Which films are EPIC to you personally?

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  1. Sean Conklin

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    I have certain favorite films that I consider EPIC to me. Mine are:
    Titanic
    Armageddon
    Braveheart
    Gladiator
    Lawrence of Arabia
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Cast Away
    Contact
    Deep Impact
    These do not necessarily reflect my very favorite movies but are EPIC adventures for me.
    I'll try to explain my definition of EPIC: Long, involving, emotional, stories of human spirit, movies that really make you think and stuff like that.
    Before you attack me on my choice for Armageddon(which DOES happen to be 1 of my top 10 favorites)let me just say that not only is it a great adventure/popcorn flick, in my eyes it meets my criteria for being EPIC, it's funny, scary, uplifting, adventurous, involving, heroic, and sad.
    Yes I never fail to shed a tear at the end of this great movie. And besides, it could happen[​IMG]
    There are probably more that I just can't think of right now, if you guys/gals list something I think is EPIC, I'll chime in and let you know, so I can add it to my list.
     
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    The Abyss

    Forrest Gump

    Aliens

    Princess Mononoke

    UPDATE: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

     
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    Some of my favorite EPIC Adventures are:

    2001

    Braveheart

    Lawrence of Arabia

    The Red Violin

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Mission To Mars

    Apocalypse Now

    Dune

    Forrest Gump

    Gladiator

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    JFK

    Princess Mononoke

    Samurai 1 - Musashi Miyamoto

    Samurai 2 - Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    Samurai 3 - Duel at Ganryu Island

    Saving Private Ryan

    Seven Samurai, The

    Seven Years in Tibet

    Shawshank Redemption

    Spartacus

    Star Trek - The Motion Picture

    The Star Wars Saga

    just to name a few
     
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    Short Cuts.
     
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    The Green Mile
     
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    Shawshank Redemption

    Green Mile

    The Abyss

    Forrest Gump

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    ..not a movie,but The Sopranos,I wish it were a movie!

    Robin Hood Prince of Theives

    Good Will Hunting
     
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    2001 A Space Odyssey

    Apocalypse Now

    Superman The Movie

    JFK

    Nixon

    Spartacus

    Forrest Gump

    Dances With Wolves(Anyone see the Dir Cut on Bravo last night?)

    Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

    The Doors
     
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    There can be only one! BEN-HUR.

    Ok a few more than...

    Spartacus

    The Ten Commandments

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Longest Day

    El Cid

    King of Kings

    Quo Vadis

    Cleopatra

    Braveheart

    Dune (1984)

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
     
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    Ones already mentioned...

    - Ben Hur

    - 10 Commandments

    - Lawrence Of Arabia

    - Titanic

    - Braveheart

    - Gladiator

    - Spartacus

    - Star Wars saga

    - El Cid

    Others I consider epic...

    - Legends Of The Fall

    - The Sound Of Music

    - Pearl Harbour (that should rub some people the wrong way)
     
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    DAZED AND CONFUSED!!!!!!!!

    I can relate to so much in that movie!

    Favorite quote:"Gotta love those high school girls, I get older, they stay the saaame age!"
     
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    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The Godfather trilogy

    Barry Lyndon
     
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    How could I have forgotten the Godfather 1 & 2 and The Good The Bad and The Ugly? [​IMG]
    Also Seven Samurai and Ran
     
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    I love Mission to Mars and the Green Mile, but they just didn't meet my criteria for being EPIC.

    BTTF and Real Genius are probably my very favorite movies, but do not meet my criteria for EPIC.

     
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    Intolerance

    Ben-Hur

    The Ten Commandments

    Lawrence

    The Godfather

    Bridge on the River Kwai

    Spartacus

    Last of the Mohicans

    Throne of Blood

    Ran

    The Emperor and the Assassin

    Ivan the Terrible Pt 1 & 2

    Alexander Nevsky
     
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    Geno beat me to it. Dazed & Confused
    It might not be EPIC to you, but it's epic to us personally!
    My runner ups:
    American Graffiti
    Boogie Nights
    Magnolia
    Almost Famous (long cut)
    Woodstock
     
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    Well, aside from the obvious choices:
    The General: B&W, not widescreen, silent and a comedy. Yet it manages to be one of the most "epic" depictions of the civil war era ever put to film.
    Berlin Alexanderplatz: You either know it or you don't. Fassbinders 15.5 hour masterpiece can't even be described in words.
     

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