This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
It would seem a no-brainer: Combine the world's most revered dramatist with today's most popular medium. Alas, translating the Bard to the big screen has proved trickier than anyone ever thought. In ranking the 25 most successful attempts, TONY tapped its Film and Theater experts. Their only ground rule: No plots about the playwright himself would be eligible. (Sorry, Shakespeare in Love fans). But any adaptations of the plays themselves, loose or faithful, were fair game.
So if top-25 lists be the food of love, read on.
Filmmakers have long mined the riches of The Bard to create some of the most lasting and universal stories in the movie history. With his 38 collected tragedies, comedies, and historical epics, Shakespeare remains one of Hollywood's most prolific screenwriters - after all, his works have been turned into films many times over, adapted splendidly by the likes of Franco Zefferelli (Romeo and Juliet), Baz Lurhmann (William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet), Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It), Orson Welles (Othello) and Akira Kurosawa (Ran).
But which Shakespearean adapatations fared the best with the critics? Find out below in our countdown of the 30 Best Shakespeare Movies of all time. As The Bard himself might say, "To thine own Tomatometer be true..."