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Romeo and Juliet

Most students still have stanzas memorized from Shakespeare's most famous play, and the familiar tale about star-crossed lovers has been translated for the screen plenty of times. Baz Luhrmann freshened it up in 1996 with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the leads, using rock music, erratic cinematography, and a tweaked setting.

Extra credit: There are too many adaptations to name, but other famous versions include Franco Zeffirelli's traditional 1968 film and the play and 1961 film West Side Story, a modernized musical. The latest rendition starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth came out in 2013.

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