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The Best Movies About Greek Mythology 

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Updated March 27, 2020 19.9k votes 5.7k voters 392.8k views 28 items

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 and fuel the plots of many TV shows about Greek mythology as well.

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.

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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

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
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 film directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

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Percy Jackson & the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Tsuru Monet Ally added Uma Thurman, Pierce Brosnan, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Chris Columbus

This film is a 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus.

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

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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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Released: 2017

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Mo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

Released: 2013

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

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
Honor Blackman, Patrick Troughton, Nancy Kovack

Released: 1963

Directed by: Don Chaffey

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, John Hurt

Released: 2014

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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
Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Oliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal

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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
AlexandrosIoannidis added Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

Released: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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The Legend of Hercules ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
The Legend of Hercules Kellan Lutz, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins

Released: 2014

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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Helen of Troy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews

Released: 1956

Directed by: Robert Wise

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 Tho... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert Dornhelm

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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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Fionnula Flanagan, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves

Released: 1967

Directed by: Joseph Strick

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Antigone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis

Released: 1961

Directed by: Yorgos Javellas

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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Oedipus the King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Oedipus the King Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Richard Johnson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Philip Saville

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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

Released: 1950

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

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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

Released: 1971

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

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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Pygmalion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid Lawson

Released: 1938

Directed by: Leslie Howard, Anthony Asquith

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) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

Released: 1995

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Black Orpheus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Greek Mythology
Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Breno Mello

Released: 1959

Directed by: Marcel Camus

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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

Released: 1960

Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi

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