Epic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant epic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out epic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with betrayal, heroes, death, adventure, sword fight, rivalry, mentor, battle, murder and courage plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, New Zealand and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as epic: Troy (2004), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Braveheart (1995), The Last Kingdom (2015), Interstellar (2014), 300 (2006), Game of Thrones (2011), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010).

List of epic movies

 7.2
 471K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
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, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, mythology, army, betrayal, sword fight, courage, tragic hero, forbidden love, conquering, ancient, battlefield, heroic ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 8.5
 1.3M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
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, breathtaking, captivating, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, freedom, pride and honor, courage, slavery, master warrior, revenge, tragic hero, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, italy, rome italy, germany, spain
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, epic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, warrior, friendship, mythology, save the world, medieval ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, scenic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, obsessive quest, adventurer, imaginary, monster, adventure, magical, courage, dragon, journey, warrior ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, warrior, battles, imaginary, friendship, sword and sorcery, save the world, ancient, magical, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: battles, knight, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, pride and honor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east, england, israel ...
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 8.3
 926K
Braveheart (1995)
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, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, warrior, battles, tragic hero, courage, war, love story, folk hero, heroes, vengeance, leadership, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland
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The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: battles, king, kingdom, danger, rivalry, escapades, british, vengeance, heroes, castle, political unrest, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, futuristic, cerebral, serious ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, black hole, space exploration, expedition, wormhole, parallel world, heroic mission, time paradox ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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 7.6
 713K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
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, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, legends and myths, army, battles, courage, ancient, heroic mission, human spirit, master warrior, against the odds, war ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
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: epic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary, save the world, imaginary kingdom, friendship, elf, wizards, magical, sword and sorcery, warrior ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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 9.3
 1.7M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, adventure, incest, king, political intrigue, betrayal, fantasy world, sex scene, royal family, killings, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, tense, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, lone wolves, army, outlaw, cowboy, anti hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico ...
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Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
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, exciting, rough, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, roman empire, gladiator, slavery, ancient rome, battles, warrior, gory, death, rebel, sword and sandal, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, creature, magical, warrior, adventure, sword and sorcery, fantasy world, heroes, elf, swords and armor, magic ...
Time: 2010s
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: ancient egypt, bible, religion, god, old testament, christianity, prophet, destiny, miraculous event, family relations, religions or cults, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
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 5.5
 104K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, adventure, natural disaster, forces of nature, save the lady, danger, arena, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain
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Dark Ascension (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The gates of Heaven & Hell have been broken and the afterlife is in ruins. One group of new arrivals must find a way to put things right to prevent an eternal battle between good & evil.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: angel, hell, afterlife, purgatory, heaven, death, adventure hero, devil, demon, train, fire, murder ...
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 6.2
 158K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, dragon, monster, sin, heroic mission, tragic hero, good versus evil, vikings, weakness, ancient, adventurer ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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 5.4
 101K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, ancient egypt, adventure, rescue, danger, legends and myths, afterlife, save the day, imaginary, desert, chaos and mayhem ...
Place: egypt
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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba (2009)
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: epic, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: rebelliousness, battles, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle, family relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 8.0
 60K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, rivalry, escapades, danger, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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 8.7
 148K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, incest, emperor, betrayal, historical character, intrigue, warrior, ancient rome, power struggle, rivalry, slavery, political conspiracy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: europe, italy, egypt
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 8.6
 25K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: exciting, epic, dark, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, tragic hero, heroes, one man army, dark fantasy, danger, mercenary, massacre, destiny, supernatural, battles, monster ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, miraculous event, leadership, chosen one, society, tragic hero, human spirit, hopes, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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 7.9
 69K
Merlin (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, and Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot.
Style: exciting, humorous, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, knight, magical, imaginary kingdom, witch, king arthur, dragon, wizards and magicians, king, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
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, captivating, factual, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape, religion ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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 8.1
 140K
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, boxing, confession ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, russian revolution, rise and fall, politics, state affairs, political unrest, rebellion, rebelliousness, czar, russian history, world war one, child illness ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, resurrection, self sacrifice, jesus christ, back from the dead, faith, jesus, rabbi, execution, betrayal, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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