Movies like Madama Butterfly 2010

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Madama Butterfly (2010)
Madama Butterfly (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: suicide, geisha, betrayal, deception, opera, bigamy, italian opera, live performance

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Most similar movies to Madama Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and stylized films with plots about opera, live performance, opera live performance, italian opera, betrayal, suicide and murder mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Madama Butterfly: Macbeth (1987), Madame Butterfly (1995), Rigoletto (2010), Samson et Dalila (1981), Orpheus (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Madama Butterfly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Opera at La Scala Milan
Plot: italian opera, live performance, suicide, sailor, betrayal, tragedy, opera, geisha, bigamy, american
Place: japan
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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: italian opera, live performance, tragedy, opera, curse
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 134 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, couples, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, love affair, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.9
 69
Rigoletto (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Italy, UK, France, Japan, USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Guiseppi Verdi's opera about Rigoletto, the unattractive, hunchbacked jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. The Duke has noticed a young lady going to church each Sunday and he plans to seduce her. When Count Monterone confronts the Duke ...
Plot: italian opera, court, revenge, disguise, kidnapping, murder, opera, clown, duke, live performance
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Samson et Dalila (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While the rest of the Hebrews bewail their fate, Samson alone trusts in God's promise of liberty. Abimelech, the Philistine satrap of Gaza, enters to mock the Hebrews' God, proclaiming the superiority of Dagon, and the Hebrews are afraid ...
Style: biblical
Plot: seduction, live performance, hair, religion, demolition, betrayal, religious differences, priest, opera, french opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.6
 49
Orpheus (1978)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Live performance, part of Monteverdi cycle staged by Oper Zürich with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Zürich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble. Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Filmed 28 march - 20 April. Sound recorded 1 - 25 ...
Plot: opera live performance, hell, husband wife relationship, opera, italian opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.3
 8
Rodelinda (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 203 min.
Story: Live from Munich 2004
Plot: opera live performance, rivals, live performance, rival, opera, queen
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1979)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Live performance, part of Monteverdi cycle staged by Oper Zürich with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Zürich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble. Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Plot: opera live performance, italian opera, coronation, opera, king
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Il Trovatore (2002)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: José Cura, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Verónica Villarroel and Yvonne Naef lead the star cast of Verdi's blazingly passionate opera IL TROVATORE, in Elijah Moshinsky's new Royal Opera House production co-produced with Teatro Real Madrid, with ...
Plot: anvil, gypsy, tragedy, love triangle, filicide, opera live performance, italian opera, revenge, live performance, opera
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of Dmitry Shostakovich's long-suppressed 1936 opera. Galina Vishnevskaya stars as Katerina, a bored 19th century farm wife. At the behest of her grungy lover, Katerina murders her husband and her ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, opera, poison
Place: siberia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 9.2
 23
Turandot (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: From the world famous Arena of Verona, an international cast perform one of Puccini's best loved operas. The cruel Princess Turandot, ruler of China, will only wed a prince who can answer correctly her three riddles. Those who fail are ...
Plot: opera live performance, italian opera, sacrifice, queen, massacre, quiz, live performance, opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Experience Claudio Monteverdi's three-act opera in the environment it was meant to be seen with this release of a filmed performance captured live during a 2000 production staged at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in France. Mireille ...
Style: baroque
Plot: opera live performance, god, coronation, opera, torment, live performance, menage a trois, music festival, italian opera
Place: provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
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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 live performance, cultural conflict, knife fight, passion, topless woman, opera, women fight, live performance, jealousy, french opera
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Eugene Onegin (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The Wiener Philharmoniker mounts, and Andrea Breth stages, this 2007 production of Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin, starring Peter Mattei, Joseph Kaiser, Anna Samuil and Renée Morloc. The Konzertvereinigung Wiener ...
Plot: russian, letter, duel, opera, love, live broadcast, live performance, murder, marriage, menage a trois, festival
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38%
 6.9
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Othello (1986)
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 ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, obsession, betrayal, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, love and romance, losing-it hero, tragic hero, manipulations, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 18
Henry VIII (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: France
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Henry VIII is an opera in four acts by Camille Saint-Saëns, from a libretto by Léonce Détroyat and Armand Silvestre, based on El cisma en Inglaterra (The schism in England) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. It was revived in 1991 at the Théatre ...
Plot: king, live performance, opera
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Un Ballo In Maschera (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Verdi's opera performed by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine. Starring Luciano Pavarotti.
Plot: opera live performance, masquerade, opera, murder, stabbed in the chest, actress playing male role, assassination, regicide
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Stiffelio (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Stiffelio (2012) Parma. 'Stiffelio' is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The origin of this was the novel “Le pasteur d’hommes”, by Émile ...
Plot: opera live performance, betrayal, religion, opera, duel, cemetery, live performance, italian opera, unfaithful wife, stage performance, forgiveness, cheating wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Peter Grimes (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Benjamin Britten's opera as performed by the English National Opera, with Philip Langridge in the title role.
Plot: mob, opera, preacher, landlady, drowning, apprentice, investigation, suicide, falling over a cliff, pub, nonconformity, murder ...
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The Business of Fancydancing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: friendship, tragic love, self discovery, haunted by the past, lifestyle, society, couples, family problems, reunion, coming out, social differences, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Naples. Professor Renato Caccioppoli, professor of pure mathematics, is a tormented and disillusioned man living a difficult life. Back from the psychiatric hospital, abandoned by his wife, and having become a stranger to his own party colleagues of ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: teacher, russian, alcohol, student, professor, university, alcoholic, irony, piano, suicide, opera, weirdo ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: naples italy, italy
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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 ...
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Loren Cass (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Adolescents come to terms with their lives after the rebellions of 1996 St. Petersburg.
Plot: troubled teen, burglary, teenage boy, suicide, filmmaking, drug addiction, teenage girl, graffiti, sex, street, punk rock, doomed love ...
Place: los angeles, new york, california, florida
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Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, anti semitism, against the rules, rebelliousness, friends, against the odds, political unrest, dancing, dance, nazi, brainwashing, fighting the system ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, hamburg germany ...
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The Death of Klinghoffer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation from the controversial John Adams opera about the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s. The liner "Achille Lauro" is on a 12-day cruise in the Mediterranean. While the ship is docked in Alexandria, a maid ...
Plot: female director, palestinian, terrorism, opera, hostage, murder
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Alcina (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Handel's Alcina. Anonymous libretto, adapted from the libretto of Riccardo Broschi's "L'isola d'Alcina", based on Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando furioso" (uncredited)
Plot: opera live performance, undressing, opera, live performance, cross dressing
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24%
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You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, inspirational, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, follow your dream, rivalry, ambition, dancer's life, lifestyle, betrayal, dance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Cavalleria Rusticana (1968)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Film of the opera Cavalleria Rusticana conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
Plot: infidelity, jealousy, church, duel, innkeeper, peasant, opera, seduction, easter
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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: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: opera, womanizer, ambition, dishonesty, downfall, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, music, love and romance, society, one last chance, deal with the devil ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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Brave (1994)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Cult director Richard Stanley brings Marillion's music to the screen in the 50-minute BRAVE. A teenager believed to be suicidal is discovered wandering near the Severn Bridge. Suffering from severe memory loss, she seeks information about the ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, homelessness, amnesia, paranoia, depression, homeless, psychopath, progressive rock, flashback, psychiatrist, runaway
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