10 Movies about Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece has always been a fascinating era of war, scholars, and leadership. Some great ancient Greece cities like Athens and Sparta have been adapted into movies to give a better perspective and live the life of those in those eras. There are other characters that make ancient Greece more interesting like Hercules and Ulysses. Today we will list 10 movies about ancient Greece.

Movies about ancient Greece

1. 300

This movie is based on a true story that happened during the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 B.C. This epic historical action film was released on 9th December 2006 and was directed by Zack Snyder. This movie casts are Gerard Butler as King Leonidas of Sparta, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo (wife of Leonidas), David Wenham as Dillios (a Spartan soldier), and Rodrigo Santoro who is the powerful King Xerxes of Persia. The movie is about how 300 Spartan soldiers risk their lives to fight 300,000 Persian soldiers in the Battle of Thermopylae.

2. 300 Rise of an empire

This is another true story that happened around 480 B.C. during the naval battle between Persia and Greece. This epic historical action film was released on 4th March 2014 and directed by Noam Murro. The movie casts are Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Eva Green as Artemisia, and Callan Mulvey as Scyllias. The movie is about the Battle of Salamis which saw the outnumbered Greek navy winning the battle against Persia.

3. Immortals

This fantasy action film was directed by Tarsem Singh and was released on November 11, 2011. The movie casts are Henry Cavill as Theseus, Mickey Rourke as King Hyperion, and Luke Evans as Zeus. The story is about Theseus who was chosen by Zeus to face King Hyperion that was invading Greece at that time in search of a mighty weapon.

4. Troy

This epic historical war film is about the true story of the war between Troy and the united Greek cities and the aftermath of the invasion. The story of the wooden horse that was brought into Troy by unsuspecting soldiers, was the climax. The casts of the movies are Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as Hector, and Orlando Bloom as Paris. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen and released on May 13th, 2004.

5. Alexander

This true and epic historical drama revolves around the great Alexander of Macedonia who united the Greek states under his banner and started conquering the known world at the tender age of only 20. The movie casts are Collin Farrell as Alexander, Anthony Hopkins as Old Ptolemy, and Rosario Dawson as Roxane. Directed by Oliver Stone and released on 16th November 2004.

6. Hercules

This action-adventure fantasy film is about the mighty Hercules and his adventure with a group of mercenaries that he leads to fighting an army after he was betrayed. The movie casts are Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, John Hurt as Lord Cotys, and Ian Mcshane as Amphiaraus. Directed by Brett Ratner and released on July 25th, 2014.

7. Clash of Titans

This action fantasy film is about the son of Zeus, the demigod Perseus as he struggles to fight the war between god and man and his achievement of killing the Kraken. The movie casts are Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, and Ralph Fiennes as Hades. The movie was directed by Louis Leterrier and released on April 2nd, 2010.

8. The Trojan Women

This drama film is about the trojan woman who was still alive after the trojan war and their life in the aftermath of the war. The movie casts are Katharine Hepburn as Hecuba, Vanessa Redgrave as Andromache, and Genevieve Bujold as Cassandra. The movie was directed by Michael Cacoyannis and was released on September 27th, 1971.

9. The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

This fun comedy film is about a Trojan warrior who was clueless about almost everything but will stand against a Greek warrior. The movie casts are Will Sasso as Awesomest Maximus, Kristanna Loken as Hottessa, and Sophie Monk as Princess Ellen. The movie was directed by Jeff Kanew and was released on August 5th, 2011.

10. Antigone

This drama is based on the ancient Greek tragedy, Antigone which happens in the year 441 BCE between the two sons of Oedipus and the aftermath from that. The movie casts are Irene Papas as Antigone, Manos Katrakis as Creon and Maro Kodou as Ismene. The movie was directed by Yorgod Tzavellas and released on January 12th, 1962.


No matter a fictional character, real characters, or story of cities, ancient Greek is always fascinating us with its story. Most of us will be interested in these stories and you can get them in these movies that show the real lifestyle and awesome fictional characters that will give you goosebumps. Watch all these movies because you will never want to miss the best entertainment.

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