Click here for Done Deal Pro home page
Done Deal Pro Home Page

Loading

Go Back   Done Deal Pro Forums > Movies & Television > Films
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
Juno Styles
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,066
Default Are there any good films based on mythology?

what popular (good) movies are based on mythology or mythological creatures/characters?

i dont seem to remember anything based on characters like zeus, athena, etc...wasn't Morpheus from the matrix a mythological character?
__________________
One must be fearless and tenacious when pursuing their dreams. If you donít, regret will be your reward.

The Fiction Story Room
Juno Styles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
OzFade
Member
 
OzFade's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Australia, QLD
Posts: 1,508
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

Morpheus is the Greek god of dreams but the character in the Matrix just has the same name...sorta like Zion.

Off the top of my head for movies...

Pan's Labyrinth
Orpheus
O Brother Where Art Thou
__________________
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. - French Proverb
OzFade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
nic.h
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,022
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

A good chunk of Shakespeare is based on Greek mythology. You can google it to see. And then of course a good chunk of contemporary film/literature is based on Shakespeare, so that's another incarnation.

Harry Potter draws heavily on Greek mythology (among others) too.
nic.h is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 12:55 AM   #4
hscope
Member
 
hscope's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,879
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

Jason and the Argonauts 1963 (Harryhausen version) - a personal favorite

Clash of the Titans 1981 (different Harry; Hamlin this time) wasn't too bad, from memory
hscope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 05:51 AM   #5
NePatsFan
Member
 
NePatsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,166
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

Disney's Hercules.
I think there are a few Sinbad movies.
Clash of the Titans would be the most aparant for Zeus and Athena.

I don't recall Hades being in anything other than Hercules though.
__________________
Joan: What does the "T" stand for?
Jack: Trustworthy.
NePatsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 07:45 AM   #6
Cycstorm
Member
 
Cycstorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,313
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

The Wizard of Oz
__________________
Frosties are just Cornflakes for people who can't face reality.
Cycstorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 08:56 AM   #7
carcar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,597
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

My kid is really looking forward to the first Percy Jackson movie coming out soon.
carcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #8
grant
Member
 
grant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 507
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

Well if the Hero's Journey counts as mythology, then STAR WARS...
grant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 03:08 PM   #9
wcmartell
Member
 
wcmartell's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: studio city
Posts: 5,940
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

Harryhausen also did CLASH OF THE TITANS (kind of the reason it was made - Harryhausen and his producing partner were always looking for stories that would work with stop-motion).

They are remaking CLASH, with CGI...

- Bill
__________________
Free Script Tips:
http://www.scriptsecrets.net
wcmartell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2009, 03:51 PM   #10
Biohazard
Member
 
Biohazard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold
Posts: 7,329
Default Re: Are there any good films based on mythology?

I really like Troy, if that counts.
Biohazard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Done Deal Pro

eXTReMe Tracker