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50 best epic movies ever – part one

Technicolor wonders with sweeping cinematography and casts of thousands – here are the greatest...

This week it’s the summer solstice – aka the longest day of the year.

So what better time to bring you the first part of our rundown of the 50 best epic movies ever made – aka some of the longest films in existence? Without further ado, here (in no particular order) is part one of our list – check out part two here.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Not the biography of a bridge building addict but an account of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt to secure German-held bridges in the occupied Netherlands during WW2. The film, however, was anything but a failure, packing in a plethora of stars including Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Laurence Olivier, and Anthony Hopkins – all directed by Richard Attenborough himself. A great way to swot up on your history!