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 Ben-Hur

The epic of epics, period.

7 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best film ever! Duh

8 Giant (1956)
9 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Better than Deathly Hallows Part 2 in my opinion

10 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

The Newcomers

? The English Patient
? War and Peace

The Contenders

11 Titanic

Greatest romantic movie ever

12 The Dark Knight
13 Apocalypse Now
14 How the West Was Won
15 Seven Samurai
16 Gladiator
17 The Ten Commandments V 1 Comment
18 Spartacus
19 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

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
2. Gone with the Wind
3. Lawrence of Arabia
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1. Gone with the Wind
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai
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1. The Avengers
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
3. The Hunger Games
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