Shakespeare movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant shakespeare movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, clever, visually appealing, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with shakespeare, betrayal, runaway, adaptation, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, tragedy and shakespeare play plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, Italy and other countries.
shakespeare movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as shakespeare: Shakespeare in Love (1998), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Hamlet (1996), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Sherlock Gnomes (2018), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Romeo & Juliet (2013), Othello (1995), Hamlet (2000), All Is True (2018).

List of shakespeare movies

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, forbidden love, shakespeare, theater, writer's life, lovers, hidden identity, verbal byplay, unlikely couple, love and romance, gender, muse ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, star crossed lovers, young lovers, true love, teen romance, family feud, shakespeare, family relations, love and romance, romance, gun violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, paris france
Is relevant ?
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
Is relevant ?
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, unlikely couple, fall in love, teenage life, teenager, love and romance, teenage love, youth, romance, high school life, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India, Canada, France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, sweet, comic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: missing person, sherlock holmes, shakespeare, search, missing, gnome, crime, search and rescue, crimes, disappearance, bridge, park ...
Place: england, london, tower bridge london
Is relevant ?
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
Is relevant ?
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, star crossed lovers, true love, family feud, tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, love and romance, shakespeare ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
Is relevant ?
Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, interracial relations, murder, racism, jealousy, love and romance, couples, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
Is relevant ?
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: cynical, psychological, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, haunted by the past, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, love and romance, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
Is relevant ?
All Is True (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Style: captivating, tense, touching, psychological, based on true events
Plot: father daughter relationship, historical figure, british history, family secrets, fictional biography, family secret, united kingdom, playwright, retirement, husband wife relationship, gardening, church ...
Time: 17th century
Is relevant ?
Bill (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, assassination attempt, political intrigue, ambition, royal court, rise to the top, writer's life, adventure, follow your dream, royal family, escapades, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature - and at the center of this masterpiece lies a mystery that has endured for centuries. What are the ...
Plot: poetry, countess, shakespeare, poet, prostitute, brothel, gay interest, platonic
Time: 1600s
Is relevant ?
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 217 min.
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th ...
Style: epic, light, emotional, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: live performance, royal court, couples, shakespeare, king, father son relationship, storytelling, medieval, royal family, theatre play, stage performance, theater ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
Is relevant ?
The Tempest (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: island, sorceress, storm, spirit, betrayal, vengeance, escapades, curses spells and rituals, family relations, wizards and magicians, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Is relevant ?
Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, witty, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, cross dressing, mistaken identity, twins, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, love, couples, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s, victorian era ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
Is relevant ?
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: intrigue, wedding, countryside, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, aristocracy, young lovers, comedy of errors, wedding preparations and rituals, dishonesty, unlikely couple ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, venice, england
Is relevant ?
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: tense, talky, melancholic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: loan, friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, life is a bitch, social decay, friendship, trial, religious intolerance, uninhibited rivalry, shakespeare play ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, europe, italy, england
Is relevant ?
Henry V (1989)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: medieval, battles, kingdom, war, politics, king, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, mistress, military, tragedy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, europe, england, london, scotland
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck. It is completely in the language of the Bard, with Pfeiffer as the Fairy ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, stylized, atmospheric, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fairy, friendship, magic, mistaken identity, curses spells and rituals, romance, young lovers, true love, fall in love, luck, supernatural ability, legends and myths ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england
Is relevant ?
Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, poisoning, tragic hero, revenge, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
Is relevant ?
Coriolanus (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus, is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother to seek the position of consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with ...
Style: tense, stylized, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, tragedy, politics, vengeance, rise and fall, leadership, state affairs, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, tragic hero, suicide ...
Place: rome italy, england
Is relevant ?
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, inheritance, intrigue, lifestyle, play, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, aristocracy, desire for fame, writer's life ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, manhattan new york city, italy ...
Is relevant ?
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Style: witty, talky, clever, humorous, mind bending ...
Plot: destiny, existentialism, prince, actor, backstage, tennis, debate, death sentence, misfit partners, goofy hero, escapades, friendship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
Titus (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, harsh, stylized ...
Plot: sacrifice, head of state, state affairs, war, violence spree, life is a bitch, society, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), gold, hunting, emperor ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
Is relevant ?
Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, stylized, brutal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, assassination, losing-it hero, witches, insanity, king, medieval, blind ambition, couple relations, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
Is relevant ?
Romeo 3000 (2018)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Story: This be the year 3000. The world has been enveloped within the flames of nuclear warfare, bringing with it a new dark age. In these times, technology can be a rare blessing, or curse, depending on its discovery and / or use. What is left of ...
Style: psychotronic, romantic
Plot: steampunk, romance, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, shakespeare, wasteland, post apocalypse, sword and sorcery
Is relevant ?
1Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The struggles and political back stabbing among four friends vying for control over the app they created, '1Life'.
Style: suspense
Plot: technology, security, science, loneliness, julius caesar, current affairs, social media, hacker, betrayal, smartphone, shakespeare
Is relevant ?
King Lear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 233 min.
Story: King Lear is an in-depth study of love, power and death. Through this film Shakespeare is saying, "Don't blame the gods or the heaven's for the horrors committed on earth. No. Blame hellish inhumanity on those who inhabit the ...
Plot: shakespeare, tragedy
Place: britain
Is relevant ?
Romeo & Juliet (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Romeo, a hopeless romantic with emotionally-fueled impulsiveness, meets Juliet, an abused and desperate girl looking for anyway to escape. Together, destined for tragedy.
Plot: young adult, shakespeare, love, teenager
Is relevant ?
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her father dies, film buff Berlyn Ferlinghetti tracks down information that may help to explain some things about her family background. Alternating with the main story are subplots: about crimes occurring at the movie museum where Berlyn ...
Plot: laurel and hardy, red, film history, drink, pen, military, song, necktie, bar, nostalgia, drive in movie, army ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, santa monica california, beverly hills, los angeles, korea ...
Is relevant ?