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 serious, epic, stylized, exciting, intense and realistic films and TV shows about / with betrayal, heroes, death, rivalry, vengeance, dialogue, violence, storytelling, murder and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres shot in USA, UK, New Zealand and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as epic: Troy (2004), Gladiator (2000), 300 (2006), Game of Thrones (2011), The Last Kingdom (2015), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Braveheart (1995), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Pompeii (2014).

List of epic movies

 7.2
 446K
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, betrayal, tragic hero, courage, forbidden love, war, ancient, mythology, army, heroic, heroes, conquering ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 8.5
 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
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, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, master warrior, courage, heroes, tragic hero, pride and honor, emperor, freedom, slavery, revenge ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, dungeon, north africa, rome italy, italy ...
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 7.7
 685K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, battles, courage, ancient, master warrior, war, military, human spirit, heroic mission, against the odds, soldier, gory ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 9.5
 1.4M
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: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, palaces castles and temples, politics, royal family, adventure, king, killings, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, castle, viking, vengeance, heroes, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
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, king, warrior, war, siege, military, christianity, army, rise to the top, adventure, public execution ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
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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: exciting, epic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, warrior, ancient, save the world, journey, sword and sorcery, destiny ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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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, rough, exciting, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, battles, slavery, rebel, strong sexual content, warrior, death, master warrior, gladiator, ancient rome, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: 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, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, journey, sword and sorcery, save the world, heroic mission, medieval, mythology ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: mine, new zealand
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 8.4
 881K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: rough, epic, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, tragic hero, war, heroes, courage, battles, love story, warrior, leadership, vengeance, master warrior, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, save the world, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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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: exciting, epic, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, cons and scams, gold, good versus evil, outlaw, greed, gunfight, anti-hero, american civil war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, arizona, mexico ...
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 5.5
 99K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
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, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, forces of nature, slavery, save the lady, adventure, danger, natural disaster, race against time, forbidden love, volcanic eruption, gladiator, ruler ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, dungeon, britain
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 8.5
 22K
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: epic, serious, sinister, macabre, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, master warrior, supernatural, vengeance, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, mercenary, imaginary kingdom, one man army, military, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, adventurer, courage, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, mythology, dragon, invisibility ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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 6.2
 154K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, sin, dragon, heroic mission, mythology, legends and myths, folk hero, curse, weakness, vengeance, ancient, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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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, battles, mission, adventure, heroic mission, violence, danger, barbarian, heroes, gory, against the odds, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iraq, scandinavia
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, rage, transformation, vengeance, invasion, tough heroes, heroic mission, legends and myths, state affairs, master warrior, swords and armor ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, athens greece, greece
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 8.8
 14K
I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, political intrigue, emperor, betrayal, intrigue, ambition, ancient, power struggle, head of state, ancient rome, murder, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, europe
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 5.4
 93K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, chaos and mayhem, immortality, danger, save the day, legends and myths, desert, afterlife, redemption ...
Place: egypt
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 9.2
 1.4M
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: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, crime family, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, battles, space wars, escapades, rebelliousness, rebellion, rivalry, idealism, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
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 7.9
 45K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, epic, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, brother sister incest, historical character, manipulations, sin, priest, lust, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 8.6
 1.3M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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: atmospheric, futuristic, mind bending, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 8.2
 98K
Revolt (1985)
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, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, greed, vengeance, revenge, samurai, hopelessness, ruins, power, gun, blood, seppuku, castle ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
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How the West Was Won (1962)
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, serious, exciting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: native american, settler, outlaw, river, frontier, adventure, small town, family, wilderness, attempted murder, gold, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1880s, 1860s, 1870s ...
Place: california, arizona, missouri, ohio, usa ...
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 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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, captivating, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, battles, rape, war, heroic mission, siege, betrayal, brutality, politics, heroine, mission from god, courage ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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