With Royal Shakespeare Company (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
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.
Votes: 304,422 | Gross: $148.81M
2. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.
Votes: 946,457 | Gross: $75.60M
3. Age of Consent (1969)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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?
4. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 4,346 | Gross: $3.96M
5. Stage Beauty (2004)
R | 106 min | Drama
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?
Votes: 9,870 | Gross: $0.78M
7. Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)
PG | 180 min | Drama
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.
11. A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama
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 »
12. King Lear (1970)
GP | 137 min | Drama
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 »
13. Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello (2015)
178 min | Drama
Vengeful Iago seeks to bring down the general Othello, his Lieutenant and his wife in this RSC production of Shakespeare's tragedy.
15. Antony and Cleopatra (1974 TV Movie)
161 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
16. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (2016)
175 min | Drama
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 »
17. The Comedy of Errors (1978 TV Movie)
130 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
18. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest (2017)
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 »
19. The Cherry Orchard (1962 TV Movie)
130 min | Comedy
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 »
150 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
25. Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Musical
A celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, broadcast live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.
26. Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear (2016)
180 min | Drama
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 »
29. RSC Live: Twelfth Night (2018)
173 min | Comedy
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 »
31. Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part I (2014)
165 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
32. Royal Shakespeare Company: Cymbeline (2016)
180 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
147 min | Comedy
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 »
155 min | Comedy
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 »
35. Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar (2017)
130 min | Drama, History
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.
36. Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part II (2014)
170 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
37. The Three Sisters (1981 TV Movie)
210 min | Drama
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 »
39. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)
140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
142 min | Drama
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 »
42. Goodnight My Boys (2016)
19 min | Short, Drama
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 »
47. All's Well That Ends Well (1968 TV Movie)
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 »
Great Performances (1971– )
Les Misérables in Concert
TV-G | 160 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
Theatre Night (1985– )
204 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »