Movies about gladiators

List of the best movies about gladiators selected by visitors to our site: Turbo Kid, Pompeii, The Legend of Hercules, Gladiators of Rome, The Eagle, Blood Out, Spartacus, Clash of the Titans, Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death, Held der Gladiatoren
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Turbo Kid (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryCanada, USA, New Zealand
CharactersHeroes, Superhero, Dinosaurs, Cowboys, Bartenders, Gladiators
PlotApocalypse, Loneliness
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, an orphaned teen must battle a ruthless warlord to save the girl of his dreams.

Pompeii (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, Germany
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Horses
PlotDisasters, Volcanoes, Adventure, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, Italy
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersGladiators, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceGreece, Egypt
StyleExciting, For men

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

Gladiators of Rome (2012)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersGladiators, Teens, Heroes, Friends, Family, Wizards
PlaceRoman Empire

It is the age of Imperial Rome.Young Timo is an orphan of Pompeii's terrible eruption, adopted be general Chirone and raised in the famous Gladiator's Academy in Rome. Is this the beginning of a new legend? The legend of a great hero? Not so much! Timo is not exactly gladiator material! He just wants to hang out with his friends, Ciccius and Mauritius, and avoid his stepfather's bizarre training sessions at all costs! However, when Timo meets the lovely Lucilla, he decides to change his life and bring out the valour inside himself - valour that has never shown itself before. Through spells, crazy raids in the woods and terrible trainings of a very personal lady trainer, Timo has to transform himself into the greatest gladiator of all time. And as they say, if "fortune favours the bold" in Rome ... hard times are awaiting Timo!

The Eagle (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, history
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Soldier, Horses
PlotAdventure, Revolution, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, England, Scotland
StyleExciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing, For men

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

Blood Out (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Girlfriends, Gladiators
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Martial Arts, Undercover
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Exciting, For men

When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.

Spartacus (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography, history

Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

Clash of the Titans (2010)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersGods, Witch, Gladiators, Monsters
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Confrontation, Rivalry, Supernatural, Fate, Superpowers

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.

Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death (2003)
Mark3.2 (imdb: 7.1)
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events
PlaceRoman Empire

Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death aka Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story is a 2003 BBC Television docudrama which tells the true story of Verus a gladiator who fought at the Colosseum in Rome.

Held der Gladiatoren (2003)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryGermany, Austria

Germanus, a brave gladiator, witnesses the brutal murder of his brother, committed by another fighter. Since then, he will become his worst enemy, with whom he will fight in several fights, each more bitter. One day, Germanus discovers that his sister, also gladiator, maintains a passionate affair with the man who killed the brother of both, without her knowing anything about the crime

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Gladiator (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGladiators, Warriors, Soldier, Heroes, Emperors
PlotRevenge, Power, Love, War, Betrayal, Intrigue, Adventure, Rivalry, Freedom, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, Spain, Mansions
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Fascinating, Interesting

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Witch, Cannibals
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Martial Arts, Treasures, Slavery
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men

A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom, the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria and Subotai. The group comes upon King Osric, who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

Spartacus (1960)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
PlotAdventure, War, Intrigue, Freedom, Slavery, Uprising
PlaceSparta, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Tense

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Ben-Hur (1959)
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Jews, Gladiators
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Political, False accusations, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, history
CharactersGladiators, Heroes
PlotRivalry, Death, Love, Intrigue, Slavery, Fight
PlaceRoman Empire

The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this, and catches the eye of Messalina, wife to Caligula's uncle Claudius. Messalina tempts Demetrius, he winds up fighting in the arena, and wavers in his faith.