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

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Immortals Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt

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

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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
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

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Alexander Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

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

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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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Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson

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Orpheus Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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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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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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Oedipus Mayor Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Perugorría

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Black Orpheus Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

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Funeral Parade of Roses Peter, Masato Harada, Toshiya Fujita

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Samson and the Mighty Challenge

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Night Warning Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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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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Voyager Julie Delpy, Sam Shepard, Deborra-Lee Furness