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Films based on the work of Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus

Medea, a 1959 video directed by Jose Quintero, Actors: Judith Anderson, Colleen Dewhurst as the Chorus Leader; translation 'freely adapted' by Robinson Jeffers.

Medea, a 1969 Film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini with Maria Callas as Medea

Medea ,1988 , Lars von Trier: See Internet Movie Database

Medea by Theo van Gogh (who was murdered), 2005, a version adapted to the Dutch politics, See Internet Movie Database

Antigone, by Sophocles: 1960 film with Irene Papas in the title role, in Greek with English subtitles.

Antigone 1974, Gerald Freedman. Broadway Theater Archive

Oedipus Rex, 1967 Pier Paolo Pasolini, with Sylvana Mangano as Jocasta and Franco Citti as Oedipus

Oedipus Rex , 1957 Abraham Polonsky, Tyrone Guthrie. Stage Recording of Oedipus Rex with actors wearing masks like the ancient Greeks .

Oedipus the King, 1967 GB Philip Saville, with Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, Lilli Palmer, Orson Welles in the Dodona Theater in Greece

The Trojan Women, Michael Cacoyannis, with Katherine Hepburn as Hecuba, Genevieve Bujold as Cassandra, Vanessa Redgrave as Andromahe, and Irene Papas as Helen.

Medea, a Paolo Pasolini film with Maria Callas in the title role.

Electra, film by Michael Cacoyannis, starring Irene Papas, based on Euripides.



Films about Iliad and Troy

Iphigenia (film)

Helena (1924)

Rossana Podesta as Helen of Troy (1956)

Helen of Troy (1956)
La Guerra di Troia (1962)
Achilles (Channel Four Television) (1995),
La Belle Hélène (TV, 1996)
Helen of Troy (TV, 2003)
Troy (2004)

Films about the Odyssey

Kirk Douglas as Odysseus

Ulysses (1954)
Ulysses (1967)
The Odyssey (1997)



Clash of the Titans (1981)

My Fair Lady (1964)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Orphée (Orpheus) (1950)


Iole (Sylva Koscina) with Hercules (Steve Reeves) from the film Labors of Hercules (in USA knwon as Hercules )


Only related to the character of Pandora as the good evil.

The Argonauts

Medea in Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts (2000)



Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) a 1959 Brazilian film by French director Marcel Camus


The Blood of a Poet - Orphée - Testament of Orpheus


George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

Pygmalion (1938 )


Films about the Greek Queen of Egypt Clepatra VII

Antony and Cleopatra (1908) with Florence Lawrence as Cleopatra.

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, starring Helen Gardner (1912).

Cleopatra (1917):: Theda Bara (Cleopatra), Fritz Leiber (Caesar), Thurston Hall (Antony). Directed by J. Gordon Edwards. Based on Émile Moreau's play Cléopatre, Sardou's play Cléopatre, and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

Cleopatra (1934): Claudette Colbert (Cleopatra), Warren William (Caesar), Henry Wilcoxon (Antony). Oscar-winning Cecil B. DeMille epic.

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945): Vivien Leigh (Cleopatra), Claude Rains (Caesar), Stewart Granger, Flora Robson — Oscar-nominated version of George Bernard Shaw's play. Leigh also played Cleopatra opposite then-husband's Laurence Olivier's Caesar in a later London stage version.

Cleopatra (1963): Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra), Rex Harrison (Caesar), Richard Burton (Antony). Oscar-winning block-buster most (in)famously remembered for the off-screen affair between Taylor and Burton. In 1964, Carry On Cleo spoofed this, with Amanda Barrie as Cleopatra, and Sid James as Mark Antony. Information including historical background about the 1963 Cleopatra film

Antony & Cleopatra (1974): performed by London's Royal Shakespeare Company. Starred Janet Suzman (Cleopatra), Richard Johnson (Antony), and Patrick Stewart (Enobarbus).

Cleopatra (1999): Leonor Varela (Cleopatra), Timothy Dalton (Caesar), Billy Zane (Antony). Based on the book Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George

A Large List of Cleopatra Movies from IMDB

More about Cleopatra Movies

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great (1956 film)

Alexander, The Oliver Stone Movie

The Alexander Movie: How are Iranians and Greeks Portrayed

Some obvious (artistic?) errors of the Stone Film

A List of Alexander the Great films from IMDB

Thermopylae the 300 Spartans

300 (film)

The 300 Spartans

The Giant of Marathon , a Sword and Sandal film, with Steeve Reeves as Philippides

The Muses

Down To Earth
with Rita Hayworth as Terpsichore


Oedipus Rex - Stravisnsky, Jessye Norman, Seji Ozawa, Saito Kinen Opera Orchestra , Release 14 June 2005

Alexander, the Oliver Stone Movie

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