Gladiator  (2000)

8.5 / 10

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Country United States

Genre Drama, Action, Adventure

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Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. Written by Chris "Morphy" Terry

Keywords: roman empire, gladiator, combat, battlefield, blood

Genres: Drama, Action, Adventure


Russell Crowe Russell Crowe Maximus
Ridley Scott Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott Ridley Scott
Ian Abercrombie Ian Abercrombie
Richard Harris Richard Harris MarcusAurelius
Connie Nielsen Connie Nielsen Lucilla
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Cool battle scenes, hand-to-hand combat, togas - we've waited a long time for a sword and sandals epic. But if they all have the thrills and exude the panache of "Gladiator", the next can't come quickly enough.
Crowe is Maximus, a war hero and loyal subject of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris). Already in his twilight years, Aurelius tells his son - the young, ambitious and frankly bonkers Commodus (Phoenix), that he will never succeed the throne.
So Commodus does what any grateful son does: he murders his Dad and then begins to eliminate his competitors, namely Maximus and his fam...

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Shouting "Roma Invicta!" as his forces attack, General Maximus Decimus Meridius leads the Roman Army to victory against Germanic barbarians in the year 180 A.D., ending a prolonged war and earning the esteem of elderly Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Although the dying Aurelius has a son, Commodus, he decides to appoint temporary leadership to the morally-upstanding Maximus, with a desire to eventually return power to the Roman Senate. Aurelius informs Maximus and offers him time to consider before informing Commodus, who, in a bout of jealousy, smothers his father.

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Languages: English

Release Date: 01 May 2000 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Ait Benhaddou, Morocco See more