Top 50 Best Episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

by Zabon | created - 23 Mar 2012 | updated - 14 Jan 2016 | Public

These would be my picks for the best Hercules episodes and movies; this list is still rather incomplete as I may add a few more in the future.

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1. Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules has settled down with his wife and children, but misses the good old days travelling around having exciting adventures. Then one day he is persuaded out of his farming "retirement"... See full summary »

Director: Josh Becker | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Quinn, Tawny Kitaen, Michael Hurst

Votes: 1,751

2. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Mercenary (1996)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and the prisoner he is taking to Sparta live through a shipwreck. Hercules' determination to recapture the man is complicated by his injured arm, pirates searching for gold from ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Jeremy Roberts, Alastair Duncan, Neill Duncan

Votes: 177

3. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Faith (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Iolaus travel to Sumeria to aid a king persecuted by the gods, in company with Nebula who turns out to be a wandering Sumerian princess. King Gilgamesh, half-god like Hercules,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Ross Duncan

Votes: 165

4. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Descent (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After Iolaus' death in Sumeria, Hercules and Nebula start a dangerous journey to the Underworld to try and get him back to life.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Antonio Te Maioha

Votes: 158

5. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Be Deviled (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Arciana and a group of criminals break out of prison to search for the Sword of Hera. Kevin Sorbo's real-life wife Sam Sorbo reprises her role of Serena -- sort of. Hercules realizes this ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Beesley | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Jeremy Roberts, Katie Wolfe, Sam Sorbo

Votes: 143

6. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Armageddon Now: Part 1 (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hope frees Callisto, now a god. Callisto and Ares bring the Sovereign into Greece to take his pendant of hind's blood, the only substance that can kill a god, but leave him free to distract Hercules.

Director: Mark Beesley | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Hudson Leick

Votes: 166

7. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Mother of All Monsters (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules has killed so many monsters that Echidna, the Mother of All Monsters, determines to trap him and make him suffer as she has suffered.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Jack Dacey, Colin Francis

Votes: 173

8. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Gladiator (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules volunteers to help a woman show her new son to her husband, being kept as a slave. He and Iolaus arrange to be captured to free Gladius and all the other slaves.

Director: Garth Maxwell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Ian Mune, Alison Bruce

Votes: 211

9. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Full Circle (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Zeus uses Evander, Ares and Nemesis' son, to rescue Hera from Tartarus, the Earth is in danger.

Director: Bruce Campbell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Meg Foster, Phil Grieve

Votes: 149

10. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Darkness Visible (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An old friend requests Hercules' help against vampires attacking his people -- but he is hiding a dark secret.

Director: Philip Sgriccia | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Rafe Battiste, Jon Brazier

Votes: 138

11. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Darkness Rising (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Back in Ireland, Dahok kills the druids after trapping Hercules and Morrigan in a cave. Hercules has a vision of Nebula in flames, so he and Morrigan head for Sumeria, where Nebula is ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Tamara Gorski

Votes: 150

12. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Doomsday (1996)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules learns from Katrina, a scribe, that Icarus is dead and his father, Hercules' old friend Daedalus, is being blamed. On the way to Euboa to see Daedalus, Hercules and Katrina see a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Rebecca Hobbs, Derek Payne, Paul Norell

Votes: 156

13. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Hercules on Trial (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A man pretending to be Hercules is killed while rescuing two children from a collapsed mine, and prosecutor Spencius accuses the real Hercules of the man's death as well as disrespecting ... See full summary »

Director: John Laing | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell

Votes: 153

14. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Render Unto Caesar (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While Hercules tries to help Morrigan to leave her bloodthirsty life and accept to become a Druid, a Roman army led by Julius Caesar arrives to the coasts of Eire. Hercules prepares the ... See full summary »

Director: John Laing | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Tamara Gorski, Karl Urban, Nicko Vella

Votes: 151

15. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Web of Desire (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Forced ashore in a storm, Hercules and Iolaus and the crew of the ship they were sailing on become prey of a giant arachnid.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Josephine Davison

Votes: 155

16. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Protean Challenge (1996)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Iolaus help the sculptor Thanis, who neglects his farm because of his artistic drive, and enjoy his daughter Daniella. When he goes to town for supplies, Iolaus witnesses him ... See full summary »

Director: Oley Sassone | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Meredith Chalmers, Jane Cresswell

Votes: 157

17. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Resurrection (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Still shocked after Iolaus' death, Hercules leaves Sumeria and is shipwrecked. He arrives to Eire, where he's recognized as the Chosen One and faces an evil demigoddess called Morrigan who's killing the druids.

Director: Philip Sgriccia | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Tamara Gorski, Nicko Vella

Votes: 159

18. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Redemption (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Zarathustra must exorcise Dahak from Iolaus' body to prevent Dahak taking over the world. Meanwhile, Morrigan and Nebula have to prevent Dahak's followers from killing a ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Campbell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Tamara Gorski

Votes: 155

19. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Let There Be Light (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules, Morrigan, and Nebula head for Greece to save it from Dahok. When they arrive, they discover that the Olympian gods have disappeared, and Iolaus/Dahok has convinced the people he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Tamara Gorski

Votes: 147

20. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: A Rock and a Hard Place (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Suspected murderer Cassus, running from Hercules and the townspeople, takes refuge in an abandoned mine and triggers a cave-in. Trapped and severely injured, Cassus tells several different ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Trebor | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Lindsey Ginter, Chris Bohm

Votes: 155

21. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Cast a Giant Shadow (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Iolaus fall in with fellow traveler Typhon, a gentle and friendly giant. They are astounded to discover he is married to Echidna, the Mother of All Monsters. Meanwhile, Typhon ... See full summary »

Director: John T. Kretchmer | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Bruce Allpress, Milan Borich

Votes: 159

22. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Centaur Mentor Journey (1996)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules hears from young pupil Theseus that his mentor and virtual stepfather, the centaur Ceridian, is dying and drops everything to rush thereto. He is asked to attempt to talk some ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen L. Posey | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Julian Arahanga, Jonathan Bell-Booth, Ray Bishop

Votes: 156

23. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Road to Calydon (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Hercules encounters a group of refugees being harassed by Hera, he decides to guide them to safety in the city of Calydon.

Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Norman Forsey, Portia Dawson, John Sumner

Votes: 221

24. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Judgment Day (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Part 3 of 3. Now mortal, Hercules is both jealous of Serena and touchy about his ability to protect her. He wakes up to find Serena dead. The townspeople are convinced Hercules killed ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Sam Sorbo, Kevin Smith

Votes: 189

25. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Wedding of Alcmene (1996)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules is startled when his mother Alcemene tells him she and king Jason, his friend the Argonaut, have been secretly in love since Amphitrion's death, and now plan a marriage. Under ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Brad Carpenter, Lisa Chappell

Votes: 166

26. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules is provoked till he has no other choice then fight Gargan, a giant who had absolutely no quarrel with him- and decks the mountain of aggression easily. Then the last survivor of a ... See full summary »

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Quinn, Renée O'Connor, Robert Trebor

Votes: 2,024

27. Hercules in the Underworld (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules is finally a happy family man with his wife Deianeira, two young sons Aeson and Clonus, daughter Ilea and in-living centaur Nessus. When a trickster lures men to fight -using a ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Quinn, Tawny Kitaen, Marley Shelton

Votes: 1,514

28. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Siege at Naxos (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Iolaus capture Goth, wanted for war crimes, but are forced to take refuge in abandoned fort while Goth's brother and his army try to rescue him.

Director: Stephen L. Posey | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Robert Harte, Zo Hartley

Votes: 179

29. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Unchained Heart (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Darphus, revived by Ares, is pillaging everything in sight to feed a monster called Graegus. Hercules and Xena (now turned to good) are determined to stop him. Iolaus joins Hercules but has trouble believing she is really reformed.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Robert Trebor, Lucy Lawless

Votes: 228

30. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Sky High (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Ephiny try to redirect a volcano by hauling Atlantean crystals to its top, with the help of a convicted murderer and his victim's father.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Danielle Cormack, James Gaylyn, Paul Appleby

Votes: 138

31. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The King of Thieves (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Iolaus is accused of a burglary, Hercules must bring back the real thief, Autolycus, before Iolaus is put to death. Meanwhile, King Menelaos' daughter, the would-be lawyer Dirce, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Lefler | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Martyn Sanderson, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 202

32. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Fire Down Below (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Salmoneus is set up with treasure stolen from Hera. When Hercules convinces Nemesis that Salmoneus is innocent, Hera sends a deadly creature of fire to eliminate all three of them.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Andy Anderson, Daniel Batten, Jon Brazier

