10 Best Movies With Greek Subtitles

Thursday, August 11 by Annette Smith

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If you’re searching for non-Greek films with subtitles in the Greek language, here are 10 best movies with Greek subtitles. They are award-winning, classic dramas starring some of the world’s most legendary acting talents.  

“The Battleship Potemkin.”

“The Battleship Potemkin” is the earliest movie with Greek subtitles. This 1925 Russian war movie is a historical drama about a great naval mutiny and street demonstration that resulted in a police massacre. Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein, this classic silent film stars Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, and Grigori Aleksandrov.

“The Crusades.”

“The Crusades” is another historical drama that features Greek subtitles.  The classic black-and-white film from 1935 centers on England’s King Richard the Lionhearted and the third crusade. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, the Oscar-nominated American classic features the acting talents of Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, and Ian Keith.

“A Night At The Opera.”

Even some Marx Brothers comedies come with Greek subtitles. “A Night At The Opera” is a 1935 black-and-white comedy film directed by Sam Wood. The award-winning American musical revolves around a cunning businessman and his two crazy friends. Their mission–to help a pair of opera singers achieve success while humiliating their snobbish enemies. Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones are joined by Groucho Marx, Chino Marx, and Harpo Marx.

“Ninotchka.”

Also available with subtitles in the Greek language is “Ninotchka,” a 1939 romantic comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch. This black-and-white American classic centers on a Russian woman on business trip to Paris. There, she meets a man who represents everything she detests. Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, and Ina Claire star in this Oscar-nominated film.

“The Quiet Man.”

And for Greek fans of John Wayne, there’s “The Quiet Man.” This Oscar-winning 1952 film centers on a disgraced American boxer who retires to his Irish homestead, where he meets a beautiful but poor Irish woman. Directed by John Ford, the film stars John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, and Ward Bond.

“Niagara.”

“Niagara” is a 1953 film-noir directed by Henry Hathaway. The story centers on two married couples visiting Niagara Falls, where tensions between one couple rise to the level of murder. Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, and Jean Peters star in this classic thriller. It is among the many old films that viewers can find today with subtitles in the Greek language.

“Seven Brides For Seve Brothers.”

“Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” is also available with Greek subtitles. The comic 1954 drama is popular around the world. Directed by Stanley Donen, this Oscar-winning movie set in 1800s Oregon centers on seven brothers in search of wives. The film’s all-star cast includes Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, and Russ Tamblyn.

“A Man Escaped.”

“A Man Escaped” is a 1956 French war drama with Greek subtitles. It tells of a French Resistance activist who plans an elaborate escape from a Nazi prison. Directed by Robert Bresson, this award-nominated movie stars François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, and Maurice Beerblock.

“The Hustler.”

Greek language viewers can watch Paul Newman in “The Hustler.” In this 1961 sports drama, an up-and-coming pool player who challenges a champion to a high-stakes match. Robert Rossen directed this Oscar-winning movie, which star Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott.

“The Avenger.”

Last in this list of movies with Greek subtitles is “The Avenger.” This 1962 Italian film is a fantasy adventure. It tells the story of a soldier who escapes the Trojan war for a new life in Italy. Directed by Giorgio Venturini, the movie features Steve Reeves, Carla Marlier, and Liana Orfei.

While it may take some digging, you can find a number of other movies with Greek subtitles available for rent or online viewing. However, these films are some of the very best and come highly recommended. For an enjoyable viewing experience, thanks to subtitles in the Greek language, be sure to check out these ten classic movies. 

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