Ratedfor intense, graphic combat.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Synopsis: In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his arch-rival.
- Russell CroweMaximus
- Joaquin PhoenixCommodus
- Connie NielsenLucilla
- Oliver ReedProximo
- Richard HarrisMarcus Aurelius
- Derek JacobiGracchus
- Djimon HounsouJuba
- David SchofieldFalco
- John ShrapnelGaius
- Tomas AranaQuintus
- Spencer Treat Clark68 Pictures