Posted on 07 June 2009.
We simply love period films which reflect human history in a grand scale. Let us take a look at the top 10 period movies of all time in terms of the scale of production.
1. Ben Hur, 1925; 1959
2. Spartacus, 1960
The epic movie is about a slave named Spartacus and his struggle to gain freedom from the clutches of the Roman Empire. Their ambitious rebellion ended with tragedy and the total defeat they suffered from the hands of the more superior military of the Roman Empire.
3. Ivan The Terrible (I and II), 1944; 1958
4. The Ten Commandments, 1956
This epic movie is easily one of the most enduring and extensively watched film among all epic productions included in this list. It is based on the events chronicled in The Bible about one of the most defining moments in the history of Christianity.
5. Gandhi, 1982
This epic movie is all about this iconic figure and is a showcase of non-violent struggle and fight for freedom of a nation against a powerful might which led to the defeat of the powerful entity without shedding a drop of blood.