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The Best Hercules Movies

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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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    Hercules

    Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk

    Released2014

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy and adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Hercules Unchained

    Sylva Koscina, Steve Reeves

    Released1959

    Directed byPietro Francisci

    Hercules Unchained is a 1959 Italian-French epic fantasy feature film starring Steve Reeves... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus4

    Released1998

    Directed byLynne Naylor

    Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus is a 1998 American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hercules in the Haunted World5
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    Hercules in the Haunted World

    Christopher Lee, Reg Park

    Released1961

    Directed byMario Bava, Franco Prosperi

    Hercules returns to Italy only to find that his lover, Princess Deianira, has lost her senses... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hercules Vs the Hydra6
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    Hercules Vs the Hydra

    Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay

    Released1960

    Directed byCarlo Ludovico Bragaglia

    The Loves of Hercules (aka Hercules vs. the Hydra) is a 1960 Italian/French international... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules

    Lou Ferrigno, Sybil Danning

    Released1983

    Directed byLuigi Cozzi

    Hercules is a 1983 Italian adventure film written and directed by Luigi Cozzi and starring Lou... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hercules Reborn8
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    Hercules Reborn

    John Hennigan, Christian Oliver

    Released2014

    Directed byNick Lyon

    Hercules Reborn is a 2014 action mythology adventure film directed by Nick Lyon. When a young... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hercules Against the Moon Men9
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    Hercules Against the Moon Men

    Attilio Dottesio, Nando Tamberlani

    Released1964

    Directed byGiacomo Gentilomo

    Hercules Against the Moon Men is an Italian/French sword and sandal film. It was directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules

    Luciana Paluzzi, Sylva Koscina

    Released1958

    Directed byPietro Francisci

    Le fatiche di Ercole is a 1957 Italian epic fantasy feature film based upon the Hercules myths... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Young Hercules

    Ian Bohen, Rachel Blakely

    Released1997

    Directed byT.J. Scott

    Young Hercules is a 1998 film directed by T.J. Scott.Amazon buy button
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    The Legend of Hercules

    Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee

    Released2014

    Directed byRenny Harlin

    The Legend of Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action fantasy film directed by Renny Harlin and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules13

    Released1964

    Directed byAntonio Margheriti

    Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules is a 1964 Italian/French/Spanish international... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Goliath and the Dragon14
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    Goliath and the Dragon

    Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra

    Released1960

    Directed byVittorio Cottafavi

    La vendetta di Ercole, better known as Goliath and the Dragon, is a 1960 Italian/French... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules

    Rachael Taylor, Leelee Sobieski

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Young

    Hercules is a 2005 RHI Entertainment television miniseries, chronicling the life of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Amazing Feats of Young Hercules16
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    Released1997

    The Amazing Feats of Young Hercules is a 1997 animated short film about Hercules as a teenager... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon17
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    Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon

    Peter Lupus, Helga Liné

    Released1964

    Directed byDomenico Paolella

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  • Hercules and the Amazon Women18
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    Hercules and the Amazon Women

    Lucy Lawless, Anthony Quinn

    Released1994

    Directed byBill L. Norton

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    Hercules and the Circle of Fire

    Tawny Kitaen, Anthony Quinn

    Released1994

    Directed byDoug Lefler

    All over the world, the fires are dying. The planet will become an icy wilderness. Mankind is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules and the Lost Kingdom

    Anthony Quinn, Renee O'Connor

    Released1994

    Directed byHarley Cokeliss

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    Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur

    Tawny Kitaen, Anthony Quinn

    Released1994

    Directed byJosh Becker

    Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur is the fifth and final TV movie in the series Hercules:... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules in the Underworld

    Tawny Kitaen, Anthony Quinn

    Released1994

    Directed byBill L. Norton

    When villagers begin disappearing it is discovered that they had fallen through a crack in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules Returns

    Bruce Spence, Mary Coustas

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Parker

    Hercules Returns is a 1993 Australian comedy film directed by David Parker, starring David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hercules: Zero to Hero

    James Woods, Kathie Lee Gifford

    Released1998

    Directed byBob Kline

    Hercules: Zero to Hero is a 1999 direct-to-video followup to Disney's 1997 animated feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Adventures of Hercules

    Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci

    Released1985

    Directed byLuigi Cozzi

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