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In the history of Hollywood cinema, great movies with a large audience are often produced every year. The definition of an epic film, according to film critic Roger Ebert, is one made on a large scale, with many participants, and often with themes of war and adventure.

From Hollywood’s decades-long production, it’s not easy to pick the best big movie ever made. Here are ten of Salenhanh.com’s best epic big movies

The most epic movie

Trilogi The Lord Of The Rings

  • Release year : 2001-2003
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Production : WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

When it comes to a giant movie, it is definitely impossible to separate the 3 best giant fantasy movies of Peter Jackson, which are the movie adaptations of 3 books by JRR Tolkien. Starting with “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), “The Two Towers” ​​(2002) and “The Return of the King” (2003).

Considered the most ambitious project since it cost $281 million and took eight years to produce, it almost made New Line Cinema go bankrupt. But worldwide circulating profits multiply to nearly $3 billion.

All the elements needed in a giant fantasy adventure are well illustrated in this movie starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen and many more stars. The special effects created by WETA Workshop leave many viewers in awe of the detail.

These three films have won many awards from different world film festivals, especially “Return of the King” which took home Oscars for all the categories for which it was nominated, including All Best Movies.

Star Wars Film Series

  • Release year: 1977-2019
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Action
  • Produce: Lucasfilm
  • Directed by: George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, JJ Abrams, Rian Johnson
  • Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

The whole point of this Star Wars story is to maintain the order of the galaxy so that peace remains intact. Star Wars heroes from the beginning to the end continue to try to scare away enemies who come to take over a kingdom from a planet in the galaxy or destroy other planets so that only one planet reigns in the galaxy. Galaxy.

For those of you who are not fans of Star Wars but are curious about how to watch it so as not to get confused when reviewing multiple series, read on and help categorize it!

First, Episode I: The Phantom Manace (1999), Episode II: Attack of The Clones (2002), Episode III: Revenge of The Sith (2005), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) and Final Episode same IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Gladiator

  • Release year : 2000
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Produce : Scott Free Productions, Red Wagon Entertainment
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Actors: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

If in the previous edition, we knew that director Ridley Scott was the originator of war movies from the 2000s, he was also the initiator of the revival of historical-themed films before that. huge history through the 2000 movie “Gladiator”.

Set in the Roman Empire during the reign of Commodus, this fictional story stars Russell Crowe as General Maximus, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen. A simple tale of a war general’s revenge slandered by the king, combined with poignant presentation and breathtaking visuals, have earned this film Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor. best main.

Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame

  • Release year: 2018 & 2019
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Action
  • Produce: Marvel
  • Directed by: Anthony & Joe Russo
  • Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson

Infinity War tells the story of the chaos of the universe caused by Thanos, who combined the 6 eternal stones causing half of the world’s population to disappear, leaving only the chosen one. Among the many Avengers heroes, only Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and others remain.

While in Endgame, the Avengers heroes escaping Thanos’ snap must work together to turn the situation around. Thanks to the time tunnel used by Antman, the Avengers implemented a strategy of going back in time to defeat Thanos before he snapped his fingers.

Lawrence of Arabia

  • Release year: 1962
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Produce: Horizon Pictures
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Actors: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

It’s Lawrence (Peter), a British lieutenant. He had knowledge of the native Bedouin tribe and was sent to Arabia during the Second War to investigate the tribe in order to join the other Arabs. His mission was to unite all the Arabs so that they could overthrow the then colonial Turks.

With the help of the Arabs, Lawrence fought the Turks together in many ways. One way to do this is by going through cities that were already occupied by the Turks so that when the whole city was under control Lawrence and the Arabs could break into the heart of the Kingdom’s defenses. Muslim Turkey and take over all that was captured by the Turks.

The Hobbit

  • Release year: 2012-2014
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
  • Production : WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Actors: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

If The Lord of the Rings trilogy ranks among the best giant movies, so does The Hobbit trilogy. Almost every year Peter Jackson as director releases films about The Hobbit, starting with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

Martin Freeman, the main character who plays Bilbo Baggins, played all three films. While The Hobbit’s success can’t rival that of The Lord of the Rings, the movie is well-deserved enough to make it into the list of the best giant movies.

You can see subtle CGI effects throughout the movie. Moreover, the shooting location in New Zealand, specifically Hobbiton, looks like a fairy tale to our eyes.

An extraordinary achievement that proves the quality of the film makes the audience watch many times of this film. Then don’t forget to check out the prequel, The Hobbit trilogy.

Troy

  • Release year : 2004
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Produce : Warner Bros. Pictures, Helena Productions, Latina Pictures, Radiant Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Nimar Studios
  • Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Actors: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

One of the best giant movies starring two handsome and famous actors in Hollywood, that is Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom. Troy tells the story of the Trojan War based on the forbidden love story between Paris (Orlando), Prince of Troy and Queen of Sparta, Helen (Diane Kruger).

