The Best Hercules Movies

Here is a list of the best Hercules movies ever made, ranked by movie fans just like you. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about Hercules are at the top of the list. You'll find big stars in these movies like Dwayne Johnshon and John Hurt. Having big names in the movie doesn't mean that it's the best Hercules movie out there but it can still be a good Hercules movie. Vote up your favorites and vote down any Hercules movie you think other fans should skip.

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 a streaming service like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime,  HBO Max, or Disney+, these are some good Hercules movies to enjoy.

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  • Hercules
    Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni
    57 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Pietro Francisci
    After the quick thinking of Hercules (Steve Reeves) saves Princess Iole (Sylva Koscina), he is tasked with training her irresponsible brother, Iphitus (Mimmo Palmara), to assume their father's place ...more

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  • Hercules Unchained

    Hercules Unchained

    Sylva Koscina, Steve Reeves, Primo Carnera
    135 votes
    • 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 Queen ...more
  • Hercules and the Captive Women
    Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni
    39 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi
    King Androcles of Thebes (Ettore Manni) commands a ship searching for a threat to Greece predicted by oracles. Hercules (Reg Park) is part of the crew, but the strongman falls overboard in a thick ...more

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  • Hercules in the Haunted World
    Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo
    73 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Mario Bava, Franco Prosperi
    When his beloved Princess Deianira (Leonora Ruffo) goes mad, strong man Hercules (Reg Park) turns to the oracle Medea for advice. Medea tells him to travel to the underworld and find the Stone of ...more
  • Hercules
    Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton, Roger Bart
    158 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
    Disney tackles Greek mythology in this animated feature. Hercules (Tate Donovan), a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, ...more

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  • The Adventures of Hercules
    Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, William Berger
    35 votes
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Luigi Cozzi
    The Adventures of Hercules, also known as Hercules II, is the 1985 sequel to the 1983 film Hercules. It was written and directed by Luigi Cozzi who also directed the previous film, and had Lou ...more