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1. Spartacus (2010–2013)

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

8.5
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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: 210,262

2. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 704,222 | Gross: $210.61M

3. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.4
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell).

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 31,943 | Gross: $23.44M

4. Spartacus (1960)

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

7.9
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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: 116,173 | Gross: $30.00M

5. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 39,126

6. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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72 Metascore

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 114,688 | Gross: $30.08M

7. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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43 Metascore

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 130,867 | Gross: $39.57M

8. Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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: 27,201 | Gross: $57.78M

9. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Robert Trebor

Votes: 25,924

10. Deathstalker (1983)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them... See full summary »

Director: James Sbardellati | Stars: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 3,761 | Gross: $11.92M

11. Young Hercules (1998–1999)

Not Rated | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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The adventures of Hercules as a boy, during his time at a training academy for warriors.

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Dean O'Gorman, Chris Conrad, Jodie Rimmer

Votes: 1,592

12. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 6,463 | Gross: $28.80M

13. Hercules (1983)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.0
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The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,273 | Gross: $10.68M

14. The Egyptian (1954)

Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,311

15. Kull the Conqueror (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

4.9
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A barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.

Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot

Votes: 7,434 | Gross: $6.09M

16. Barabbas (1961)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 5,243

17. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget

Votes: 3,142 | Gross: $26.00M

18. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,508

19. The 300 Spartans (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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A small Army of Greeks spearheaded by three hundred Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian Army.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Votes: 6,340

20. The Loves of Hercules (1960)

Not Rated | 98 min | Fantasy, Adventure

3.1
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Hercules must save his true love from an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay, Massimo Serato, Tina Gloriani

Votes: 914

21. Hannibal (1959)

103 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.2
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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: 627

22. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,853

23. Duel of the Titans (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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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: 508

24. Young Hercules (1998 Video)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action

5.6
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This a prequel to the popular television series. In it a young Hercules, wanting to impress Zeus tries to recover something that his half-brother Ares stole from Zeus. But when his friend ... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Ian Bohen, Dean O'Gorman, Chris Conrad, Johna Stewart-Bowden

Votes: 600

25. Nero and Poppea - An Orgy of Power (1982)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

4.6
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History tells us that Nero was the Emperor who fiddled while Rome burned. What you would expect from a decadent Roman Empire on the decline are all shown here by the late Bruno Mattei. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia | Stars: Piotr Stanislas, Françoise Blanchard, Patricia Derek, Gino Turini

Votes: 73

26. The Mighty Hercules (I) (1963–1966)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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The adventures of the heroic demigod of Greek mythology.

Stars: Jimmy Tapp, Gerry Bascombe, Helene Nickerson, Jack Mercer

Votes: 257

27. The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Vicki Trickett

Votes: 882 | Gross: $4.36M

28. The Giant of Marathon (1959)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.

Directors: Jacques Tourneur, Bruno Vailati, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Mylène Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni, Alberto Lupo

Votes: 737

29. Il Futuro (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

5.9
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80 Metascore

When their parents die, Bianca starts to smoke and Tomas is still a virgin. The orphans explore the dangerous streets of adulthood until Bianca finds Maciste, a retired Mr. Universe, and enters his dark mansion in search of a future.

Director: Alicia Scherson | Stars: Manuela Martelli, Luigi Ciardo, Rutger Hauer, Nicolas Vaporidis

Votes: 935 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Gladiators 7 (1962)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Framed for the escape of five gladiators from the arena, the son of one of Sparta's leading citizens is sentenced to the arena as gladiator himself and forced to fight for his life in the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Lazaga | Stars: Richard Harrison, Loredana Nusciak, Livio Lorenzon, Gérard Tichy

Votes: 154

31. Super Stooges vs the Wonder Women (1974)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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Three men with supernatural powers interfere in a tribal warfare to prevent evil Amazons destroying the inhabitants of a village.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Aldo Canti, Marc Hannibal, Hua Yueh, Malisa Longo

Votes: 210

32. Knives of the Avenger (1966)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure

5.8
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A mysterious, knife-throwing Viking warrior protects a young peasant woman and her son from the clutches of a evil regent bent on claiming the title of King and the woman for himself.

Directors: Mario Bava, Leopoldo Savona | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Luciano Pollentin

Votes: 746

33. The Loves of Salammbo (1960)

72 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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During the 3rd century B.C. a horde of barbarians are hired by the Phoenian city of Carthage to fight against the Roman empire, but when the city's ruler is unable to fulfill the promised ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Jeanne Valérie, Jacques Sernas, Edmund Purdom, Arnoldo Foà

Votes: 61

34. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Georges Marchal, Folco Lulli, Chelo Alonso

Votes: 194

35. The Trojan Horse (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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A retelling of the events leading to the use of the Trojan Horse, to bring down the great city of Troy.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Steve Reeves, Juliette Mayniel, John Drew Barrymore, Edy Vessel

Votes: 395

36. Cyclops (2008 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

2.9
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The corrupt Emperor Tiberius forces his bravest general, Marcus, to subdue the monstrous Cyclops that has been decimating the countryside. Once the Cyclops is brought to the dungeons, ... See full summary »

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Eric Roberts, Kevin Stapleton, Frida Farrell, Craig Archibald

Votes: 1,340

37. The Avenger (1962)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

5.2
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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: 332

38. La rivolta degli schiavi (1960)

TV-PG | 102 min | Adventure

5.5
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During the later years of the Roman Empire, the daughter of a wealthy patrician falls in love with a Christian slave.

Director: Nunzio Malasomma | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Lang Jeffries, Darío Moreno, Ettore Manni

Votes: 160

39. Poppea's Hot Nights (1969)

94 min | Comedy

4.6
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The busty and famous Poppea loves to seduce the Roman patricians to keep them firmly in hand.

Director: Guido Malatesta | Stars: Olga Schoberová, Brad Harris, Gia Sandri, Howard Ross

Votes: 64

40. Scipione l'africano (1937)

83 min | Drama, History, War

5.5
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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: 231

41. Constantine and the Cross (1961)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.9
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Biopic of Constantine the Great, set between 293-312 AD, from his days as Tribune to his accession as Roman Emperor of Gaul under the tetrarchy system and ending with his battle against the usurper Roman Emperor Maxentius in Rome.

Director: Lionello De Felice | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Belinda Lee, Massimo Serato, Christine Kaufmann

Votes: 372

42. Nefertite, regina del Nilo (1961)

97 min | Drama, History

5.3
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Chronicles the rise and fall of the woman who eventually became known as Queen Nefertiti.

Director: Fernando Cerchio | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Edmund Purdom, Amedeo Nazzari

Votes: 241

43. Samson vs. the Vampires (1961)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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Goliath must save the kidnapped women of his village from an evil zombie leader who needs their blood to feed his soldiers.

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Giacomo Gentilomo | Stars: Gordon Scott, Leonora Ruffo, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale

Votes: 281

44. Romulus and the Sabines (1961)

98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.8
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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: 259

45. Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.7
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Strongman Maciste must battle the one-eyed Cyclops monster that is ravaging the land of Sadok, while at the same time fending off the advances of the evil Queen Capys, who wants to do a little ravaging of her own.

Director: Antonio Leonviola | Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Dante DiPaolo

Votes: 229

46. Apocalypse Rising (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.0
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They came from a doomed world to save us from the same fate.

Director: Richard Lowry | Stars: Hunter Alexes Parker, Shane Samples, Justin Lebrun, Johanna Rae

Votes: 687

47. Spartacus the Gladiator (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, History

6.5
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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: 99

48. Son of Samson (1960)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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Maciste travels to Egypt, where he leads a revolt against an evil queen.

Director: Carlo Campogalliani | Stars: Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Angelo Zanolli

Votes: 152

49. Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)

Unrated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.6
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Two musclemen come up against a tribe of Amazon women.

Director: Vittorio Sala | Stars: Dorian Gray, Rod Taylor, Gianna Maria Canale, Ed Fury

Votes: 381

50. Vengeance of Hercules (1960)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.3
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A warrior returning home to his country must battle giant bats, three-headed dogs and a vicious dragon to save his wife, and his people, from the machinations of an evil ruler.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Mark Forest, Broderick Crawford, Gaby André, Renato Terra

Votes: 394



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