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1. Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas (2004 Video)

176 min | Drama, Music

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Writers: Jules Barbier, Michel Carré, William Shakespeare | Director: Toni Bargalló | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Natalie Dessay, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Alain Vernhes

Votes: 5

2. La nuit des rois (I) (1962 TV Movie)

124 min

10.0
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Writers: Théodore Lascaris, William Shakespeare | Director: Claude Barma | Stars: Geneviève Page, François Chaumette, Jacques Fabbri, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 5

3. Verdi's Falstaff (1976 TV Movie)

124 min | Music, Comedy

9.6
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Writers: Arrigo Boito, William Shakespeare | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Donald Gramm, Benjamin Luxon, Elizabeth Gale, Max René Cossotti

Votes: 5

4. Was Ihr wollt (II) (1963 TV Movie)

154 min

9.6
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Writers: Franz Peter Wirth, William Shakespeare, August Wilhelm von Schlegel | Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Ingrid Andree, Heidelinde Weis, Chariklia Baxevanos, Hanns Lothar

Votes: 5

5. Being Othello (2009)

21 min | Short, Drama, Romance

9.5
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A tragic drama of jealousy and hatred, scrambled and re-imagined for the present day through the prism of a mental health unit.

Writers: Suri Krishnamma, William Shakespeare | Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Jamiu Adebiyi, Andrew Harwood Mills, Kirsty Mann, Tom Thomasson

Votes: 10

6. Othello (1968 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, Romance

9.4
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Writers: Wolf Graf Baudissin, William Shakespeare, Karl-Heinz Stroux, Franz Peter Wirth | Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Wolfgang Reichmann, Heidelinde Weis, Stefan Wigger, Karl Michael Vogler

Votes: 21

7. Two Gentlemen of Verona (1964 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy

9.4
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Writers: William Shakespeare, Hans Rothe | Director: Hans-Dieter Schwarze | Stars: Hans Karl Friedrich, Norbert Hansing, Rolf Becker, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 10

8. Ein Wintermärchen (1965 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama

9.4
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Writers: William Shakespeare, Hans Rothe | Director: Gerhard Klingenberg | Stars: Peter Lühr, Agnes Fink, Cornelia Froboess, Sascha Hehn

Votes: 14

9. Maß für Maß (1958 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy

9.3
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Writers: Ludwig Berger, William Shakespeare | Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Alexander Kerst, Herbert Tiede, Helmuth Rudolph, Joachim Mock

Votes: 6

10. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

9.2
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Writers: William Shakespeare, Erich Fried | Director: Harald Benesch | Stars: Leopold Biberti, Jürgen Kloth, Lothar Berg, Anne-Marie Lermon

Votes: 10

11. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

9.1
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Georgine Anderson, Stephanie Bidmead, Michael Blakemore, David Buck

Votes: 26

12. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)

140 min

9.1
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Max Adrian, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 49

13. A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005 TV Movie)

157 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

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Writers: Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, William Shakespeare | Director: François Roussillon | Stars: David Daniels, Ofelia Sala, Emil Wolk, Gordon Gietz

Votes: 9

14. A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts (1963 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

9.1
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A quickly organized live tribute to President Kennedy, honoring his interest and encouragement of the arts, and featuring an impressive list of actors in dramatic readings as well as ... See full summary »

Stars: Fredric March, Marian Anderson, Sidney Blackmer, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 12

15. Twelfth Night (1957 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

9.1
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Writers: Théodore Lascaris, William Shakespeare | Director: Claude Loursais | Stars: Pierre Vaneck, Raphaël Albert-Lambert, Pierre Gilles, Annie Girardot

Votes: 8

16. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1996)

142 min | Music

9.1
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Writers: Arrigo Boito, William Shakespeare | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, James Morris, Jane Bunnell

Votes: 27

17. National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (2014)

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When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus... See full synopsis »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Jacqueline Boatswain

Votes: 687

18. The Comedy of Errors (1987 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound.

Writers: Titus Maccius Plautus, William Shakespeare | Director: Robert Woodruff | Stars: Karla Burns, Ethyl Eichelberger, Avner Eisenberg, Sophie Hayden

Votes: 65

19. Macbeth: Folger Shakespeare Library Edition (2009 Video)

124 min | Drama

9.0
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the final performance of this new vision reveals Macbeth's raw power as a supernatural horror thriller shock,suspense,stage magic,and grisly humor while remaining true to the brutal beauty of Shakespeare's poetry.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Aaron Posner, Teller | Stars: Evander Duck Jr., Dale Girard, Eric Hissom, Cleo House Jr.

Votes: 11

20. Der Kaufmann von Venedig (1968 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama

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Writers: William Shakespeare, Otto Schenk, Peter Weiser | Director: Otto Schenk | Stars: Fritz Kortner, Franz Schafheitlin, Kurt Heintel, Sabine Sinjen

Votes: 16

21. Shaw vs. Shakespeare II: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1970)

Documentary, Short

9.0
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Writer: John Barnes | Director: John Barnes | Stars: Ernest Graves, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Donald Madden

Votes: 5

22. La mégère apprivoisée (1964 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

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Writers: William Shakespeare, Albert Vidalie | Director: Pierre Badel | Stars: Bernard Noël, Rosy Varte, Lucien Baroux, Henri Virlojeux

Votes: 6

23. Antonius und Cleopatra (1963 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

9.0
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Writers: William Shakespeare, Hans Rothe | Director: Rainer Wolffhardt | Stars: Peter Pasetti, Lola Müthel, Gerd Baltus, Carl Lange

Votes: 15

24. Falstaff (1995 TV Movie)

144 min | Comedy, Music

9.0
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Writers: Carlo Prospers Defranceschi, William Shakespeare | Directors: Agnes Méth, Claus Viller | Stars: John Del Carlo, Teresa Ringholz, Richard Croft, Delores Ziegler

Votes: 10

25. The Sonnet Project (2013– )
Episode: Sonnet #52 (2013)

Comedy, Drama, History

9.0
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Charlie Kessler | Stars: Kevin Hoyer, Cheryl Martin, J.C. Vasquez

Votes: 5

26. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.9
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Audra McDonald, Zubin Mehta

Votes: 110

27. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982 TV Movie)

90 min

8.9
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Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.

