Top 3 War Epics to Watch Before Ridley Scott’s Napoleon Hits the Screens
Immerse yourself in a world of historical battles and political intrigue. We are less than six months away from the release of Ridley Scott's next film. The Napoleon biopic will tell the story
Immerse yourself in a world of historical battles and political intrigue.
We are less than six months away from the release of Ridley Scott's next film. The Napoleon biopic will tell the story of one of the most powerful generals who conquered half of Europe.
And we have picked a list of the best movies that will tell the story of amazing historical events and figures.
1. War and Peace
The most iconic adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's work, created by Sergei Bondarchuk. The Soviet film, released in 1966, is a grandiose production that lasts more than seven hours.
The director not only shot a magnificent epic, but also brilliantly performed one of the main roles. The filmmaker managed to perfectly convey the grandeur and chaos of the war, stunning battle scenes and meticulous attention to historical details.
The movie tells the story of several noble families against the backdrop of events in the Russian Empire during the Napoleonic Wars and expands the knowledge about the French commander.
2. Lawrence of Arabia
One of the greatest films in world cinema, which became Steven Spielberg 's favorite blockbuster.
David Lean released his masterpiece more than half a century ago, but the movie still surprises with its outstanding direction and fascinating plot.
The narrative revolves around British army officer T.E. Lawrence, who played a key role in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Vast desert landscapes, superb cinematography, and a mesmerizing performance by Peter O'Toole in the title role make Lawrence of Arabia a visual and emotional feast.
An excellent example of a historical biopic that will set the mood before Ridley Scott's Napoleon.
3. Barry Lyndon
The legendary drama by the most important director of the last century was released in 1975.
The story follows an ordinary guy, Redmond Barry, who in his youth shot an English officer in a duel over a woman. In order not to fall into the hands of the police, he had to leave his home and wander through Ireland.
Barry encounters robbers, war and vicious soldiers until he finally manages to return to his homeland.
Kubrick focuses on the life of an Irish rascal as he rises and sinks in 18th century European society.
Barry Lyndon is a classic example of how to create a historical drama that will never leave you indifferent.