Romeo + Juliet Trailer (automatically opens in a separate window)
Baz Luhrman's 1996 version of Romeo + Juliet captures many aspects of the play that others often overlook. For example, Shakespeare wrote that Juliet was 13 (almost 14), yet most actresses playing Juliet look to be in their mid twenties. Having a young cast only strengthens the tragedy. It's a bit peculiar at times, with swords turned into guns and crazy Hawaiian shirts, but the play isn't meant to be somber the entire time.
As a side note, I also adore Shakespeare in Love and She's the Man, so check those out too!