No, not that kind of mythical movie. These are the very real, very enjoyable movies that deal with all manner of mythological beasts, eras, heroes and - as ever - some highly unhelpful deities. Dipping into the various works of Homer (no, the other one), Stoker and Tolkien, as well as many other unaccredited works, these cinematic marvels translate thousands of years of human imagination onto the silver screen, and do a damn fine job of it.
Of course, any old producer can throw a budget at a well-loved tale of daring-do and leave it squarely at that - here's looking at you Wrath of the Titans. This top 30 list is comprised of those movies that went just that little bit further than most, combining faithfulness and fun, and in so doing, succeeded in adding a whole new dimension to some of history's strangest and most enduring fables.