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1. O (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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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: 18,726 | Gross: $16.02M

2. Othello (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 8,680 | Gross: $2.11M

3. Children of Paradise (1945)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

Votes: 17,135

4. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

7.1
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General Othello's (Sir Laurence Olivier's) marriage is destroyed when vengeful Ensign Iago (Frank Finlay) convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

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

Votes: 1,270

5. Othello (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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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: 7,000

6. Omkara (2006)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 17,680 | Gross: $0.79M

7. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,797

8. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.4
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Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Ray Brooks, Jenny Hanley, Luan Peters, Robin Askwith

Votes: 658

9. Catch My Soul (1974)

PG | 97 min | Musical, Drama

5.9
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Set in the American Southwest, Othello is a wandering evangelist who happens onto Iago's remote commune.

Director: Patrick McGoohan | Stars: Richie Havens, Lance LeGault, Season Hubley, Tony Joe White

Votes: 46

10. Othello (1981 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 195 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 365

11. Othello (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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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: 566

12. Beautiful Devils (2017)

119 min | Drama

5.9
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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's Othello set within the music scene of East London. Oz and Ivan are lifelong friends and music producers. When Oz gets offered a lucrative recording ... See full summary »

Director: James Marquand | Stars: Greg Wise, Iain Glen, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dominique Provost-Chalkley

Votes: 149

13. All Night Long (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Votes: 885

14. Otello (1986)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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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: 479 | Gross: $0.19M

15. Othello (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre) (2008 Video)

195 min | Drama

7.8
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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: Wilson Milam | Stars: Christopher Allan, Simon Allen, Zawe Ashton, Anthony Bailey

Votes: 54

16. Capriccio all'italiana (1968)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Steno, Pino Zac, Franco Rossi | Stars: Totò, Ugo D'Alessio, Regina Seiffert, Dante Maggio

Votes: 421

17. Othello (1956)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Soshalsky

Votes: 250

18. Othello (IV) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

5.5
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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: Franz Porten | Stars: Franz Porten, Henny Porten, Rosa Porten

Votes: 11

19. Black Commando (1982)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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: Max H. Boulois | Stars: Tony Curtis, Joanna Pettet, Max H. Boulois, Ramiro Oliveros

Votes: 38

20. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981 Video)

195 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Othello, a Moorish general in the service of the Venetian state, is disdained for his race but valued for his military skills. He weds Desdemona in a mixed-race marriage that offends her ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Melton | Stars: William Marshall, Ron Moody, Jenny Agutter, DeVeren Bookwalter

Votes: 48

21. Iago (2009)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.5
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Director: Volfango De Biasi | Stars: Laura Chiatti, Kokou Aurelien Gaya, Nicolas Vaporidis, Dina Braschi

Votes: 229

22. Like Rabid Dogs (1976)

86 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Tony is the young member of an upper class Roman family; he lives a hectic double life, and under the guise of good student, he likes to persecute and kill prostitutes in the company of a couple of friends.

Director: Mario Imperoli | Stars: Piero Santi, Annarita Grapputo, Paola Senatore, Cesare Barro

Votes: 124

23. Othello (1989 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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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: Janet Suzman | Stars: John Kani, Richard Haddon Haines, Dorothy Ann Gould, Joanna Weinberg

Votes: 19

24. Othello the Tragedy of the Moor (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Shakespeare's Othello has been uniquely shaped and adapted into a two-hour presentation for television. Focussing on the characters of Othello, Desdemona, Cassio and the villainous Iago, ... See full summary »

Director: Zaib Shaikh | Stars: Carlo Rota, Matthew D. Matteo, Christine Horne, Graham Abbey

Votes: 50

25. Othello (1922)

TV-PG | 79 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy.

Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Ica von Lenkeffy, Theodor Loos

Votes: 225

26. The Play of God (1997)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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An adaptation of "Othello" set in the south Indian state of Kerala.

Director: Jayaraaj | Stars: Suresh Gopi, Lal, Manju Warrier, Biju Menon

Votes: 234

27. Othello (1955 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: Tony Richardson | Stars: Gordon Heath, Rosemary Harris, Paul Rogers, Edmund Willard

Votes: 14

28. Othello (1979 Video)

Drama, Romance

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Video production of Shakespeare's stage play about Othello, a Moorish general in Venice deeply in love with his wife Desdemona and, unbeknown to him, deeply hated by his trusted ensign and best friend, Iago, who has death on his mind.

