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The Best Rome Movies and TV Shows

Finding a good Rome movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Rome movies and TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Gladiator

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8.5/10
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91/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Life of Brian

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8.1/10
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Released: 1979Rated: R
Comedy, Cult

What it's about: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. Rome

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85/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 22 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 22 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Hercules

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Released: 1997Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Spartacus

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83/100
Released: 1960Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Ben-Hur

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Released: 1959Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Spartacus

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Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Starz). 33 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 39 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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8. Prometheus

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. The Last Temptation of Christ

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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

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7.2/10
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76/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. All the Money in the World

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Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. Hail, Caesar!

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76/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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13. Julius Caesar

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71/100
Released: 1953
Drama, History

What it's about: The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Quo Vadis

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70/100
Released: 1951
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Coriolanus

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70/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues. When a riot results in his expulsion from Rome, Coriolanus seeks out his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius. Together, the pair vow to destroy the great city.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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16. Clash of the Titans

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69/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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17. Mermaids

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate, hope that they can finally settle down. But when Charlotte's attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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18. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

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68/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is a Starz television mini-series and prequel to Spartacus, which premiered January 21, 2011. The series follows the character Gannicus, the first gladiator representing Lentulus Batiatus to become Champion of Capua.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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19. I, Claudius

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8.8/10
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68/100
Year: 1976-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: Acclaimed blackly comic historical drama series. Set amidst a web of power, corruption and lies, it chronicles the reigns of the Roman emperors - Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and finally Claudius.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Agora

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67/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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21. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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6.9/10
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67/100
Released: 1966
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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22. The Fall of the Roman Empire

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Released: 1964
Drama, History

What it's about: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Britannia

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6.6/10
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66/100
Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: An epic drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure - returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia - a mysterious land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld. Or so they say.

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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24. King Arthur

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Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Cinemax), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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25. Risen

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6.2/10
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66/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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26. The Passion of the Christ

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7.1/10
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66/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on Christ's suffering, especially on the part of the Jewish community. The film's languages are Arabic, Latin and Hebrew and it's actors are laymen which was controversially received as well.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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27. Paul, Apostle of Christ

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6.6/10
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66/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul's death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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28. Centurion

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6.4/10
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65/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Warriors Gangsters) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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29. Cabiria

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7.1/10
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65/100
Released: 1914
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to god Moloch, Cabiria is rescued by both Fulvio Axilla, a Roman noble, and his giant slave Maciste. Maciste is captured just after having confided Cabiria to Sophinisbe's safe keeping, while Fulvio Axilla manages to escape from Carthage. Ten years went away with Punic wars before he is able to come back to Carthage...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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30. King of Kings

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64/100
Released: 1961Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. Three Ages

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7.1/10
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63/100
Released: 1923
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The rituals of courtship, romantic rivalry and love play out three times as a man vies with a villain for the girl. In the Stone Age, the rivalry is set off by dinosaurs, a turtle used as a ouija board, and a round of golf with stones. In ancient Rome, the men display their brawn through a chariot race, using dogs instead of horses. In contemporary times, the man finds himself overcome by modernity, including a very fragile car.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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32. Mary Shelley

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63/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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33. Arranged

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Released: 2007
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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34. Ben-Hur

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62/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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35. The Eagle

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Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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36. Pompeii

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60/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, History

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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37. A.D. The Bible Continues

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7.4/10
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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: "A.D. The Bible Continues" picks up where the smash hit miniseries "The Bible" left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. The immediate aftermath of Christ's death had a massive impact on his disciples, his mother, Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, completely altering the entire world in an instant. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, "A.D. The Bible Continues" will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and spread the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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38. The Rite

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59/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Seminary student Michael Kovak reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. Plebs

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8.0/10
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58/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Comedy

What it's about: Sitcom about three desperate young men from the suburbs who try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - which just happens to be ancient Rome.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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40. The Robe

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6.7/10
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58/100
Released: 1953
Drama, History

What it's about: Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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41. Cleopatra

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58/100
Released: 1963Rated: G
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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42. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix

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7.7/10
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58/100
Released: 1976Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Asterix and Obelix depart on an adventure to complete twelve impossible tasks to prove to Caesar that they are as strong as the Gods. You'll roar with laughter as they outwit, outrun, and generally outrage the very people who are trying to prove them "only human".

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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43. Roman Empire

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56/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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44. Rocky Road to Dublin

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7.8/10
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56/100
Released: 1968
Documentary

What it's about: Rocky Road to Dublin is a 1968 documentary film by Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and French cinematographer Raoul Coutard, examining the contemporary state of the Republic of Ireland, posing the question, “what do you do with your revolution once you’ve got it?” It argues that Ireland was dominated by cultural isolationism, Gaelic and clerical traditionalism at the time of its making.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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45. Sebastiane

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6.1/10
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55/100
Released: 1976
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Rome, AD 303. Emperor Diocletian demotes his favourite, Sebastian, from captain of the palace guard to the rank of common soldier and banishes him to a remote coastal outpost where his fellow soldiers, weakened by their desires, turn to homosexual activities to satisfy their needs. Sebastian becomes the target of lust for the officer Severus, but repeatedly rejects the man's advances. Castigated for his Christian faith, he is tortured, humiliated and ultimately killed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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46. Demetrius and the Gladiators

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Released: 1954
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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47. Barbarians Rising

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7.8/10
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54/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Documentary

What it's about: Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, the series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. But these also were men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come with a centuries-long fight to defeat the sprawling empire.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & History Vault). 4 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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48. The Shoes of the Fisherman

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52/100
Released: 1968Rated: G
Drama

What it's about: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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49. Asterix the Gaul

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6.6/10