Beware the Ides of March

Well it is too late – Brutus seems to have wiped all trace of Caesar’s end from Netflix, at least the Shakespearean version. Still there are several earlier tales of Caesar.

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) – Not rated

“In this Oscar-nominated film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play, the aging Caesar (Claude Rains) comes to Alexandria to tutor young Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh) in the ways of rule, allowing her to wrestle the throne away from her brother, Ptolemy. But as time progresses, Caesar’s feelings for Cleopatra turn romantic and he vows to marry her. Stewart Granger co-stars in this epic drama directed by Gabriel Pascal.”

Claude Rains plays Caesar.

Cleopatra (1963) – Rated G

“This epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the Egyptian queen who’s determined to hold on to the throne and seduces Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general.”

Just a warning, Cleopatra is four hour long. Rex Harrison plays Julius Caesar.

Xena, Warrior Princess (1995-2000)

“Bent on redeeming her outlaw past, powerful warrior princess Xena and her companion Gabrielle travel far and wide in search of wrongs to right in this spinoff of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.”

A young Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings) plays Caesar in twelve episodes of this tongue-in-cheek series.