Best Epic Films of All Time

An EPIC is a genre of film that emphasizes human drama on a grand scale. Epics are on a much larger scale throughout their entire production including numerous extras. The films are usually the most expensive films of the year due to an all star cast, a grand, sweeping musical score, and the thousands of costumes, sets, and crew members. This list is of the films with very little or no computer generated special effects, making them "true" epics.

The Top Ten

1 Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind
2 Lawrence of Arabia Lawrence of Arabia

How much more epic can you get than hundreds and hundreds of men riding through the Arabian Desert on camels, a full scale train wreck, and sweeping shots of Peter O'Toole with the entire desert behind him?

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3 Schindler's List Schindler's List
4 The Bridge on the River Kwai The Bridge on the River Kwai

Hell yeah! All the way! This is one of my favorite films ever. Long live the oldies (but goodies)! - dureckl

5 Andrei Rublev Andrei Rublev

What the Hell is this garbage?

6 Ben-Hur Ben-Hur

The epic of epics, period.

7 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best film ever! Duh

8 Giant (1956) Giant (1956)
9 Titanic Titanic

Greatest romantic movie ever

10 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight

The Contenders

11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
12 Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now
13 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
14 How the West Was Won How the West Was Won
15 Seven Samurai Seven Samurai
16 The Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments V 1 Comment
17 Gladiator Gladiator
18 Spartacus Spartacus
19 Iron Man Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr introduced us to one of the most charismatic superheroes we've witnessed on the big screen.

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20 Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan

Great movie with a graphic but honest depiction of WWII... another Speilberg work of genius. - everton96

Probably the best war movie. Very good movie. Well done Steven Spielberg. - grattz

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1. Andrei Rublev
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2. Lawrence of Arabia
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3. The Hunger Games
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