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Films that have been re-created with new twists or modernized and set in the current times. Includes the classic editions.
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1. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and two gangsters looking for some money owed to them.
Mobsters and broadway in this Taming of the Shrew retelling
2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.
Votes: 285,931 | Gross: $38.18M
Tween edition of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
3. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other.
Votes: 170,118 | Gross: $56.63M
Re-telling of Austen's Emma
6. Easy A (2010)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Votes: 346,628 | Gross: $58.40M
7. Warm Bodies (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance
After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Votes: 214,967 | Gross: $66.38M
You think a Shakespeare romance tragedy could be mortalized as an undead flick?
8. She's the Man (2006)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.
Votes: 142,325 | Gross: $2.34M
Rendition of Twelfth Night
9. The Charmings (1987–1988)
30 min | Comedy
Snow White, Prince Charming and their family are transported through time to the present day. They try to fit into normal society, despite their unfamiliarity with technology.
Snow White and Prince Charming gets transported into present (well 1980s era) suburban California. Adorable sitcom.
10. O (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin.
Votes: 18,954 | Gross: $16.02M
11. The Apartment (1996)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A recently engaged man sees a former lover and becomes obsessed with meeting her again.
Midsummer Night's gets a noir-ish take on this shakespeare meets hitchcock frenchie
12. Wicker Park (2004)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.
Votes: 51,843 | Gross: $12.83M
Hollywood version of the French 'The Apartment'
13. Love Is All There Is (1996)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Romance
Romeo & Juliet gets transplanted to the Bronx.
Votes: 1,122 | Gross: $0.03M
Romeo and Juliet in Brooklyn
14. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 93,087 | Gross: $43.66M
This Romeo and Juliet modern take was made earlier than the classic Zeffirelli one in 1968
15. Scotland, Pa. (2001)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime
A modernized retelling of "MacBeth" set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife.
Votes: 4,143 | Gross: $0.38M
16. The Banquet (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
Loosely adapted from Hamlet
17. Get Over It (2001)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A high school senior's girlfriend breaks up with him. His friends try to make him think of something else. His friend's sister Kelly helps him with the school musical. Spending time with Kelly has an effect.
Votes: 17,600 | Gross: $11.56M
Midsummer Night's Dream
18. Cruel Intentions (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.
Votes: 174,839 | Gross: $38.33M
Drawn from Dangerous Liaisons
19. Tempest (1982)
PG | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,090 | Gross: $5.01M
Modern day adaptation
20. Prospero's Books (1991)
R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy
The magician Prospero attempts to stop his daughter's affair with an enemy.
Votes: 5,855 | Gross: $1.75M
From the bard's Tempest
21. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Votes: 47,881 | Gross: $6.40M
Henry IV and V
22. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.
Votes: 119,693 | Gross: $12.73M
A different Alice in a different wonderland
23. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
24. Sydney White (2007)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.
Votes: 45,162 | Gross: $11.89M
Snow White modern adaptation
25. Roxanne (1987)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.
Votes: 39,552 | Gross: $40.05M
Cyrano of the 80s
26. Whatever It Takes (2000)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.
Votes: 9,549 | Gross: $8.74M
Modern take on Cyrano
27. She's All That (1999)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.
Votes: 81,912 | Gross: $63.37M
Turning an unattractive girl into a princess and falling in love with her sounds like My Fair Lady to me.
28. Beastly (2011)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.
Votes: 74,393 | Gross: $27.87M
29. Tamara Drewe (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.
Votes: 20,089 | Gross: $0.56M
30. Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)
TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Ichabod Crane is transported into the present in this '"modern-day retelling" of the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving with the added concept from "Rip Van Winkle" also by Irving.'
31. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor.
Votes: 67,339 | Gross: $65.71M
32. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Votes: 43,853 | Gross: $3.00M
35. A Knight's Tale (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
Votes: 164,808 | Gross: $56.57M
37. To Be or Not to Be (1983)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War
At the onset of WW2, a Polish actor's family and the Polish Resistance help the troupe of a theatre escape Poland and the invading Nazis.
Votes: 9,895 | Gross: $13.03M
39. Frantz (2016)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Votes: 12,385 | Gross: $0.88M
40. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 184,806 | Gross: $6.39M
41. Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
PG-13 | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Votes: 41,071 | Gross: $20.18M
42. Blood Simple (1984)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her lover. However, nothing is simple when blood is involved.
Votes: 84,030 | Gross: $2.15M