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1. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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90 Metascore

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

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, William Shakespeare | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 67,033

2. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 858

3. A Thousand Acres (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.0
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"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

Writers: Jane Smiley, Laura Jones | Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,119

4. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

7.7
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 578

5. King of Texas (2002 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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In this adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, self-made ranch tycoon John Lear divides his holdings among his daughters but finds that once they have his property, they reject him.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Stephen Harrigan | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Marcia Gay Harden, Lauren Holly, Roy Scheider

Votes: 499

6. King Lear (1971)

139 min | Drama

8.4
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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 »

Writers: Grigori Kozintsev, Boris Pasternak, William Shakespeare | Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro | Stars: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova

Votes: 868

7. My Kingdom (2001)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Crime

6.2
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45 Metascore

Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool.

Writers: Don Boyd, Nick Davies, Mick Davis, William Shakespeare | Director: Don Boyd | Stars: Richard Harris, Lynn Redgrave, Reece Noi, Tom Bell

Votes: 543

8. The King Is Alive (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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52 Metascore

When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear."

Writers: William Shakespeare, Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen | Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder

Votes: 1,625

9. King Lear (1971)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama

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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Brook, William Shakespeare | Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel

Votes: 515

10. King Lear (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: John Shrapnel, Norman Rodway, Michael Kitchen, Michael Hordern

Votes: 169

11. King Lear

Drama | Announced

Shakepeare's classic tale of an aging king who splits up his kingdom for his three daughters to govern, but is misled about their affections, and driven into exile.

Writers: Michael Radford, William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Radford

12. King Lear (1999)

190 min | Drama

5.9
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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 »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Brian Blessed, Tony Rotherham | Stars: Brian Blessed, Hildegard Neil, Jason Riddington, Phillipa Peak

Votes: 66

13. Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde (1968)

77 min | Horror

4.6
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In an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by an operation, but there are certain body parts he needs that he can't get. His problem is solved when a group ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Hoven, Eric Martin Schnitzler | Director: Adrian Hoven | Stars: Janine Reynaud, Howard Vernon, Michel Lemoine, Elvira Berndorff

Votes: 85

14. King Lear (1974– )

20 min | Drama

5.9
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When King Lear decides to step down from his throne, he decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters with tragic results.

Stars: Patrick Mower, Ann Lynn, Philip Brack, Beth Harris

Votes: 58

15. National Theatre Live: King Lear (2011)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Michael Hadley, Paul Jesson, Alec Newman, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 19

17. King Lear (II) (1910)

16 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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King Lear decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters. The oldest two daughters fawn insincerely over their father, and get most of his possessions. The youngest daughter, ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Gerolamo Lo Savio | Stars: Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini, Olga Giannini Novelli, Giannina Chiantoni

Votes: 121

18. The Tragedy of King Lear (1982 Video)

182 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 »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Mike Kellin, Darryl Hickman, Charles Aidman, David Groh

Votes: 7

19. A Taste of Shakespeare (1995– )

50 min

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Stars: Eric Weinthal, Daniel Kash, Brian Tree, Holly Lewis

20. King Lear (1916)

63 min | Drama

5.9
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Lear is an old man blind to his weaknesses. He decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters according to who recites the best declaration of love. Goneril and Regan pretend to ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip Lonergan, William Shakespeare | Director: Ernest C. Warde | Stars: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey, J.H. Gilmour

Votes: 34

21. King Lear (1976)

Drama

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Writers: Steven Rumbelow, William Shakespeare | Director: Steven Rumbelow | Stars: Chris Auvache, Monica Buford, Stuart Cox, Paul Haley

Votes: 12

22. William Shakespare - Kral Lear (1982 TV Movie)

172 min | Drama

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Writers: William Shakespeare, Irfan Sahinbas | Director: Okan Uysaler | Stars: Cüneyt Gökçer, Zafer Ergin, Sönmez Atasoy, Aykut Sözeri

23. King Lear: A Critical Guide (1997 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Writer: Lara Lowe | Director: Lara Lowe | Stars: Peter Balderstone, Brian Blessed, Mark Burgess, Mark Denny

24. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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Writers: Eugene Mullin, William Shakespeare | Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 41

25. Le roi Lear (2007 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Jean-Michel Deprats, André Engel, Dominique Müller, William Shakespeare | Director: Don Kent | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Anne See, Lisa Martino, Julie-Marie Parmentier

Votes: 12

26. Kong Lear (1985 TV Mini-Series)

189 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Stars: Knut Wigert, Kirsten Hofseth, Oda Schjøll, Marianne Krogh

27. König Lear (1992 TV Movie)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Stars: Rolf Boysen, Gisela Stein, Manfred Zapatka, Franziska Walser

28. Gunasundari Katha (1949)

172 min

7.8
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Loosely based on Shakespeare's King Lear.

