HISTORICAL MOVIES

 

ANCIENT TIMES

 

The Bible
4000 bc
John Huston, George C. Scott
Bible stories from the Book of Genesis
In the Beginning
2000 bc
Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset
Bible stories from Genesis and Exodus
Noah's Ark
2000 bc
Noah
Story of Noah and his Ark
The Land of the Pharaohs
2500 bc
Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins
Pharaoh Khufu and the Great Pyramid
Pyramid
2500 bc
David MaCaulay
Building of the Great Pyramid
Abraham
1600 bc
Richard Harris, Barbara Hershey
Life of Abraham, the journey
Jacob
1500 bc
Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle
Life of Jacob including wrestling with Angel
Joseph
1500 bc
Ben Kingsley
Life of Joseph, slavery in Egypt
Joseph: King of Dreams
1500 bc
Ben Affeleck
Life of Joseph animated, slavery in Egypt
The Egyptian
1300 bc
Jean Simmons / Peter Ustinov
Akenaton's Monotheism vs. Tradition
Pharaoh
1200 bc
Jerzy Zelnik / Barbara Brylska
A tale of Egypt from the time of Ramses
The Ten Commandments
1200 bc
C. Heston,Yul Brenner,Anne Baxter
Life of Moses, story of Exodus
The Prince of Egypt
1200 bc
Val Kilmer,S. Bullock,Patrick Stewart
Animated story of Moses and Exodus
Samson and Delilah
1000 bc
Elizabeth Hurley, Dennis Hopper
The warrior finds his weakness
David
900 bc
Lenord Nimoy, Nathanial Parker
Life of the King of Israel
King David
900 bc
Richard Gere
Life of the King of Israel
David and Bathsheba
900 bc
Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward
The Great Affair
Solomon
900 bc
Ben Cross, Vivica A. Fox
Life of the great king Solomon of Israel
Solomon and Sheba
900 bc
Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida
The visit of the Queen to Solomon's court
The Story of Ruth
500 bc
Elani Eden
Life of Ruth of the Bible, Jesus' relative
Jeremiah
500 bc
P. Dempsey, Klaus M. Brandauer
Life of Jeremiah and Nebuchadnezzar
Esther
400 bc
Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham
Life of Esther, who saved the Jews

 

CLASSICAL GREECE

 

The Clash of the Titans
1500 bc
Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier
Greco-Roman mythological fantasy
Hercules
1400 bc
Disney
Mythological figure of Hercules, animated
Jason and the Argonauts
1200 bc
Nobody Important
Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece
Troy
1200 bc
Brad Pitt
Story of the Trojan War
Helen of Troy
1200 bc
Sienna Guillory
The face that launched a thousand ships
The Trojan Women
1180 bc
Katherine Hepburn, V. Redgrave
Story of women after the fall of Troy
Ulysses
1180 bc
Kirk Douglas
Homer's famous epic of Odysseus' trip
The Odyssey
1180 bc
Nobody Important
Homer's famous epic
The 300 Spartans
480 bc
Richard Egan
Heroic stand of Sparta against the Persia
Barefoot In Athens
400 bc
Peter Ustinov
Life and death of Socrates
In the Footsteps of Alexander
330 bc
Documentary
Alexander's conquest of Asia and Egypt
Alexander
330 bc
Val Kilmer,C. Farell,Angelina Jolie
Alexander's conquest of Asia and Egypt
Asoka
250 bc
Shah Rukh Khan
Rise to power of India's greatest ruler

 

CLASSICAL ROME

 

Spartacus
70 bc
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier
Story of the great slave revolt against Rome
Cleopatra
50 bc
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Life of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Caesar
50 bc
Marlon Brando / Charlton Heston
Life and death of Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome
Roman City
27 bc
David MaCaulay
The building of a Roman city in conquered Gaul
Ben Hur
20
Charlton Heston
Story of a Jewish nobleman in the time of Christ
King of Kings
20
Jeffery Hunter
Life of Jesus Christ
The Passion of the Christ
30
Mel Gibson, James Caviezel
Last days in the life of Jesus Christ
The Robe
35
Richard Burton, Jean Simmons
Story of the robe Jesus wore when he was crucified
Caligula
40
Malcolm McDowell, Peter o' Toole
Life of the decadent Roman Emperor
Peter and Paul
60
Anthony Hopkins, Raymond Burr
Saint Peter and Saint Paul spreading the Word
Quo Vadis
60
Robert Taylor, Peter Ustinov
Rome in the time of Nero and St. Peter
Sign of the Cross
60
Fredric March, Elissa Landi
Nero's general falls in love with a Christian girl
Masada
70
Peter o'Toole
Roman attack on Judea, scattering of Jew diaspora
The Last Days of Pompeii
79
Steve Reeves
Roman legionaire revenges his father death
Fall of the Roman Empire
180
Sophia Loren, C. Plummer
Transition between Marcus and Commodus, decline
Gladiator
180
Russell Crowe, Richard Harris
Beginning of decline after Marcus, Maximus's story
Atilla
450
Zowers Boothe, Tim Curry
How the Huns helped to destroy the Empire

My favorite movies here are The Clash of the Titans, Spartacus, Quo Vadis, Gladiator, Fall of the Roman empire and probably the best of all Ben Hur.