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1. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy

8.3
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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

2. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously).

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

3. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Writers: Shawn Slovo, Louis de Bernières | Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

4. How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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In Paris, after winning the lottery, the clerk François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to the prostitute Daniela to live with him until the end of ... See full summary »

Writer: Bertrand Blier | Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Bernard Campan, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

5. ...All the Marbles (1981)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Harry manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team endlessly touring America, and he's also romantically involved with one of them. Their fortunes seem on the slide (... See full summary »

Writer: Mel Frohman | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Burt Young

6. Don Camillo in Moscow (1965)

93 min | Comedy

6.9
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The village of mayor Peppone and Don Camillo, after much dispute, gets a assigned a sister village in Russia. When Peppone and his comrades decide to attend the ceremony on the other side ... See full summary »

Writers: Giovanni Guareschi, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, René Barjavel | Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Leda Gloria, Gianni Garko

7. Secret Fantasy (1971)

R | 110 min | Comedy

6.3
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A frustrated musician makes a career out of his wife's beautiful body.

Writers: Pasquale Festa Campanile, Luciano Bianciardi | Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Laura Antonelli, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Elsa Vazzoler

8. Alex: The Life of a Child (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Deford, Carol Evan McKeand, Nigel McKeand | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Gennie James, Danny Corkill

9. One Last Dance (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name.

Writer: Max Makowski | Director: Max Makowski | Stars: Francis Ng, Lung Ti, Vivian Hsu, Joseph Quek

10. No One Sleeps (2000)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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San Francisco is preparing for the premiere of a new staging of the Puccini opera, Turandot. The passionate story of the Chinese princess Turandot, and the mysterious three riddles which ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Nelson Finn, Jochen Hick, Irit Levi, Arthur Martin | Director: Jochen Hick | Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Irit Levi, Jim Thalman, Richard Conti

11. Lucrezia Borgia (1980 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, History, Music

8.3
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Writer: Felice Romani | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Joan Sutherland, Alfredo Kraus, Anne Howells, Stafford Dean

12. Rigoletto a Mantova (2010 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Julia Novikova, Vittorio Grigolo, Nino Surguladze

13. La traviata (2000 TV Movie)

Music, Romance

8.4
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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, Alexandre Dumas fils | Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Eteri Gvazava, José Cura, Rolando Panerai, Raphaëlle Farman

14. La traviata (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.5
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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, Alexandre Dumas fils | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Helene Schneiderman, Diane Pilcher, Rolando Villazón

15. Andrea Chénier: Live from the Royal Opera House (2015)

174 min | History, Musical, Romance

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Writer: Luigi Illica | Director: Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Zeljko Lucic, Denyce Graves

16. Anna Bolena (2011 TV Movie)

Drama, History

8.1
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Writer: Felice Romani | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Elisabeth Kulman, Francesco Meli

17. Così fan tutte (2005 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music, Romance

7.8
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Writer: Lorenzo da Ponte | Director: Stéphane Metge | Stars: Erin Wall, Elina Garanca, Stéphane Degout, Shawn Mathey

19. Otello (2012)

Drama, Music

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In Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, a great warrior discovers the one weapon against which he has no defense-his own jealousy. South African tenor Johan Botha, "... See full summary »

Writers: Arrigo Boito, William Shakespeare | Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Johan Botha, Zvetelina Vassileva, Marco Vratogna, Beau Gibson

20. Macbeth (2002 TV Movie)

140 min | Music, Drama

6.8
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Writer: Francesco Maria Piave | Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Thomas Hampson, Paoletta Marrocu, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Luis Lima

21. Madama Butterfly (2010)

165 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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The heroine of this beloved opera finds herself faced with a dreadful choice: life without dignity or death with honor. Hear some of Puccini's most soaring and captivating music in this classic story of colliding hearts and cultures.

Writers: Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica | Stars: Patricia Racette, Brandon Jovanovich, Zheng Cao, Stephen Powell

22. Macbeth (II) (2011)

170 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, William Shakespeare | Director: Sue Judd | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Elisabeth Meister

23. L'Orfeo (1978)

102 min | Music, Drama

8.2
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Writer: Alessandro Striggio | Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Philippe Huttenlocher, Dietlinde Turban, Rachel Yakar, Trudeliese Schmidt

24. Casta diva (1935)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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Writers: Walter Reisch, Corrado Alvaro | Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Mártha Eggerth, Sandro Palmieri, Gualtiero Tumiati, Lamberto Picasso

25. Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2012 TV Movie)

249 min | Drama, Musical

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Writers: Nicola Francesco Haym, Giacomo Francesco Bussani | Director: Olivier Simonnet | Stars: Andreas Scholl, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne Sofie von Otter, Philippe Jaroussky

26. Simply Actors (2007)

120 min | Comedy

5.7
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When undercover cops start losing their lives to drug lords who blame their demise on "poor acting", the Police Force counters by sending Hong Kong's Finest to acting school.

