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Epic films
List of epic films
Pre 1930
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
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A list of epic films released during the 1950s.

19450195119521953195419551956195719581959

Title Director Cast Country Notes
1950
Julius CaesarJoseph L. MankiewiczCharlton Heston,Marlon BrandoUnited StatesShakespearean drama
The Black RoseHenry HathawayTyrone Power,Orson Welles,Cécile Aubry,Jack Hawkins,Michael Rennie22x20pxHistorical
King Solomon's MinesCompton BennetDeborah Kerr,Stewart Granger,Richard CarlsonUnited StatesAdventure
1951
The Day the Earth Stood StillRobert WiseMichael Rennie,Patricia NealUnited StatesSci-Fi
Dream of a CossackYuli RaizmanSergei Bondarchuk,Boris Chirkov,Nikolai Gritsenko,Ivan Pereverzev22x20pxHistorical
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.Raoul WalshGregory Peck,Virginia Mayo,Robert Beatty,Terence Morgan,James Robertson Justice22x20pxAdventure
David and BathshebaHenry KingGregory Peck,Susan Hayward,Raymond Massey,Kieron MooreUnited StatesBiblical
Quo VadisMervyn LeRoyRobert Taylor,Deborah Kerr,Leo Genn,Peter UstinovUnited StatesHistorical/Biblical
1952
Blackbeard the PirateRaoul WalshRobert Newton,Linda Darnell,William BendixUnited StatesAdventure
The Crimson PirateRobert SiodmakBurt Lancaster,Nick Cravat,Eva Bartok,Torin ThatcherUnited StatesAdventure
OthelloOrson WellesOrson Welles,Micheál MacLiammóir,Suzanne Cloutier,Robert CooteUnited States22x20pxShakespearean drama
The Prisoner of ZendaRichard ThorpeStewart Granger,Deborah Kerr,James MasonUnited StatesAdventure
IvanhoeRichard ThorpeRobert Taylor,Elizabeth Taylor,Joan Fontaine,George Sanders22x20pxHistorical
1953
The RobeHenry KosterRichard Burton,Jean Simmons,Victor MatureUnited StatesBiblical
Julius Caesar Joseph L. MankiewiczMarlon Brando,James Mason,John Gielgud,Louis CalhernUnited StatesShakespearean drama
SadkoAleksandr Ptushko Sergei Stolyarov,Alla Larionova,Yelena Myshkova22x20pxFantasy
Rob Roy, the Highland RogueHenry FrenchRichard Todd,Glynis Johns,James RobertsonUnited States22x20pxHistorical
1954
Knights of the Round TableRichard ThorpeRobert Taylor,Ava Gardner,Mel Ferrer,Stanley Baker22x20pxHistorical
The Black KnightTay GarnettAlan Ladd,Peter Cushing,Harry AndrewsUnited States22x20pxHistorical
Romeo and JulietRenato CastellaniLaurence Harvey,Susan Shentall,Mervyn Johns22x20px22x20pxShakespearean drama
Boris GodunovVera StroyevaIvan Kozlovsky22x20pxOperatic drama
King Richard and the CrusadersDavid ButlerRex Harrison,Virginia Mayo,George Sanders,Laurence HarveyUnited StatesHistorical
1955
Richard IIILaurence OlivierLaurence Olivier,Cedric Hardwicke,John Gielgud,Paul Hueson22x20pxHistorical
The Adventures of Quentin DurwardRichard ThorpeRobert Taylor,Kay Kendall,Robert Morley,George ColeUnited States22x20pxHistorical
Battle CryRaoul WalshVan Heflin,Aldo Ray,Mona Freeman,James WhitmoreUnited StatesWar
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild FrontierNorman FosterFess Parker,Buddy Ebsen,William Bakewell,Pat HoganUnited StatesAdventure
Son of SinbadTed TetzlaffDale Robertson,Vincent Price,Sally PriceUnited StatesFantasy Adventure
1956
The Ten CommandmentsCecil B. DeMilleCharlton Heston,Yul Brynner,Anne BaxterUnited StatesBiblical
Around the World in 80 DaysMichael AndersonDavid Niven,Mario Moreno,Robert NewtonUnited StatesAdventure
War and PeaceKing VidorHenry Fonda,Audrey Hepburn,Mel FerrerUnited States22x20pxHistorical/War
The SearchersJohn FordJohn Wayne,Jeffrey Hunter,Vera MilesUnited StatesWestern
Alexander the GreatRobert RossenRichard Burton,Claire Bloom,Frederic MarchUnited StatesHistorical
The Battle of the River PlateMichael PowellJohn Gregson,Anthony Quayle,Peter Finch22x20pxWar
A Hill in KoreaJulian AmyesGeorge Baker,Harry Andrews,Stanley Baker22x20pxWar
Ilya MurometsAleksandr PtushkoBoris Andreyev,Andrei Abrikosov,Natalya Medvedeva22x20pxFantasy
1957
The Bridge on the River KwaiDavid LeanWilliam Holden,Alec Guinness,Jack Hawkins22x20pxWar
Raintree CountyEdward DmytrykElizabeth Taylor,Montgomery CliftUnited StatesWar
Throne of BloodAkira KurosawaToshiro Mifune,Isuzu Yamada,Takashi Shimura22x20pxJidaigeki
Don QuixoteGrigori KozintsevNikolai Cherkasov,Yuri Tolubeyev,Georgiy Vitsin22x20pxAdventure
Ill Met by MoonlightMichael PowellDirk Bogarde,Marius Goring,Cyril Cusack22x20pxWar
Paths of GloryStanley KubrickKirk Douglas,Ralph Meeker,Adolphe MenjouUnited StatesWar
The Cranes Are FlyingMikhail KalatozovTatyana Samojlova,Aleksey Batalov,Vasili Merkuryev22x20pxWar
1958
DunkirkLeslie NormanJohn Mills,Richard Attenborough,Bernard Lee22x20pxWar
The 7th Voyage of SinbadNathan H. JuranKerwin Mathews,Torin Thatcher,Kathryn GrantUnited StatesFantasy adventure
The Hidden FortressAkira KurosawaToshiro Mifune,Misa Uehara,Minoru Chiaki22x20pxJidaigeki
And Quiet Flows the DonSergei GerasimovPyotr Glebov,Elina Bytritskaya22x20pxHistorical/War
The VikingsRichard FleischerKirk Douglas,Tony Curtis,Janet LeighUnited StatesHistorical
1959
Solomon and ShebaKing VidorYul Brynner,George SandersUnited StatesBiblical
Ben-HurWilliam WylerCharlton Heston,Stephen Boyd,Jack HawkinsUnited StatesHistorical
Destiny of a ManSergei BondarchukSergei Bondarchuk22x20pxWar
The Birth of JapanHiroshi InagakiToshiro Mifune,Akihiko Hirata22x20pxtokusatsu
Hercules UnchainedPietro FrancisciSteve Reeves,Sylva Koscina,Sylvia Lopez22x20pxFantasy
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