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1. Throne of Blood (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
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.
Excellent adaptation of Macbeth. Available from Jim for the asking.
2. Men of Respect (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 695 | Gross: $0.14M
This is a modern adaptation of Macbeth to the "goodfellows" Available from Movie Madness on SE Belmont to rent.
3. Macbeth (1971)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History
A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Polanski had lots of money from Playboy and used a lot of violence as he felt the play demanded it. Available from Multnomah County Library.
4. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama
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 »
Available at Multnomah County library Ian is worth watching.
5. Macbeth (1948)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
This was shot for little money and in 21 days. Orson Welles called it a "rough draft". The religious stuff and speeches are added by Welles. Available on youtube for free.
10. Othello (1995)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,405 | Gross: $2.11M
12. Othello (1951)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
13. Othello (2001 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity.
15. The Ballet of Othello (1960)
95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
16. O (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.
Votes: 18,379 | Gross: $16.02M
18. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981 Video)
195 min | Drama, Romance
Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her ... See full summary »
19. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400 to 1413.
Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $0.12M
20. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 96,817 | Gross: $3.52M
21. Hamlet (1996)
PG-13 | 242 min | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Votes: 33,581 | Gross: $4.41M
22. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 37,414 | Gross: $4.46M