Films in Focus: Long Run-Time

Here are some movies that have long run-times for the long winter nights!

Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. (2h 45 min) (DVD AUSTRALIA)

Ben-Hur (1959)

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (3h 32min) (DVD BEN-HUR)


The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Eight years after the Joker’s reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (2h 44min) (DVD DARK KNIGHT)


The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (3h 22min) (DVD GODFATHER 2)


King Kong (2005)

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives. (3h 7 min) (DVD KING)


The Last Emperor (1987)

The story of the final Emperor of China. (2h 43 min) (DVD LAST)



Seven Samurai (1954)

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (3h 27min) (DVD SEVEN SAMURAI)


The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (3h 40min) (DVD TEN COMMANDMENTS)


The Thin Red Line (1998)

Adaptation of James Jones’ autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (2h 50min) (DVD THIN RED)


Titanic (1997)

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (3h 14min) (DVD TITANIC)

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