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, stylized, epic, visually appealing and entertaining films and TV shows about / with heroes, greek mythology, rivalry, legends and myths, ancient history, adventure, battles, greek, good versus evil and destiny plots mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
ancient greece
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ancient greece movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancient greece: Hercules (2014), Troy (2004), The Legend of Hercules (2014), Alexander (2004), 300 (2006), Hellhounds (2009), Troy: Fall of a City (2018), Clash of the Titans (2010), The Odyssey (1997), Wrath of the Titans (2012).

List of movies set in ancient greece

 6.0
 154K
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: hercules, legends and myths, greek mythology, mercenary, battles, warrior, beast, adventure hero, master warrior, superhuman powers, heroes, greek ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, athens greece
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 7.3
 522K
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, heroic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, army, greek mythology, battlefield, forbidden love, king, war, ancient ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, paris france
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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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, ancient history, greek mythology, superhuman powers, gladiator, good versus evil, adventure, slavery, destiny, hercules, father son relationship ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe, egypt
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 5.6
 169K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France
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, serious, suspense, breathtaking, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, conquering, war, battles, adventure, ambition, state affairs, ruler, heroes, warlord, rise to the top, gay ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, macedonia ...
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 7.6
 802K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
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, heroic, rough, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, battles, courage, sword fight, war, human spirit, army, legends and myths, soldier, ancient, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 3.3
 754
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, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: heroes, legends and myths, supernatural, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, battles, creature, greek mythology, dog, afterlife ...
Place: ancient greece, 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, exciting ...
Plot: siege, greek mythology, death, fight, infidelity, brother brother relationship, deception, love, warrior, battles, love and romance, political intrigue ...
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, good versus evil, adventure, ancient history, monster, god, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 7.0
 15K
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: breathtaking, epic, exciting, scenic, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, adventure, battles, ancient history, cyclops, heroic mission, legends and myths, friendship, rescue, good versus evil, getting home ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, mediterranean sea
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, demi god, adventure, ancient history, heroic mission, fantasy world, legends and myths, good versus evil, myth, heroes, superhuman powers ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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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: heroic, epic, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, king, master warrior, sword fight, swords and armor, heroes, transformation, invasion, army, adventure, greek, sea battle ...
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
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 7.5
 17K
Blood of Zeus (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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: dark fantasy, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: greek mythology, god, battles, goddess, greek god, supernatural power, warrior, deity, heroism, creature, bravery, courage ...
Place: ancient greece
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 7.3
 225K
Hercules (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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: feel good, exciting, touching, humorous, epic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: hercules, mythology, disney, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, monster, legends and myths, rescue, friendship, prophecy ...
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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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, escapades, good versus evil, rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, graphic violence, rivalry ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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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: ancient history, romance, battles, heroes, greek mythology, love, fall in love, legends and myths, betrayal, dishonesty, master warrior, state affairs ...
Place: ancient greece
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 7.2
 811
Socrates (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Athens falls under the government of the Thirty Tyrants, the lives of citizens are no longer safe. The philosopher Socrates, meanwhile, continues his so-called philosophical "preaching", gathering more and more young disciples. The ...
Plot: philosopher, husband wife relationship, knowledge, death sentence, voting, election, philosophy, ethics, moral corruption, sacrifice, torture, poverty ...
Place: ancient greece, athens greece
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 6.0
 167K
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, dark fantasy, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, ancient history, army, legends and myths, greek, immortality, adventure, heroes, greek mythology, greek god, ancient ...
Time: future
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Ulysses Against Hercules (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ulysses offends the gods so they send Hercules to capture him and bring him to them.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, buddy movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, heroes, chase, adventurer, sword fight, sword, warrior, ocean, friends, conquering, injustice, military ...
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: scenic, enigmatic, breathtaking, heroic, epic
Audience: family outing
Plot: odyssey, cyclops, greek island, greek mythology, god, mythology, getting home, adventure, destiny, ancient, beautiful scenery, ancient history ...
Place: ancient greece, mediterranean sea, greece
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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, redemption, destiny, heroic mission, rivalry, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals, murder, legends and myths ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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 6.4
 7K
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: allegory, tense, bleak, visually appealing
Plot: greek god, mythology, oracle, god, heroic mission, love, good versus evil, trap, self sacrifice, prophecy, supernatural ability, chosen one ...
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, adventure, adventurer, monster, prophecy, skeleton, treasure hunt, heroes, expedition, race against time, rescue, ship ...
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: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: royal family, legends and myths, forbidden love, wartime life, master warrior, state affairs, life is a bitch, gender, tragic hero, war, heroes, greek mythology ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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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: epic, futuristic, experimental, 2d animation
Plot: adam and eve, religion, christianity, society, scientist, philosophy, spacecraft, devil, existentialism, ancient rome, crusader, capitalism ...
Place: ancient greece
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 7.7
 2K
Iphigenia (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Greek army is about to set sail to a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. Their leader, King Agamemnon, seeks to provide better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment from the gods, the sacrifice of his daughter ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: tragedy, army, king, sacrifice, greek mythology, ocean, down on your luck, vengeance, legends and myths, parents and children, ancient history, destiny ...
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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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: exciting, semi serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: greek mythology, mythology, hercules, warrior, heroes, legend, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural, legends and myths, battles, tough guy ...
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, light, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: mythology, greek mythology, minotaur, heroes, legend, monster, hercules, good versus evil, adventure, rescue, superhuman powers, deadly creature ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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 6.9
 5K
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: talky, serious, cult film
Plot: murder, filicide, vengeance, greek mythology, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, couple relations, infidelity, ancient history, royal family, haunted by the past ...
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, greek mythology, adventure, sea monster, good versus evil, heroic mission, swamp, fight for supremacy, god, witch, soldier ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: greece, ancient greece, europe
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 7.1
 793
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, cave, rivalry, good versus evil, state affairs, tragic hero, samurai, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, family relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s, 1920s
Place: ancient greece, greece
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