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Top 6 Of The Most Popular Greek Mythology Movies You Should Watch6 min read

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Movies come in all different genres these days. You can find a movie for any occasion or genre. Some of the most popular genres include comedy, drama, action, and horror. However, there are many other genres that you may not have heard of before.

Some movies take inspiration from cultural stories, myths, or even folklore and most of them are always big hits. This is due to people feeling connected and appreciative that their natural bases are being presented and appreciated through movies, which will also introduce them to a bigger audience. One of the ways that culture, myth, and lore are brought to the big screen is by adapting novels into movies.

For many years, audiences have always craved some mythological movies like those of a Greek, Norse, or even from some part of Asian culture. With a vast array of characters and plots to choose from, big studios will always have many stories to tell.

Greek Mythology is a collection of stories that explain the origins of the world, humans, and the gods. These stories have been passed down for thousands of years and continue to be popular today.

Here are some of the most popular Greek Mythology movies you should not miss:

Clash Of The Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Warner Bros. The story is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The film stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, and Jason Flemyng.

The story concerns Perseus, the son of Zeus, who sets out to stop the Titans from overthrowing Mount Olympus. The remake follows the basic plot of the original Greek Mythology movie; however, there are some significant changes, most notably in the characterization of Hades.

Clash of the Titans was met with mixed reviews by critics and became a box office success, grossing $493 million worldwide.

Wrath of The Titans (2012)

Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 American fantasy adventure film directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Legendary Pictures. The story is a sequel to the 2010 film Clash of the Titans. The film stars Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, and Édgar Ramírez.

The story centers on Perseus, who must journey into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans, and save mankind. Wrath of the Titans was met with mixed reviews by critics but became a box office success, grossing $305 million worldwide.

Immortals (2011)

Immortals is an American fantasy action film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke. The story was written by Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides based on a screen story of the mythological epic “Theseus and the Minotaur” by Greek mythology expert Sean O’Brien.

The film features a war between men and a race of titans, whose ruler Zeus has decreed that no god may interfere. The protagonist Theseus is set up as a tragic hero who must stop King Hyperion from overthrowing the king of the gods, Zeus.

Immortals were released theatrically in the United States and Canada on November 11, 2011, and grossed $32 million domestically and $83 million worldwide.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a 2010 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Rick Riordan. The film stars Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson alongside an ensemble cast that includes Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Rosario Dawson, and Steve Coogan.

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

The Legend of Hercules is a 2014 American action-adventure film directed by Renny Harlin, written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Sean Hood, and starring Kellan Lutz in the title role. It is a spin-off of the 2010 film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and the third installment in The Legend of Hercules series.

The film tells the story of Hercules, who is sold into slavery as a child after his kingdom is destroyed by his jealous stepfather, King Amphitryon. He is forced to become a gladiator and then a mercenary, before being enlisted by the king of Egypt to fight in a war against Troy. After killing the emperor’s son in single combat, he is pardoned and married to the emperor’s daughter Atalanta. However, he must complete twelve labors to gain his freedom.

The film received negative reviews from critics and was a box office bomb grossing only $45 million worldwide against a budget of $70 million.

300 (2007)

300 is a 2007 American action film based on the 1998 comic book miniseries of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed primarily with a handheld camera to create a “hyper-real” and “intense” visual experience.

The story is set in 480 BC and follows the Ancient Greek warrior 300 (Gerard Butler) who leads his small army against the massive Persian army of King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) in the last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae. The film was shot mostly in Bulgaria, with additional filming in the United States.

The film received mixed reviews from critics who praised the film’s visuals and acting but criticized its “hyper-real” depiction of ancient warfare. The film was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on March 9, 2007. It has grossed $456 million worldwide, making it Snyder’s highest-grossing film to date.

Final Say

These films all depict various aspects of Greek Mythology. While some were met with mixed reviews, they all became box office successes. What is it about these stories that continue to capture our attention? Perhaps it’s the heroic actions of characters like Theseus and Hercules or the epic scale on which they are fought. Whatever the reason, it seems clear that Hollywood will continue to produce movies based on Greek mythology for years to come.

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