Courtesy Mary Evans/MIRAMAX FILMS / UNIVERSAL PICTURES/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection
Shakespeare in Love
Granted, this 1998 movie isn't exactly what you'd call historically accurate. But it's great fun to imagine a young William Shakespeare (played by Joseph Fiennes) falling in love with a merchant's daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow) as he writes his romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Ultimately, the lovers must part, but not before sharing a passionate backstage adieu.