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your top 5 "epic" movies?

 
 
Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2008 10:21 pm
so whats your favorite epic movies? the type of movies with a ton of different emotions, movies about a big event/ big deal, or someone with a big mission, etc.. or just a really damn good movie, ill start with mine.
in no order
.braveheart
.gladiator
.the patriot
.the good the bad and the ugly
.its a wonderful life (just cause its really good)
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2008 10:40 pm
Hard to make such a list quickly, but:

Ben Hur
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2001: A Space Odyssey
Gandhi
Jesus of Nazareth (I'm a non-believer, but this is a great movie)

Also, I'm not certain whether "Highlander" qualifies as an epic. It is about one man's development over centuries, about heroic deeds, and about a struggle between good and evil over centuries. If it qualifies, I'd have to include it in my list of favorites.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2008 11:00 pm
Ben Hur
Titanic
El Cid
Good Bad Ugly
Gone With the Wind
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 12:00 am
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben Hur
Ivan the Terrible, Part I and II
2001: A Space Odessy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Hard to limit it to five, so the next five:

A Passage to India
Titanic
King Kong (including the Peter Jackson remake)
Ran
Alexander Nevsky

I catch myself watching The Ten Commandments just for the absolutely ridiculous Sunday School script. "Oh, Moses, Moses, Moses..." "Oh, Cecil,
Cecil, Cecil..."
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 12:04 am
The Godfather I & II (counts as one, right?)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Gypsy

I've got two more...
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 06:07 am
My Fair Lady
The Music Man
Jeremiah Johnson
Grapes of Wrath
The Dirty Dozen
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 06:10 am
Gladiator
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Lawrence of Arabia
2001
Gone With the Wind
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 07:59 am
On golden blonde
Mr. hollands anus
sperms of endearment
inspect her gadget
saving ryans privates
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 08:10 am
I agree with all the movies listed (OK, not Bear's). You also might want to check out some Epic Wannabes or adventure movies made before special effects took over:

The Warlord - with Chuck Heston
The Vikings - Kirk Douglas (did anyone mention Spartacus?)
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves- Errol Flynn

Brandon - are you thinking of the Franco Zeffirelli version of "Jesus"? I love that version too. Olivia Hussey is just the hottest Virgin Mary in that.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 08:18 am
Green witch snubs my picks. that hurts. Crying or Very sad
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 09:28 am
Well, that's nitpicking! Laughing

Although "Jesus of Nazareth" is a superior effort to Mel Gibson's slasher flick version, it was a TV mini-series, not a theater released film. So there's my nitpicking.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2008 10:45 pm
Green Witch wrote:
I agree with all the movies listed (OK, not Bear's). You also might want to check out some Epic Wannabes or adventure movies made before special effects took over:

The Warlord - with Chuck Heston
The Vikings - Kirk Douglas (did anyone mention Spartacus?)
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves- Errol Flynn

Brandon - are you thinking of the Franco Zeffirelli version of "Jesus"? I love that version too. Olivia Hussey is just the hottest Virgin Mary in that.

Yes, that's the one.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2008 02:24 am
Green Witch wrote:
I agree with all the movies listed (OK, not Bear's). You also might want to check out some Epic Wannabes or adventure movies made before special effects took over:

The Warlord - with Chuck Heston
The Vikings - Kirk Douglas (did anyone mention Spartacus?)
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves- Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn was in The Adventures of Robin Hood. Kevin Costner was in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
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Amigo
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2008 02:36 am
citizen cane
grapes of wrath
Avalon
Cinema paradiso
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2008 08:58 am
I personally felt that THe Warlord fell short. Particularly in the under-use of Richard Boone's talent. He was relegated to a few bellows and no dialog.
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