The Magnificent Gladiators (Gladiator films)

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1. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 118,713 | Gross: $30.00M

2. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 213,469

3. The Arena (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure

In ancient Rome audiences have grown tired of viewing gladiators fight to the death. Something new is needed--women. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Margaret Markov, Pam Grier, Lucretia Love, Paul Muller

Votes: 1,218

4. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget

Votes: 3,211 | Gross: $26.00M

5. The Arena (I) (2001)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Action

In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - ... See full summary »

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Karen McDougal, Lisa Dergan, Olga Sutulova, Yuliya Chicherina

Votes: 596

6. The Revolt of the Seven (1964)

85 min | Adventure

Milo, tyrant of Sparta, has betrayed the Achea League. The evidence of betrayal is hidden by one of the rebels who is killed before he can reveal the hiding place to his friend Keros.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Tony Russel, Massimo Serato, Nando Gazzolo, Livio Lorenzon

Votes: 85

7. Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

The story of Spartacus and 10 other gladiators who rebelled against the bloody coliseum sports. They escape and are faced at every turn by Roman soldiers bent on taking them back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Nostro | Stars: Dan Vadis, Helga Liné, Giovanni Di Benedetto, Giovanni Vari

Votes: 186

8. Triumph of the Ten Gladiators (1964)

106 min | Action, Drama

The ten gladiators are hired to travel to Arbela, a small country on the outskirts of the Roman Empire to learn if Parthia is planning to war with Rome. Upon arriving, the heroes decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Nostro | Stars: Dan Vadis, Helga Liné, Stelio Candelli, Halina Zalewska

Votes: 76

9. History's Mysteries (1998–2011)
Episode: The True Story of Gladiators (2001)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

They began as slaves, prisoners of war, the damned of ancient Roman society. Yet a few would become wealthy and famous--the sports stars of their day.

Director: Douglas Brooks West | Stars: David Ackroyd, Alison Futrell, Arthur Kent, Donald Kyle

Votes: 20

10. The Ten Gladiators (1963)

104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Roccia and a band of fellow gladiators join forces with a patrician named Glaucus Valerius to replace Nero, (and his evil henchman, Tigelinus), with a new emperor: Servius Galba. During the... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Roger Browne, José Greci, Dan Vadis, Franca Parisi

Votes: 86

11. I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Brad Harris, Dan Vadis

Votes: 420

12. The Magnificent Gladiator (1964)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Attalus, a war prisoner by Rome, proves his valor in the arena, becomes a gladiator trainer, conquers the women's hearts and the men's envy, and saves Rome from a political plot to a usurper to occupy the throne.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Mark Forest, Marilù Tolo, Paolo Gozlino, Jolanda Modio

Votes: 63

13. Cyclops (2008 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The corrupt Emperor Tiberius forces his bravest general, Marcus, to subdue the monstrous Cyclops that has been decimating the countryside. Once the Cyclops is brought to the dungeons, ... See full summary »

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Eric Roberts, Kevin Stapleton, Frida Farrell, Craig Archibald

Votes: 1,347

14. Amazons and Gladiators (2001)

R | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

A slave dancer is freed from her Roman masters by an Amazon warrior and is trained as an Amazon warrior and seeks vengeance on the ambitious corrupt Roman general who attacked her village and slain her family.

Director: Zachary Weintraub | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jennifer Rubin, Richard Norton, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 1,183

15. Cabiria (1914)

Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Cabiria is a Roman child when her home is destroyed by a volcano. Sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in a temple, is saved by Fulvio, a Roman spy. But danger lurks, and hatred between Rome and Carthage can only lead to war.

