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Year: 1959
Original Title: Ben-Hur
Length: 212 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Studios: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Release Dates

United Kingdom: December 16 1959

United States: November 18 1959


Ranking: 2,708 out of 16,014 movies (up 1055)

Ranked #105 in list 'The best movies ever'


7.9 by 23 users


During Jerusalem's roman occupation, Juda Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a young man from a noble jewish family, is accused of trying to kill a governor, then he is sentenced by a young roman commander that he treated as a friend, Messala (Stepehn Boyd), to work as a slave in the galleys. After that, Ben-Hur will only be focused in revenge. This adaptation of the Lewis Wallace's novel of the same name, 'Ben-Hur' is one of the most iconic films of the history of film, and it is still one of the most succesful movies in the Oscars, after winning the record figure of eleven statuettes.


Cast Ben-Hur

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Judah Ben-Hur

Jack Hawkins

Jack Hawkins

Quintus Arrius

Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd


Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe