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1. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Drama, War

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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

2. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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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.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

3. Macbeth (I) (2006)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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51 Metascore

A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

Writers: Victoria Hill, William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Wright | Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Chloe Armstrong, Hanna Griffiths, Kate Bell, Miranda Nation

4. Enemy of Man

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A war hero and the lure of ambition and descent into hell. An adaptation of Macbeth.

Writers: Vincent Regan, William Shakespeare | Director: Vincent Regan | Stars: William Moseley, Sean Bean, Charles Dance, James D'Arcy

5. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

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In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

6. Scotland, Pa. (2001)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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49 Metascore

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.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Billy Morrissette | Director: Billy Morrissette | Stars: James Le Gros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan

7. The Damned (1969)

R | 156 min | Drama

7.6
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Writers: Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger

8. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama

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Macbeth is a daring member of the Scottish military who receives a revelation from three menacing sorceresses that he will someday become the King of Scotland. This information gives him a ... See full summary »

Writers: Trevor Nunn, William Shakespeare | Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown, Susan Dury

9. Macbeth (1997)

129 min | Drama

4.9
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Writers: Bob Carruthers, Jeremy Freeston, William Shakespeare | Director: Jeremy Freeston | Stars: Jason Connery, Helen Baxendale, Graham McTavish, Kenneth Bryans

10. Men of Respect (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.3
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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

Writers: William Reilly, William Shakespeare | Director: William Reilly | Stars: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina, Peter Boyle

11. Macbeth (1983 TV Movie)

148 min | Drama

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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson, Mark Dignam

12. Macbeth (1961 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

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The Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror... See full summary »

Writers: William Shakespeare, Paul Almond | Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Sean Connery, Zoe Caldwell, William Needles, Ted Follows

13. Maqbool (2003)

132 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the ... See full summary »

Writers: Abbas Tyrewala, Vishal Bhardwaj, William Shakespeare | Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah

14. Macbeth (1998 TV Movie)

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English thespian Sean Pertwee plays the painfully ambitious royal who schemes to murder so he can ascend to the throne in this superior version of William Shakespeare's literary classic. ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Michael Bogdanov | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Greta Scacchi, Lorren Bent, Denise Black

15. Macbeth (2001 TV Movie)

132 min | Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Richard Armitage, Diane Beck, Ken Bones, Glenn Chapman

16. Macbeth (1981 Video)

132 min

6.6
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Piper Laurie, Simon MacCorkindale, Richard Alfieri

17. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2012 Video)

92 min | Drama

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Writers: Steven Coles, William Shakespeare | Director: Daniel Coll | Stars: Marek Oravec, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Hal Fowler, Killian Scott

18. Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962)

93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

Writers: Nikolai Leskov, Sveta Lukic, William Shakespeare | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Olivera Markovic, Ljuba Tadic, Kapitalina Eric, Bojan Stupica

19. Macbeth on the Estate (1997 TV Movie)

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Writers: William Shakespeare, Penny Woolcock | Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: James Frain, Susan Vidler, Andrew Tiernan, David Harewood

20. Joe MacBeth (1955)

90 min | Crime, Drama

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Shakespeare (more-or-less) in modern gangster setting. Lily MacBeth pushes her husband Joe to rub out the reigning crime boss and become the new "kingpin" himself. Success is short- lived, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Hughes, Philip Yordan | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Paul Douglas, Ruth Roman, Bonar Colleano, Grégoire Aslan

21. Macbeth (1998)

Drama

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Shakespeare's classic tale of a noble general spurred to regicide by his ambitious, alluring wife and the prophecy of 3 mysterious fortune tellers.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Cillín Perera | Director: Paul Winarski | Stars: Stephen J. Lewis, Dawn Winarski, John Schugard, Scott Vinnacombe

