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1. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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97 Metascore

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

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 192,715 | Gross: $25.00M

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 has agreed to marry.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

Votes: 38,533 | Gross: $80.64M

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 World War II, his fiancé falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 29,375 | Gross: $25.54M

4. Combien tu m'aimes? (2005)

Not Rated | 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 »

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

Votes: 5,733

5. ...All the Marbles (1981)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

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 »

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

Votes: 1,533

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

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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Alexandra Deford, a precious and precocious girl, was just eight years old when she died in 1980 following a battle against the debilitating effects of cystic fibrosis, the number-one ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Gennie James, Danny Corkill

Votes: 170

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.

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

Votes: 295

8. 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 »

Director: Jochen Hick | Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Irit Levi, Jim Thalman, Richard Conti

Votes: 246

9. Il compagno Don Camillo (1965)

93 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Leda Gloria, Gianni Garko

Votes: 1,379

10. 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.

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

Votes: 549

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

125 min | Music

7.8
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Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Lena Belkina, Edgardo Rocha, Anna Kasyan, Annunziata Vestri

Votes: 12

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

Votes: 54

13. Il Mefistofele (1989 TV Movie)

137 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

8.3
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Arrigo Boito's Il Mefestefele was first performed in 1868 and his most known work. In Ken Russell's modern interpretation presented by the Genoese Opera, it has Faust as an ageing hippy. He... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Paata Burchuladze, Ottavio Garaventa, Adriana Morelli, Silvana Mazzieri

Votes: 20

14. Hei wong ji wong (2007)

120 min | Comedy

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 199

15. Cosi Fan Tutte (2005 TV Movie)

179 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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Director: Stéphane Metge | Stars: Erin Wall, Elina Garanca, Stéphane Degout, Shawn Mathey

Votes: 13

16. La traviata (2000 TV Movie)

Music, Romance

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Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Eteri Gvazava, José Cura, Rolando Panerai, Raphaëlle Farman

Votes: 60

17. La traviata (2005 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.7
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Helene Schneiderman, Diane Pilcher, Rolando Villazón

Votes: 169

18. Pagliacci (1954 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Franco Enriquez | Stars: Franco Corelli, Mafalda Micheluzzi, Tito Gobbi, Mario Carlin

Votes: 6

19. Tosca (2011)

131 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Lukas Jakobski

Votes: 23

20. Macbeth (II) (2011)

170 min | Drama, Music

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Sue Judd | Stars: Simon Keenlyside, Raymond Aceto, Liudmyla Monastyrska, Elisabeth Meister

Votes: 15

21. Madama Butterfly (2010)

165 min | Drama, Music

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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.

Stars: Patricia Racette, Brandon Jovanovich, Zheng Cao, Stephen Powell

22. 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

23. L'Orfeo (1978)

102 min | Music, Drama

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This opera tells the fable of Orpheus, a demigod with a talent for music. When his bride Eurydice dies, he decides to seek her soul in the Underworld. However, things will not be so easier than he initially thinks.

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

Votes: 35

24. 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 »

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Ramón Vargas, Inva Mula, Alessandro Cobelli, Giorgio Caoduro

25. L'orfeo, favola in musica (1998 TV Movie)

114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

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Director: Pierre Barret | Stars: René Jacobs, Simon Keenlyside, Juanita Lascarro, Graciela Oddone

Votes: 8

26. Macbeth (2015 Video)

158 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.0
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Marco Scalfi | Stars: Giuseppe Altomare, Giorgio Giuseppini, Dimitra Theodossiou, Valeria Sepe

Votes: 9

27. Il Trovatore (2014)

Unrated | 145 min | Drama, Musical

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Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore One of the most enduringly popular operas in the repertoire, Il Trovatore was first seen at Rome's Teatro Apollo in 1853. Together with Rigoletto and La ... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, David Gharibyan, Florian Hoffmann

Votes: 12

28. 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 »

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Johan Botha, Zvetelina Vassileva, Marco Vratogna, Beau Gibson

Votes: 5

29. Macbeth (2002 TV Movie)

140 min | Music, Drama

7.1
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Thomas Hampson, Paoletta Marrocu, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Luis Lima

