Movies Over 4 Hours That Are Worth Every Minute

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How long should a movie usually be? Two hours is pretty much the norm. Three is OK if the movie really earns it. But four or more? That's got to be something really special when you consider the effects on audiences' bladders.
But sometimes, the time investment really is worth it. These behemoths, some of which run well over four hours, deserve all the time they take. Some were originally TV miniseries or released in multiple parts before being cut together into a single film. Others are extended cuts of films with shorter theatrical releases. And some were just made that long. From historical epics to sprawling superhero stories to fantasy masterpieces, these movies that run over four hours are worth every minute.
#Movies #LoTR #Film
Cleopatra | 0:00
Zack Snyder's Justice League | 1:23
Carlos | 2:30
Gettysburg | 3:48
Once Upon a Time in America | 4:51
Hamlet | 5:54
Satantango | 6:57
The Best of Youth | 7:41
Shoah | 8:38
The Return of the King | 9:41
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Adrian Legg
Adrian Legg Acum oră
What about Red Cliff? Surely that deserves a mention compared to some of the made for tv films like Carlos
Bryan Nance
Bryan Nance Acum 12 ore
Dances with wolfs?
Amey Datar
Amey Datar Acum o Zi
Why not Lord of the rings😒
Ivster M.
Ivster M. Acum o Zi
What happened to the other lady that does voice overs? Something's not right with this voice. Kinda annoying. :/
W Mir
W Mir Acum o Zi
DCEU pre JOSStice League was great, started to suck when Shazam and other post JOSStice League films came
MartianTane Acum o Zi
"A triumph for snyder and his fans" - The tone of her. Give it up already
Anthony Sumner
Anthony Sumner Acum o Zi
Get a new voiceover seeeeriously ooooh maaay gaaad
Chad Crossgrove
Chad Crossgrove Acum o Zi
Should include Lonesome Dove in this
Josh S
Josh S Acum o Zi
Jack Snyder cut version was a waste…want all that time from my life back, please!
Neal Babbitt
Neal Babbitt Acum 2 Zile
Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, the Rough Riders, the English Patient... Are those over 4 hours?
RH Carroll
RH Carroll Acum 2 Zile
The Snyder cut? Nope. What a waste of time.
kilo kalex
kilo kalex Acum 2 Zile
Gettysburg was a theatrical release not made for tv. I went opening day.
Renshi RadhaKrishna
Renshi RadhaKrishna Acum 2 Zile
We've watched Z. S. Justice League 3 times & Gettysburg's twice. Epic movies
John Erkman
John Erkman Acum 2 Zile
And what about HEAVENS GATE?!? I know it was savagely attacked for its take on the old west (and the politics back then lol) BUT STILL...
William Wilson
William Wilson Acum 2 Zile
“Far more successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Which is also far more cookie-cutter generic.
Kimberly Wiederhold
Kimberly Wiederhold Acum 2 Zile
My list of movies over 4 hours worth watching:
hippomancy Acum 2 Zile
for the release of LOTR-return, i was in a theatre seeing extended Fellowship, break, extended Two Towers, break, and then the first release of Return. first thought after? can't wait for the extended version... and it was awesome....
hippomancy Acum 2 Zile
actually the only good thing about Snyder JL was that it was better than the first released version. it was still awful.
Ranko Orović
Ranko Orović Acum 2 Zile
Carlos was a Tv series.
Charismatic Top Hat
Charismatic Top Hat Acum 2 Zile
Don't see the hate The Snyder Cut is getting.
Pharaoh Thutmosis
Pharaoh Thutmosis Acum 2 Zile
In the Return of the king, the man in 10:54 is Howard Shore.
Spooker Red Menace
Spooker Red Menace Acum 2 Zile
Gettysburg ya the beards are fake, and the camera shots are stale, but its the actors that save it, also you for got about North and South
Ms Ita
Ms Ita Acum 2 Zile
I wanted to love Once Upon A Time In America so bad but sadly did not.
Madichi Brown
Madichi Brown Acum 2 Zile
The Snyder Cut definitely had no reason to be that long. The first 10 minutes is literally just a slo-mo recap of BVS
Charismatic Top Hat
Charismatic Top Hat Acum 22 ore
Zhello I totally agree. Better ratings than the original.
Zhello Acum 2 Zile
@Charismatic Top Hat DC Fandom perfer it over the original release. They were cool with it, the clubhouse for DC fan was bumping too and they talked a lot about the movie. Although it isn't the best but ratings put this in the good. There won't be a JL ever again since Zack is out, so WB can pick up whenever. The JLSC did cover some plot holes and missing bits from JL, however it was still convoluted. That said many give vague statements but never give any points. But yeah, it is good but not the best, reasons why it is a 6 or a 7 by means of ratings and performance. DCAU still is 1st over the DCMU
Charismatic Top Hat
Charismatic Top Hat Acum 2 Zile
@Doctor Strange Not really, it was good. Majority of DC Fandom didn't like the 2017 release.
Charismatic Top Hat
Charismatic Top Hat Acum 2 Zile
It was decent, I liked it.
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Acum 2 Zile
Snyder cut is such an insult to the DC universe as a whole
Tamara Abrosimova
Tamara Abrosimova Acum 2 Zile
The Irony of Fate is a USSR comedy movie that's divided into two parts
ldg_ 7th
ldg_ 7th Acum 3 Zile
Roots (TV Mini-Series 1977) TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History
Jon Bastian
Jon Bastian Acum 3 Zile
Sorry, but everything about the LOTR films totally suck ass.
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 3 Zile
how about the special cut editions of the LOTR trilogy?
Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray Acum 3 Zile
Maybe next time don't have a valley girl narrate your video. Cringey.
Cmorris94 Acum o Zi
It makes her sound like she didn't see all of them.
Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray Acum 2 Zile
@matt fahringer No I'm good. I think my comment stands.
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
dont be a d-bag
Wendy sanders
Wendy sanders Acum 3 Zile
I’m SHOCKED that “Gone with the Wind” & “Ben-Hur” aren't over 4 hours, since they take up 2 VHS tapes (my mom and dad still have them).
Wendy McDowell
Wendy McDowell Acum 3 Zile
Gettysburg was not made for TV. It was split into 2 parts and shown in theaters over 2 nights.
Cmorris94 Acum o Zi
My brother saw both parts in the theater the same night.
Jessica Causey
Jessica Causey Acum 2 Zile
@Wendy McDowell yeah, I saw it with my Dad in theaters
Wendy McDowell
Wendy McDowell Acum 2 Zile
@Jessica Causey Thanks for the info, I didn’t realize that, I just knew I had the privilege of watching it in a theatre, we didn’t have today’s huge TVs at the time.
Jessica Causey
Jessica Causey Acum 2 Zile
Ted Turner wanted it to be a television movie originally
WickedEdge1 Acum 3 Zile
Thank you for putting something like this on the internet.
Ja Y
Ja Y Acum 3 Zile
Somehow really liked Snyder cut. Hated Man if Steel so much, but this was decent. And strangely interesting
Charismatic Top Hat
Charismatic Top Hat Acum 2 Zile
I liked them both.
Chance Bolinget
Chance Bolinget Acum 3 Zile
U sound like Sarah from android tools.
Nick Sanfilippo
Nick Sanfilippo Acum 3 Zile
i prefer the directors cut of God's & Generals over Gettysburg
Dennis Sinned
Dennis Sinned Acum 3 Zile
0:52 definitely shoes of ancient egypt, that's where the high heels were invented...definitely ;p
onion savoya
onion savoya Acum 3 Zile
You forgot the ongoing Walking dead ongoing tv movies.
Aakash Sharma
Aakash Sharma Acum 3 Zile
Where’s Lagaan from India?
2WheelManNC Acum 3 Zile
Snyders JL was/is incredible. We need a 2nd and 3rd follow up.
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
@Zhello to be fair though the DCMU is kinda dead in the water
Zhello Acum 2 Zile
There would not be a JL 2 unfortunately. If they do, it will be without Zack.
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
@unknown im sorry i do not speak moron
unknown Acum 2 Zile
@matt fahringer kyun tere baap ki hain?
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 3 Zile
not gonna happen
David Wiley
David Wiley Acum 3 Zile
Okay but the Snyder cut was still a hot mess.
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Acum 2 Zile
CAPPIER97 Acum 3 Zile
Did anyone else got Goosebumps when seeing the Rohirrim charge?
tom arnold
tom arnold Acum 2 Zile
I was in tears...every time I watch
JARJCR97 Acum 3 Zile
oh no they shown confederates I'm so triggered *eye roll* keep up the good work guys and maybe you could make more of these God bless and have A wonderful day
V PeRK V Acum 3 Zile
1:24 , i tried watching justice league. I couldnt get past 20 mins. Its just soooooo bad. From the acting to the story. I just couldnt do it. I tried, i really did.
Kevin Acum 3 Zile
Ayy, my time to shine - Gettysburg superfan here. I own the VHS, soundtrack on CD, the DVD, and the Director's Cut Blu-Ray. In total I've watched it over a dozen times. First of all, you're out of your mind if you think the cinematography is poor in Gettysburg. The shots/angles were very intentional and meant to be immersive. The beards were also period-correct and the movie was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest live cannon demonstration in any film. It's considered a staple in American schools for education regarding the Civil War and while it flopped in the box office at the time, it has more than made its money back since then. It's a timeless film and the only unfortunate thing I can think of regarding it is that its sequel (Gods & Generals) was really bad.
That guy from Aggretsuko
That guy from Aggretsuko Acum 3 Zile
I think this is subsceptible to viewers sensibility, but not all people thinks Gettysburg and Cleopatra could be considered worth every minute of it...
TouchdownTommyPurplePeopleEater Beauchene
TouchdownTommyPurplePeopleEater Beauchene Acum 3 Zile
Adam Acum 4 Zile
Who da fuq is Eye Oh In
Antonis Acum 4 Zile
What about the Seven Samurai of Kurosawa??
Antonis Acum 3 Zile
@DaredevilZ I think the director's cut was longer.. but I may be wrong
DaredevilZ Acum 3 Zile
it was 207 mins long, not anywhere close to 4 hours
Michael Chriss
Michael Chriss Acum 4 Zile
Vocal fry.
Joe Shaji
Joe Shaji Acum 4 Zile
I thought Carlos was from Fredrick Forsyth' The Day of the Jackal
francisco alicea diaz
francisco alicea diaz Acum 4 Zile
The great escape , a 60’s movie that never gets old
Baldus09 Acum o Zi
3 hours not 4
Slacker Man
Slacker Man Acum 4 Zile
I want the Just-tache cut, where they leave the mustache on Superman.
ComaDave Acum 4 Zile
Jeff Daniels was beyond outstanding in "Gettysburg".
Macs H
Macs H Acum 4 Zile
"Gentlemen, I think if we lose this fight, we lose the war. So if you choose to join us, I'll be personally very greatful."
Regis Landere
Regis Landere Acum 4 Zile
Cleopatra 4K UHD Blu-ray Remastered Version. Runs a 2 Separate Disc Part 1 and Part 2 as continuation cause it's too long runtime.
Maggie Osterberg
Maggie Osterberg Acum 4 Zile
Where the hell is "Das Boot"?!?!?!?!?!?
Baldus09 Acum o Zi
the extended is regarded as a miniseries the extened cut isn’t 4 hours but about 3
Sci-fi Freak
Sci-fi Freak Acum 4 Zile
The best 4 hour movies I have watched are The Snyder Cut and the film adaptation of Hamlet that runs at 4 hours and 5 minutes.
Ssj3Gokulegend! Acum 4 Zile
Although I prefer the theatrical edition of LOTR the Return of the King due to its better pacing the extended edition is still an excellent version to this masterpiece of a film.
Nick Leo
Nick Leo Acum 4 Zile
Gods and generals is better....but Gettysburg was pretty good too.
Vergil Shabong
Vergil Shabong Acum 4 Zile
Nope snyder cut was boring
Zhello Acum 2 Zile
It was alright. Pacing was slow. It did remedy some of the nonsense from 2017.
larrylemson Acum 4 Zile
You failed to mention Russia's epic 7 hour long version of War and Peace. This film won the academy award for best foreign film.
Kyle Martinez
Kyle Martinez Acum o Zi
Imagine if the movie was released today, i highly doubt people would've just called it boring and overlong when the entire MCU movies combined is longer than War and Peace lol
V PeRK V Acum 3 Zile
That was more of a series. I thought it was pretty good though.
Barbara Mitchell
Barbara Mitchell Acum 4 Zile
I cannot wait to purchase the Snyder cut on DVD or a viewing on TNT. 👍
Barbara Mitchell
Barbara Mitchell Acum o Zi
Thanks, I know.😒
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
@Barbara Mitchell so you're gonna be waiting a long time then. currently there are no plans to release it on network TV when they still show the original version
Barbara Mitchell
Barbara Mitchell Acum 2 Zile
@matt fahringer so 👍
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
just get HBO MAX. its gonna be awhile yet before it comes to network tv
KARTHIK G.R.S Acum 4 Zile
What about Dances With Wolves? Even that was a nice movie
Anas Acum 3 Zile
@KARTHIK G.R.S I just checked IMDB and it says it's 3 hrs and 1min 😅 I think ur talking about another movie or something
Lex Kanyima
Lex Kanyima Acum 3 Zile
@KARTHIK G.R.S there is more director's cut version instead
KARTHIK G.R.S Acum 3 Zile
@Lex Kanyima the movie is just 4min less than 4 hrs. And that's not a big difference in time. I'm talking about the the extended cut. It's 236 min long
Lex Kanyima
Lex Kanyima Acum 3 Zile
It's not 4 hours long
Lighthearted Designs
Lighthearted Designs Acum 4 Zile
Gettysburg Wasn’t made for tv. It had theatrical release
Scott Williams
Scott Williams Acum o Zi
Gettysburg was not made for TV
Cmorris94 Acum o Zi
My brother saw it in a theater. I watched it at home.
DT Francis
DT Francis Acum 2 Zile
I agree, though it was originally planned as such, but Ted Turner wanted it released theatrically. Additionally, they fail to state that the movie is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, that it follows very faithfully. The fact that the reenactors (admittedly much older than many of the soldiers) brought so much authenticity to the movie. They really missed the point of the movie.
mwilk19 Acum 2 Zile
Yeah, her credibility went right in the toilet at that point.
Chris Cunningham
Chris Cunningham Acum 3 Zile
When she said that is when I lost faith in this list.
Jack Caldwell
Jack Caldwell Acum 4 Zile
I have to differ with you on the synder cut justice league! It is far superior then Whedon gave , and I love 99% of Whedon's movie and show
jlb591 Acum 4 Zile
Gods and generals is better than gettysburg
Elaine Evans
Elaine Evans Acum 4 Zile
I remember times when the average feature film ran 90 minutes.
Jorge Salas
Jorge Salas Acum 4 Zile
most of these are boring asf
Brandon Wiesner
Brandon Wiesner Acum 4 Zile
Ah, I see we found another excuse to bring up the Snyder Cut.
j2323j Acum 4 Zile
Addicted2Battle Acum 4 Zile
return of the king was over 4 hours? i never even noticed it 😂 snyder cut was awesome, i’ll need to give all these other movies a try some of them i’ve never even heard of
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
@That guy from Aggretsuko either way if your gonna watch them back to back you might wanna clear off an entire day to do so
That guy from Aggretsuko
That guy from Aggretsuko Acum 3 Zile
Return of the King Theatrical cut was 3:20h, the first Extended version was 4:12h and the blu-ray release added 11 minutes more to the count.
Stefon_ is_legendary
Stefon_ is_legendary Acum 4 Zile
Who else hoping Zack Snyder's justice league is getting a sequel the internet and the world would explode.
Eric Deschênes
Eric Deschênes Acum 3 Zile
@Kelvin Tay you have never read Batman comics. He did kill, never murder. Plus the knightmare sequence take place in a possible reality where he fight to survive in order to prevent this reality from happening.
Kelvin Tay
Kelvin Tay Acum 4 Zile
nope after he screw up the no kill rule
April Bonds
April Bonds Acum 4 Zile
I knew cleopatra was going to be on this list. If i had to sit there the whole damn thing in 5th grade, it deserves to be here.
Christrulesall2 Acum 4 Zile
How did i know Rotk would be the first shot in this video??
Stunt Panda
Stunt Panda Acum 4 Zile
Zack Snyder's Justice League was horrible. If I wanted to watch a movie in 4:3 aspect ratio I'd go back in time and watch Cleopatra. Oh, wait, even that was in widescreen 2.35. Snyder is a moron that should never be allowed to make any more movies and he should be banned from every theater in the world.
Joseph Douthit
Joseph Douthit Acum 4 Zile
Well this list was as good as the opinion of Snyder's Cut. Definitely preferred the original.
Joseph Douthit
Joseph Douthit Acum 3 Zile
I don't believe that, it just wasn't good enough
Monarch Acum 3 Zile
@Joseph Douthit the Snyder cut is "the original" tbh the theatrical cut is a mess, chopped up Frankenstein's monster.
Joseph Douthit
Joseph Douthit Acum 3 Zile
The original had a lot of issues, but at least it made sense. Snyder's Cut was a jumble of thrown bits added in that didn't need to be there. It was 4 hours wasted with the same outcome. Had it been a different ending, then maybe it would have been good.
Monarch Acum 4 Zile
Bender Smith
Bender Smith Acum 4 Zile
Where is Das Boot?
