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The Best Hercules Movies 

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Updated February 14, 2020 964 votes 446 voters 58.6k views 19 items

A list of the best Hercules movies ever made, ranked by movie fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about Hercules are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous Hercules movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of the Greek mythology character.


This list answers the questions, "What are the best Hercules movies?" and "What is the greatest Hercules movie of all time?" and contains items like Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus and Hercules in the Haunted World.


Various bits of information are included with these popular Hercules movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good Hercules movies to enjoy.

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Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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Aaron Hager added Hercules Unchained Sylva Koscina, Steve Reeves, Primo Carnera

Released: 1959

Directed by: Pietro Francisci

Hercules Unchained is a 1959 Italian-French epic fantasy feature film starring Steve Reeves and Sylva Koscina in a story about two warring brothers and Hercules' tribulations in the court of ...more
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hawk-mann added Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, John Hurt

Released: 2014

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy and adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel ...more

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Aaron Hager added Christopher Lee, Reg Park, Mino Doro

Released: 1961

Directed by: Mario Bava, Franco Prosperi

Hercules returns to Italy only to find that his lover, Princess Deianira, has lost her senses and that the only way to restore them is with the Stone of Forgetfulness, hidden deep in the realm ...more
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Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning, William Berger

Released: 1983

Directed by: Luigi Cozzi

Hercules is a 1983 Italian adventure film written and directed by Luigi Cozzi and starring Lou Ferrigno. The film is based on Greek mythology and follows the exploits of Hercules. Part of the ...more
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Aaron Hager added Hercules Vs the Hydra
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Hercules Reborn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hercules Movies
Amy Boal added Hercules Reborn John Morrison

Directed by: Nick Lyon

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Aaron Hager added Peter Lupus, Helga Liné, Franco Balducci

Released: 1964

Directed by: Domenico Paolella

Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia is a 1964 Italian film directed by Domenico Paolella and starring Peter Lupus.
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Ian Bohen, Rachel Blakely, Dean O'Gorman

Released: 1997

Directed by: T.J. Scott

Young Hercules is a 1998 film directed by T.J. Scott.
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Lucy Lawless, Kevin Sorbo, Renee O'Connor

Released: 1998

Directed by: Lynne Naylor

Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus is a 1998 American animated action adventure direct-to-video film starring the voices of Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Michael ...more
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NathanYocum added Luciana Paluzzi, Sylva Koscina, Steve Reeves

Released: 1958

Directed by: Pietro Francisci

Le fatiche di Ercole is a 1957 Italian epic fantasy feature film based upon the Hercules myths and the Quest for the Golden Fleece. The film stars Steve Reeves as the titular hero and Sylva ...more
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Aaron Hager added Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra, Pietro Pastore

Released: 1960

Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi

La vendetta di Ercole, better known as Goliath and the Dragon, is a 1960 Italian/French international co-production widescreen peplum film starring weight lifter and gymnast Mark Forest in his ...more
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NathanYocum added Attilio Dottesio, Nando Tamberlani, Paola Pitti

Released: 1964

Directed by: Giacomo Gentilomo

Hercules Against the Moon Men is an Italian/French sword and sandal film. It was directed by Giacomo Gentilomo and starred Alan Steel and Jany Clair. The film runs for 90 minutes and is dubbed. ...more
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The Legend of Hercules ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hercules Movies
NathanYocum added The Legend of Hercules Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins

Released: 2014

Directed by: Renny Harlin

The Legend of Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy film directed by Renny Harlin and co-written by Harlin with Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve, and Sean Hood. The film stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia ...more

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Devil of the Desert Agai... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hercules Movies
NathanYocum added Howard Ross, Giacomo Furia, Pietro Tordi

Released: 1964

Directed by: Antonio Margheriti

Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules is a 1964 Italian/French/Spanish international co-production filmed in Algeria and directed by Antonio Margheriti.
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Hercules and the Conques... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hercules Movies
NathanYocum added Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni

Released: 1961

Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi

rcole alla conquista di Atlantide (English Translation: Hercules at the Conquest of Atlantis) is a 1961 Italian / French international co-production film directed by Vittorio Cottafavi and starring Reg Park in his film debut as Ercole/Hercules. It was originally released in Super Technirama 70.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Candy, James Karen

Released: 1970

Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman

Hercules in New York is a 1969 low-budget fantasy adventure film. It is notable for being the first feature film to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was about 22 years old when the film was ...more

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Aaron Hager added Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Hal Smith

Released: 1962

Directed by: Edward Bernds

The Three Stooges Meet Hercules is the third feature film to star the Three Stooges after their 1959 resurgence in popularity. By this time, the trio consisted of Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe ...more
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Aaron Hager added Paul Hecht, Jack Grimes, Kathleen Doyle

Released: 1997

The Amazing Feats of Young Hercules is a 1997 animated short film about Hercules as a teenager who longs to be free and be just like Zeus. Zeus gives him the chance to by giving him four ...more