Most Popular "Greek Tragedy" Titles
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1. Chinese Coffee (2000)
R | 99 min | Drama
Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.
2. Medea (1969)
110 min | Drama, Fantasy
To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice ... See full summary »
3. Medea (1988 TV Movie)
76 min | Drama
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, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the... See full summary »
4. Angela (1978)
91 min | Drama
A war vet finds out that a former prostitute had his baby. Doubting it's his, he gives it away, so she reports him. 20 years later, she still wants to find her son. She meets a young man and falls in love, but the vet's prison term ends.
5. Oedipus Rex (1957)
Approved | 87 min | Drama
The land ruled by King Oedipus is plagued by ill-fortune and the people are promised relief by the gods if the slayer of the former king is apprehended and punished. This does not bode well... See full summary »
6. The Travelling Players (1975)
230 min | Drama, History, War
Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players
7. Electra (I) (1962)
110 min | Drama
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.
8. Iphigenia (1977)
127 min | Drama
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.
9. Sappho (2008)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
Sappho, a newly wed American wife, with her husband on the Greek island Lesbos, goes through the pain of unrequited love to a young woman, very much like the namesake poet in ancient times.
10. Lost in the Bewilderness (2014)
97 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
"Lost in the Bewilderness" is a modern-day Greek myth - a documentary about the filmmaker's cousin Lucas, kidnapped at age five from his native Greece, and found on the eve of his sixteenth birthday in the U.S.
11. The Gangster (1947)
Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.
12. Ritual (2000)
78 min | Drama
Sensing there is something terribly wrong at home, a young man drops out of college and tries to 'fix' his family.
14. Notes Towards an African Orestes (1970)
65 min | Documentary
The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.
15. In the Darkness of the Night (2004)
94 min | Drama, Crime
"Noite Escura" is a disturbing movie about the Portuguese underworld of prostitution.
16. Zina (1985)
92 min | Biography, Drama
After Stalin's purges, Zinaida Volkova, daughter of Leon Trotsky, is exiled to Berlin. As the Nazis rise to power and WW2 is approaching, she becomes obsessed with Antigone, the protagonist of a famous Greek tragedy, and loses her mind.
18. Die Nacht (1985)
Writers: Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Martin Heidegger, Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Nietzsche, Novalis, Plato, Chief Seattle, William Shakespeare, Richard Wagner, Heinrich von Kleist, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Star: Edith Clever
19. The Oresteia (2012)
Short, Comedy, Drama
Vengeful gods and a family curse. Happy days are here again in this semi-comedic backyard adaptation of Aeschylus' classic of Greek tragedy that tells a timeless story of bloody revenge, familial deceit and guilt.
20. Unremembered (2009)
135 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
John Outis doesn't have a past. But his life history is being restored in the present and it's dramatically altering the lives of his friends, his wife, and his lover. As he begins to ... See full summary »
24. Cassandra (2008)
27 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
Euripides' Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women" is played out on the edge of a rocky desolate Mexican border town in this poetic reinterpretation by Director Mauricio Chernovetzky.
27. Medea (2005)
Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Horror
Betrayed by an adulterous relationship, Medea takes the ultimate revenge on her companion. When everything is brought out to the table, terror will be served.
29. Prometheus Bound (1930)
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. Later, Io, with whom Zeus is in love, ... See full summary »
34. Antigone and Polyneices (2011)
15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Bizarre interpretation of the Sophocles Greek tragedy, which follows the condemnation of Antigone after burying her fallen brother after being left unburied at King Creon's order.
All Great Neptune's Ocean
TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A chancellor visits the Andromeda, Tyr disrupts his visit by bringing up some past deeds the chancellor committed against Nietzscheans. Dylan orders Tyr to apologize, as Tyr visits the ... See full summary »
Great Performances (1971– )
89 min | Biography, Drama, Music
With fierce originality, this powerful adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of honor, treachery and fateful consequences. Acclaimed actress Genevieve Bujold skillfully ... See full summary »
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Iphigenie, banished daughter of Klytemnaestra, is now high priestess to Diana. Two strangers from Greece wash up on shore; when Iphigenie recognizes one as her brother, Orestes, she is ... See full summary »
BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Resolving the riddle of the Sphinx makes Oedipus the king of Thebes, but he also resolves another mystery - and it destroys him.
The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986– )
Theban Plays: Antigone
111 min | Drama
In a final battle for the control of Thebes, Oedipus's two sons kill each other. Creon issues an order that no one is to bury Polynices upon pain of death. But Antigone is determined that ... See full summary »
The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986– )
Theban Plays: Oedipus the King
111 min | Drama
Plagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets ... See full summary »