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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

2. Haider (2014)

160 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront uncle - the man who had 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

3. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

6.8
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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

4. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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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.

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

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

6. 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

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

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

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

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

11. 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

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, Yuri Tolubeyev

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

14. 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

15. Hamlet (2011)

Drama

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Treachery, sex and revenge take center stage for Prince Hamlet and his eventual descent into madness.

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

16. 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

17. Hamlet (II) (2000 TV Movie)

178 min | Drama

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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

18. 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

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

20. Hamlet: The Fall of a Sparrow (2015)

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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

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

26. 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

27. 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 Karamati

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Predstava 'Hamleta' u Mrdusi Donjoj (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

34. Prince of the Himalayas (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.6
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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

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. Discovering Hamlet (1990 TV Movie)

53 min | Drama, Documentary

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A unique, behind-the-scenes look at Shakespeare's great play. In 1988, rising star Kenneth Branagh played the Prince of Denmark for the first time. His guide through four weeks of ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Olshaker, William Shakespeare | Director: Mark Olshaker | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Clifford, Richard Easton, Derek Jacobi

37. Hamlet_X (2003)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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

38. Hamlet (II) (1964)

Drama

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

39. 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

40. Le duel d'Hamlet (1900)

2 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Clément Maurice | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor

41. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010)

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

42. Hamlet (II) (2005)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.3
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A young Prince is visited by the Ghost of his father and compelled to vengeance - but can he stop thinking for long enough to do it?

Writers: Stephen Cavanagh, William Shakespeare | Director: Stephen Cavanagh | Stars: James Lecky, Yvonne Richardson, Stephen Cavanagh, Simone Kirby

43. Hamlet (1947 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

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A live, early television version of the play

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Basil Adams | Stars: John Byron, Muriel Pavlow, Margaret Rawlings, Sebastian Shaw

44. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)

6 min | Short, Drama

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A 1933 screen test for a proposed, but never filmed, movie version of "Hamlet" in Technicolor, starring John Barrymore - this is the Ghost Scene.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Margaret Carrington, Robert Edmond Jones | Stars: John Barrymore, Donald Crisp, Reginald Denny, Irving Pichel

45. 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

46. Hamlet (1954)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Kishore Sahu | Stars: Mala Sinha, Pradeep Kumar, Kishore Sahu, Venus Banerji

47. Khoon Ka Khoon (1935)

122 min | Drama

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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

48. 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

49. Kadin Hamlet (1977)

86 min | Drama

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

50. Hamlet (1917)

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Writers: Eleuterio Rodolfi, William Shakespeare | Director: Eleuterio Rodolfi | Stars: Ruggero Ruggeri, Helena Makowska, Mercedes Brignone, Armand Pouget