Mythology is fun to read about and imagine, but when they're done right, movies based on mythology can be the pinnacle of enjoyment. While it's true that they frequently fail to be 100% accurate or true to canon, they almost always succeed in getting people who otherwise may never take an interested in the depths of antiquity, to take interest. For that, they serve a noble purpose.

A quick note: I'm counting films that draw from Mythology themes or use Mythological characters; they don't necessarily have to be a well-known story and could, in fact, be complete originals.

Here are our top 10 favorite Mythology Films:

Jason and the Argonauts 1963 (Greek Mythology)
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Clash of the Titans 1981 (Greek Mythology)

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The Odyssey 1997 (Greek Mythology)

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Merlin 1998 (English Mythology)

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People 1959 (Irish Mythology)

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Song of the Seas 2014 (Irish Mythology)

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Spirited Away 2001 (Japanese Mythology)

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Princess Mononoke 1997 (Japanese Mythology)

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Black Orpheus 1959 (Portuguese Mythology)

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Dobrynya Nikitich and Zmey Gorynych 2006 (Russian Mythology)

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