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  • Welcome toe watch mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 movies and TV shows inspired by ancient legends.

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  • For this list, we'll be looking at our favorite adventures on the big and small screens influenced by premodern saga, as dashing feats of daring are described.

  • So consider this your spoiler alert.

  • Which of these myths stirs your 21st century heart?

  • Ah, claim your pick in the comments below Number 10.

  • Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves Robin Hood Might I have the pleasure of your name before I have you run through Robin of Locksley?

  • Kevin Costner's run is the proto Marxist.

  • Archer still lands a bullseye nearly three decades after heroically swinging into theaters.

  • Partly it's the star studded cast, including a scene stealing Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman and even an uncredited appearance by the late, great Sean Connery.

  • The gory battles, stirring score and stylish costumes also help.

  • The grittier take on this English fable didn't sit well with all critics, but its charm won the love of the people just like the old hood himself.

  • Sheriff calls us outlaws, but I say we are free on one.

  • Freeman, defending his home, is more powerful than 10 hired soldiers.

  • Plus, there's a horde of anachronistic screaming cults, body highway men and one very creepy witch.

  • Even if this swashbuckler wasn't your favorite, remember, Without it, we might not have ever gotten the delightful Mel Brooks parody Robin Hood Men in tights.

  • And why should the people listen to you?

  • Because, unlike some other Robin Hood's, I can speak with an English accent.

  • Number 90 Brother, Where Art thou?

  • The Odyssey?

  • Yes, this may be a rather loose adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey, but it's still a delightful take on an ancient tale where Homer's epic poem told the story of Odysseus is returned home from the Trojan War.

  • The Coen brothers crime comedy drama follows George Clooney's Ulysses as he escapes a chain gang.

  • I have no name.

  • Well, that right there may be the reason you had difficulty finding gainful employment.

  • You see, in the Martin competitive Commerce, you seek a great fortune like Odysseus.

  • Ulysses Everett McGill encounters a blind profit as well.

  • A seductive sirens.

  • How do ladies name of the go to sleep, you little baby?

  • He also faces off against the Cyclops off sorts.

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  • Now it's all about money, boys.

  • Both stories end with our hero overcoming rivals to reunite with his wife.

  • There are other truer adaptations of the legends, such as 1954 is Ulysses and the 1997 miniseries The Odyssey.

  • But we'd argue that O Brother, Where Art Thou?

  • Is the most fun.

  • I am a man in a constant sorrow.

  • I've seen a number eight Hercules, Hercules until I find my hero's welcome.

  • Where Booth Day.

  • This Demi God was the biggest and baddest of them all.

  • Disney's Take on the Tail is definitely more kid friendly than the original video, considering How Messed Up, the classic rendition Waas.

  • We think this is a big plus.

  • For instance, instead of battling his traditional nemesis, Hera, this time our hunky hero faces off against the Lord of the Underworld.

  • What this flick lacks in mythological fidelity, it more than makes up for with catchy song numbers, beautiful animation and a star started crew of voice actors, while the live action 2014 version perfectly cast Dwayne Johnson as the totally toned toga wearer, soldiers of Thrice You followed me in battle.

  • Follow me Now, Danny DeVito is Phil, and James Woods is the hot headed Haiti's Crack us up every time.

  • Oh, hey, you finally made it our things in the underworld.

  • Well, they're just fine, a little dark, a little gloomy.

  • And there's always hey, full of dead people.

  • What are you gonna dio?

  • Number seven?

  • Jason and the Argonauts?

  • Jason and the Golden Fleece.

  • I have waited for you for 20 years, and in that 20 years, police has turned my kingdom from the pride of Greece to a savage evil land.

  • Billed as a colossus of adventure on the original theatrical poster, this feature definitely lives up to the hype.

  • The story follows Jason, the rightful king of Thessaly, as he quests for the Golden Fleece.

  • Long before you could just stroll into an old Navy on the way.

  • Our hero battle, sneaky usurpers, angry sees and hordes of monsters to help out our lead recruits a literal boatload of heroes, including Hercules himself.

  • Tell me which champion you want me to beat?

  • No.

  • One.

  • I know you could beat us all.

  • Good thing, too, as the Rogue's Gallery includes skeleton soldiers, harpies and even a hydra, all memorably brought to life by the King of Clay Ray Harryhausen.

  • Sure, the movie is a little dated, but it's undeniable.

  • Charm still warms our hearts better than any wooly jacket ever could get Back.

  • Number six.

  • The First King.

  • Birth of an Empire, Ramya, Lis and Remiss on occasion, Money After being swept away by a flash flood, two brothers face off against sadistic slavers, a murderous band of runaways and finally each other.

  • You've never seen the story of Ram Youlus, the founder of Rome, and his brother Remus, quite so vividly rendered.

  • This recent Italian historical drama is an underappreciated gem featuring well developed characters, visceral fights and a smart but spare script.

  • The use of an archaic form of Latin for the dialog further adds to the sense of real nous.

  • These siblings pull no punches, and the filmmakers don't either.

  • We're very excited to see what director Matteo Rivera does with other tales from the past in the future number five, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  • The Quest for the Holy Grail fart in your general direction.

  • Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt off liberates few fable Zahra's retold as often as those of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Off these many adaptations, none is funnier than this version by Britain's favorite comedy troupe.

  • We are the Knights who say No, not tonight you say the same, Ostensibly following the mythic monarch and his retainers on a quest for the world's most famous cup, this film is about the journey and not the destination, much like life.

  • Look, just a flesh wound.

  • Look, stop that.

  • There are loads of memorable bits from a knight who doesn't know when to quit toe a very scary rabbit where what behind the rabbit is that despite a limited budget, these comedic giant succeeded in crafting something both amusing and absurd.

  • Their timeless wit continues to crack up audiences almost a half century after they first pretended to ride horses onto the silver screen Number four Dragon Ball Journey to the West.

  • Now the boy known as Goku is on his own and has become the sole guardian of his grandfather's most mystical possession.

  • His Dragon Ball.

  • This beloved Japanese franchise was actually inspired by a Chinese novel from the 15 hundreds called Journey to the West, which was in turn based on the adventures of a wandering monk.

  • One of the books characters Sun Wu Kong, The Monkey King was the model for son Goku, which is the Japanese version of the name.

  • From his unmatched strength to his kryptonite tail, Goku owes much to his Simeon forbearers.

  • Even our favorite fighters supernatural origin, bear some resemblance to the prime primates birth, albeit with a pinch of Superman added for good measure, from archaic text to comic book to cartoon to global phenomenon.

  • The original Siri's not only has the epic fights of later installments but also solid character development, world building and humor.

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  • Number three.

  • The Clash of the Titans, Perseus Mob, Justice, Justice or anything.

  • This sword and sandal classic incorporates a number of Greek myths, most notably those surrounding the half man, half god Perseus.

  • We follow the hero's journey from birth to triumph as he battles claymation monsters like Medusa, Callie, Bos and the non Greek, but nonetheless unforgettable cracking.

  • Equally indelible are the mechanical owl Bobo and the winged horse Pegasus, who both provide crucial assists.

  • This film's energetic cast, creative script and magical special effects brought all these ancient wonders toe life in a time before C.

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  • Theo 2010 version reimagines the story on a grander cinematic scale.

  • Yet it doesn't quite worm its way into our hearts like the original did, though Liam Neeson, crying Release the crackin still gives us the chills.

  • Release the cracking number two Black Orpheus, Orpheus and Eurydice E.

  • French director Marcel Camus, whose romantic comedy Black Orpheus reimagines the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice against the backdrop of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

  • In the original myth, Orpheus descends to the underworld to rescue his dead.

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  • Draws out Haiti's with music from his lyre Music also plays a key role in Black Orpheus, thanks to a killer soundtrack that introduced bossa nova to the world.

  • A inspired and bewitching, it's an adaptation that captures the passion and tragedy of the original tale while also making the story feel completely new poor way Before we unveil our topic, here are a few honorable mentions the sword in the stone before becoming King Arthur.

  • He was just an orphan called wart.

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  • Trojan women A tragedy by Greek playwright Euripides is adapted into this powerful film.

  • 10 years, 10 times The seed was sown before Troy Fell perished beneath Greek spears.

  • Mullan.

  • Way back in the sixth century, bards already sang of this heroine's courage.

  • Citizens, I bring a proclamation from the Imperial city.

  • Huns have invaded China.

  • By order of the Emperor, one man from every family must serve in the Imperial Army.

  • The 10 Commandments from a basket, baby to splitting the sea.

  • Charlton Heston vividly brings Moses toe life.

  • Behold his mighty hand.

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  • Number one Excalibur.

  • King Arthur.

  • The Legend of King Arthur has been adapted many times, even in musical form.

  • On there's a legal limit to the snow here in Camelot.

  • But none quite evokes the epic nature of the Tail.

  • Like John Boorman's underrated 1981 medieval fantasy film, featuring an incredible cast of British thespians including Nigel Terry, Nicole Williamson and Helen Mirren, it's perhaps the most ambitious adaptation of the story surrounding this legendary leader and his knights of the round table.

  • I need you now more than ever know this is the moment that you must face at last to be king alone.

  • It also served as a significant stepping stone for now, famous actors such as Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne and Patrick Stewart.

  • You dare accuse the Queen Queen, I dio.

  • Yes, it's sometimes a messy film groaning under the weight of its own grandeur and gravitas.

  • But it's also on engaging and satisfying adaptation that crams in much of the original myth.

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Top 10 Movies and TV Shows Inspired by Ancient Legends

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/08
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