Movies like The Phantom of the Opera 1989

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The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those oppose himself or the young singer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, gloomy, rough, gothic, surprise ending, bloody, sexy, macabre ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, obsession, gore, gory, woman in danger, kidnapping, music, mentally unstable, vengeance, musician's life, supernatural, tragic hero, curses spells and rituals, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, fall in love, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love and romance, rivalry, blood, slasher, devil, violence, immortality ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: england, dungeon, london, europe, scotland yard, new york, america ...

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Most similar movies to The Phantom of the Opera

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, atmospheric and realistic films with plots about death, mentor, murder, adaptation, dialogue, brutality and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror genres. Some movies like The Phantom of the Opera: The Doctor and the Devils (1985), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), The Bodyguard (1992), Let the Right One In (2008), The Man Who Cried (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy steals the life's work of the poor musical Professor Petry. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: opera, opera house, kidnapping, murder, ghost, tragic hero, obsession, destructive relationship, music, unfulfilled love, woman in danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, love and romance, prodigy, dangerous attraction, love triangle, dancing, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, 1870s, year 1919
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, obsession, kidnapping, chorus girl, fainting, disfigurement, backstage, singer, musician, tragic hero, theater ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, year 1919, 1870s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Phantom of the Opera (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.
Style: gothic, emotional, serious, offbeat, mysterious ...
Plot: opera, blood, death, rat, gore, phantom, police protection, secret passage, opera house, police shootout, moon, fainting ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, hospital, slasher, investigation, serial murder, obsession, hotel, crime, rich and poor, bar, mutant, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, scary, epic ...
Plot: mad scientist, experiment, obsession, frankenstein, rescue, reincarnation, immortality, sin, deadly creature, vengeance, master villain, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 19th century, 1700s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: germany, geneva switzerland, swiss alps, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, unhappy, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1790s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, mississippi river, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 104K
The Bodyguard (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks ...
Style: touching, romantic, suspense, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, interracial romance, love story, bodyguard, love affair, music, musician's life, woman in danger, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Let the Right One In (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, captivating, bleak, scary ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, friendship, hidden identity, love and romance, deadly, loneliness, bully, youth, suicide, bullying, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, dancing, gypsy, singer, village, soldier, adoption, anti semitism, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, united kingdom ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, russia, france, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, soldier, housekeeper, romance, wooing, dishonesty, society, couples, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, slasher, high school, martial arts, serial killer, murder, nightmare, dream, resurrection, disfigurement, gory, child killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, creep, serial killer, high school, boiler room, booby trap, dream, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, gore, violence, knife murder, serial killer, mannequin, rage, sadism, park, killer, shotgun, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Opens with Bleek as a child learning to play the trumpet, his friends want him to come out and play but mother insists he finish his lessons. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band - The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The story of Bleek's ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, music, friendship, love triangle, musician's life, urban, artists and showbiz, love and romance, womanizer, ego clash, couple relations, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 7K
Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, countryside, love affair, unfulfilled love, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, obsession, betrayal, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 18th century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 30K
May (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: loneliness, obsession, murder, mental illness, gory, serial killer, psychopath, mole, social misfits, destructive relationship, cannibalism, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 362
Hearts of Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A reclusive musician, once a huge rock star, takes a young female protegee. While on a tour she meets a younger, more popular rocker and switches her loyalties.
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: farm, music band, musician's life, rock, performer's life, desire for fame, music, rise and fall, romance, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4.1
 3K
Faust (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An artist, John Jaspers sells his soul to the mysterious "M" in order to get revenge on the people who killed his girlfriend. Soon, he realizes everything has a price, and he is transformed into a horned demon with a passion for killing. ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, satanic ritual, snake, rape, revenge, gore, good versus evil, murder, deal with the devil, police detective, gory, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Duchess of Langeais (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In Majorca, in 1823, a French general, Armand de Montriveau, overhears a cloistered nun singing in a chapel; he insists on speaking to her. She is Antoinette, for five years he has searched for her. Flash back to their meeting in Paris, he recently ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, nun, soldier, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, tragic love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s
Place: europe, france, spain, africa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, forbidden love, betrayal, death, romance, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love affair, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, reunion, estate, governess, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1840s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Sleep with a Vampire (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Scott Valentine is a vampire who is torn between his need to feed and his desire to learn about the world of humans. But when he kidnaps Nina, a beautiful but troubled stripper, his world is turned upside down. For after she discovers that he cannot ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, stripper, unlikely couple, femme fatale, gory, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, drugs/alcohol, danger, supernatural, supernatural romance, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 1K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, opera, tragic love, soldier, love triangle, music, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, high school, transformation, serial killer, disfigurement, party, school bus, fire, diary, sleepwalking, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The police and British security forces call in Professor Van Helsing to help them investigate Satanic ritual which has been occurring in a large country house, and which has been attended by a government minister, an eminent scientist and secret ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, supernatural, satanist, gothic horror, plague, ghost, gory, supernatural ability, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, uncle nephew relationship, deafness, music, secretary, letter, investigation, musician's life, artists and showbiz, character study, mute or deaf, obsessive quest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: austria, europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, society, couples, nanny, infidelity, loss of virginity, egg, murder, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 13K
Mary Reilly (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, laboratory, prostitute, human nature, master and servant, dangerous attraction, monster, society, power relations, boss and employee, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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