Movies you had no idea were based off Shakespeare plays
William Shakespeare passed away on April 23, 1616
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We all know William Shakespeare is the king of literature and the stage, but what many don't know is that his genius even reaches the far corners of modern cinema. As someone who crafted story arcs and plot twists that have been studied for ages, it makes sense that filmmakers have drawn inspiration from his tales of love, comedy, and tragedy. And some have taken very questionable liberties with the material, too.
Click through the following gallery to see the rom-coms, dramas, musicals, and sci-fi adventures that based their stories on the Bard of Avon's work.
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