Epic Movies

List of the best epic movies according to visitors: John Carter, 14 Blades, 47 Ronin, Vikingdom, Last Knights, Viking Destiny, The Grandmaster, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Mersal, Lines of Wellington.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

John Carter (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Giants, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Teleportation, Space wars
PlaceSpace, Mars, Parallel worlds
StyleDisney, Exciting, Steampunk, Epic, Serious

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

14 Blades (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountryHong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration01:54
CharactersHeroes, Emperors
PlotMartial Arts, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades; eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade reserved for suicide when a mission failed. An elite force of secret agents with a license to kill, the Jinyiwei devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone. When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch Jia (Law Kar Ying), the best of the Jinyiwei, Qinglong (Donnie Yen) is assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Qinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Qinglong is betrayed and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land, Qinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.

47 Ronin (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan, Hungary
Duration01:59
CharactersWitch, Samurai, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Chase, Sword Battles, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors.

Vikingdom (2013)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Malaysia
Duration01:54
CharactersGods, Vikings, Heroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

A warrior fleeing the violence of his past must take up the sword and risk everything to face a god of incalculable power.

Last Knights (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration02:37
CharactersKnights, Killers, Heroes, Friends, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Mythology, Justice, Fidelity
PlaceCastle
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic, Depressive, Serious

When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights – bound by duty and honour – embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until they've destroyed their mortal foe.

Viking Destiny (2018)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium
CharactersVikings
PlotTravel
PlaceShips, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Tense, Epic

A Viking Princess is forced to flee her kingdom after being framed for the murder of her father, the King. Under the guidance of the God Odin, she travels the world gaining wisdom and building the army she needs to win back her throne.

The Grandmaster (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:03
CharactersHeroes, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, China, Asia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryIndia
CharactersKings, Military, Warriors, Emperors
PlotOn real events, Death
PlaceIndia
StyleEpic

When Aurangzeb recruits his trusted soldier Udaybhan to control the Kondhana fort, Shivaji's military leader Tanhaji Malusare and his army of Maratha warriors set out to recapture the fortress.

Mersal (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndia
CharactersStrong women, Snake, Tigers, Cats, Poor
PlotDancing, Soccer, Fight, Money, Death
PlacePrison, Village, Hospitals
StyleNetflix, Tense, Epic, Serious

A few individuals in the medical profession are murdered or kidnapped, and the cop investigating the case suspects a doctor and arrests him. But is he the one who is behind these crimes? And why are they being committed?

Lines of Wellington (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPortugal, France
CharactersArtists, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Uprising
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious

Passionate romance, brutal treachery, and selfless nobility are set against the background of Napoleon’s 1810 invasion of Portugal.

The Village (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Family, Sisters, Cats
PlotFriendship, Water, Snow
PlaceSea, Village, School, Nature, Trains
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleEpic, Serious

The Village tells the story of life in a Derbyshire village through the eyes of a central character, Bert Middleton.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Meaning of life, Fate
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Beautiful, Philosophical

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Epic

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

The Scythian (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:01
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotTravel, Revenge, Fight, Friendship, Rivalry
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Epic, For men

These are times when one civilization is replacing another. A new era is about to begin in Central Eurasia. Scythians, the proud warriors, are all but gone. The few of their descendants have become ruthless mercenary assassins, the “waves of Ares.” Lutobor, is a soldier with a difficult task at hand. He becomes involved in internecine conflicts and sets off on a perilous journey to save his family. His guide is a captive Scythian by the name of Weasel. Lutobor and Weasel are enemies. They pray to different gods but must embark on this journey together. They brave the wild steppes, moving toward the last haven of the Scythians, to what seems to be their inevitable demise…

Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryChina, USA, Hong Kong
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Smart, Epic, Disturbing

Set in China during the Warlords Period of the 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.

The Pirates (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:10
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Pursuit, Treasures, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to sea to hunt down the whale. But he soon clashes with Yeo-wol, a female captain of pirates, and unexpected adventure unfolds.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:49
CharactersHorses, Monsters, Dragons, Heroes, Elves
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic
PlaceFantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Spectacular, Fascinating, Epic, Worth watching

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Shaolin (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:11
CharactersEmperors
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Depressive, Serious

China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan or rescue and escape.

For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, military, history
CountryMexico
Duration02:25
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Uprising
PlaceMexico
StyleSoulful, Epic, Serious

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.

Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersWitch, Heroes, Warriors, Barbarians
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Slavery, Feats, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Jason Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.




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