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Top Shakespeare Films

This list contains films adapted directly from William Shakespeare plays as well as films that are strongly influenced by the life and/or works of William Shakespeare.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
2 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa 191
3 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
4 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden 407
5 Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa 530
6 Romeo + Juliet 1996 Baz Luhrmann 610
7 Chimes at Midnight 1965 Orson Welles 707
8 Henry V 1944 Laurence Olivier 721
9 My Own Private Idaho 1991 Gus Van Sant 838
10 10 Things I Hate about You 1999 Gil Junger 1177
11 Romeo and Juliet 1968 Franco Zeffirelli 1181
12 Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh 1191
13 Hamlet 1948 Laurence Olivier 1329
14 Richard III 1995 Richard Loncraine 1612
15 Hamlet 1996 Kenneth Branagh 2003
16 Othello 1952 Orson Welles 2217
17 Theatre of Blood 1973 Douglas Hickox 2229
18 Kiss Me Kate 1953 George Sidney 2276
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