Shakespeare Adaptations

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1. All's Well That Ends Well (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy, Romance

Helena loves Bertram but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down

Votes: 112

2. All's Well That Ends Well (1968 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Directors: John Barton, Claude Whatham | Stars: Catherine Lacey, Ian Richardson, Brewster Mason, Lynn Farleigh

3. All's Well That Ends Well (1978 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure ... See full summary »

Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Frances Conroy, John Ferraro, Mark Linn-Baker, Larry Pines

Votes: 11

4. All's Well, Ends Well 2009 (2009)

100 min | Comedy

A man asks a womanizer to court his eldest sister in hopes of fulfilling a family marriage tradition.

Director: Vincent Kok | Stars: Raymond Pak-Ming Wong, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Louis Koo, Miki Shen

Votes: 404

5. As You Like It (1912)

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Kent, James Young | Stars: Maurice Costello, Rose Coghlan, Rosemary Theby, Rose Tapley

Votes: 8

6. Love in a Wood (1915)

Comedy

Modern dress version of 'As You Like It'.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Gerald Ames, Vera Cunningham, Kenelm Foss, Cyril Percival

7. As You Like It (1936)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

A Duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his entourage into the forest of Arden. The banished Duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Czinner | Stars: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley

Votes: 631

8. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Max Adrian, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 57

9. As You Like It (1978 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 151 min | Comedy

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees

Votes: 275

10. As You Like It (1992)

G | 117 min | Romance

Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.

Director: Christine Edzard | Stars: James Fox, Cyril Cusack, Andrew Tiernan, Cate Fowler

Votes: 73

11. As You Like It (2006)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

A daughter of the powerful Duke must show her courage and inventiveness to be with the man she loves.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Takuya Shimada, Brian Blessed, Richard Clifford, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 2,915

12. As You Like It (2011)

90 min | Drama

A kindly old headmaster is forcefully usurped by his ambitious deputy, who promptly suspends the old headmaster's daughter, Rosalind, the most popular girl in the school. Orlando, the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Walkington | Stars: Charis-Elizabeth Deighton, Rebecca Adkins, Adrian Baker, Tom Barry

Votes: 11

13. The Boys from Syracuse (1940)

73 min | Comedy, Musical

The action takes place in Ephesus in ancient Asia Minor, and the story concerns the efforts of two boys from Syracuse, Anthipholus and his servant Dromio, to find their long-lost twins who,... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Allan Jones, Irene Hervey, Martha Raye, Joe Penner

Votes: 93

14. Bhranti Bilas (1963)

Comedy

A funny conflict in between two pairs of twin brothers- two identical masters and two identical servants.

Director: Manu Sen | Stars: Uttam Kumar, Bhanu Bannerjee, Bidhayak Bhattacharya, Sabita Bose

Votes: 76

15. Do Dooni Char (1968)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

A man and his assistant go on a business trip, which results in a comedy of errors.

Director: Debu Sen | Stars: Kishore Kumar, Asit Kumar Sen, Surekha, Tanuja

Votes: 61

16. The Comedy of Errors (1978 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy, Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Brian Coburn, Griffith Jones, Roger Rees, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 59

17. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

Based on Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 4,387

18. The Comedy of Errors (1983 TV Movie)

109 min | Comedy

Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Unfortunately, Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will ... See full summary »

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Charles Gray, Nicolas Chagrin, Nick Burnell

Votes: 153

19. The Comedy of Errors (1987 TV Movie)

Comedy

Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound.

Director: Robert Woodruff | Stars: Karla Burns, Ethyl Eichelberger, Avner Eisenberg, Sophie Hayden

Votes: 67

20. The Comedy of Errors (1989 TV Movie)

138 min | Comedy

Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound.

Director: Richard Monette | Stars: Geordie Johnson, Keith Dinicol, Nicholas Pennell, James Blendick

Votes: 47

21. Love's Labour's Lost (1965 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Directors: Roger Jenkins, Val May | Stars: Peter Baldwin, Stanley Bates, Julian Battersby, Christopher Benjamin

Votes: 6

22. Love's Labour's Lost (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Director: Elijah Moshinsky | Stars: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge, Mike Gwilym

Votes: 88

23. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

PG | 93 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

35 Metascore

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Sir Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 1930s musical. This movie tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 4,230 | Gross: $0.28M

24. Measure for Measure (1943)

83 min | Comedy

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Elter | Stars: Carlo Tamberlani, Caterina Boratto, Nelly Corradi, Loredana

25. Measure for Measure (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, Christopher Strauli

Votes: 177

27. Measure for Measure (2006)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

Contemporary re-working of the Shakespeare's problem play set in the British army.

Director: Bob Komar | Stars: Josephine Rogers, Daniel Roberts, Simon Phillips, Emma Agerwald

Votes: 55

28. Measure for Measure (II) (2016)

60 min | Drama

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Clifford | Stars: Natalie Richardson, Richard Harper, Craig Foster, Daniel Radford

29. The Merchant of Venice (1914)

Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber, Douglas Gerrard, Rupert Julian

Votes: 13

30. The Merchant of Venice (1916)

85 min | Drama

A girl advocate foils a Jewish usurer's claim for a pound of a debtor's flesh.

Director: Walter West | Stars: Matheson Lang, Nellie Hutin Britton, Joseph R. Tozer, George Skillan

31. Le marchand de Venise (1953)

102 min | Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Billon | Stars: Michel Simon, Andrée Debar, Massimo Serato, Armando Francioli

Votes: 12

32. The Merchant of Venice (1969 TV Short)

36 min | Short, Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Charles Gray, Irina Maleeva, Dorian Bond

Votes: 96

33. The Merchant of Venice (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment ... See full summary »

Director: John Sichel | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston

Votes: 211

34. The Merchant of Venice (1980 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 157 min | Comedy, Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Franklyn-Robbins, John Rhys-Davies, Alan David, John Nettles

Votes: 232

35. The Merchant of Venice (1996 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Horrox | Stars: Ashley Artus, Ewan Bailey, Tom Bowles, Caroline Catz

Votes: 19

36. The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002)

Drama

A modern day take on the classic bard tale - with Silver as a movie producer.

Director: Don Selwyn | Stars: Waihoroi Shortland, Ngarimu Daniels, Te Rangihau Gilbert, Scott Morrison

Votes: 28

37. The Merchant of Venice (2004)

R | 131 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 33,666 | Gross: $3.77M

38. Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (1965)

97 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Tressler | Stars: Norman Foster, Colette Boky, Charles Igor Gorin, Mildred Miller

Votes: 11

40. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400 to 1413.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Votes: 7,100 | Gross: $0.12M

41. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 170 min | Comedy, Romance

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Alan Bennett, Richard O'Callaghan, Tenniel Evans, Bryan Marshall

Votes: 121

42. Wood Love (1925)

80 min | Fantasy

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Hans Neumann | Stars: Hans Albers, Charlotte Ander, Theodor Becker, Hans Behrendt

43. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,973

44. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1959)

76 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka | Stars: Joss Ackland, Ann Bell, Richard Burton, Tom Criddle

Votes: 309

45. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance