MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,486 this week

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 November 1996 (UK)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 270 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 3 critic

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3939 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 86 titles
created 18 Dec 2012
 
a list of 236 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 54 titles
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie 1999)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Ross MacGibbon
Stars: Patricia Barker, Paul Gibson, Seth Belliston
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Gil Cates Jr.
Stars: Andrew Keegan, Chad Lindberg, Lauren German
Macbeth (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

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

Director: Jeremy Freeston
Stars: Jason Connery, Helen Baxendale, Graham McTavish
The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie 1980)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The swaggering Petruchio, eager to wive it wealthily in Padua, agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.

Director: Jonathan Miller
Stars: Simon Chandler, Anthony Pedley, John Franklyn-Robbins
Othello (1965)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Stuart Burge
Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A classic and intense horror/drama about the all consuming nature of revenge.

Director: Christopher Dunne
Stars: Candy K. Sweet, Lexton Raleigh, Tom Dennis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Flora Robson
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Film following the events of the lively funny and fast moving play, features a young Dundee lad with an American girlfriend Obsessed with films, he sees his life as a series of movie-clips and his imagination takes him on a journey.

Directors: Kimber Cox, Paul Dundee, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Stephen Samson, Louise Smythe, Peter Airlie
A Midsummer Night's Dream II (TV Movie 1981)
Fantasy | Music | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Dave Heather
Stars: Ileana Cotrubas, James Bowman, Ryland Davies
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

William Shakespeare's most popular comedy was written around 1595. It portrays the adventures of four star-crossed lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Bergstrom
Stars: Becca Anderson, Sam Bensusen, Greg Bond
Ambition I (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Mitchell Osgood dreams of being a famous writer, but the book he has written constantly is rejected by the editors. When the psychopathic killer Albert Merrik is released from prison after ... See full summary »

Director: Scott D. Goldstein
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Clancy Brown, Cecilia Peck
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Desmond Barrit ...
Finbar Lynch ...
Philostrate / Puck (as Barry Lynch)
Osheen Jones ...
The Boy
...
Emily Raymond ...
Ann Hasson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gemma Aston ...
Fairy / Courtier
John Baxter ...
Fairy / Courtier
Alfred Burke ...
Emily Button ...
Principal Fairy / Courtier
...
Tom Snout / Fairy
...
Daniel Evans ...
Edit

Storyline

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues Hermia but is loved by Helena. When Hermia and her lover meet in the woods the next night, Helena tells Demetrius in hopes she can follow and change his mind. Also in the woods are craftsmen preparing a play, plus the fairies: the fairy rulers, Oberon and Titania, are at odds, so Oberon conjures a spell and Titania falls for a craftsman bewitched with the ears of an ass. Oberon's sprite, Puck, also tries to bring the four young lovers into compatible couples but makes an error before all is right. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

En skærsommernats drøm  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Magical and funny!
15 February 2002 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Why this film is so underestimated? May be, because the same production looked better on the stage? Well, I've never seen it on the stage and am totally satisfied with the screen version. It is a wonderful mixture of a fair-tale dream and amusing comedy of characters and situations. The most startling thing about the film is the settings, which are colourful, imaginative, and picturesque, with magic lights. Costumes are also fascinating – artfully invented type of dressing for heroes of English boy's dream. I think that introduction of the boy is very clever and helpful in a film. The movie is beautiful and superbly performed. Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan act splendidly, and so does Finbar Lynch. But I especially like the love-quadrangle of Lysander-Hermia-Demetrius-Helena. Young actors are very spirited. Shakespearean text wasn't unnecessary edited and RSC actors speak it brilliantly. There is also a lot of fun. The production of that absurd Athenian troupe is just as ridiculous as it was meant to be, I think. I find plenty of things to enjoy about the movie; highly recommend it to everybody. P.S. Englishmen are extraordinary lucky to have the opportunity of enjoying RSC productions on the stage. What the rest of world would do without films?


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?