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

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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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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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

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

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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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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
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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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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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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

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Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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

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

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

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

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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

Famous People Named Robin The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought

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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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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kingdom of Heaven Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

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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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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of the Best Epic Movies
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
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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

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