Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen
A brawny general-turned-prisoner, a freakshow emperor with daddy issues, and a motley crew of bruisers and slaves pre-enact Bloodsport in the Colosseum. Sure, it's a great film—but more importantly, it's a kick-ass movie.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
After Oliver Reed (who played the gladiator Proximo) died during filming, a CGI company mapped a 3-D mask of his face onto a live-action body double for all the posthumously filmed fight scenes.