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List of 15 Movies About Ancient Rome

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XV. Romolo e Remo is a 1961 film based on the legend of Romulus and Remus.

XIV. The Avenger is a 1962 film Aeneas leads escaped survivors of the Trojan war to new land in Italy. Based on Virgil’s The Aeneid.

XIII. Romulus and the Sabines is an Italian adventure comedy film from 1961

 XII. Hero of Rome is a 1964 Italian sword and sandal film set in Rome in 508 BC, and depicts the expulsion of the last kings of Rome and the legend of Gaius Mucius Scaevola

XI. 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 (218–202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mt. Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes’ defeat of the Roman fleet at the Siege of Syracuse and Scipio maneuvering in North Africa.


X. Julius Caesar is a 1950 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar.

IX. 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 past (as Augustus explains to his daughter Julia how he became who he was) and the other half takes place in the later life of Augustus.

Vlll. Caligula (Italian: Caligola) is a 1979 Italian-American erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula.


VII. Julius Caesar Against the Pirates is a 1962 Italian adventure film Julius Caesar, is threatened by the dictator Sulla, due to Caesar’s wife Cornelia’s ties to Sulla’s enemies. Caesar decides to flee Rometo the court of his friend, King Nicomedes of Bithynia. While traveling in the area, Caesar is captured by pirates. The pirates are engaged in hostilities with Bithynia, and Caesar swears that once he is ransomed, he will return and destroy the pirates.

VI. Monty Python’s Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British religious satire comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python

V. Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was inspired by the life story of the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, Spartacus, and the events of the Third Servile War.

IV. Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal  is an Italian 1937 historical film that focuses on Publius Cornelius Scipio (Scipio Africanus) from the time of his election as dictator until his defeat of Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC.

III. Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1945 British Technicolor film. In this philosophical coming-of-age film, an aging Julius Caesar takes possession of the Egyptian capital city of Alexandria, and tries to resolve a feud between young Princess Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy. During the resulting sometimes-murderous court intrigues, Caesar develops a special relationship with Cleopatra, and teaches her how to use her royal power.

II. Caesar the Conqueror is a 1962 Italian film . The scenario is based on Julius Caesar’s Commentarii de Bello Gallico.


I. Julius Caesar is a 1953 epic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare,. The film stars Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, JohnGielgud as Cassius, Louis Calhern as Julius Caesar, Edmond O’Brien as Casca, Greer Garson as Calpurnia, and Deborah Kerr as Portia.

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