20 Movies based on Greek Mythology and History (on Netflix / Prime) – SUMMARY.ORG

Learning about the Greek myths and legends used to be an integral part of a classical education. Schools boys had these stories hammered into them from a young age, so it is no surprise that the characters and themes showed up again and again in the work that they later produced. These days, these stories aren’t given as much attention as we instead learn about computer programming – also a very important skill.

Want to catch up on what you missed? Learn about Greek myth through film with these 20 movies based on the stories. This is by no means a complete list, we could have come up with a list of 20 movies just about Hercules! Though he does feature heavily below as well.

300 (2006)

In ancient Greece, the Spartans had a reputation for being the toughest fighters. They were so fearsome that a mere 300 Spartans has the ability to change the course of the Persian war at the Battle of Thermopylae. This Zack Snyder film uses superimposed chroma key techniques to make this feast for the eyes appear like the original commit book by Frank Miller as Gerard Butler leads his Spartan forces against the Persians.

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