I always loved those cheesy '60s Sword and Sandal movies. The stories centered around a hero of incredible strength as he beats multiple, evil enemies to submission. Usually but not always based in a greek mythological settings, the stories had a pretty formulic plot with a love triangle to include the 'damsel in distrees' and the 'femme fetal' both in love with the hero..of course. Sword and Sandal differ from Sword and Sorcery/High Fantasy in that it is darker with an almost horror type feeling and magic is used almost exclusively by the bad guys. There are common exceptions such as: the hero must find the magic weapon to slay the invicible monster, or a god gave his son a particular boon.