TNT | 10:00 pm

Maximus (Russell Crowe), a great Roman general, is marked for death for refusing to support the new emperor (Joaquin Phoenix) — who got the job by killing his own father. He manages to escape, but the emperor executes his family. Then, Maximus is easily captured and sold into slavery, putting his military training to good use as a gladiator. Derek Jacobi, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou and Connie Nielsen also star in the 2000 adventure, which won five Oscars.