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1. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.

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

Votes: 1,386

2. Carmen (1984)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.5
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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: 1,364

3. The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)

G | 135 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.7
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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: 3,883

4. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.3
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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: 2,540 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Carmen (I) (1983)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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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: 2,714

6. 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, Ben Davis, Silvia Moi

Votes: 1,052

7. Don Giovanni (1979)

176 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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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: 995

8. La Bohème (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 1,392 | Gross: $0.45M

9. Justice, My Foot! (1992)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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: 2,014

10. 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: 165

11. 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: 539

12. Casanova Variations (2014)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Two stories about the greatest seducer of all time, Giacomo Casanova.

Director: Michael Sturminger | Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Florian Boesch, Miah Persson

Votes: 179

13. Hansel and Gretel (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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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: 187

14. Lowlands (1954)

99 min | Drama, Romance, Musical

6.3
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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: 360

15. Parsifal (1982)

PG | 255 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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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: 229

16. Joan of Arc at the Stake (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.9
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Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Tullio Carminati, Giacinto Prandelli, Augusto Romani

Votes: 237

17. I, 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: 526

18. Mozart's Don Giovanni Juan (2010)

105 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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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: 211

19. Three Brothers (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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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: 305

20. Bánk bán (2002)

118 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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64 Metascore

Bánk Bán, the viceroy is loyal to the ruling regime, but when he is told Otto, the brother of Endre the Second seduced his wife, he decides to join the revolution.

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

Votes: 138

21. 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: 69

22. Cavalleria rusticana (1968 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Director: Åke Falck | Stars: Fiorenza Cossotto, Gianfranco Cecchele, Adriana Martino, Gian Giacomo Guelfi

Votes: 27

23. Nobody's Children (1951)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 194

24. Madamigella di Maupin (1966)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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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: 123

25. The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916)

112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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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: 60

26. Harlock Saga (1999– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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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: 205

27. Karmen Gei (2001)

86 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

6.1
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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: 210

28. Papageno (1935)

11 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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Film shows the story of Papageno (the one from Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute"), who wants a mate, yet has difficulties getting one.

Director: Lotte Reiniger

Votes: 301

29. Carmen (II) (1915)

Drama

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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: 15

30. Rigoletto (1946)

105 min | Music, Romance

7.7
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Tito Gobbi, Marcella Govoni, Lina Pagliughi, Mario Filippeschi

Votes: 27

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: 40

32. Rusalka (1986 TV Movie)

158 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Director: Derek Bailey | Stars: Eilene Hannan, John Treleaven, Rodney Macann, Ann Howard

Votes: 15

33. La favorita (1952)

78 min | Drama

5.2
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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: 29

34. Fatal Desire (1953)

80 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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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: 66

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

125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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In 1793 London, vampire Ripley [Omar Ebrahim] is chased through a maze of abandoned waterfront warehouses. He falls through a broken floor and lies dormant in the city's icy catacombs until... See full synopsis »

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

Votes: 31

36. The Bohemian Girl (1922)

70 min | Romance

6.6
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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: 35

37. 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: 70

38. Love of a Clown - Pagliacci (1948)

67 min | Music

7.1
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Recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his wife Nedda, and her lover, Silvio.

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

Votes: 38

39. Intre oglinzi paralele (1978)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Mircea Veroiu | Stars: Ion Caramitru, Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan, George Constantin, Elena Albu

Votes: 24

40. Faust and the Devil (1949)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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Goethe's drama and Gounod's opera "Faust" is treated here like a movie rather than the usual photographed-opera from a stage method. Faust is a man who sells his soul to Mephistopheles in ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Italo Tajo, Nelly Corradi, Gino Mattera, Onelia Fineschi

Votes: 18

41. The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)

120 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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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: 126

42. A Clown Must Laugh (1936)

92 min | Musical

6.3
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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: 14

43. Rigoletto e la sua tragedia (1956)

91 min | Musical, Romance

5.4
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A musical drama based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto.

Director: Flavio Calzavara | Stars: Aldo Silvani, Tito Gobbi, Janet Vidor, Pina Arnaldi

Votes: 20

44. Louise (1939)

83 min | Musical

6.7
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Louise, a young seamstress, has fallen in love with Julien, her neighbor, a composer who lives a Bohemian life with his friends, artists like him. Her over-possessive working class parents ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Grace Moore, Georges Thill, André Pernet, Suzanne Desprès

Votes: 47

45. The Bohemian Dancer (1926)

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Director: Frederic Zelnik | Stars: Lya Mara, Harry Liedtke, William Dieterle, Heinrich Peer

46. Die verkaufte Braut (1932)

77 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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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: 140

47. The King Goes Forth to France (1986)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, History

5.0
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Director: Anssi Mänttäri | Stars: Paavo Piskonen, Harri Nikkonen, Susanna Haavisto, Riitta Havukainen

Votes: 24

48. The Knight of the Rose (1925)

105 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 98

49. Mahagonny (1980)

Unrated | 141 min

7.2
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A mathematical analysis of Marcel Duchamp's The Large Glass, expressed in terms of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Director: Harry Smith | Stars: Rose Feliu-Pettet, Allen Ginsberg, Lotte Lenya, Jonas Mekas

Votes: 22

50. Boris Godunov (1954)

110 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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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: 54



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