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Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!  

ariannafelidae
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Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian...If you noticed I missed something (good), let me know-chances are I haven't seen it yet! And I love me some mythological drama!

This is everything from the 80s on, mostly because even if I list the older ones....Well, if you haven't seen them yet, you probably never will. Enjoy!
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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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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300 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more

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Troy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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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) 6 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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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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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in ...more

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Percy Jackson & the ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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The Mummy Returns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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The Mummy Returns, is a 2001 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia ...more

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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Clash of the Titans is an 1981 British-American fantasy adventure film involving the Greek hero Perseus, and features the final work of stop motion visual effects artist, Ray Harryhausen. It was ...more

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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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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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Xena: Warrior Princess ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Robin Hood is a British television programme, produced by independent production company Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One, with co-funding from the BBC America cable television channel in ...more
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The Sword in the Stone ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more

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Dragonheart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated ...more

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Wonder Woman is a 2009 direct-to-DVD animated superhero film focusing on the superheroine of the same name. The plot of the film is loosely based on George Pérez's reboot of the ...more

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Robin Hood: Prince of Th... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet, Mary ...more

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King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David Franzoni. It stars Clive Owen as the title character, Ioan Gruffudd as Lancelot, and Keira Knightley as ...more

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Hercules: The Legendary ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more

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Monty Python and the Hol... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Avalon High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Beowulf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same ...more

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Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more

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The Scorpion King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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The Scorpion King is a 2002 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, and Michael Clarke Duncan. It is a ...more

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Jason and the Argonauts ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies & Shows Based on Mythology!
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Jason and the Argonauts, is a 2000 TV movie, directed by Nick Willing and produced by Hallmark Entertainment. It is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts.