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Feature: The Top 20 Greatest Epics of All Time
Twenty of the most important epic movies ever made are explored in our feature revealing the secrets, history and Oscar glory of some of the best films ever made.
The list of Top Twenty Epics in the latest Film Review Special throws up a few surprises.
Ben-Hur charged Lawrence of Arabia out of the way, and lorded it over the Lord of the Rings series.
Sword and sandals sagas proved the most popular overall, with Spartacus, Gladiator, and Cleopatra finishing higher than the Mafia classic The Godfather, historical works such as The Last Emperor and even the biblical epic The Greatest Story Ever Told.
The total running time of all the films on the list is: 3904 minutes. That’s 65 hours, or almost 2¾ days (without toilet breaks).
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