You asked about Roman war films... Assuming you meant movies with battle scenes (preferably BIG battle scenes)... Please note that none of the below are recommended on the grounds of their dramatic qualities or historical accuracy. We're just talking about battles and fighting. So sorry "Great" movies set in antiquity are few and far between. Nobody really tries to show how people actually fought. Apparently "Alexander" tries hard, but Oliver Stone got criticized for it. His thesis is that in real battle things are confused and unclear until one side or the other wins. Worth listening to the ausio commentary. If you want a classic you have to see "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964). It parallels "Gladiator" in interesting ways. Of course, "Ben Hur" (1959) and "Spartacus" (1960) still can't be beat. Nothing made after 1970 can come close. "Antony and Cleopatra" (1972) tries, but Charlston Heston resorted to using stock footage from Ben Hur for the battle of Actium. The land battle was staged and directed by famous stunt man Joe Cannutt, son of Yakima Canutt. Recently there are few that have the budget or ambition to tackle battle scenes. My favorite is "Julius Caesar" (2002) starring Jeremy Sisto because it shows the surrender of Vergincetorix. There is also "Imperium: Augustus" (2002) that had some good character stuff. I don't remember the battle scenes. "The Eagle" "Centurion" and "The Final Legion" have mostly skirmish level fighting (but nifty modern choreography) and "King Arthur" still not an epic of the 1950s and 1960s variety, does some Saxon vs remnants of the empire fighting. The miniseries "Attila" (starring Gerard Butler) tries to reproduce the battle of the Catalonian Plains on a tight television budget. Same with the tv movie "Boudica". It tries to show the battle of Lundinium with some charriot work. If you liked "Rome", the "Spartacus" tv series (4 seasons from 2010 to 2013) doesn't lack for ambition, though it falls well short when it comes to the larger scale battles in the last season ("War of the Damned") It has some very enjoyable elements, if you can stomach the weird dialogue, the ultra gory violence and soft core porn scenes. I'm a big fan of both C.S. Forester and Bernard Cornwell. I wish the BBC had the massive budgets needed to really do them justice. They had the right actors and the tone was pretty good. Sharpe's tone and quality varies from script writer to script writer, didn't you think? Have you seen the classic Gregory Peck movie "Captain Hornblower R.N."?