Five movies that cover the greatest length of time
Comingsoon.net is taking a look at the entire history of the known universe to determine the best movies that cover the greatest amount of time. Check out our selections in the gallery below!
More often than not, a film’s timeline restricts itself to a very limited amount of time—whether it be days, months, years, or even the span of a character’s lifetime, the timeline of most movies is quite minuscule in the grand scheme of things. Considering the billions of years the Earth has been around, less than a hundred years is nothing. That’s why it’s worth noting the rare occasions when feature films try to tackle massive time spans.
From Stanley Kubrick to the Wachowskis, there have been a few filmmakers over the years who’ve done their absolute best to fit the entire history of our humanly existence into one film. While some have failed, these directors have far exceeded the limits expected of their visual medium.