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1. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,231

2. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.4
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A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

Votes: 2,111 | Gross: $0.09M

3. Carmen (I) (1983)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía, Marisol

Votes: 2,395

4. Carmen (1984)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham

Votes: 1,230

5. The Magic Flute (2006)

135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, René Pape, Lyubov Petrova

Votes: 969

6. The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)

G | 135 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulrik Cold, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård

Votes: 3,256

7. Madame Butterfly (1995)

134 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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The story of a young geisha who falls madly in love with an american captain that travels all around the world collecting hearts.

Director: Frédéric Mitterrand | Stars: Ying Huang, Richard Troxell, Ning Liang, Richard Cowan

Votes: 501

8. Don Giovanni (1979)

176 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Screen adapatation of Mozart's greatest opera. Don Giovanni, the infamous womanizer, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of Donna Anna's father, the Commendatore, (whom ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Edda Moser, Kiri Te Kanawa

Votes: 872

9. Aida (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Musical

5.4
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Aida, featuring the actress Sophia Loren, is a film adaptation of a theatre performance written by Verdi. The plot revolves around the character Radames who falls in love with what he ... See full summary »

Director: Clemente Fracassi | Stars: Sophia Loren, Renata Tebaldi, Lois Maxwell, Ebe Stignani

Votes: 134

10. Sam sei goon (1992)

102 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A shyster with an equally eccentric kung-fu ace of a wife manage to bring justice to the court.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Man-Tat Ng, Carrie Ng

Votes: 1,592

11. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, George Hassell

Votes: 1,183

12. Lowlands (1954)

99 min | Drama, Romance, Musical

6.4
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Set in the early part of 20th century Europe. There lived a dancer who becomes the romantic bone of contention between a humble shepherd and an imperious marquis.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Bernhard Minetti, Leni Riefenstahl, Aribert Wäscher, Karl Skraup

Votes: 328

13. Io, Don Giovanni (2009)

127 min | Drama, History, Music

7.0
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A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Eulàlia Ramon, Sergi Roca, Anna Saura Ramón

Votes: 479

14. Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

Director: Joseph Gaï Ramaka | Stars: Djeïnaba Diop Gaï, Magaye Niang, Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye Doss

Votes: 189

15. Harlock Saga (1999– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Captain Harlock and his friends must recover several stolen pieces of gold before they get turned into a very powerful ring.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Toshihiko Seki, Tarô Ishida, Miyuki Ueda

Votes: 193

16. Tri bratri (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Three brothers (Vojtech Dyk, Tomás Klus and Zdenek Piskula) leave their home to see the world. During their journey, young men as by miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Katerina Kosová, Tomás Klus, Sabina Rojková, Vojtech Dyk

Votes: 238

17. Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Tullio Carminati, Giacinto Prandelli, Augusto Romani

Votes: 197

18. Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (1992)

100 min | Drama, Music, Musical

7.2
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Director: Petr Weigl | Stars: Markéta Hrubesová, Galina Vishnevskaya, Michal Dlouhý, Nicolai Gedda

Votes: 63

19. Juan (2010)

105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.8
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The successful artist and playboy Juan is a notorious seducer of women, through his ability to be just what a woman dreams of: Charming, charismatic, strong, sensitive, sexual. Driven by a ... See full summary »

Director: Kasper Holten | Stars: Christopher Maltman, Mikhail Petrenko, Elizabeth Futral, Maria Bengtsson

Votes: 196

20. Hansel and Gretel (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.9
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An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.

Director: John Paul | Stars: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier, Delbert Anderson

Votes: 147

21. Parsifal (1982)

PG | 255 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Richard Wagner's last opera has remained controversial since its first performance for its unique, and, for some, unsavory blending of religious and erotic themes and imagery. Based on one ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Armin Jordan, Martin Sperr, Robert Lloyd, Michael Kutter

Votes: 203

22. I figli di nessuno (1951)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The tragic love story between Guido, the owner of a marble quarry and Luisa, the humble daughter of one of his employees, ends up in her giving birth to a baby boy. Giulio's mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaello Matarazzo | Stars: Yvonne Sanson, Amedeo Nazzari, Françoise Rosay, Folco Lulli

Votes: 162

23. Herzog Blaubarts Burg (1963)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Based on the Bela Bartok opera, Bluebeard woos his women and then swiftly disposes of them.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Norman Foster, Ana Raquel Satre

Votes: 56

24. The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)

120 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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An adaptation from the John Adams opera on the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s.

Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: Sanford Sylvan, Christopher Maltman, Yvonne Howard, Tom Randle

Votes: 120

25. Boris Godunov (1954)

110 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Action happens at the end of the 16th century, on the eve of "time of troubles". The main character of this historical tragedy - the Russian tsar Boris Godunov who has ascended to a throne ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Stroyeva | Stars: Aleksandr Pirogov, Nikandr Khanayev, Georgi Nelepp, Maksim Mikhaylov

Votes: 45

26. Madamigella di Maupin (1966)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.1
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Mlle de Maupin escapes from her uncle's castle, invaded by Hungarian troops, under the guise of a clergyman named Theodore. An army recruiter forces Theodore to enlist in the King's army, ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Robert Hossein, Tomas Milian, Mikaela

Votes: 108

27. The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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In 1793 London, vampire Ripley is chased through a maze of abandoned waterfront warehouses... See full synopsis »

Directors: Nigel Finch, Robert Chevara | Stars: Omar Ebrahim, Philip Salmon, Winston, China Gordon

Votes: 26

28. Rigoletto (1946)

105 min | Music, Romance

7.9
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Tito Gobbi, Marcella Govoni, Lina Pagliughi, Mario Filippeschi

Votes: 23

29. Love of a Clown - Pagliacci (1948)

67 min | Music

7.3
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Director: Mario Costa | Stars: Tito Gobbi, Gina Lollobrigida, Onelia Fineschi, Afro Poli

Votes: 31

30. The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)

112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Fenella, a poor Italian girl, falls in love with a Spanish nobleman, but their affair triggers a revolution and national catastrophe.

