The amazing stories of Greek mythology have captivated our attention for thousands of years and all for good reason. These stories are larger-than-life, immortal, and definitely worth the attention that we’re giving them. Here are the 10 movies about Greek mythology that will tickle your imagination and fascinate you to the core.
Movies About Greek Mythology
1. Troy (2004)
Troy is a 2004 American epic historical war film that has taken over $497 million at the box office worldwide. The movie stars Brad Pitt as Achilles whose performance was praised by critics along with Eric Bana as Hector, Orlando Bloom as Paris, Diane Kruger as Helen, Brian Cox as Agamemnon, and Sean Bean as Odysseus the King of Ithaca.
2. Clash of the Titans (2010)
Clash of the Titans is a 2010 action fantasy film with box office receipts that grossed $493 million worldwide. The movie stars Sam Worthington as Perseus who is the main protagonist along with Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Gemma Arterton as Io, Alexa Davalos as Andromeda, and Mads Mikkelsen as Draco.
3. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 action-fantasy film that followed the box office success of its predecessor, Clash of the Titans. The sequel features the same cast except for Alexa Davalos who was replaced by Rosamund Pike as Andromeda and Danny Huston as Poseidon as well as Bill Nighy as Hephaestus were a few additions to the cast.
4. Hercules (1997)
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy-comedy superhero film that was produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The animated movie received positive reviews from film critics and raked in $252.7 million in box office revenue worldwide. It featured the voice of Tate Donovan as Hercules, Rip Torn as Zeus, Samantha Eggar as Hera, and Hades was voiced by James Woods whose performance was praised by critics.
5. Hercules (2014)
Hercules is a 2014 American action-adventure fantasy film with box office receipts that hit $244 million worldwide. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular character, Irina Shayk as Megara, Rebecca Ferguson as Ergenia, Ian McShane as the seer, and Joseph Fiennes as King Eurystheus. Johnson’s Herculean physique and commendable performance have greatly contributed to the movie’s unexpected success at the box office.
6. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was released in 2010 and the first installment in the Percy Jackson action fantasy film series. Logan Lerman played the titular character who is the son of Poseidon. It also stars Sean Bean as Zeus, Kevin McKidd as Poseidon, Melina Kanakaredes as Athena, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover Underwood, and Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase who is the daughter of Athena.
7. Immortals (2011)
Immortals is a 2011 American fantasy action film and a commercial success at the box office with over $226 million worth of tickets sold worldwide. It stars Henry Cavill as Theseus, Stephen Dorff as Stavros, Luke Evans as Zeus, Isabel Lucas as Athena, and Kellan Lutz as Poseidon. The film received mixed reviews but all in all, it still is one of the best-looking Greek mythology-inspired movies that you can watch.
8. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (2013)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters was released in 2013 and is the second installment in the Percy Jackson action fantasy film series. The sequel features the same familiar cast that the audience obviously approved of since it grossed a whopping $5.4 million on its opening day alone.
9. Medea (1969)
Medea is a 1969 Italian drama-fantasy action film that explores the myth of Medea, a sorceress, and granddaughter of the sun god Helios. The movie stars the opera singer Maria Callas as Medea, Giuseppe Gentile as Jason, Laurent Terzieff as the centaur Chiron, and Massimo Girotti as Creon. Italy, Syria, and Cappadocia in Turkey are the movie’s film locations which only adds more interest to this classic film.
10. Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman is a 2017 superhero film that offers something new and exciting to lovers of Greek mythology. The beauty and charm of Gal Gadot brought Wonder Woman aka Diana to life and into the imagination of the movie’s wide audience. Diana was molded by Queen Hippolyta from clay and was given life by the greatest god of Olympus, Zeus.
As it turns out, the god and larger-than-life heroes of Greek mythology are just as flawed as any of us, mortals. This is the true beauty of Greek mythology. These immortal characters may be fantastically beautiful, strong, or powerful but their stories are more often than not, relatable.