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Alexander

by:Beavan, Jenny

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:93  Date:2004 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, History, Action and adventure 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, Epic films, Feature films

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Exodus : gods and kings

by:Zaillian, Steven

In this biblically based epic film, 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.

Editions:52  Date:2014 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13; violence including battle sequences and intense images.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Bible films, Epic films

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Gone with the Wind

Documentary: Traces the filming of the Gone with the Wind, from its inception to its Atlanta premiere in December of 1939. Includes interviews of survivors of the experience, film trivia, and "test" clips-- a montage of screen tests of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara, ranging from front-runner Paulette Goddard to "not-a-chancers" such as Lana Turner. Produced by David Selznick's sons, and written by iconoclastic movie historian David Thomson.

Editions:1  Date:1939  Rating:MPAA rating: G.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Epic films, Historical films, Romance films

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Lawrence of Arabia

by:Lean, David

Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.

Editions:67  Date:1962 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, History, Epic films, Biographical films

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Around the world in eighty days

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time.

Editions:13  Date:1956 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated G ; Canadian Home Video rating: Rated PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Film adaptations, Romances, Comedy films, Epic films

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Masada

by:Sagal, Boris

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:51  Date:1969 - 2011  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Television mini-series, Television mini-series, Epic films

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Mongol

Delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. Follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny. Shows the future conqueror and revealing him not as the evil brute, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader.

Editions:5  Date:2007  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of bloody warfare.  Genre(s):Drama, History, Epic films, Historical films, Epic films

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Madame Bovary

by:Barthes, Sophie (19..-)

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

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El Cid

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 among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated 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:5  Date:1961 - 2008  Rating:Not rated.  Genre(s):Action and adventure films, Epic films, Feature films, Historical films, History

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