Record-breaking winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Score, this epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston ("The Ten Commandments," "Touch of Evil") in the title role of a rebellious Israelite Jew who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ. Featuring one of the most famous action sequences of all time -- the breathtaking chariot race. Directed by Oscar-winner William Wyler ("Mrs. Miniver," "The Best Years of Our Lives"). Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
121 Ratings
121 Ratings

87% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.8/10
  • Fresh 39
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: Uneven, but in terms of epic scope and grand spectacle, Ben-Hur still ranks among Hollywood's finest examples of pure entertainment.

13+ COMMON SENSE

1959 biblical epic has fierce blood-spilling, cruelty.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Released
Copyright
© 1959 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Canada) (Subtitles, Stereo), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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