One day, Paris took Helen away and brought her back to Troy. The king and Helen’s husband, Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson) feel very humiliated and want revenge. Along with his brother, Agamemnon (Brian Cox), Menelaus brings in a legendary undefeated warrior, Achilles (Brad Pitt).

Although initially reluctant to join this war, Achilles eventually agreed to fight. He killed many Troy troops and destroyed the Temple of Apollo. However, one day in the middle of the war, Achilles fell in love with the princess of the Kingdom of Troy.

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Release year: 2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2017
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Production : Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
  • Directed by: Gore Verbinski (2003, 2006, 2007); Rob Marshall (2011); Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (2017)
  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz

From its inception until the final film was released in 2017, Pirates of the Caribbean has always had a place in the hearts of audiences. The story of Captain Jack Sparrow’s ocean navigation adventures is really addictive and keeps us hooked throughout the movie.

Johnny Depp himself as Jack Sparrow has never been absent from the title role since his first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Until the last movie called Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), five Pirates of the Caribbean movies are still waiting.

The Last Pirates of the Caribbean movie tells the story of Jack having to deal with the ghosts of Spanish navy soldiers commanded by Jack’s nemesis, Armando Salazar. Guaranteed, the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie is not inferior to the previous 4 movies.

Braveheart

  • Release year: 1995
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History
  • Production : Icon Productions, The Ladd Company
  • Directed by: Mel Gibson
  • Actors: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan

Before Gladiator dominated the Oscars stage, “Braveheart” was the giant movie king of the 1990s, produced in 1995 to be exact. The film stars Mel Gibson as a famous war character who Scotland William Wallace, took home 5 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for Randall Wallace..

What makes this movie so good is the visualization of a gruesome battle with various unique war strategies in the style of Wallace that became a symbol of the Scottish struggle against the occupation of the Scots. Him at that time. Although he was eventually captured and sentenced to death, his fighting spirit remains in the hearts of every Scot to this day.

Gone with the Wind

  • Release year : 1939
  • Genre: Drama, History, Romance
  • Production : Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Directed by: Victor Fleming, George Cukor
  • Actors: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

The 1939 film “Gone with the Wind” is one of the films that is considered the opening of this huge genre. The production of the film that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards was fraught with obstacles and had to go through a two-year pre-production process.

The lengthy process aimed to cast Clark Gable as the title character and audition 1,400 women for the role of Scarlett O’Hara, ultimately played by Vivien Leigh, who immediately took home the Academy Award for Best Actress. most colorful.

Telling the story of romance and life struggles in the midst of the American Civil War, this film runs for almost 4 hours due to the length of the story being adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Margaret Mitchell. .

In this movie there is a scene where many people are treated in the field like victims of war. For the scale of that era, creating this scene wasn’t easy, because there were no special effects to recreate or manipulate the image.

300

  • Release year : 2006
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Production : Legendary Pictures, Virtual Studios, Atmosphere Pictures, Hollywood Gang Productions
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Actors: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham

The Battle of Thermopylae is a famous battle recorded in history, where 300 Spartan soldiers fought 300,000 Persian soldiers who invaded Greece under the leadership of Xerxes. The Spartan army led by Leonidas did not flinch and fought with all his might to the last drop of blood.

This story was later made into a comic book and written by Frank Miller, then adapted for the big screen by director Zack Snyder. There are a lot of sadistic and poetic scenes in this movie, with advanced slow-motion technology and special effects capable of translating comic content in detail. Unfortunately, this war movie sequel is not as good as the first one.

Kingdom of Heaven

  • Release year : 2005
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Producer: Scott Free Productions, Inside Tracks, Studio Babelsberg, Motion Pictures GmbH
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Actors: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson

Movies with religious themes tend to be sensitive if they are not skillful in handling them. Especially when it comes to the Crusades, it was a series of battles between Islam and Christianity. However, the 2005 film “Kingdom of Heaven” by director Ridley Scott tried to balance the story so that no one felt blamed.

Set in the era of King Baldwin IV reigning in Jerusalem, which has succeeded in bringing about inter-religious peace in the city. But because of the actions of elements of his government, it ended up bringing the city into a war where Muslim forces were very strong under the leadership of Sultan Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi, who was famous for his intelligence. art and high intelligence.

In this best giant movie, it is shown that the war is not the fault of the two leaders of this country, but that there are individuals who want war in their governments.

Avatar

  • Release year: 2009
  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Produce: 20th Century Fox
  • Directed by: James Cameron
  • Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang

It is the most futuristic movie of that time and the 2nd best movie in the world after Avengers: Endgame. This film tells about the energy crisis on earth to sustain human life. This led scientists to search for resources from another planet called Pandora. There is one largest source of energy called unabtanium.

Obtaining unibtanium is not easy because the planet Pandora contains an atmosphere that is toxic to humans but not toxic to humans on a planet called Na’Vi. Brainstorm, Dr. Grace (Sigourney Weaver) ends up using Na’Vi’s body that has been programmed to be controlled by humans. Can the mission of scientists succeed?

The Ten Commandments

  • Release year: 1956
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Produce : Producer Cecil B DeMille
  • Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
  • Actors: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter

The story of the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Sinai desert led by the prophet Moses is an epic story and contains much reflection and advice for mankind. Of the many films that carry this story, 1956’s “The Ten Commandments” is the best.

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston plays the Prophet Musa and Yul Brynner plays Pharaoh Rameses. The film’s length of nearly 4 hours will not cause fatigue with an attractive plot that tells the life story of the prophet Moses full of teachings.

There’s one epic scene that eventually won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the split sea scene that became the Prophet’s miracle. The scene gives a lively feeling and will shake the hearts of the audience. Guaranteed !!

The Passion of the Christ

  • Release year : 2004
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production : Icon Productions
  • Directed by: Mel Gibson
  • Actors: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern

The film, directed by the famous actor and director Mel Gibson, tells the story of the suffering of Jesus before the crucifixion. As a director, Mel Gibson never thought that this $30 million film could gross $612 million.

One of the best giant movies can arouse the emotions of the audience. It’s not uncommon for people to be sad and cry while watching this movie. Mel Gibson tried to describe Jesus’ suffering as narrated in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to make it seem real.

El Cid

  • Release year: 1961
  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Produce: Samuel Bronston Productions
  • Directed by: Anthony Mann
  • Actors: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone

El Cid tells the story of a great battle in the city of Valencia, Spain in an attempt to ensure that every city in Spain does not end badly due to civil war. El Cid is actually the nickname of the Arabic dialect ‘al-sid’ which means leader. This nickname is attributed to Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Spanish hero who is credited with driving the Moors out of Spain.

El Cid was sent to protect Spain from African soldiers led by General Yusuf. Great war broke out in the city of Valencia, as it was located on the border between El Cid and Yusuf. Although many people eventually died as a result of the war, Yusuf’s army was expelled and El Cid and his army were victorious, bringing Spain back to peace.

Red Cliff

  • Release year : 2008
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Production : Beijing Film Studio, China Film Group, Lion Rock Productions
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Actors: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Yong You, Chen Chang

Based on the story of the war in the Han Dynasty in AD 208, “Red Bich” is a huge movie that has been shown many times on national television stations. The story begins with Prime Minister Cao Cao (Fengyi Zhang) asking the Emperor to surrender the southern regions controlled by Liu Bei (Yong You) and Sun Quan (Chen Chang).

Cao Cao planned to kill Liao Bei during his expansion, but Liu Bei escaped with the refugees. Finally, Liu Bei cooperated with Sun Quan to raise the flag to fight against Cao Cao.

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

  • Release year : 2007
  • Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
  • Producer: Andreevski Flag, Kinokompaniya CTB, X-Filme Creative Pool
  • Directed by: Sergey Bodrov
  • Actors: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun

So far, there have been many movies about the ruthlessness of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol empire, who succeeded in conquering several parts of Asia. However, the movie “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan” is a slightly different story. In this movie, you will get to know Genkhis Khan as an adult who is forged in life, who loves his wife very much and is a revolutionary.

This film will tell about the meeting between Temudjin – Genghis Khan’s birth name – and a woman named Borte, who later becomes his wife and personal advisor. You are also invited to learn about Temudjin’s efforts until he finally succeeded in conquering most of the parts of Asia to Russia.

The film is made by a Russian director, has a location, a plot, with a very quality cast. Although it is classified as a giant movie, you certainly won’t get bored watching this movie until it’s over.

Ben-Hur

  • Release year : 1959
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
  • Produce : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Actors: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

“Ben-Hur” is the best giant movie produced in 1959 with a historical setting in the last days of the life of Jesus. Starring Charlton Heston and directed by William Wyler, the film was widely acclaimed and took home Oscars in several categories, including Best Picture.

The film is a remake of the 1925 silent film of the same name, adapted from a novel by Lew Wallace published in 1880. The most spectacular scene in this film is the nine-minute carriage scene starring of Hollywood techniques. stuntman at that time. This scene is still considered the best stunt scene of all time until now.

Spartacus

  • Release year: 1960
  • Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
  • Produce : Bryna Productions
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Actors: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

Kirk Douglas was one of the most influential actors in Hollywood from the 1950s-1960s. Through this 1960 production of “Spartacus,” he not only played the lead role, but also chose visionary director Stanley Kubrick to direct the film and succeeded in influencing President John F. Kennedy to have it dismantled. ban on screenwriters and novelists.

The film itself tells the story of an uprising led by Spartacus against the arbitrariness of the Roman Empire that slandered him. Although this movie has no color, every scene feels alive thanks to the good work of the camera and the talented acting of the cast.

Well, those are some huge movie recommendations that can be references for you to watch. Some films tell the history of the past. If you have suggestions for other huge movie titles, feel free to write them in the comments column provided, yes!

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