22. Macbeth (II) (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama

6.6
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In this powerful short film, the renowned William Shakespeare play is stripped down to the bare essentials, consisting of two lengthy shots.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Béla Tarr | Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: György Cserhalmi, Erzsébet Kútvölgyi, Ferenc Bencze, Imre Csuja

23. Never Say Macbeth (2007)

86 min | Comedy

7.0
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Danny Teller, a high school science teacher, shows up at auditions for Macbeth trying to get his girlfriend back. But the director mistakes Danny's story of love for a passionate acting ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Tyler Gold | Director: Christopher J. Prouty | Stars: Tammy Caplan, John Combs, Scott Conte, Bayard Crawley

24. Teenage Gang Debs (1966)

75 min | Crime

5.6
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A no-good Manhattan girl moves in on a Brooklyn gang. Using her obvious charms she gets the leader killed in a fight over her and then takes up with the victor and new head man. Then she ... See full summary »

Writer: Hy Cahl | Director: Sande N. Johnsen | Stars: Diane Conti, Linda Gale, Eileen Dietz, Robin Nolan

25. Macbeth (III) (1960 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

8.6
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Hallmark Hall of Fame's second version of Shakespeare's classic play, with the same two stars and the same director as its first version, but a different supporting cast.

Writers: George Schaefer, William Shakespeare, Anthony Squire | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, Michael Hordern, Ian Bannen

26. Rave Macbeth (2001)

87 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.7
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This movie is a loose adaptation of the Shakespeare play "MacBeth", except it's set in the world of the dance rave culture.

Writers: Harry Ki, William Shakespeare | Director: Klaus Knoesel | Stars: Michael Rosenbaum, Nicki Aycox, Kirk Baltz, Jamie Elman

27. Macbeth (2002 TV Movie)

140 min | Music, Drama

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Writer: Francesco Maria Piave | Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Thomas Hampson, Paoletta Marrocu, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Luis Lima

28. Macbeth in Manhattan (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama

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Writers: Joe Gagen, Greg Lombardo, William Shakespeare | Director: Greg Lombardo | Stars: Gloria Reuben, David Lansbury, Nick Gregory, John Glover

29. Macbeth (1898)

Short, Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Star: Johnston Forbes-Robertson

30. Macbeth (I) (1987)

133 min | Music

7.2
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The Verdi opera, based on Shakespeare's play.

Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, Claude d'Anna | Director: Claude d'Anna | Stars: Leo Nucci, Shirley Verrett, Samuel Ramey, Johan Leysen

31. This Is Macbeth (2008)

99 min

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An informative and humorous introduction to Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Macbeth", including talk-show style interviews with the main characters of the play and black-box theater ... See full summary »

Writer: Greg Watkins | Director: Greg Watkins | Stars: Atosa Babaoff, Lance Gardner, Brian Herndon, Joan Malkin

32. Macbeth (I) (1982 TV Movie)

148 min

7.0
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Philip Anglim, Maureen Anderman, J. Kenneth Campbell, Kelsey Grammer

33. Macbeth (1970– )

119 min | Drama, Family

5.5
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This is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy.

Stars: Michael Jayston, Brian Badcoe, Tim Hardy, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

34. Macbeth (2003)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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A surreal adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy set in a fantasy world of constantly changing realities and dimensions.

Writers: Edward Einhorn, Bryan Enk, William Shakespeare | Director: Bryan Enk | Stars: Peter B. Brown, Moira Stone, Yuri Lowenthal, Bob Brader

35. Macbeth (II) (2011)

170 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, William Shakespeare | Director: Sue Judd | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Elisabeth Meister

36. The Real Thing at Last (1916)

Short, Comedy

6.8
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A satire on American films, in which Shakespeare's Macbeth is performed as it might be imagined performed in an American film. (The film was prepared as part of a live benefit for the YMCA ... See full summary »

Writers: J.M. Barrie, William Shakespeare | Director: L.C. MacBean | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Nelson Keys, Godfrey Tearle, Owen Nares

