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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.

Vote up the most epic movie on the list or add your favorite mythological film that isn't already included.
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Troy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad. After Paris smuggles Queen Helen to Troy, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of ...more
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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. ...more
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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
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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Wrath of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike
Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 film directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt
Immortals is a 2011 3D mythology fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke. The film also stars Luke Evans, Steve Byers, Kellan Lutz, ...more
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians:... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Tsuru Monet Ally added Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson
This film is a 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus.
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more
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Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack
Jason and the Argonauts is a 1963 British Columbia Pictures fantasy Greek Mythology feature film starring Todd Armstrong as the titular mythical Greek hero in a story about his quest for the ...more
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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, John Hurt
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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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel
The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.
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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
AlexandrosIoannidis added Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more
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Alexander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell
Alexander is a 2004 action adventure biography film written by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis and directed by Oliver Stone.
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The Legend of Hercules is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins
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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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
AlexandrosIoannidis added Rhona Mitra, Alan Bates, James Frain
Spartacus is a 2004 North American miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm and produced by Ted Kurdyla from a teleplay by Robert Schenkkan. It aired over two nights on the USA Network, and stars ...more
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Helen of Troy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews
Helen of Troy is a 1956 Warner Bros. epic film, based on Homer's Illiad and Odyssey. It was directed by Robert Wise, from a screenplay by Hugh Gray and John Twist, adapted by Hugh Gray and N. ...more
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more
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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves
Ulysses is a 1967 British-American drama film loosely based on James Joyce's novel Ulysses. It concerns the meeting of two Irishmen, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, in the Dublin of 1904. ...more
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Oedipus the King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson
Oedipus the King is a 1967 drama film directed by Philip Saville.
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Antigone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis
Antigone is a 1961 Greek film adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. It stars Irene Papas in the title role. The film follows the story of the play closely, but ends ...more
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Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares
Orpheus is a 1950 French film directed by Jean Cocteau and starring Jean Marais. This film is the central part of Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet, Orpheus and ...more
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The Trojan Women is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed
The Trojan Women is a 1971 film, directed by Michael Cacoyannis and starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The film was made with the minimum of changes to Edith Hamilton's translation ...more
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Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti
Mighty Aphrodite is a 1995 romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay was inspired by the story of Pygmalion. Allen co-stars with Mira Sorvino, who received the ...more
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Black Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello
Black Orpheus is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de ...more
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Pygmalion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid Lawson
Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, and adapted by him for the screen. It stars Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. The film was a financial and ...more
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Goliath and the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Broderick Crawford, Renato Terra, Pietro Pastore
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