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Added by The Cinephile

on 11 Dec 2009 08:35

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3+ Hour Films *Last Update: 1/14/13*

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People who added this item 158  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
1. Shoah (1985)
Running Time: 544 Minutes (9 Hours, 4 Minutes)

People who added this item 376  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. Satantango (1994)
Running Time: 450 Minutes (7 Hours, 30 Minutes)

People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
3. Melancholia (2008)
Running Time: 450 Minutes (7 Hours, 30 Minutes)

People who added this item 261  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. The Best of Youth (2003)
Running Time: 366 Minutes (6 Hours, 6 Minutes)

People who added this item 21  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. La Commune
Running Time: 345 Minutes (5 Hours, 45 Minutes)

People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
6. And Quiet Flows the Don (1957)
Running Time: 340 Minutes (5 Hours, 40 Minutes) Only in the Soviet Union.

People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
7. Mistérios de Lisboa (2010)
Running Time: 272 Minutes (4 Hours, 32 Minutes)

People who added this item 122  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
8. Gettysburg (1993)
Running Time: 271 Minutes (4 Hours, 31 Minutes)

People who added this item 365  Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
9. 1900 (1976)
Running Time: 245 Minutes (4 Hours, 5 Minutes)

People who added this item 551  Average listal rating (349 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
10. The Ten Commandments (1956)
Running Time: 240 Minutes (4 Hours, 0 Minutes)

People who added this item 112  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
11. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Running Time: 237 Minutes (3 Hours, 57 Minutes)

People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. Love Exposure (2008)
Running Time: 237 Minutes (3 Hours, 57 Minutes)

People who added this item 1650  Average listal rating (915 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Running Time: 229 Minutes (3 Hours, 49 Minutes)
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People who added this item 2144  Average listal rating (1243 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
14. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Running Time: 226 Minutes (3 Hours, 46 Minutes)

People who added this item 152  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
15. Napoléon (1927)
Running Time: 222 Minutes (3 Hours, 42 Minutes)

People who added this item 111  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.9 
16. Eureka (Shooting Gallery) (2000)
Running Time: 217 Minutes (3 Hours, 37 Minutes)

People who added this item 1212  Average listal rating (692 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
17. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Running Time: 216 Minutes (3 Hours, 36 Minutes)

People who added this item 1101  Average listal rating (655 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
18. Ben-Hur (1959)
Running Time: 212 Minutes (3 Hours, 32 Minutes)

People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
19. Exodus (1960)
Running Time: 208 Minutes (3 Hours, 28 Minutes)

People who added this item 141  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.9 
20. War and Peace (1956)
Running Time: 208 Minutes (3 Hours, 28 Minutes)

People who added this item 1685  Average listal rating (935 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
21. Seven Samurai (1954)
Running Time: 207 Minutes (3 Hours, 27 Minutes)

People who added this item 479  Average listal rating (219 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.3 
22. Andrei Rublev (1966)
Running Time: 205 Minutes (3 Hours, 25 Minutes)

Note that the 205 minute running time is in its original length. There are a few other versions which differentiate.

People who added this item 752  Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
23. Malcolm X (1992)
Running Time: 202 Minutes (3 Hours, 22 Minutes)

People who added this item 7939  Average listal rating (5091 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.9 
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
Running Time: 201 Minutes (3 Hours, 21 Minutes)

People who added this item 3701  Average listal rating (2276 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
25. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Running Time: 200 Minutes (3 Hours, 20 Minutes)
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People who added this item 727  Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
26. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Running Time: 197 Minutes (3 Hours, 17 Minutes)

People who added this item 5081  Average listal rating (3107 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
27. Schindler's List (1993)
Running Time: 195 Minutes (3 Hours, 15 Minutes)

People who added this item 66  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
28. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Running Time: 195 Minutes (3 Hours, 15 Minutes)

People who added this item 8326  Average listal rating (5301 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
29. Titanic (1997)
Running Time: 194 Minutes (3 Hours, 14 Minutes)
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People who added this item 230  Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
30. Reds (1981)
Running Time: 194 Minutes (3 Hours, 14 Minutes)

People who added this item 314  Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
31. The Right Stuff (1983)
Running Time: 193 Minutes (3 Hours, 13 Minutes)

People who added this item 171  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
32. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Running Time: 193 Minutes (3 Hours, 13 Minutes)

People who added this item 272  Average listal rating (148 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
33. Nixon (1995)
Running Time: 192 Minutes (3 Hours, 12 Minutes)

People who added this item 468  Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
34. Cleopatra (1963)
Running Time: 192 Minutes (3 Hours, 12 Minutes)

