1. ‘Romeo + Juliet’ (1996)
The Montagues and Capulets are rival mafia families in contemporary California, and the tragedy-loving children are portrayed by a pair of bright-eyed young actors named Leonardo DiCaprio (pre-“Titanic”) and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s Pissed Off. , a baroque adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s most famous play.
Luhrmann made several contemporary additions such as guns and sports cars to the Romeo and Juliet story, but his film sticks, quite religiously, to Shakespeare’s text, including the Elizabethan dialogue, which, 25 years later, allows the playful film to move the public. with the same intensity as any traditional stage production of tragedy.
Luhrmann and his team also crafted one of the best pop soundtracks in movie history.