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Movies are perhaps the most modern expression of our fascination with the culture and history of Ancient Egypt.
The movies listed at this site are sorted by genre, then by title and finally by date. Just scroll down to learn more about the most famous historical and pseudo-historical movies.
Chadi Abdel Salam
The story of the discovery of the cache of royal mummies at Deir el-Bahari in the late 19th century. Also known under the title "The Night of Counting the Years".
Story: William Shakespeare
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Film version of William Shakespeare's play about the tragic love and lives of history's most famous couple, Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
Director: Trevor Nunn - Jon Scoffield
Highly acclaimed television play based on William Shakespeare's work about the life and times of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. With a cast including Patrick Stewart, it is not surprising that this is often considered as one of the best versions of the Bard's famous play.
Director: Gabriel Pasal
When Julius Caesar comes to Egypt, Cleopatra sees an opportunity to ally herself with one of the most powerful men in the world. Considered too long and boring, despite an all-star cast and an excellent performance.
Director: James Cellan Jones
Film-version of the play by Shaw about Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Shorter and considered better than the 1946 version.
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
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History's most seductive woman! The screen's mightiest spectacle!
Claudette Colbert portrays a man-hungry Cleopatra, using her talents of seduction on Julius Caesar and later on Marc Antony in an attempt to solidify her power.
Director: Joseph L. Manckiewicz
The motion picture the world has been waiting for!
The tag-line for this movie was not exaggerated. Running over-budget and over due, this movie became famous because of the intrigue behind the scenes, rather than the on-screen drama.
Director: Franc Roddam
Mini-series about the struggle of Cleopatra to tip the balance of power in her favour.
Director: Fernando Cerchio
Intrigues at the Egyptian court are the theme of this costume-movie. Also known under the Italian title "Il sepolcro dei re" and in French "La Vallée des Pharaons".
Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
The fictive story about the young king Ramesses XIII who finds himself confronted with the growing power of the priests and the military. Intrigue and power-struggles at the royal court.
Director: Howard Hawks
Her treachery stained every stone of the Pyramid!
Treachery and intrigue surround the building of king Khefu's (Kheops) pyramid, as his wife Nellifer plots to prevent the king from taking his treasures into to his tomb as well as sending him there somewhat sooner than expected...
Director: Fernando Cerchio
A young girl is forced by her father to ignore her love for a sculptor and marry a mentally-ill prince who will one day become the king of Egypt. Romantic drama set against the Amarna-revolution.
Also known as: "Queen of the Nile" or "Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile".
Director: William Castle
Unintentionally comic rendering of the tragic love of Antony and Cleopatra.
Director: Philip Leacock
Dramatization of some of the events and intrigues surrounding the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Sinuhe, an orphan living in 18th Dynasty Egypt, becomes a brilliant physician and is appointed to the service of the new pharaoh, Amenhotep IV. Surrounded by intrigue, he learns the secrets that answer the questions he has sought ever since his birth.
Set against the Amarna-revolution backdrop, this movie is low on historical accuracy, but strong in plot and spectacle.
Director: Giorgio Rivalta
Intrigues in Ancient Egypt as two men fight each other over the throne, and, of course, over a woman. Also known under its Italian title "La donna dei faraoni".
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Last update: 25 July, 2009