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Gladiator

Credit: DreamWorks

We can never forget this most epic of the classic 2000 films that brought Russell Crowe to fame. In Gladiator, he plays Maximus, a Roman general. When the emperor is killed by his own son, Maximus refuses to pledge his allegiance to the new regime. Because of this, the new emperor, Commodus has Maximus’s family killed and Maximus ends up in jail. During his imprisonment, he trains and becomes a gladiator. Alongside his gladiator trainer, he begins to excel, knowing this is his way to seek revenge and free himself. After conspiring with some of his old cohorts, Maximus is able to dethrone the emperor and restore some order to the Roman people.

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