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
on das foot
DannyTheDough Acum 4 Zile
snyder cut is better than the theatrical release, but I don't think it's as good as people say it is, and SO MUCH SLO-MO....did we really need to see cyborg (as a former human) catch a football in slow motion?
Jessica Reuter Castrogiovanni
Jessica Reuter Castrogiovanni Acum 4 Zile
@Feck That's for sure!
Feck Acum 4 Zile
Seriously if you cut down the slo-mo it would cut 20 mins out of movie, which wasn't necessarily in the first place.
The Truth of the Matter
The Truth of the Matter Acum 4 Zile
Minas what?
Mike Tank Brown ll
Mike Tank Brown ll Acum 4 Zile
Snyder cut!!!!! Let him continue, WB. 🥊😡🥊
Michael Haber
Michael Haber Acum 4 Zile
Oh and yeah, what about "Berlin Alexanderplatz"? "Zack Snyder's Justice League"? Really?
Scott Forman
Scott Forman Acum 4 Zile
How did Red Cliff get overlooked?
David Bland
David Bland Acum 4 Zile
I'm hoping you didn't include Roots or Shogun because they were TV miniseries originally.
R. K.
R. K. Acum 4 Zile
Quo vadis?
Baldus09 Acum o Zi
its 3 hours not 4
Darren Frey
Darren Frey Acum 4 Zile
It wasn't 4 hours long, but I thought Helena Bonham Carter was much better as Ophelia in the Mel Gibson version of Hamlet than Kate Winslet was in her respective version.
Aquilani Acum 4 Zile
Just watched the extended LOTR: Return of the king couple days ago. It gets better with every rewatch. Also, Once Upon A Time In America is better than all of Godfathers combined, easily.
Aquilani Acum 4 Zile
@Indra That is your opinion, my opinion is Once Upon A Time In America is better and i enjoyed it more.
Indra Acum 4 Zile
No movie is better than the Godfather even if those are really good Godfather is just legendary.
Barbara Davis
Barbara Davis Acum 4 Zile
Awwwww Sam Elliot. Excellent actor. He and Tom Selleck play good together.
A J Acum 3 Zile
'chtashe off
The Latin Arrow
The Latin Arrow Acum 4 Zile
Snyder Cut
Hammad Isa
Hammad Isa Acum 4 Zile
Snyder cut is an op movie, literally loved it,waiting for part two
Hammad Isa
Hammad Isa Acum 4 Zile
@SolidSnake5813 they also said that Snyder cut won't happen nd look here it is,it will come out
Anne Brown
Anne Brown Acum 4 Zile
I'm So Getting It when it comes out!!!
SolidSnake5813 Acum 4 Zile
Yup it was great but unfortunately the studio already sated that there won’t be a part 2 because they are going in a different direction. Sux I know smh
Colin M
Colin M Acum 4 Zile
Zach Snyder’s JL was a miss! Waste of 4 hours!
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange Acum 2 Zile
Hard core facts
Chicken 14
Chicken 14 Acum 4 Zile
Happy to see once upon a time in America on here
Elvira Hancock
Elvira Hancock Acum 4 Zile
If Zack Snyders Justice League isnt on here i dont trust you.
MisterMandoo Acum 4 Zile
If you didn’t think ROTK was going to be #1. Then you better educate yourself.
Monarch Acum 4 Zile
If you thought it was but didn't KNOW it was, you better educate yourself
JOSEPH Bosworth
JOSEPH Bosworth Acum 4 Zile
Ramza Acum 4 Zile
No dances with wolves? Bad list
matt fahringer
matt fahringer Acum 2 Zile
no and for a a good reason. that reason is Dances With Wolves is just barely over 3 hours. this list is about movies that top out over 4hrs.
LASH_OF_THE_ 9TAIL Acum 4 Zile
Shoah! Now that is a marathon of epic emotion!
Natan Caetano
Natan Caetano Acum 4 Zile
What do you mean Nymph()maniac director's cut is not on this list?
Prophet_ 2059
Prophet_ 2059 Acum 3 Zile
Edits Acum 4 Zile
Zack Snyders Justice League
Old Bearby
Old Bearby Acum 4 Zile
Snyder cut in the house! Return of tha king baby! oh, gotta check out these others too.
Mr_Ree Acum 4 Zile
Justice League was not good at all.
ST YD Acum 4 Zile
It wasnt even 4 hours, however Zack Snyders Justice League was and its great i know, glad we can agree on that
Serj Bones
Serj Bones Acum 4 Zile
leone never released once upon a time in america as a 2 part 6 hour movie in europe. mainly because novecento bombed on release in 1976.
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