Greek Mythology is one genre that looks spectacular on the big screen. The war, the action, the dialogues, and the odyssey looks real and out of typical standards. It generated the imaginative fantasy into the sincerity of religion. Their politics and rituals are fascinating and unique parts of history from which we are not too far removed. As evidenced by our many films in the genre, their magnificent stories and lives will live on in perpetuity.
Below are some of the best Hollywood films made on Greek Mythology.
After Paris, around the year 1250 B.C., two growing nations begin to conflict in the late Bronze age. Helen, Queen of Sparta, is persuaded by the Trojan prince to leave her husband, Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. When the Trojans learn about his wife, he asks his brother Agamemnon to assist him in reuniting with her, and Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity to gain power. So they set off for Troy with 1,000 ships carrying 50,000 Greeks. The Greeks are able to overcome the Trojans for the first time thanks to Achilles’ assistance. They are, however, brought to a halt by Hector, Prince of Troy. In this rendition of Homer’s classic “The Iliad,” the entire film depicts their war difficulties and the portent of fate.
Xerxes, the Persian monarch, sends his enormous army to invade Greece in 480 BC. The Greek city of Sparta houses the best warriors. 300 of them are chosen to face the Persians at Thermopylae. There they will be engaged in a tight canyon where they will not be able to fully exploit their numbers. In addition, the battle is a suicide mission designed to give the remainder of the Greek soldiers enough time to prepare for the invasion. That did not dissuade the Spartans from throwing their hearts and souls into the battle, desperate to capture as many Persians as possible.
3. Wonder Woman
Diana, the Amazon princess, is groomed to be an unstoppable warrior. A pilot crashes on their shores, having been raised on a secluded island paradise, and informs them about a major struggle occurring in the outside world. Diana sets out from her house, certain that she can put an end to the menace. Diana finds her full powers and her ultimate purpose while fighting with a man in the war to end all conflicts.
4. Clash Of The Titans
King Cepheus’ daughter, Princess Andromeda, is the daughter of a god-beating king. Hades, the enraged god of the underworld, insists that Andromeda be sacrificed or the Kraken will be unleashed against Argos. A distraught King Cepheus turns to the demi-god Perseus for help in defeating the Kraken. Perseus accepts the challenge because Hades is the one who killed his family. He discovers that obtaining the head of the gorgon Medusa is the key to killing the Kraken.
5. The Legend Of Hercules
Hercules is a fabled Greek hero who is the son of Zeus and is a half-god, half-man with superhuman strength. He must use his incredible powers to fight his way back to his rightful country after being betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of forbidden love. Hercules embarks on a legendary quest to overthrow the King and restore peace to the kingdom through horrific battles and gladiator-arena death bouts.