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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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88 Metascore

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 892,045 | Gross: $422.78M

2. Ophelia (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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60 Metascore

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia's perspective.

Director: Claire McCarthy | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Mia Quiney, Calum O'Rourke, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 5,546 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Hamlet (1996)

PG-13 | 242 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 35,019 | Gross: $4.41M

4. Beautiful Girls (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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64 Metascore

A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 30,433 | Gross: $10.60M

5. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 20,683 | Gross: $20.71M

6. Haider (2014)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 47,588 | Gross: $0.90M

7. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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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: 8,893 | Gross: $1.57M

8. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 20,130 | Gross: $0.74M

9. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 16,295 | Gross: $4.88M

10. 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: 3,013

11. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

Votes: 6,466

12. Hamlet (1969)

G | 117 min | Drama

7.0
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Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet (Williamson) mourns his father's death and his mother's (Judy ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Nicol Williamson, Judy Parfitt, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 687

13. Hamlet Goes Business (1987)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo

Votes: 1,761

14. A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy

7.2
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A group of theater actors plays "Hamlet" in a provincial village, faced with their own temptations, disappointments, and joys.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Michael Maloney, Richard Briers, Hetta Charnley, Joan Collins

Votes: 2,274 | Gross: $0.35M

15. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 210 min | Drama

8.0
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Rodney Bennett | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter

Votes: 513

16. Ophélia (1963)

105 min | Drama

6.4
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After the death of his father, the weirdo Yvan Lesurf believes his mother Claudia Lesurf and his uncle Adrien Lesurf have poisoned him since they got married to each other. Completely ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Alida Valli, Claude Cerval, André Jocelyn, Juliette Mayniel

Votes: 155

17. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

8.3
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When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 2,355

18. Ophelia (I) (2017)

12 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A short Film based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Jamie Sims | Stars: Valorie Curry, Jon McCormick, Mitch Tebo, Calvin M. Thompson

Votes: 14

19. Hemanta (2016)

147 min | Drama

5.7
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Hemanta, a student of filmmaking in New York, returns to Kolkata before his mother is going to marry his uncle after his father's suicide. He receives a series of untraceable texts in ... See full summary »

Director: Anjan Dutt | Stars: Souptic Chakraborty, Saswata Chatterjee, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Gargi Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 63

20. Johnny Hamlet (1968)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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Back from the Civil War, Johnny Hamilton learns that his father was murdered by Santana the bandit and that his mother Gertrude married his uncle Claude but Johnny is determined to find out the truth.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Andrea Giordana, Gilbert Roland, Horst Frank, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 430

21. A Taste of Shakespeare (1995– )

50 min | Drama

4.5
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Stars: Eric Weinthal, Daniel Kash, Brian Tree, Holly Lewis

Votes: 19

22. Hamlet (I) (1964)

191 min | Drama

7.4
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The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience.

Directors: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud | Stars: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie

Votes: 392

23. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

7.8
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine

Votes: 148

24. Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)

100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Hamlet is an easily distracted prince who is challenged to kill his uncle Claudius by the ghost of his recently dead dad. This bizarre sci-fi comedy features live-action characters in a colorful cartoon world.

Directors: Bobby Ciraldo, Andrew Swant | Stars: Bobby Ciraldo, Robert Richard Jorge, Andrew Swant, Dustin Diamond

Votes: 80

25. Hamlet (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.2
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33 Metascore

Shot on a micro-budget in only three days, Ramsay's adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal play premiered in competition at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2011.

Director: Bruce Ramsay | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Lara Gilchrist, Peter Wingfield, Gillian Barber

Votes: 26

26. Hamlet (II) (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 178 min | Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

The classic Shakespeare tragedy is revisioned in America at the turn of the 20th Century. Campbell Scott (Singles, The Spanish Prisoner) adapted, co-directed and stars in the title role ... See full summary »

Directors: Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Blair Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, LisaGay Hamilton

Votes: 213

27. Hamlet (1921)

131 min | Drama

7.0
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Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which new elements are combined with features (and a few lines) familiar from Shakespeare's ... See full summary »

Directors: Svend Gade, Heinz Schall | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Paul Conradi, Mathilde Brandt, Eduard von Winterstein

Votes: 367

28. Hamlet (1977)

65 min | Drama

7.1
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Hamlet (Tony Meyer) suspects his uncle, King Claudius (Barry Stanton) has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, Gertrude (Dame Helen Mirren), but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Celestino Coronado | Stars: Quentin Crisp, Helen Mirren, Barry Stanton, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 72

29. The Rest Is Silence (1959)

106 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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An interpretation of Hamlet finds the heir Claudius Steel Works struggling with his mother's to uncle Van Eyk in a sterile industrial post-WW2 West Germany.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Peter van Eyck, Ingrid Andree, Adelheid Seeck

Votes: 110

30. Hamlet (1960 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama, Mystery

2.3
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.

Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Hans Caninenberg, Wanda Rotha, Dunja Movar

Votes: 573

31. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

7.5
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Peter Brook presents a new interpretation of the classic in a setting is vaguely eastern rather than Scandinavian, with a multi-ethnic cast .

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Adrian Lester, Jeffery Kissoon, Natasha Parry, Bruce Myers

Votes: 85

32. Hamlet (I) (1970 TV Movie)

Drama

7.6
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Ian McKellen, Faith Brook, John Woodvine, Susan Fleetwood

Votes: 36

33. Acting Hamlet in the Village of Mrdusa Donja (1974)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In the village of Donja Mrdusa the anniversary party is being prepared marking the election of the peasant cooperatives' president. He orders the teacher to prepare a Hamlet play that would... See full summary »

Director: Krsto Papic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Milena Dravic, Kresimir Zidaric, Fabijan Sovagovic

Votes: 263

34. Sound & Fury (2009)

Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The lives of a Shakespearian theatre group and their personal struggles to organize the production of 'Hamlet'.

Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Felipe Camargo, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Dan Stulbach

Votes: 184

35. Elsinor Park

Drama | Announced

A modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Jordi Roigé | Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Pere Arquillué, Joan Carles Suau

36. Hamlet (I) (1908)

Drama

3.4
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Mario Caserini | Star: Fernanda Negri Pouget

Votes: 11

37. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Short

7.5
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Shakespeare films Hamlet on a single reel then, after an initial screening, edits it down to the bare bones.

Director: Todd Louiso | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Ernest Perry Jr., Philip Seymour Hoffman, Angie Phillips

Votes: 189

38. National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2010)

210 min | Drama

7.5
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Stars: Michael Peavoy, Matthew Barker, David Calder, Marcus Cunningham

Votes: 50

39. Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark (1985 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama

7.3
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Prince Hamlet is the son of the late king. He hears from a ghost that the current king, Claudius, has murdered his father. Hamlet is unsure if this is true. He test the king by pretending ... See full summary »

Director: Ragnar Lyth | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Mona Malm, Frej Lindqvist, Pernilla August

Votes: 25

40. Hamlet_X (2003)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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A great mosaic, a labyrinth of scenes, dialogue splinters, interviews, portraits of people surrounding Hamlet and wanting to be part of his story.

Director: Herbert Fritsch | Stars: Boris Aljinovic, Kathrin Angerer, Hendrik Arnst, Bela B.

Votes: 142

41. Hamlet (II) (1908)

Short, Drama

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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Luca Comerio

42. Doubt (2009)

131 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Siavash Roozbehan is a young man and he has lost his father after his mysterious suicide.His uncle is managing his father's wealth. He is in love with his cousin Mahtab whose father is his ... See full summary »

Director: Varuzh Karim-Masihi | Stars: Bahram Radan, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamed Komeili, Mahtab Keramati

Votes: 601

43. Hamlet (2009)

77 min | Drama

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Shakespeare's Hamlet -- Dogma style.

Director: Simon Bowler | Stars: David Melville, Bernadette Sullivan, Danny Campbell, Melissa Chalsma

44. Hamlet (1908)

Short, Drama

6.5
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Henri Desfontaines | Stars: Jacques Grétillat, Colonna Romano, Claude Benedict, Henri Desfontaines

Votes: 10

45. Hamlet (1954)

Drama

6.4
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Kishore Sahu | Stars: Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Kishore Sahu, Venus Banerji

Votes: 21

46. Le duel d'Hamlet (1900)

2 min | Short, Drama

5.4
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Director: Clément Maurice | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Pierre Magnier, Suzanne Seylor

Votes: 160

47. Intikam Melegi/Kadin Hamlet (1976)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Metin Erksan | Stars: Fatma Girik, Sevda Ferdag, Reha Yurdakul, Orçun Sonat

Votes: 178

48. Hamlet (II) (2007)

131 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Set in a surrealistic, nightmarish, Kafkaesque no man's land, this version of the famous Shakespeare play centres on the ghostly, supernatural aspects of the play. The text is the original ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Fodor | Stars: William Belchambers, Max Davis, Alexander Fodor, James Frail

Votes: 52

49. Hamlet (1913)

64 min | Drama

4.7
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The opening scene is in Elsinore, where a ghost is seen by the sentinels keeping guard on the battlements of the castle. This is related to Hamlet by his friend Horatio, who describes the ... See full summary »

Director: Hay Plumb | Stars: Walter Ringham, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, S.A. Cookson, J.H. Barnes

Votes: 38

50. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)

6 min | Short, Drama

9.0
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A 1933 screen test for a proposed, but never filmed, movie version of "Hamlet" in Technicolor, starring John Barrymore - this is the Ghost Scene.

Directors: Margaret Carrington, Robert Edmond Jones | Stars: John Barrymore, Donald Crisp, Reginald Denny, Irving Pichel

Votes: 33



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