5. ROME 85%




Co-produced by HBO and the BBC, this historical epic about the ancient Roman Empire (and Julius Caesar’s reign of power) cost a reported $110 million to produce in 2005, which would equal closer to $140 million in 2017. The popular series also served as an American showcase for actors like Kevin Mckidd, Ciarán Hinds, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Indira Varma, James Purefoy, Tobias Menzies, and more.