Movies about gladiators

Movies about gladiators
List of the best movies about gladiators selected by visitors to our site: Gladiator, The Eagle, Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death, Pompeii, Demetrius and the Gladiators, Immortals, Wrath of the Titans, Spartacus, Quo Vadis, Held der Gladiatoren.

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Genre
Country
Gladiator (2000)
Duration02:35

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.

The Eagle (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

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.

Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death (2003)
Markimdb: 7
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00

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.

Pompeii (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:45

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.

Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

Immortals (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:50

Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.

Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:39

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon.

Spartacus (1960)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:17

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.

Quo Vadis (2001)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryPoland, USA
Duration02:14

Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a pagan's concubine is a severe sin and disgrace. However, when Vinicius is wounded, Lygia cares for him, and starts to reciprocate his feelings. Vinicius, in return, becomes interested in Christian learning and asks Apostle Peter to teach him. In the meantime, Emperor Nero accuses Christians of having started a great fire in Rome. He encourages the imprisonment, torture and murder of his Christian subjects.

Held der Gladiatoren (2003)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration01:37

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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300 (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, fantasy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.

Finnick (2022)
Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryRussia

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn't seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on «his people» and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick's tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city.

The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:39

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.

Ben-Hur (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:34

During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior vs the Roman General.

2020 Texas Gladiators (1983)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryItaly

In a post-apocalyptic Texas, a band of warriors fight against a fascist regime that is trying to take control of all surviving population.

The Last Legion (2007)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy, Bulgaria
Duration01:42

As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.

Ben-Hur (1959)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:32

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.

The Degenerates (1969)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:09

An adaptation of Petronius' satire about the decadent life in ancient Rome. "If you like the Fellini version, you should definitely see this one, too. It's every bit as good and in some ways better."

Gladiatress (2004)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom

Offbeat sword-and-sandals comedy-adventure about three unlikely heroines (Doon Mackichan, Fiona Allen and Sally Phillips) who set out to thwart a Roman invasion and save Celtic Britain in their own unique and outrageous style.

Gladiators of Rome (2012)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:30

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!

Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar (1999)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:49

Set in 50 B.C., Asterix and Obelix are living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path through Gaul to reach the English Channel, Caesar and his aide de camp Detritus discover the secret elixir and capture the Druid leader who knows its formula, and Asterix and Obelix are sent off to rescue them.

Bloodsport (1988)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, United Kingdom
Duration01:22

Asterix and Obelix depart on an adventure to complete twelve impossible tasks to prove to Caesar that they are as strong as the Gods. You'll roar with laughter as they outwit, outrun, and generally outrage the very people who are trying to prove them "only human".

The First King (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, history
CountryItaly, Belgium
Duration01:42

Romulus and Remus, two shepherds and loyal brothers, end up taking part to a journey that will lead one of them to be the founder of the greatest nation ever seen. However, the fate of the chosen one will pass from killing his own brother.

Titus (1999)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, USA
Duration02:42

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.

The Warrior and the Slave Girl (1958)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreadventure
CountryItaly, France, Spain

Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni), a Roman tribune sent to Armenia to put down a gladiators' revolt, captures the rebels' popular leader, Aselepius (Georges Marchal). Princess Amira (Gianna Maria Canale), with ambitions of being Queen and jealous of Asclepius' popularity, plans his death in the arena by substituting a lion for his human opponent

John Carter (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

The 10th Victim (1965)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryItaly, France

In the near future, big wars are avoided by giving individuals with violent tendencies a chance to kill in the Big Hunt. The Hunt is the most popular form of entertainment in the world and also attracts participants who are looking for fame and fortune. It includes ten rounds for each competitor, five as the hunter and five as the victim.




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