List of films set in ancient Rome

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This page lists films set in the city of Rome during the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire. Where films are only partly set in Rome, they are so noted.

The Roman Kingdom

Roman Republic

Early Roman Republic

Second Punic War

Third Servile War

Julius Caesar


The Roman Empire

1st century BC

  • Empire (TV series) (2005)
  • Imperium: Augustus (2003)
  • Rome (2005-2007) – 22-episode TV series, a joint British-American-Italian production on Rome's transition from Republic to Empire (dir. by Michael Apted)

The Life of Jesus Christ

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Reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius

Reign of Nero

Boudica's Revolt

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Flavian Dynasty

85-110 AD

Reign of Hadrian

The Eagle of the Ninth (1977) a six-part BBC mini-series, based on the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff, starring Anthony Higgins

Reign of Antoninus Pius

Reign of Commodus

250-272 AD

Reign of Diocletian

  • Sebastiane (1976) – homoerotical version of the legend of St Sebastian ; remarkable also as the first film entirely recorded in Latin

310-315 AD (Age of Constantine)

Attila the Hun

Late Empire


See also

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