People who added this item 1180  Average listal rating (662 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. Gandhi (1982)
Running Time: 191 Minutes (3 Hours, 11 Minutes)
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People who added this item 198  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
36. Tess (1979)
Running Time: 190 Minutes (3 Hours, 10 Minutes)

People who added this item 4797  Average listal rating (3255 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
37. The Green Mile (1999)
Running Time: 189 Minutes (3 Hours, 9 Minutes)
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People who added this item 1132  Average listal rating (699 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
38. JFK (1991)
Running Time: 189 Minutes (3 Hours, 9 Minutes)

People who added this item 2503  Average listal rating (1424 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
39. Magnolia (1999)
Running Time: 188 Minutes (3 Hours, 8 Minutes)
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People who added this item 674  Average listal rating (322 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
40. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Running Time: 188 Minutes (3 Hours, 8 Minutes)

People who added this item 4061  Average listal rating (2734 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
41. King Kong (2005)
Running Time: 187 Minutes (3 Hours, 7 Minutes)
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People who added this item 578  Average listal rating (304 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
42. Short Cuts (1993)
Running Time: 187 Minutes (3 Hours, 7 Minutes)

People who added this item 1140  Average listal rating (614 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
43. Barry Lyndon (1975)
Running Time: 184 Minutes (3 Hours, 4 Minutes)

People who added this item 1128  Average listal rating (682 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
44. Spartacus (1960)
Running Time: 184 Minutes (3 Hours, 4 Minutes)

People who added this item 3080  Average listal rating (2019 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.9 
45. Pearl Harbor (2001)
Running Time: 183 Minutes (3 Hours, 3 Minutes)
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People who added this item 1711  Average listal rating (1068 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
46. The Deer Hunter (1978)
Running Time: 182 Minutes (3 Hours, 2 Minutes)
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People who added this item 1921  Average listal rating (1200 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
47. Dances with Wolves (1990)
Running Time: 181 Minutes (3 Hours, 1 Minute)

People who added this item 313  Average listal rating (196 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
48. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Running Time: 181 Minutes (3 Hours, 1 Minute)

People who added this item 212  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
49. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Running Time: 180 Minutes (3 Hours, 0 Minutes)


 

Movies that run three hours or longer. Including credits, and not counting extended versions or anything.

Listed in order of longest to shortest.

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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 1:36
"Satantango": 450 min. "1900": 245 min . "Das Boot": 293 min long.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 2:23
Das Boot is only three hours on DVD, with a different version than the original released version.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 9:48
The Green Mile, 189 min.
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 11:56
The Green Mile, yes, thanks.
Edit: 4 years, 7 months ago
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 21:50
The Cure for Insomnia is 87 hours long...haha
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 22:56
Weird comments from a couple of people here. ????

And Thanks Vivi :)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 21:21
And Quiet Flows the Don is 340 minutes long.
http://www.listal.com/movie/and-quiet-flows-the-don
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 21:44
And here's few more:

Napoléon (1927) - running time depends on which version you'll choose. Anyway, it's easily over three hours.
http://www.listal.com/movie/abel-gances-napoleon

War and Peace (1956) - 208 min
http://www.listal.com/movie/war-and-peace

Greed (1924) - 239 min (1999 restored version)
http://www.listal.com/movie/greed
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 22:27
I will add those, thanks guys.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 22:50
Napoléon (1955)
182 (French)/190 min (English)
http://www.listal.com/movie/napolon

Shichinin no samurai (1954)
207 (202-203 - restored version) min.
http://www.listal.com/movie/the-seven-samurai

Amadeus (1984)
180 min (Director's Cut)
http://www.listal.com/movie/amadeus
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 6 0:18
Che (2008)
263 minutes (4 hours, 23 mins)

Like the list!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 31 19:07
Thank you MaxS, will add it.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 2 10:40
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at May 31 21:17
Eureka (2000)
Runtime: 217 min

