12 Best Movies about Legends and Myths

People have always tended to add many details and conjectures to all weird phenomena or mysterious events they face with. In such a way, myths appeared. The most interesting movies about legends and myths are often based on famous stories, but authors also add their own details to the plot. The common feature for all such movies is the atmosphere of mystery, which we need to reveal. Here are the best movies about myths and legends:

1. Noah (2014)


Being tormented with the visions about the approaching apocalypse, Noah tries to enlighten the people, who live in sin.

But instead of remorse, they drive Noah out and he has to wander around the desert together with his family.

When Noah faces the fallen angels, who are also called the “Watchers”, he persuades them to help him to build an ark.

2. 300: Rise of an Empire (2013

300 Rise of an Empire

Having got the victory over King Leonidas, the Persian army, headed by Xerxes, is moving to the North.

On its way, it faces the fleet of Athens, led by admiral Themistocles.

In order to be able to resist powerful Xerxes, Themistocles had to become allies with Sparta, the long-time enemy of Athens.

3. Troy (2004)


Paris, the younger son of king Priam, kidnaps Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, Menelaus. The elder brother of Menelaus, Agamemnon, raises an army, led by well-known hero Achilles, in order to attack Troy.

Hector, the brother of Paris, understands that he is the only person, who is able to save Trojans from Spartans, who are seeking for revenge.

4. Robin Hood (2010)

Robin Hood

After the death of King Richard, archer Robin Hood, Will Scarlet, Allan A’Dayle and Little John return home. On their way, they face dying Robert Loxley, whose squad has been betrayed by Sir Godfrey. Robin Hood promises the knight to return his sword to the father. In his turn, Robert’s father offers Robin Hood to pretend to be his dead son and lead the army of home guard to prevent the crown from grabbing their lands.

5. Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans

Perseus, a son of God raised by a human, fails to protect his family from Hades, the revengeful god of the underworld. He agrees to head the dangerous mission before Hades grabs the power of Zeus. Leading the squad of fearless warriors, Perseus sets out for a trip to the labyrinth of forbidden worlds in order to gain a victory over the demons of Hades.

6. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider

She is perfect and one can hardly find a person, who can be compared with her. She is extremely beautiful, intelligent and brave. She knows all the techniques of the dogfight, shoots brilliantly from all the possible weapons and is able to survive in the most extreme conditions. She is the daughter of a lord and her name is Lara Croft.

7. Trolljegeren (2010)


A group of students from Oslo decides to shoot a documentary about poaching in Norwegian woods. They travel to the most distant corners of the country, where they meet Hans, a man, whom they take for a poacher. However, Hans turns out to be a troll hunter.

The students decide to help him in order to make sure that trolls exist.

8. King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur

The movie is about a legendary person, King Arthur. It consists of true historical facts and political events, which took place during the rule of King Arthur, as well as of myths about the acts of bravery of Arthur and his knights.

9. The Scorpion King (2002)

The Scorpion King

This story took place long before the building of first pyramids. Evil king and powerful warrior Memnon decided to enslave all the peoples, which lived in the desert. Together with his army, he won one battle after another and success attended him as he took all the actions, listening to the predictions of his seer. However, there were some peoples, who still resisted Memnon.

10. Geronimo (1993)


In 1885-86, American soldiers are ordered to suppress the Indians’ resistance. Legendary warrior Geronimo is the leader of the rebels and he seems to fear of nothing. The soldiers manage to capture him, but Geronimo runs away to Mexico. The furious general orders his soldiers to get rid of the disobedient leader of the redskins.

11. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

The Mask of Zorro

It’s the screening of the legend about Spanish “robin hood” ― Zorro, a noble bandit in a mask. The legend about Zorro was the last hope for the oppressed people. Having spent 20 years in prison, Zorro is set free. Now, he has nothing to fight for as he has already lost his wife and daughter. But the legend can’t die and the hero presents his mask to a young man, who is ready to fight against evil instead of him.

12. Hercules (2014)


Hercules, a son of Zeus, is a half-god and half-human, who have performed twelve labours, lost his family and now takes comfort only by participating in bloody battles. He is accompanied by six warriors, who don’t care where, why and against whom they fight; only the amount of reward matters for them. Being aware of this, Lord Cotys hires Hercules and his friends to teach his soldiers and create the most powerful army in the world.

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