It’s a bit early for Joss Whedon’s just-opened “Much Ado about Nothing” to make the list, but I was surprised that the ingenious deconstruction that is “Gnomeo and Juliet” got no recognition. Otherwise, the Shakespeare adaptations you picked are films that Will would have been proud to put his name on.
And, by the way, has anyone figured out how much that guy would have made in royalties from all the movies he gets credited for? Or from settlements of libel lawsuits for such films as “Shakespeare in Love” and “Anonymous”?
Here are the best of the Bard on the big screen as chosen by readers.
Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Hamlet (1948), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Richard III (1995). Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.