9 Times Romeo And Juliet Took On New Life In Movies
Shakespeare's most famous tragedy has inspired many a film - even if it wasn't always obvious.
West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story is the top of almost every Shakespearean-inspired film list, and with good reason. Combine the tale with rival gangs and it's a true modern tragedy.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
This Baz Luhrmann remake incorporated a bunch of modern twists like the setting and music - and Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes - into the classic tale of lost love.
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)
When Simba's daughter falls for a lion from the wrong side of the Pride Lands, Romeo & Juliet's storyline gets a twist (and a killer soundtrack).
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Add more Shakespeare to one of his own plays and you get this Gwyneth Paltrow film about the (fictional) star-crossed love that inspired his writing.
Romeo Must Die (2000)
If you've ever watched (or read) this Shakespeare classic and decided it need a bit more action, this is the adaptation for you.
Bring It On: In It To Win It (2007)
This cheerleading flick is more West Side Story than Romeo and Juliet, just with a lot less dying in the end (spoilers).
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010)
Shakespeare's tale goes to camp in this Disney Channel tv movie with the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato in the starring roles.
Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)
What happens when you throw Shakespearean tragedies against garden gnomes? A sassy cartoon featuring an amazing voice cast.
Warm Bodies (2013)
Zombies are the name of the game when it comes to this Shakespearean adaptation starring Nicholas Hoult.
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