From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about William Shakespeare. The English poet and playwright has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where the Bard is the central character. What is the best William Shakespeare movie?
Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Shakespeare in Love depicts a young Shakespeare stuck in a love affair. Other good William Shakespeare documentaries and biographical films include Anonymous, A Waste of Shame, and Miguel and William.
Vote up the best movies about William Shakespeare, and feel free to add your favorites if they're missing from the list.
Directed by: John MaddenShakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Roland EmmerichAnonymous is a 2011 political thriller and historical drama film. Directed by Roland Emmerich... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Paul WeilandBlackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 short comedy history film written by Richard Curtis, Ben... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John McKayA Waste of Shame is a 90-minute television drama on the circumstances surrounding William... more on Wikipedia
Miguel and WilliamGeraldine Chaplin, Elena Anaya
Directed by: Inés ParísMiguel and William is a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by Inés París.
Directed by: Richard BracewellBill is a 2015 British family adventure comedy film directed by Richard Bracewell. Set during... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Kenneth BranaghAll Is True is a 2018 film directed by Kenneth Branagh. After the Globe Theatre burns down in... more on Wikipedia