List of the Best Epic Movies Films

List of the Best Epic Movies

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Below is a list of the best epic films. What are the best epic movies of all time? Every epic movie listed can be sorted by actor, director, and title. Epic movies have a larger than life storyline, and every epic film on this list is more epic than the last. What's the best epic movie? Enjoy this list of the greatest epic movies and use it as a starting point for your own epic movie list. Often times these movies catapult their actors into stardom--just look at the Avatar cast.

 If you want to check out some movies to watch right now on Neflix then check out the best action movies on Netflix, our Disney movies list or the best scary movies on Netflix.


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    #3 on the original list
    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    #2 on the original list
    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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    Saving Private Ryan

    #7 on the original list
    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    #10 on the original list
    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    #20 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    #50 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    #13 on the original list
    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    #15 on the original list
    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    #9 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Lawrence of Arabia

    #14 on the original list
    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Ben-Hur

    #6 on the original list
    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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    Dances with Wolves

    #18 on the original list
    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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    Apocalypse Now

    #23 on the original list
    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    #25 on the original list
    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Spartacus

    #16 on the original list
    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    #26 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Troy

    #35 on the original list & added by Jabapac
    Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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    #37 on the original list
    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    The Last Samurai

    #44 on the original list
    Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    #45 on the original list & added by sounds.of.elixir
    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    #41 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Back to the Future

    #36 on the original list & added by jumpman971
    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    #33 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Gone with the Wind

    #17 on the original list & added by DavidChapman
    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    The Patriot

    #42 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    #28 on the original list & added by jumpman971
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    The Green Mile

    #24 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    The Ten Commandments

    #12 on the original list
    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    The Last of the Mohicans

    #53 on the original list
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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    Star Wars

    #8 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Fight Club

    #85 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Return of the Jedi

    #11 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    #31 on the original list
    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    #34 on the original list
    Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    #27 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    #39 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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    #59 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    #43 on the original list & added by Nekti
    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Kingdom of Heaven

    #90 on the original list
    Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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    #46 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    #61 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    #49 on the original list
    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    #72 on the original list & added by EirikBottenEriksen
    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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    #21 on the original list & added by MelissaCritchley
    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Black Hawk Down

    #89 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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    #175 on the original list & added by Nekti
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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    #19 on the original list
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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