Classics including Spartacus are some of the essential movies like Gladiator (Ridley Scott, ) you've got to watch, but newer epics like. I think i've seen all the good ones. Any other good "historical drama" movies? Spartacus is pretty decent. Not a movie but Game of Thrones is Movies like Gladiator and Troy. the best films like Braveheart. . and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.