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List of most popular epic movies (all time)

A list of movies belonging to the epic genre.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Star Wars: Episode VII, or simply Star Wars 7, is an American epic space opera movie directed by J. J. Abrams. It stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis,...
7.3
7.3
from 39 votes
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Interstellar
2

Interstellar

(2014)
Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole...
8.4
8.4
from 36 votes
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

(2012)
The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of the trilogy inspired by the appendices...
7.8
7.8
from 11 votes
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
4

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

(2014)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 epic fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. It is the third and final installment in the t...
6.9
6.9
from 7 votes
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

(2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It was produced by WingNut Films in collaboration with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was distributed by Warner Bros...
7.6
7.6
from 7 votes
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
6

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

(2005)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space opera[discuss] film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the third and final installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy and stars Ewan McGregor, Nat...
6.7
6.7
from 6 votes
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The Revenant
7

The Revenant

(2015)
The Revenant is a 2015 American epic western film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota, which was inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass. The screenplay was w...
8.8
8.8
from 5 votes
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Titanic
8

Titanic

(1997)
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as membe...
7
7
from 5 votes
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Star Wars
9

Star Wars

(1977)
Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars saga, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher...
9.6
9.6
from 5 votes
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The Empire Strikes Back
10

The Empire Strikes Back

(1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas w...
9
9
from 4 votes
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
11

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

(1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the Star Wars saga a...
5
5
from 3 votes
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
12

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

(2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the third and final instalment in Th...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
13

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (1954–1955). It is the first instalment in The Lord...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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Waterworld
14

Waterworld

(1995)
Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 screenplay and stars Kevin Costner, who als...
6.3
6.3
from 3 votes
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
15

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(1996)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian title: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, lit. "The Good, the Ugly, the Bad") is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, an...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Schindler's List
16

Schindler's List

(1993)
Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian noveli...
8
8
from 2 votes
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
17

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

(2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second installment in The Lord of the Rin...
8.5
8.5
from 2 votes
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
18

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

(2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a 2015 American epic science fiction war film directed by Francis Lawrence, with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games fil...
7
7
from 2 votes
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The Postman
19

The Postman

(1997)
The Postman is a 1997 American epic post-apocalyptic adventure film. It is directed by, produced by, and stars Kevin Costner, with the screenplay written by Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland, based on David Brin's 1985 book of the sam...
6
6
from 2 votes
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Lincoln
20

Lincoln

(2012)
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was loos...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Spartacus
21

Spartacus

(1960)
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life story of the leader of a slave revol...
8
8
from 1 vote
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The Lord of the Rings
22

The Lord of the Rings

(1978)
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 American animated high fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. It is an adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings, comprising The Fellowship of the Rin...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Guardians of the Galaxy
23

Guardians of the Galaxy

(2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth installment i...
8
8
from 1 vote
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Return of the Jedi
24

Return of the Jedi

(1983)
Return of the Jedi (also known as Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas was from a story by Lucas, who w...
8
8
from 1 vote
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