Top 10 Most Successful Epic Movies

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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


The movie chronicles the adventure and bravery of Prince Judah Ben Hur as he fights for his freedom and his right against the abusive and despotic emperor Messala.


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


The epic movie is about the significant events surrounding the life of the archduke of Moscow who crowned himself supreme Tsar of Russia. The movie chronicles defining moments in Russian history.


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.


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