5 Epic Large-Scale Movie Battles That Will Leave You In Awe

5 Epic Large-Scale Movie Battles That Will Leave You In Awe
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These five kept audiences on the edge of their seats, filling the screen with outstanding visuals and gripping action.

We all love epic movies that keep us on the edge of our seats, and a great epic movie should have an equally impressive large-scale battle scene.

So let's take a look at five outstanding movie battles that left fans in total awe throughout the entire sequence.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is full of epic battles between huge armies, so it is hard to choose just one, but the battle at Helm's Deep stands out.

Taking up a good chunk of the second movie, it is a fantasy battle of unprecedented scale that sustains tension from start to finish and features some truly impressive action and visuals.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Much like The Lord of the Rings, the Star Wars movies are full of intense confrontations, but when it comes to large-scale battles and not, say, lightsaber duels, the Battle of Scarif from the finale of Rogue One takes the cake.

Full of breathtaking non-stop action, it cuts between the space battle in orbit of the planet and the brutal assault on the Imperial facility on the surface, with explosions and blaster shots filling the screen.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

A much darker, more brutal and even horrifying battle scene than other entries on our list, the opening of Steven Spielberg 's epic war film shows us the Normandy landing.

Perfectly capturing the horror and chaos of war on the big screen, this scene brilliantly sets the tone for the story to come, and lingers in the minds of viewers long after they have seen it.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

For many Marvel fans, the MCU ended with Avengers: Endgame, and it's hard to blame them, as we've never seen anything like the final battle from the film before or since.

The moment countless other characters appeared through portals to help defeat Thanos' army, fans lost their minds, and the unforgettable action that followed only added to the iconic status of this climactic scene.

300 (2007)

Not all fans are particularly fond of Zack Snyder, but the filmmaker certainly knows how to make visually stunning action scenes, and the movie 300 is one of his greatest achievements.

Almost the entire movie feels like one giant action scene, but the first battle between Spartans and Persians perfectly sets the tone for the entire film and gives viewers a taste of what is to come.