Shakespeare 400: What Shakespeare films are available on Netflix UK, Amazon Prime Video and other SVOD services?
James R | On 21, Apr 2016
With Saturday 23rd April marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the UK is going into overdrive celebrating the Bard. The BBC is hosting a string of streaming events on the big day, while the BFI is holding a nationwide set of screenings, including Richard Loncraine’s Richard III on Thursday 28th April, followed by a live Q&A with Ian McKellen beamed into cinemas across the country.
But what if you just want to curl up on the sofa and stream some Shakespeare in the living room? The UK’s SVOD services are here to help, with a range of film adaptations, from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and West Side Story to Hamlet, The Lion King and Throne of Blood.
MUBI is leading the way with a dedicated mini-Olivier season to celebrating the Bard’s anniversary, while Sky Arts – also available to contract-free NOW subscribers – has a host of recordings from Shakespeare’s Globe for purists.
From Netflix UK, Amazon Prime Video and MUBI UK to NOW, Sky and BFI Player+, here are the Shakespeare films and plays available to watch online on SVOD:
Amazon Prime Video
£5.99 a month
Sky Cinema / NOW Movies
Sky Arts / NOW Entertainment
£6.99 a month
Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe)
The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe)
All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe)
For more on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, click here.