Greek Mythology, Gods and Monster Adventure movies and video games

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1. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

G | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 21,835

An epic adventure, timeless stop motion monsters that have a real charm over modern CGI. Favourite moment - Talos the giant bronze statue.

2. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

59 Metascore

Perseus (Harry Hamlin) must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker).

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith

Votes: 38,464 | Gross: $41.09M

Another timeless adventure, more stop motion magic by Ray Harryhausen. Favourite moment - Medusa, the style, tension and cinematography (outshines the 2000 remake in everyway)

3. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Drama, History

56 Metascore

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

Votes: 462,587 | Gross: $133.38M

4. Hercules (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

47 Metascore

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 139,541 | Gross: $72.69M

Mr Johnson fits the role of Hercules rather well and it has a nice twist that Hercules legend is larger than the man himself. Favourite moment - "I AM HERCULESSSS" the moment he has to believe in himself.

5. The Odyssey (1997)

PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 12,968

An epic adventure, sometimes silly, sometimes deep with Odysseus never ending loyalty to his land and wife. Favourite moment - Polyphemus the cyclops "Nobody has blinded me!"

6. Jason and the Argonauts (2000– )

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Olivia Williams, Angus Macfadyen, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 4,635

Couldn't pull off the original magic of the classic but an enjoyable adventure if you enjoy Greek mythology. Favourite moment - Hercules lending a hand by pushing the beached boat out.

7. Clash of the Titans (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 260,853 | Gross: $163.21M

Enjoyable but unmemorable remake.

8. Immortals (2011)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

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.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Stephen Dorff

Votes: 155,043 | Gross: $83.50M

9. Wrath of the Titans (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

37 Metascore

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 175,326 | Gross: $83.67M

10. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Robert Trebor

Votes: 25,915

11. The Giants of Thessaly (1960)

86 min | Adventure, Fantasy

In order to placate the angry gods, who have allowed Thessaly to be overrun with barbarian invaders and beset with natural disasters, King Jason takes his Argonauts on a search for the ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Roland Carey, Ziva Rodann, Alberto Farnese, Nadia Sanders

Votes: 252

For classic Greek mythology fans. Slow paced but has that classic charm.

12. Perseus Against the Monsters (1963)

95 min | Adventure, Fantasy

A warrior does battle against the evil Medusa, her army of stone warriors and a monstrous dragon.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Richard Harrison, Anna Ranalli, Arturo Dominici, Leo Anchóriz

Votes: 313

13. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,152

14. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Reg Park, Christopher Lee, Leonora Ruffo, George Ardisson

Votes: 1,507

15. Helen of Troy (2003– )

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The abduction of beautiful Helen, wife of Spartan King Menelaus, by Paris of Troy triggers a long war.

Stars: Emilia Fox, James Callis, Daniel Lapaine, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 6,017

16. Hercules the Avenger (1965)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Reg Park returns to his antics of old as the man of iron in HERCULES THE AVENGER. The Son of Jove undertakes another journey into the nether realms battling zombies and monsters in order to... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Lucidi | Stars: Reg Park, Gia Sandri, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Adriana Ambesi

Votes: 117

17. Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964)

90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules battles an evil sorceress who turns men into werewolves.

Directors: Antonio Margheriti, Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Reg Park, Mireille Granelli, Ettore Manni, Furio Meniconi

Votes: 173

18. The Legend of Hercules (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

22 Metascore

The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee

Votes: 51,013 | Gross: $18.85M

19. Samson in King Solomon's Mines (1964)

92 min | Action

Maciste is captured and forced to work as a slave in an African mine.

Director: Piero Regnoli | Stars: Reg Park, Wandisa Guida, Bruno Piergentili, Eleonora Bianchi

Votes: 129

20. Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Strong yet sleepy Hercules discovers that the Queen of Atlantis is plotting to take over the world with superhuman warriors.

