Greece, Rome, and Ancient Civilizations
Movie Recommendations

It's All Greek to Me
     Feature films and television series about Greece
     Classic Greek stories set in modern times
     Television plays and theater productions of Greek stories
     Nonfiction films and documentaries about Greece
When in Rome...
     Feature films and television series about Rome
     Nonfiction films and documentaries about Rome
Other ancient civilizations

Feature Films and Television Series About Greece

Alexander. R. 2004. DVD Drama

Alexander the Great. Not rated. 1956. DVD Drama

Antigone. Not rated. 1961. DVD World (Greek)

Clash of the Titans. PG. 1981. DVD SF/Fantasy

Electra. Not rated. 1962. DVD World (Greek)

Helen of Troy. Not rated. 1956. DVD Action/Adventure

Helen of Troy. Not rated. 2003. DVD 791.4572 HEL TV

Hercules. Not rated. 2005. DVD 791.4572 HER TV

Hercules, The Legendary Journeys (television series). Not rated. 1994-95.
DVD 791.4572 HER TV

Iphigenia. Not rated. 1977. DVD World (Greek)

Jason and the Argonauts. G. 1963. DVD SF/Fantasy

Jason and the Argonauts. Not rated. 2000. DVD 791.4572 JAS TV

Medea. Not rated. 1970. DVD World (Italian)

Medea. Not rated. 1987. DVD World (Danish)

Oedipus Rex. Not rated. 1957. DVD Drama

The Odyssey. PG-13. 1997. DVD 791.4572 ODY TV

300. R. 2007. DVD Action/Adventure and Blu-ray Action/Adventure

The 300 Spartans. Not rated. 1962. DVD Action/Adventure

The Trojan Women. Not rated. 1971. DVD Drama

Troy. R. 2004. DVD Action/Adventure

Xena: Warrior Princess (television series). Not rated. 1995-2001. DVD 791.4572 XEN TV

Ulysses. Not rated. 1954. DVD Action/Adventure

Wrath of the Titans. PG-13. 2012. DVD Action/Adventure and Blu-ray Action/Adventure

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Classic Greek Stories Set in Modern Times

Black Orpheus. PG. 1959. DVD World (Portuguese)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? PG-13. 2000. DVD Comedy

Orpheus. Not rated. 1949. DVD World (French)

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Television Plays and Theater Productions of Greek Stories

Antigone. Not rated. 1984. DVD 882 S712.an

Antigone. Not rated. 2001. DVD 842.914 A

Oedipus at Colonus. Not rated. 1986. DVD 882 S712.oe

Oedipus the King. Not rated. 1986. DVD 882 S712.oe

Pericles. Not rated. 2000. DVD 822.33 U1bb

Titus Andronicus. Not rated. 1985. DVD 822.33 U7bb

The Tragedy of Coriolanus. Not rated. 1984. DVD 822.33 S3bb

Troilus & Cressida. Not rated. 1981. DVD 822.33 V1bb

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Nonfiction Films and Documentaries About Greece

The Age of Pericles. Not rated. 2004. DVD 938 M

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age. Not rated. 2000. DVD 938.07 A

Ancient Greece: A Journey Back in Time. Not rated. 2006. DVD 938 A

Ancient Greece: The Traditions of Greek Culture. Not rated. 1994. DVD 938 A

Ancients Behaving Badly. Not rated. 2009. DVD 930 A

Athens. Not rated. 2009. DVD-Travel 914.951204 A

Athens: The Dawn of Democracy. Not rated. 2007. DVD 938.04 A

Ancient Greece. Not rated. 2000. DVD 180 A

Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930.1 H

Classical Mythology. Not rated. 2000. DVD 292.1 V

The First Olympics: Blood, Honor, and Glory. Not rated. 2004. DVD 796.48 F

Greece: Journey to the Gods. Not rated. 2002. DVD-Travel 914.9504 G

Greece: Secrets of the Past. Not rated. 2006. DVD 938 G

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization. Not rated. 1999. DVD 913.38 G

Helen of Troy. Not rated. 2005. DVD 398.20938 H

In Search of the Trojan War. Not rated. 2004. DVD 398.20938 I

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. Not rated. 1998. DVD 938.07 I

