Top 100 Best Epic Movies

Greatest Epic Films of All Time

What are the best epic movies? It is hard to describe epic movies in few words. First of all it should be cleared that Epic movies are not at all equal to big budget movies, even though most of the movie lovers relate them together. Epic films are usually considered those that focus on human emotions at large scale and brings a larger than life picture out of them. Epic films generally have a scenario where the survival of whole world depends on the deeds of the central hero and villain. But they are not confined to this limit only. Epic films generally do not have just one hero or one villain but have strong supporting characters that often act as anti-hero or anti-villain or dark horses of the main story.

Epic films have a larger than life story telling and they surely requires big budget to produce them. They often have stories that are almost unbelievable but interestingly can not be denied either. Epic films are often related to fantasy movies but there are many great examples where the films were inspired or were actually based on real life events (For example Apollo 13). The way of story telling plays a vital role in epic movies. One perfect example of epic story telling is Homer’s Odyssey.

Here is a list of 100 greatest epic movies ever made:

100. Metropolis
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99. The Greatest Story Ever Told
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98. Quo Vadis
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97. Intolerance
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96. The Motorcycle Diaries
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95. Gallipoli
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94. Out of Africa
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93. Stagecoach
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92. Gangs of Wasseypur
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91. Sunshine
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90. The Tree of Life
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89. Seabiscuit
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88. Underground (1995)
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87. War Horse
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86. The NeverEnding Story
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85. Malcolm X
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84. Red Cliff
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83. The Leopard
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82. Amistad
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81. The Way Back
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80. Joan of Arc
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79. All Quiet on Western Front
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78. Gettysburg
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77. The Last legion
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76. The Killing Fields
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75. Seven Years in Tibet
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74. How the West Was Won
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73. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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72. A Bridge too far
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71. The Magnificent Seven
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70. Watchmen
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69. There Will Be Blood
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68. The Last Temptation of Christ
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67. The Man Who Would be King
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66. Glory
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65. Patton
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64. The Thin Red Line
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63. Hero
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62. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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61. Legends of the Fall
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60. Troy
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59. Once Upon a time in the West
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58. Memoirs of a Geisha
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57. The King’s Speech
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56. The Aviator
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55. The Passion of the Christ
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54. The Last of the Mohicans
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53. Princess Mononoke
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52. Ran
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51. Planet of the Apes
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50. The Painted Veil
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49. Barry Lyndon
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48. The Mission
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47. The English Patient
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46. Atonement
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45. Les Miserables
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44. Apollo 13
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43. Hotel Rwanda
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42. Once Upon a time In West
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41. The Chronicles of Narnia Series
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40. The Hunger Games
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39. Pirates of the Caribbean Series
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38. Gandhi
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37. Platoon
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36. Scarface
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35. Full Metal Jacket
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34. The Great Escape
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33. The Dark Knight Trilogy
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32. Avatar
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31. King-Kong
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30. The Last Emperor
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29. Dances With Wolves
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28. Kingdom Of Heaven
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27. Letters from Iwo Jima
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26. The Last Samurai
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25. 2001: A Space Odyssey
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24. The Searchers
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23. Das Boot
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22. The Bridge on River Kwai
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21. Cleopatra
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20. Spartacus
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19. 300
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18. Saving Private Ryan
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17. Apocalypse Now
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16. Dollars Trilogy
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15. Forrest Gump
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14. Lawrence of Arabia
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13. Braveheart
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12. Star Wars Series
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11. Harry Potter Series
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10. Gladiator
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9. Doctor Zhivago
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8. Titanic
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7. Seven Samurai
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6. The Ten Commandments
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5. Schindler’s List
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4. Ben-Hur
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3. Gone With the Wind
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2. The Godfather Trilogy
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1.The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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Which of the above film do you think is the greatest of all? Do you think we missed any great epic film or we ranked any particular film too high (or low), do let us know in comments.