Writers: Ian McKellen, William Shakespeare | Director: Kirk Browning | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 55

28. An Age of Kings (1960– )
Episode: Henry IV Part 1: Rebellion from the North (1960)

Drama

8.9
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: David Andrews, Angela Baddeley, Geoffrey Bayldon, Jeremy Bisley

Votes: 12

29. Wishbone (1995–1999)
Episode: The Prince of Wags (1997)

TV-Y | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Joe is elected captain of the basketball team. Wishbone, as Prince Hal, in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" must learn to be a leader as well.

Writers: Laurie Barth, Raymond Ricord, William Shakespeare | Director: Rick Duffield | Stars: Soccer the Dog, Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott

Votes: 9

31. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 104

32. King John (2015)

Drama

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A filmed version of the Shakespeare play as put on by the Stratford Festival. The much unloved 12th century King John fought battles on several fronts including with his own barons. ..

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Tom McCamus, Patricia Collins, Andrew Lawrie, Jennifer Mogbock

Votes: 6

33. Roméo & Juliette: De la haine à l'amour (2002 Video)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

8.8
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Writers: William Shakespeare, Gérard Presgurvic | Directors: Redha, Gilles Amado | Stars: Damien Sargue, Cécilia Cara, Gregori Baquet, Philippe Da Villa

Votes: 221

34. Romeo and Juliet (1984 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, Romance, Music

8.8
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Performance of ballet by The Royal Ballet, recorded at Covent Garden, July 1984.

Writers: Sergei Radlov, Sergei Prokofiev, William Shakespeare | Stars: Alessandra Ferri, Wayne Eagling, David Drew, Leslie Edwards

Votes: 29

35. Ages of Man (1966 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

8.8
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Performance of extracts from Shakespeare's plays.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Paul Bogart | Star: John Gielgud

Votes: 18

36. Held Henry (1965 TV Movie)

121 min

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Writers: Erich Fried, William Shakespeare | Directors: Heribert Wenk, Peter Zadek | Stars: Friedhelm Ptok, Traugott Buhre, Ernst Rottluff, Eberhard von Gagern

Votes: 5

37. An Age of Kings (1960– )
Episode: Henry IV Part 2: The Road to Shrewsbury (1960)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: David Andrews, Angela Baddeley, Geoffrey Bayldon, Sean Connery

Votes: 12

38. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Play On! (2000)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.8
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Writers: William Shakespeare, Cheryl L. West | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Richard Allen, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Yvette Cason, Shirley Claudia Charles

Votes: 24

39. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)

217 min | Drama

8.7
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Norton, Leo Bill

Votes: 497

40. National Geographic Specials (1965– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Scourby, Leslie Nielsen, Joseph Campanella, Richard Kiley

Votes: 217

41. The Taming of the Shrew (1976 TV Movie)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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San Francisco's A.C.T. company presents Shakespeare's classic take with a Commedia dell'Arte flair, as if it were a inn yard performance by a traveling company.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Raye Birk, Earl Boen, Ron Boussom, Barbara Dirickson

Votes: 204

42. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

8.7
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Three guys, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours. In this universally acclaimed theater experience, Adam Long (one of the troupe's founding members), Reed Marin, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield | Director: Paul Kafno | Stars: Adam Long, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor, Daniel Singer

Votes: 694

43. An Age of Kings (1960– )

60 min | Drama

8.7
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A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.

Stars: David Andrews, Patrick Garland, Julian Glover, John Ringham

Votes: 95

44. Sonnet Number 12 (2009)

2 min | Animation, Short

8.7
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Helen Piercy | Star: Alan Rickman

Votes: 35

45. Twelfth Night (1939 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.7
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michel Saint-Denis | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Michael Redgrave, Esmond Knight, George Hayes

Votes: 9

46. Der Sturm (1969 TV Movie)

140 min

8.7
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Writers: Fritz Kortner, William Shakespeare, A.W. von Schlegel | Directors: Stefan Meuschel, Fritz Kortner | Stars: Martin Held, Rakhchandeh Ettehad, Hans Dieter Zeidler, Hülya Kumbaracilar

Votes: 9

47. Troilus und Cressida (1969 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama

8.7
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Writers: Heinrich Koch, William Shakespeare, Hans Rothe | Directors: Hans Quest, Heinrich Koch | Stars: Rudolf Kalvius, Kurt Heintel, Gerd Seid, Wolfgang Schwarz

Votes: 6

48. Othello (1958 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Franz Josef Wild | Stars: Peter Pasetti, Carine Christian, Howard Vernon, Rene Farell

Votes: 7

49. Zweierlei Maß (1964 TV Movie)

135 min

8.7
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Writers: Paul Verhoeven, William Shakespeare, Hans Rothe | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Hans Caninenberg, Heidelinde Weis, Lothar Blumhagen, Martin Berliner

Votes: 18

50. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992–1994)
Episode: Julius Caesar (1994)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Leon Garfield | Director: Yuri Kulakov | Stars: Joss Ackland, Frances Tomelty, David Robb, Hugh Quarshie

Votes: 15