For a long time it has been seen that plays have taken inspiration from timeless classic films, thereby resulting in them being adapted for the Broadway. However, over time many such films have gone the other way and have been based on award-winning plays that equally result it mesmerizing the audience nevertheless. The following is a list of top ten movies adapted from plays of all time. Some on of these best movies are based on Shakespeare plays. You can watch many of these movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. A Few Good Men (1992)
Based on the stage play of the same name, this gripping film tells the compelling story of the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their clients. The highlights of the film include captivating performances by the suave Tom Cruise and the sombre Jack Nicholson who manage to keep the audience glued to their seats till the very last moment.
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9. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Al Pacino stars in this drama film based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play of the same name by David Marmet. Directed by James Foley and set in New York City, this film narrates two important days in the lives of four real estate salesmen and how they become desperate when the corporate office sends a trainer announcing that in a week’s time all except the two top salesmen will be fired from their jobs. Also co-starring Alan Arkin and Ed Harris, this film is particularly notorious for its use of profanities. The film’s narrative is accentuated by the mesmerizing performance of Al Pacino who carries out his task with great finesse thereby getting nominated for an Academy Award. The selling points of this film also include the sombre tone of the film depicted by the low lighting, shadows and the monochromatic blue-grey colour scheme.