20 films about gods and titans

The myths of the ancient world often attract the attention of directors. Epic stories of gods and titans, epics of divine love and descriptions of heroic deeds are especially loved by fans of the fantasy genre. We present a selection of the best films about gods, demigods, titans and other mythical creatures.

God of Thunder (2020)

A novelty movie about a mythical Scandinavian god that has fallen into modern times. Psychologist Kristin gets a job as a consultant for the Norwegian police. Her first task is to talk to Eric, a young man who witnessed a brutal murder and after that suffers from memory loss. During the investigation, it turns out that the guy has paranormal abilities similar to the powers of the mythical thunder god Thor.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Mortal

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Adventure

Actors:
Nat Wolfe, Priyanka Bose, Iben Akerlie …

Country:
Norway, USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.9

Age Limits :
16+


Valhalla: Ragnarok (2019)

A Danish dark fantasy film based on Norse mythology and the comic book of the same name. The Viking children Reskva and Talfe go to Valhalla along with the brothers Thor and Loki. Shortly after their arrival, the heavenly chamber is threatened by the invasion of the dire wolf Fenrir. Two mortals will have to fight shoulder to shoulder with the deities to save Valhalla from the end of the world – Ragnarok.

Original title:
Valhalla

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, adventure

Actors:
Roland Muller, Dulfi Al-Jaburi, Cecilia Loffredo…

Country:
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.3

Age restrictions:
12+


American Gods (TV series 2017 – 2021)

American fantasy series based on the famous book by Neil Gaiman tells the story of a prisoner named Shadow Moon, who dreams of establishing a quiet life with his wife. On the eve of his release from prison , he learns that his wife died in an accident. Later, Moon meets the strange Mr. Wednesday, who draws him into a war between real deities.

Original title:
American Gods

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective

Actors:
Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Gods of Egypt (2016)

An American feature film will tell about the ancient Egyptian gods. The days of calm and prosperity in Egypt are numbered: the ruler of the red desert, Seth, kills Osiris and seizes power in his own hands. An ordinary mortal thief Beck loses his beloved through the fault of Seth. Wanting to resurrect his beloved, he enters into an alliance with Horus. Together they have to go a long way and fight against minions of the usurper Seth.

Original title:
Gods of Egypt

Genre:
Fantasy, action, adventure

Actors:
Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Nikolai Coster-Waldau…

Country:
USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Shani Dev (TV series 2016 – 2018)

The series is based on Indian mythology and tells the story of Shani Dev, the incarnation of Saturn on Earth. The action takes place before the appearance of the first people, when small deities and demons fought endless wars for supremacy. To resolve the conflict, the Lord sends Shani to them, called to decide who will be punished and who will get a chance for ascension.

Original title:
Karmafal Daata Shani

Genre:
Fantasy

Actors:
Rohit Khurana, Kartikey Malviya, Tina Dutta…

Country:
India

Rating:
IMDb – 8.2


Mara and the Firebringer (2015)

A German demigod film based on Norse mythology. Mara, a 15-year-old resident of Munich, dreams of a normal life. Instead, she has daily mystical visions. One day, under a tree, the girl finds a talking branch, revealing the cause of the obsessive visions. In fact, Mara is the reincarnated Spakona, whose goal is to stop Ragnarok by defeating the evil demigod Loki.

Original title:
Mara und der Feuerbringer

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Lilian Prent, Jan Joseph Liefers, Esther Schweins…

Country:
Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
12+


Olympus (TV series 2015)

British-Canadian serial film about gods and other mythical creatures based on ancient Greek myths. A group of brave men and women managed to imprison the Olympians in the underground Kingdom of Hades, since then people in Greece have lived on their own. A young mortal warrior learns that his past is linked to Olympus. To search for answers to questions, he goes to the oracle of the temple of Gaia and the mad scientist Daedalus.

Original title:
Olympus

Genre:
Fantasy

Actors:
Thom Yorke, Sonya Cassidy, Sonita Henry …

Country:
UK, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.6, IMDb – 6.2


Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

The list of interesting films in the fantasy genre continues with a movie about gods based on divine tales from the Bible. The story begins with the birth of the future prophet Moses. When the pharaoh gave the order to kill all the babies in Egypt, the mother put her son in a basket and sent him down the river. The child was picked up by the daughter of the pharaoh and began to raise with Ramses II. Having matured, Moses receives a vision from the Lord, from where he learns his life purpose – the salvation of the Jews from slavery.

Original title:
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Genre:
Fantasy, action, drama, adventure

Actors:
Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver …

Country:
UK, Spain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
12+


Hercules: The Beginning of a Legend (2014)

Modern cinema cannot do without films about Hercules, the most popular hero of mythology and the son of the god Zeus. The demigod was born by Queen Alcmene from Zeus, who thus punished King Amphitrion for pride. Hercules does not know about his origin and grows up in the king’s family as his heir. Amphitrion hates the illegitimate son of the queen and gives her beloved Hercules as a wife to his brother, and expels the hero himself from Greece. Hercules is waiting for a long thorny path home.

Original title:
The Legend of Hercules

Genre:
Action, fantasy

Actors:
Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre …

Country:
USA, Bulgaria

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.2, IMDb – 4.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Hercules (2014)

In the cinema, Hercules, the son of the supreme ruler Zeus, again appears before the audience, leading a detachment of mercenaries. King Kotis hires a demigod to train the king’s army and make it the most powerful in the world. But over time, this becomes not enough for the king, in his plans to rule the whole world. Only Hercules and a detachment of his true friends will be able to resist Kotis and stop the bloody war for territory and power.

