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1. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Writers: Shawn Slovo, Louis de Bernières | Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 28,053 | Gross: $25.53M

2. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

7.9
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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Writer: Elia Kazan | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 3,413

3. Byron (2003 TV Movie)

147 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

Writer: Nick Dear | Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Oliver Milburn, Michael Elwyn, Jonny Lee Miller

Votes: 644

4. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984 TV Mini-Series)

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.6
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 321

5. Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization (2000– )

150 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A documentary, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, that chronicles the rise and fall of the civilization of ancient Greece.

Stars: Paul Cartledge, Victor Davis Hanson, Keith Hopwood, Liam Neeson

Votes: 186

6. Atlas (1961)

79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.4
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Evil king Praximedes convinces superhero Atlas to fight for him, but Atlas eventually sees the king's true nature and turns against him.

Writer: Charles B. Griffith | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Michael Forest, Barboura Morris, Frank Wolff, Walter Maslow

Votes: 86

7. I megali stigmi tou '21: Papaflessas (1971)

130 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.8
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The life and work of the hero of 1821 Papaflessas that during the liberation struggle of the Greeks against the Turks, revolutionizing the elders and the world to declare war!!! Up to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Panos Kontellis | Director: Erricos Andreou | Stars: Dimitris Papamichael, Alekos Alexandrakis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Katia Dandoulaki

Votes: 410

8. Learn How to Read and Write, Son (1981)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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In a small Greek village, short time after the collapse of the Junta regime, a memorial of those who died in the German occupation of Greece brings in the surface the political differences of a conservative teacher and his two sons.

Writer: Thodoros Maragos | Director: Thodoros Maragos | Stars: Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Anna Matzourani, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Christos Kalavrouzos

Votes: 580

9. L'héritage de la chouette (1989 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.4
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Stars: André Dussollier, Daniel Andler, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Kostas Axelos

Votes: 50

10. The Red Horse (1981)

137 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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A joint fight of Macedonian and Greek people against the fascist monarchical government of Greece ended with their defeat in 1949, after many years of bloodshed. Many members of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Tasko Georgievski, Stole Popov | Director: Stole Popov | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ilija Dzuvalekovski, Jordanco Cevrevski, Nikola-Kole Angelovski

Votes: 37

11. Eleftherios Venizelos: 1910-1927 (1980)

175 min | Biography, History

6.3
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Writer: Pantelis Voulgaris | Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Minas Christidis, Giannis Voglis, Dimitris Myrat, Manos Katrakis

Votes: 112

12. The Quest for the Athlos (2003 Video)

52 min | Documentary, History

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A newly released, one-hour documentary, narrated by Academy Award® Winner Sir Peter Ustinov. To the ancient Greeks, athletics made gods and heroes of men. Narrated by two-time Academy-Award... See full summary »

Writers: Judy Blish, Christos Lolas, Giorgos Petritsis | Director: Giorgos Petritsis | Star: Peter Ustinov

13. The Seven Sages of Antiquity (2010 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The Seven Wise Men of antiquity, or the Seven Sages as they are also commonly known, reflect one of the most brilliant aspects of the ancient Greek spirit. This documentary revives the ... See full summary »

Writer: Giorgos Petritsis | Director: Giorgos Petritsis | Star: Robert MacLean

14. Dash (1945)

65 min | History, War

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This is the first historical Greek film that narrates the struggle of the Greek Nation, from the Revolution in 1821 until the liberation of 1944. It brings to life legendary moments of ... See full summary »

Writer: Giannis Hristodoulou | Director: Giannis Hristodoulou | Star: Kostas Baladimas

15. Zalongo, the Fort of Freedom (1959)

88 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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The heroic battles of Souliotes to defend their land from the Turks, until Ali Pasha with the help of a traitor, he manages to conquer Souli.

Writer: Theodoros Tempos | Director: Stelios Tatasopoulos | Stars: Tzavalas Karousos, Andreas Zisimatos, Nina Sgouridou, Byron Pallis

Votes: 11

16. Lost Worlds (2005– )
Episode: Athens: Ancient Supercity (2006)

46 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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The world of Pericles, including the Parthenon, lives again.

Director: Anna Thomson

Votes: 5