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1. Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas (2004 Video)

176 min | Drama, Music

9.7
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Toni Bargalló | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Natalie Dessay, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Alain Vernhes

Votes: 6

2. Lover (I) (2016)

10 min | Short, Romance

9.6
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A voyeuristic woman falls in love at first sight. All dialogue taken from the plays and poems of WIlliam Shakespeare.

Director: Jon Lefkovitz | Stars: Megan Rosati, Ben Whitehair, Annie Sherman, Melissa Goodnight

Votes: 5

3. Der Kaufmann von Venedig (1968 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama

9.6
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Schenk | Stars: Franz Schafheitlin, Kurt Heintel, Boy Gobert, Gertraud Jesserer

Votes: 14

4. Othello (1968 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, Romance

9.6
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Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Wolfgang Reichmann, Heidelinde Weis, Stefan Wigger, Karl Michael Vogler

Votes: 21

5. Maß für Maß (1958 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy

9.6
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When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His ... See full summary »

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Alexander Kerst, Herbert Tiede, Helmuth Rudolph, Joachim Mock

Votes: 5

6. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

9.6
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In 16th century Italy, two inseparable friends suddenly become rivals for the love of a noblewoman.

Director: Harald Benesch | Stars: Leopold Biberti, Jürgen Kloth, Lothar Berg, Anne-Marie Lermon

Votes: 10

7. Was ihr wollt (1954 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

9.6
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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Hilpert | Stars: Klaus Kindler, Horst Koblenzer, Gert Schäfer, Hermann Motschach

Votes: 5

8. König Richard III (1964– )

90 min | Drama

9.6
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Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.

Stars: Wolfgang Kieling, Carl Wery, Maria Becker, Nicolaus Haenel

Votes: 19

9. Teatr telewizji (1953– )

Drama

9.4
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Series of television plays.

Stars: Krystyna Janda, Krzysztof Globisz, Artur Zmijewski, Piotr Adamczyk

Votes: 5

10. Hamlet in the Golden Vale (2018)

120 min | Drama

9.4
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A company of actors arrive at a castle deep in the Irish countryside and set into motion the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The lives of the actors and their characters intertwine as Prince... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Hasse, Taylor Myers | Stars: Pat Dwyer, Beth Ann Hopkins, Jonathan Hopkins, Elise Kibler

Votes: 32

11. Ein Sommernachtstraum (1968 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy

9.4
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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Gerd Mayen, Wilhelm Wiegand, Rolf Beuckert, Olaf Bison

Votes: 5

12. Der Sturm (1969 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama

9.4
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Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Directors: Stefan Meuschel, Fritz Kortner | Stars: Martin Held, Rakhchandeh Ettehad, Hans Dieter Zeidler, Hülya Kumbaracilar

Votes: 9

13. Ein Wintermärchen (1965 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama

9.4
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events ... See full summary »

Director: Gerhard Klingenberg | Stars: Peter Lühr, Agnes Fink, Cornelia Froboess, Sascha Hehn

Votes: 16

14. Ein Sommernachtstraum (1958 TV Movie)

103 min | Comedy

9.4
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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Alexander Kerst, Helmuth Rudolph, Joachim Mock, Horst Naumann

Votes: 5

15. The Complete Walk: Richard II (2016)

10 min | Short, Drama

9.3
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Director: Bill Buckhurst | Stars: James Norton, Dominic Rowan

Votes: 6

16. Henry IV Part 1 (2012)

Not Rated | 166 min

9.3
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The first installment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare's greatest historical saga, Henry IV, Part I is an epic tale of power, treachery and war, exploring the complexity of ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Lee Hamilton | Stars: Jack Baldwin, Aimée-Lou Cameron, Ian Horgan, Saul Matlock

Votes: 7

17. Two Gentlemen of Verona (1964 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy

9.3
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In 16th century Italy, two inseparable friends suddenly become rivals for the love of a noblewoman.

Director: Hans-Dieter Schwarze | Stars: Monika John, Norbert Hansing, Rolf Becker, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 11

18. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953)

Drama, History, Music

9.3
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln Part IV: New Salem" (tracing Lincoln's arrival in New Salem), (2) "Henry V, Act 5, Scene 2" (famous Shakespearean love scene), (3) "Jose Greco" (... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew McCullough, Norman Lloyd | Stars: James Agee, Brian Aherne, Alistair Cooke, Royal Dano

Votes: 7

19. Wishbone (1995–1998)
Episode: The Prince of Wags (1997)

TV-Y | Adventure, Comedy, Family

9.3
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Joe is elected captain of the basketball team. Wishbone, as Prince Hal, in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" must learn to be a leader as well.

Director: Rick Duffield | Stars: Soccer the Dog, Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott

Votes: 7

20. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

9.2
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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Georgine Anderson, Stephanie Bidmead, Michael Blakemore, David Buck

Votes: 34

21. The Comedy of Errors (1987 TV Movie)

Comedy

9.2
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Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound.

Director: Robert Woodruff | Stars: Karla Burns, Ethyl Eichelberger, Avner Eisenberg, Sophie Hayden

Votes: 65

22. Troilus und Cressida (1969 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama

9.2
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Directors: Hans Quest, Heinrich Koch | Stars: Rudolf Kalvius, Kurt Heintel, Gerd Seid, Wolfgang Schwarz

Votes: 5

23. A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts (1963 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

9.2
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A quickly organized live tribute to President Kennedy, honoring his interest and encouragement of the arts, and featuring an impressive list of actors in dramatic readings as well as ... See full summary »

Director: David Green | Stars: Fredric March, Marian Anderson, Sidney Blackmer, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 13

24. Was Ihr wollt (II) (1963 TV Movie)

154 min | Comedy

9.2
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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Hanns Lothar, Benno Sterzenbach, Chariklia Baxevanos, Ingrid Andree

Votes: 6

25. Shaw vs. Shakespeare II: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1970)

Documentary, Short

9.2
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Director: John Barnes | Stars: Ernest Graves, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Donald Madden

Votes: 6

26. The Sonnet Project (2013– )
Episode: Sonnet #52 (2013)

Comedy, Drama, History

9.2
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Director: Charlie Kessler | Stars: Kevin Hoyer, Cheryl Martin, J.C. Vasquez

Votes: 6

27. Antonius und Cleopatra (1963 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

9.1
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After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor: Octavius.