Votes: 27

30. Elixir of Love (1947)

75 min | Musical

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Director: Mario Costa | Stars: Nelly Corradi, Loretta Di Lelio, Tito Gobbi, Gino Sinimberghi

Votes: 13

31. Le nozze di Figaro (II) (2006 TV Movie)

184 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.7
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Director: Jonathan Haswell | Stars: Graciela Araya, Francis Egerton, Gerald Finley, Philip Langridge

Votes: 22

32. Don Carlo (2010 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Stars: Rolando Villazón, Marina Poplavskaya, Simon Keenlyside, Sonia Ganassi

33. Un ballo in maschera (2005 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, Music

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Director: Don Kent | Stars: Chiara Taigi, Eun Yee You, Franco Vassallo, Massimiliano Pisapia

Votes: 9

34. L'incoronazione di Poppea (1979)

164 min | Music, Drama

8.9
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Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Rachel Yakar, Eric Tappy, Trudeliese Schmidt, Matti Salminen

Votes: 27

35. Ernani (1982 TV Movie)

138 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Director: Preben Montel | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Renato Bruson, Nicolai Ghiaurov

Votes: 21

36. Nabucco (2000 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

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Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Renato Bruson, Nazzareno Antinori, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sylvie Valayre

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

142 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Piotr Beczala, Anna Netrebko, Massimo Cavalletti, Nino Machaidze

Votes: 12

38. Così fan tutte (1996 TV Movie)

194 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.9
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Barbara Frittoli, Angelika Kirchschlager, Bo Skovhus, Michael Schade

Votes: 7

39. Il trovatore (2002 TV Movie)

139 min | Music, Drama

7.8
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: José Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Yvonne Naef, Verónica Villarroel

Votes: 31

40. Gianni Schicchi, Opera by Giacomo Puccini (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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It's mid-twentieth century Florence. Wealthy Buoso Donati has just died in his bed, his extended family the only people around him at the time. Rumors abound within the family that he has ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Andriana Chuchman, Meredith Arwady, Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Votes: 12

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

136 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Director: Matteo Ricchetti | Stars: Zachary Stains, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Laura Cherici, Luca Dordolo

Votes: 11

42. La Gioconda (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Musical

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Gioconda is rarely performed, except for the famous Dance of the Hours, which became popular also thanks to Walt Disney's Fantasia. This co-production of Arena di Verona, Barcelona's Teatro... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Andrea Gruber, Marco Berti, Alberto Mastromarino, Carlo Colombara

43. La bohème (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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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 »

Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Inna Dukach, Lourdes Faberes, Hilva Gerzmava, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Votes: 6

44. Europa riconosciuta (2004 TV Movie)

133 min | Drama, Music

9.2
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Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Diana Damrau, Désirée Rancatore, Genia Kühmeier, Daniela Barcellona

Votes: 9

45. Don Carlo (1978 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Margaret Price, Renato Bruson, Yelena Obraztsova

46. Così fan tutte (2006 TV Movie)

210 min | Comedy, Musical

8.2
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Director: Francesca Kemp | Stars: Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu, Luca Pisaroni, Nicolas Rivenq

Votes: 14

47. Falstaff (1987 TV Movie)

Unrated | 131 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Based, in part, on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff is Verdi's last work for the stage - and only his second comic opera. And yet the humour in this multilayered ... See full summary »

Director: André Flédérick | Stars: José van Dam, William Stone, Laurence Dale, Elzbieta Szmytka

Votes: 6

48. Les noces de Figaro (II) (1980 TV Movie)

160 min | Comedy, Musical

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Director: Pierre Badel | Stars: Gabriel Bacquier, Jules Bastin, Jane Berbié, Gundula Janowitz

49. Il viaggio a Reims (1992 TV Movie)

149 min | Comedy, Music

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Director: Manuel More | Stars: Sylvia McNair, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Luciana Serra, Cheryl Studer

Votes: 11

50. Madama Butterfly (1986 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Yasuko Hayashi, Hack-Nam Kim, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Peter Dvorský

Votes: 23