Director: Giovanni Pastrone | Stars: Italia Almirante-Manzini, Lidia Quaranta, Bartolomeo Pagano, Carolina Catena

Votes: 2,936

16. The Two Gladiators (1964)

100 min | Action, Drama

Once upon a time there were born two twin boys to Emperor Marcus Aurelius and for reasons of dynasty the birth of twins was kept secret. One of the twins was supposed to be drowned at birth... See full summary »

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Richard Harrison, Moira Orfei, Alberto Farnese, Mimmo Palmara

Votes: 114

17. Seven Rebel Gladiators (1965)

90 min | Adventure, History

The ruthless Roman tribune, Vadio, joins forces with the evil Morakeb to take over the throne of Aristea, usurping King Krontal and stealing away his lovely daughter in the process. ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Roger Browne, José Greci, Alfio Caltabiano, Harold Bradley

Votes: 45

18. I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, Brad Harris, Dan Vadis

Votes: 420

19. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, History

A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,870

20. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 103,406 | Gross: $23.22M

21. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

90 Metascore

After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 209,610 | Gross: $74.70M

22. Ben-Hur (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

38 Metascore

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 39,748 | Gross: $26.41M

23. The Legend of Hercules (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

22 Metascore

The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee

Votes: 51,423 | Gross: $18.85M

24. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 331 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 120,938

25. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 132,680 | Gross: $39.57M

26. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 14,178 | Gross: $1.14M

27. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,697 | Gross: $36.00M

28. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Drama, History

After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as a gladiator, a slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen, Rhona Mitra

Votes: 5,288

29. Empire (2005)

TV-14 | 360 min | Action, Drama, History

Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.

Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Vincent Regan, Emily Blunt, James Frain

Votes: 1,550

30. The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

Votes: 2,762

31. Barabbas (1961)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 5,348

32. Barbarian Queen (1985)

R | 72 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The sword-wielding warrior, Amethea, embarks on a life-or-death mission to liberate her sister from the clutches of an evil monarch. However, only torture and death await her. Can a man alone break the will of the valiant Barbarian Queen?

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Lana Clarkson, Katt Shea, Frank Zagarino, Dawn Dunlap

Votes: 1,857

33. Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith

Votes: 1,518

34. The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, History

A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.

Director: Mario Bonnard | Stars: Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey, Barbara Carroll

Votes: 989

35. Amazons and Gladiators (2001)

R | 94 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

A slave dancer is freed from her Roman masters by an Amazon warrior and is trained as an Amazon warrior and seeks vengeance on the ambitious corrupt Roman general who attacked her village and slain her family.

Director: Zachary Weintraub | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jennifer Rubin, Richard Norton, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 1,183

36. Battle of the Amazons (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy

A tribe of vicious female warriors terrorizes the countryside, and especially the males, until one day the men and some local villagers decide to fight back.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Lincoln Tate, Lucretia Love, Paola Tedesco, Mirta Miller

Votes: 178

37. The Amazons (1973)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

A story of a tribe of Amazons in the age of swords and chariots. The film opens with the tribe holding physical contests to select a new queen. Since there are no men in the tribe, they ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Alena Johnston, Sabine Sun, Rosanna Yanni, Malisa Longo

Votes: 300

38. The Final Inquiry (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 35 A.D., a Roman tribune is sent to Palestine to investigate the death and possible resurrection of a certain Jesus from Nasareth.

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Daniele Liotti, Dolph Lundgren, Mónica Cruz, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 1,166

39. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 893

40. The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

310 min | Action, Drama, History

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Beatty, Brian Blessed, Ernest Borgnine, Nicholas Clay

Votes: 481

41. Warrior Queen (1987)

R | 79 min | Drama

In ancient Pompeii, slaves are bought and sold for household chores and sex. A mysterious queen moves among the elite, meantime secretly helping the slaves to escape. Eventually her life is... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Sybil Danning, Donald Pleasence, Rick Hill, Josephine Jacqueline Jones

Votes: 438

42. Goliath and the Sins of Babylon (1963)

80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Goliath battles for the freedom of the Babylonian people.

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Mark Forest, José Greci, Giuliano Gemma, Erno Crisa

Votes: 193

43. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 378

44. Androcles and the Lion (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion.

Directors: Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young, Robert Newton

Votes: 743

45. Challenge of the Gladiator (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Treacherous Roman senator Lucius Quintilius plans a secret journey into Thrace to recover a legendary treasure. He is accompanied by his daughter Livia posing as a Christian slave girl, his... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Peter Lupus, Massimo Serato, Livio Lorenzon, Gloria Milland

Votes: 57