YMMV: Ben Hur
- Adaptation Displacement: Everybody knows about the movie, few have read, or even heard about the book.
- Awesome Music: Miklós Rózsa for the win. Big Fucking Movie gets Big Fucking Score.
- Ending Fatigue: You'd think the story would end with Judah winning the chariot race.
- Ho Yay: Between Ben-Hur and Messala, as stated on the main page.
- There seemes to be a little something between Messala and his henchman Drusus. Watch Drusus when Messala gets trampled in the race.
- The guys in the bathhouse when Ilderim arrives to make book on the upcoming race.
- Tear Jerker: Many, though the scene where Judah learns the true fate of his mother and sister is probably the strongest.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: Even today the sea battle sequence is spectacular (even if the bright blue water breaks suspension of disbelief somewhat), to say nothing of the chariot race.