List of Shakespeare screen adaptation

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
5.
Hamlet (1996)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
6.
Othello (1995)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
7.
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. (153 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
Richard III (1955)
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir. (161 mins.)
 
11.
Richard III (1995)
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting. (110 mins.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
Henry V (1989)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
14.
Henry V (1944)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
 
15.
All's Well That Ends Well (1968 TV Movie)
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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France...
 
16.
As You Like It (2006)
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Rosalind, the daughter of Duke Senior (the banished duke), is raised at the court of Duke Frederick... (127 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
17.
Love in a Wood (1915)
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Modern dress version of 'As You Like It'.
Director: Maurice Elvey
 
18.
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
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Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones. (84 mins.)
 
19.
Cymbeline (1982 TV Movie)
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Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband... (175 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
Measure for Measure (2006)
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Contemporary re-working of the Shakespeare's problem play set in the British army. (80 mins.)
Director: Bob Komar
 
22.
Measure for Measure (1979 TV Movie)
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When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio... (145 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
 
23.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
24.
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2011)
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Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both... (135 mins.)
 
25.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
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Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love. (116 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
26.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1984 TV Movie)
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When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine... (177 mins.)
 
27.
Pericles by Shakespeare on the Road (2016)
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The movie is based on the Shakespearean tragedy 'Pericles. Prince of Tyre' and maintains the original language of the text... (107 mins.)
 
28.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina. (122 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
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Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. (134 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
31.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1983 TV Movie)
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In 16th century Italy, two inseparable friends suddenly become rivals for the love of a noblewoman. (137 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
32.
The Winter's Tale (1981 TV Movie)
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life... (173 mins.)
Director: Jane Howell
 
33.
Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius. (138 mins.)
Director: Charlton Heston
 
34.
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
 
35.
Hamlet (1990)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge. (135 mins.)
 
36.
Julius Caesar (1953)
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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. (120 mins.)
 
37.
King Lear (2008 TV Movie)
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Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works. (156 mins.)
Director: Trevor Nunn
 
38.
Macbeth (1971)
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches. (140 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
39.
Macbeth (1948)
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In 11th century Scotland, nobleman Macbeth and his wife plot to murder the king and usurp the throne in order to fulfill an evil prophecy made by three witches. (92 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
40.
Timon of Athens (1981 TV Movie)
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Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit. (128 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
41.
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
 
42.
Titus Andronicus (2000)
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A modern telling of William Shakespeare's darkest drama set against the backdrop of a corporate Rome. (167 mins.)
Director: Richard Griffin
 
43.
Troilus & Cressida (1981 TV Movie)
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During the Trojan War, a Trojan warrior is distraught when his lover takes up with a Greek. (190 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
44.
Henry IV (1984)
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The story begins at a medieval dressing party. A man, dressed as the King Enrico IV, falls from his horse and hits his head... (95 mins.)
 
45.
Henry IV Part I (1979 TV Movie)
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered... (148 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
46.
Henry IV Part II (1979 TV Movie)
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered... (150 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
47.
King John (1899 Short Film)
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King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way. (5 mins.)
 
48.
Richard II (1978 TV Movie)
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The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king. (158 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
49.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
50.
Macbeth (2015)
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. (113 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel