Longest Cinematic films

by Kirk-Picard | created - 22 Jan 2017 | updated - 22 Jan 2017 | Public

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1. Resan (1987)

873 min | Documentary, War

A global look at the impact of military use of nuclear technology and people's perception of it.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Francine Bastien, Brian Mulroney, Mila Mulroney

Votes: 80

873 min (14 hr, 33 min)

2. Out 1 (1971)

Not Rated | 729 min | Drama, Mystery

87 Metascore

Following the May 1968 civil unrest in France, a deaf-mute and a con artist simultaneously stumble upon the remnants of a secret society.

Directors: Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman | Stars: Michèle Moretti, Hermine Karagheuz, Karen Puig, Pierre Baillot

Votes: 1,035 | Gross: $0.03M

773 min (12 hr, 53 min)

3. How Yukong Moved the Mountains (1976)

763 min | Documentary

From 1972 until 1974, Joris Ivens and Marceline Loridan, along with a Chinese film crew, documented the last days of the Cultural Revolution, marking the end of an era. The vast amount of ... See full summary »

Directors: Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan Ivens, Jean Bigiaoui

Votes: 71

763 min (12 hr, 43 min)

4. Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)

Not Rated | 540 min | Drama

The collapse and the struggle of a poor farming clan in Philippines.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Elryan de Vera, Angie Ferro, Pen Medina, Marife Necesito

Votes: 268

647 min (10 hr, 47 min)

5. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,923 | Gross: $0.02M

613 min (10 hr, 13 min)

6. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002)

551 min | Documentary

The impact of the decline of heavy industry on workers and their families in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, China, at the turn of the 21st century, documented unflinchingly by a fly-on-the-wall camera.

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 943

551 min (9 hr, 11 min)

7. Death in the Land of Encantos (2007)

540 min | Drama

A Filipino poet named Benjamin Agusan (Roeder Camanag) is the hapless native who returns to his hometown Padang to witness the aftermath of the super typhoon. For the past seven years, ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Roeder, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Dante Perez

Votes: 159

540 min (9 hr)

8. Heremias: Unang aklat - Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak (2006)

540 min | Crime, Drama

A wandering peddler separates from his fellow salesman and becomes involved with criminals in the jungle.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Ronnie Lazaro, Jordan, Sid Lucero, Dante Balois

Votes: 133

540 min (9 hr)

9. Taiga (1992)

501 min | Documentary

Taiga is an eight-hour documentary directed and photographed by Ulrike Ottinger. It focuses on the life and rituals of nomadic peoples in Northern Mongolia, specifically the Darkhad nomads and the Sojon Urinjanghai.

Director: Ulrike Ottinger

Votes: 67

501 min (8 hr, 21 min)

10. A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery (2016)

485 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

59 Metascore

The search for the body of Andres Bonifacio.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra de Rossi

Votes: 230

485 min (8 hr, 5 min)

11. The Photo-Drama of Creation (1914)

480 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The Photo-Drama of Creation, is a four-part Christian film produced by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. The film presents the Bible Students (now called Jehovah's ... See full summary »

Votes: 213

480 min (8 hr)

14. Melancholia (2008)

Not Rated | 450 min | Drama

Three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Roeder, Dante Perez

Votes: 335

450 min (7 hr, 30 min)

15. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 691

442 min (7 hr, 22 min)

16. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Drama

Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

Votes: 8,319

432 min (7 hr, 12 min)

17. The Cloth Peddler (1917)

420 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in turn of the century Baku at the dawn of the 20th century, a young man wishes to marry. Since he is a rich and successful business man, despite his young age, he feels that he should ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Svetlov | Stars: Huseyngulu Sarabski, Ahmed Agdamski, Alakbar Huseynzade, Yunis Narimanov

Votes: 40

420 min (7 hr)

18. The Satin Slipper (1985)

410 min | Drama

During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Patricia Barzyk, Anne Consigny, Anne Gautier

Votes: 146

410 min (6 hr, 50 min)

400 min (6 hr, 40 min)

20. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Adriana Asti

Votes: 19,562 | Gross: $0.25M

400 min (6 hr, 40 min)

21. Les vampires (1915)

Not Rated | 421 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Musidora, Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque, Jean Aymé

Votes: 4,000

399 min (6 hr, 39 min)

392 min (6 hr, 32 min)

25. La révolution française (1989)

335 min | Drama, History, Thriller

When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,230

360 min (6 hr)

26. Little Dorrit (1987)

G | 357 min | Drama, Romance

Arthur returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother's seamstress Amy and of her father residing in the Marshalsea debtors' prison.

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall

Votes: 976 | Gross: $1.03M

360 min (6 hr)

27. Century of Birthing (2011)

Not Rated | 360 min | Drama

An artist struggles to finish his work. A storyline about a cult plays in his head. Fundamentalism will destroy the world. The artist destroys his muse in the process. He redeems her in the end.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Perry Dizon, Angel Aquino, Bart Guingona, Hazel Orencio

Votes: 187

360 min (6 hr)

28. Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012)

Not Rated | 360 min | Drama

In a rural area, a father forces his daughter into prostitution. Somewhere else, two men embark on a quest for a buried treasure.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Hazel Orencio, Kristine Kintana, Noel Sto. Domingo, Willy Fernandez

Votes: 156

360 min (6 hr)

30. Barricade (Les Miserables Part II) (1925)

359 min | Drama

Jean Valjean is a good man who is nevertheless convicted and imprisoned for a minor offense. When he escapes, he is pursued for decades by the unrelenting lawman, Javert.

Director: Henri Fescourt | Stars: Gabriel Gabrio, Paul Jorge, Sandra Milovanoff, Andrée Rolane

Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.42M

359 min (5 hr, 59 min)

31. Bitva za Moskvu (1985– )

358 min | Drama, History, War

The battle of Moscow was the first major defeat of German Wehrmacht in the Second World War. The film is dedicated to some fighting events that took place in the USSR after Hitler's conquest of western Europe.

Stars: Helmut Hellstorff, Artyom Karapetyan, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yakov Tripolsky

Votes: 305

358 min (5 hr, 58 min)

32. Near Death (1989)

358 min | Documentary

Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman profiles the doctors, nurses, physicians, and patients at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, as he watches medical staff work around... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 172

358 min (5 hr, 58 min)

33. Shivrei T'munot Yerushalayim (1996)

358 min | Documentary, History

Documentary about the history of Jerusalem.

Director: Ron Havilio

Votes: 29

358 min (5 hr, 58 min)

34. Karamay (2010)

Not Rated | 356 min | Documentary

The film opens on the morning of December 8th 2007, in Karamay's Xiaoxihu cemetery. Daybreak casts a cold grey light over faraway mountains and the Gobi sands. As the camera moves from ... See full summary »

Director: Xu Xin

Votes: 69

356 min (5 hr, 56 min)

35. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000)

345 min | Drama, History, War

90 Metascore

In this war drama blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, the working class and the bourgeoisie of 19th century Paris are interviewed and covered on television, before and during a tragic workers' class revolt.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Eliane Annie Adalto, Pierre Barbieux, Bernard Bombeau, Maylis Bouffartigue

Votes: 955

345 min (5 hr, 45 min)



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