Director: Joseph Papp | Stars: Frances Conroy, Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia

Votes: 21

29. Shakespeare High (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.2
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59 Metascore

Executive produced by Kevin Spacey, Shakespeare High is an inspiring documentary that follows a diverse group of California high school students as they compete in a Shakespeare Festival ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Rotaru | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Val Kilmer, Kevin Spacey, Mare Winningham

Votes: 95

30. The Ballet of Othello (1960)

95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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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: Vakhtang Chabukiani | Stars: Vakhtang Chabukiani, Vera Tsignadze, Zura Kikaleishvili, Liana Mitaishvili

Votes: 14

31. Othello (1980)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: Liz White | Stars: Benjamin Ashburn, Audrey Branker, Louis Chisholm, Richard Dixon

Votes: 7

32. In Othello (2003)

110 min | Drama, Romance

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Within the Delhi based English theater group, a crisis in the personal and professional relationships of the actors is doomed to make a mockery of their attempts to stage Othello. ... See full summary »

Director: Roysten Abel | Stars: Roysten Abel, Sheeba Chaddha, Adil Hussain, Barry John

Votes: 8

33. Othello: A South African Tale (2005)

94 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Eubulus Timothy | Stars: Gregory Carew, Vernon Dobtcheff, Diana Hayden, Candice Hillebrand

34. Othello (2003 TV Movie)

119 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Stars: Thomas Thieme, Wolfgang Pregler, Werner Rehm, Julia Jentsch

35. Otello (2008 TV Movie)

130 min | Music

8.0
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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: Peter Schönhofer | Stars: Aleksandrs Antonenko, Marina Poplavskaya, Carlos Álvarez, Barbara Di Castri

Votes: 6

36. Huapango (2004)

100 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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Otilio, the richest man of Huasteca Tamaulipeca, falls deeply in love with Julia, a happy and simple young woman. Julia belongs to the group of dance of this region. She is the best ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Lipkies | Stars: Alfredo Castillo, Manuel Landeta, Goretti Lipkies, Lisset

Votes: 35

37. Othello (2007)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Eubulus Timothy | Stars: Robert Delport, Ronald France, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Susan Oosthuzen

38. Othello (I) (1909)

12 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.1
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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: Ugo Falena | Stars: Ferruccio Garavaglia, Vittoria Lepanto, Cesare Dondine, Alberto Nepoti

Votes: 9

39. CliffsNotes Films (2011 Video)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Cliff teaches the audience about Shakespeare's stories of MacBeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

Directors: Josh Faure-Brac, Dustin McLean | Stars: Josh Faure-Brac, Jason Nash, Cristina Fernandez

40. Otello (1992 TV Movie)

147 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.5
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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: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sergei Leiferkus, Claire Powell

Votes: 68

41. Othello (1989)

Drama, Romance

4.9
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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: Ted Lange | Stars: Ted Lange, Hawthorne James, Stuart Rogers

Votes: 15 | Gross: $0.43M

42. Othello (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, Romance

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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: William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Swayne Gordon, Hector Dion, Paul Panzer

43. Othello (2005 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Directors: Stefan Pucher, Hannes Rossacher | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Jana Schulz, Guido Lambrecht, Wolfram Koch

Votes: 6

44. Othello (1946)

45 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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A severely condensed ("potted") version of Shakespeare's play.

Director: David MacKane | Stars: John Slater, Louanne Shaw, Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Raynor

Votes: 7

45. Othello (1906)

Short, Drama, Music

4.5
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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.

Directors: Mario Caserini, Gaston Velle | Stars: Ubaldo Maria Del Colle, Maria Caserini, Mario Caserini, Fernanda Negri Pouget

Votes: 11

46. Con tutto l'amore che ho (2014)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Angelo Antonucci | Stars: Cristèl Carrisi, Angelo Antonucci, Silvana Augeri, Michele Brasilio

47. Souli (2004)

94 min

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Director: Alexander Abela | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Aurélien Recoing, Makena Diop, Fatou N'Diaye

Votes: 19

48. The Soliloquies of Santiago (2015– )

140 min | Drama

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Elizabeth College senior Jacob Santiago knows that he is destined for stardom. He also knows that graduating without a meaty lead role under his belt could leave him wasting his prime years... See full summary »

Stars: Emilio Vieira, Leighton Alexander Williams, John Marcucci, Serena Purdy

49. Being Othello (2009)

21 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A tragic drama of jealousy and hatred, scrambled and re-imagined for the present day through the prism of a mental health unit.

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Jamiu Adebiyi, Andrew Harwood Mills, Kirsty Mann, Tom Thomasson

Votes: 12

50. Othello (1968 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama, Romance

9.6
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Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Wolfgang Reichmann, Heidelinde Weis, Stefan Wigger, Karl Michael Vogler

Votes: 23



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