Movies like Othello 1986

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Othello (1986)
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Othello (1986)
Original name: Otello
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined Zeffirelli's 1976 La Scala staging (production on the film was briefly interrupted while Domingo participated in the rescue operations following the Mexico City earthquake). While Katia Ricciarelli as Desdemona and Justino Diaz as Iago perform their own singing, Zeffirelli's Cassio--played by real-life European prince Urbano Barberini--is dubbed by Ezio de Cesare. The director made several cuts in the original libretto and score in order to accommodate the film's two-hour time limit, but these excisions are done with taste and discretion. Because of the excessive violence in the third act--two murders, a suicide, a superficial throat-slashing--Otello was released with a PG rating.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, sexy, breathtaking, unusual plot structure, talky ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, forbidden love, tragic love, interracial relations, love and romance, royal family, manipulations, intrigue, manipulation, dishonesty, losing-it hero, rivalry, tragic hero, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, palaces castles and temples, tragedy, masturbation, jealousy, general, handkerchief, shakespeare's othello, shakespeare ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and emotional films with plots about unfulfillment, love and romance, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, couples and tragedy mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Othello: Carmen (1984), I, Don Giovanni (2009), Madame Butterfly (1995), Tosca (2001), M. Butterfly (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carmen (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opera, love triangle, tragic love, soldier, femme fatale, music, betrayal, deadly, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
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I, Don Giovanni (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: casanova, mozart, opera, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, musician's life, writer's life, rivalry, womanizer, stage performance, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, italy, austria, europe, vienna
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Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Cio-Cio-San, a young Japanese geisha, seeks to fulfill her dreams through marriage to an American naval officer. Her faith in their future is shattered by his empty vows and the loss she endures touches something deep within us all.
Style: emotional, stylized, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, love affair, couples, unfulfillment, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, society, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
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78%
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Tosca (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Benoit Jacquot's acclaimed 2002 film of Puccini's opera stars Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, with Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under Antonio Pappano.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: opera, tragic hero, love and romance, tragic love, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, concert, manipulation, unfulfilled love, curses spells and rituals, manipulations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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77%
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, communism, transvestism, gender bending, espionage, romance, social differences, fall in love, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
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The King Is Dancing (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Louis XIV, the French sun-king has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: king of france, ballet, intrigue, love triangle, tragic love, infidelity, love and romance, rise and fall, prodigy, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, versailles
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100%
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Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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74%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, beach, vacation, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
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100%
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Purpose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A software developer becomes a billionaire and is distracted by fame, greed and power, then must save his invention and company from a hostile takeover.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: relationship vs career, rivalry, rise to the top, redemption, infidelity, materialism, lifestyle, ambition, business, company, financier, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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100%
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Wild Flower (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Benedetti family's wealth comes from gold stolen from the French army during the 18th century. When Jean (Michael Vartan), the lieutenant guarding the coins -- and lover of Elisabette Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) -- is executed for a crime he ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, saga
Plot: wartime life, rivalry, betrayal, politics, parents and children, wrongfully committed, fall in love, tragic love, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, infidelity, siblings relations ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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100%
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Othello (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The 1965 version of the Shakespeare play.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, interracial relations, murder, tragic love, betrayal, love, tragedy, society, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, cyprus, europe
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66%
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: provence, countryside, haunted by the past, uncover truth, revenge, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, romance, love and romance, family secret, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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100%
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Othello (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 203 min.
Story: Iago and a comrade-in-arms are outside the Venice home of Desdemona's father, who does not yet know that she has eloped with Othello. Iago confides to his friend -- who had hoped to marry Desdemona -- that he serves Othello to further his own ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, racism, jealousy, shakespeare's othello, tragedy, love and romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, intrigue, downfall, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venice, italy, turkey
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Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: tense, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, betrayal, vengeance, tragic love, murder, racism, jealousy, couples, love and romance, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 1930s
Place: italy, venice, europe, mediterranean sea, england
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, poisoning, revenge, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, family relations, unfulfillment, dishonesty, prince, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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Hamlet (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
Story: From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This ground-breaking stage production, directed by ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: tragic hero, intrigue, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, murder, state affairs, dishonesty, parents and children, ghost, royal family, betrayal ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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Don Giovanni (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: 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 Giovanni killed) makes his appearance. He offers Giovanni ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: opera, womanizer, society, ambition, dishonesty, downfall, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, music, love and romance, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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63%
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A Love Bewitched (1986)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he is stabbed to death. Carmelo, who secretly loves Candela ...
Style: sexual, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: social misfits, love triangle, village life, unfulfilled love, redemption, tragic love, forbidden love, infidelity, village, love affair, curses spells and rituals, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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59%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: To be or not to be, etc.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, betrayal, ghost, tragic love, tragic hero, intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, uncover truth, parents and children, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern usa
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57%
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a seaside resort in the Caucasus, the story centers on n'er do well, Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and his illicit relationship with his mistress Nadya (Fiona Glascott). Laevsky has convinced Nadya to leave her husband for him, but now wants to ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, tragic hero, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, couple relations, downfall, infidelity, countryside, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, caucasus, black sea
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56%
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Phaedra (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A retelling of the Greek myth of Phaedra. In modern Greece, Alexis's father, an extremely wealthy shipping magnate, marries the younger, fiery Phaedra. When Alexis meets his stepmother, sparks fly and the two begin an affair. What will the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, island, love triangle, destiny, legends and myths, love and romance, unfulfillment, rivalry, greek, power relations, tragedy ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, europe
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55%
All Night Long (1962)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, friends, breaking point, manipulation, unfulfillment, rivalry, couples, vengeance, nightclub, showbiz, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, east end london
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54%
Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Louisiana juke joint owner loses her star entertainer and hires a white singer to fill in.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: interracial relations, white male black female relationship, love and romance, dangerous attraction, social differences, opposites attract, society, romance, dishonesty, couples, discrimination, racism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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54%
Romeo and Juliet (1966)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Classic ballet by Kenneth MacMillan to the music of Prokofiev.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, emotional, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, dancer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, romance, music, tragic love, true love, forbidden love, couples, love, male female relationship ...
Place: england
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53%
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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53%
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Hamlet (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: royal court, betrayal, revenge, queen, murder, tragic hero, rivalry, stepfather stepson relationship, royal family, intrigue, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe
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53%
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Carmen (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: tragic love, jealousy, dancer, based on opera, dangerous attraction, love triangle, showbiz, rivalry, artists and showbiz, performer's life, lifestyle, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain
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52%
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Carmen in 3D (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Passion, jealousy and betrayal take center stage at Londons Royal Opera House in a spectacular production of the worlds most popular opera. Bizets Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera. In this ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: opera, rebelliousness, dishonesty, destructive relationship, murder, wooing, infidelity, romance, betrayal, couples, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain
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49%
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King Lear (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, bleak, emotional
Plot: betrayal, tragic hero, rivalry, state affairs, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, dishonesty, aging, intrigue, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Place: russia
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