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Samson et Dalila (1981)
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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 of him. But calls them to show some defiance, so Abimelech attacks Samson with his sword. Samson seizes the sword and strikes him dead. The Hebrews scatter and the High Priest of Dagon appears, cursing the Hebrews. When a messenger reports that the Hebrews are ravaging the harvest, the High Priest forms a plan to use Delilah to overcome Samson's strength. Delilah's beauty is such that Samson can't resist her for long. She begs to know the secret of his supernatural strength, but he refuses, though he says he loves her. Delilah betrays Samson by having some Philistine soldiers seize him and throw him into a prison in Gaza, where his hair is cut off.
Style: biblical
Plot: religion, seduction, betrayal, opera, hair, priest, religious differences, demolition, live performance, french opera

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and atmospheric films with plots about opera, tragedy, live performance, religion, betrayal, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Samson et Dalila: Rigoletto (2010), Madama Butterfly (2010), Othello (1986), Carmen (2007), The Light of the World (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disguise, kidnapping, court, revenge, murder, opera, clown, live performance, duke
Place: italy
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95%
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: bigamy, betrayal, opera, geisha, live performance, suicide, deception, italian opera
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94%
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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, manipulations, love and romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, dishonesty, rivalry, intrigue, losing-it hero, manipulation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
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88%
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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, live performance, women fight, topless woman, passion, knife fight, opera, jealousy, french opera
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Light of the World (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This 78-minute film takes you on an unforgettable journey, showing the biblical account of the creation of man and the entrance of sin into the world. See why Jesus Christ came to earth and how He dealt with the sin issue once and for all. Follow ...
Style: biblical
Plot: crucifix, bible, heaven, painting, christian, religion, hell
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69%
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
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58%
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Rodelinda (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 203 min.
Story: Live from Munich 2004
Plot: opera live performance, rivals, live performance, queen, opera, rival
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55%
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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, opera, tragedy, curse, live performance
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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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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: palace, opera, father daughter relationship, seduction, fence, medieval, duke
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52%
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Soul Hustler (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Matthew Crowe, a whoring, pot-smoking, wandering singer teams up with a tent-show preacher. The preacher recognizes Mathew's charisma, and together they collect big donations delivering sermons with rocking gospel songs.Soon enough, Matthew ...
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic
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Cavalleria Rusticana (1968)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 76 min.
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Plot: easter, jealousy, opera, peasant, church, based on opera, infidelity, seduction, duel, innkeeper
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, biblical
Plot: hopes, unfulfillment, society, music, heroes, ambition, country, righting the wronged, religions or cults, evangelist, christianity, crucifixion of jesus ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 210 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Madama Butterfly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Opera at La Scala Milan
Plot: live performance, suicide, sailor, betrayal, tragedy, geisha, opera, bigamy, italian opera, american
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: biblical
Plot: religion
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42%
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 76 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
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Genre: Music, Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria, France, Italy
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Country: USA
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War Room (2015)
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Country: USA
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Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: France
Duration: 200 min.
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33%
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
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33%
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Freedom (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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29%
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Don Juan (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: seduction, priest, reincarnation, lesbian sex, lesbian, female nudity, lesbianism, playing footsie, bare breasts, suicide, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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