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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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    300 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    Immortals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Immortals Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt

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    Wrath of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    300: Rise of an Empire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    The Legend of Hercules is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    Alexander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Alexander Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    Helen of Troy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews

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    Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves

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    Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Orpheus Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares

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    Oedipus the King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson

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    Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Mighty Aphrodite Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    The Trojan Women is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

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    Antigone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis

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    Night Warning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson

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    Oedipus Mayor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Oedipus Mayor Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Perugorría

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    Samson and the Mighty Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Samson and the Mighty Challenge

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    Funeral Parade of Roses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Peter, Masato Harada, Toshiya Fujita

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    Elysium is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Elysium Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga

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    Hercules in New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

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

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    Black Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Black Orpheus Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

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    Goliath and the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra, Pietro Pastore

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    Voyager is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

    Julie Delpy, Sam Shepard, Deborra-Lee Furness

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