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The Greatest Epic Movies of All Time

Epic movies have always been Hollywood's big-budget and Oscar-nominated movies. Epic movies' producers have generated very large box office revenues worldwide. Epic movies have also given an unbelievable reputation to its actors and directors.

It was so difficult to place the unique movies of this cinematic history together within the same list. Those which are forgotten or those which are out of sight will always be much more than those listed. Nevertheless, we tried to make a list for you and thank them for the work of all Hollywood producers as they have brought us these exclusive productions.

Movies - by Mehmet Kaplan  /  
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The Greatest Epic Movies of All Time

Ben-Hur (1959) - The Greatest Epic Movies of All Time

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Ben-Hur (1959)
Ben-Hur
Release Date : 1959
Stars : Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
Epic drama about an aristocratic Jew living in Judaea who incurs the wrath of a childhood friend, now a Roman tribune. Although forced into slavery on a galley and compelled to witness the cruel persecution of his family, he survives, harbouring dreams of vengeance. A battle at sea and a chariot race are among the memorable sequences. The film used 300 sets at Rome's Cinecitta Studios and won a record 11 Oscars ... from Wikipedia
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Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus
Release Date : 1960
Stars : Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes ... from Wikipedia
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Troy (2004)
Troy
Release Date : 2004
Stars : Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea ... from Wikipedia
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The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Release Date : 2003
Stars : Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no small measure, the fate of Middle-earth rests on his broad shoulders ... from Wikipedia
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Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator
Release Date : 2000
Stars : Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen
Set in Roman times, the story of a once-powerful general forced to become a common gladiator. The emperor's son is enraged when he is passed over as heir in favour of his father's favourite general. He kills his father and arranges the murder of the general's family, and the general is sold into slavery to be trained as a gladiator - but his subsequent popularity in the arena threatens the throne ... from Wikipedia
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Braveheart (1995)
Braveheart
Release Date : 1995
Stars : Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan
William Wallace is the medieval Scottish patriot who is spurred into revolt against the English when the love of his life is slaughtered. Leading his army into battles that become a war, his advance into England threatens King Edward I's throne before he is captured and executed, but not before becoming a symbol for a free Scotland ... from Wikipedia
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King Arthur Legend of the Sword (2017)
King Arthur Legend of the Sword
Release Date : 2017
Stars : Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law
After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader ... from Wikipedia
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
The 13th Warrior
Release Date : 1999
Stars : Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhoi
A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their travels together, ibn Fadlan and the Vikings get word of an evil presence closing in, and they must fight the frightening and formidable force, which was previously thought to exist only in legend ... from Wikipedia
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Solomon Kane (2009)
Solomon Kane
Release Date : 2009
Stars : James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood
Set in 1601, English mercenary Solomon Kane converts to Puritanism and renounces violence after an encounter with a demon makes him believe his previous violent actions have damned his soul ... from Wikipedia
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Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Release Date : 1991
Stars : Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Nobleman crusader Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) breaks out of a Jerusalem prison with the help of Moorish fellow prisoner Azeem (Morgan Freeman) and travels back home to England. But upon arrival he discovers his dead father in the ruins of his family estate, killed by the vicious sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). Robin and Azeem join forces with outlaws Little John (Nick Brimble) and Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) to save the kingdom from the sheriff's villainy ... from Wikipedia
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Kingdom of Heaven
Release Date : 2005
Stars : Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson
Still in grief over his wife's sudden death, village blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom) joins his long-estranged father, Baron Godfrey (Liam Neeson), as a crusader on the road to Jerusalem. After a perilous journey to the holy city, the valiant young man enters the retinue of the leprous King Baldwin IV (Edward Norton), which is rife with dissent led by the treacherous Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas), who wishes to wage war against the Muslims for his own political and personal gain ... from Wikipedia
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300 (2006)
300
Release Date : 2006
Stars : Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham
In 480 B.C. a state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas (Gerard Butler), king of the Greek city state of Sparta, leads his badly outnumbered warriors against the massive Persian army. Though certain death awaits the Spartans, their sacrifice inspires all of Greece to unite against their common enemy ... from Wikipedia
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The Eagle (2011)
The Eagle
Release Date : 2011
Stars : Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland
Under the command of Flavius Aquila in A.D. 120, Rome's Ninth Legion marches north carrying its revered eagle emblem and vanishing into the mists. Rumors of the legion's golden eagle appearing in a tribal temple reach Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum), Flavius' son, 20 years later. Accompanied by his slave (Jamie Bell), Marcus makes a dangerous journey to Scotland to retrieve the hallowed eagle and, in doing so, to restore his father's tarnished honor ... from Wikipedia
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300 Rise of an Empire (2014)
300: Rise of an Empire
Release Date : 2014
Stars : Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey
While King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans have their date with destiny at Thermopylae, another battle against the Persians is brewing, this time at sea. Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), a Greek general, sees the threat posed by the God-King Xerxes of Persia. He knows that he must unite all of Greece if he is to stand any chance of repelling the Persian invasion. Even if he accomplishes his mission, Themistocles must still face Artemisia (Eva Green), the ruthless leader of the Persian armada ... from Wikipedia
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Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai
Release Date : 1954
Stars : ToshirĂ´ Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village ... from Wikipedia
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King Arthur (2004)
King Arthur
Release Date : 2004
Stars : Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley
In this interpretation of the classic tale, Arthur (Clive Owen) is a cavalry officer in the Roman army defending Hadrian's Wall against rebellious Britons. He and his troops are expecting to be relieved but are instead sent on a risky mission to rescue the Roman family of Marius Honorius, who proves a despicable torturer of pagans. Arthur frees one of them, Guinevere (Keira Knightley), who in turn brokers a truce between Arthur and the Britons so as to ward off an invading Saxon army ... from Wikipedia
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