Last Stand of the 300. Not rated. 2007. DVD 938.03 L

Metropolis: The Splendor of Cities Throughout the Ages. Not rated. 2003.
DVD 307.7609 M

Secrets of Archaeology: Ancient Greece and Beyond. Not rated. 2002. DVD 938 A

Secrets of the Parthenon. Not rated. 2008. DVD 726.1208 S

Sinking Atlantis. Not rated. 2008. DVD 938 S

The Spartans. Not rated. 2004. DVD 938.06 S

Troy. Not rated. 2004. DVD 939.21 T

You Are There: Ancient Greece. Not rated. 2004. DVD 909 Y

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Feature Films and Television Series About Rome

Attila. Not rated. 2000. DVD 791.4572 ATT TV

Augustus. R. 2003. DVD 791.4572 AUG TV

Ben-Hur. G. 1959. DVD Drama and Blu-ray Drama

Ben-Hur. Not rated. 2010. DVD 791.4572 BEN TV

Cleopatra. G. 1963. DVD Drama

The Fall of the Roman Empire. Not rated. 1964. DVD Drama

Fellini Satyricon. R. 1969. DVD World (Italian)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Not rated. 1966. DVD Musical

Gladiator. R. 2000. DVD Action/Adventure and Blu-ray Action/Adventure

I, Claudius. Not rated. 1976. DVD 791.4572 I TV

Julius Caesar. Not rated. 1953. DVD Drama

Julius Caesar. Not rated. 1979. DVD 822.33 T1bb

Julius Caesar. Not rated. 2002. DVD 791.4572 JUL TV

The Last Legion. PG-13. 2007. DVD Action/Adventure

Quo Vadis. Not rated. 1951. DVD Religious

Rome (television series). Not rated. 1997. DVD 791.4572 ROM TV

Roar (television series). PG-13. 1996. DVD 791.4572 ROA TV

Spartacus. PG-13. 1960. DVD Action/Adventure

Spartacus. Not rated. 2004. DVD 791.4572 SPA TV

Titus. R. 1999. DVD Drama

Warrior Queen. Not rated. 2003. DVD 791.4572 WAR TV

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Nonfiction Films and Documentaries About Rome

Ancient Rome. Not rated. 1998. VHS 937 A

Ancient Rome: The Mobile Society. Not rated. 2005. DVD 388.10937 A

Ancients Behaving Badly. Not rated. 2009. DVD 930 A

Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930.1 H

Classical Mythology. Not rated. 2000. DVD 292.1 V

Emperors of Rome. Not rated. 2007. DVD 937.06 F

Gladiators: Bloodsport of the Colosseum (part of the Ancient Civilizations set). Not rated. 2000. DVD 930 A

Herculaneum Uncovered. Not rated. 2007. DVD 937.7 H

Incredible Monuments of Rome. Not rated. 1996. DVD 937 I

Julius Caesar. Not rated. 2006. DVD 937.05092 J

Julius Caesar. Not rated. 2007. DVD 937.05 J

Julius Caesar’s Rome. Not rated. 2006. DVD 937.05 J

Lost Ships of Rome. Not rated. 2010. DVD 910.452 L

Metropolis: The Splendor of Cities Throughout the Ages. Not rated. 2003.
DVD 307.7609 M

Pompeii. Not rated. 2004. DVD 937.7 P

Pompeii, Buried Alive: Extraordinary Secrets of Ancient Pompeii. Not rated. 1995.
DVD 937.7 P

Pompeii: The Last Day. Not rated. 2003. DVD 937.7 P

Roman City. Not rated. 1994. DVD 624.0937 R

The Roman Empire in the First Century. Not rated. 2001. DVD 937.06 R

The Romans in North Africa: A Journey Back in Time. Not rated. 2006. DVD 937.06 R

Secrets of Archaeology: The Roman Empire and Beyond. Not rated. 2002. DVD 937 S

Warrior Queen Boudica. Not rated. 2006. DVD 937.204 W

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Other Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Arabia: The People--Their Legends and Myths. Not rated. 2009. DVD 939.49 A

Ancient Cities of the Arab World. Not rated. 2005. DVD 956.901 A

Ancient Civilizations. Not rated. 2004. DVD 930 A

Ancient Discoveries. Not rated. 2002. DVD 303.483 A

Ancient Maya: The Power Centers. Not rated. 2006. DVD 972.6 A

Ancient Mysteries: Myths and Legends. Not rated. 2001. DVD 398.2 A

Ancient Warriors. Not rated. 1994-1995. DVD 355 A

Ancients Behaving Badly. Not rated. 2009. DVD 930 A

Barbarians. Not rated. 2003. DVD 948.5014 B

Barbarians II. Not rated. 2007. DVD 943.01 B

Cahokia Mounds Ancient Metropolis. Not rated. 1994. VHS 977.386 C

Carthage and the Phoenicians. Not rated. 2009. DVD 939.73 C

The Celts. Rich Tradition & Ancient Myths. Not rated. 1986. DVD 936.4 C

China's First Emperor. Not rated. 2008. DVD 931.04 C

China's Terracotta Warriors. Not rated. 2011. DVD 732.71 C

Cities of the UnderWorld (television series). Not rated. 2007-. DVD 930.1 C

The Dark Ages. Not rated. 2007. DVD 940.1 D

Decisive Battles: The Ancient World. Not rated. 2006. DVD 355.02 D

Digging for the Truth (television series). 2005-. 1986. DVD 930 D

The Dirt Detective: Uncovering the Mysteries of Scotland's Ancient Past. Not rated. 1994. DVD 941.1 D

The Early Middle Ages. Not rated. 2004. DVD 940.1 D

Engineering an Empire: The Complete Series. Not rated. 2007. DVD 620.009 E

Engineering the Impossible. Not rated. 2007. DVD 620.009 E

The First Emperor of China. Not rated. 2002. DVD 931.01 F

Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor. Not rated. 2001. DVD 939.2 H

The Hidden City of Petra. Not rated. 1995. DVD 939.48 H

The High Middle Ages. Not rated. 2001. DVD 940.1 D

Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations. Not rated. 2003. DVD 930 F

Indians of the Southwest. Not rated. 1994. VHS 970.1 I

Investigating History: The Secrets of Genghis Khan. Not rated. 2004. DVD 950.2 I

Islam, Empire of Faith. Not rated. 2000. DVD 297.09 I

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire. Not rated. 2004. DVD 952.09 J

Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites. Not rated. 2005. DVD 933 K

The Legend of Guan Gong. Not rated. 2005. DVD 791.4572 LEG TV

Legacy: The Origins of Civilization. Not rated. 1991. DVD 930 L

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages. Not rated. 2011. DVD 942.01 L

The Lost Ark. Not rated. 1994. DVD 296.43 L

Lost Worlds. Not rated. 2006. DVD 909 L

Metropolis: The Splendor of Cities Throughout the Ages. Not rated. 2008.
DVD 307.7609 M

The Middle East: Land of Contrast. Not rated. 2004. DVD 956 M

Mysteries of Peru: Enigma of the Ruins. Not rated. 1993. VHS 985.01 M

Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations. Not rated. 2005. DVD 930 H

Persepolis: Rediscovering the Lost Capital of the Persian Empire. Not rated.
2006. DVD 722.52 P

Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Not rated. 2005. DVD 200.93 H

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Armies. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930 S

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Beliefs. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930 S

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Cities. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930 S

Secrets of Ancient Empries: The First Civilizations. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930 S

Secrets of Ancient Empires: The First Merchants. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930 S

Secrets of Archaeology. Not rated. 2006. DVD 930.1 S

Secrets of Archaeology: Ancient Egypt and Beyond. Not rated. 2002. DVD 932 S

Secrets of Lost Empires. Not rated. 1992-1997. DVD 624.1 S

Secrets of Lost Empires II. Not rated. 2000. DVD 624.1 S

Secrets of Stonehenge. Not rated. 2010. DVD 936.2319 S

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: A Journey Back in Time. Not rated. 1999.
DVD 930 S

The Silk Road: An Ancient World of Adventure. Not rated. 1990. DVD 915.014 S

Stonehenge Decoded: A Lost City Revealed. Not rated. 2008. DVD 936.2319 S

The Story of Islam. Not rated. 2001. DVD 297.09 S

Time Life’s Lost Civilizations. Not rated. 1995. DVD 930 T

The True Story of Troy. Not rated. 2007. DVD 939.21 T

The Vikings. Not rated. 2000. DVD 948.022 V

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds. Not rated. 2004. DVD 948.022 V

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