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The Best Shakespeare Movie Adaptations

"Shakespeare is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest English language writers of all time. His beautiful language, insight into portraying human nature, and mastery in writing dirty jokes have all landed him an iconic place in the literary canon. It seems a natural consequence, then, that artists should want to translate Shakespeare's works into other mediums--including artwork, novelizations, and a seemingly infinite number of screen adaptations.
But which of these adaptations are the most successful at bringing Shakespeare's genius to a wider audience? How can movies compare to the Bard's original texts themselves? In honor of Shakespeare's death (April 23), Stacker sought to answer these questions by compiling a list of the 50 best Shakespeare film adaptations."
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Hamlet (1969)
Hamlet (1969)
2
All Night Long (1962)
All Night Long (1962)
3
A Double Life (1947)
A Double Life (1947)
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5
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
6
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
7
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)
8
The Taming of the Shrew (1980)
The Taming of the Shrew (1980)
9
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
10
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
11
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
12
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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13
King Lear (1971)
King Lear (1971)
14
Othello (1965)
Othello (1965)
15
A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
16
Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1944)
17
Twelfth Night (1996)
Twelfth Night (1996)
18
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
19
MacBeth (2005)
MacBeth (2005)
20
Looking for Richard (1996)
Looking for Richard (1996)
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21
Julius Caesar (1953)
Julius Caesar (1953)
22
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
23
Romeo.Juliet (1990)
Romeo.Juliet (1990)
24
King Lear (2008)
King Lear (2008)
25
Othello (2001)
Othello (2001)
26
Richard III (1955)
Richard III (1955)
27
Yellow Sky (1948)
Yellow Sky (1948)
28
The Tragedy of MacBeth (1971)
The Tragedy of MacBeth (1971)
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29
Richard III (1995)
Richard III (1995)
30
Measure for Measure (1979)
Measure for Measure (1979)
31
MacBeth (1948)
MacBeth (1948)
32
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)
33
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
34
West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
35
King Lear (1983)
King Lear (1983)
36
Much Ado About Nothing (2005)
Much Ado About Nothing (2005)
37
MacBeth (2010)
MacBeth (2010)
38
Henry V (1989)
Henry V (1989)
39
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
40
Hamlet (1948)
Hamlet (1948)
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