Top 8 Hollywood movies based on William Shakespeare Plays
Deliver Us from Eva is loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew. This version of the play isn’t as complicated as the original text. It stars Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J etc.
In O, Odin (Mekhi Phifer), a Black student-athlete, is the MVP of the basketball team in a predominantly white upper-class high school. It follows Shakespeare's Othello play.
She's the Man, released in 2006, its entire plot from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The only real difference to the play is its modern setting. It starred Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum.
80s teen rom-com Just One of the Guys is an adaptation of Twelfth Night starring Joyce Hyser. Hyser is an aspiring journalist who just wants to be taken seriously in a world dominated by men.
Warm Bodies, at its core, is an echo of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: boy meets and falls in love with a girl from a different household. It was made from a Zombie twist.
The 1999 high school comedy, 10 Things I Hate About You is loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. It featured Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik and more.
Disney's The Lion King is a true classic and not the first film fans likely think of when identifying movies based off Shakespeare. The Lion King is the play Hamlet at its core.
Men of Respect is the story of Mike Battaglia (John Turturro), who climbs to the top of his mafia family by killing the boss. The film mirrors the tragedy of Macbeth.