Ran (1985) (R)
The Greatest Shakespeare Film
Budget: $11,500,000
Revenue: $4,069,653
Genres: Action, Drama, History

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.