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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909 Short Film)
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies. (12 mins.)
 
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Elektra (1910 Short Film)
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Agamemmon returns to Argos from the Siege of Troy, bringing, as a prisoner and trophy of war and victory...
 
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The Fall of Troy (1911 Short Film)
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One of the first epics on the History of Movies, it tells the story of the Fall of Troy: Paris seduces Helen... (31 mins.)
 
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Dante's Inferno (1911)
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream. (68 mins.)
 
5.
Maciste in Hell (1925)
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality. (95 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
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Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
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Prometheus Bound (1930)
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Prometheus, punished by Zeus, is chained to a mountain of Caucasus by god Hephaestus. There he starts to mourn for his tortures and narrate his story...
Director: Dimos Vratsanos
 
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Daphnis and Chloe (1931)
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In Lesvos, shepherd Lamonas someday finds an abandoned baby boy suckling a goat and adopts it, and names him Daphnis... (68 mins.)
Director: Orestis Laskos
 
9.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
 
10.
Pygmalion (1938)
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A Victorian dialect expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society. (96 mins.)
 
11.
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938 Documentary)
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin. (121 mins.)
“ Opening sequence on Ancient Olympics ” - minalex
 
12.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
 
13.
Tortoise Beats Hare (1941 Short Film)
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An upset Bugs challenges the slick Cecil Turtle to a race. (7 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc
“ A parody of Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" ” - minalex
 
14.
The Olympic Champ (1942 Short Film)
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Goofy illustrates the various Olympic track-and-field events and the torch traditions. (7 mins.)
 
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Tortoise Wins by a Hare (1943 Short Film)
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Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise. (7 mins.)
Director: Robert Clampett
“ And another parody of Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" ” - minalex
 
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Trombone Trouble (1944 Short Film)
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Pegleg Pete annoys the gods Jupiter and Vulcan and neighbor Donald with his nightly trombone sessions. (7 mins.)
 
17.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
18.
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain. (122 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
“ An odd mix of the myth of Pandora and the legend of the Flying Dutchman ” - minalex
 
19.
Ulysses (1954)
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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. (117 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
20.
Alexander the Great (1956)
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
21.
Black Orpheus (1959)
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A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
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Electra (1962)
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Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge. (110 mins.)
“ A faithful adaptation of Euripides' play ” - minalex
 
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Phaedra (1962)
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The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name... (115 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
24.
Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
25.
Oedipus Rex (1967)
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In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity... (104 mins.)
“ Based on the myth of Oedipus this is not Sophocles play ” - minalex
 
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Medea (1969)
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To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians... (110 mins.)
“ Based on the myth of Medea and starring Maria Callas this is not Euripides' play or an opera ” - minalex
 
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The Trojan Women (1971)
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The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city. (105 mins.)
“ A faithful adaptation of Euripides' play ” - minalex
 
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Electra, My Love (1974)
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It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him. (70 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
“ A bizzare political version of Electra ” - minalex
 
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The Travelling Players (1975)
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
“ A modern version of Oresteia Trilogy, set in Greece, during 1930s-1950s ” - minalex
 
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
31.
Iphigenia (1977)
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To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off. (127 mins.)
“ A faithful adaptation of Euripides' play ” - minalex
 
32.
Alexander the Great (1980)
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Based on some historical events, the film gives a romanticized biography of Theodoros Kolokotronis,... (235 mins.)
“ Megalexandros is a Greek rebel, at 1900, and rather a symbolic figure, incorporating features of all heroes from Greek History, Greek Tragedy or Christian religion (Alexander the Great, Kolokotronis, Velouhciotis, Agamemnon, Orestis, Edipus, Christ, St George or even John the Baptist!). ” - minalex
 
33.
Time Bandits (1981)
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A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
34.
The Love of Ulysses (1984)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Vasilis Vafeas
“ A modern version of Homer's Odyssey. ” - minalex
 
35.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (126 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
36.
Medea (1988 TV Movie)
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Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter... (77 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Based on the myth of Medea, this is not Euripides' play ” - minalex
 
37.
The Years of the Big Heat (1992)
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One woman's lonely search for the truth about her mother's murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Frieda Liappa
 
38.
Starry Dome (1993)
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(80 mins.)
 
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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
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A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend... (176 mins.)
“ A modern version of Homer's Odyssey set in the Balkans. ” - minalex
 
40.
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
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When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
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Medusa (1998)
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In this wry retelling of the ancient Medusa myth, strange, clothed statues of men are appearing all over Greece... (87 mins.)
 
42.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ A version of Homer's Odyssey set in the 1930s' American South. ” - minalex
 
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Mourning Rock (2000 Documentary)
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A documentary about Eleusina. The past and the present, in complete antithesis, coexist in a place spoiled... (87 mins.)
 
44.
Cold Mountain (2003)
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In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. (154 mins.)
“ From Charles Frazier's novel that is a version of Homer's Odyssey set in the American Civil War. ” - minalex
 
45.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
46.
Agora (2009)
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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria. (127 mins.)
 
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
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A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on-going battle between the gods. (118 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
48.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ A twisted version of Pygmalion ” - minalex
 
49.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. (102 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
50.
Arkadia Haire (2015 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)