Fury tale movies are popular because they appeal to the part of us that like stories that begin with “once upon a time” and conclude with “happily ever after.”
10. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2010)
9. Minotaur (2006)
Theo cannot bear the loss of his love, a girl who was sacrificed to the beast, and believes she is alive and held as a slave in the palace. Against the wishes of his father, he goes to search for her.
8. Clash of the Titans (2010)
7. Spartacus (2004)
In a remote Egyptian province of the Roman Empire, Thracian slave Spartacus is stranded in a labour camp. His size and strength make him a perfect recruit as a gladiator, but it is the heroic defiance of an Ethiopian warrior which inspires him to lead a rebellion against Rome.
6. Iphigenia (1977)
Agamemnon (Kostas Kazakos) finds that his ships are foundering on windless waters. A fortune teller informs the Greek military leader that he’s encountering unfavorable weather because his killing of a deer has drawn the ire of a powerful goddess.
5. Hercules (2014)
Hercules travels to Greece with his five loyal companions to sell his services for gold. A warlord threatens the king of Thrace to destroy his kingdom. Worried, the king approaches Hercules for help.
4. Immortals (2011)
3. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Xerxes sets out to control the major states of Greece with the help of his vast Persian army. Themistocles, the admiral of Athens, is forced to form an alliance with Sparta in order to save Athens.
2. Troy (2004)
After Paris, a Trojan prince, has an affair with Menelaus’s wife, Helen, he decides to take her with him. Later, Menelaus’s brother uses that as an excuse to wage a war against the city of Troy.
1. 300 (2006)