Movies based on Shakespeare

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Shakespeare's works have transcended time.

Here are some of our favorite films based on Shakespeare's works.


Gil Junger, Henry Chan, Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Martin, Ethan Peck
Description: Meet Kat and Bianca, two very different sisters who have their own unique views on high school life and teenage love. Kat is a feisty, smart student activist who wants to stand out, and Bianca is a sweet social butterfly who just wants to fit in. Things get a lot more complicated, however, when Kat meets the mysterious Patrick Verona.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Marc Abraham, Laura Jones, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange
Description: Follows the saga of the Cook family. Cook's kingdom is a fertile farm that spans 1,000 acres, but the seeds of its destruction are sown when the patriarch, Larry Cook, impulsively decides to distribute it among his three daughters, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Jim Abrahams, Steve Tisch, Michael Peyser, Dori Pierson, Marc Rubel
Description: Comedy about two sets of identical twins who are mismatched at birth, and forty years later their paths cross in Manhattan at New York's Plaza Hotel.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Len Amata, Paddy Cullen, James Iver Mattson, Barbara Brauner, Gary Hardwick
Description: A young woman's in-laws hire a 'player' to date her and keep her away from them. While the 'player' had just planned to make some money, he didn't plan on falling in love.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Cyril Hume, Fred M Wilcox, Nicholas Nayfack, Herman Hoffman, Walter Pidgeon
Description: Forbidden planet: Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror.Invisible boy: A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles
Description: Gerry: A pair of best friends set out on a desert hike. Soon the daytime adventure turns into an intense life-and-death journey.Blindness: A plague of blindness strikes and threatens all of humanity. Based on the book by Jose Saramago."O": A modern re-telling of Shakespeare's "Othello" set in an elite high school.The I inside: When Simon awakens in the hospital after surviving a near-fatal accident, amnesia has erased the last two years from his memory.The hole: A group of prep school friends make the dangerous decision to hide in a long-abandoned bomb shelter to party and hang out.Tangled: Two friends find themselves dangerous rivals for the love of the same girl.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey
Description: Mike - a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him - and Scott - the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire - embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Akira Kurosawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu
Description: An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
Call Number: 895.63 Ran
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
James LeGros, Richard Shepard, Jonathan Stein, Billy Morrissette, Maura Tierney
Description: Fast food and ambition make up a daily special of murder and mystery 70's style.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Andy Fickman, Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Hoffman
Description: Viola becomes furious when she learns that her high school, Cornwall, has just cut the girl's soccer team. So furious, in fact, that she takes advantage of her twin brother Sebastian skipping town for a few weeks to take his place at his school, Illyria, so she can join the soccer team there. But her disguise as her brother leads to major complications when she falls in love with her soccer-playing roommate and the girl he's in love with falls in love with "Sebastian".
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Paul Dooley, Max von Sydow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Description: All the McKenzie brothers want is a free case of beer and a quiet place to blech, so they put a mouse in a beer bottle and go to the Elsinore Brewery to complain. There they encounter the diabolical Brewmeister Smith who has concocted a scheme to rule the world by contaminating Elsinore Beer with a mind-controlling chemical.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, Don Hahn, Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts
Description: The wait is over! For the first time ever, experience the majesty of Disney's epic animated masterpiece as it roars off the screen and into your living room. Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great 'Circle of Life.' Featuring pristine picture and sound and groundbreaking immersive bonus features.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Akira Kurosawa, Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Kubo, Hideo Oguni
Description: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.
Call Number: 895.65 Thr
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
John Malkovich, Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco
Description: After a zombie epidemic, R (a zombie) rescues Julie (a human survivor) from a zombie attack. The two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human, setting off a chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn
Description: This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.
Call Number: Music
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 2, 2020
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10 Things I Hate About You. Volume One [DVD]
Gil Junger, Henry Chan, Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Martin, Ethan Peck
Comedy
Scotland, Pa. [DVD]
James LeGros, Richard Shepard, Jonathan Stein, Billy Morrissette, Maura Tierney
Comedy
A Thousand Acres [DVD]
Marc Abraham, Laura Jones, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange
Drama
She's The Man [DVD]
Andy Fickman, Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Hoffman
Comedy
Big Business [DVD]
Jim Abrahams, Steve Tisch, Michael Peyser, Dori Pierson, Marc Rubel
Comedy
Strange Brew [DVD]
Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Paul Dooley, Max von Sydow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Comedy
Deliver Us From Eva [DVD]
Len Amata, Paddy Cullen, James Iver Mattson, Barbara Brauner, Gary Hardwick
Comedy
The Lion King [DVD]
Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, Don Hahn, Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts
Children
Forbidden Planet [DVD]
Cyril Hume, Fred M Wilcox, Nicholas Nayfack, Herman Hoffman, Walter Pidgeon
SciFi/Fantasy
Throne Of Blood [DVD] = Kumonosu-jo /Toho Kabushiki Kaisha.
Akira Kurosawa, Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Kubo, Hideo Oguni
895.65 Thr
Miramax Thrillers [DVD]
Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles
Drama
Warm Bodies [DVD]
John Malkovich, Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco
Comedy
My Own Private Idaho [DVD]
River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey
Drama
West Side Story [DVD]
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn
Music
Ran [DVD]
Akira Kurosawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu
895.63 Ran