the Punic Wars of the second century B.C. Famed for his incredible fifteen day journey across the Alps and... See full summary »

16. Siege of Syracuse (1960)

97 min | Drama, History, Romance

During the Second Punic War between 214 and 212 B.C. occurred this history of the Roman siege in Greek city of Syracuse. The Romans were preparing for their invasion while Archimedes ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Tina Louise, Sylva Koscina, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 83

17. Hannibal (2006 TV Movie)

89 min | Action, Biography, Drama

It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bazalgette | Stars: Alexander Siddig, Emilio Doorgasingh, Bashar Rahal, Mido Hamada

Votes: 1,495

18. Carthage in Flames (1960)

93 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Daniel Gélin, Anne Heywood, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 223

19. Spartacus the Gladiator (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, History

74 B.C. Somewhere in the Roman Empire, Spartacus, a young officer, is condemned to be a slave because he hit a superior. Brought back to Roma in a gladiators' school, he escapes and stirs ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Ludmilla Tchérina, Yves Vincent, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 106

20. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 118,771 | Gross: $30.00M

21. The Slave (1962)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

During the power struggle between Caesar and Crassus, a Roman centurion, who is the lost son of Spartacus, is dispatched to Crassus' camp to observe his movements and keep Caesar informed.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

Votes: 335

22. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Drama, History

After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as a gladiator, a slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 5,288

23. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 331 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 120,992

24. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 213,558

25. The Arena (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure

In ancient Rome audiences have grown tired of viewing gladiators fight to the death. Something new is needed--women. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Margaret Markov, Pam Grier, Lucretia Love, Paul Muller

Votes: 1,219

26. Julius Caesar (1914)

112 min | Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Amleto Novelli, Bruto Castellani, Irene Mattalia, Ignazio Lupi

Votes: 40

27. Caesar Against the Pirates (1962)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Julius Caesar flees Rome because of a conspirary against him and is given refuge the king of Bithnyia. He finds a woman there and while he escorts her to Rhodes their ship is attacked. ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Gustavo Rojo, Abbe Lane, Gordon Mitchell, Piero Lulli

Votes: 68

28. Caesar the Conqueror (1962)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Julius Caesar leads the Roman army to battle against rebels in Gaul.

Director: Tanio Boccia | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Rik Battaglia, Dominique Wilms, Ivica Pajer

Votes: 193

29. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 147,609

30. Giants of Rome (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, War

An elite group of soldiers led by the courageous Claudius Marcellus are handpicked by Julius Caesar to embark on a desperate and dangerous suicide mission to destroy the Druids' secret weapon.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Richard Harrison, Wandisa Guida, Ettore Manni, Philippe Hersent

Votes: 206

31. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 9,841

32. Amazons and Gladiators (2001)

R | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

A slave dancer is freed from her Roman masters by an Amazon warrior and is trained as an Amazon warrior and seeks vengeance on the ambitious corrupt Roman general who attacked her village and slain her family.

Director: Zachary Weintraub | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jennifer Rubin, Richard Norton, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 1,183

33. Julius Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Charlton Heston, Grosvenor Glenn, Harold Tasker, David Bradley

Votes: 351

34. Julius Caesar (1970)

G | 117 min | Drama, History, War

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,447

35. Julius Caesar (2011)

117 min | Drama

William Shakespeare's epic tale of conspiracy, loyalty and betrayal. Rome is destroyed, their world has crumbled, but life must go on. Survival drives people in a broken world, where ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Lee Hamilton, John Montegrande | Stars: Jordan Daws, Paul Syrstad, Saul Matlock, Ryan Jay Jones

Votes: 38

36. Antony and Cleopatra (1913)

Drama, History, Romance

After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.

Director: Enrico Guazzoni | Stars: Gianna Terribili-Gonzales, Amleto Novelli, Ignazio Lupi, Elsa Lenard

Votes: 40

37. Cleopatra (1934)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 3,222

38. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 27,761 | Gross: $57.78M

40. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar (Claude Rains), who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,416

41. Legions of the Nile (1959)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Roman Emperor Octavian rules the empire from Rome, and his rival Marc Antony has taken Egyptian queen Cleopatra as his lover and seized the eastern empire, ruling it from Alexandria. ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Linda Cristal, Ettore Manni, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

Votes: 211

42. Serpent of the Nile (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Biography, History

In 44 BC, after the assassination of the leader of Rome Julius Caesar, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and one of the highest ranking Roman generals and Caesar's possible successor Mark Anthony begin a tragic love affair.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Raymond Burr, Jean Byron

Votes: 151

43. A Queen for Caesar (1962)

90 min | Adventure, History

Story of the power struggle between Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy, and how a common soldier risks his life to serve her.

Directors: Piero Pierotti, Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Pascale Petit, George Ardisson, Rik Battaglia, Corrado Pani

Votes: 78

44. Carry on Cleo (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

Two Britons, Hengist and Horsa, are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. One of their first encounters in Rome leaves Hengist being mistaken for a fighter, and gets drafted into the Royal Guard to protect Caesar.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 3,834

45. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 8,066

46. Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

Not Rated | 160 min | Drama, History