What elements make a movie battle truly epic? It should be of staggering proportions, capture the heat and the passions of the moment and draw the audience into it. In other words, a battle should be truly awe-inspiring! You can find all this and more from our selection of top ten epic movie battles.
10. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – Battle for Narnia
Though thought of by many as a children’s movie, this has some excellent battle scenes. Exciting for children and on a scale that is sure to draw adults in as well. And the images of all the residents of Narnia coming together to fight for it are truly inspiring.
9. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – The Final Battle
Regarded as one of the milestones in movie battles, this had some of the most wonderful sound and digital special effects. Capturing the hideousness of the Orcs and the power of the Winged Nazgul, this battle succeeded in stunning many audiences worldwide.
8. Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers – The Battle of Helm’s Deep
As you watch the impending march of Saruman’s army, you can feel the desperation of the few men who are left facing thousands of Orcs and the terror of the women and children they have left behind. The tension mounts as the rain-drenched night proceeds only for Gandalf to arrive in the nick of time.
7.Tora! Tora! Tora! – Attack on Pearl Harbor
Call it audacity or stupidity, this attack dragged America into World War II and perhaps also sealed Japan’s fate. Told from the point of view of the Japanese and Americans, it captures the daring aerial raid on Pearl Harbor.
6.Apocalypse Now! – Helicopter Attack
Look no further than this particular movie battle to be convinced about the senselessness of real-life war and of the consequences we all have to face as a result. Features one of the most stark and honest depictions of a full-fledged helicopter attack in Vietnam.
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