Best Epic Films of All TimeAn 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
3rd best movie ever
So epic it makes Ben Hur look like Bridesmaids. - jezza0
LOVE IT! - Tolkienite
Best film ever! Duh
A left field choice compared to many of the old fashioned Roman era epics on this list, but it's worth seeing.
With an opening sequence featuring people ice-skating across the River Thames, sweeping shots across the rooftops of London itself from an owl's perspective and a very creative mousetrap, this fantasy epic is everything you could want in a Nutcracker adaptation and more.
Epic films by definition are other-worldly adventures by another name and this incarnation of the Nutcracker fits that description.
A fantasy epic version of the famous Nutcracker fairytale - jezza0V 1 Comment
The movie that was the beginning of what we now know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Who needs Vivian Leigh wearing over-sized hats when you can have Robert Downey Jr saving the world in an iron suit?
Robert Downey Jr introduced us to one of the most charismatic superheroes we've witnessed on the big screen.
Iron Man is cool as is Robert Downey Jr
Protect from the Sun and vast spaces in Arab regions. The wind and humidity are some of the features of the desert atmosphere. Sand, dunes and even cactus are also present. It is there and some know not why or how. A mystery that might boggle the imagination for good or not. In this opinion these make one epic of a film. - iliescu
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?
What in the **** are comic books doing on this list. this movie should be number 1
Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour. Who else is anticipating Mocking Jay parts 1 and 2?
This is a modern day epic. Who needs old junk like Bridge on River Kwai, when you can have a modern day epic like Hunger Games. - mcvito
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson make so much genuine chemistry it makes male audiences suprisingly moved by their "Star-Crossed Lovers from District 12" act.
Gary Ross' masterpiece is a head and shoulders above any other Y/A adaptation.
Hands down champion!
The epic of epics, period.
What the Hell is this garbage?
Truly epic, soaring, with great performances and jaw-dropping action sequences.
The best film, is amazing, the end makes me cry, is the best film I ever seen
One of the best films made in this century. Writing, acting, characters are just brilliant. Still doesn't get the artistic credit it deserves - tripleCfan
Who needs Rhett Butler when you can have Captain Jack Sparrow?
Better than Deathly Hallows Part 2 in my opinion
A compendium of terrifying beauty, the Dark Knight will shine on as the greatest Batman movie forever!
The length. The numerous scenes. The ridiculous number of actors and animals. The vivid color. Brynner vs Heston. Anne Baxter and Yyvonne De Carlo in their primes. And it's been shown every Easter weekend for who knows how long.
Coming after Quo Vadis (1951), DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956)
remains the biblical epic film by which all others are judged. It was impressive
in every respect, from scope & spectacle to special effects & sheer grandeur.
Incredible color, film score, animation, and story-telling. Yul Brynner was great!
Every penny of its $13,500,000 budget may be seen on the silver screen. It
was DeMille's masterpiece & it's as remarkable a watch today as it was in 1951!
And it's the sixth most successful motion picture of all time. It may truly be said that: "They don't make them like they used to! "
Dr. H. James Birx
Rob Marshall's greatest film. Ironic considering he's most famous for musicals like Chicago.
Kurosawa. 'enough said.
Hell yeah! All the way! This is one of my favorite films ever. Long live the oldies (but goodies)! - dureckl
Greatest romantic movie ever
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
Steven Spielbergs greatest film deserves the top spot.
One of Stanley Kubrick's most unappreciated films. Kirk Douglas is awesome in it. The characters of Spartacus and Antoninus are amazing, the script by Dalton Trumbo is extremely clever:
"I'M SPARTACUS - NO, I'M SPARTACUS! "
"A slave awaits death as if it were their way to be free"
"I love you like the son I'll never see"
Damn. it's increidble.
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