Movie Battles

From ultra-choreographed sword fights to sweeping clashes with casts of thousands, there's no denying that Hollywood has staged some pretty epic battle scenes. These movies have some of the most impressive -- and they also offer an opportunity to discuss the ongoing impact of media violence.

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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Gladiator Movie Poster Image
Masterful but really violent Oscar winner.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Last Samurai Movie Poster Image
Outstanding action and performance; lots of blood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Braveheart Movie Poster Image
Mel Gibson's Oscared, bloody Scottish spectacle.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Saving Private Ryan Movie Poster Image
Bloody, tragic war epic doesn't hold back.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Black Hawk Down Movie Poster Image
Excellent but very violent depiction of a risky rescue.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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