17 Great Movies Like 300 You Need to Watch

Movies like 300
We are Sparta: Leonidas, the Warrior King of Greece

If you enjoyed 300, check out these 17 movies that are just as good.

The movie 300 tells the epic story of Leonidas as he lead a small army to fight the onslaught of Persians. The movie emcompasses bravery and immortalizes the story through action-packed scenes and exciting dialogue. If you loved this movie, you need to watch these 17 movies that are just like it:

17. Spartacus (2010-2013)

Spartacus trailer

Spartacus tells the dramatic story of a gladiator who was determined to take down tyrannical Roman leaders by starting a massive slave uprising. The television series does not shy away from violence as it casts a gory retelling of the most famous gladiator ever. Watch as Spartacus, the show’s protagonist, cuts down his enemies on the hunt to achieve his freedom and save his wife.

War and Peace: promotional image from Spartacus, the television series

16. Troy (2004)

Troy trailer

This fast-paced retelling of Homer’s the Iliad depicts a violent story of conflict and love. In this movie, two nations go to war over the seducing and stealing of Helen, the former wife of King Menelaus by the Prince of Troy. Agamemnon, king of Mycenaeans and Menelaus’s brother takes advantage of this situation by attempting to crush the Trojans and ultimately expand his empire. With the help of the famous and unstoppable Achilles, Agamemnon is sure he will win the war, but will he actually? Watch this epic war unfold in front of your eyes and discover what happens in Troy.

Legendary and Unstoppable: Brad Pitt as the famous Achilles

15. Beowulf (2007)

Beowulf trailer

This animated fantasy movie gets it inspiration from the Old English epic poem of the same name. After the Danish King Hrothgar requests that he slay the repulsive beast Grendel, Beowulf embarks on a quest that will change his life. Taking on the beast was only the beginning of the dark, violent, and tragic tale that is due to unfold. With both fantasy elements and well-crafted action scenes, Beowulf is sure to intrigue and horrify you.

The Quest: a shot of Beowulf

14. Immortals (2011)

Immortals trailer

Immortals is an exciting film that is inspired by several Greek myths, including that of Theseus. As King Hyperion leads his vicious army through Greece, destroying everything in his path, Theseus is chosen by the gods to stop him. Losing both his home and the ones he loves, Theseus is determined to put an end to Hyperion’s tyranny and fulfil his destiny as the chosen hero of Greece.

The Chosen One: Theseus fights the Minotaur

13. King Arthur (2004)

King Arthur trailer

In this rendition of the classic story of Arthur and his knights, Arthur is a Roman officer. Through moments of tragedy and betrayal, we find that despite the major changes to Arthur’s story, he is still the brave and just leader we know him to be.

Knights of the Round Table: Arthur and his men

12. Alexander (2004)

Alexander trailer

The movie Alexander tells the story of Alexander the Great, the King of Macedonia. Narrated by Ptolemy I Soter, companion and successor to Alexander, the audience is shown the intimate and sometimes gory event that take place during his life. This movie spares no detail to the travesties that were caused or befell Alexander, even in his death.

The Great: Alexander in the midst of battle

11. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

 The Return of the King trailer

A fellowship is formed and an unlikely hero is tasked with saving the world from utter doom in this classic trilogy. When an all-powerful ring comes into the possession of a meek hobbit, he and the fellowship must work together to destroy it and defeat the evil forces plaguing Middle-earth. Follow this epic journey over the course of three films to discover the fate of this realm.

An Unlikely Hero: Frodo and the Ring

10. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014)

An Unexpected Journey trailer

The Desolation of Smaug trailer

The Battle of the Five Armies trailer

This film series is a prequel to the well-received Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Bilbo, a hero just as unlikely as Frodo, is approached by Gandalf to join an epic crusade to retake the kingdom of Erebor along with a group of dwarves. The journey is treacherous and unexpected travesties lie ahead, but the fate of Middle-earth lies in their success.

A Humble Hero: Bilbo Baggins holds the infamous ring

9. Hercules (2014)

Hercules trailer

In this retelling of Greece's greatest hero, audiences are shown a darker side to Hercules. Guilt and tragedy plague the hero of this story when he is approached by a representative of King Cotys. A new bloodthirsty foe has appeared to threaten the livelihood of innocents and Hercules is the only one who can defeat them, but will the son of Zeus be enough?

Son of Zeus: Hercules ready for battle

8. Blade II (2002)

Blade II trailer

When a mutation infects the vampire community, it causes an unquenchable thirst for the blood of humans and vampires alike. Spreading rapidly, this new breed of mutated vampires threatens to end both human and vampire existence and only one man can stop them. Blade and his companions are summoned to put an end to the diseased creatures and be the salvation for the monsters he once swore to destroy.

Savior of the Damned: Blade fights off a onslaught of mutated vampires

7. Suker Punch

Sucker Punch trailer

After a young woman is institutionalized in a mental hospital by her step father, she slips into an alternate reality as an escape from her life. Eventually, she devises a plan with four other inmates to escape the asylum. As she delves deeper into the world she’s created, what is real and what is fantasy becomes indistinguishable. She and her companions must embark on a dark and difficult quest so that they may obtain their freedom before it is too late.

The Great Escape: Baby Doll and her friends fight to escape

6. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Kingdom of Heaven trailer

Still devastated over the death of his wife, Balian joins his father on the road to Jerusalem to fight in the Crusades. The road for crusaders is dark and full of violence. However, his entrance into the Holy City is not the end of his quest, as the kingdom is also plagued by death and scheming for the sake of one foe’s political and personal conquests. Balian must fulfil his duty as knight in this tale of honor and sacrifice.

The Duty of a Knight: Balain fulfils his role as crusader

5. Rome (2005-2007)

Rome trailer

A society embedded in war and political strife, Rome is rapidly transforming into an empire. This television show tells the story of the rise of Rome from the perspective of ordinary Romans. The show is filled with drama, romance, and violence and shows it viewers a side of Rome they’ve not seen before.

When in Rome: the story of Rome's rise from the perspective of everyday Roman citizens

4. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

Brotherhood of the Wolf trailer

A mysterious and ferocious creature terrorizes the people of Gevaudan by attacking women and children. Based on well known French myth, this film follows Chevalier de Fronsac and Mani, his Native American companion. Together, they fight to reveal the dark and deadly truth about the Beast of Gevaudan and return peace to the people of France.

Saviors of Gevaudan: promotional image for the movie

3. Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time (2010)

Prince of Persia trailer

A rogue prince and an accompanying princess must fight evil forces to protect a dagger that holds the ability to control time. Only the wielder may notice its effects and thus gives him the ultimate power to control the world.

The Rogue Prince: Dastan must fight evil forces to protect the dagger

2. Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator trailer

Maximus, a man who has suffered the devastating loss of his family, has suddenly found himself enslaved and forced to work as a gladiator. Angry and vengeful, he bands together with other enslaved gladiators and vows to take down the emperor of Rome. Follow Maximus on his journey of loss and hope as he fights to regain his freedom.

The Rise of a Gladiator

1. Clash of Titans (2010)

Clash of Titans trailer

The gods have doomed humanity after Hades has unleashed creatures of the Underworld. Perseus, the son of Zeus, is the only one who can stop the onslaught and save the world. To harness enough power to stop the gods’ ultimate weapon, a frightening sea monster, Perseus must complete a journey that no man has ever succeeded at before: retrieving the head of the gorgon Medusa.

An Impossible Quest: Perseus in his attempt to kill Medusa

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