Writers: Hing-Ka Chan, Janet Chun | Directors: Hing-Ka Chan, Patrick Leung | Stars: Sui-man Chim, Charlene Choi, Fai-Hung Chan, Fruit Chan

27. Adriana Lecouvreur (2011)

151 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.9
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Writers: Arturo Colautti, Eugène Scribe, Ernest Legoué | Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Olga Borodina, Alessandro Corbelli

28. Lucia di Lammermoor (2009)

168 min | Drama, Music

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The emotionally fragile Lucia is driven to madness when manipulated to marry a man she does not love. Featuring the most famous mad scene in the repertory and full of ravishingly beautiful ... See full summary »

Writer: Salvatore Cammarano | Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Filianoti, Gabriele Viviani, Oren Gradus

29. Tosca (2011)

131 min | Drama, Music

5.9
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Writers: Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, Victorien Sardou | Director: Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lukas Jakobski

30. L'incoronazione di Poppea (1979)

164 min | Music, Drama

8.1
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Writer: Giovanni Francesco Busenello | Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Trudeliese Schmidt, Matti Salminen

31. Andrea Chénier (1981 TV Movie)

139 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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Writer: Luigi Illica | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Piero Cappuccilli, Czeslawa Slania, Gabriela Benacková

32. Il viaggio a Reims by Gioachino Rossini (2003 Video)

164 min | Music, Comedy

7.6
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Writer: Luigi Balocchi | Director: Toni Bargalló | Stars: Elena de la Merced, Mariola Cantarero, Paula Rasmussen, María Bayo

33. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1980)

154 min | Music, Drama, Fantasy

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Writer: Giacomo Badoaro | Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Werner Hollweg, Trudeliese Schmidt, Francisco Araiza, Philippe Huttenlocher

34. La Cenerentola (1983 TV Movie)

155 min | Fantasy, Music, Romance

8.2
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When Prince Ramiro and Cenerentola meet, it is love at first sight.

Writers: Jacopo Ferretti, Alberto Zedda | Director: John Vernon | Stars: Kathleen Kuhlmann, Marta Taddei, Laura Zannini, Claudio Desderi

35. Aïda (1977)

165 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Writers: Antonio Ghislanzoni, Camille du Locle, August Mariette Bey | Director: Pierre Jourdan | Stars: Gilda Cruz-Romo, Grace Bumbry, Peter Gougalov, Ingvar Wixell

36. Turandot (I) (1983 TV Movie)

116 min | Music, Fantasy, Drama

8.5
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Writers: Giuseppe Adami, Renato Simoni | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Ghena Dimitrova, Nicola Martinucci, Cecilia Gasdia, Ivo Vinco

37. Ercole sul Termodonte di Antonio Vivaldi (2007 Video)

136 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Writers: Giacomo Francesco Bussani, Alessandro Ciccolini | Director: Matteo Ricchetti | Stars: Zachary Stains, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Laura Cherici, Luca Dordolo

38. Don Carlo (2010 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Writers: François Joseph Méry, Camille du Locle | Stars: Rolando Villazón, Marina Poplavskaya, Simon Keenlyside, Sonia Ganassi

39. La Cenerentola (2000 TV Movie)

168 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

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Writer: Jacopo Ferretti | Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Sonia Ganassi, Ekaterina Morozova, Sonia Prina, Juan Diego Flórez

40. La bohème (2010 Video)

121 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.0
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John Copley's enduring production of one of the most famously melodious and popular of all operas is a classic of the Royal Opera repertory. With historically accurate designs by Julia ... See full summary »

Writers: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa | Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Royal Opera Chorus, Inna Dukach, Hilva Gerzmava, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

41. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, Dramma in musica in tre atti (2010 Video)

182 min | Drama, Musical

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Writer: Giacomo Badoaro | Director: Matteo Ricchetti | Stars: Kobie van Rensburg, Christine Rice, Cyril Auvity, Joseph Cornwell

42. Macbeth (1976 TV Movie)

154 min | Drama, Music

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Writer: Francesco Maria Piave | Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Shirley Verrett, Stefania Malagu

43. The Elixir of Love (2009)

158 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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Donizetti's charming comedy is a celebration of innocence, so what setting could be better than a small Italian-American community in the Napa Valley, circa 1915? In this ingenious update, ... See full summary »

Writers: Felice Romani, Eugène Scribe | Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Ramón Vargas, Inva Mula, Alessandro Cobelli, Giorgio Caoduro

44. Rigoletto (2011)

131 min | Drama, Music

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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, Victor Hugo | Director: Cameron Kirkpatrick | Stars: Alan Opie, Emma Matthews, Paul O'Neill, David Parkin

45. La Bohème, Oper in vier Bildern (2012 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Writers: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa, Henri Murger | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko, Massimo Cavalletti, Nino Machaidze

46. Verdi (1994 TV Movie)

118 min | Biography, Music

5.9
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Writer: Mark Elder | Director: Barrie Gavin | Stars: Bob Peck, Juliet Stevenson, Edmund Barham, Josephine Barstow

47. Lucrezia Borgia (2002 TV Movie)

139 min | Music, Drama

6.6
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Writer: Felice Romani | Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Michele Pertusi, Mariella Devia, Marcelo Álvarez, Daniela Barcellona

48. Macbeth (1987 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

8.0
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Writers: Francesco Maria Piave, William Shakespeare | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Renato Bruson, Mara Zampieri, Goetz Rose, David Griffith

49. Cenerentola - Una favola in diretta (2012 TV Movie)

125 min | Music

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Writer: Jacopo Ferretti | Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Lena Belkina, Edgardo Rocha, Anna Kasyan, Annunziata Vestri

50. La traviata (I) (1992 TV Movie)

E | 146 min | Drama, Romance, Music

7.1
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Writer: Francesco Maria Piave | Director: Manuela Crivelli | Stars: Tiziana Fabbricini, Roberto Alagna, Paolo Coni, Nicoletta Curiel