10 best movies like Spartacus (1960)

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Movies similar to Spartacus (1960): Gladiator, The Eagle, Origin, King Arthur, The Siege of Jadotville, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Medici: Masters of Florence, Free State of Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, Pompeii.

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Gladiator (2000)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.5)
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
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 Eagle (2011)
    Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.2)
    Genredrama, history
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:54
    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.

      Origin (2018)
      Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.1)
      Genrehorror, fantastic
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Duration02:30
      CharactersAliens
      PlotSurvival, Survival
      PlaceSpace, Space, Spaceships
      TimeFuture, Future
      StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men

        A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

        King Arthur (2004)
        Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
        Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
        CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
        Duration02:06
        CharactersKings, Knights, Military, Horses, Wizards
        PlotRevenge, Adventure, War, Freedom
        PlaceRoman Empire, Scotland
        TimeMiddle Ages

          The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

          The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
          Markimdb: 7.2
          Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
          CountryRepublic of Ireland, South Africa
          Duration02:07
          CharactersSoldier, Military
          PlotWar, Political, Power, Freedom, Revenge, Survival, Justice, Uprising, On real events
          PlaceIreland
          StyleTense, Action, Disturbing, Interesting

            Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

            Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
            Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.8)
            Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
            CountryUSA
            Duration02:08
            PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Uprising, Cheating, Fear
            PlaceSpace, Spaceships
            TimeFuture
            StyleExciting, Tense

              A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring a new hope to the galaxy.

              Medici: Masters of Florence (2016)
              Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
              Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, biography, history
              CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy, France
              Duration01:46
              CharactersLovers
              PlotPolitics, Mystery, Political, Jealousy, Viruses, Mystery, Viruses
              PlaceItaly
              StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Atmospheric, Spectacular

                The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

                Free State of Jones (2016)
                Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
                Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
                CountryUSA
                Duration02:49
                CharactersDogs, Snake
                PlotWar, Survival, Justice, Freedom, Slavery, Uprising, On real events
                PlaceCourt

                  In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

                  Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
                  Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
                  Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration02:39
                  CharactersSuperhero
                  PlotSuperpowers, Death
                  PlaceUSA
                  StyleNetflix, Spectacular

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

                    Pompeii (2014)
                    Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
                    Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
                    CountryCanada, Germany
                    Duration01:45
                    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.

                      Centurion (2010)
                      Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
                      Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
                      CountryUnited Kingdom, France
                      Duration01:37
                      CharactersSoldier, Military
                      PlotAdventure, Survival, War
                      PlaceRoman Empire, England
                      StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

                        Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

                        3% (2016)
                        Mark1 (imdb: 7.4)
                        Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
                        CountryBrazil
                        Duration02:14
                        CharactersPoor, Losers, Rich, Teenagers
                        PlotUprising, Survival, Technology, Relationship, Fate, Power
                        TimeFuture
                        StyleNetflix

                          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.

                          Alexander (2004)
                          Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.6)
                          Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
                          CountryGermany, USA, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Italy
                          Duration02:55
                          CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
                          PlotAdventure, Love, Travel, Power, Intrigue, War, Death, Fate, Betrayal
                          PlaceGreece
                          StyleTense

                            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.

                            The Magicians (2015)
                            Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
                            Genrefantasy, adventure
                            CountryUSA
                            Duration01:33
                            CharactersWizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers
                            PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel
                            PlaceParallel worlds, School, College
                            StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

                              Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

                              Revolution (1985)
                              Markimdb: 5.3
                              Genredrama, adventure, military, history
                              CountryUnited Kingdom, Norway, USA, Germany
                              CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
                              PlotAdventure, Rivalry, War, Political, Revolution, Uprising
                              PlaceNew York
                              Time18th century
                              StyleTense

                                New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

                                Ben-Hur (1959)
                                Mark7
                                Genredrama, adventure, military, history
                                CountryUSA
                                Duration03:32
                                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.

                                  Poldark (2015)
                                  Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
                                  Genremelodrama, drama, history
                                  CountryUnited Kingdom
                                  Duration01:44
                                  CharactersPoor
                                  PlotRelationship, Love triangle
                                  PlaceEngland
                                  StyleFascinating

                                    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.

                                    The Pride and the Passion (1957)
                                    Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
                                    CountryUSA
                                    Duration02:00
                                    CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
                                    PlotAdventure, Survival, War, Love triangle
                                    Time19th century
                                    StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating, Romantic, By books

                                      During the Napoleonic Wars, when the French have occupied Spain, some Spanish guerrilla soldiers are going to move a big cannon across Spain in order to help the British defeat the French. A British officer is there to accompany the Spanish and along the way, he falls in love with the leader's girl.

                                      Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
                                      Mark1 (imdb: 6.6)
                                      Genreaction, drama, history
                                      CountryUSA
                                      Duration01:41
                                      CharactersGladiators, Heroes
                                      PlotRivalry, Death, Love, Intrigue, Slavery, Fight
                                      PlaceRoman Empire
                                      StyleSoulful

                                        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.

                                        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.




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