EPICS-HISTORICAL
FILMS



Examples


Epics-Historical Films
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Selection of Greatest Epic Films:


Greatest Early Epic Films:
Quo Vadis? (1912, It.)
Cabiria (1914, It.)
Judith of Bethulia (1914)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Intolerance (1916)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
The Covered Wagon (1923)
The Ten Commandments (1923) (remade 1956)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
The Battleship Potemkin (1925, USSR)
The Big Parade (1925)
Ben-Hur (1926) (remade 1959)
King of Kings (1927) (remade 1961)
Napoleon (Fr.) (1927)
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Cavalcade (1933)
Cleopatra (1934)
Anna Karenina (1935)
The Crusades (1935)
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
San Francisco (1936)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Alexander Nevsky (1938, USSR)
In Old Chicago (1938)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Northwest Passage (1940)
Ivan the Terrible, Part I and II (1944, 1958, USSR)
Wilson (1944)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Duel in the Sun (1946)
Anna Karenina (1947)
The Fountainhead (1949)
Madame Bovary (1949)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Quo Vadis? (1951)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Julius Caesar (1953)
The Robe (1953)
Seven Samurai (1954, Jp.)
Sign of the Pagan (1954)
Giant (1956)
Lust for Life (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
War and Peace (1956, It./US)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Greatest Recent Epic Films:
Exodus (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
El Cid (1961)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
King of Kings (1961)
Barabbas (1962)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)
Cleopatra (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Sodom and Gomorrah (1963)
Becket (1964)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Zulu (1964)
Doctor Zhivago (1965, UK)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Hawaii (1966)
A Man For All Seasons (1966, UK)
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Patton (1970)
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
The Godfather (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Papillon (1973)
The Godfather, Part II (1974)
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Nashville (1975)
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
1900 (1976)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Star Wars Trilogy (1977) and the prequels
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Caligula (1979)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Das Boot (1981, Germ.)
Reds (1981)
Gandhi (1982)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Amadeus (1984)
Dune (1984)
The Killing Fields (1984)
A Passage to India (1984, US/UK)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Out of Africa (1985)
Ran (1985, Jp./Fr.)
The Mission (1986, UK/US)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
The Last Emperor (1987, Fr./It./UK)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Glory (1989)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
JFK (1991)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Malcolm X (1992)
Gettysburg (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
Nixon (1995)
The English Patient (1996)
Kundun (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Elizabeth (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Anna and the King (1999)
The Matrix (1999) and its sequels
The Mummy (1999) and its sequels
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, HK/US)
Gladiator (2000, US/UK)
The Patriot (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and all of its sequels
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Warrior (2001, South Korea/China)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Alexander (2004)
Downfall (2004, Germ.)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Troy (2004)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
King Kong (2005)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
The New World (2005)
Apocalypto (2006)
The Fountain (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
The Painted Veil (2006)
The Queen (2006)
300 (2006)
Atonement (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Australia (2008)
Che (2008)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Iron Man (2008) and sequels
Avatar (2009)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Inception (2010)
The Tree of Life (2011)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Les Miserables (2012)
Prometheus (2012)



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