Hollywood 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: