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The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

List Criteria: Movies about myths and Greek mythology.

For us mere mortals, mythology and the world of the gods has been a fascinating subject for thousands of years. Tragic love stories between a mortal and an immortal forever kept apart, heroic battles between the forces of good and evil, the influence of religious belief in different gods that controlled the ancient Greek cultures – these and other ideas are the basis for many of the best movies about Greek mythology.

The movies featured on this list all discuss Greek mythology in one way or another – whether it’s through a historical approach to how life was affected by the belief in gods who controlled the destiny of mortals, or by taking a purely fictional approach to the battle between good and evil and the love stories that emerged as a result.
 
This list contains the best Greek mythology movies including: Thor, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Elysium, Clash of the Titans, Alexander, Beowulf, Mighty Aphrodite, Hercules in New York, Jason and the Argonauts, and The Trojan Woman.

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    Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

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    Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro

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    The Legend of Hercules

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    Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

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    Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves

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    Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson

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    Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra, Pietro Pastore

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    Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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    Oedipus Mayor Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Perugorría

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    Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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    Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

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