5 Must Watch Epic Movies of All Time
Epic films are those that are great in size and production. Over time, the phrase has come to mean both a specific kind of film and the production of expensive films. It frequently revolves on a heroic character, much like traditional epics.
1. War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel War and Peace is one of the most epic works of literature ever written. A sweeping account of a 19th century period of czarist history, it follows the lives of five aristocratic families as they struggle through the tumultuous events of Napoleon’s invasion. A dazzling cinematic feat, Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1960 adaptation is a tour de force of spectacle. It boasts a nearly unlimited budget, thousands of extras from the Soviet army and props from Russia’s greatest museums.
The film presents awe-inspiring battle sequences, including some of the most spectacular aerial shots I’ve ever seen. But it also reaches into the intimate details of Tolstoy’s characters, which are never less than fascinating.
A masterpiece of epic proportions, Fitzcarraldo was a film made under incredibly difficult conditions and it still holds up today. It tells the story of a man who wants to build an opera house in the Amazon jungle and is determined to accomplish his dream. It was directed by Werner Herzog, a director who had a reputation for being renegade and risking his life to create films that no one else would attempt at the time. Known for his boldness, Herzog went all out to make Fitzcarraldo.
Klaus Kinski plays the titular character, a self-important man who is obsessed with building an opera house in the Amazon. His irrational desire is the driving force of the film.
Avatar is one of the most successful films of all time, which is no surprise when you consider the stunning special effects that James Cameron incorporated in this flixtor movie. The world of Pandora is just beautiful, and the action scenes in this movie are incredibly amazing. However, the movie doesn’t have much substance to it. The plot isn’t too interesting, and the characters don’t seem very realistic.
But the visual effects that were used in this movie are still very impressive, especially when you see them in IMAX. The only problem is that these effects haven’t aged very well, and they look very cartoonish at times.
4. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a story of hope, love, perseverance and respect. The movie has touched the lives of many people around the world and made them better for it. Tom Hanks stars as Forrest Gump, a man with a below-average intelligence quotient but a great heart. His mother (Sally Field) teaches him about love, honesty and respect.
He tries to do the right thing, even when it’s hard, like picking up a book for an African American student at the University of Alabama. He also donates money to a Black woman’s family. As a result, Gump inadvertently influenced history in many ways. He enlisted in the Vietnam War, met presidents, invested in Apple, and became richer as a result.
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
A three-hour epic that’s an absolute masterwork. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a fantasy-action-adventure that perfectly translates J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary masterpiece into a cinematic adventure that exhilarates from beginning to end. The movie begins with a prologue that explains how the One Ring, an evil and corrupting ring, was forged by the dark lord Sauron. The ring can turn its wearer invisible but was only discovered by the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) and later handed down to his nephew, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood).
The story focuses on the Fellowship of the Ring, which includes Frodo, the wizard Gandalf, Samwise Gamgee (Sean Bean), Pippin, Merry, Boromir and Gimli the dwarf. Together, they embark on a journey to destroy the Ring and save Middle Earth from the evil forces of Sauron.