Most Popular "Greek Tragedy" Titles
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2. 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 »
3. 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.
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. 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 »
6. 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 »
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. 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.
10. 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
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.
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.
17. Die Nacht (1985)
Writers: Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Martin Heidegger, Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Nietzsche, Novalis, Plato, William Shakespeare, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Richard Wagner, Heinrich von Kleist | Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Star: Edith Clever
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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 »
28. 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 »
30. 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.
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 »
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 »