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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Andy Gaskill, Gary Trousdale, Jim Capobianco, Kevin Harkey, Jorgen Klubien, Chris Sanders, Tom Sito, Larry Leker, Joe Ranft, Rick Maki, Ed Gombert, Francis Glebas, Mark Kausler, J.T. Allen, George Scribner, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Jenny Tripp, Bob Tzudiker, Christopher Vogler, Kirk Wise, Noni White | Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

2. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

3. Pocahontas (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Writers: Carl Binder, Susannah Grant, Philip LaZebnik, Tom Sito, Glen Keane, Joe Grant, Ralph Zondag, Burny Mattinson, Ed Gombert, Kaan Kalyon, Francis Glebas, Rob Gibbs, Bruce Morris, Todd Kurosawa, Duncan Marjoribanks, Chris Buck, Andrew Chapman, Randy Cartwright, Will Finn, Broose Johnson, T. Daniel Hofstedt, David Pruiksma, Nik Ranieri, Vincent DeFrances, Tom Mazzocco, Don Dougherty, Jorgen Klubien, Mike Gabriel | Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Irene Bedard

4. Forbidden Planet (1956)

TV-PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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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.

Writers: Cyril Hume, Irving Block, Allen Adler | Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

5. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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. The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.9
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Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Writers: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Steve De Jarnatt | Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas | Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley

7. Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Western

7.6
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Pistol-packing tomboy, and grandfather come to discover band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, W.R. Burnett | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

8. Exiles (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Forsaking everything she has ever known, a young girl braves punishment and death to join her condemned husband in exile. Reunited and finally free of their blood-stained past, the two ... See full summary »

Writer: Troian Bellisario | Director: Tommy Bertelsen | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Shane Coffey

9. Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.1
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In this updated version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, a young man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.

Writers: Jonathan Penner, Stacy Title | Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Jonathan Penner, Randall Batinkoff, Norman Reedus, Jamey Sheridan

10. A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy

7.4
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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. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert N. Lee | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter

12. 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

13. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell

14. Much Ado About Nothing (2014)

Comedy | Pre-production

Adapted for classroom use, the 'Say It Like You Mean It!' Much Ado About Nothing will showcase the Bard's work like never before, setting the classic tale of the four lovers on today's streets of London city.

Writers: Laura Mary Kruse, William Shakespeare | Director: Laura Mary Kruse

15. The Sonnet Project (2013– )

Comedy, Drama, History

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All 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a New York City location.

Stars: Ron Cohen, Michael Shattner, David Lapkin, Christiane Seidel

16. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2012)

Animation

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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Dan Gallagher | Stars: Mirai Booth-Ong, James Curcione, Dan Gallagher

17. Othello (2012)

100 min | Drama

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Director: John Robert Hurley | Stars: Rafael Jordan, Cory Lawson, Sue White, Lauren Boyd

18. Damned Spot (2014)

Short, Drama | Post-production

Desperate to regain control after a heartbreaking event Shakespeare's formidable couple becomes fixated on the future. Presented with a golden opportunity they commit the worst act imaginable.

Writers: Lauren Midwinter, William Shakespeare | Director: Lauren Midwinter | Stars: Kimberley Wintle, Peter Hinton

19. The Titania Prequel (2010)

18 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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As the result of a misunderstanding, the fairy queen, Titania, is banished from the forest surrounding her estate, closed off from her beloved realm. However, when she defies this edict and... See full summary »

Writers: William Shakespeare, Lisa Stock | Director: Lisa Stock | Stars: Keith Chandler, Jenilyn Rodriguez, George Macaluso, Glenn Peters

20. Shakespeare: The Ballroom (2015)

120 min | Drama | Filming

What would happen if some of Shakespeare's most celebrated characters were all invited to the same ball? It can only be stupendous in the most glamorous and treacherous way.

Writer: Gregory Mikell | Director: Gregory Mikell | Stars: Gregory Mikell, David Sitler, Jonathan Tindle, Bill Corry

21. Sheiken Baby!: Shakespeare Syndrome (2010 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Ryoko Miyajima | Directors: Kôzô Nagayama, Mineya Tanaka | Stars: Shunsuke Daitô, Mai Endô, Mina Fujii, Natsuki Ikeda

22. Stanley Wells: Eight Decades with Shakespeare (2016 TV Movie)

Documentary | Filming

Stanley Wells is one of the most well respected and renowned Shakespearian scholars, writers and critics of this generation. This film documents his long and enduring professional and personal relationship with the Bard.

Writer: Timi O'Neill | Director: Timi O'Neill | Stars: Stanley Wells, John Drakakis, Gabriel Egan, Gary Taylor

23. Stanely Wells: Eight Decades with Shakespeare (TV Movie)

Documentary | Announced

Stanley Wells is one of the most well respected and renowned Shakespearian scholars, writers and critics of this generation. This film documents his long and enduring professional and personal relationship with the Bard.

Writer: Timi O'Neill | Star: Stanley Wells

24. Cleopatra Backstage

83 min | Romance | Post-production

Elyse, an accomplished New York Actress is in previews to play Shakespeare's Cleopatra at a regional theatre when she is blindsided by romance.

Writer: George Crowley | Director: George Crowley | Stars: Pamela Guest, George Crowley, Stephen Reyes