THE DUELLISTS (1977)

The first film from director Ridley Scott was also about some very American actors fighting duels while dressed up as historical French guys.

GLADIATOR (2000)

A big old sword and sandals epic that revived the genre and became a personal favorite of mine.

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

This extremely atmospheric neo-noir about androids and flying cars helped revolutionize science fiction with its combination of cynicism and neon.