Writers: Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao, Pingali Nagendra Rao, Kadri Venkata Reddy | Director: Kadri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Sriranjani, Siva Rao Kasturi, Sivaram Vallabhajosyula, Govindrajulu Subba Rao

Votes: 16

29. Re Lear (1979 TV Movie)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Franco Alpestre, Tino Carraro, Agostino De Berti, Renato De Carmine

30. Rei Lear (1998 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

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Writers: Richard Cottrell, William Shakespeare

31. King Lear (I) (1910)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Giuseppe de Liguoro, Carlo Campogalliani, Arturo Padovani

Votes: 12

32. King Lear (1948 TV Movie)

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 »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Royston Morley | Stars: Archie Angus, Michael Ashwin, John Baker, Nicolette Bernard

Votes: 7

33. King Lear (1969 TV Movie)

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 »

Writers: Hugues C. Pernath, William Shakespeare, Walter Tillemans | Director: Walter Tillemans | Stars: Bert André, Hector Camerlynck, Walter Claessens, Jo Coppens

34. El rey Lear (2005 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Luis de la Hidalga

35. Getting Lear (2009)

Documentary

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Did Shakespeare create King Lear for the purpose of educating his audience on the issues of aging, retirement, and ultimately death? A retired English professor and a group of his friends ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Ramsey | Stars: Sarah Jane Fridlich, Ben Gunter, Adrian LePeltier, Peg O'Keef

36. Kung Lear (1997 TV Movie)

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Peter Oskarson | Stars: Anders Andersson, Tilde Björfors, Annika Brunsten, Maria Eggers

38. Le roi Lear (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jean-Marie Coldefy | Stars: Catherine Berriane, Jean-Luc Buquet, Éric Frey, Yves Gourvil

39. Gran teatro (1960–1965)
Episode: El Rey Lear (1964)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Stars: María José Alfonso, Jesús Aristu, Jaime Blanch, Fernando Cebrián

40. Teatro de siempre (1966–1979)
Episode: El rey Lear (1967)

Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Stars: María José Alfonso, Jesús Aristu, Jaime Blanch, Fernando Cebrián

41. Shakespeare: The King's Man (2012– )
Episode: Incertainties (2012)

Documentary, Biography, History

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When Queen Elizabeth died without an heir, the English throne passed to the Scottish King James I. He was elusive, intellectual, and a foreigner with Catholic sympathies. Shakespeare ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Clarke | Stars: James Shapiro, Raymond Coulthard, Jamie Ballard, Jodie McNee

42. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (1974)

175 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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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 »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Douglass Watson, Paul Sorvino, Raul Julia, James Earl Jones

Votes: 93

43. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (2008)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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King Lear decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Ian McKellen, William Gaunt, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes

Votes: 227

44. Performance (1992– )
Episode: King Lear (1998)

150 min | Drama

8.0
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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 »

Writers: Richard Eyre, William Shakespeare | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Paul Rhys, Finbar Lynch, Timothy West, David Burke

Votes: 224

45. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: King Lear (1975)

Drama

7.7
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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 »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Sarah Badel, Geoffrey Collins, Angela Down, Roger Elliott

Votes: 12

46. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: King Lear (1953)

75 min | Drama, History, Music

6.8
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An old king, stepping down from the throne, disinherits his favorite daughter on a mad whim and gives his kingdom to his two older daughters, both of whom prove treacherous.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Peter Brook | Director: Andrew McCullough | Stars: Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 117

47. A Taste of Shakespeare (1995– )
Episode: King Lear (2001)

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Director: Eric Weinthal | Stars: Geoffrey Bowes, Steve Cumyn, Philippa Domville, David Fox

48. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: The Promised End (2006)

Comedy

8.8
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"King Lear" finally opens with the original cast intact.

Creator: Mark McKinney | Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Susan Coyne

Votes: 49