Romeo + Juliet Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG13 – 1996)


Use this Romeo + Juliet Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG13 – 1996) to give your students a modern take on Shakespeare’s classic play. Challenge students to analyze characters, their decisions and the concepts that may otherwise be viewed and quickly forgotten. Explore the justice handed out by the Prince and get students to explain how they would have settled the dispute between the Montagues and the Capulets.

Note: This movie guide is for the 1996, Luhrmann film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. If you are looking for the 1968, Zeffirelli film, movie guide please click here.

Check the preview file for high resolution sample questions to see if this movie guide is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 14 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

This product includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF print version  (5 pages)
  • A Google Slides Version of the Movie Guide
  • An answer key (5 pages) is included, however, some answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning throughout the film and many questions are open-ended.
  • A generic movie guide permission slip (1 page)
  • CCSS alignment indicating standards met, PDF (1 page – see also preview image)
    • CCSS Note: I’ve taken the liberty of aligning certain reading standards with the act of consuming content via the movie instead. Although students aren’t reading they are asked to perform the same cognitive functions on the content that they consumed from the movie.

Distance Learning Tips:

  1. Distribute the digital PDF file or the google slides version to each student
  2. Use the screen sharing tool on your group call software to play the movie
  3. Pause the movie at each question to give students time to write/discuss


Here are my tips for using this Romeo + Juliet Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG13 – 1996) with students in your classroom:

  1. Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
  2. Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
  3. Pause at the times designated on the movie guide and help students if necessary
    • Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers
    • If needed, and if time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie for additional analysis
  4. After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
  5. On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie

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