10 best movies like Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death (2003)

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Movies similar to Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death (2003): Pompeii, Gladiators of Rome, The Eagle, Amazons and Gladiators, Gladiator, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix, Spartacus, Ben-Hur, Demetrius and the Gladiators, Barabbas.

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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.

    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.

        Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
        Mark6 (imdb: 3.3)
        Genreaction, drama, adventure
        CountryUSA, Germany
        CharactersAmazons, Gladiators, Heroes
        PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Revenge, Martial Arts, Fate
        PlaceRoman Empire
        StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating, For men

          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.

          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.

            The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
            Markimdb: 7.7
            Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
            CharactersGladiators, Family, Heroes, Dogs, Friends, Crocodiles
            PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Racing
            PlaceRoman Empire, France, Village

              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".

              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.

                    Barabbas (2019)
                    Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.2)
                    Genredrama, crime, biography, history
                    PlaceRoman Empire

                      The unique view on the well-known story of Christ's death and resurrection, which we see with the eyes of brigand Barabbas who got away from death on the cross.

                      Once Upon a Time in Bethlehem (2019)
                      Markimdb: 5.2
                      PlaceRoman Empire
                      TimeNew Year
                      StyleLight, Fascinating

                        A thief and a priest end up magically transported in the year 0's Palestine, where they'll have to make sure that the Nativity will follow its course.

                        Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)
                        Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
                        Genrefantasy, cartoon
                        CharactersWarriors, Friends, Partners, Heroes
                        PlotAdventure, Travel
                        PlaceCourt, Village, Roman Empire
                        StyleFor children, Fascinating

                          Following a fall during mistletoe picking, Druid Getafix decides that it is time to secure the future of the village. Accompanied by Asterix and Obelix, he undertakes to travel the Gallic world in search of a talented young druid to transmit the Secret of the Magic Potion.

                          Mary Magdalene (2018)
                          Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.9)
                          CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
                          CharactersStrong women, Horses
                          PlotReligious, Love, Death, Betrayal, Uprising
                          PlaceRoman Empire
                          StyleDeep Meaning, Soulful, Fascinating

                            Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

                            Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
                            Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
                            Genredrama, adventure, history
                            PlaceRoman Empire

                              Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul's death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

                              Risen (2016)
                              Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.3)
                              Genreaction, drama, adventure, detective
                              CharactersSoldier, Horses, Archers
                              PlotWar, Investigation, Revolution, Earthquake, Chase
                              PlaceDeserts, Beach, Ships, Roman Empire
                              StyleUnexpected ending

                                Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

                                Barbarians Rising (2016)
                                Markimdb: 7.8
                                Genreaction, drama, documentary, history
                                PlaceUSA, Roman Empire, Italy, Germany

                                  Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. But these also were men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come with a centuries-long fight to defeat the sprawling empire.

                                  Ben-Hur (2016)
                                  Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
                                  Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
                                  PlotDeath, Slavery, Betrayal, Adoption, Revenge, False accusations, Survival, Justice
                                  PlaceRoman Empire, Deserts, Italy
                                  StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating, For men

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

                                    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.

                                      Killing Jesus (2015)
                                      Markimdb: 4.6
                                      Genredrama, biography, history
                                      PlotReligious, Uprising
                                      PlaceRoman Empire

                                        Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.

                                        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.