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Movie based on Greek mythology - Hercules
Did You Know?
Medusa, the mythical monster with her snake-like hair, is the most depicted villain in movies based on Greek mythology.
If the present generation thinks that it has a rich imagination, the ones who thought of penning down the intricate and awe-inspiring myths about Greek gods, demigods, and heroes, way surpassed us by leaps and bounds.

As we recreate these ancient lore into movies, the purpose behind it all is to keep these legends alive in the hearts and minds of the viewers. With more movies about Greek mythology being made in the last decade, and more so for the viewership of kids, the objective is to impart knowledge about Greek mythology to our present and future generation.
Best Greek Mythology Movies
1901-1930
Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus/L'Île de Calypso: Ulysse et le géant Polyphème
Year of Release: 1905

Homer's Odyssey/Odissea
Year of Release: 1911

Helena
Year of Release: 1924
1931-1960
The Man Who Smiles
Year of Release: 1937

Orpheus/Orphée
Year of Release: 1950

Ulysses
Year of Release: 1954

Helen of Troy
Year of Release: 1956

Alexander the Great
Year of Release: 1956

Oedipus Rex
Year of Release: 1957

Hercules/Le fatiche di Ercole
Year of Release: 1958

Black Orpheus/Orfeu Negro
Year of Release: 1959

Hercules Unchained/Ercole e la regina di Lidia
Year of Release: 1959

Goliath and the Dragon/La vendetta di Ercole
Year of Release: 1960

The Loves of Hercules/Gli amori di Ercole
Year of Release: 1960

Colossus and the Amazon Queen/La Regina delle Amazzoni
Year of Release: 1960

Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete
Year of Release: 1960
1961-1990
Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis/Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide
Year of Release: 1961

Hercules in the Haunted World/Ercole al centro della terra
Year of Release: 1961

Hercules in the Valley of Woe/Maciste contro Ercole nella valle dei guai
Year of Release: 1961

Ursus
Year of Release: 1961

The Revenge of Ursus/La Vendetta di Ursus
Year of Release: 1961

Ursus in the Valley of the Lions/Ursus Nella Valle dei Leoni
Year of Release: 1961

Antigone
Year of Release: 1961

The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
Year of Release: 1962

Ursus and the Tartar Princess/Ursus e la Ragazza Tartara
Year of Release: 1962

Ulysses Against The Son Of Hercules/Ulisse contro Ercole
Year of Release: 1962

My Son, the Hero/Arrivano i titani
Year of Release: 1962

Ursus gladiatore ribelle
Year of Release: 1962

Jason and the Argonauts
Year of Release: 1963

Le Gladiatrici
Year of Release: 1963

Ursus in the Land of Fire/Ursus Nella Terra di Fuoco
Year of Release: 1963

Medusa Vs The Son of Hercules/Perseo l'invincibile
Year of Release: 1963

Ursus, the Terror of the Kirghiz/Hercules, Prisoner of Evil/Ursus il Terrore dei Kirghisi
Year of Release: 1964

The Invincible Three/Gli Invincibili Tre
Year of Release: 1964

Oedipus Rex
Year of Release: 1967

Oedipus the King
Year of Release: 1968

Funeral Parade of Roses
Year of Release: 1969

Hercules in New York
Year of Release: 1970

The Trojan Women
Year of Release: 1971

Battle of the Amazons/Le Amazzoni - donne d'amore e di guerra
Year of Release: 1973

Two Sane Nuts/Dschungelmädchen für zwei Halunken
Year of Release: 1974

Gold of the Amazon Women
Year of Release: 1979

Clash of the Titans
Year of Release: 1981

Hercules
Year of Release: 1983

The Adventures of Hercules II/Le Avventure dell'incredibile Ercole
Year of Release: 1985
1991-Present
Voyager
Year of Release: 1991

Hercules and the Amazon Women
Year of Release: 1994

Hercules and the Circle of Fire
Year of Release: 1994

Hercules and the Lost Kingdom
Year of Release: 1994

Hercules in the Underworld
Year of Release: 1994

Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur
Year of Release: 1994

Edipo Alcalde
Year of Release: 1996

Hercules (Walt Disney Animated Movie)
Year of Release: 1997

The Amazing Feats of Young Hercules (Animated Movie)
Year of Release: 1997

Young Hercules
Year of Release: 1998

Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus
Year of Release: 1998

Orfeu
Year of Release: 1999

The Animated Odyssey
Year of Release: 2000

Tiresia
Year of Release: 2003

Troy
Year of Release: 2004

Alexander
Year of Release: 2004

300
Year of Release: 2006

Minotaur
Year of Release: 2006

Wonder Woman
Year of Release: 2009

Clash of the Titans
Year of Release: 2010

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Year of Release: 2010

Immortals
Year of Release: 2011

Wrath of the Titans
Year of Release: 2012

Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
Year of Release: 2013

The Legend of Hercules
Year of Release: 2014

300: Rise of an Empire
Year of Release: 2014
Although most of the aforementioned movies were meant for adult viewing, a few Greek mythology movies for kids include all the animated ones on this list and movies such as Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters.