Greek Mythology in the Movies
copyright 2002 by Tracy Marks



Iphigenia 1977

Directed by Michael Cacoyannis

Irene Papas, Tatiana Papamoschou. Kostas Kazokos

Helen of Troy 1953

directed by Robert Wise

Rossana Podesta, Jacques Sernas, Niall McGinnis


Electra 1960s

directed by Cacoyannis

Irene Pappas, Aleka Katsili, Yannis Fertis

Achilles 1996 animated

Directed by Barry Purves


The Trojan Women 1971

directed by Cacoyannis
Katherine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Irene Pappas, Genevieve Bujold


La Guerra di Troia 1962

John Barrymore



The Odyssey TV Movie 1997

Directed by Andreu Konchalovsky

Armand Assante, Isabel Rosselini,


Ulysses 1954

Kirk Douglas, directed by Mario Camarini




Jason and the Argonauts 2000 (poor!)

Jason London, Dennis Hopper, Jolene Blalock, Derek Jacobi Frank Langella

directed by Nick Willing windweavwebandwi/


Jasons and the Argonauts 1963

directed by Ron Chaffey

Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack

Clash of the Titans 1981 (Perseus)

directed by Desmond Davis

Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier, Judy Bowker, Claire Bloom


Orphee and Eurydice

Gluck's 18th century opera, Robert Wilson


Medea 1970

directed by Pier Pasolini
Maria Callas, Giuseppe Gentile


Medea 1982 tv

directed by Mark Cunningham
Zoe Caldwell, Judith Anderson, Mitch Ryan


Medea 1987 tv
directed by Lars Von Trier

Kirsten Oleson, Udo Kier


The Bacchae/ Dionysus

directed by Brian de Palma, Bruce Joel Rubin

Remi Barclay, Samuel Blazer


The Bacchae 2001

directed by Brad Mays, with Jonathan Klein, Rich Werner


Oedipus the King 1968

directed by Philip Saville

Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Lily Palmer, Richard Johnson


Oedipus Rex (Pasolini versions)

Oedipus Rex, Stravinski Opera


Antigone 1961

directed by Yorgos Javellas, with Irene Papas


Antigone 1984 tv

directed by Don Taylor, with Juliet Stevenson, Gwen Taylor, John Shrapnel


Antigone 1973 (German)

directed by Piet Drescher, with Genevieve Bujold


Antigone Rights of Passion (experimental)

Amy Greenfield, Bertram Ross


Phaedra 1962 (modern retelling)

directed by Jules Dassin

Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins

Black Orpheus 1959 (modern retelling)

directed by Marcel Camus

Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn


The Storyteller - Theseus and the Minotaur/Orpheus and Eurydice (1999)

Jim Henson, Anthony Minghella


The Storyteller Perseus and the Gorgon, Daedalus and Icarus

(this one is the best of the series)


ALSO Many movies about Hercules (not listed here)



Battles that Changed the World The Trojan War


The Odyssey of Troy AND The Greek Gods

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