Director: Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Reg Park, Fay Spain, Ettore Manni, Luciano Marin

Votes: 1,162

21. The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani, William Berger

Votes: 1,027

22. Hercules (1983)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $10.68M

23. Troy: Fall of a City (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Retells the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.

Stars: Louis Hunter, Christiaan Schoombie, Bella Dayne, Chloe Pirrie

Votes: 10,612

24. Son of Hercules (1964)

80 min | Action

Hercules battles to save the population from a giant dragon.

Director: Sultan | Stars: Bipin Gupta, Kamran, Leela Kumari

Votes: 27

25. Troy the Odyssey (2017)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Based on the Epic Greek Poem as sung by Homer.

Director: Tekin Girgin | Stars: Dylan Vox, Lara Heller, Hachem Hicham, David Gray

Votes: 507

26. Troy: The Resurrection of Aeneas (2018)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Journey of Aeneas after the Trojan War. Based on the epic poems of the Aeneid by Publius Vergilius Maro.

Director: Aeneas Middleton | Stars: Aeneas Middleton, Hardley Davidson

Votes: 108

Worst movie of 2018 (maybe ever) Words cannot describe.

27. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Set in 431 BC during the Pelopenesian War, play as either a male or female mercenary as you embark on your own epic odyssey to become a legendary Spartan hero in a world where every choice matters.

Directors: Jonathan Dumont, Scott Phillips | Stars: Melissanthi Mahut, Michael Antonakos, Leonidas Castrounis, Maria Syrgiannis

Votes: 2,557

This game is a dream for fans of Ancient Greece, while not perfect it delivers a truly EPIC RPG adventure, Monsters can be found in the game but are local legends which need discovering so not overused. Both the music and graphics are beautiful. The game hides many Greek tales within quests and side missions. It's only weakness's is its slow to start, some side missions are repetitive and the game is overwhelmingly massive. I have easily sunk over 100 hours in this, with no end in sight. Favourite moment - Finding the Cyclops on "The bay of nobody" and discovering Medusa's lair gave me chills.

28. The Rise of the Argonauts (2008 Video Game)

Adventure

Jason, a Greek king set out for the quest to seek the Golden Fleece to bring back his wife Alceme from death.

Director: Ed Del Castillo | Stars: Xander Bailey, Susanne Blakeslee, Brian Bloom, Steve Blum

Votes: 116

With a little patience you can find an enjoyable action adventure, The game starts out very basic and slowly uncovers what it has to offer, the simple combat becomes very in depth, switching weapons in real time in the middle of a battle to defeat some foes (I'm looking at you Achilles). While the adventuring isn't open world the story and variation makes up for it. A great twist on the Argonauts adventure, seen as a poor mans God of War but I prefer the combat here. Favourite moment - Defeating Achilles after so many attempts gave me a warm glow inside.

29. Warriors: Legends of Troy (2011 Video Game)

Action

Sangue,vendetta, furia.. Nothing else.. leggend

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Colin Glazer, Adam MacDonald, Debra McCabe, Mif

Votes: 25

Along the same lines of Dynasty warriors, repetitive but fun, kill a few 100 people, story moves along, kill a few 100 more. I found it fun in short bursts as I wanted to see the story though. Favourite moment - The beach attack on the first level shows off it's epic battle scale.

30. Clash of the Titans (2010 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

Hades has unleashed his minions and you must conquer all or be conquered, in this epic war of the gods. Relive the adventures of Perseus as you battle through a vast mythical underworld with over 100 different enemies.

Stars: Grey Griffin, Greg Ellis, Tara Strong, Enn Reitel

Votes: 73

I really love the title screen, as for the game it's a very basic hack and slash though levels game. nothing bad nothing great, while the 2010 movie is worth a watch this is skippable. Favourite moment - Some of the boss fights mix it up a bit.

