Most Popular Gladiator Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 816,309 | Gross: $408.01M
2. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,275,726 | Gross: $187.71M
3. Spartacus (2010–2013)
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.
4. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
Votes: 540,320 | Gross: $315.06M
5. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.
Votes: 132,709 | Gross: $39.57M
6. Clash of the Titans (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Votes: 263,502 | Gross: $163.21M
7. John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
Votes: 248,378 | Gross: $73.08M
9. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth (Graham Chapman) spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 350,693 | Gross: $20.05M
10. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 209,667 | Gross: $74.70M
11. Bloodsport (1988)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.
Votes: 72,443 | Gross: $11.81M
12. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.
Votes: 122,260 | Gross: $36.20M
13. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Votes: 109,537 | Gross: $33.00M
14. Doomsday (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
Votes: 70,650 | Gross: $10.96M
17. Shrek Forever After (2010)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpelstiltskin rules supreme.
Votes: 176,052 | Gross: $238.37M
19. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
Votes: 135,951 | Gross: $38.12M
20. The Barbarians (1987)
R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.
Votes: 3,301 | Gross: $0.80M
21. Pompeii (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Votes: 103,417 | Gross: $23.22M
22. 31 (2016)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
Votes: 17,116 | Gross: $0.78M
23. The Eagle (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.
Votes: 63,239 | Gross: $19.49M
24. Deathstalker (1983)
R | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The warrior Deathstalker is sent by a witch on a quest to find a chalice, an amulet, and a sword, two of which are held by the wicked sorcerer Munkar.
Votes: 3,910 | Gross: $11.92M
25. Lionheart (1990)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.
Votes: 31,273 | Gross: $24.08M
26. The Legend of Hercules (2014)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.
Votes: 51,430 | Gross: $18.85M
27. Turbo Kid (2015)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
Votes: 24,997 | Gross: $0.05M
28. She (1984)
Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In a post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle weird creatures before standing against the odds to defeat the evil Norks.
29. Unleashed (2005)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.
Votes: 96,303 | Gross: $24.52M
30. The Arena (1974)
R | 83 min | Action, Adventure
In ancient Rome audiences have grown tired of viewing gladiators fight to the death. Something new is needed--women. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")
33. Quo Vadis (1951)
Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor) becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia (Deborah Kerr) and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero (Sir Peter Ustinov).
Votes: 12,884 | Gross: $24.29M
34. Astro Boy (2009)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time.
Votes: 31,743 | Gross: $19.55M
35. I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one 'contenstant' learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results.
36. Barbarian Queen (1985)
R | 72 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The sword-wielding warrior, Amethea, embarks on a life-or-death mission to liberate her sister from the clutches of an evil monarch. However, only torture and death await her. Can a man alone break the will of the valiant Barbarian Queen?
38. The Robe (1953)
Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
Votes: 8,700 | Gross: $36.00M
40. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.
42. The 10th Victim (1965)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the 21st Century, where a human vs. human "Big Hunt" is used as an alternative to war, a veteran huntress agrees to kill a "victim" to get a major TV sponsorship deal, but romantic entanglements between the two complicate matters.
43. Spartacus (2004 TV Movie)
174 min | Action, Drama, History
After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as a gladiator, a slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.
44. The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History
While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.
45. Barabbas (1961)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
46. I sette magnifici gladiatori (1983)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A bandit leader endowed with supernatural powers by his sorceress mother makes yearly raids on a peasant village. However, the women of the village come into possession of a magic sword, ... See full summary »
47. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 Video)
Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus'. To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.
48. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.
49. Planet Hulk (2010 Video)
PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Incredible Hulk, ejected from Earth in a spaceship, crash-lands on a planet ruled by a tyrant, who forces him to fight in a coliseum against other powerful creatures. The Hulk reluctantly befriends the combatants on his team.
50. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.