We all know this timeless love story from William Shakespeare, but here Romeo & Juliet is artfully reinvented for the 21st century. Follow the 2 young lovers as they negotiate feuding families and the catastrophes that seem intent on driving a wedge between them forever. Though Julian Fellowes’ (Downton Abbey
) screenplay radically alters the original text in a way that Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 version
did not, traditionalists will be happy with the decision to keep the 15th century setting inside Verona. Coupled with sumptuous production and costume design, this tragic tale still has the power to capture a whole new generation of hearts. See it for yourself with a copy of Romeo & Juliet on DVD.