by mary sollosi
It's been 25 years since the release of LeoNARDO dicaprio and CLaire danes' rOMEO + JULIET SO IT'S TIME TO SEE WHERE IT LANDS AMONG THE REST.
Our hero (Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie who goes by "R" because that's all he can remember of his name. When he falls in love with a human, Julie (Teresa Palmer), his humanity begins to return.
romeo + juliet
DiCaprio became a heartthrob long before Titanic. While he was playing Romeo (opposite Claire Danes' Juliet), there was no way you could keep from falling in love.
shakespeare in love
John Madden's romantic adaptation is original and wonderfully witty. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes will have you falling in love from the beginning.
romeo and juliet
Franco Zeffirelli's incarnation of the classic is the one that doth teach the torches to burn bright.
west side story
Everyone gave an award-winning performance in the Shakespearean adaptation and it paid off. West Side Story is one of the few musicals to win an Oscar for Best Picture.