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Best movies over 3 hours, ranked

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As time went on, the film’s production time gradually increased. In 1981, the average length of his films was 110 minutes, and by 2021 it has grown to 131 minutes. This does not allow for experimental production such as: atmosphere, a film by Swedish director Anders Webberg released in late 2020, had a runtime of 720 hours (about 30 days). Per IndieWire, Webberg’s movie trailer was actually seven hours long.


Moviegoers react differently to longer films. Some people like the length of the movie because it gives more detail to the events depicted in the movie and gives them more time to enjoy the movie and immerse themselves in the story. However, many others are fed up with very long films, especially when they are playing in theaters. It’s certainly embracing the trend of doing things, and fortunately, they’re paying off big.As an example of this, you can name Matt Reeves’ movies Batmanwhich runs for almost 3 hours, similar to the season 4 finale stranger thingsat two and a half hours long, wraps up the series’ longest season.

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9 Titanic — 195 minutes

In this popular 1997 film, James Cameron revisits one of the worst voyage tragedies of all time and fuses it with a tragic love story that was never meant to be. titanic Starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio as Rose and Jack, two young men from very different backgrounds who fall in love aboard the Titanic. and the movie credits aside, the events in the Titanic and Jack and Rose stories are told in exactly the same amount of time it took the ship to sink. 2 hours and 40 minutes.

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8 Wolf of Wall Street — 180 minutes

With a running time of exactly 3 hours, wolf of wall street is one of Martin Scorsese’s most extensive films. This his 2013 work, Jordan, is based on his Belfort memoir, which details his career as a New York stockbroker from beginning to collapse. DiCaprio, who is also the producer of the film, will star, and the cast will include Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, and Matthew McConaughey. This movie is very long, but it can get quite long. According to Scorsese, the first version of the film he lasted over four hours.

7 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King — 201 minutes

Lord of the rings: return of the king summarized lot A trilogy in 2003, it became the largest film in the saga. The already famous cast, led by Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen, will reprise their roles once again at the end of Journey to Mount Doom. However, this extended edition offers 50 minutes of additional content for die-hard fans of the trilogy.

6 The Irishman — 209 minutes

This 2019 film is officially Scorsese’s longest work, with a running time of three and a half hours. Irishman It is his ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro and his first with Al Pacino.inspired by the book I heard you draw a house This Charles Brandt film follows the relationship between hitman-turned-truck driver Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and gangster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). Rounding out the cast are Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham and Harvey Keitel.

Five Gone with the Wind — 221 minutes

It’s a 1939 movie with a running time of about 4 hours. gone with the wind At the time of its release, it was the most expensive and longest film ever made. This classic of the film industry tells Scarlett her O’Hara life story, her feelings for her cousin her husband Ashley, and Rhett her eventual marriage to Butler. Starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard. gone with the wind The film is based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell.

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Four Seven Samurai — 207 minutes

Directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa, this epic film was the most expensive film ever made in Japan at the time. 207 minutes long, seven samurai It revolves around a farming village in 1586 that is under constant attack by thieves and murderers, and decides to hire a group of samurai to defend them. Eventually learning to live together, the samurai teach the farmers all the necessary techniques for self-defense.

3 Avengers: Endgame — 182 minutes

With a running time of 3 hours and 2 minutes, Avengers: Endgame is, so far, the latest movie of the avengers An ensemble of superheroes. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd and many more. The movie revolves around this group of superheroes. Assemble once again to undo the devastation caused by Thanos.

2 The Godfather Part II — 202 minutes

After overwhelming success godfather Two years later in 1972, The Godfather Part II Based in part on Mario Puzo’s 1969 novel and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the film is the patriarch of the family. A parallel to the origins of Vito Corleone and the rise of Michael Corleone as the new head of the family business. The production runs for 3 hours and 22 minutes and stars Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and other actors.

1 Schindler’s List — 195 minutes

Topping this list is the 1993 film starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall and Jonathan Sagal. With a running time of 3 hours and 15 minutes, schindler’s list It is inspired by Thomas Keneally’s 1982 book Schindler’s Ark and revolves around Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler is a German businessman who employs hundreds of Jewish workers with the aim of growing his business, saving them from inevitable death. A masterpiece directed and produced by Steven Spielberg.

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