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, intense and captivating films and TV shows about / with betrayal, heroes, rivalry, death, dialogue, vengeance, adventure, storytelling, mentor and beautiful scenery 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), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Game of Thrones (2011), 300 (2006), The Last Kingdom (2015), Braveheart (1995), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Berserk (1997), Interstellar (2014).

List of epic movies

 7.2
 458K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: warrior, betrayal, sword fight, mythology, tragic hero, courage, forbidden love, army, ancient, heroes, heroic, war ...
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, 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, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: vengeance, warrior, roman empire, courage, pride and honor, emperor, master warrior, freedom, tragic hero, slavery, heroes, gladiator ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: north africa, dungeon, spain, italy, rome italy ...
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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, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, warrior, battles, siege, king, war, military, christianity, muslim, self sacrifice, army, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, palestine ...
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 9.4
 1.6M
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, twists and turns, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, incest, betrayal, adventure, political intrigue, king, killings, royal family, politics, rivalry, throne ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 7.7
 698K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
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, harsh, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, legends and myths, courage, ancient, historical character, master warrior, heroic mission, human spirit, war, army ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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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: captivating, realistic, epic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, vengeance, castle, heroes, viking, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 8.3
 901K
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, rough, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, heroes, folk hero, leadership, torture, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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, warrior, gladiator, death, strong sexual content, rebel, sword and sandal, sword fight, gory ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
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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, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, good versus evil, warrior, friendship, imaginary, battles, save the world, sword and sorcery, ancient, magical, destiny ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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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, exciting, dark, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, vengeance, battles, supernatural, heroes, one man army, mercenary, massacre, destiny, danger, dark fantasy, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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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, epic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, adventure, journey, friendship, fantasy world, imaginary, warrior, sword and sorcery, save the world, creature, mythology ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: mine, new zealand
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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, epic, exciting, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, adventurer, dragon, courage, journey, adventure, warrior, fantasy world, imaginary, treasure hunt, magical ...
Time: 2010s, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
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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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, save the world, fantasy world, friendship, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, warrior, magical, wizards, pride and honor, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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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: mind bending, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, wormhole, end of the world, black hole, space exploration, space and aliens, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 6.2
 156K
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, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, dragon, monster, legends and myths, sin, heroic mission, good versus evil, weakness, ancient, adventurer, vengeance, duel ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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 7.7
 21K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, execution, idealism, fall in love, war, political unrest, leadership, ambition, society, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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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, exciting ...
Plot: ancient egypt, bible, destiny, god, religion, christianity, old testament, miraculous event, religions or cults, family relations, society, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
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, creature, good versus evil, warrior, magical, sword and sorcery, heroes, magic, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, swords and armor ...
Time: 2010s
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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: tense, exciting, epic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, old west, lone wolves, gold, cons and scams, good versus evil, greed, gunfight, army, outlaw, cowboy, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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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, factual, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: politics, joan of arc, battles, war, burned alive, heroic mission, siege, courage, betrayal, rape, religion, heroine ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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 8.1
 135K
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, stylized, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, debt, aristocracy, jealousy, nobility, social climbing, escapades, glory, dishonesty, cheating, irony, boxing ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, europe, berlin germany, belgium
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 5.5
 101K
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, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, forces of nature, adventure, danger, arena, slavery, race against time, ruler, save the lady, forbidden love, chaos ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
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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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, self sacrifice, resurrection, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, rabbi, execution, betrayal, ancient rome, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: pirate, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space wars, battles, escapades, rebelliousness, rebellion, hopes, rivalry, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: noah's ark, adam and eve, bible, old testament, flood, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, supernatural ability, heroes, hopes, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
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 8.3
 214K
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, rough ...
Plot: naval battle, navy, submarine, ocean or sea, battles, german, nazi officer, military, mission, war, third reich, team ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, seaport, germany, mediterranean sea
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 8.8
 15K
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, ancient, family feud, prophecy, rivalry, manipulation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, 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, rough, scenic ...
Plot: vikings, battles, mission, adventure, violence, heroic mission, danger, barbarian, sword and sorcery, fish out of water, against the odds, gory ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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 7.2
 12K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, siege, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, battles, assassination ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Fantasy
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, transformation, rage, soldier, invasion, heroic, swords and armor, vengeance, tough heroes, heroic mission, master warrior, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, athens greece, greece
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