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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


Written by (View all)
Lew Wallace

Lew Wallace

Karl Tunberg

Karl Tunberg

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

3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 19 5:48
2 votes
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

3 weeks, 5 days 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!

4 years, 7 months 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: 29 January 1960
Drama (22), Epic (22), 1959 (20), Adventure (18), Action (18), Religion (15), 1950s (14), Historical (14), Slavery (12), Classic (12), Revenge (11), Friendship (10), Murder (10), Prison (9), Betrayal (8), Usa (8), Christian (7), Pirate (7), Remake (7), Sword And Sandal (7)
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dannyjai commented on a review of Ben-Hur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
I do like this movie as well, but I guess I am more for the action because it had me and still always has me glued to the seat lol :).
Dark Warrior commented on a review of Ben-Hur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
it's funny because me i like Ben Hur because of the dramatic side of the movie and the action scenes are too theatrical except for the race at the end. i owned the 2 movies the 1959 & 1925 version bu
dannyjai commented on a review of Ben-Hur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
I mean the type of story as you said family conflict etc, as I said I have seen this type of story many times which to me at times can be boring. I do prefer the 1925 film, which focuses more on the s
Dark Warrior voted for a review of Ben-Hur 3 weeks, 5 days ago

“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 befor”

Dark Warrior commented on a review of Ben-Hur 3 weeks, 5 days ago
i'm wondering why you say that the story as been re written many times before because there's only 3 movies the first two were released in 1916 & 1925 and they were silent movies and they were not ver
dannyjai posted a review 3 weeks, 5 days ago

“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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