Movies for Your Shakespeare's Birthday Party

posted by Dave Arlington - 

Happy Shakespeare’s birthday!

There have been hundreds of movies based on Shakespeare – from direct adaptations of his plays to riffs on the Bard like 10 Things I Hate About You, West Side Story, Ran, Shakespeare In Love and the version of Romeo and Juliet from 1996 that took place in Verona Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

That last one (above, directed by Baz Luhrmann) was named the best of Shakespeare on film by the website shortlist.com. Here’s their list – follow the link to learn why they rated these ten so highly.

Romeo and Juliet (1996)

Throne of Blood (1957)

Henry V (1944)

Hamlet (1996)

West Side Story (1961)

Coriolanus (2012)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000)


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