50 films set in Antiquity | Multimedia
The magic of movies is their ability to transport you to any world, real or imagined, for a brief window of time. With our desires as a voyeuristic audience, it is fascinating to see ancient lands and peoples reproduced to the best of artistic and cinematic ability on screen and in different genres. While these films are not always historically accurate depictions (many films in the ancient worlds feature the fantasy and mythology of the era), and often take great artistic liberties, it is always interesting to see artists mix fact and fiction to capture periods such as ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, prehistoric times and biblical times. Eras otherwise lost in the sands of time can be brought back to life on the big screen.
For this list, Stacker delved into the history of cinema and compiled data on 50 films set in antiquity, which span from the beginning of human history to the fall of the Roman Empire in 5th century. The films run the gamut from Oscar winning dramas to goofy comedies to the first wave of B horror films and span countries and decades. To qualify, the film had to have at least 1,000 votes on IMDb. The list is arranged in chronological order. Watch these movies if you want to get a (mostly fictional) taste of what it was like to live in the olden days.
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