The Best Rome Movies on PlutoTV
Finding a good Rome movie 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 of all time streaming on PlutoTV.
1. Roman Holiday
What it's about: Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
2. The Way of the Dragon
What it's about: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).
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, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
4. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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 watch free online (PlutoTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
5. Augustus: The First Emperor
What it's about: Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV).
6. They Call Me Jeeg
What it's about: After accidentally coming into contact with radioactive waste, small-time crook Enzo Ceccotti gains superpowers. A misanthropic, introverted brute, he uses his new powers for personal gain until he meets Alessia, a mentally challenged girl who believes Enzo’s the hero from her favorite Japanese anime series, Steel Jeeg.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
7. The Apocalypse
What it's about: While Emperor Domitian persecutes the Christians, the aged apostle John has prophetic visions.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & 2 others).
8. Caligula with Mary Beard
What it's about: What is true and what is false in the hideous stories spread about the controversial figure of the Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (12-41), nicknamed Caligula? Professor Mary Beard explains what is accurate and what is mythical in the historical accounts that portray him as an unbalanced despot. Was he a sadistic tyrant, as Roman historians have told, or perhaps the truth about him was manipulated because of political interests?
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV) & stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).
9. The Arena
What it's about: Female gladiators fight to the death. Inspired by the story of Spartacus, follow the adventures of a bevy of slave girls who, upon finding themselves thrust into the gladiator ring, mount a vicious rebellion to fight their way to freedom.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
10. Julius Caesar Revealed
What it's about: Mary Beard is on a mission to uncover the real Caesar, and to challenge public perception. She seeks the answers to some big questions. How did he become a one-man ruler of Rome? How did he use spin and PR on his way to the top? Why was he killed? And she asks some equally intriguing little questions. How did he conceal his bald patch? Did he really die, as William Shakespeare put it, with the words Et tu, Brute on his lips? Above all, Mary explores his surprising legacy right up to the present day. Like it or not, Caesar is still present in our everyday lives, our language, and our politics. Many dictators since, not to mention some other less autocratic leaders, have learned the tricks of their trade from Julius Caesar.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & IMDb TV).
11. The Devil Inside
What it's about: In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+ & Philo) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).