Tag: roman-empire

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) 7.7

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

When Julius Cesar fears, that he will probably never be able to defeat the gaulic village of Asterix and his friends, he has the idea of offering the Gauls a deal: if they are able to solve twelve tasks that he selected,...

Ben-Hur (1959) 8.1

Ben-Hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At firs...

The Sign of the Cross (1932) 6.9

The Sign of the Cross (1932)

After burning Rome, Emperor Nero decides to blame the Christians, and issues the edict that they are all to be caught and sent to the arena. Two old Christians are caught, and about to be hauled off, when Marcus, the hig...

Story of Judas (2015) 5.4

Story of Judas (2015)

The last days of Jesus into Jerusalem, from the perspective of an unexpected Judas, presented as the closest of his disciples....

Centurion (2010) 6.4

Centurion (2010)

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 des...

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) 6.7

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Intent on securing peace and prosperity throughout the mighty Roman Empire, the wise diplomat, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, calls together the local governors from all over the Empire, after conquering the Germanic tribes. W...

“Caesar” (2002) (mini) 6.6

“Caesar” (2002) (mini)

Epic look at Julius Caesar, Rome's last dictator, whose death also signaled the end of the Roman Republic. Chronicles his campaigns in Gaul and Egypt, his rivalry with General Pompey, and his eventual assassination at th...

Patmos-1985 5.4

Patmos-1985

The elderly apostle John lives as a prisoner in the penal colony on the island of Patmos, where he gets inspiration to write the Book of Revelation.::Anonymous...

The Arena-1974 5.3

The Arena-1974

Two thousand years ago, the people of Rome are so blasée, so used to violence, that entertaining them becomes a political problem. Someone suggests, after a hectic girl fight in a kitchen between a Nubian and a Viking sl...

Asterix and the Big Fight-1989 6.4

Asterix and the Big Fight-1989

When the druid Panoramix is attacked by some roman soldiers, Obelix drives them away by throwing a menhir on them - which accidentally hits Panoramix. After this the druid has lost his memory and can not remember the for...

Paul, Apostle of Christ-2018 6.6

Paul, Apostle of Christ-2018

The setting is Mamertine Prison in Rome where Paul has been imprisoned because he has been deemed a threat to the Roman Empire. Emperor Nero has sentenced him to death. Paul's long journey to this place has been eventful...

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion-2018 6.8

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion-2018

Following a fall during mistletoe picking, Druid Panoramix decides that it is time to secure the future of the village. Accompanied by Astérix and Obelix, he undertakes to travel the Gallic world in search of a talented ...

Asterix in Britain-1986 7.1

Asterix in Britain-1986

The diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion, set out on a mission to deliver a barrel of their druid's famous magic potion to he...

Gladiator-2000 8.5

Gladiator-2000

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximu...

Quo Vadis-1951 7.2

Quo Vadis-1951

Returning to Rome after three years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor) meets Lygia (Deborah Kerr) and falls in love with her, though as a Christian, she wants nothing to do with a warrior. Though she g...

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar-1999 5.9

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar-1999

The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius ...

Spartacus-1960 7.9

Spartacus-1960

In 73 B.C., a Thracian slave leads a revolt at a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus (Sir Peter Ustinov). The uprising soon spreads across the Italian Peninsula involving thousand of slaves. The plan is to acqui...

Ben-Hur-1959 8.1

Ben-Hur-1959

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At firs...

Son of God-2014 5.7

Son of God-2014

The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.::Anonymous...

Cleopatra-1963 7

Cleopatra-1963

In 48 B.C., Caesar pursues Pompey from Pharsalia to Egypt. Ptolemy, now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra, attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head of Pompey, bo...

Agora-2009 7.2

Agora-2009

Alexandria, 391 AD: Hypatia teaches astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy. Her student Orestes is in love with her, as is Davus, her personal slave. As the city's Christians, led by Ammonius and Cyril, gain political po...

Sebastiane-1976 6.1

Sebastiane-1976

300 A.D. : the Roman Sebastianus is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men. Weakened by their desires, these men turn to homosexual activities to satisfy their needs. However, Sebastianus becomes the tar...

Ben-Hur-2016 5.7

Ben-Hur-2016

A Jewish nobleman, Judah Ben-Hur, and his adopted Roman brother Messala are best friends despite their different origins. Messala enlists in the Roman army and fights in the Roman Empire's wars in Germany. Ben-Hur also d...

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods-2014 6.9

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods-2014

In order to wipe out the Gaulish village by any means necessary, Caesar plans to absorb the villagers into Roman culture by having an estate built next to the village to start a new Roman colony.::Anonymous...