With Royal Shakespeare Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.6
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63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 304,422 | Gross: $148.81M

2. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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68 Metascore

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 946,457 | Gross: $75.60M

3. Age of Consent (1969)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A grizzled Australian painter decides to jolt his stale creativity in a remote island on the Great Barrier Reef, where he meets an alluring young islander who becomes his enchanting model. Could the untamed girl be his long-awaited muse?

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn

Votes: 2,847

4. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,346 | Gross: $3.96M

5. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Votes: 9,870 | Gross: $0.78M

6. The Deadly Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 3,058

7. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 180 min | Drama

8.2
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The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 3,111

8. The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

GP | 94 min | Thriller

6.4
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Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie, Hugh Mackenzie

Votes: 2,059

9. Marat/Sade (1967)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,273

10. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)

540 min | Drama

8.9
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A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted, grasping uncle.

Stars: Alun Armstrong, Suzanne Bertish, Janet Dale, Jane Downs

Votes: 452

11. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

7.6
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Macbeth (Sir Ian McKellen) 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 ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, John Bown, Susan Dury

Votes: 744

12. King Lear (1970)

GP | 137 min | Drama

7.2
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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel

Votes: 747

13. Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello (2015)

178 min | Drama

8.3
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Vengeful Iago seeks to bring down the general Othello, his Lieutenant and his wife in this RSC production of Shakespeare's tragedy.

Directors: Iqbal Khan, Robin Lough | Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Joanna Vanderham, Lucian Msamati, Ayesha Dharker

Votes: 33

14. Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth (2018)

156 min | Drama

7.2
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Shakespeare's psychological thriller marks Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and Niamh Cusack's return to the Company.

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Eve Hatz, Lauren Heaps, Elizabeth Kaleniuk, Aleksandra Penlington

Votes: 66

15. Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV Movie)

161 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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After the murder of her lover Julius 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: Jon Scoffield | Stars: Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, Rosemary McHale, Mavis Taylor Blake

Votes: 126

16. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (2016)

175 min | Drama

8.1
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Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Godwin | Stars: Paapa Essiedu, Tanya Moodie, Clarence Smith, Ewart James Walters

Votes: 52

17. The Comedy of Errors (1978 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy, Musical

7.8
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The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Brian Coburn, Griffith Jones, Roger Rees, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 61

18. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest (2017)

Drama

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On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Alison Arnopp, Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Broadbent, Laura Cairns

Votes: 44

19. The Cherry Orchard (1962 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy

7.0
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Madame Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevsky (Peggy Ashcroft) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench

Votes: 42

20. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Filmed adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1996 version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Director: Adrian Noble | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings, Desmond Barrit, Finbar Lynch

Votes: 336

21. The Wars of the Roses (1965– )

Drama

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A filmed theatre production of four of Shakespeare's historical plays condensed down into a trilogy.

Stars: David Warner, Peggy Ashcroft, Donald Burton, Alan Tucker

Votes: 53

22. Macbeth (2001 TV Movie)

132 min | Drama

7.3
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A television adaptation of the classical Shakespeare play.

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Jeff Alexander, Richard Armitage, Diane Beck, Ken Bones

Votes: 66

23. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merchant of Venice (2015)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: Bridget Caldwell | Stars: Jamie Ballard, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, James Corrigan, Owen Findlay

Votes: 29

24. Tartuffe, or The Impostor (1983 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Televised adaptation of Moliere's play with Antony Sher in the title role of Tartuffe.

Director: Bill Alexander | Stars: Katy Behean, Sylvia Coleridge, Stephanie Fayerman, Sara Mair-Thomas

Votes: 40

25. Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Musical

7.9
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A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Directors: Bridget Caldwell, Gregory Doran, Robin Mason, Tim Taggart | Stars: Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Akala, Roger Allam

Votes: 155

26. Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear (2016)

180 min | Drama

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King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Romayne Andrews, Antony Byrne, Eke Chukwu, James Clyde

Votes: 41

27. RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet (2018)

147 min | Drama

5.7
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Directors: Erica Whyman, Bridget Caldwell | Stars: Nima Taleghani, Tom Padley, Josh Finan, Sakuntala Ramanee

Votes: 20

28. RSC Live: Antony and Cleopatra (2017)

Drama

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Director: Iqbal Khan | Stars: Josette Simon, Kristin Atherton, David Burnett, Patrick Drury

Votes: 17

29. RSC Live: Twelfth Night (2018)

173 min | Comedy

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Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love - hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Luscombe | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Kara Tointon, Michael Cochrane, Dinita Gohil

Votes: 17

30. In Search of Shakespeare (2004)

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Michael Wood tours the English locations important to William Shakespeare as he explores the playwright and poet's life and work.

Stars: Michael Wood, Gregory Doran, Ray Fearon, Robert Whitelock

Votes: 216

31. Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I (2014)

165 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.2
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The second play in Shakespeare's series of histories covering the reigns of Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V. Shakespeare muses on the consequences of actions, the role of princes and the realities of wielding power.

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Antony Sher, Alex Hassell, Jasper Britton, Trevor White

Votes: 26

32. Royal Shakespeare Company: Cymbeline (2016)

180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Britain is in crisis. An ineffectual King Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of his children, Cymbeline's judgment is clouded. When ... See full summary »

Director: Melly Still | Stars: Hiran Abeysekera, Romayne Andrews, Gillian Bevan, Doreene Blackstock

Votes: 24

33. Royal Shakespeare Company: Love's Labour's Won (2015)

147 min | Comedy

8.2
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Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give ... See full summary »

Directors: Robin Lough, Christopher Luscombe | Stars: David Horovitch, Thomas Wheatley, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Michelle Terry

Votes: 23

34. Royal Shakespeare Company: Love's Labour's Lost (2015)

155 min | Comedy

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Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Sam Alexander, Leah Whitaker, Edward Bennett, William Belchambers

Votes: 23

35. Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (2017)

130 min | Drama, History

6.8
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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: Angus Jackson | Stars: Joseph Adelakun, Ben Allen, Kristin Atherton, David Burnett

Votes: 16

36. Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II (2014)

170 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.3
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Gregory Doran directs Shakespeare's epic pair of plays with a cast including Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

Director: Gregory Doran | Stars: Antony Sher, Alex Hassell, Jasper Britton, Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Votes: 22

37. The Three Sisters (1981 TV Movie)

210 min | Drama

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Olga, Masha, and Irina Prozoroff lead lonely and purposeless lives following the death of their father who has commanded the local army post. Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching ... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Suzanne Bertish, Janet Dale, Patrick Godfrey, Rose Hill

Votes: 7

38. A Mad World, My Masters (2015)

170 min | Drama

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Director: Sean Foley | Stars: Joe Bannister, Ellie Beaven, Ishia Bennison, Ben Deery

39. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

9.2
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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: 58

40. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2014)

142 min | Drama

7.2
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Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Mark Arends, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Martin Bassindale, Pearl Chanda

Votes: 11

41. Le songe d'une nuit d'été (1994 TV Movie)

196 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

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Directors: Pierre Jourdan, Patrice Monnet | Stars: Ghyslaine Raphanel, Alain Gabriel, Jean-Philippe Courtis, Cécile Besnard

42. Goodnight My Boys (2016)

19 min | Short, Drama

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This HLF funded project it follows the efforts of John Hipkin, who, at the tender age of 14, was emotionally scarred for life by the sights he witnessed as the UK's youngest prisoner of war... See full summary »

Director: Sima Gonsai | Stars: Hayden Allmark, Sam Arnott, Sean Battersby, Conrad Chopra

43. Goode Fellowes (2004 Video)

19 min | Short, Comedy

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Directors: Matthew Rhys, Anatol Yusef | Stars: Anatol Yusef, Tam Mutu, Matt Cross, Samuel Clemens

44. Johnny Beattie: In the Limelight (2012 TV Special)

60 min | Biography

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A special gala to celebrate one of Scotland's best-loved entertainers on the milestone of his 60 years in show-business.

Director: Valerie Lyon | Stars: Johnny Beattie, Bill Paterson, Jack Alexander, Tom Alexander

45. Médée (1996 TV Movie)

153 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Michèle Command, Francine Bergé, Lucile Vignon, Inva Mula

Votes: 5

46. I Cinna (I) (2012)

Drama

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Director: Robert McGroary | Star: Jude Owusu

47. All's Well That Ends Well (1968 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Directors: John Barton, Claude Whatham | Stars: Catherine Lacey, Ian Richardson, Brewster Mason, Lynn Farleigh

48. Arden of Faversham (1990)

Drama

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Passion, Murder and Meyhem in Medieval England brought bang up to date, via a nod to the all that goes on behind the scenes...from the glances across rehearsal rooms of London, the riotous ... See full summary »

Directors: Katie Mitchell, Elizabeth Lizzie Taylor

49. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Les Misérables in Concert (1995)

TV-G | 160 min | Drama, Musical

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The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Kafno, Gavin Taylor | Stars: Colm Wilkinson, Philip Quast, Ruthie Henshall, Jenny Galloway

Votes: 2,299

50. Theatre Night (1985– )
Episode: Othello (1990)

204 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A slightly updated version of Othello set in the 19th century Cyprus, where all characters wear uniforms and dresses from the American Civil War era. Othello, a heroic aging Moroccan ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Garrick, Trevor Nunn | Stars: Michael Grandage, Ian McKellen, Clive Swift, Willard White

Votes: 145


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