List of the Most Epic Movies Films
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List of the Most Epic Movies

Rattling off the first 10-15 movies on this list was easy (big, showy movies with considerable explosions, panoramas, and destruction both physical and emotional), but once you get past the Apocalypse Now's and Scarface's of the list, it gets a little trickier to define what an epic movie actually is. So I looked up a definition of "epic movie".

Epic (movie): 1. on a grand scale; 2. occurring over a long period and characterized by a lot of difficulties; (n.) a poem, story, or artistic expression that describes heroic deeds

So it really came down to thinking about stories that needed to be told (Schindler's List), movies that shone a light on the good and the bad sides of a character (The Dark Knight Trilogy), and movies whose scenery was as grand as its actors (Master and Commander). And I'll probably come back to add more later, but for now, these are what I consider to be the most epic movies of all time.
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    #3 on the original list Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    #37 on the original list Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    #1 on the original list Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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

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

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    #20 on the original list Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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    #31 on the original list Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman

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    #21 on the original list Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    #7 on the original list Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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

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    #18 on the original list Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    #27 on the original list John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    #65 on the original list Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino

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    #218 on the original list Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    #58 on the original list Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

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    #42 on the original list Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    #94 on the original list Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

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    #32 on the original list Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    #12 on the original list Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    #17 on the original list Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    #48 on the original list Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    #15 on the original list Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    #4 on the original list Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    #5 on the original list Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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