Shakespeare Anew

Non-traditional film adaptations of William Shakespeare's works.
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1.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ King Lear ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
2.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (97 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ The Taming of the Shrew ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
3.
Strange Brew (1983)
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Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
4.
All Night Long (1962)
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The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus. (91 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
“ Othello ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
5.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. (151 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
6.
The Banquet (2006)
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet. (131 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
7.
China Girl (1987)
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A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers... (90 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
8.
Coriolanus (2011)
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
“ Coriolanus ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
9.
The Damned (1969)
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich. (156 mins.)
“ Hamlet, MacBeth, and Richard III ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
10.
Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
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Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands... (105 mins.)
Director: Gary Hardwick
“ The Taming of the Shrew ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ The Tempest ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
12.
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
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The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. (84 mins.)
Director: Kelly Asbury
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
13.
Hamlet (2000)
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Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder. (112 mins.)
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
14.
Hamlet Goes Business (1987)
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A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father... (86 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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King Lear (1987)
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost... (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ King Lear ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
16.
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
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In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered. (89 mins.)
Director: Stacy Title
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
17.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Love's Labour's Lost (2000)
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An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love. (93 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Love's Labour's Lost ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
19.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Henry IV ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
20.
O (2001)
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An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin. (95 mins.)
“ Othello ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Prospero's Books (1991)
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An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and... (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ The Tempest ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
22.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
23.
Romeo Must Die (2000)
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An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father. (115 mins.)
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
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Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. (117 mins.)
Director: Tom Stoppard
“ Hamlet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Scotland, Pa. (2001)
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A modernized retelling of "MacBeth" set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife. (104 mins.)
“ MacBeth ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
“ Twelfth Night ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Tempest (1982)
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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful... (140 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
“ The Tempest ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
28.
The Tempest (2010)
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Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. (110 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ The Tempest ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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A Thousand Acres (1997)
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"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa. (105 mins.)
“ King Lear ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Throne of Blood (1957)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Macbeth

(Suggested by scarecrow-moon.) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
31.
Titus (1999)
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Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family. (162 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ Titus Andronicus ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
32.
Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
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Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him. (107 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Kaufman
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
33.
West Bank Story (2005 Short Film)
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A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank... (21 mins.)
Director: Ari Sandel
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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West Side Story (1961)
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ Romeo and Juliet ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
 
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Yellow Sky (1948)
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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town. (98 mins.)
“ The Tempest ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass