Tom Stoppard is quite possibly the greatest writer plying his trade today. I don't know of anyone who exhibits such a nimble wit and encyclopedic knowledge of English literature. This adaptation of his play (which he also directed) is Hamlet from the absurdist point of view of two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. It cleverly takes on everything from questions of identity to the nature of scientific discovery and inspiration to the relationship between performers and viewers. The moments where it intersects with Hamlet are just the icing on the cake. You may never see a smarter, funnier movie.
Tells the story of Hamlet from the viewpoint of two supporting characters.