Jason and The Argonauts has been setting the stage for films about Greek mythology since 1963, and since then, classic stories have crisscrossed the cinematic world for decades. Fans on Ranker have rated and selected the Top 10 best Greek mythology movies.
Top 10: Jason And The Argonauts
Although there was no outstanding achievement at the box office at the time, but over time, Jason And The Argonauts became famous. The film is full of fun with adventures that make viewers stand still. It really set the stage for later mythological films.
Top 9: The movie Immortals
You can easily recognize the actor who plays Superman, Henry Cavill plays the character Theseus in this movie. The film has full visual effects and quite eye-catching battle scenes. Despite mixed reviews, the film still brought in great revenue at the box office.
Top 8: Wrath Of The Titans
Sam Worthington reappears as Perseus in the 2010 Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of the Titans following the events of the first film. The film wasn’t as successful as its predecessor, but the CGI and cinematography were the reasons why it was critically acclaimed.
Top 7: Disney’s Hercules
In 1997, Disney told the classic Hercules story with creative characters and a humorous storyline. The fast-paced film and famous cameos make it appealing not only to children but also to parents. This is one of the family favorite Disney movies to this day.
Top 6: Clash Of The Titans
Clash of the Titans (2010) is the precursor to the movie Wrath of the Titans. This film also follows Perseus as he finds himself in the midst of a war of the gods. Perseus must go on a dangerous mission to save his family and stop Hades from destroying Zeus.
Top 5: The movie Troy
Wolfgang Peterson told the epic story of the Battle of Troy. Brad Pitt’s performance as Achilles is the main attraction of the film. The battle scenes are used professional effects with many emotions.
Top 4: The movie 300
300 received a standing ovation when it made its public debut at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film received positive reviews and was a resounding success at the box office. The story, based on the real battle of Thermopylae, follows King Leonidas, played by Gerard Butler, as he leads his Spartan warriors against the Persian army.
Top 3: The movie 300 Sparta
300 Sparta was actually filmed in Greece, with cooperation from the Greek government. This increases the realism of the film, even though the plot itself is not real. At the time the film was shot, the technology of CGI and effects was poor, so the fight scenes were shot realistically. Actors have to learn choreography and acting to portray as realistically as possible.
Top 2: Clash Of The Titans
Clash of the Titans is the story of Perseus as he goes through chases and sets out on a quest to defeat the satyr. He must face snakes against Medusa and against the domination of the Kraken. Vivid motion effects have made this film one of the best adaptations of Greek mythology.
Top 1: Best Greek Mythology Movie – The Odyssey
The Odyssey continues the events after the end of the Trojan War. The movie is quite funny and contains many ancient Greek characters. Vivid effects created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. That’s one of the reasons Odysseus’ return home is so famous.
Source: 10 Best Greek Mythology Movies, According to Ranker