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1. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 274,824 | Gross: $38.18M

2. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 198,383 | Gross: $46.35M

3. Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton

Votes: 210,756 | Gross: $66.38M

4. She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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45 Metascore

When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones

Votes: 138,816 | Gross: $2.34M

5. Macbeth (2015)

R | 113 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan, Frank Madigan

Votes: 49,757 | Gross: $1.11M

6. Get Over It (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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52 Metascore

A high school senior's girlfriend breaks up with him. His friends try to make him think of something else. His friend's sister Kelly helps him with the school musical. Spending time with Kelly has an effect.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó

Votes: 17,239 | Gross: $11.56M

7. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 9,607

8. Tempest (1982)

PG | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 2,047 | Gross: $5.01M

9. Prospero's Books (1991)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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The magician Prospero attempts to stop his daughter's affair with an enemy.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson

Votes: 5,673 | Gross: $1.75M

10. Private Romeo (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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53 Metascore

A modern take on Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Set at an isolated all-boys military academy, it follows the forbidden relationship between two cadets.

Director: Alan Brown | Stars: Hale Appleman, Charlie Barnett, Adam Barrie, Chris Bresky

Votes: 1,982

11. Julius Caesar (2010)

46 min | Drama

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Director: Patrick J. Donnelly | Stars: Marci Adilman, Kat Brower, Randy Harrison, Jakob Hawkins

Votes: 32

12. The Moving Forest (2015)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Based on William Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Elias is a successful executive who works in the second largest private bank in Brazil. One day, Elias meets a mysterious woman who claims to be ... See full summary »

Director: Vinicius Coimbra | Stars: Bruno Aldecosea, Fernando Alves Pinto, Ângelo Antônio, Ana Paula Arósio

Votes: 173

13. Hamlet the Vampire Slayer (2008)

85 min | Comedy

2.9
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Hamlet is haunted by the possibility that his Latin Lover Uncle Claudio is a vampire who murdered Hamlet's father in order to become king and seduce Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Witter | Stars: Kevin R. Elder, Leslie Nesbit, Doug Montoya, Summer Olsson

Votes: 25

14. Richard III (2005)

54 min | Drama

7.0
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Shakespeare's classic play is transferred to warring gang factions of a notorious, contemporary Brighton housing project.

Director: Maximilian Day | Stars: Matthew Beggs, Michael Bowlby, Judy Carey, Leo Carey

Votes: 14

15. Ricardo III (2013 Video)

12 min | Short, Drama, History

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Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots in order to become king of England. To do this, do not hesitate to send murdering his brother and his own nephews. Having become king, will face the Duke of Richmond in a decisive battle.

Director: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata | Stars: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata, Jorge López, Alicia Ávalos, Agustín López

16. Otelo (2014 Video)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Othello, the Moor in the service of Venice, marries Desdemona, a young virtuous and generous. Iago, jealous for not getting the promotion he sought, decides to ruin the marriage of Othello ... See full summary »

Director: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata | Stars: Horacio Ojeda Lacognata, Jorge López, Lourdes Amarilla, Alicia Ávalos

17. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)
Episode: Always April (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Katy and Mr. Devery find a girl named April living at the hotel who ran away from a fancy boarding school so she could come to New York and become an actress, much against the will of her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Constance Bennett, John Emery

18. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: Macbeth (2005)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

Director: Mark Brozel | Stars: James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Joseph Millson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 959



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