Solomon's The Ancient World in the Cinema

**in progress**
This list is every Letterboxd film mentioned in the main text of Jon Solomon's The Ancient World in the Cinema (2nd ed.; New Haven, 2001). The list follows the order of first mention in the main text.

I put this list together as a way of working through Solomon; there's also a lack of a good equivalent on Letterboxd of "ancient world movies". Not all movies mentioned fit that category - Solomon brings up others to draw connections in film history, but I've included these here (when they are more than incidental allusions to a director's/actor's filmography) also. TV shows/episodes omitted.

Missing (or apparently missing, possibly due to translation issues):
La Sibylle de Cumes (1898)
Cleopatra (1899)
Neptune…

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  • History of the World: Part I
  • Life of Brian
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Caligula
  • Metamorphoses
  • Westworld
  • Grease
  • Xanadu
  • Time Bandits
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Goddess of Love
  • Chimera
  • Abraham
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Samson and Delilah
  • David
  • Solomon
  • The Odyssey
  • Cleopatra
  • Hercules and the Lost Kingdom
  • Hercules and the Amazon Women
  • Hercules and the Circle of Fire
  • Hercules in the Underworld
  • Hercules
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • The Mummy
  • Stargate
  • Gladiator
  • Titus
  • Fantasia 2000
  • Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • Jesus
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • The Broadway Melody
  • The Hollywood Revue of 1929
  • Start Cheering
  • Dark City
  • Highlander II: The Quickening
  • Night and the City
  • Switch
  • Bad Boys
  • The Nutty Professor
  • The Phantom
  • Paradise Road
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • JFK
  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Sommersby
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Malcolm X
  • The Fisher King
  • Fat Man and Little Boy
  • Tombstone
  • The Addams Family
  • Top Secret!
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Rambling Rose
  • Patriot Games
  • The Warriors
  • Funny Face
  • Psycho
  • Psycho
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Boxing Helena
  • Flatliners
  • The Natural
  • Siesta
  • The Butcher's Wife
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • New York Stories
  • Voyager
  • Mighty Aphrodite
  • U Turn
  • The Crimson Permanent Assurance
  • Almost an Angel
  • Caddyshack
  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
  • Punchline
  • That Thing You Do!
  • In & Out
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • The Birdcage
  • Clueless
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • The English Patient
  • Braveheart
  • The Slave
  • Constantine and the Cross
  • The Warrior Empress
  • The Giant of Marathon
  • Barefoot in Athens
  • Damon and Pythias
  • Sign of the Gladiator
  • The Last Days of Pompeii
  • Duel of the Titans
  • Aphrodite, Goddess of Love