11 Movie Plots Hollywood Swiped from Shakespeare

Hollywood has long loved Shakespeare (though the Bard’s only “Best Picture” Oscar was for Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet in 1958). But did you know that the plots of the following movies were swiped from Shakespeare? 

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) (from The Taming of the Shrew)

A Double Life (1947) (based on Othello)

A Thousand Acres (1997) (drawn from King Lear)

All Night Long (1962) (another tribute to Othello)

Catch My Soul (1974) (ever heard of Othello?)

Deliver Us From Eva (2003) (based on The Taming of the Shrew)

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Forbidden Planet (1956) (a sci-fi version of The Tempest)

King of Texas (2002) (a retelling of King Lear)

Kiss Me Kate (1948) (a musical including a play-within-the-movie version of The Taming of the Shrew)

Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) (drawn from Hamlet)

Men of Respect (1991) (based on Macbeth)

 

(to be continued)

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About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).
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