7 best Films of Shakespeare Adaptations


10 Things I Hate About You (1999) - Disney+ Hotstar

In this Gil Junger-directed teen romantic comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare's themes of love, identity, and gender dynamics are skillfully updated. 

Maqbool (2003) - YouTube

Bollywood Macbeth, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The Mumbai underworld film stars Irrfan Khan, Tabu, and Pankaj Kapur and skillfully applies ambition, power, and treachery to organized crime. 

Macbeth (2015) - Prime Video

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard headline this beautiful Justin Kurzel rendition of "Macbeth". The video depicts Shakespeare's sad tale of ambition and madness viscerally and hauntingly. 

Haider (2014) - Netflix 

Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespearean trilogy concludes with "Haider," a Kashmir Valley-set "Hamlet" adaption. The film explores revenge, political unrest, and social brutality. 

Hamlet (1996) - Prime Video Rent

Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet, known for its adherence to the text and spectacular production qualities, is a riveting rendition of Shakespeare's tragedy. 

Omkara (2006) - JioCinema

The Vishal Bhardwaj adaption "Omkara" is based on Shakespeare's "Othello." It examines jealousy, manipulation, and honor in rural Uttar Pradesh politics and caste dynamics. 

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) - JioCinema 

An updated version of "Romeo and Juliet," Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Love, revenge, and sacrifice are explored in rural Gujarat amid squabbling families.