10 best movies like Gladiator (2000)

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Movies similar to Gladiator (2000): Django Unchained, Marvel's Luke Cage, Alexander, Poldark, Hirokin: The Last Samurai, Outlander, Bruc: The Manhunt, The Patriot, Ash vs Evil Dead, The Beast of War.

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Django Unchained (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
CharactersLifeguards, Hunters, Heroes, Partners
PlotRevenge, Slavery, Love, Fight, The escape, Skirmishes, Rivalry, Freedom
PlaceUSA, Mansions, Wild West
StyleWorth watching, Heavy, Fascinating

    With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

    Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
    Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
    PlotSuperpowers, Death
    StyleNetflix, Spectacular

      Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

      Alexander (2004)
      Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.6)
      Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
      CountryGermany, USA, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Italy
      CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
      PlotAdventure, Love, Travel, Power, Intrigue, War, Death, Fate, Betrayal

        Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

        Poldark (2015)
        Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
        Genremelodrama, drama, history
        CountryUnited Kingdom
        PlotRelationship, Love triangle

          Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

          Hirokin: The Last Samurai (2012)
          Markimdb: 3.3
          Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
          CharactersHeroes, Warriors
          PlotAdventure, Revenge, Rivalry, Freedom, Uprising
          StyleHeavy, For men

            In a planet where humans must scavenge the post-apocalyptic barren wasteland, Hirokin – a reluctant warrior with a dark past – sets off on mission to fulfill his destiny. Having fought to the death to save his wife and son from the planets evil dictator – Griffin – and his elite army of hunters, the lone warrior is left for dead in the vast desert. Armed with his samurai blade, Hirokin is forced to choose between avenging the murder of his family and fighting for the freedom his people. In a twist of fate and with a small rebellion by his side Hirokin s vision finally becomes clear.

            Outlander (2014)
            Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.4)
            Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
            CountryUSA, United Kingdom
            CharactersNurses, Soldier
            PlotTime travel, Adventures, Love triangle
            StyleTo cry, Spectacular, Fascinating

              The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

              Bruc: The Manhunt (2010)
              Markimdb: 5.6
              Genreadventure, history
              CharactersMusicians, Soldier, Heroes, Military, Wolves
              PlotRevenge, The escape, War, Adventure, Rivalry, Uprising
              StyleAction, Heavy

                Spain, 1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked retreat. When the news reaches Napoleon, he furiously orders the captain of the Imperial Guard to bring back the head of the young hero responsible for his army's defeat…

                The Patriot (2000)
                Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
                Genreaction, drama, military, history
                CountryUSA, Germany
                CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
                PlotRevenge, Revolution, Rivalry, Death, War, Freedom, Uprising
                Time18th century
                StyleHeavy, Fascinating, Patriotic

                  After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

                  Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
                  Markimdb: 8.4
                  Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy
                  CharactersHeroes, Zombie, Demons, Zombie, Demons
                  PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Survival, Viruses
                  StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

                    Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who’s spent the last three decades avoiding maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead. But when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, he’s forced to face his demons — both metaphorical and literal.

                    The Beast of War (1988)
                    Mark2 (imdb: 7.3)
                    CharactersSoldier, Military, Heroes
                    PlotWar, Survival, Revenge, Adventure, Fate, False accusations, Betrayal
                    StyleDepressive, Heavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

                      During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.

                      The 300 Spartans (1962)
                      Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
                      Genredrama, adventure, military, history
                      CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Warriors, Military
                      PlotAdventure, Rivalry, War
                      PlaceSparta, Greece
                      StyleHeavy, Exciting, For men

                        Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.

                        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.

                          Locke & Key (2020)
                          Markimdb: 7.4
                          Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
                          CountryCanada, USA
                          PlaceParallel worlds

                            Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

                            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.

                                Warfighter (2018)
                                Markimdb: 4.2
                                Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
                                CharactersWarriors, Heroes, Soldier, Military
                                PlotRivalry, Martial Arts, War, Travel, Hockey
                                StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing

                                  Rusty Wittenburg is a Navy SEAL struggling to balance his family life and his job. He fights daily to maintain the line between reality and the nightmares his PTSD conjures up for him. Dedicated to his team and his mission, he is willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow brothers and teammates.

                                  Into the Badlands (2015)
                                  Mark10 (imdb: 8)
                                  Genreaction, drama, adventure
                                  CharactersHeroes, Warriors
                                  PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Revenge, Rivalry, Death, Love, Skirmishes, Chase
                                  TimePost apocalypse
                                  StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

                                    In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.

                                    Last Knights (2015)
                                    Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
                                    Genreaction, drama, adventure
                                    CountryUnited Kingdom, South Korea
                                    CharactersKillers, Friends, Warriors, Emperors, Heroes, Knights
                                    PlotFidelity, Revenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Justice
                                    TimeMiddle Ages
                                    StyleFor men, Exciting, Depressive, Tense

                                      When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.

                                      3% (2016)
                                      Mark1 (imdb: 7.4)
                                      Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
                                      CharactersPoor, Losers, Rich, Teenagers
                                      PlotUprising, Survival, Technology, Relationship, Fate, Power

                                        In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

                                        The Dead Lands (2014)
                                        Markimdb: 6.3
                                        CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom
                                        CharactersHeroes, Warriors, Cannibals
                                        PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Rivalry, Martial Arts, Chase
                                        StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing

                                          Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by Wirepa, Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden “Dead Lands” and forge an uneasy alliance with a mysterious warrior, a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.