American movies about Greece

List of the best American movies about Greece, selected by visitors to our site: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Caged No More, The Lobster, The Legend of Hercules, Hercules, Before Midnight, Wrath of the Titans, Alps, Immortals, Clash of the Titans
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38
CharactersPregnant, Friends, Horses, Students
PlotHolidays, Dancing
PlaceGreece, Hotels, Sea
TimeSummer
StyleLight, Cute, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, Best soundtracks, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry

Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.

Caged No More (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration02:23
CharactersFathers
PlotAbduction
PlaceGreece, USA

Aggie, A 67 year-old Black Cajun, has just stepped into her worst nightmare. Her two granddaughters have disappeared, and the only clue she possesses is a forgotten laptop. Aware she only has a short window of time, she feels helpless to save them as her money and influence are scarce. Desperate to get her girls back, Aggie risks everything to cross paths with Richard and Lottie DuMonde, two of the wealthiest and most connected people in New Orleans. Certainly, once they hear her story, they will help. But what Aggie doesn't foresee is the dark world she's about to step into, or the dangers accompanying the rescue needed to bring her girls home.

The Lobster (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersBlind
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Death, Emotions
PlaceForest, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleSmart, Dystopian, Deep Meaning, Philosophical, Gloomy

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:39
CharactersGladiators, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceGreece, Egypt
StyleExciting, For men

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

Hercules (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersWarriors, Heroes, Archers, Amazons
PlotAdventure, Cheating
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.

Before Midnight (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:49
CharactersParents, Writers
PlaceGreece, Hotels
StyleSoulful, To cry, Smart

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:39
CharactersGods, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Fate
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting, For men

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon.

Alps (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryGreece, France, Canada, USA
Duration01:33
PlotTennis
PlaceGreece
StyleAction, Fancy, Gloomy

A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.

Immortals (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGods, Heroes, Monsters
PlotRevenge, Adventure
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting

Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.

Clash of the Titans (2010)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGods, Witch, Gladiators, Monsters
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Confrontation, Rivalry, Supernatural, Fate, Superpowers
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.

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My Life in Ruins (2009)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotDancing
PlaceGreece, Beach
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the world through a new set of eyes in the process.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersSingle mothers, Singers
PlotWedding
PlaceParty, Greece, Islands
StyleTo cry, Light

Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But Sophie has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her father.

Meet the Spartans (2008)
Mark4 (imdb: 2.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersHeroes, Warriors, Friends, Robots, Kings, Celebrities
PlotRivalry, Death, Martial Arts
PlaceGreece

From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Sure, Leonidas may have nothing more than a cape and some leather underwear to protect him from the razor-sharp swords of his Persian enemies,

Troy (2004)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom
Duration02:43
CharactersKings, Warriors, Heroes
PlotJealousy, War
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting, Heavy

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Alexander (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:55
CharactersHeroes, Military, Emperors
PlotAdventure, Love, Travel, Power, Intrigue, War, Death, Fate, Betrayal
PlaceGreece
StyleTense

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersArchaeologists, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Expeditions, Chase
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting

Lara Croft ventures to an underwater temple in search of the mythological Pandora's Box but, after securing it, it is promptly stolen by the villainous leader of a Chinese crime syndicate. Lara must recover the box before the syndicate's evil mastermind uses it to construct a weapon of catastrophic capabilities.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Love triangle
PlaceGreece, Islands, Village
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric

When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia), but Hollywood made it into a pure love story by removing much of the "unpleasant" stuff.

Hercules (1997)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGods, Brothers, Fathers, Family, Monsters
PlotAbduction, Power, Adventure
PlaceGreece
StyleTouching, Exciting, Disney

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Table for Five (1983)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
PlotDivorce
PlaceItaly, Ships, Greece
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie Perkins) and her new husband (Richard Crenna) to take the kids on a Mediterranean cruise. On the journey he comes to realise it's not that easy and, feeling overwhelmed, begins to doubt his abilities until a tragedy back home forces him to become the father he always hoped to be.

Clash of the Titans (1981)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Witch, Owls, Cannibals
PlotAdventure
PlaceGreece
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head, and battling the Kraken monster.

The 300 Spartans (1962)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Warriors, Military
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, War
PlaceSparta, Greece
StyleHeavy, Exciting, For men

Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.

The Big Blue (1988)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, sport
CountryFrance, USA, Italy
Duration02:12
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Diving
PlaceGreece, Italy
StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

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