Movies like Boris Godounov

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Boris Godounov (1989)
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Boris Godounov (1989)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: France, Spain, Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Zulawski tackles Modest Mussorgsky’s famous opera about the bloody battle for ascendancy to the throne of Russia in the 17th-century! With a score conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, Zulawski adds extra layers of devilish meta-textual embellishment by composing the film’s imagery as though we are watching a theater piece of a film crew making a movie about the opera of “Boris Godounov”! As well, the picture is full of delightful anachronisms that mock the then-contemporary Russian government, alongside jabs at other 20th-century dictatorships. So incensed was Rostropovich by Zulawski’s juiced final product — one that took liberties with the narrative’s sexual thrust, amongst other things — that he (unsucessfully) took Zulawski to court for “the violation of the Russian soul”! “Impressive in its use of whirling camera movements as well as mega close-ups of the contracted faces of its singers, ‘Boris Godounov’ is one of the most original opera movies ever made”
Style: avant garde
Plot: czar, brutality, murder, opera, russian history, kremlin, surrealism, coronation
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films with plots about murder, opera, surrealism, dancing, love and romance, drugs and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Musical and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Boris Godounov: Boris Godunov (1986), Tosca (2001), Carmen in 3D (2011), La Didone (2011), Tommy (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boris Godunov (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Praised for its fine photography and production design if not its narrative, Sergei Bondarchuk directed this adaptation of the tale by Alexander Pushkin. Boris Godunov came to the Czarist throne at the end of the 16th century, after the original ...
Plot: russian history, bell, impostor, torture, battles, czar, idiot, usurper, battle, murder, coronation
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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, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: opera, couples, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, dishonesty, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, manipulation, concert, manipulations, curses spells and rituals
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, 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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67%
La Didone (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Live performance by Les Arts Florissants at the Théâtre de Caen, recorded on 18 Octorber 2011. "One of the earliest operas deserving of the name, Didone is our first surviving musical version of the famous episode in Virgil's Aeneid ...
Plot: opera live performance, stage performance, torment, broken heart, opera, isolation, queen, italian opera
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Tommy (1975)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: cult film, surreal, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, pinball machine, post war, pinball, christmas party, mute, blindness, christmas lights, christmas tree, world war two, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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54%
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The Rose King (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: West Germany, Portugal, France, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A mentally unstable woman and her son move to a sprawling mansion in Portugal to grow roses.
Plot: mental instability, mother son relationship, rose, mental disorder, gay interest, art, opera, male nudity, farm, homosexual, love
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51%
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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, religion, live performance, cemetery, forgiveness, betrayal, stage performance, duel, opera, italian opera, unfaithful wife
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Where the Rainbow Ends (1999)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mikael Persson is about to realize his dream, a great musical with some of Sweden's foremost artists and with himself in the lead role. But just weeks before the premiere the Swedish Enforcement Authority knocks on the door and throws Michael ...
Plot: subterfuge, seven deadly sins, clothing store, psychiatric ward, gluttony, caravan, nightmare, surrealism, dancing, bankruptcy, prostitution, time warp ...
Place: eastern europe
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Good to Go (1986)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being misled by the police about a rape and murder near a popular Washington, D.C. Go-Go club, a jaded journalist begins digging into the establishment's racist framework.
Plot: racism, drug abuse, gang, journalism, hip hop, music, false accusation, rape, murder, journalist
Place: washington d.c.
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42%
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The Saviour (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Aapadbandhavudu is a 1992 Telugu film. It was the third collaboration between actor Chiranjeevi and director K. Viswanath after Shubhalekha and Swayamkrushi. The movie won critical acclaim, especially for Chiranjeevi, who received the Nandi Award ...
Plot: actor, amnesia, cow, electric shock, death of sister, poet, love, cattle, tragic event, village, injury, school teacher ...
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The Big Ceremonial (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fantasy is a favourite theme for directors, since it enables them to give vent to diabolical situations with unlimited licence. This film is of this category. It is the story of a jealous and protective mother who allows her son only home-made dolls ...
Plot: love, murder, first sexual experience, thief, surrealism, overbearing mother, girl, victim, domineering mother, mother son relationship
Place: paris france
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41%
Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this whimsical fable, Resnais deftly interweaves three story lines: the creation of an early-20th-century utopia; romantic high jinks at a school conference; and a fantasy sparked by F/X pioneer Georges Méliès.
