20 Movies About Greek Gods and Greek Mythology

List Of 20 Movies About Greek Gods and Greek Mythology:

#1 Hercules (2014)

”Hercules” is a 3D action-adventure film that follows a haunted Hercules who helps the King of Thrace in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

The film earned $244 million at the box office. It stars John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk,  Ian McShane, Isaac Andrews, Rufus Sewell, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie, Peter Mullan, Joseph Fiennes, Tobias Santelmann, Reece Ritchie, and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal.

It was directed by Brett Ratner.

#2 Troy (2004)

”Troy” is an epic historical war drama film about Achilles and his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the city of Troy, 

The film made more than $497 million worldwide. It is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad.

Troy features an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Eric Bana. It was written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

#3 My Son, the Hero (1962)

”My Son, the Hero” is a mythological sword-and-sandal comedy film about a king who makes a bargain with a devil.

The film stars Serge Nubret, Giuliano Gemma, Antonella Lualdi, Pedro Armendáriz, and Jacqueline Sassard.

#4 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

It is an action fantasy film that tells the story of a teenager who discovers that he is the descendant of a Greek god. On February 11, 2010, a video game based on the film was released for Nintendo DS.

The film grossed over $226 million worldwide. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Logan Lerman, Sean Bean, Brandon T. Jackson, Kevin McKidd, Alexandra Daddario, Joe Pantoliano, Catherine Keener, Uma Thurman, Steve Coogan, Rosario Dawson, and Jake Abel.

It is based on the 2005 novel The Lightning Thief.

#5 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

”Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is the sequel of ”Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” It continues the adventures of Percy Jackson and his friends.

The film grossed more than $199 million at the box office worldwide. It stars Brandon T. Jackson, Anthony Head, Nathan Fillion, Jake Abel, and Alexandra Daddario.

#6 Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1963)

”Hercules, Samson and Ulysses” is an Italian Metrocolor peplum film that centers on Hercules and Ulysses who team up with the mighty Samson, in order to survive.

The film was directed by Pietro Francisci.

#7 Hercules in New York (1970)

”Hercules in New York” is a fantasy comedy film about Hercules, who finds true love on Earth.

It was the first feature film as the main character of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film was written by Aubrey Wisberg and directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.

#8 Iphigenia (1977)

”Iphigenia” is a Greek film that was nominated for an Oscar, Best Foreign Language Film.

The score was composed by Mikis Theodorakis. It stars Irene Papas as Clytemnestra, Kostas Kazakos as Agamemnon, and Tatiana Papamoschou as Iphigenia.

The film is based on the Greek myth of Iphigenia, the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon  who was ordered by the goddess Artemis to be sacrificed.

#9 300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

”300: Rise of an Empire” is an epic action film based on the Battle of Salamis and the Battle of Artemisium.

The film grossed more than $337 million worldwide. The cast includes Callan Mulvey, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Peter Mensah, Eva Green, David Wenham, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Andrew Pleavin, and Andrew Tiernan.

#10 Clash of the Titans (2010)

”Clash of the Titans” is an action fantasy film about Perseus demigod who battles the minions of the underworld.

The film grossed over $493 million worldwide. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus.

#11 Wrath of the Titans (2012)

”Wrath of the Titans” is an action fantasy film that follows Perseus in his quest to rescue his father Zeus.

It grossed more than $301 million worldwide.

The film stars Liam Neeson, Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Danny Huston, Toby Kebbell, Édgar Ramírez, and Bill Nighy. The film is a sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. 

#12 Venus Against the Son of Hercules (1962)

”Venus Against the Son of Hercules” is an Italian peplum film with stars that include Massimo Serato as Antarus, Jackie Lane as Daphne, and Roger Browne as Mars.

The film was written and directed by Marcello Baldi.

#13 Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

”Jason and the Argonauts” is an adventure mythological fantasy film distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The film score was composed by Bernard Herrmann. It was directed by Don Chaffey.

#14 The First King: Birth Of An Empire (2019)

”The First King: Birth of an Empire” is an Italian historical drama film about the shepherd brothers Remus and Romulus.

The film is directed by Matteo Rovere.

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#15 Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

”Mighty Aphrodite” is a comedy film inspired by the story of Pygmalion.

The film stars F. Murray Abraham, Woody Allen, Michael Rapaport, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mira Sorvino.

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#16 The Legend of Hercules (2014)

”The Legend of Hercules” is a 3D action fantasy film in which stars Liam Garrigan, Roxanne McKee, Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, and Kellan Lutz.

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#17 Orpheus (1950)

”Orpheus” is a French film in which stars Jean Marais. It is a variation of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.

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#18 Helen of Troy (2003)

”Helen of Troy” is a TV miniseries based upon Homer’s story of the Trojan War.

The television miniseries was entirely shot on location in the islands of Malta.

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#19 The Minotaur (2006)

”Minotaur” is a horror film that tells the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

The film was directed by Jonathan English.

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#20 Immortals (2011)

”Immortals” is an action film based on the Greek myths of the Titanomachy, the Minotaur, and Theseus.

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