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Movies in Latin

I have just found one with subtitles in Polish, English and French. Title: Imperator, Emperor a film by Konrad Łęcki (in Latin). Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRTh3qqZLkQ

Do you have more recommendation? :)

September 2, 2019



A quick Google search shows some Latin IMDb entries: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls055779263/


Okay, interesting, I'll see him. Hold ingots


To add to the imdb list that dreamloomer has posted (thanks, dreamloomer!) there is also The Passion of the Christ, produced by Mel Gibson, which is in Latin, Aramaic and (IIRC) Greek. BTW, Sebatiane is said to be quite raunchy, be warned.

Related: There are snippets of films on Youtube dubbed in Latin, also a short U.S. film in Latin for high schools; links for these I'll add, if I can unearth them from my bookmarks. Some Youtube channels such as Latinitium or Paideia have short subjects or talks in Latin. You can find a fairly comprehensive list of bloggers from ScorpioMartianus; links can be found if you click on "SHOW MORE" below the video; generally the Latin is very good. The vivariunnovum Youtube channel may have some sort of short subjects, too. Several of the websites associated with these channels (also the indwelling site) have plenty of audio and/or video material in Latin, but those materials, too, are not films with a plot.

Generally the "restored" pronunciation is used, as in the Duolingo course; occasionally the ecclesiastical pronunciation is used, but the differences are not all that great and can be adjusted to fairly quickly.


There are some good speeches in well translated Latin in Destiny of Rome:


Also known as 'Rome's Greatest Battles' in the USA, this was a French production. It gets deleted from Youtube for copyright reasons but is currently here:



There is also this short from Romania, Capriciile Fortunei | The Whims of Fortune :


Learner resources

Magister Craft is good for Latin at an early-ish point, albeit a bit further on than the Duo course currently takes you. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTtKmPD0_Qo9Uy932ZGKFhA


Thank you very much for the answers. Lingots for all of you :)


Thank you so much!


A 2019 movie called The first king: birth of an empire is about the foundation of Rome and it is in some sort of (reconstructed) proto-latin. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_King:_Birth_of_an_Empire


"The First King" is available for free on the digital service Hoopla.

You might have access to Hoopla through your local public library. You'll need a library card number to sign up. (Many libraries allow you to get one online now.)


Hoopla lets you check out digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics. Because the libraries pay for the service, you get a limited number of titles per month. (My library limits it to 10 items per month, and you have three days to watch once you check it out.)

I haven't had a chance to watch this yet, btw. It has English subtitles.


Public libraries tend to have a lot of digital content these days, so it's a good thing to have during the ongoing coronavirus lockdowns.

There's another service similar to Hoopla called Kanopy. Kanopy's focus is on video (movies, documentaries, series, etc.), though. It also offers access through some universities in addition to the libraries.

Both services let you view video on the web, phone, tablets and streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, etc.


I watched Sabatiane years ago because it's in Latin. It's a gay film about St Sebatian with naked men running around speaking Latin.

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