The Romans' best movies

Classified according to the historical periods of the ancient Rome

Gladiator

Immediately after the article about The best movies of medieval adventures, my friend José Antonio Ortega Anguiano - who in addition to film fan is one of the biggest experts in cómic of this country - had the amiability to send to me a work that he wrote on the Romans' movies, which includes a relation of the best movies of the genre, classified according to the different historical periods of the ancient Rome.

Here I leave the list to them:

Foundation and Monarchy

Eneas's Legend (Leggenda di Enea, Italy - France, 1962)
Direction: Giorgio Rivalta
Actors: Carla Marlier, Steve Reeves, Liana Orfei, Mario Ferrari, Gianni Garko

Rómulo and I Row (Romolo and I Row, Italy, 1961)
Direction: Sergio Corbucci
Actors: Franco Volpi, Steve Reeves, Gordon Scott, Virna Lisi, Ornella Vanoni

The Republic

Cabiria (Cabiria, Italy, 1914)
Direction: Giovanni Pastrone (Script of Giovanni Pastrone and Gabriele D'Annunzio)
Actors: Letizia Quaranta (Cabiria), Italy Manzini (Sofonisba), Luigi Chellini (Escipión), Umberto Mozzato (Fulvio), Bartolomeo Pagano (maciste), Emilio Vardannes (Aníbal), Edoardo Davesnes (Asdrúbal), Dante Testa (Karthalo), Enrico Gemelli (Arquímedes)

Maciste (maciste, Italy, 1915)
Direction: Luigi Romano Borgnetto and Vincenzo Denizot
Actors: Bartolomeo Pagano, Arline Costello, Ada Marangoni, Louise Farnsworth, Robert Ormand, Leone Papa

Escipión the African one (Scipione l'Africano, Italy, 1937)
Direction: Carmine Gallone
Actors: Annibale Ninchi, Camillo Pilotto, Dark Giachetti, Francesca Braggiotti, Marcello Giorda

The destruction of Corinth (Il Conquistatore I gave Corinth, Italy - France, 1961)
Direction: Mario Costa
Actors: Jacques Sernas, John Drew Barrymore, Geneviève Grad, Gianna Maria Canale, Gordon Mitchell, Gianni Santuccio

Loved of Jupiter (Jupiter's Darling, the USA, 1954)
Direction: George Sidney
Actors: Esther Williams, Howard Keel, George Sanders, Richard Haydn, William Demarest, Norm Varden

Anibal (Annibale, Italy, 1959)
Direction: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Actors: Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam, Milly Vitale, Rik Battaglia, Franco Silva, Terence Hill

Golfus of Rome (To Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, UK, 1966)
Direction: Richard Lester
Actors: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford, Annette Andre, Michael Hordern, Leon Greene

Marcus Lycinius (Marcus Lycinius, Italy, 1907)
Direction: Arturo Ambrosio

Espartaco (Spartacus, the USA, 1960)
Direction: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, John Gavin, Nina Foch, Herbert Lom, John Ireland, John Dall, Charles McGraw, Joanna Barnes, Harold J. Stone, Woody Strode, Peter Brocco, Paul Lambert, Nick Dennis

Astérix and Obélix against César (Astérix et Obélix contre César, France, 1999)
Direction: Claude Zidi
Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Roberto Benigni, Michel Galabru, Claude Piéplu, Daniel Prévost, Pierre Palmade, Laetitia Casta, Arielle Dombasle, Marianne Sägebrecht, Gottfried John, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Jean-Roger Milo, Jean-Jacques Devaux

Druids (Druids (aka) Vercingétorix, Canada, 2001)
Direction: Jacques Dorfmann
Actors: Christopher Lambert, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow, Inés Sastre, Denis Chavert, Yannis Baraban, Vincent Moscato, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maria Kavardjikova

César and Cleopatra (Caesar and Cleopatra, UK, 1945)
Direction: Gabriel Pascal
Actors: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Cecil Parker, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Francis L. Sullivan, Ernest Thesiger, Basil Sydney

Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar, the USA, 1953)
Direction: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Actors: Marlon Brando, Louis Calhern, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Greer Garson, John Gielgud, Edmund O'Brien

Julius Caesar, the conqueror of the Gaul (Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie, Italy, 1962)
Direction: Tanio Boccia
Actors: Cameron Mitchell, Rik Battaglia, Dominique Wilms, Carla Cal ò, Nerio Bernardi, Ivica Pajer, Raffaella Carrà, Cesare Fantoni

Cleopatra (Cleopatra, the USA, 1934)
Direction: Cecil B. DeMille
Actors: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut, Gertrude Michael, Ian Keith

Cleopatra (Cleopatra, the USA, 1963)
Direction: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall

A queen for César (Una Regina per will Stop, Italy, 1962)
Direction: Piero Pierotti
Actors: Pascale Petit, Gordon Scott, George Ardisson, Rik Battaglia, Corrado Pani, Franco Volpi, Ennio Balbo, Nerio Bernardi, Aurora de Alba, Nando Angelini, Akim Tamiroff, Piero Palermini, Barbara Nardi, Nino Marchetti, Barbara Loy

Cleopatra's legions (Italy-España-Francia, 1959)
Direction: Vittorio Cottafavi
Actors: Linda Cristal, Ettore Manni, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín, Maria Mahor, Mary Carrillo, Rafael Durán, Alfredo Mayo, Tomás Blanco

The fall of the Roman Empire

Imperial stage

Brian's life (Monty Python's The Life of Brian, UK, 1979)
Direction: Terry Jones
Actors: Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Poncio Pilatos (Ponzio Pilato, Italy - France, 1962)
Direction: Irving Rapper
Actors: Basil Rathbone, Jean Marais, Gianni Garko, Jeanne Crain, John Drew Barrymore, Riccardo Garrone, Livio Lorenzon, Dante DiPaolo, Letícia Román

I, Claudio (I, Claudius, UK, 1976, series of TV)
Direction: Herbert Wise
Actors: Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips, Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, George Baker, Patrick Stewart, James Faulkner, Margaret Tyzack, Ian Ogilvy, Frances White, John Paul, John Rhys-Davies, Freda Dowie, Brian Blessed, Fiona Walker, Sheila White, Bernard Hepton

Ben-Hur (Ben-Hur, the USA, 1959)
Direction: William Wyler
Actors: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, The Hague Harareet, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe

The sacred tunic (The Robe, the USA, 1953)
Direction: Henry Koster
Actors: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, Jay Robinson, Dean Jagger

Demetrius and the gladiators (Demetrius and the Gladiators, the USA, 1954)
Direction: Delmer Daves
Actors: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Anne Bancroft, Richard Egan, Ernest Borgnine

Calígula (Caligula, the Italy - USA, 1979)
Direction: Red wine Brass
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, John Gielgud, John Steiner, Paolo Bonacelli, Teresa Ann Savoy

Quo vadis? (Quo vadis?, the USA, 1951)
Direction: Mervyn LeRoy
Actors: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, Leo Genn, Patricia Laffan, Finlay Currie, Abraham Sofaer, Buddy Baer, Marina Berti, Felix Aylmer, Nora Swinburne

Last days of Pompeii (The Last Days of Pompeii, the USA, 1935)
Direction: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Actors: Preston Foster, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, John Wood, Louis Calhern, David Holt, Dorothy Wilson, Wyrley Birch, Gloria Shea

Gladiator (Gladiator, the USA, 2000)
Direction: Ridley Scott
Actors: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield

Decline

Satiricón (Satyricón, Italy, 1969)
Direction: Federico Fellini
Actors: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Capucine, Alain Cuny, Max Born, Except Randone, Lucía Bosé

Constantino the big one (big Costantino il, Italy, 1962)
Direction: Lionello De Felice
Actors: Cornel Wilde, Belinda Lee, Massimo Serato, Christine Kaufmann, Fausto Tozzi, Skill Carraro, Carlo Ninchi, Vittorio Sanipoli, Elisa Cegani, Nando Gazzolo, Carlo Tamberlani

The fall of the Roman empire (The Fall of the Roman Empire, the USA, 1964)
Direction: Anthony Mann
Actors: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Mel Ferrer, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle, Omar Sharif, Eric Poter, John Ireland

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On Wednesday, the 30th December, 2009

4 comments to “The Romans' best movies”

  1. anarkasis on On Thursday, the 31st December, 2009 at 10:44 am

    … sure that you are making the golfus in Rome, and you have published the programmed post to us, so I am going to talk with your robot
    - hello!, I am the anarkasis robot: happy year Futoroimposible robot!

    • FutureAnd.com on On Thursday, the 31st December, 2009 at 10:48 am

      Since not, I am in my small house. Happy year, anarkasis robot and anarkasis in person.

  2. isabelbarcelo on On Thursday, the 31st December, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    He was not thinking let were so many Romans' movies …! And it is sure that it would be convenient for me to meet all of them. Perhaps the new year … A very strong hug and the biggest happiness for you and yours.


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