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Top Long Films

This list is sorted from the longest film to the (relatively) shortest film. The first five films are made-for-television miniseries, and Flash Gordon (1936) and Les Vampires (1915) are serials. For the rest of the films, there are sometimes even longer cuts and/or shorter versions.

Length in
Minutes
Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1532 Heimat 2 1992 Edgar Reitz 2291
990 Heimat 1984 Edgar Reitz 1409
894 Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1072
705 Band of Brothers 2001 David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, and Tony To 1710
566 Shoah 1985 Claude Lanzmann 295
551 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 2002 Bing Wang 1895
550 The Decalogue 1989 Krzysztof Kieslowski 364
450 Sátántangó 1994 Béla Tarr 780
427 War and Peace 1966 Sergey Bondarchuk 1298
399 Les Vampires 1915 Louis Feuillade 944
383 The Best of Youth 2003 Marco Tullio Giordana 1358
317 1900 1976 Bernardo Bertolucci 1416
297 Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 1922 Fritz Lang 863
273 La Roue 1923 Abel Gance 2264
266 Histoire(s) du cinéma Jean-Luc Godard 1190
261 Gettysburg 1993 Ronald F. Maxwell 1859
260 The Hour of the Furnaces 1968 Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas, and Santiago Álvarez 1760
255 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 2006 Spike Lee 1758
251 The Sorrow and the Pity 1969 Marcel Ophüls 609
245 Flash Gordon 1936 Frederick Stephani 2144
242 Hamlet 1996 Kenneth Branagh 2003
238 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
237 A Brighter Summer Day 1991 Edward Yang 783
236 La Belle noiseuse 1991 Jacques Rivette 1071
235 Napoléon 1927 Abel Gance 338
230 The Travelling Players 1975 Theodoros Angelopoulos 982
229 Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Sergio Leone 154
224 Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India 2001 Ashutosh Gowariker 1404
220 The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B. DeMille 429
219 Heaven's Gate 1980 Michael Cimino 961
217 The Mother and the Whore 1973 Jean Eustache 644
216 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean 16
212 Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler 157
210 Chelsea Girls 1966 Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol 1554
210 Edvard Munch 1974 Peter Watkins 1588
208 The Human Condition: No Greater Love 1959 Masaki Kobayashi 2304
208 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005 Martin Scorsese 2088
207 The Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa 29
205 Andrei Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovsky 175
202 Malcolm X 1992 Spike Lee 618
201 Giant 1956 George Stevens 765
201 Jeanne Dielman 1975 Chantal Akerman 595
201 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
201 Olympia 1938 Leni Riefenstahl 573
200 The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola 20
200 A Touch of Zen 1971 King Hu 1311
197 Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean 288
195 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
194 Reds 1981 Warren Beatty 784
194 Titanic 1997 James Cameron 126
193 Celine & Julie Go Boating 1974 Jacques Rivette 577
193 The Right Stuff 1983 Philip Kaufman 521
192 Cleopatra 1963 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1393
192 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963 Stanley Kramer 1669
192 Nixon 1995 Oliver Stone 1630
191 Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough 405
190 The Birth of a Nation 1915 D.W. Griffith 228
190 Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné 147
190 The Human Condition: A Soldier's Prayer 1961 Masaki Kobayashi 2047
189 The Green Mile 1999 Frank Darabont 580
189 JFK 1991 Oliver Stone 478
188 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman 212
188 Magnolia 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson 217
188 Sholay 1975 Ramesh Sippy 2084
187 King Kong 2005 Peter Jackson 905
187 The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti 265
187 Short Cuts 1993 Robert Altman 537
186 Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 Stanley Kramer 1127
186 The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 Ermanno Olmi 1034
185 Red Beard 1965 Akira Kurosawa 1220
184 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
184 Spartacus 1960 Stanley Kubrick 254
184 Woodstock 1970 Michael Wadleigh 762
183 Kwaidan 1964 Masaki Kobayashi 1297
182 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino 115
182 El Cid 1961 Anthony Mann 1993
181 Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner 333
181 Fiddler on the Roof 1971 Norman Jewison 1082
181 A Star Is Born 1954 George Cukor 330
180 49 Up 2005 Michael Apted 1656
180 Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013 Abdellatif Kechiche 2030
180 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 George Stevens 2356
180 Inland Empire 2006 David Lynch 1229
180 Kagemusha 1980 Akira Kurosawa 997
180 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Martin Scorsese 1620
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