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.