List of films set in ancient Rome


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

Films set during the founding of Rome include:

The Roman Kingdom

Reign of Romulus

Reign of Tullus Hostilius

The Roman Republic

Early Roman Republic

Second Punic War

Third Punic War

2nd century BC

Third Servile War

Julius Caesar


The Roman Empire

1st century BC

  • 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

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

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