Traditionally epics are defined by their huge scale, expansive plots and large scale filmmaking. Yet the emotional epic trades in its storytelling scale for emotional scale.
These are films that are expansive on an emotional level, and run through a gambit of conflicting and sometimes contradictory emotional registers. Emotions are usually highly exaggerated and expansive, to the point in which everything falls alway, story logic and coherence is less important in these, just a cinema of pure affect but on a huge scale.
(Note the inclusion on this list isn’t necessary a testament to their quality)
I can’t think of that many films that fit this criteria, so curious for recommendations.