Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Djimon Hounsou, Tommy Flanagan
A former general (Russell Crowe) is betrayed by the son of the Roman Emperor and secretly sentenced to death. He escapes his captors and ends up being thrown into the life of a Gladiator. He survives his many fights to the death long enough to take part in the Roman Gladiator Games, where he seeks revenge on the devious Emperor’s son.
Completely fine to watch with anyone in the world.
One of the greatest films ever made, hands down.
It has amazing fighting scenes, makes you want to cry and the acting is brilliant. Why all fighting films can’t just follow this sort of template is something that keeps me up at night…