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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Tricked into thinking that he caused the death of his father, a lion cub flees and abandons his destiny as the future king.

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

Votes: 538,405

2. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 574,021

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

Votes: 100,741

4. Forbidden Planet (1956)

Passed | 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

Votes: 31,100

5. Strange Brew (1983)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.8
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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

Votes: 11,787

6. 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

Votes: 15,653

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

Votes: 2,675

8. Exiles (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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

Votes: 143

9. A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy

7.3
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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: 1,959

10. 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

Votes: 1,211

11. Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.0
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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

Votes: 499

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

Votes: 628

13. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 422

14. The Sonnet Project (2013– )

Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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All 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a New York City location.

Creators: William Shakespeare, Alexander Prokos, Angela Rauscher | Stars: Carey Van Driest, Kevin Brewer, Ron Cohen, Devin E. Haqq

Votes: 8

15. Showmance (2016)

Comedy, Drama, Musical | Pre-production

"Melissa Carter is disenchanted with New York City. Years of bad auditions, failed relationships and soul-crushing day jobs have finally broken her spirit. In an attempt to rediscover her ... See full summary »

Writers: Alex Gonzalez, Tina Jensen | Director: Jana Mattioli | Star: Elissa Goldstein

16. The Merry Maids of Madness (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy | Post-production

After walking out of her wedding for a sandwich, Beatrice decides to take a rest at Stratford Home for Rest and Rehabilitation. This is the story of what happened inside those walls. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Jenn Daugherty, Phillip Hughes | Director: Phillip Hughes | Stars: Jenn Daugherty, Amy Baklini, Rebekah Wiggins, Rachel Hroncich

17. Bedfellows (2010)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The film 'Bedfellows,' told in the style of an old children's fairy tale but set against the modern-day backdrop of New York City, follows the adventure of 20-something Bobby as he returns ... See full summary »

Writer: Pierre Stefanos | Director: Pierre Stefanos | Stars: Paul Caiola, Bret Shuford, Tom Gualtieri, Kevin Duda

Votes: 112

18. Much Ado About Nothing

Comedy | Announced

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

19. Shakespeare Republic (2015– )

Comedy, Drama | Active

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Six actors, one city and The Bard with a unique Australian flavour - this is Shakespeare Republic - let the shenanigans begin.

Stars: Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Ben Steel, Sally McLean

20. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2012)

Animation

4.9
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Dan Gallagher | Stars: Mirai Booth-Ong, James Curcione, Dan Gallagher

Votes: 9

21. Shakespeare: The Ballroom (2016)

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

22. Othello (2012)

100 min | Drama

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

23. Cleopatra Backstage (2015)

83 min | Romance

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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: George Crowley, Pamela Guest, Stephen Reyes

24. 2 Gentlemen of Verona (2015)

Romance | Post-production

In this modern setting for the Shakespeare classic, two small-town boys head to the big city looking for adventure and romance. But when they both fall for the same girl, friends become rivals.

Writer: Katherine Stewart | Director: Katherine Stewart | Stars: Josh Hunt, Andrew DeCarlo, Katherine Stewart, Liz Grace

25. Damned Spot (2015)

16 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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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 Windsor, Peter Hinton, Michael Humphreys

26. R&J: The Web Series (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Set in modern day, young Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover their families, who own rival butcher shops, are mortal enemies. Their relentless effort to be together despite family protest, lead to their ultimate demise.

Stars: Andreas Damm, Jessica Ranville, Shannon Stowe, Christian Jacobs

27. The Titania Prequel (2010)

18 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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A woman finds herself exiled in an unfamiliar town, with deep wounds on her hands and back, and no memory of what has happened. As she begins her journey toward healing, she discovers the unsettling truth behind her scars.

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

28. Byt ili ne byt? (2015)

61 min | Biography | Post-production

The title role performed twenty-year-old Takhir Umarov, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Unforgettable picture makes you wonder about the meaning of our existence..

Writers: Muhammed Mamyrbekov, Aziz Zairov | Directors: Muhammed Mamyrbekov, Aziz Zairov | Stars: Takhir Umarov, Kanagat Takskarayev, Malika Baiseitova

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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, Gary Taylor, Gabriel Egan, John Drakakis

32. Ace of Cakes (2006– )
Episode: UK Invasion (2010)

42 min | Reality-TV

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Duff and his crew head across the pond to make cakes for Shakespeare's Globe Theater and Michelin starred St. John restaurant.

Stars: Duff Goldman, Anna Ellison, Elena Fox, Adam Goldstein