31. Titan Quest (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Titan Quest follows a player-created protagonist as they navigate Ancient Greece, Egypt and China on a quest to defeat the Titans after they escape from their ancient prison.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Jack Angel, Michael Beattie, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 361

Is a top down isometric action RPG, it focuses on adventure, getting loot and character development. Now available on most platforms, from phones, Switch, PC and other consoles.

32. The Battle of Olympus (1988 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

God of the Underworld Hades has kidnapped Eurydice. Only Orpheus can to rescue her girlfriend in an epic odyssey along the entire Ancient Greece.

Votes: 22

An old NES and Gameboy game, side scrolling non-linear action adventure (similar to Zelda 2), quite a tough challenge. A spiritual successor is available on Steam under the name "Prometheus the fire thief" Favourite moment - I never finished the game but I really like the title music.

33. Age of Mythology (2002 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Arkantos, the heroic admiral of Atlantis, looking for a meaning and a cause of a series menacing omens, and accidentally intervenes in a dark plan of titans' preparing for an uprising against a gods.

Stars: Warren Burton, Sean Donnellan, Jean Gilpin, J.D. Hall

Votes: 1,740

From the age of empires series, an enjoyable real time strategy game with enough variety in missions to keep you going. Favourite moment - using the titans addon pack and first time using them to crush your foe.

34. God of War III (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Armed with his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos must take on Greek mythology's darkest creatures to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

Director: Stig Asmussen | Stars: George Ball, Adrienne Barbeau, Susanne Blakeslee, Clancy Brown

Votes: 7,781

God of War series up till the 2018 game (which is Norse) is based on Greek Mythology. it's a visceral and visual hack and slash action game that generally focuses on Kratos's rage and fight against mount Olympus. Epic boss fights and story are worth watching on YouTube even if you don't plan on playing it. Favourite moment - The cinematic boss fights.

35. Numen: Contest of Heroes (2010 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

Project Numen is performed in the genre action / RPG and promises a number of beneficial differences from competing products: original game world, fascinating plot, innovative elements of ... See full summary »

Director: Ales Ulm

It was intended to be a massive multiplayer online game, however that was scraped and the game was released as a single player, gameplay wise it plays like most MMO's, click on what you want to attack, gain and use skills and better equipment. It's been left in a dull state, can't really recommend it. Favourite moment - Little stands out, but it often appears in the Steam sale for a quid or less.

36. Herc's Adventures (1997 Video Game)

Comedy

Herc (Hercules), Atlanta (Atalanta), or Jason are on a quest to defeat Hades and save the goddess of nature.

Stars: Rachel Reenstra, Lois Nettleton, Castulo Guerra, Patricia Parris

Votes: 26

Came out on the PlayStation 1, I had no idea this existed till I found out it's a spiritual successor to "Zombies ate my neighbours" and "Ghoul Patrol", the same top down action gameplay, it's a collectors item, demanding a high price on Ebay.

37. The Fury of Hercules (1962)

97 min | Adventure

In a tyrannical kingdom there is an evil ruler and a queen who lusts after Hercules who is attracted to a handmaiden. A rebellion overthrows the ruler.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Brad Harris, Luisella Boni, Mara Berni, Elke Arendt

Votes: 150

38. Zeus: Master of Olympus (2000 Video Game)

Adventure

Strategy game to build a city in ancient Greece.

Stars: Gil Andrews, Meredith Boston, Rob Burchette, M.C. Danner

Votes: 86

39. Apotheon (2015 Video Game)

Action

Apotheon is a 2D platform action-rpg set on the rich stage of ancient Greek mythology. Hera, the queen of Olympus, has overthrown her husband Zeus, and taken his throne as ruler of the Gods... See full summary »

Stars: Sonja Ball, Edward Bosco, SungWon Cho, Andy Cowley

Votes: 60

40. Goddess of Love (1957)

Unrated | 68 min | Drama

The god Zeus sends Venus, the goddess of love, to Earth to find her own true love.

Directors: Fernando Cerchio, Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Belinda Lee, Jacques Sernas, Massimo Girotti, Maria Frau

Votes: 27



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