Lawrence of Arabia vs. Apocalypse Now



I usually love epics, but I find Lawrence of Arabia to be a bit of a bore. Apocalypse Now both disturbs and mesmerizes...and it wins this matchup.

I'm going against the crowd here. There's no denying that both are superbly made and will appear on every objective "best film of all time" list. But on my flick, Apocalypse Now is outside my top 100 and Lawrence is just inside my 50! I find that Lawerence had a more compelling story and I was more emotionally into it than I was with AN!

Why is this matchup not popular? Both are probably the greatest epics ever made, but i’d have to give the slight nod to AN