7 best Movies of Shakespeare Adaptations


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

This teen romance comedy, directed by Gil Junger, is a modern take on "The Taming of the Shrew." It cleverly brings Shakespeare's themes of love, identity, and gender roles into the present day.

This is a Bollywood version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The movie is set in the underbelly of Mumbai and stars Irrfan Khan, Tabu, and Pankaj Kapur. It does a great job of applying themes of desire, power, and betrayal to the world of organized crime. 

Maqbool (2003) - YouTube

This beautiful version of "Macbeth" is led by Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, and it was directed by Justin Kurzel. The movie gives Shakespeare's tragic story of desire and madness a powerful and haunting new look. 

Macbeth (2015) - Prime Video

Vishal Bhardwaj finishes his Shakespearean trio with "Haider," a play based on "Hamlet" that takes place in the Kashmir Valley, which is currently experiencing an insurgency. The movie is about getting payback, the effects of violence on society, and political unrest. 

Haider (2014) - Netflix 

This movie version of Hamlet, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is known for staying true to the original text and having high-end production values. It gives a gripping take on Shakespeare's famous tragedy. 

Hamlet (1996) - Prime Video Rent

Like "Othello," Vishal Bhardwaj's "Omkara" is based on Shakespeare's "Othello." It takes place in rural Uttar Pradesh and looks at jealousy, manipulation, and honor in the framework of politics and caste in the area. 

Omkara (2006) - JioCinema

The movie is a modern take on "Romeo and Juliet," and Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone play the lead parts. It is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie takes place in rural Gujarat and is about love, revenge, and suffering in a world where families are fighting. 

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) - JioCinema