Top 10 Shakespeare Movie Adaptations

2. Ran (1985)

Another Japanese adaptation, this time based on the play King Lear. At the time the film was produced, it was the most expensive Japanese film in history, with a budget of $12 million. It follows Hidetora Ichimonji, a warlord who decides to abdicate in favour of his three sons. The story is based on legends of the daimyo Mōri Motonari as well as the Shakespeare play.