Movies like Falstaff

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Falstaff (1982)
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Falstaff (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The Graham Vicks production of FALSTAFF opened the new Covent Garden Royal Opera House, and was not to everybody's taste; the garish primary colours of the costumes. The staging is effective--the complicated counterpoint of the ensembles is reflected in unobtrusive blocking that keeps the vocal lines clear and separate, especially in the final fugue. Bryn Terfel's Falstaff is a memorable creation, self-mocking and self-aggrandising at the same time--so much so, in fact, that he almost does not need the vast prosthetic body he has to wear for the part. Desiree Rancatore is an admirably sweet-toned Nanetta; Bernadette Manca di Nissa an appropriately sardonic Mistress Quickly; Roberto Frontali as Ford, in his Act 2 scena, perfectly distils and parodies every jealousy aria ever written, including Verdi's own. Haitink's conducting is exemplary in the lyrical passages, gets almost everything out of the fast and furious comic sections.
Plot: opera, knight, fairy, seduction, servant, gluttony, disguise, shakespeare, laundry
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Falstaff

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and feel good films with plots about opera, live performance, couples, music, artists and showbiz, seduction and love and romance mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Falstaff: Le Comte Ory (1997), Macbeth (1987), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981), La Cenerentola (1988), Patience (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Le Comte Ory (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Story: Glyndebourne's intimate opera house provides the perfect setting for Rossini's third French opera, a sparkling medieval comedy of lust and chastity.
Plot: opera, recluse, pilgrim, man disguised as a woman, impostor, seduction, countess, opera live performance, wine cellar
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Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Austria
Duration: 136 min.
Plot: opera
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Macbeth (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany, France
Duration: 149 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: live performance, tragedy, opera, curse, italian opera
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The Glyndebourne Opera's 1981 production of the Benjamin Britten opera, based on Shakespeare's play.
Plot: donkey, unrequited love, elf, fairy, opera, farce, struggling actor, opera live performance, switch
Place: ancient greece
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La Cenerentola (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music
Country: Austria
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Gioacchino Rossini's sparkling version of the Cinderella story comes live from the Salzburg Festival with Ann Murray and Francisco Araiza as Cinderella and the Prince. Director Michael Hampe envisions La Cenerentola less as a fairy tale and ...
Plot: opera, cinderella, royalty, prince, love, masquerade, live performance, disguise, royal romance, live audience
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Patience (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A 1995 Opera Australia performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta, recorded at the Sydney Opera House. Bunthorne, a poet worshiped by every lady he meets, loves only one woman: Patience. But Patience does not share the other ...
Plot: sweetheart, poet, operetta, opera, live performance, reciting poetry, live audience
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Cinderella (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Prince, Don Ramiro (who has changed places with his valet, Dandini), meets Cenerentola and they are instantly attracted to each other. When the Philosopher, Alidoro, later takes Cenerentola (dressed in magnificent clothing) to the palace, ...
Plot: opera, cinderella, love, singer, prince, royalty, royal romance, disguise, masquerade, singing, song
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Les Indes Galantes (2004)
Genre: Music, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 190 min.
Story: "William Christie and Les Arts Florissants propel this exuberant production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's second opera to great heights. Andrei Serban's extravagant, highly baroque staging presents the four exotic love stories vibrantly. ...
Plot: ballet, opera, native american, live performance, opera live performance, french opera, omnibus
Place: india, paris france
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Rigoletto (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Rigoletto is a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. He has a hunch-back and he's rather unattractive, but he's good at his job of humiliating the courtiers for the amusement of the Duke. The courtiers, of course, are not amused. The ...
Plot: opera, seduction, father daughter relationship, duke, palace, medieval, fence
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Othello (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The complete version of Verdi's Otello performed by Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Gala Performance in honour of Sir Georg Solti's 80th birthday.. 27 October 1992. BBC 2 Television live relay.
Plot: shakespeare's othello, tragedy, opera, opera live performance
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Svengali (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sincere
Plot: follow your dream, hopes, music band, music, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, relationship vs career, music industry, rising to stardom, misfit, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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The Gondoliers (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Story: After marrying their sweethearts Gianetta and Tessa, gondoliers Marco and Giuseppe learn that one of them is really the King of Barataria. But it's a mystery as to which one is which. The couples begin to fantasize about wealth and royalty, ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: england, europe
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The second televised production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Helen Mirren in the cast, although this time in a different role (Titania). In the 1968 production, which was released to movie theatres in Europe, but premiered in ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Film of the opera Cavalleria Rusticana conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
Plot: opera, seduction, infidelity, innkeeper, easter, duel, peasant, church, jealousy
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dinah (Barbara Ferris) is a famous model and actress who is getting tired of life in the limelight and wants to take a break. While shooting a commercial spot for meat, she meets Steve (Dave Clark), a stuntman. Dinah and Steve hit it off and decide ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty, humorous ...
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Time: 60s
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, sexual ...
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Place: england
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
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Style: realistic, humorous, cynical, witty, not serious ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, desire for fame, music, obsession, follow your dream, on the road, disorder, down on your luck, direction and purpose, aspiration, longing, ambitious man ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Run for Your Wife (2012)
Genre: Comedy
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Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, sex comedy
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Carmen (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Georges Bizet's Carmen, filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, and conducted by Antonio Pappano, tells the tragic story of a soldier who falls for the sultry Carmen and abandons his career and family to be with her.
Plot: opera, jealousy, passion, women fight, live performance, topless woman, knife fight, cultural conflict, opera live performance, french opera
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
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Flip a Coin (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
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Place: england, europe, spain, london
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Aria (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, experimental ...
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26%
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Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sex comedy, satirical, entertaining, light, feel good ...
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