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Anna Pavlova, Rupert Julian, Wadsworth Harris, Douglas Gerrard

Votes: 29

31. Rusalka (1977)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.6
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Director: Petr Weigl | Stars: Magda Vásáryová, Milan Knazko, Premysl Kocí, Jaroslava Adamová

Votes: 30

32. Der Rosenkavalier (1925)

105 min | Comedy

6.2
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Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Michael Bohnen, Huguette Duflos, Paul Hartmann, Jaque Catelain

Votes: 82

33. La favorita (1952)

78 min | Drama

5.3
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While not completly stage-bound, this film of Donizetti's opera doesn't stray far from such an impression. The story of a tragic love affair involving commoners and royality in 1340 Spain ... See full summary »

Director: Cesare Barlacchi | Stars: Sophia Loren, Franca Tamantini, Paolo Silveri, Gino Sinimberghi

Votes: 19

34. Cavalleria rusticana (1968 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Director: Åke Falck | Stars: Fiorenza Cossotto, Gianfranco Cecchele, Adriana Martino, Gian Giacomo Guelfi

Votes: 17

35. Mahagonny (1980)

Unrated | 141 min

7.0
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Director: Harry Smith | Stars: Allen Ginsberg, Lotte Lenya, Jonas Mekas, Patti Smith

Votes: 19

36. The Duke's Jester or A Fool's Revenge (1909)

Short, Drama

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Antonio Bordega, a deformed notary and his wife and baby are living happily together. Malatesta, a dissolute young noble, falls in love with Antonio's wife and carries her off to his palace... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Maurice Costello, William Humphrey

37. Fatal Desire (1953)

80 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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In Pietro Mascagni's tragic opera, a soldier returns home from war to reclaim his former fiancée, only to find that she's married someone else in his absence, leading to jealousy, betrayal, and murder.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: May Britt, Ettore Manni, Kerima, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 53

38. Rusalka (2002 TV Movie)

160 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.6
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Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Renée Fleming, Sergej Larin, Larissa Diadkova, Franz Hawlata

Votes: 18

39. Carmen (II) (1915)

Drama

3.9
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A Spanish soldier falls under the spell of a fiery gypsy girl named Carmen. His obsession with her leads to his ruin.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Theda Bara, Einar Linden, Carl Harbaugh, James A. Marcus

Votes: 11

40. Die verkaufte Braut (1932)

77 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Bohemia in the 19th century, stage-coach driver Hans, loves the mayor's daughter Marie, but she is promised Wenzel, the son of another wealthy farmer. Marie refuses to marry Wenzel because ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Max Nadler, Jarmila Novotna, Otto Wernicke, Hermann Kner

Votes: 108

41. The Bohemian Girl (1922)

Romance

6.7
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A Polish officer posing as a gypsy loves a gypsy girl who is really the count's daughter.

Director: Harley Knoles | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Ivor Novello, C. Aubrey Smith, Ellen Terry

Votes: 23

42. Bánk bán (2002)

118 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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64 Metascore

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Director: Csaba Káel | Stars: Eva Marton, Andrea Rost, Attila Kiss B., Kolos Kováts

Votes: 126

43. La Gioconda (1986 TV Movie)

168 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Director: Hugo Käch | Stars: Eva Marton, Ludmila Semtschuk, Margarita Lilova, Kurt Rydl

Votes: 22

44. Die Dreigroschenoper (2004 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama

7.1
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The Gangster Macheath secretly marries the daughter of beggar king Peachum. When Peachum finds out, he instructs the police chief Brown to arrest and hang Macheath. If not, all the beggars of Soho will disturb the upcoming coronation.

Director: Ulrich Waller | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Christian Redl, Eva Mattes, Stefanie Stappenbeck

Votes: 10

45. Marina (1945)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Jaime Salvador | Stars: Tito Guízar, Amanda Ledesma, Federico Pineiro, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna

46. Rigoletto (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Music, Drama

5.7
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1960's. Rigoletto the Jester is overprotecting his daughter Gilda. He wants revenge when he finds out she's in love with the womanizer Duca.

Director: Corina Van Eijk | Stars: Peter Michailov, Karen Wierzba, Jasmin Besig, Charles Alvez da Cruz

Votes: 19

47. The Pearl Fishers (1963 TV Movie)

115 min | Musical

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An opera set in Ceylon during ancient times. Two men love a beautiful and mysterious woman.

Stars: Keith Bain, Edward Brayshaw, Ronal Jackson, Rosalind Keene

48. Barber of Seville (1955)

102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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Cinematic version of Rossini's opera in which Count Almaviva wins the heart of beautiful Rosina with the help of Figaro, the barber of Seville.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Tito Gobbi, Irene Genna, Cesco Baseggio, Giulio Neri

49. A Clown Must Laugh (1936)

92 min | Musical

6.2
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Canio and his Comedia dell'Arte troupe tour Italy. His wife Nedda meets a young cadet and they plan to elope. He tries to leave her when he finds how important she is for his husband, but a... See full summary »

Director: Karl Grune | Stars: Richard Tauber, Steffi Duna, Diana Napier, Arthur Margetson

Votes: 13

50. Faust and Marguerite (1904)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.6
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Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 125