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The Best Movies About Greek Mythology

Updated September 17, 2020 21.8k votes 6.0k voters 406.4k views28 items

List RulesMovies about myths and Greek mythology.

For us mere mortals, mythology and the world of ancient Greece and the gods has been a fascinating subject for thousands of years. Tragic love stories between a mortal and a mythical 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 and fuel the plots of many TV shows about Greek mythology as well.

The movies featured on this list are all based on Greek or Roman 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 god and goddess movies on the list and check to see if you can watch them on Netflix, Hulu, or other streaming services.

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    Troy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Clash of the Titans

    Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson

    Released2010

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Wrath of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Wrath of the Titans

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2012

    Directed byJonathan Liebesman

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    Immortals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Immortals

    Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto

    Released2011

    Directed byTarsem Singh

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    Percy Jackson & the Olympians: is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Released2010

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Jason and the Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton

    Released1963

    Directed byDon Chaffey

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    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

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    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman

    Released2013

    Directed byThor Freudenthal

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    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Hercules

    Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk

    Released2014

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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    Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    Alexander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Alexander

    Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer

    Released2004

    Directed byOliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal

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    The Legend of Hercules is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    The Legend of Hercules

    Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee

    Released2014

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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    Helen of Troy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Helen of Troy

    Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker

    Released1956

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Spartacus

    Rhona Mitra, Alan Bates

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Dornhelm

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    George Clooney, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Ulysses

    Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea

    Released1967

    Directed byJoseph Strick

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    Oedipus Mayor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Oedipus Mayor

    Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal

    Released1996

    Directed byJorge Alí Triana

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    Oedipus the King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Oedipus the King

    Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer

    Released1968

    Directed byPhilip Saville

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    Antigone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Antigone

    Irene Papas, Maro Kodou

    Released1961

    Directed byYorgos Javellas

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    Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Orpheus

    Jean Marais, François Périer

    Released1950

    Directed byJean Cocteau

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    The Trojan Women is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    The Trojan Women

    Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave

    Released1971

    Directed byMichael Cacoyannis

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    Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Mighty Aphrodite

    Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1995

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    Black Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Black Orpheus

    Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus

    Released1959

    Directed byMarcel Camus

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    Pygmalion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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    Pygmalion

    Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard

    Released1938

    Directed byLeslie Howard, Anthony Asquith

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