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Adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Designed to appeal to a younger modern audience while retaining the original Shakespearean dialogue. The warring families are represented as warring business empires and swords are replaced by guns.
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Based on Homer’s Odyssey. The similarities between "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Homer's Odyssey" are numerous, ranging from the obvious to the obscure.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.9


Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment set in a suburban high school.
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People who added this item 930 Average listal rating (619 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol set in 1980s Manhattan.
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People who added this item 3413 Average listal rating (2133 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7


Based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
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Based on Cinderella fairy tale.
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Based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the rave scene.
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People who added this item 1527 Average listal rating (889 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8


A modern remake of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion which was also the basis for the musical comedy My Fair Lady.
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Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth set in a fast food restaurant in Scotland, Pennsylvania. Shakespeare's tragedy, originally set in Dunsinane Castle in 11th Century Scotland is reworked as a dark comedy set in 1975, based around "Duncan's Cafe".
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People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Hamlet (2000)
based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet set in modern Manhattan. In this version of Hamlet, Claudius becomes King and CEO of "Denmark Corporation", having taken over the firm by killing his brother, Hamlet's father. The film keeps the Shakespearean dialogue but presents a modern setting, with technology such as video cameras, Polaroid cameras, and surveillance bugs.
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (189 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Based on William Shakespeare's Othello set in a private school.
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People who added this item 756 Average listal rating (417 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations set in modern Florida.
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Based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew re-located to modern suburbia.
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People who added this item 2463 Average listal rating (1559 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Clueless (1995)


Based on Jane Austen's Emma but set in modern California among valley girls.
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Based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will re-located to modern suburbia.
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A modern, punk adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The film is more or less a faithful adaptation of the play except with the addition of extreme amounts of Troma-esque sexuality and violence, used in a way the filmmakers believed actors would have done in Shakespeare's time.
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