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.

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Romeo and juliet adaptations

Jan Thijs

2013

5

warm bodies

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. 

Everett Collection

1996

4

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.

Laurie Sparham

1998

3

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.

Everett Collection

1968

2

romeo and juliet

Franco Zeffirelli's incarnation of the classic is the one that doth teach the torches to burn bright. 

Everett Collection

1961

1

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.

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