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1. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 699,006 | Gross: $210.61M

2. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Drama, History

7.2
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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: 458,073 | Gross: $133.38M

3. Clash of the Titans (2010)

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

5.8
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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: 259,120 | Gross: $163.21M

4. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Fantasy

6.2
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

Votes: 266,231 | Gross: $106.58M

5. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 38,695

6. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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74 Metascore

The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 186,543 | Gross: $99.05M

7. Immortals (2011)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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46 Metascore

Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), 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: 154,192 | Gross: $83.50M

8. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

6.9
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44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 102,298 | Gross: $40.49M

9. Clash of the Titans (1981)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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59 Metascore

Perseus must battle Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda.

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

Votes: 38,148 | Gross: $41.09M

10. Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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

5.7
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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: 174,072 | Gross: $83.67M

11. Hercules (I) (2014)

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

6.0
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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: 138,500 | Gross: $72.69M

12. Troy: Fall of a City (2018– )

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

3.8
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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: 10,416

13. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.6
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39 Metascore

Alexander (Colin Farrell), the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 155,743 | Gross: $34.30M

14. Young Hercules (1998–1999)

Not Rated | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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The adventures of Hercules as a boy, during his time at a training academy for warriors.

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Dean O'Gorman, Chris Conrad, Jodie Rimmer

Votes: 1,554

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

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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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: 25,637

16. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 54,201 | Gross: $42.37M

17. God of War (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.6
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After wiping out the gods of Mount Olympus, Kratos moves on to the frigid lands of Scandinavia, where he and his son must embark on an odyssey across a dangerous world of gods and monsters.

Director: Cory Barlog | Stars: Christopher Judge, Sunny Suljic, Jeremy Davies, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 11,478

18. Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

2.8
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9 Metascore

A spoof of 300 (2006) and many other movies, TV series/shows/commercials, video games and celebrities. King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 12 go to war against Xerxes of Persia to fight to the death for Sparta's freedom.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra, Ken Davitian

Votes: 98,158 | Gross: $38.23M

19. Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (1963)

G | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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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: 21,460

20. The Odyssey (1997)

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

7.0
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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: 12,829

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

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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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: 2,225

22. The Legend of Hercules (2014)

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

4.2
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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: 50,730 | Gross: $18.85M

23. Hercules (1983)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.9
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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: 3,234 | Gross: $10.68M

24. Young Alexander the Great (2010 Video)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.0
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The coming of age of young Alexander, future world conqueror, from his boyhood in Macedonia to his assumption of Regent of the Land, after proving his worth to his father, the demanding King Phillip.

Director: Jalal Merhi | Stars: Sam Heughan, Lauren Cohan, Christopher Cazenove, David Curtiz

Votes: 197

25. The 300 Spartans (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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A small Army of Greeks spearheaded by three hundred Spartans do battle with the whole invading Persian Army.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Votes: 6,295

26. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Votes: 7,005

27. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

G | 138 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Hoping to push Britain to the forefront of aviation, a London publisher organizes an international air race across the English Channel, but must contend with two entrants vying for his daughter, as well as national rivalries and cheating.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Alberto Sordi

Votes: 6,906 | Gross: $31.11M

28. The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.8
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While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari, Georges Marchal, Conrado San Martín

Votes: 2,637

29. God of War III (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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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: 7,623

30. Helen of Troy (2003– )

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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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: 5,992

31. Medea (1969)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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After his quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason returns to Greece with the powerful sorceress, Medea. However, when the king banishes her, it's only human that Medea plots her furious revenge. Can they escape her wrath?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile

Votes: 3,815

32. Hercules (1998–1999)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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This spin-off of Disney's Hercules (1997) follows Hercules' many labors during the years he spent training how to be a hero under the tutelage of satyr Philoctetes. Olympian Gods and Goddesses, as well as Hades and Pegasus, often visit him.

Stars: Tate Donovan, French Stewart, Sandra Bernhard, James Woods

Votes: 9,048

33. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 3,119

34. Jason and the Argonauts (2000– )

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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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: 4,591

35. Oedipus Rex (1967)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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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, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli, Carmelo Bene

Votes: 4,510

36. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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73 Metascore

In 1970s Germany, a 50-year-old businessman falls in love with a 20-year-old man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi, Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Levine

Votes: 5,635 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Hercules Unchained (1959)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.5
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While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.

Directors: Pietro Francisci, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Gabriele Antonini, Patrizia Della Rovere

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $5.45M

38. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (July 20/21, 356 - June 10/11, 323 B.C.), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 3,105

39. Hercules (1958)

G | 107 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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The muscular Hercules performs his Labors, sails with the Argonauts, and romances the fair Iole.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 1,639 | Gross: $10.90M

40. The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.1
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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: 1,003

41. God of War (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.1
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After 10 years of endless nightmares and servitude to the gods of Olympus, Kratos is assigned with a final task, to kill Ares, the God of War.

Directors: David Jaffe, Greg Tiernan | Stars: Linda Hunt, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Carole Ruggier, Steve Blum

Votes: 8,014

42. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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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: 1,467

43. Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (The Director's Cut) (2002– )

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A director's cut version of the final two episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Michelle Ang, Adrian Brown

Votes: 870

44. Empires of the Deep

Sci-Fi | Announced

Set in a mythical world, the story of an unlikely love story between a young human and a mermaid.

Directors: Michael French, Jonathan Lawrence, Scott Miller | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Mi Yang, J. Cheung, Valeska Miller

45. God of War II (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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After being betrayed by the gods of Olympus and annulled of his divine powers, Kratos must embark on a journey to meet the Sisters of Fate and take his revenge on Olympus.

Director: Cory Barlog | Stars: Linda Hunt, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carole Ruggier

Votes: 7,076

46. Hercules and the Amazon Women (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in... See full summary »

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Quinn, Roma Downey, Michael Hurst

Votes: 2,563

47. The Trojan Women (1971)

GP | 105 min | Drama

7.0
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The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,100

48. Ulysses 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,667

49. Hercules (2005– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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A chronicle of the life of the Greek hero who after killing his three sons must perform five labors to repent.

Stars: Paul Telfer, Elizabeth Perkins, Sean Astin, Leeanna Walsman

Votes: 1,853

50. Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998 Video)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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Hercules and Xena join forces to save the Gods of Olympus from the all-powerful Titans.

Director: Lynne Naylor | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Michael Hurst, Renée O'Connor

Votes: 790



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