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: utopia, idealism, imaginary kingdom, urban, hopes, artists and showbiz, reform, in the woods, cause and meaning, palaces castles and temples, legends and myths, human nature ...
Time: middle ages
Place: france
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40%
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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, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, music, society, downfall, love and romance, ambition, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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39%
Lost in the Stars (1974)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Musical from the American Film Theatre series, based on the play Cry The Beloved Country.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, oldies, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, friendship, show tunes, friends, injustice, human spirit, discrimination, custody ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, south africa
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39%
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Oxygen (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two people play out a story of love and desperation that's enacted through music in this drama from writer and director Ivan Vyrypaev. Sasha (Alexei Filimonov) is a man in his twenties who lives in the small town of Serpukhov and has fallen in ...
Plot: drugs, murder, redhead, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, male nudity, dancing, accent, husband wife relationship, surrealism, rap, terror ...
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The Witches' Sabbath (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil.
Style: baroque
Plot: devil, witch, murder, mad woman, torture, orgasm, surrealism, reincarnation, loss of virginity, inquisition, psychoanalysis, sex ...
Time: 17th century
Place: tuscany
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38%
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Zoot Suit (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: racism, murder, interracial relations, mexican american, false accusation, prison life, human spirit, uncover truth, law enforcement, legal action, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa
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38%
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Black Tights (1961)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Live scenes of Paris and a continuity Narrator link together four dramatic choreographies, all by Roland Petit: Carmen (1949), La croqueuse de diamants (1950), Deuil en 24 heures (1953), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1959).
Style: stylized, feel good, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: music, dealing with death, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, gangsters, theater, love triangle, unfulfilled love, omnibus, dance, pantyhose ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france
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37%
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Lazare (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest in Romania to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.
Style: avant garde, psychotronic, contemplative, stylized, cult film
Plot: backstage, conspiracy, paranoia, filmmaking, schizophrenia, ambitious man, hitman, actress, bisexual, hallucination, love, female protagonist ...
Place: europe, romania
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37%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, abandoned house, murder, pregnancy, death, skateboarding, surrealism, skateboard, drugs, sex, drug
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36%
Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Style: based on true events
Plot: murder, plantation, mafia, marijuana, drugs, drug
Place: andalusia
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35%
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Cremaster 5 (1997)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Cremaster 5 (55 min, 1997) is a five-act opera (sung in Hungarian) set in late-ninteenth century Budapest. The last film in the series, Cremaster 5 represents the moment when the testicles are finally released and sexual differentiation is fully ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, epic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: opera, legends and myths, tragic love, redemption, human nature, introspection, theater, gender bending, wizards and magicians, love and romance, gender, orchestral ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
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35%
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Carmen (2005)
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa
Duration: 122 min.
Story: U-CARMEN is a feature film based on Georges Bizet's 19th-century opera that was filmed on location in a modern South African township setting. The energy, compassion, and heat of township life in all its elements create a constantly visually ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, opera, tragic love, crimes of passion, vengeance, love affair, love triangle, dangerous attraction, couples, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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35%
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Johanna (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: hospital, old man, prostitute, life is a bitch, healing power, doctors and patients, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, coma, medical, opera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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34%
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Lines (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Greece nowadays. Seven different stories about seven persons who have already reached their limits and finally fall apart. Despite their seemingly obvious connection they are simultaneously connected through a common desperate action: the last phone ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: financial crisis, injury, self harm, darkness, death, surrealism, poverty, politics, psychiatry
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31%
Wild in the Country (1961)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: false accusation, doctor, oath, garage, college, murder, family business, family relations, social worker, couples, power relations, small town ...
Time: 60s
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30%
Love Me Strangely (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the ...
Plot: murder, sexual relations, driven mad, french giallo, prostitute, husband wife relationship, police, wife husband relationship
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Greendale (2003)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Neil Young's "musical novel", telling the story of a family, the murder of a cop and the evolution of a young girl named Sun Green. This is not a concert film. YOung himself shot actors on locations on his native Northern California ...
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, captivating, biting ...
Plot: small town, social differences, parents and children, couple relations, family life, americana, culture clash, journalism, society, satire, music, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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29%
Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: religion, poverty, lion, reflection, humiliation, surrealism, water, faith, murder, desperation, homelessness, hiding place
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28%
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, poison, opera
Place: siberia, russia
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28%