Highest Rated Titles With William Shakespeare

1. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)
140 min
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2. National Theatre Live (2009– )
Episode: 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 »

3. Vesele zene vindzorske (1959 TV Movie)
Musical
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Writer: William Shakespeare |  Director: Daniel Marusic
4. Othello (1968 TV Movie)
170 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
5. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
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7. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1996)
142 min | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
9. Ein Wintermärchen (1965 TV Movie)
155 min | Drama
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10. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry IV, Part 1 (2012)
Drama, History
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1403:- Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry Hotspur,son of the Duke of Northumberland,angry with the king for not paying... See full summary »

11. Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung (1971 TV Movie)
Comedy
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12. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry V (2012)
Drama, History
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Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V,his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death. Told by courtiers that,through Edward III,he has a claim to the French throne he makes ... See full summary »

13. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Music, Musical
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14. An Age of Kings (1960– )
60 min | Drama
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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.

15. Julius Caesar (2011)
117 min | Drama
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William Shakespeare's epic tale of conspiracy, loyalty and betrayal. Rome is destroyed, their world has crumbled, but life must go on. Survival drives people in a broken world, where ... See full summary »

16. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1966 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
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17. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )
Episode: 'The Dream' with American Ballet Theatre (2004)
55 min | Music
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American Ballet Theatre production of "The Dream', Frederick Ashton's one-act ballet based on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" featuring music by Mendelssohn. Taped July 2003 at ... See full summary »

18. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Play On! (2000)
132 min | Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
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19. Wishbone (1995–1999)
30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

21. 'As You Like It' at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (2010 Video)
149 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
22. The Wars of the Roses (1965 TV Mini-Series)
Drama
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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

23. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982 TV Movie)
90 min
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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
24. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (2008)
150 min | Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
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King Lear decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters.

25. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (1974)
175 min | Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

26. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Richard II (2012)
Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Fey,vain and foolish,young Richard initiates his downfall by banishing Henry Bolingbroke and the Earl of Mowbray as a resolution to their feud and then confiscating the lands of his uncle,... See full summary »

27. Ran (1985)
162 min | Action, Drama, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Metascore: 90/100 (11 reviews)

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

28. The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Mini-Series)
Drama, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.

29. The Black Adder (1983– )
35 min | Comedy, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

30. The Hollow Crown (2012– )
Episode: Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)
Drama, History
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As Northumberland swears revenge for his son's death and gathers his allies to fight the ailing king,the Lord Chief Justice,having rebuked Falstaff for being a bad influence on Hal,charges ... See full summary »

31. King Lear (1971)
139 min | Drama
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

32. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2000 TV Movie)
88 min | Comedy
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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 »

33. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

34. Love: As You Like It (2012)
62 min | Comedy, Romance
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LOVE: As You Like It takes viewers on a wild ride through San Francisco's artistic and culturally diverse Mission District as a group of dynamic characters struggle with what it means to love, and to be loved.

35. Roméo & Juliette: De la haine à l'amour (2002 Video)
140 min | Musical, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
36. Evocator (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Writer: Matt Zemlin |  Director: Matt Zemlin |  Stars: Matt Zemlin, Colin Smith, Sam Lohan, Liz Maine
37. Macbeth (III) (1960 TV Movie)
108 min | Drama
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Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

38. Romeo and Juliet (1984 TV Movie)
140 min | Drama, Romance, Music
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Performance of ballet by The Royal Ballet, recorded at Covent Garden, July 1984.

41. Zweierlei Maß (1964 TV Movie)
135 min
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42. Was Ihr wollt (1968 TV Movie)
120 min
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43. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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A young harridan MP marries a title in order to advance towards her goal of becoming party leader.

44. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Thomas Adès: The Tempest (2012)
Music
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Composer Ades employs a variety of musical styles, from dissonance to tonality, even a passacaglia for voices. The story follows Shakespeare's play: the banished magician Prospero regains his humanity after outsiders visit his island.

45. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
90 min | Comedy, Music | Active
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

46. Throne of Blood (1957)
110 min | Action, Drama
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

47. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama
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The RSC puts a modern-spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet, in this filmed for television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

49. Otello (1992 TV Movie)
147 min | Drama, Music, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
50. Falstaff (1979)
126 min | Musical, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X