Original title:
Hercules

Genre:
Action, adventure

Actors:
Dwayne Johnson, Axel Henney, Ian McShane…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 6.0

Age limit:
12+


Percy Jackson and the Sea of ​​Monsters (2013)

A fascinating fantasy movie tells about titans, gods and demigods. The life of Poseidon’s son Percy Jackson changes dramatically after meeting with the inhabitants of Olympus and other half-breeds. Now the guy lives in a special camp and trains beginners. But the world is in danger again – Luke, the son of Hermes, wants to wake up the ancient titan Kronos and destroy the Olympian gods. The only thing that can interfere with these plans is the Golden Fleece, hidden on a secret island in the middle of a sea of ​​monsters. Percy and his Cyclops brother go in search of the artifact.

Original title:
Percy Jackson: Sea of ​​Monsters

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, adventure, family

Actors:
Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
6+


Wrath of the Titans (2012)

The action of the epic film about the war of the titans and the Greek gods takes place 10 years after the events of the previous part. Perseus raises his son and hides his divine origin. But the evil Hades did not leave thoughts of revenge – together with Ares, the ruler of the underworld makes a deal with Kronos and decides to destroy the rest of the gods. Real heroes will be able to save people and Olympic celestials, who can assemble the Spear of the Three Gods. After all, only with this weapon can Kronos be defeated. Perseus will meet with Hephaestus and get into the underworld to save all life.

Original title:
Wrath of the Titans

Genre:
Fantasy, action, adventure

Actors:
Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes…

Country:
Spain, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
12+


War of the Gods: Immortals (2011)

The movie tells the story of the bloodthirsty King Hyperion. He is obsessed with revenge on all the Greek gods because of the death of his family and wants the overthrow of the Olympians. The goal of the king is to obtain the Epirus bow, capable of opening the cage where the titans are imprisoned. Theseus is the only one who can resist evil and save Hellas. Together with his friends and with divine help, Theseus goes to a mortal battle with the demons of the underworld and mythical monsters.

Original title:
Immortals

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Romance

Actors:
Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.0

Age Limits :
16+


Thor (trilogy, 2011, 2013, 2017)

Definitely worth watching one of the best god movies, a highly rated and rave action trilogy based on Marvel comics . Thor, a mighty and just warrior, angered his father Odin with disobedience. As punishment, Odin deprives his son of divine powers and sends him to Earth. Thor will have to return his thunder hammer, uncover the sinister plot of his brother Loki and save humanity.

Original title:
Thor

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Actors:
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.0

Age Limits :
12+


God of Gods … Mahadev (TV series 2011 – 2014)

An Indian series based on Hindu legends and the works of mythologist Devdutt Pattanaika. In the center of the plot is the deity Shiva and his wife Parvati. Together they travel the world, meet other mythical characters, die, are reborn and again take part in incredible events. The series features a colorful national soundtrack, recorded with the participation of Sandip Maherji.

Original title:
Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama

Actors:
Mohit Reina, Muni Roy, Falaq Naaz…

Country:
India

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 9.1


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2010)

This film tells a story about mythical creatures, gods and their children. Ordinary teenager Percy Jackson one day learns the secret of his birth. In fact, he is a demigod and the son of the ruler of the seas, Poseidon. Suddenly, someone steals the lightning of Zeus, and now Percy has to find the kidnapper and reconcile the Greek gods, who have declared a real hunt for him. Together with new friends, a satyr and the daughter of Athena, Percy embarks on a dangerous journey through the underworld.

Original title:
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Genre:
Fantasy, adventure, family

Actors:
Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
6+


Clash of the Titans (2010)

This film about Greek gods and demigods tells a modified version of the myth of Zeus’ son Perseus. King Acrisius refuses to worship the celestials and raises a rebellion against them. For this, the ruler of the Olympians Zeus curses people. The insidious Hades decides to take advantage of this and release the Kraken monster. Perseus must confront the evil Hades, saving the whole world from war. Zeus himself repeatedly comes to his aid, as well as the divine messenger Io.

Original title:
Clash of the Titans

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Actors:
Sam Worthington, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson …

Country:
USA, UK, Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.8

Age Limits :
12+


Warriors of Hellas (2009)

In the top of films about gods, goddesses and titans is the film adaptation of ancient Greek myths about the inhabitants of Olympus. An ordinary Greek wedding ends in tragedy when the groom’s evil best man kills the bride. The slain falls into the Kingdom of the Dead, where she is forced to spend eternity in slavery to Hades. The groom is going to avenge his beloved, go down to the underworld and bring her back.

Original title:
Hellhounds

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, action, thriller, adventure

Actors:
Scott Elrod, Adam Butcher, Amanda Brooks…

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 3.6, IMDb – 3.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Troy (2004)

You can not miss the epic historical film based on the poem of Homer. Events take the viewer to Ancient Greece. The love of Prince Paris for the beautiful Helen led to a long and protracted war at the walls of Troy. The son of the sea goddess Thetis Achilles fights on the side of King Agamemnon, and only this brave warrior can defeat the recalcitrant Greek city. The love story will cause the death of thousands of people and turn the greatest Troy into dust.

Original title:
Troy

Genre:
Action, history, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger…

Country:
USA, Malta, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16 +


Immortals: War of the Worlds (2004)

The film mixes biopunk and fantasy genres. At the end of the 21st century, New York is ruled by immortal beings sitting on a floating pyramid, and the main population of the city is people with cybernetic implants. The ancient Egyptian god Horus is sentenced to death and must die in a week. The last chance for salvation is a mortal named Jill, who has paranormal abilities that frighten even the almighty gods.

Original title:
Immortel (ad vitam)

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, melodrama

Actors:
Linda Hardy, Thomas Kretschmann, Charlotte Rampling…

Country:
France, Italy, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
12+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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