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
2 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
4 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

What the Hell is this garbage?

6 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best film ever! Duh

7 Ben-Hur

The epic of epics, period.

8 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
9 Giant (1956)
10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Better than Deathly Hallows Part 2 in my opinion

The Contenders

11 Titanic

Greatest romantic movie ever

12 The Dark Knight
13 Apocalypse Now
14 Seven Samurai

Kurosawa. 'enough said.

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16 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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17 Gladiator
18 How the West Was Won
19 Spartacus
20 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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