Genre: Action, Fantasy, History
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC a coalition of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Greatly exceeded, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, and several hundred Arcadians. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left without options he moved. war lasted for 3 days and after every 300 Spartans were killed. Sparta defeat was not expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, passed to the Persians and Xerxes information from different channels through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.