The Best Movies About Greek Mythology Films

The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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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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    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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    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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    Alexander

    Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

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    300: Rise of an Empire

    Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro

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    The Legend of Hercules

    Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins

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    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Ulysses

    Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves

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    Helen of Troy

    Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews

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    Orpheus

    Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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    The Trojan Women

    Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

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    Oedipus the King

    Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson

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    Antigone

    Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis

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    Mighty Aphrodite

    Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Night Warning

    Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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    Oedipus Mayor

    Oedipus Mayor Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Perugorría

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    Funeral Parade of Roses

    Peter, Masato Harada, Toshiya Fujita

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    Samson and the Mighty Challenge

    Samson and the Mighty Challenge

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    Black Orpheus

    Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

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    Hercules in New York

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Candy, James Karen

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    Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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    Goliath and the Dragon

    Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra, Pietro Pastore

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    Voyager

    Julie Delpy, Sam Shepard, Deborra-Lee Furness

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