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Ben-Hur
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8.1 IMDB rating

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Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins

Quintus Arrius
Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd

Messala
Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith

Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott

Martha Scott

Miriam
Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe

Simonides


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Lew Wallace

Lew Wallace

Karl Tunberg

Karl Tunberg

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So it's settled: The greatest film ever made!

4 years, 3 months ago at Jan 19 5:48
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William Wyler's Epic Masterpiece BEN-HUR!

This Is The 3rd Big Screen Installment From Lew Wallace's Best-Seller, Ben-Hur (The First Was A Silent One-Reel Play In 1907, The Second Was In 1925 And The 3rd In 1959, Arugably The Best Installment So Far)!

Anyways, My Father Is A Big Fan Of Charlton Heston And Has Virtually Seen All Of His Movies! One Day, He Bought 3 Of He... read more

Review

6 months, 3 weeks ago at Sep 26 22:39
1 vote
This movie is epic, mostly because of the scenery and the grand scale of the sets. Otherwise the story has been re written and filmed many times before, and the story never changes. I said the movie is great simply because of the grand scale of the sets, for a movie made in the nineteen fifties it is epic and brilliant because of lack of CGI. I do like it mostly because of the action in it, otherw... read more

Very long film but still a memorable classic!

5 years, 1 month ago at Mar 10 14:44
1 vote
Ben-Hur is an absolutely outstanding epic story that is set in the times of Jesus. Despite Jesus is involved in Judah Ben-Hur's life, I think it is set more in an Egyptian time around the time of Moses. It is a very memorable film because of it being one of the very early epic stories. Also, I think it was the running time of the film that made it very interesting to the public as well as to the A... read more
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Description: When Prince Judah Ben-Hur hears that his childhood friend Messala has been named to command the Roman garrison of Jerusalem, he is thrilled. He soon finds, however, that his friend has changed and has become an arrogant conqueror, full of the grandeur of Rome. When Judah refuses to divulge the names of Jews who oppose Roman rule, Mess ... (more)
Release date: 26 December 1959
Drama (23), Epic (22), 1959 (21), Action (19), Adventure (19), Religion (16), 1950s (14), Historical (14), Slavery (12), Classic (12), Revenge (11), Friendship (10), Murder (10), Prison (9), Remake (8), Betrayal (8), Usa (8), Sword And Sandal (7), Christian (7), Pirate (7)
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“This movie is epic, mostly because of the scenery and the grand scale of the sets. Otherwise the story has been re written and filmed many times before, and the story never changes. I said the movie is great simply because of the grand scale of the sets, for a movie made in the nineteen fifties it is epic and brilliant because of lack of CGI. I do like it mostly because of the action in it, otherwise I found the story slow. This is an epic movie, with great action.” read more

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“Record-breaking winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Score, this epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston ("The Ten Commandments," "Touch of Evil") in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ. Featuring one of the most famous action sequences of all time -- the breathtaking chariot race. Directed by Oscar-winner William Wyler ("Mrs. Miniver," "The Best Years of Our Lives"). Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute.” read more

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My second review... much better!

“At a distinguished party in a handsome manor, Ben-Hur presents itself as a rich & important member. Finely detailed in an aquiline manner and topped with an impressive personality, many members think he must be some important official. What they don't know is that he is the owner of the manor himself, the one who invited them all to the party! I've always imagined Ben-Hur in that sense. An outstanding film that turns heads of many people but receives recognition from a certain few. Not to say Ben-Hur is under-rated, far from that. I just wish that more of the young generation of the now would see this film and not get repelled by its 3+ hour screen-time and movie content. It is such a classy, masterfully made film that it should be of no wonder when someone ranks it no. 1 in their list, li” read more

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