A provocative tale of jealousy, seduction and betrayal. A controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic "Othello". "O" is the schools' best basketball player and NBA hopeful. He is adored by all including his coach and a beautiful classmate. "O" has a troubled friend, who is the coaches' son and he is deeply resentful of his fathers preference to "O" on and off the court. The seeds of mistrust are sown and it sets into motion a disturbing chain of events.
A great Broadway actor (Ronald Colman) and his ex-wife who is also his leading lady, accept a new play "Othello". The actor has been becoming obsessed with his roles and can't leave them in the theatre, so he becomes caught in the grip of Othello's powerful influence. His resulting "double life" makes him a threat to those around him.
When his Tucson, AZ school's theater department is threatened to be cut, failed-actor-turned-high-school-drama-teacher Dana Marschz writes a play that he hopes will solve everything. He decides to write a sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Now, the drama department will stage one of the most politically incorrect musical extravaganzas ever seen. Dana and his class will put it all on the line for a night of conflict and controversial.
Simba begins life as an honored prince, son of the powerful King Mufasa. The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle Scar murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
In this westernized version of The Taming of the Shrew, John Wayne stars as cattle baron George McLintock and Maureen O'Hara assumes the role of his estranged wife. In an effort to get on with his life, McLintock saves a beautiful but impoverished widow from resettlement and hires her as his cook, welcoming both her and her two children into his home. Sparks begin to fly and McLintock's simple and serene lifestyle comes to halt as an unexpected turn of events results in brawls, gunfire, an Indian attack, the engagement of his only daughter and the return of Mrs. McLintock!
A glossy teen romance combining a Romeo and Juliet theme with a pop musical. Raj and Rashmi fall in love, defying a major ancestral conflict between their families. They elope and create a kind of utopia in an abandoned temple on a isolated mountain, living on love and fresh air. Having to buy provisions in a nearby town (the "real" world), they are betrayed and die. This film rapidly gained a cult following, fondly referred to by Indian teenagers as "QSQT." In Hindi with English subtitles.
In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Gravity-warping martial arts, cool visual effects and an all-star music track combine in this revved-up action movie. Rough-and-ready Han shares an attraction with Trish O' Day (Aaliyah) even though their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to fine the real cause of the blood feud. Loosely base on Romeo and Juliet.
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". Based on the play "Twelfth night" by William Shakespeare.
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. Rotten Tomatoes describes it as a "Nutty reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet."
A band of robbers are running from the law, and they find an almost abandoned town. An old prosecutor and his granddaughter have been living there. Realizing that they have gold, the robbers have a plan of taking it, but one robber turns against them. Loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest.