15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

Caesar is one of the most important Roman generals of all time. So it is not a surprise that so many movies about Julius Caesar have been made. In this article, we are bringing you the best movies about Julius Caesar you can watch right now.

Check all these movies about Julius Caesar below, and choose your next watch.

Caesar Must Die (2012)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

A group of prisoners in Rome’s Rebibbia prison successfully perform the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare. They rehearsed the play for several months with the director, and they also passed the audition to be able to participate.

The prisoners are mostly sentenced to long-term sentences for drugs, organized crime and murder, but we do not learn the details of their personal stories, although they play a play in which the main motives and driving forces of the action are revenge, conspiracy and murder, thus drawing a parallel between today’s world and the one described in Shakespeare’s play…

Augustus: The First Emperor (2003)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

Peter O’Toole masterfully portrays the character of Augustus Caesar, the Roman general and the first statesman to be proclaimed Roman emperor. Caesar Augustus enters the political scene of Rome in the midst of the civil war. After the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar, who adopted him, August enters into a confrontation with political opponents, the conspirators responsible for Caesar’s death.

Very soon the power in Rome was divided between Augustus and Mark Antony. However, Antony falls in love with Cleopatra in Egypt and puts his political duties on the back burner. Augustus declares war on Antony and Cleopatra and manages to beat them with lightning military action and fight for the position of the sole ruler of the Roman Empire.

During his reign, Rome enters the peaceful years, a period of prosperity, but also of cultural flourishing. However, Augusto will not be bypassed by private problems closely related to political events. His daughter Julia will fall in love with Mark Antony’s son, who has revenge for his father’s death in mind.

Zulfiqar (2016)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

A modern-day adaptation of two of William Shakespeare’s tragedies – Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.

Me and Orson Welles (2008)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

Teenager Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) accidentally lands a small role in the Mercury Theatre’s famous 1937 production of Julius Caesar, directed by a young Orson Welles (an impressive performance by debutant Christian McKay.)

Over the course of one magical week, Richard makes his Broadway debut, falls in love turns into an ambitious older woman and discovers the dark side of genius after daring to resent the arrogant, brilliant Welles. Richard has to grow up fast.

Julius Caesar (2012)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

The film version of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of Shakespeare’s fast-moving thriller. A vivid story about a struggle for democracy, Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence.

The setting is a modern African state in which the tyrant Caesar is about to seize power. Cassius persuades Brutus to join the conspirators plotting an assassination. Featuring a distinguished cast of black actors, the film is shot on location and in the RSC’s theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Julius Caesar (1953)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

Upon Caesar’s return to Rome, after defeating Pompey in the civil war, his countrymen chose him a fourth-time consul and then dictator for life. . . thus he became odious to moderate men through the extravagance of the titles and powers that were heaped upon him.”

The film is a largely-faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, with no significant cuts or alterations to the original text. The only notable exception is Messenger’s text recounting the Battle of Philippi, which is substituted with a visual depiction of the battle.

Julius Caesar (1970)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Friends and Romans (2014)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

A group of lifelong mob movie extras mounts a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles.

But the theater is the secret hideout of a real-life gangster who fancies himself an actor, and whom the FBI are hunting for the recent murder of a Broadway producer.

Asterix Versus Caesar (1985)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

In Rome, the great successes of the empire are celebrated, so the heads of the Roman provinces arrive in the capital to shower Julius Caesar with gifts. Wanting to celebrate his victories, Caesar orders Caius Fatuous, the head of the gladiatorial school, to arrange a great show in the Colosseum, promising to reward him handsomely or, if he messes up, throw him to the lions.

And while observing all the gifts that had arrived from the various provinces, Caius noticed that from one village in Gaul, which had yet to be subdued, no gift had arrived. Meanwhile, in that same small yet-to-be-subjugated village, Obelix falls in love with Panacea, the niece of the village leader Vitalstatistix, but when her fiancé Tragicomix arrives, his heart breaks.

Cleopatra (1963)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

The story follows eighteen tumultuous years that led to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) confronts Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) and plans to lure him into her boudoir in order to stage a union with the Romans and thus manage to keep her position in Egypt. When Caesar is mortally wounded in the Roman Senate, Cleopatra is left without allies and Egypt is unprotected.

The Roman general Mark Antony (Richard Burton) comes to her aid, and she seduces him, hoping that he will then be her new protector. But because of Cleopatra’s charm, an extraordinary and domineering general turns into his opposite. During the Battle of Actium, the Roman troops led by Mark Antony were defeated and Cleopatra withdrew her troops, cursing Antony and his army.

With Egypt in danger, Antony and Cleopatra, ill-fated lovers, face off one last time as enemy troops roll in…

Spartacus (1960)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

Spartacus (K. Douglas) is the legendary leader of the slave uprising that took place in 73 BC. Spartacus is originally a Thracian, who in 80 B.C. is captured by the Roman legions and then sold as a slave. He escaped from slavery, joined the Thracian troops again, but was caught and sold as a gladiator in Capua, where, due to his courage, strength and exceptional dexterity, he was freed and in 73 BC. Kr. became a gladiator teacher.

In the same year, he escaped with a group of slaves and started a fight against the Roman army to bring most of the gladiators back to Gaul, the country where most of them were born. He died in 71 BC. in the decisive battle in Lucania.

Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt’s queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

Aging Julius Caesar takes possession of the Egyptian capital city of Alexandria and tries to resolve a feud between the young princess Cleopatra and her younger brother Ptolemy. Caesar develops a special relationship with Cleopatra and teaches her how to use her royal power.

Caesar (2002)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

It is a dramatization of the life of Julius Caesar from 82 BC to his death in 44 BC. It was one of the last two films of Richard Harris, released in the year of his death. The series was originally broadcast on TNT in two parts.

Deux heures moins le quart avant Jésus-Christ (1982)

15 Best Movies About Julius Caesar

The film relates the story of the garage mechanic Ben-Hur Marcel, also known as Aminemephet (Coluche), who gets wrapped up in organizing a plot against Caesar (Michel Serrault). The picture is an anachronistic parody of Bible films like Ben-Hur, somewhat comparable to Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979). It has become a cult film in France.


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