10 Best Movies Based on Greek Mythology

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Mythology is a genre that interests every reader. We all want to know about our culture, rituals, deities, and so on — where and how it all began. Based on mythological tales and characters, writers have written several books and directors have created numerous movies for the big screen. In this article, we are going to read about the 10 best movies based on Greek mythology.

Helena (1924)

Director — Manfred Noa
Actor — Edy Darclea, Albert Steinruck, Vladimir Gajdarov, Adele Sandrock, and more.

It is a German silent drama film released in the year 1924. The movie (Helena) is based on Homer’s epic, Iliad. Even though the huge expense of the movie caused financial damage, still it is considered Noa’s ‘masterpiece’.

Antigone (1961)

Director — George Tzavellas
Actor — Irene Papas, Manos Katrakis, and more.

In Thebes, of Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and gets wedded to his mother named Jocasta having two daughters named Antigone and Ismene and two sons named Eteocles and Polyneices. After Oedipus dies gouging out his eye, Eteocles starts to reign Thebes but refuses to leave the throne after the first which led to Polynieices building an army and attacking Thebes, as a result, both of them dies. Creon, the ruler of Thebes decides that Eteocles should have an honorable burial while Polyneices because he is a traitor should be left on the battlefield for the vultures and jackals. Antigone, who is the would-be daughter-in-law of Creon, refuses this order and buries his brother Polyneices. When Creon gets familiar with this deed he sentenced her to be placed in a tomb, alive. Antigone hangs herself and Haemon, Creon’s son tries to get revenge on his father and ended up killing himself with a sword. When Eurydice, Creon’s wife gets to know of his son’s death, she commits suicide leaving Creon all alone.

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