Fantastic films based on ancient Greek legends
Timeless tales refreshed for the big screen
Scores of history's greatest stories came out of ancient Greece. From the classic plays of Sophocles and Euripides, to the countless legends of Greek mythology, that ancient civilization on the Mediterranean gave the world stories so entertaining, and filled with so much meaning, that they continue to be told today.
Since the golden age of cinema, filmmakers have taken cues from old Greek legends. Sometimes they faithfully recount the stories told so long ago, other times they put ancient stories into new, modern settings. Sometimes the influence is so subtle you might not even notice, but filmmakers have made quite a habit out of paying homage to the great stories of ancient Greece.
Curious? Read on to see which of your favorite movies were inspired by old Greek legends.
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