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.
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Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen0
Directed by: Louis Leterrier0
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker0
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman0
Directed by: Tarsem Singh0
Directed by: Chris Columbus0
Directed by: Don Chaffey0
Directed by: Patty Jenkins0
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal0
Directed by: Brett Ratner0
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick0
Directed by: Oliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal0
The Legend of HerculesKellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee
Directed by: Renny Harlin0
Directed by: Robert Wise0
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm0
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen0
Directed by: Joseph Strick0
Directed by: Jorge Alí Triana0
Oedipus the KingOrson Welles, Christopher Plummer
Directed by: Philip Saville0
Directed by: Yorgos Javellas0
Directed by: Jean Cocteau0
Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis0
Directed by: Woody Allen0
Directed by: Marcel Camus0
Directed by: Leslie Howard, Anthony Asquith