Director: Rainer Wolffhardt | Stars: Peter Pasetti, Lola Müthel, Gerd Baltus, Carl Lange

Votes: 14

28. Vesele zene vindzorske (1959 TV Movie)

Musical

9.1
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When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Marusic

Votes: 10

29. An Age of Kings (1960)
Episode: Henry IV Part 1: Rebellion from the North (1960)

Drama

9.1
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Tom Fleming, Julian Glover, Frank Windsor, Patrick Garland

Votes: 16

30. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)

140 min

9.0
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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Max Adrian, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 56

31. A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005 TV Movie)

157 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

9.0
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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: David Daniels, Ofelia Sala, Emil Wolk, Gordon Gietz

Votes: 8

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

124 min | Drama

9.0
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The final performance of this new vision reveals Macbeth's raw power as a supernatural horror thriller with shock, suspense, stage magic and grisly humor while remaining true to the brutal beauty of Shakespeare.

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

Votes: 11

33. Being Othello (2009)

21 min | Short, Drama, Romance

9.0
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A tragic drama of jealousy and hatred, scrambled and re-imagined for the present day through the prism of a mental health unit.

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Jamiu Adebiyi, Andrew Harwood Mills, Kirsty Mann, Tom Thomasson

Votes: 11

34. Ages of Man (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

9.0
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Performance of extracts from Shakespeare's plays.

Director: Paul Bogart | Star: John Gielgud

Votes: 17

35. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)

6 min | Short, Drama

9.0
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A 1933 screen test for a proposed, but never filmed, movie version of "Hamlet" in Technicolor, starring John Barrymore - this is the Ghost Scene.

Directors: Margaret Carrington, Robert Edmond Jones | Stars: John Barrymore, Donald Crisp, Reginald Denny, Irving Pichel

Votes: 29

36. An Age of Kings (1960)
Episode: Henry IV Part 2: The Road to Shrewsbury (1960)

Drama

9.0
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: David Andrews, Sean Connery, William Squire, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 15

37. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Otello (1996)

142 min | Music

9.0
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, James Morris, Jane Bunnell

Votes: 27

38. Wishbone (1995–1998)
Episode: Shakespaw (1995)

TV-Y | Adventure, Comedy, Family

9.0
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The school is putting on a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with David directing, Joe working as stage manager, and Sam as Miranda. Meanwhile, in the fantasy sequences, Wishbone portrays Ariel in the same play.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 6

39. Twelfth Night (2013)

176 min | Comedy

8.9
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Shipwrecked twins are lost among love-sick aristocrats, unruly servants, mischievous pleasure seekers, clowns, and a puritan. With music as the bittersweet "food of love," all converge and conspire in this comic journey.

Director: Tim Carroll | Stars: Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly

Votes: 113

40. Roméo & Juliette: De la haine à l'amour (2002 Video)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Romance

8.9
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Directors: Redha, Gilles Amado | Stars: Damien Sargue, Cécilia Cara, Grégori Baquet, Philippe Da Villa

Votes: 238

41. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min

8.9
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Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.

Director: Kirk Browning | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 59

42. Falstaff (1999 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music

8.9
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The comic misadventures of Sir John Falstaff, adapted from "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Henry IV" by 'William Shakespeare'. Sir John Falstaff and his rascally friends, Bardolph and ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Bryn Terfel, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Frontali, Désirée Rancatore

Votes: 27

43. La mégère apprivoisée (1964 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

8.9
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The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.

Director: Pierre Badel | Stars: Bernard Noël, Rosy Varte, Lucien Baroux, Henri Virlojeux

Votes: 7

44. Falstaff (1995 TV Movie)

144 min | Comedy, Music

8.9
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When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Directors: Agnes Méth, Claus Viller | Stars: John Del Carlo, Teresa Ringholz, Richard Croft, Delores Ziegler

Votes: 9

45. An Age of Kings (1960)
Episode: Part Thirteen: The Sun in Splendour (1960)

Drama

8.9
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Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: John Warner, Tamara Hinchco, Mary Morris, John Greenwood

Votes: 10

46. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Play On! (2000)

Music

8.9
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Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Richard Allen, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Yvette Cason, Shirley Claudia Charles

Votes: 24

47. An Age of Kings (1960)
Episode: Richard III Part 1: The Dangerous Brother (1960)

Drama

8.9
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Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: Paul Daneman, Patrick Garland, Frank Windsor, David Andrews

Votes: 10

48. An Age of Kings (1960)
Episode: Richard III Part 2: The Boar Hunt (1960)

Drama

8.9
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Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: John Greenwood, David Andrews, John Ringham, Jack May

Votes: 9

49. L.A. Noire (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Cole Phelps, a war hero and rookie cop, moves up the ranks and solves dark cases in 1940s Los Angeles.

Director: Brendan McNamara | Stars: Aaron Staton, Michael McGrady, Adam J. Harrington, Sean McGowan

Votes: 12,199

50. Coriolanus (2014)

192 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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Caius Martius Coriolanus is a war hero, banished from his home, seeking to come back.

Director: Tim Van Someren | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser, Jacqueline Boatswain

Votes: 1,219