List of films set in ancient Rome

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

The founding of Rome[edit]

Films set during the founding of Rome include:

The Roman Kingdom[edit]

Reign of Romulus[edit]

Reign of Tullus Hostilius[edit]

The Roman Republic[edit]

Early Roman Republic[edit]

Second Punic War[edit]

Third Punic War[edit]

2nd century BC[edit]

Third Servile War[edit]

Julius Caesar[edit]


The Roman Empire[edit]

1st century BC[edit]

  • Imperium: Augustus (2003)
  • Empire (TV series) (2005)
  • 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[edit]

Reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius[edit]

Reign of Nero[edit]

Boudica's Revolt[edit]

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius[edit]

Flavian Dynasty[edit]

85-110 AD[edit]

Reign of Hadrian[edit]

Reign of Antoninus Pius[edit]

Reign of Commodus[edit]

250-272 AD[edit]

Reign of Diocletian[edit]

  • 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)[edit]

Attila the Hun[edit]

Late Empire[edit]


See also[edit]