Movies and TV shows set in ancient greece

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ancient greece ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, epic, stylized, visually appealing and entertaining films and TV shows about / with heroes, greek mythology, adventure, rivalry, good versus evil, mythology, battles, danger, legends and myths and destiny plots mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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ancient greece movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient greece: Hercules (2014), Troy: Fall of a City (2018), The Legend of Hercules (2014), Troy (2004), 300 (2006), Alexander (2004), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), The Odyssey (1997), Wrath of the Titans (2012), Hellhounds (2009).

List of movies set in ancient greece

 6.0
 146K
Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greek mythology, hercules, legends and myths, warrior, mercenary, battles, master warrior, battle, giant creature, greek, imaginary, danger ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
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Troy: Fall of a City (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Australia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A rich story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege of Troy.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, emotional, disturbing
Plot: siege, fight, death, greek mythology, brother brother relationship, infidelity, love, cheating wife, loyalty, deception, revenge, ship ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, gladiator, greek mythology, legends and myths, superhuman powers, good versus evil, adventure, imaginary, hercules, slavery, destiny, father son relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt
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 7.3
 490K
Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, sword fight, mythology, army, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, betrayal, ancient, tragic hero, legendary, conquering ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, paris france
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 7.6
 735K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, exciting, rough, scenic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, gory, battles, courage, legends and myths, ancient, soldier, army, war, heroic mission, human spirit, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 5.6
 163K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, war, mother son relationship, rise to the top, battles, warlord, ruler, state affairs, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, ancient greece, persia, macedonia, egypt ...
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, stylized, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king, heroic, master warrior, swords and armor, heroes, hand to hand combat, invasion, sea battle, army, sword fight, adventure, ancient ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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 7.0
 14K
The Odyssey (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, USA, Turkey, South Africa
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, exciting, scenic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, adventure, battles, heroic mission, legends and myths, rescue, friendship, greek, good versus evil, getting home, deadly creature ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, mediterranean sea, greece
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Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, adventure, good versus evil, demi god, heroic mission, heroes, superhuman powers, battles, legends and myths, the underworld, immortality ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 3.4
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Hellhounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Greek warrior must travel to the Underworld and battle killer hellhounds in order to rescue his murdered bride from the clutches of Hades.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Plot: heroes, legends and myths, adventure, rescue, supernatural, danger, heroic mission, battles, escapades, creature, dog, greek mythology ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Hercules Reborn (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a young man's bride is kidnapped by an evil king, he turns to Hercules for help. The fallen hero has been living in exile, banished for killing his family, but the young man's courage inspires Hercules. Together, they fight to rescue ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hercules, superhuman powers, adventure, heroes, legends and myths, good versus evil, rescue, escapades, tough heroes, graphic violence, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Clash of the Titans (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, good versus evil, monster, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, ancient, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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Immortals (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, immortality, army, mythology, greek, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, heroes, greek god, maze, ancient ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Helen of Troy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: When Paris of Troy abducts the beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, the trojan war begins.
Style: exciting, semi serious, epic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: romance, greek mythology, battles, heroes, love, fall in love, legends and myths, state affairs, master warrior, dishonesty, betrayal, battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece
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 7.3
 207K
Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: mythology, hercules, disney, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, monster, superhuman powers, rescue, legends and myths, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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The Tragedy of Man (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Jankovic’s adaptation of the eponymous play, is divided into multiple parts and depicts the creation and fall of Man throughout history.
Style: futuristic, epic, experimental
Plot: adam and eve, society, christianity, existentialism, spacecraft, devil, philosophy, scientist, religion, ancient rome, utopia, french revolution ...
Place: ancient greece
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 8.4
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The Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
TV show
Story: Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.
Style: enigmatic, epic, scenic, breathtaking
Audience: family outing
Plot: odyssey, cyclops, greek mythology, greek island, mythology, god, desire, getting home, sword fight, good versus evil, heroic, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
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Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Turkey
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient Greece, witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of ...
Style: serious, epic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night
Plot: greek mythology, greek god, imaginary kingdom, adventure, rivalry, destiny, heroic mission, redemption, sword and sorcery, murder, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Blood of Zeus (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In a brewing war between the gods of Olympus and the titans, Heron, a commoner living on the outskirts of ancient Greece, becomes mankind's best hope of surviving an evil demon army, when he discovers the secrets of his past.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, disturbing
Plot: greek mythology, god, goddess, planet, battles, one against many, good versus evil, warrior, showdown, deity, one man army, male protagonist ...
Place: ancient greece
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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to his home land of Thessaly after a long voyage to claim his rightful throne. He learns, however, that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. To do so, he must embark on an epic quest fraught ...
Style: exciting, tense, talky, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: greek mythology, adventurer, monster, adventure, skeleton, treasure hunt, heroes, prophecy, expedition, race against time, rescue, ship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
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The Trojan Women (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, royal family, legends and myths, forbidden love, gender, master warrior, heroes, tragic hero, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, greek mythology ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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 6.2
 5K
Olympus (2015)
Genre: Fantasy
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: The story of how a few brave men and women banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious - a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows the protagonist as he seeks the truth about his past, which may be ...
Style: bleak, visually appealing, allegory, tense
Plot: greek god, mythology, god, oracle, heroic mission, chosen one, prophecy, mortal combat, supernatural ability, good versus evil, love, trap ...
Place: ancient greece
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hercules comes to the aid of a young woman who is seeking the lost city of Troy. Eventually, Hercules leads her to a camp of refugees from the city, which has been taken over by Hera's Blue Priests. Hercules helps the refugees take back the ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: greek mythology, hercules, warrior, mythology, heroes, legend, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural, danger, imaginary, legends and myths ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hercules has settled down with his wife and children, but misses the good old days traveling around having exciting adventures. Then one day he is persuaded out of his farming "retirement" to help a distant village which is being attacked ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, light, tense ...
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, minotaur, heroes, legend, monster, hercules, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, superhuman powers, heroic mission ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Three Stooges manage to crash through the time barrier with their slap-happy antics in this classic feature-length comedy. Larry, Moe, and Curly-Joe are friends of a young scientist, Schuyler Davis, who has created a time machine. Together with ...
Style: exciting, not serious, offbeat, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time machine, farce, time travel, three stooges, hercules, rescue, goofy hero, partners, rivalry, chases and races, chase, misfit partners ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: greece, ancient greece
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 7.0
 59K
Time Bandits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, absurd, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure, time travel, adventurer, adventure, map, alternate dimension, good versus evil, magic, giant, burglary, heroic mission, dwarf ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, ancient greece, england, europe
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 7.0
 4K
Medea (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Medea centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.
Style: serious, talky, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, fall in love, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, royal family, family relations, greek ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Clash of the Titans (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, legends and myths, adventure, sea monster, good versus evil, heroic mission, invisibility, fight for supremacy, god, witch, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, future, 80s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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The 300 Spartans (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, soldier, battles, heroic mission, adventure, warrior, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, against the odds, chaos, danger, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1960s, 60s, 18th century
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe, rome italy, egypt
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 7.2
 693
Antigone (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, siblings relations, violence spree, heroic mission, destiny, legends and myths, vigilantism, death in the family, rivalry, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: 1920s, ancient history, 60s, 20s
Place: ancient greece, greece
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