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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Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Directed by: Oliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Directed by: Robert Wise
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Directed by: Robert Dornhelm
Directed by: Joseph Strick
Directed by: Yorgos Javellas
Directed by: Philip Saville
Directed by: Jean Cocteau
Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis
Directed by: Leslie Howard, Anthony Asquith
Directed by: Woody Allen
Directed by: Marcel Camus
Directed by: Vittorio Cottafavi