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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.

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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675 187
Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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652 211
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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634 212
The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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485 152
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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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345 137
Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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264 98
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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236 86
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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428 207
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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222 90
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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220 95
Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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sounds.of.elixir added Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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90 21
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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Jabapac added Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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314 166
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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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149 60
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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jumpman971 added Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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115 39
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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DavidChapman added Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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Nekti added The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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194 92
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
jumpman971 added Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Nekti added The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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Nekti added Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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165 78
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Nekti added Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Nekti added Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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355 209
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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117 49
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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87 30
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

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96 37
Alien is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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144 72
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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108 47
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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127 61
Inception is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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Kingdom of Heaven Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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147 76
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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305 191
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
EirikBottenEriksen added The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
MelissaCritchley added The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Nekti added Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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96 41
Predator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Nekti added Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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245 154
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates