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The list contains the best, new and most relevant epic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out epic, exciting, stylized, intense, serious and dramatic films and TV shows about / with betrayal, battle, violence, destiny, storytelling, dialogue, heroes, redemption, soldier and sword plots mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as epic: Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Troy (2004), 300 (2006), Gladiator (2000), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Alexander (2004), The Passion of the Christ (2004), War & Peace (2016), The Avengers (2012).
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Gladiator
Action, Adventure, Drama
USA, UK
155 min.
 8.5
300
Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
USA
117 min.
 7.7
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Mortal Engines
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
New Zealand, USA
Radioflash
Drama, Thriller
USA

List of epic movies

Spartacus: War of the Damned
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, ancient rome, rebellion, gory, intrigue, battles, arena, sword and sandal, ambition, rebel, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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Avengers: Infinity War
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: epic, surprise ending, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supervillain, superhero, comics, super villain, superhero team, good versus evil, supernatural power, fight scenes, superhuman powers, end of the world, battle, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, africa, manhattan new york city, scotland
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Troy
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: romance, mythology, tragic hero, sword fight, betrayal, war, vengeance, courage, brutality, beautiful scenery, forbidden love, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, europe, greece
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 7.7
 668K
300
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, harsh, scenic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courage, war, warrior, gory, vengeance, betrayal, storytelling, historical character, fight scenes, brutality, sacrifice, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, rough, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, war, betrayal, brutality, politics, heroic mission, battles, mission from god, courage, heroine, rape, god ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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 8.5
 1.1M
Gladiator
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspense, captivating, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: gladiator, vengeance, roman empire, revenge, slavery, sword fight, master warrior, rivalry, betrayal, emperor, courage, corruption ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, dungeon, rome italy, italy, spain ...
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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, religion, christianity, god, christian, ancient egypt, bible, jews, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, old testament ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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Alexander
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, factual, breathtaking, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, war, battles, heroes, adventure, conquering, brutality, courage, battle zone, ambition, homosexuality, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, greece, europe, macedonia, ancient greece ...
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The Passion of the Christ
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, epic, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, suffering, religion, torture, betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, life philosophy, brutality, death, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 8.2
 16K
War & Peace
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love and romance, couple relations, love story, war, shooting, state affairs, battle, twists & turns, contests and competitions, life, courage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: exciting, epic, dark, comic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, dark hero, fight scenes, comics, superhuman powers, justice, save the world, heroes, weapons, good versus evil, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1981, year 1918, 2010s
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, tijuana mexico, africa, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 1.1M
The Avengers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, good versus evil, superhuman powers, comics, weapons, save the world, heroic mission, superhero team, teleportation, chase, assassin, humanity in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, battleship, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Captain America: Civil War
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: epic, intense, exciting, comic, humorous ...
Plot: superhero, comics, revenge, brainwashing, ex soldier, costumed hero, teenage hero, flying man, female warrior, supernatural power, teamwork, prison ...
Time: year 1991, 1990s, 2010s
Place: bucharest, siberia, romania, vienna, eastern europe ...
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 5.4
 88K
Gods of Egypt
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, adventure, good versus evil, immortality, afterlife, rescue, redemption, danger, transformation, betrayal, chase, save the day ...
Place: egypt
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 7.3
 170K
Hercules
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the ...
Style: humorous, epic, exciting, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mythology, hercules, good versus evil, adventure, disney, heroic mission, friendship, transformation, superhuman powers, fall in love, rescue, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, europe, ancient greece
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine's Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.
Style: dramatic, serious, epic, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: cossack, parents and children, parent child relationship, father son relationship, heroes, forbidden love, betrayal, political unrest, battle, state affairs, rebelliousness, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 7.0
 12K
The Odyssey
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, ...
Style: exciting, scenic, breathtaking, epic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, mythology, good versus evil, heroic mission, legends and myths, getting home, courage, battles, deadly creature, destiny, true love, rescue ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, mediterranean sea, greece
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 7.9
 359K
Thor: Ragnarok
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new ...
Style: entertaining, stylized, epic, comic, surprise ending
Plot: female villain, superhero, goddess, female warrior, destruction, supernatural power, one against many, warrior, good versus evil, battle, planet, heroism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway
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Justice League
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone to face the catastrophic threat of ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, exciting, epic, surprise ending
Plot: superhero team, superhero, battle, alien invasion, superhuman, good versus evil, alien, army, recruitment, alien creature, secret identity, coffin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, russia, norway, kansas
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X-Men: Apocalypse
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: exciting, suspense, epic, comic, entertaining ...
Plot: superhero, apocalypse, transformation, comics, superhero team, mutant, teleportation, betrayal, immortality, revenge, technology, alter ego ...
Time: future, year 1983
Place: egypt, poland, east berlin east germany, pentagon, ohio ...
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War and Peace
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, romantic, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, war, fall in love, couple relations, tragic love, romance, family relations, social differences, true love, wartime life, aristocracy, family crisis ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Greatest Story Ever Told
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, redemption, christian, christianity, religion, jesus, tragic hero, god, leadership, sacrifice, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, egypt, jerusalem, dungeon
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, destiny, war, courage, magic, sword fight, betrayal, suspicion, mythology, fantasy world ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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How the West Was Won
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: adventure, family, gunfight, civil war, american civil war, culture clash, crimes, indians, native americans, destiny, old west, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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 8.2
 94K
Revolt
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how their new-found power will corrupt them.
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, greed, samurai, war, revenge, assassination, insanity, tragedy, storytelling, visceral, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
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 8.4
 851K
Braveheart
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, freedom, idealism, vengeance, courage, betrayal, violence, sword fight, revenge, politics, master warrior, tragic hero ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, rebellion, good versus evil, space travel, adventure, sword fight, desert, destiny, alien, outer space, master villain, star wars ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, space travel, space opera, adventure, rebellion, mentor, sword fight, destiny, outer space, betrayal, rebel, alien ...
Time: future
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space opera, adventure, good versus evil, redemption, death, star wars, happy ending, desert, sword fight, chase, rebellion, destiny ...
Time: future
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, stylized, scenic, captivating, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, wizards, storytelling, multiple storylines, heroic mission, pride and honor, save the world, magic, sword fight ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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