This is easy. Emma Stone stars as a teenager who lies about losing her virginity and basically gets slut-shamed. Rather than hide in shame, she embraces her new image and proudly wears more provocative clothes with a red “A” stitched on them. This is from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter in which a young woman accused of adultery is also made to sport a red “A” on her clothes.
A modern take on the classic Shakespearean play of the same name, this film uses most of the original dialogue from the play. The film retains most of the original plot of the play with the exception that the families are depicted as mafia rivals (complete with guns and drugs and everything). Spoiler alert: Romeo and Juliet die in the tackiest way possible.
Bonus: Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) is also an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but instead of being humans, they’re gnomes. Creators of this animated film are also coming up with a sequel titled Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes. I’ll give them points for being creative, but really. Why??
Another adaptation of a Shakespearean play, The Lion King borrows its plot from Hamlet. In the original story, Prince Hamlet of Denmark is ultimately driven by the desire to avenge his father’s death by the hands of his uncle, Claudius. There isn’t much difference between Simba and Hamlet, really. Except this is a kids' movie and Simba doesn't end up in the middle of a massacre.
This and many other Disney films are based on children’s books and fairy tales. A Bug’s Life is an adaptation of Aesop’s fable The Ant and the Grasshopper. The animated film isn’t directly parallel to the story of Aesop, considering that it is way darker than the original, but they both teach young kids the importance of hard work and teamwork.
Let’s keep the Shakespearean influence ball rolling with a modern adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew which stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. While the film isn’t completely attached to the plot of the play, it’s pretty obvious who the characters are supposed to be portraying. Kat Stratford (Stiles) is based on Katherina, the "shrew" of the play, Patrick Verona (Ledger) on Petruchio, the crazy guy who decides to "tame" the Katherine and marry her, and Cameron James (Gordon-Levitt) on Lucentio, the guy who's head over heels for Bianca. You’ll figure the rest of them out.
A Shakespearean play gets yet another modern adaptation. Based off Twelfth Night, this movie revolves around Viola (Amanda Bynes) who is forced to fill in for her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk) when he suddenly decides to leave for London on a backpacking trip. The film remained faithful to the gist of the play and even managed to preserve the complicated love story of the original characters.
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