West Side Story was directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise and was released in 1961. The movie is a musical adaptation to the classic story of Romeo and Juliet. It takes place in the Bronx and there is a rivalry between to Gangs The Jets and The Sharks. The Jets leader Tony has a love affair with Shark leader Bernardo's sister and the plot unfolds from there. The movie won the academy award for best picture and is full of love as well as violence so if you like Romeo and Juliet you will surly love West Side Story.