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Period and Historical
When people talk about an "old school Hollywood epic," it's normally Ben-Hur they have in mind. In this story set in the time of Christ, a Jewish prince is seeking revenge after being betrayed and sent into slavery by a childhood friend, who then became a Roman commander. Intersecting with Biblical events, this is film-making on a huge scale and packed full of memorable sequences, such as the scenes in the slave galleys and a gripping chariot race that remains one of the most memorable set-pieces seen in Hollywood cinema.
Ridley Scott's ancient Roman epic about a general-turned-gladiator out for revenge on the new Emperor.
14+ years 149 mins
Spectacular comic-book style version of the 480 BC conflict between a small group of Spartans and the huge Persian army.
14–16 years 117 mins
Spectacular, extravagant epic, with Elizabeth Taylor in a classic role as the legendary queen of ancient Egypt.
11–16 years 192 mins
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