Where you can stream Shakespeare



Just because you can’t enjoy a Shakespeare performance in the theatre doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy his works elsewhere. We’ve gathered a handy list of Shakespeare film adaptions and Shakespeare-inspired movies that you can stream and enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 


The Hollow Crown 

Dir. Various

These stunning adaptations tell the story of three kings, Richard II, Henry IV & Henry V and their battle for survival. Shakespeare’s epic yet intimate plays are filmed in the visually breathtaking landscape and architecture of the period.


The Lion King

Dir. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff

In this loose reimagining of Hamlet, Simba is tricked by his treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

10 Things I Hate About You 

Dir. Gil Junger

Bianca Stratford isn’t allowed to date until her older sister Kat does, in this modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew set at a Seattle high school.



Dir. Rupert Goold

Starring Patrick Stewart as Macbeth and shot on location in the mysterious underground labyrinth of Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire, this is a contemporary presentation of Shakespeare’s intense, claustrophobic and bloody drama.



Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is reimagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud.

Julius Caesar

Dir. Gregory Doran

Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed stage production, this is Julius Caesar set in the action of post-independence Africa. 


The King

Dir. David Michôd

Timothée Chalamet plays Henry V in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henriad. Henry ascends to the throne and must battle hostilities inside and outside his court.


Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj

A Bollywood adaption of Hamlet that unfolds against the backdrop of Kashmiri culture and history.


West Side Story

Dir. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins

A musical reimaging of Romeo and Juliet set in 1950s New York, rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks battle it out to control the West Side.

Much Ado About Nothing

Dir. Kenneth Branagh

The story of two couples – confirmed bachelor Benedick and caustic Beatrice, and young Claudio and innocent Hero.


Dir. Justin Kurzel

Featuring Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth this is a thrilling interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape.

Much Ado About Nothing

Dir. Joss Whedon

The story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy, funny and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.

King Lear

Dir. Richard Eyre

Starring Anthony Hopkins and, set in the fictional present, 80 year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters. When his youngest refuses to flatter him, King Lear banishes her, and with that fateful decision, family and state collapse into chaos and warfare.

She’s the Man

Dir Andy Fickman

Inspired by Twelfth Night. When her brother decides to ditch school for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and unexpectedly falls for one of his soccer teammates.