37. A Taste of Shakespeare (1995– )

50 min

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

38. Macbeth the Movie (2009)

117 min | Drama

5.2
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Writers: Brett Eshelman, Kyle Morck, William Shakespeare | Director: Brett Eshelman | Stars: Chris Canfield, Kat Olsson, Breanna Rankin, Sierra Laverty

39. Macbeth (1908)

9 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Macbeth usurps the Scottish throne by murdering his predecessor.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Louise Carver, Paul Panzer, Charles Kent

40. Macbeth: The Comedy (2001)

91 min | Comedy

7.5
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Take one power hungry lesbian couple. Throw in a slow-witted king, a Caribbean sidekick, a trio of flamboyantly gay weird sisters, and a host of other misfits. And what do you have? Macbeth... See full summary »

Writers: Allison L. LiCalsi, William Shakespeare | Director: Allison L. LiCalsi | Stars: Erika Burke Rossa, Juliet Furness, Dudley Findlay Jr., Ted deChatelet

41. Shakespeare's Macbeth (1999 TV Movie)

Action, Crime, Drama

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The Roma Theatre performs the play at a ruined castle on Gotland, Sweden.

Writers: Göran O. Eriksson, Nina Pontén, Thomas Segerström, William Shakespeare | Director: Thomas Segerström | Stars: Peter Sundberg, Karin Holmberg, Bert Rolfart, Pontus Stenshäll

42. Macbeth (1954 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

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Based on Shakespeare's play: As Macbeth and Banquo return victorious from fighting a battle, they are met by three witches who make a series of tantalizing predictions. One of the ... See full summary »

Writers: George Schaefer, William Shakespeare, Anthony Squire | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, House Jameson, Richard Waring

43. James Marsters: Words and Music (2005 Video)

103 min | Music

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James Marsters performed both "words and music" at a live theater. The DVD shows him declaiming selected lines from Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and he also performs many songs of his own composition on guitar.

Writer: James Marsters | Director: James Marsters | Star: James Marsters

44. Macbeth (1987 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

8.0
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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, William Shakespeare | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Renato Bruson, Mara Zampieri, Goetz Rose, David Griffith

45. Macbeth: Folger Shakespeare Library Edition (2009 Video)

124 min | Drama

8.9
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Directors: Aaron Posner, Teller | Stars: Evander Duck Jr., Dale Girard, Eric Hissom, Cleo House Jr.

46. Macbeth (II) (2006)

118 min | Drama

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Writers: William Shakespeare, Michael T. Starks | Director: Michael T. Starks | Stars: Patrick Ryan Anderson, Steve Bernstein, Marion Berry, Michael Best

47. Macbeth (I) (2004)

Drama

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Writers: Bo Landin, Alex Scherpf, William Shakespeare | Directors: Bo Landin, Alex Scherpf | Stars: Toivo Lukkari, Anitta Suikkari, Per Henrik Bals, Elisabeth H. Blind

48. Macbeth (1913)

50 min | Crime, Drama

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Arthur Bourchier | Stars: Arthur Bourchier, Violet Vanbrugh

49. Macbeth (2011 Video)

16 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Macbeth, noble and honored, located three witches who prophesy honors and the title of king. Influenced by his wife and by his own ambition, kills King Duncan and becomes king of Scotland. ... See full summary »

Writers: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata, William Shakespeare | Director: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata | Stars: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata, Alicia Ávalos, Jorge López, Marcelo López

50. Bill Shakespeare in Hollywood (2011)

112 min | Drama

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Macbeth: Creative people and dream makers are drawn to Hollywood. Yet, how many of these aspiring dreamers are shriveled by their ambitions or eaten by their demons? Hollywood is an empire ... See full summary »

Writers: Rafika Chawishe, Jocelyn Ranne, William Shakespeare | Director: Jocelyn Ranne | Stars: Pia Bundy, Rafika Chawishe, Gabriela Dias, Brandon Econ