The Epic Films of Hollywood

TitleHollywood has produced a number of films that reach just a little further in their search for dramatic purpose. Sometimes this means spanning years, or traveling the globe. Sometimes this means bringing thousands of people together for massive productions. No matter how it’s done, these films stand out because they succeed in making a movie into an experience. I consider an epic to be a film that brings a segment of history or society to life in grand scale. Although a number of war films have done this, I think these films also need to clearly represent the era that the movie takes place in.

Here are some of those epic films:

kinopoisk.ruAll Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Gone with the WindGone with the Wind (1939)

Greatest Show on Earth 1The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Lawrence of Arabia 12 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The Longest Day 1The Longest Day (1962)

Cleopatra 1Cleopatra (1963)

The Agony and the Ecstasy 1The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Doctor Zhivago 1Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Reds 1Reds (1981)

gandhi 1Gandhi (1982)

The Last Emperor 1The Last Emperor (1987)

Dances with WolvesDances with Wolves (1990)

Braveheart 1Braveheart (1995)

The Lord of the Rings- The Fellowship of the Ring 1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers 1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of the Rings- The Return of the King 1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The HobbitThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug 5The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit- The Battle of the Five Armies 1The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

 

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