Gladiator (2000)

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 76% / Audience 87%

Rated R,  2 hr 51 mins

GENRES
Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION
Ridley Scott
CAST
Russell Crowe  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Oliver Reed

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Russell Crowe Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus
Connie Nielsen Lucilla
Oliver Reed Proximo
Richard Harris Marcus Aurelius
Derek Jacobi Gracchus
Djimon Hounsou Juba
David Schofield Falco
John Shrapnel Gaius
Tomas Arana Quintus
Ralf Möller Hagen
Tommy Flanagan Cicero