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If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, chances are you spent last week in awe of the Battle of the Bastards, arguably the best battle scene ever put on the small screen. It was in fact so good (which is no wonder when it cost so much to make) that it could rival those in films.

It’s that which got us thinking about the all-time greatest battles to have been brought to a cinema near you. From comic book adaptations to war movies (obviously), and even some very unexpected sources,¬†truly epic fights aren’t commonplace, and only a few stand out.

It’s those you’ll find here. Independence Day: Resurgence stands as proof that messy CGI battles aren’t always a good thing, but the ten movies listed below are without a doubt the very best examples of those which even now still leave us glued to the screen and in awe.

10. 300

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Since the release of 300, the likes of Sucker Punch and Man of Steel have ensured that Zack Snyder has become a filmmaker you’ll either love or hate. However you feel about the movies which followed it though, an argument could be made that his adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300 remains his best work.

Depicting an army of one million Persian soldiers facing off against only 300 Spartans, this stylised and claustrophobic battle was gloriously violent, completely over the top, and visually stunning.

It was the way that Snyder essentially brought the comic book to life that makes this one stand out, though the use of slow motion and the sheer level of excitement it inspires in the viewer also play a huge role in that.

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