http://www.listal.com/movie/yreka


Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jun 1 0:39
Fellowship of the Ring: 208 min (extended edition)
The Two towers: 223 min (extended edition)
The return of the king: 250 min (extended edition)
Watchmen: 215 min (ultimate cut)
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jun 1 18:22
Shoah (1985) is over 500 minutes long (other versions running either 540 or 565) but there's not one of those minutes that drag. Completely captivating to say the least all the way through.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 6:49
"Myriam", I don't count extended editions. Thanks for the support all of you :)
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 17:56
Some of the most memorable films are over 3 hours
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 23:36
True that.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 7 23:48
Does Che not count because it's in two parts? They were still released as one, in theatres.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 8 5:01
How long was 'Amadeus'? That movie seemed like it went well over; but I may have watched the director's cut.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 16:47
You could list 'Das Boot', which is 229 minutes (3 h 49 min) long.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 16:47
You could list 'Das Boot', which is 229 minutes (3 h 49 min) long.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 10 21:51
I believe that's the extended DVD.
Posted: 4 years ago at Jul 24 6:11
WOW, lol. Thank you.
Posted: 4 years ago at Jul 26 18:03
LOL. The Cure for Insomnia = 87 hours.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 15 19:48
Nixon (1995) 185 min. Starring: Anthony Hopkins.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 16 7:31
Thanks, added.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 4 15:41
Exodus (1960) 208 min
Talvisota (1989) 195 min
Inland Empire (2006) 180 min
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 1:04
Thanks Hoplaa, they will be added shortly.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Feb 11 18:01
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1269566/
Argentina:450 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 3 21:50
Nice list. O: I didn't even realize some of these movies were so long.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 4 2:16
http://www.listal.com/movie/andrei-rublev-1969
- 205 Mins
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 6 16:09
city of god? // nice list!
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 8 5:16
City of god is only 2 hours and 10 minutes......
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 28 4:56
you forgot to add the ten commandments which has an actual intermission
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 28 22:26
An intermission? lol ok I'll check it out.
Posted: 3 years ago at Jul 31 10:30
You forgot the most longest epic sorry....
Mammoth long Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz.
15 hours long
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 22:06
Is that some sort of a joke?
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 22:17
I checked out the "Che" two part film, and decided not to add it.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 6 10:27
Its not a joke. It was actually filmed as a movie. But they (the producer-director) promoted it in a TV serial.
But it's a film.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 6 10:31
and what about Andrei Rublev ? ?
165 mins original cut
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Sep 7 1:09
A.) I checked out that title over on IMDb, and no sign.

B.) 165 minutes totals 2 hours and 45 minutes, just missing the 3 hour mark.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 15 9:39
The mark of a truly good, well-made film is that it is so engaging and so entertaining that you don't realize that 3 hours has gone by. In some cases, you even wish it could go on longer. I think the 3-4 hour mark is where I draw the line. I can't see watching a movie for 6+ hours.

I saw some movies in the list that I have watched and enjoyed, but had no idea they were 3+ hours long.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Nov 15 22:30
I completely agree "blankend". I've only come across a few films so engaging in which I feel that way about. Also, 6 hours is pushing it a wee bit. Maybe if it was cut up into two halves or something, it would be easier to maintain.

Yeah, a lot of movies out there are shocking revelations once you realize their length.
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 3 17:14
Riget by Von Tries is considered a movie and it's 4 hours long.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 3 17:22
I can't seem to find 'Riget' at the moment. Is it here on Listal?
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 3 17:41
"Riget" is a mini-series, which make it go under Tv-Show...

- http://www.listal.com/tv/riget-1994
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 3 17:45
Ah, thanks Kris, though since it isn't technically a movie, I cannot include it here.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 4 0:08
what about kill bill 1 and 2? It was originally supposed to be one movie but the studio decided to cut it in half. and do it in two parts.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at May 4 3:44
Yes, but they are still two different films.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 25 6:14
please include all movies that run 3 hours with or without an extended version
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Aug 26 20:32
No sir, I will not.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 9 17:18
Siberiade 275 min
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 10 4:18
Thanks guys!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 10 5:11
Very cool list!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Oct 10 6:28
HOLY BLADDER-BUSTER BATMAN! 9 hours? Damn, I really wanna see "Shoah", and perhaps I'm different from everyone else that I actually prefer a long movie to a short one. But I'm just not sure I can clear my schedule out enough for such an 'epic' duration?!!...
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 15 4:09
Andrei Rublev - 205 mins I think.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 15 7:13
Aldenvdk: Just added it. At the time, about a year ago, I thought it was just short of the 3 hour mark.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 15 8:05
You're missing the Human Condition movies. The first was 3:26 (including intermission) and the third was 3:10.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 16 1:00
Alright, I'll check those out. Thanks.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 22 7:16
http://www.listal.com/movie/out-1-noli-me-tangere
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Mar 29 22:06
Nice list Cinephile
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at May 24 4:29
Good list!

Also, a suggestion: Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (or Akahige) at 185 minutes and David Lynch's Inland Empire at 180 minutes.
Edit: 1 year, 2 months ago
Posted: 1 year ago at Jul 6 5:48
The Last Emperor (1987) Run Time: 218 minutes BP
Wizard of Oz (1939) Run Time: 203 minutes
Sand Pebbles (1966) Run Time: 185 minutes
Giant (1956) Run Time: 201 minutes
Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Sep 16 5:17
Thanks Greg, will update.
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Jan 25 3:27
Great list. I love Titanic and the Lord of the rings. JFK is ok.

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