Votes: 167

33. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The End of the Beginning (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Hercules visits kingdom Cyrenia, where he spent his short-cut honeymoon with golden hind Serena, thieves king Autolycus manages to steal Chronos's time crystal from the royal palace's ... See full summary »

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kara Zediker, Kevin Smith, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 153

34. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Encounter (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Part 1 of 3. Villager Hemnor recruits Hercules to save the last golden hind from Prince Nestor. When a young boy is critically injured in one of Nestor's traps, Serena appears and heals him... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Sam Sorbo, Kevin Smith

Votes: 161

35. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: When a Man Loves a Woman (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Part 2 of 3. Hercules asks Serena to marry him. When Serena comes to tell him yes, a mortal touches her and she turns to the Golden Hind in front of all the villagers. Iolaus has a bad ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Sam Sorbo, Ted Raimi

Votes: 160

36. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Armageddon Now: Part 2 (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ares sends Iolaus back in time to protect Alcmene from Callisto, while both Hercules and the Sovereign are locked in a middle-world, unable to affect either of their worlds.

Director: Mark Beesley | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 186

37. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Love Takes a Holiday (1996)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Aphrodite, bored with her role as goddess of love, abandons it to try other activities. Consequently, women lose all interest in men on earth, leading to desperate efforts on the men's ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Alexandra Tydings, Julian Garner

Votes: 163

38. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Surprise (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules finds his family and other birthday party guests poisoned with a fatal drug that also induces violent phantasms, making them turn on each-other. To save them, Hercules's only hope ... See full summary »

Director: Oley Sassone | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Hudson Leick, Liddy Holloway

Votes: 162

39. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Revelations (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Iolaus is back and a divine being wants to make sure it's the end of the world... But what's really happening?

Director: Bruce Campbell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Charles Mesure, Kevin Smith

Votes: 150

40. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: We'll Always Have Cyprus (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules returns to Cyprus, where he spent his last days with Morrigan, and remembers the end of their relationship. Meanwhile, a woman has come back from the dead looking for revenge against Cyprus' Oracle.

Director: Garth Maxwell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Tamara Gorski, Jeffrey Thomas, Simone Kessell

Votes: 136

41. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: City of the Dead (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Queen Nefertiti of Egypt wants a peaceful alliance with Greece, but her children want to revive Egypt's warlike history. When her son Ramses is convicted of treason but set free by his ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gabriella Larkin, Josephine Davison

Votes: 129

42. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Lost City (1997)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Iolaus is trying to find his cousin who disappeared from her village; Moria is reporting his search for a Greek-era tabloid. They fall through a trap door in an abandoned temple and find ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Haskell | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Robert Trebor, Fiona Mogridge

Votes: 145

43. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: War Wounds (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hard feelings between townspeople and old soldiers lead to fighting in Corinth, and King Iphicles has been imprisoning the soldiers under miserable conditions. Hercules and Iolaus try to ... See full summary »

Director: John Mahaffie | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Gina Torres, Kevin Smith

Votes: 141

44. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: The Warrior Princess (1995)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Xena Warrior Princess wants to take down the "Son of Zeus," and plans to use his best friend, Iolaus to do it by getting him to fall in love with her. Her devious plot threatens to destroy the friendship between Iolaus and Hercules.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Lucy Lawless, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 301

45. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Twilight (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Part 1 of 3. Learning that Alcmene is dying, Hercules and Iolaus rush to her side. In flashback, Young Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason go off to their first war. An ambush kills most of their ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Sgriccia | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Roy Dotrice, Chris Conrad

Votes: 138

46. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Reunions (1998)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Part 3 of 3. Hercules starts to suspect that Zeus had ulterior motives to make him a god. Iolaus goes to visit his mother and is hurt by the resentment of her new husband. Hera imprisons ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Siebert | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Roy Dotrice, Meg Foster

Votes: 143

47. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Love, Amazon Style (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A tribe of Amazons starts obeying Deimos' orders after Aphrodite accidentally casts a spell on them.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Alexandra Tydings, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 137

48. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)
Episode: Fade Out (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Hercules and Iolaus II find a town where people are literally fading to death. When the only way to lift the curse is for Hercules to take it on himself, Hercules and Iolaus II search for the remaining stone eyes to end the curse.

Director: Charles Siebert | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Meighan Desmond, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 128