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 suspenseful films and TV shows about / with heroes, betrayal, death, battles, rivalry, adventure, beautiful scenery, dialogue, storytelling and vengeance 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), Braveheart (1995), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Interstellar (2014), The Last Kingdom (2015), 300 (2006), Game of Thrones (2011), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

List of epic movies

 7.2
 480K
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, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, army, betrayal, battlefield, courage, tragic hero, conquering, heroic, forbidden love, greek mythology ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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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, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, pride and honor, freedom, courage, slavery, sword fight, heroes, tragic hero, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, spain, germany, north africa
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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, exciting, epic, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary kingdom, journey, sword and sorcery, friendship, imaginary, mythology, medieval, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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, imaginary, wizards, obsessive quest, adventurer, dragon, adventure, magical, elf, monster, courage ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, 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, wizards, save the world, sword and sorcery, elf, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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 8.3
 942K
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, battles, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, folk hero, love story, heroes, idealism, leadership, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
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, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, christianity, king, adventure, military, crusade, muslim, swords and armor ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, england, israel ...
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, elf, wizards, imaginary, friendship, imaginary kingdom, save the world, dark fantasy, magical, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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 8.6
 1.5M
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, black hole, end of the world, time paradox, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, father daughter relationship, space exploration ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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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, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: battles, king, kingdom, danger, rivalry, castle, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, escapades, british, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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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: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, creature, warrior, magical, fantasy world, elf, adventure, sword and sorcery, monster, king, dragon ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.6
 723K
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, battles, courage, army, legends and myths, ancient, heroic mission, war, human spirit, soldier, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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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, twists and turns, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, king, fantasy world, adventure, incest, political intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, royal family, imaginary, killings ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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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, sexy, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, ancient rome, battles, slavery, sword fight, gory, warrior, sword and sandal, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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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, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, gunfight, anti hero, greed, anti heroes, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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 8.3
 227K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, navy, world war two, war, ocean or sea, german, battles, nazi officer, military, mission, third reich ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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 7.9
 72K
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: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: legends and myths, king arthur, supernatural ability, magical, knight, witch, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, dragon, friendship, curses spells and rituals, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, elf, imaginary kingdom, sword and sorcery, battles, wizards and magicians, epic battle, dragon, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, knight ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.5
 30K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, nazism, german, military, starvation, soldier, politics, survival, russian, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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 5.5
 105K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, chaos, arena, catastrophe, save the lady, danger, volcanic eruption, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, london, rome italy
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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, religion, bible, prophet, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, adventure, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
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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, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: hell, afterlife, purgatory, angel, heaven, death, adventure hero, devil, demon, train, battles, fire ...
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, patriotism, civil war, heroic ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: royal family, russian revolution, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, czar, russian history, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia
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A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, behind enemy lines, allies, army, heroic mission, battle zone, against the odds, soldier, mission, resistance, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 70s
Place: netherlands, holland, germany, europe, poland ...
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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, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: battles, rebelliousness, leadership, heroes, cossack, political unrest, society, parent child relationship, state affairs, father son relationship, parents and children, battle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ukraine, poland, europe
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 9.2
 1.6M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, serious ...
Plot: slave, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, social decay, self discovery, miraculous event, leadership, adventure, rescue, society, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, scenic, rough ...
Plot: vikings, barbarian, mission, battles, adventure, danger, heroic mission, viking, kingdom, heroes, gory, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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 8.0
 62K
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, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
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