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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
Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne Troy is a 2004 American epic war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad, which narrates the story of the 10 year Trojan War. ...more

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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Clash of the Titans 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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Wrath of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Wrath of the Titans Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 film directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians:... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Tsuru Monet Ally added Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus.

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Wonder Woman 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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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Immortals 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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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Hercules 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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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 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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Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Jason and the Argonauts 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) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Hercules 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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Alexander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Alexander 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) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
The Legend of Hercules 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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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 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) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Ulysses 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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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
AlexandrosIoannidis added Spartacus 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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Helen of Troy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Helen of Troy 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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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
AlexandrosIoannidis added Spartacus 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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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
Antigone 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
Orpheus 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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Pygmalion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Pygmalion 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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Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Mighty Aphrodite 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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The Trojan Women is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
The Trojan Women 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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Goliath and the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Goliath and the Dragon 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

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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 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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Oedipus Mayor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Oedipus Mayor Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Perugorría Edipo Alcalde is a 1996 Colombian film, directed by Jorge Alí Triana . Set in strife-ridden, 20th-century Colombia, the film is a modern-day interpretation of Sophocles' classical Greek ...more

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Night Warning is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Night Warning Bill Paxton, Julia Duffy, Bo Svenson Night Warning is a 1982 American exploitation horror film directed by William Asher, and starring Susan Tyrrell, Jimmy McNichol, and Julia Duffy. Framed as a contemporary Oedipus tale, the plot ...more

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Hercules in New York is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Hercules in New York Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Candy, James Karen 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