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1. Macbeth (2015)

R | 113 min | Drama, History, War

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: 49,572 | Gross: $1.11M

2. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Votes: 11,671

3. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

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: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 5,808

4. Macbeth (I) (2006)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in the ganglands of Melbourne.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Chloe Armstrong, Kate Bell, Miranda Nation, Sam Worthington

Votes: 2,068 | Gross: $1.11M

5. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet

Votes: 34,450 | Gross: $4.41M

6. Hamlet (2015)

217 min | Drama

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Sian Brooke, Anastasia Hille

Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $0.21M

7. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 20,288 | Gross: $20.71M

8. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Votes: 8,800 | Gross: $1.57M

9. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 14,062

10. Hamlet (I) (2017)

Drama

The King of Denmark is dead. Prince Hamlet is summoned home to Denmark to attend his father's funeral, only to discover Denmark has crowned Hamlet's Uncle the new King and his Mother is his new Queen.

Director: Dick Douglass | Stars: Luing Andrews, Taz Bear, Andrew Calverley, Tom Clear

Votes: 8

11. Hamlet (I) (2015)

184 min | Drama

Shakespeare's most iconic work, "Hamlet" explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet's father is dead and Denmark has crowned ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Frankcom, Margaret Williams | Stars: Maxine Peake, John Shrapnel, Barbara Marten, Gillian Bevan

Votes: 78

12. 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.

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

Votes: 2,929

13. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, 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.

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

Votes: 9,581

14. Julius Caesar (1970)

G | 117 min | Drama, History, War

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: Stuart Burge | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,398

15. Julius Caesar (2011)

117 min | Drama

William Shakespeare's epic tale of conspiracy, loyalty and betrayal. Rome is destroyed, their world has crumbled, but life must go on. Survival drives people in a broken world, where ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Lee Hamilton, John Montegrande | Stars: Jordan Daws, Paul Syrstad, Saul Matlock, Ryan Jay Jones

Votes: 35

16. Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 161 min | Drama, History

The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Michell, David Collings

Votes: 190

17. Julius Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 106 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.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Charlton Heston, Grosvenor Glenn, Harold Tasker, David Bradley

Votes: 345

18. Julius Caesar (2012 TV Movie)

151 min | Drama

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: Gregory Doran | Stars: Theo Affail, Segun Akingbola, Adjoa Andoh, Mark Ebulué

Votes: 146

20. King Lear (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 156 min | Drama

Sir Ian McKellen gives a tour-de-force performance as Shakespeare's tragic monarch, in this special television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company production of one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Ian McKellen, William Gaunt, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes

Votes: 450

21. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,122

22. King Lear (1971)

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 »

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

Votes: 705

23. King Lear (2015)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his ... See full summary »

Director: Antoni Cimolino | Stars: Colm Feore, Jonathan Goad, Liisa Repo-Martell, Stephen Ouimette

Votes: 37

24. King Lear (1983 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, Robert Lindsay, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 713

25. King Lear (1970)

PG | 140 min | Drama

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigoriy Kozintsev, Iosif Shapiro | Stars: Jüri Järvet, Elza Radzina, Galina Volchek, Valentina Shendrikova

Votes: 1,297

26. King Lear (2014)

Drama

An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Stars: Saif Al-Warith, Waj Ali, Nathan Ampofo, Paul Anthoney

Votes: 101

27. O (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

53 Metascore

An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 18,658 | Gross: $16.02M

28. Othello (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio, when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 8,636 | Gross: $2.11M

29. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

A General's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful Lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 1,263

30. Othello (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

The Moorish General Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his Lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality, it is all part of the scheme of a bitter Ensign named Iago.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

Votes: 6,901

31. Othello (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 195 min | Drama, Romance

General Othello (Sir Anthony Hopkins) becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anthony Pedley, Bob Hoskins, Geoffrey Chater, Alexander Davion

Votes: 364

32. Otello (1986)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Music

Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Díaz, Petra Malakova

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.19M

33. Othello (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Shakespeare's Othello retold in modern London; racial tension in the police force collides with jealousy and revenge. An officer suspects his new bride of infidelity.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Keeley Hawes, Richard Coyle

Votes: 558

34. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

61 Metascore

Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 23,441 | Gross: $16.07M

35. A Midsummer Night's Dream (II) (2017)

105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

67 Metascore

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Casey Wilder Mott | Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Paz de la Huerta, Avan Jogia, Fran Kranz

Votes: 121

36. A Midsummer Night's Dream (I) (2016 TV Movie)

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

A modern re-telling of the classic fantasy drama by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream holds a star-studded cast with euphoric effects and melodramatic storytelling.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: Maxine Peake, John Hannah, Matt Lucas, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 543

37. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,908

38. A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

Not Rated | 144 min | Comedy

Filmed version of Julie Taymor's live theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy about young lovers and magical sprites.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Kathryn Hunter, David Harewood, Tina Benko, Max Casella

Votes: 176

39. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Derek Godfrey, Barbara Jefford, Nicholas Selby, Hugh Sullivan

Votes: 608

40. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

A boy dreams the play. Authority in Athens is shaky: Hermia rejects her father's choice, the Duke backs her father, and the Duchess sides with Hermia. Dad's choice, Demetrius, pursues ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 328

41. A Midsummer Night's Dream (I) (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 112 min | Comedy

The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Estelle Kohler, Nigel Davenport, Hugh Quarshie, Geoffrey Lumsden

Votes: 246

42. A Midsummer Night's Dream (II) (1985 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy

Theseus has defeated Hippolyta in battle, and now claims her as his bride. But before the nuptials begin, a pair of young lovers flee into the forest to be married, pursued by a pair of ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Diane Venora, James Hurdle, Ricky Jay, Ralph Drischell

Votes: 81

43. Romeo & Juliet (1978 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 168 min | Drama, Romance

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern

Votes: 367

44. Richard II (1978 TV Movie)

158 min | Biography, Drama, History

The incompetent King Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer King.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Jon Finch, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 247

45. As You Like It (1978 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 151 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees

Votes: 269

46. Measure for Measure (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Christopher Strauli

Votes: 175

47. Henry VIII (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 166 min | History

Henry VIII is a proud and wilful monarch who defies Rome's ban on divorce to marry his mistress Anne Boleyn. Cardinal Wolsey, the Powerful Lord Chancellor of England, attempts to bend Rome ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: John Stride, Julian Glover, Ronald Pickup, Barbara Kellerman

Votes: 95

48. Henry IV Part I (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama

Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed "Hotspur"). Henry's son Hal, the Prince ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Rob Edwards, Robert Brown

Votes: 160