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Epic films
List of epic films
Pre 1930
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
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A list of epic films released before the 1930s.

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Title Director Cast Country Notes
1912
Quo Vadis?Enrico GuazzoniAmleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Amelia Cattaneo22x20px
1913
The Last Days of PompeiiMario Caserini, Eleuterio RodolfiFernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani22x20px
SpartacoGiovanni Enrico VidaliLuciano Albertini, Enrico Bracci, Alberto Capozzi22x20px
1914
CabiriaGiovanni PastroneTeresa Marangoni, Umberto Mozzato, Bartolomeo Pagano22x20px
Judith of BethuliaD.W. GriffithBlanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Mae MarshUnited States
1915
The Birth of a NationD.W. Griffith Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae MarshUnited StatesWar
1916
A Daughter of the GodsHerbert Brenon Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, Hal De ForrestUnited States
IntoleranceD.W. Griffith Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Constance Talmadge, Lillian GishUnited States
Joan the WomanCecil B. DeMille Geraldine Farrar, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth United States
1917
Father SergiusYakov ProtazanovIvan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva22x20px
1918
Hearts of the WorldD.W. Griffith Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Ben AlexanderUnited States
1919
J'accuseAbel Gance Romuald Joubé, Séverin-Mars, Maryse Dauvray22x20px
TeodoraLeopoldo Carlucci Rita Jolivet, Ferruccio Biancini, René Maupré22x20px
1920
1921
The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseRex Ingram Rudolph Valentino, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta ClarkUnited StatesWar
L'AtlantideJacques Feyder Jean Angelo, Georges Melchior, Stacia Napierkowska22x20px 22x20pxWar
Orphans of the StormD.W. Griffith Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph SchildkrautUnited StatesCostume drama
1922
1923
The Ten CommandmentsCecil B. DeMille Theodore Roberts, Charles De Roche, Estelle TaylorUnited StatesReligious
1924
AelitaYakov ProtazanovYulia Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tsereteli22x20pxScience fiction
AmericaD.W. Griffith Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Lionel BarrymoreUnited States
GreedErich von Stroheim Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean HersholtUnited States
The Iron HorseJohn Ford George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Cyril ChadwickUnited StatesWestern
Die NibelungenFritz Lang Paul Richter, Margarete Schoen, Hanna Ralph22x20pxFantasy
The Thief of BagdadRaoul Walsh Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles BelcherUnited StatesFantasy
1925
The Battleship PotemkinSergei EisensteinAleksandr Antonov, Grigori Aleksandrov, Beatrice Vitoldi22x20pxWar
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the ChristFred Niblo Ramón Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoyUnited StatesReligious
The Big ParadeKing Vidor John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart BosworthUnited StatesWar
1926
Old IronsidesJames Cruze Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace BeeryUnited StatesWar
1927
The King of KingsCecil B. DeMille H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest TorrenceUnited StatesReligious
MetropolisFritz Lang Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich22x20pxScience fiction
NapoléonAbel Gance Albert Dieudonné, Antonin Artaud, Edmond Van Daële22x20pxWar
WingsWilliam A. Wellman Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Richard ArlenUnited StatesWar
October: Ten Days That Shook the WorldSergei EisensteinVladimir Popov, Eduard Tisse22x20pxWar
The End of St. PetersburgVsevolod PudovkinAleksandr Chistiakov,Ivan Chuvelev22x20pxWar
1928
Noah's ArkMichael Curtiz George O'Brien, Dolores Costello, Noah BeeryUnited StatesReligious
La Passion de Jeanne d'ArcCarl Theodor DreyerMaria Falconetti,Eugène Silvain,Maurice Shutz22x20px
1929
Storm Over AsiaVsevolod PudovkinValéry Inkijinoff, Boris Barnet22x20pxWar
Man with a Movie CameraDziga Vertov]22x20pxDocumentary
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