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1. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

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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.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

Votes: 30,564 | Gross: $4.41M

2. Haider (2014)

160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects to have a role in his father's fate.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Basharat Peer, Vishal Bhardwaj | Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 36,542 | Gross: $0.90M

3. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

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53 Metascore

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

Writers: William Shakespeare, Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 17,667 | Gross: $20.71M

4. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 155 min | Drama

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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 11,708

5. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

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Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Writer: Tom Stoppard | Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 16,912 | Gross: $0.74M

6. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Michael Almereyda | Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Votes: 8,038 | Gross: $1.57M

7. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

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In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Writers: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 15,184 | Gross: $4.88M

8. 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.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 2,341

9. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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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.

Writers: Gangjian Qiu, William Shakespeare, Heyu Sheng | Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

Votes: 5,746

10. A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy

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Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent ... See full summary »

Writer: Kenneth Branagh | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Michael Maloney, Richard Briers, Hetta Charnley, Joan Collins

Votes: 1,997 | Gross: $0.35M

11. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)

210 min | Drama

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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter

Votes: 443

12. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable.

Writers: Grigori Kozintsev, Boris Pasternak, William Shakespeare | Director: Grigori Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 1,849

13. Hamlet (1969)

G | 117 min | Drama

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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother's remarriage to Claudius... See full summary »

Writers: Tony Richardson, William Shakespeare | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 591

14. Hamlet (2011)

88 min | Drama

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33 Metascore

Shot on a micro-budget in only three days, Ramsay's adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal play premiered in competition at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2011.

Writers: Bruce Ramsay, William Shakespeare | Director: Bruce Ramsay | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Lara Gilchrist, Peter Wingfield, Gillian Barber

Votes: 12

15. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)

100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

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Hamlet is an easily distracted prince who is challenged to kill his uncle Claudius by the ghost of his recently dead dad. This bizarre sci-fi comedy features live-action characters in a colorful cartoon world.

Writers: Andrew Swant, Bobby Ciraldo, William Shakespeare | Directors: Bobby Ciraldo, Andrew Swant | Stars: Bobby Ciraldo, Robert Richard Jorge, Andrew Swant, Dustin Diamond

Votes: 72

16. Hamlet (II) (2000 TV Movie)

178 min | Drama

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67 Metascore

The classic Shakespeare tragedy is revisioned in America at the turn of the 20th Century. Campbell Scott (Singles, The Spanish Prisoner) adapted, co-directed and stars in the title role ... See full summary »

Writers: William Shakespeare, Eric Simonson | Directors: Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Blair Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, LisaGay Hamilton

Votes: 203

17. Hamlet (I) (1964)

191 min | Drama

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The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud | Stars: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie

Votes: 315

18. Hamlet (1921)

131 min | Drama

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Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which new elements are combined with features (and a few lines) familiar from Shakespeare's ... See full summary »

Writers: Erwin Gepard, E. Vining | Directors: Svend Gade, Heinz Schall | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Paul Conradi, Mathilde Brandt, Eduard von Winterstein

Votes: 252

19. Johnny Hamlet (1968)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

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On his way back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton is visited in his sleep by the ghost of his father who lets him know that he has been murdered and who asks him to avenge him. Back in ... See full summary »

Writers: Tito Carpi, Francesco Scardamaglia, Enzo G. Castellari, Bruno Corbucci, Sergio Corbucci | Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Andrea Giordana, Gilbert Roland, Horst Frank, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 303

20. Hamlet Goes Business (1987)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that ... See full summary »

Writer: Aki Kaurismäki | Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo

Votes: 1,251

21. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Stars: Michael Peavoy, Matthew Barker, David Calder, Marcus Cunningham

Votes: 36

22. Hamlet (1976)

65 min | Drama

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Writers: Celestino Coronado, William Shakespeare | Director: Celestino Coronado | Stars: Quentin Crisp, Helen Mirren, Barry Stanton, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 48

23. Sound & Fury (2009– )

Comedy, Drama

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The lives of a Shakespearian theatre group and their personal struggles to organize the production of 'Hamlet'.

Stars: Felipe Camargo, Andrea Beltrão, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Dan Stulbach

Votes: 166

24. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine

Votes: 112

25. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

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Peter Brook presents a new interpretation of the classic in a setting is vaguely eastern rather than Scandinavian, with a multi-ethnic cast .

Writers: William Shakespeare, Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne | Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Adrian Lester, Jeffery Kissoon, Natasha Parry, Bruce Myers

Votes: 73

26. Hamlet (1960 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama, Mystery

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Franz Peter Wirth | Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Hans Caninenberg, Wanda Rotha, Dunja Movar

Votes: 514

27. The Rest Is Silence (1959)

106 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Helmut Käutner, William Shakespeare | Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Peter van Eyck, Ingrid Andree, Adelheid Seeck

Votes: 74

28. Ophélia (1963)

105 min | Drama

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Writers: Claude Chabrol, Paul Gégauff, Martial Matthieu, William Shakespeare | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Alida Valli, Claude Cerval, André Jocelyn, Juliette Mayniel

Votes: 89

29. Hamlet (II) (2007)

131 min | Drama, Thriller

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Set in a surrealistic, nightmarish, Kafkaesque no man's land, this version of the famous Shakespeare play centres on the ghostly, supernatural aspects of the play. The text is the original ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Fodor, William Shakespeare | Director: Alexander Fodor | Stars: William Belchambers, Max Davis, Alexander Fodor, James Frail

Votes: 49

30. Le duel d'Hamlet (1900)

2 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Clément Maurice | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor

Votes: 110

31. Hamlet (I) (1970 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: David Giles | Stars: Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Ian McKellen, John Woodvine

Votes: 32

32. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985 TV Movie)

Drama

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Prince Hamlet is the son of the late king. He hears from a ghost that the current king, Claudius, has murdered his father. Hamlet is unsure if this is true. He test the king by pretending ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Mark, William Shakespeare, Leon Vitali | Director: Ragnar Lyth | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Pernilla August, Tomas Bolme, Johannes Brost

Votes: 20

33. Hamlet_X (2003)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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A great mosaic, a labyrinth of scenes, dialogue splinters, interviews, portraits of people surrounding Hamlet and wanting to be part of his story.

Writers: Herbert Fritsch, William Shakespeare | Director: Herbert Fritsch | Stars: Boris Aljinovic, Kathrin Angerer, Hendrik Arnst, Bela B.

Votes: 138

34. Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1974)

96 min | Drama

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In the village of Donja Mrdusa the anniversary party is being prepared marking the election of the peasant cooperatives' president. He orders the teacher to prepare a Hamlet play that would... See full summary »

Writers: Ivo Bresan, Krsto Papic, William Shakespeare | Director: Krsto Papic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Milena Dravic, Kresimir Zidaric, Fabijan Sovagovic

Votes: 183

35. Hamlet (2009)

77 min | Drama

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Shakespeare's Hamlet -- Dogma style.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Simon Bowler | Stars: David Melville, Bernadette Sullivan, Danny Campbell, Melissa Chalsma

36. Hamlet (III) (2007)

105 min | Drama

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Gypsy Hamlet set in a 21st century shantytown in Serbia.

Writers: Aleksandar Rajkovic, William Shakespeare, Dusica Zegarac | Director: Aleksandar Rajkovic | Stars: Petar Bozovic, Igor Djordjevic, Miodrag Fisekovic

Votes: 16

37. One Hamlet Less (1973)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Carmelo Bene, William Shakespeare | Director: Carmelo Bene | Stars: Carmelo Bene, Luciana Cante, Sergio Di Giulio, Franco Leo

Votes: 78

38. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995)

22 min | Comedy, Short

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Shakespeare films Hamlet on a single reel then, after an initial screening, edits it down to the bare bones.

Writers: Tom Stoppard, Michael Goldberg, Todd Louiso, Ethan Tucker | Director: Todd Louiso | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Ernest Perry Jr., Philip Seymour Hoffman, Angie Phillips

Votes: 175

39. Prince of the Himalayas (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

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An adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in ancient Tibet.

Writers: Tsering Dorje, Sherwood Hu, William Shakespeare, Trashidawa | Director: Sherwood Hu | Stars: Purba Rgyal, Dobrgyal, Zomskyid, Sonamdolgar

Votes: 67 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Hamlet (1953 TV Movie)

115 min | Drama

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This vibrant and colourful new cinema version of William Shakespeare's most popular tragedy features a powerful performance in the lead role by rising star William Houston. With superb ... See full summary »

Writers: Mildred Freed Alberg, Thomas Hughes Sand, William Shakespeare | Director: Albert McCleery | Stars: Maurice Evans, Wesley Addy, Norman Barrs, Francis Bethencourt

Votes: 11

41. Doubt (2009)

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Siavash Roozbehan is a young man and he has lost his father after his mysterious suicide.His uncle is managing his father's wealth. He is in love with his cousin Mahtab whose father is his ... See full summary »

Writers: Varuzh Karim-Masihi, William Shakespeare | Director: Varuzh Karim-Masihi | Stars: Bahram Radan, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamed Komeili, Mahtab Keramati

Votes: 490

42. Intikam Melegi/Kadin Hamlet (1976)

86 min | Drama

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Writers: Metin Erksan, William Shakespeare | Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Fatma Girik, Sevda Ferdag, Reha Yurdakul, Orçun Sonat

Votes: 125

43. Hamlet (2003 Video)

220 min | Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Mundell | Stars: William Houston, Jilly Bond, Richard Brimblecombe, Lucy Cockram

Votes: 14

44. Hamlet (II) (1964)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Bruce Minnix, Joseph Papp | Stars: Michael Alaimo, Ian Cameron, Staats Cotsworth, Howard Da Silva

45. Hamlet: The Fall of a Sparrow (2016)

Drama, Romance, Thriller | Announced

A young prince's epic journey of love, obsession and betrayal.

Writers: Michael Brando, Javor Gardev, William Shakespeare | Director: Javor Gardev

46. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008)

85 min | Comedy

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Hamlet is haunted by the possibility that his Latin Lover Uncle Claudio is a vampire who murdered Hamlet's father in order to become king and seduce Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. As the ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Frale, Jason Witter | Director: Jason Witter | Stars: Kevin R. Elder, Leslie Nesbit, Doug Montoya, Summer Olsson

Votes: 23

47. Hamlet (1990 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Gérard Desarthe, Nada Strancar, Wladimir Yordanoff, Bernard Ballet

48. Elsinor Park

Drama | Announced

A modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Writers: Jordi Roigé, William Shakespeare | Director: Jordi Roigé | Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Pere Arquillué, Joan Carles Suau

49. Hamlet (1913)

64 min | Drama

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The opening scene is in Elsinore, where a ghost is seen by the sentinels keeping guard on the battlements of the castle. This is related to Hamlet by his friend Horatio, who describes the ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Hay Plumb | Stars: Walter Ringham, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, S.A. Cookson, J.H. Barnes

Votes: 17

50. Khoon Ka Khoon (1935)

122 min | Drama

4.7
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Modi is Hamlet in this film version of the highly popular stage performance surrounded by the same principal cast: Banu as Ophelia, Shamshadbhai as Gertrude, etc. It is the story of prince ... See full summary »

Writers: Mehdi Ahsan, William Shakespeare | Director: Sohrab Modi | Stars: Sohrab Modi, Naseem Banu, Shamshadbai, Ghulam Hussein

Votes: 7