Trailers to Romeo & Juliet Movies

Romeo and Juliet is constantly being adapted and remade.  Here are a few trailers (and a music video) that should give you an idea of what the play is about.

Zeffirelli's 1968 Romeo and Juliet is generally considered one of the best Shakespeare movies of all time! It's setting is true to the time period that Shakespeare placed the play.

This is a trailer for a movie called West Side Story.  It's an updated version of Romeo and Juliet.  It is set in the 1950s in New York City and instead of warring families, there are rival gangs.  You may have heard of the Sharks and the Jets.

This trailer is from a 1996 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Daines.  The play is set in Venice Beach, California, but the director decided to retain Shakespeare's original language.  It's an interesting combination.

Although this one isn't technically a movie trailer, Taylor Swift has even taken her own spin on Romeo and Juliet with her hit "Love Story."

Last modified: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 4:19 PM