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Gladiator

by:Scott, Ridley

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.

Editions:375  Date:1985 - 2018  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Action and adventure films, Feature films, Epic films

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Alexander

by:Stone, Oliver

The story of Alexander the Great, who in 4th century BC conquered ninety percent of the known world of the time by defeating Greece, Persia, Afghanistan, and India in just eight years.

Editions:134  Date:2004 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, History, Biographical films, Biographical films, Epic films

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Apocalypto

by:Gibson, Mel

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Editions:87  Date:2001 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images ; Canadian Home Video rating: 18A; for gory scenes, and brutal violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Epic films

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El Cid

by:Mann, Anthony, 1906-1967

Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided between his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassnated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain.

Editions:148  Date:1961 - 2016  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, History, Epic films, Feature films, Feature films

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Masada

by:Sagal, Boris, 1923-1981

In the first century A.D., Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There, the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazer ben Yair and his people.

Editions:54  Date:1969 - 2011  Rating:Adult  Genre(s):History, Drama, Television mini-series, Television mini-series, Epic films

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Madame Bovary

by:Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880

Desperate to escape the dullness of provincial life, a young married woman pursues forbidden fantasies through a series of indiscreet seductions and adulterous affairs. Based on the acclaimed novel that transformed the Romantic era.

Editions:33  Date:2014 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for some sexuality/nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Film adaptations, Epic films

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The epic film : myth and history

by:Elley, Derek

Editions:24  Date:1983 - 2016  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Epic films, Epic films, Epic films

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Iphigeneia

by:Euripides

Commander Agamemnon stands ready to launch his infamous thousand ships to retrieve the beautiful Helen of Troy. As the wind refuses to blow, a priest condemns him for sacrilege, and the powerful general is pressured to sacrific his daughter to save the states. Threatened and tormented, Agamemnon is faced with sending his child like a lamb to the slaugher and betraying his wife.

Editions:43  Date:1976 - 2007  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Film adaptations, Film adaptations, Epic films

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Jodhaa Akbar

by:Gowariker, Ashutosh

An epic telling of the sixteenth century politically expedient marriage between the Mogul emperor, Akbar, and the Rajput princess, Jodhaa, which became a journey of true love.

Editions:52  Date:2007 - 2010  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, Epic films, Epic films

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The encyclopedia of epic films

by:Santas, Constantine

This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European productions from the silent era to the present day are covered. Arranged alphabetically by title, each main entry contains a synopsis of the film, principal production information, and a critical analysis.

Editions:8  Date:2014  Genre(s):Encyclopedias, Epic films, Epic films, Encyclopedias

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