films The Best Movies About Greek Mythology  

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List Rules 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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Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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Clash of the Titans Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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Immortals Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt

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Wrath of the Titans Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike

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Jason and the Argonauts Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

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300: Rise of an Empire Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians:... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Tsuru Monet Ally added Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

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The Legend of Hercules Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins

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Alexander Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

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Ulysses Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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Helen of Troy Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews

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Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson

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Antigone Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis

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Orpheus Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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Mighty Aphrodite Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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WilliamHeffernan added Triangle Dana Wynter, Ann Jillian, Ray Danton

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The Trojan Women Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

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Elysium is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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Black Orpheus Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

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Oedipus Mayor Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Perugorría

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Samson and the Mighty Challenge

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Funeral Parade of Roses Peter, Masato Harada, Toshiya Fujita

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Hercules in New York Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Candy, James Karen

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Goliath and the Dragon Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra, Pietro Pastore

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Night Warning Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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Voyager Julie Delpy, Sam Shepard, Deborra-Lee Furness