‘Are You Not Entertained?’: Try Watching These Streamable Roman Empire Movies

Features Writer
05.14.15
Gladiator

Universal Pictures

Since the reign of the Roman Empire lasted for more than a millennia — punctuated with larger-than-life figures and enough political intrigue, backstabbing and betrayal to make Game of Thrones seem quaint by comparison — it’s no wonder it has served as a cinematic staple since the advent of the medium. And with a history that vast and storied, it lends itself to a variety of genres, from sweeping epic adventures to small-scale stories of individual adversity.

With that in mind, here’s a selection of films available to stream online, so your binge-watching can be filled with swords, sandals and varying degrees of historical accuracy.

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