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Poll: William Shakespeare Inspired Movie Adaptations

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is the most adapted writer in the history of cinema and has averaged over 10 screen adaptations credits a year over the past 115 years. In honor of his work, a retrospective of the most popular worldwide adaptations inspired by a Shakespearean work as determined by their IMDb vote totals on the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23, 1616.

Which movie adaptation inspired by a William Shakespeare work is your favorite?

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    The Lion King (1994)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: United States

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    10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

    Shakespeare Work: Taming of the Shrew

    Country: United States

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    Romeo + Juliet (1996)

    Shakespeare Work: Romeo and Juliet

    Country: United States

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    She's the Man (2006)

    Shakespeare Work: Twelfth Night

    Country: United States

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    Ran (1985)

    Shakespeare Work: King Lear

    Country: Japan

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    West Side Story (1961)

    Shakespeare Work: Romeo and Juliet

    Country: United States

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    Romeo Must Die (2000)

    Shakespeare Work: Romeo and Juliet

    Country: United States

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    Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

    Shakespeare Work: Romeo and Juliet

    Country: United Kingdom/United States

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    Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

    Shakespeare Work: Much Ado About Nothing

    Country: United Kingdom/United States

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    My Own Private Idaho (1991)

    Shakespeare Work: Henry IV and Henry V

    Country: United States

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    Haider (2014)

    India Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: United Kingdom

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    Throne of Blood (1957)

    Shakespeare Work: MacBeth

    Country: UJapan

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    Hamlet (1996)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: United Kingdom/United States

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    Forbidden Planet (1956)

    Shakespeare Work: The Tempest

    Country: United States

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    The Merchant of Venice (2004)

    Shakespeare Work: The Merchant of Venice

    Country: United States/Italy/Luxemburg/United Kingdom

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    Macbeth (2015)

    Shakespeare Work: Macbeth

    Country: United States/United Kingdom/France

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    Coriolanus (2011)

    Shakespeare Work: Coriolanus

    Country: United Kingdom

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    Romeo and Juliet (1968)

    Shakespeare Work: Romeo and Juliet

    Country: United Kingdom/Italy

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    Henry V (1989)

    Shakespeare Work: Henry V

    Country: United Kingdom

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

    Shakespeare Work: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Country: Italy/United Kingdom/United States

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    Hamlet (1990)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: United States/United Kingdom/France

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    O (2001)

    Shakespeare Work: Othello

    Country: United States

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    Titus (1999)

    Shakespeare Work: Titus Andronicus

    Country: Italy/United Kingdom/United States

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    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: United States/United Kingdom

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    Get Over It (2001)

    Shakespeare Work: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Country: United States

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    Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

    Shakespeare Work: Much Ado About Nothing

    Country: United States

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    Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

    Shakespeare Work: Romeo and Juliet

    Country: India

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    Strange Brew (1983)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: Canada/United States

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    Omkara (2006)

    Shakespeare Work: Othello

    Country: India

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    Hamlet (1948)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: United Kingdom

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    Richard III (1995)

    Shakespeare Work: Richard III

    Country: United Kingdom/United States

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    Macbeth (1971)

    Shakespeare Work: Macbeth

    Country: United Kingdom/United States

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    Julius Caesar (1953)

    Shakespeare Work: Julius Caesar

    Country: United States

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    Big Business (1988)

    Shakespeare Work: Comedy of Errors

    Country: United States

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    The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

    Shakespeare Work: Hamlet

    Country: Japan


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