Movies like Madama Butterfly

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Madama Butterfly (1986)
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Madama Butterfly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Opera at La Scala Milan
Plot: sailor, suicide, geisha, betrayal, tragedy, american, opera, bigamy, italian opera, live performance
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Madama Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, realistic, serious and sexy films with plots about opera, live performance, betrayal, opera live performance, italian opera, tragedy and love mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Madama Butterfly: Macbeth (1987), Madame Butterfly (1995), Il Trovatore (2002), L'Incoronazione di Poppea (2000), Carmen (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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95%
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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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52%
Madame Butterfly (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 135 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, unfulfilled love, social differences, opposites attract, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
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50%
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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: tragedy, love triangle, gypsy, anvil, filicide, opera live performance, italian opera, live performance, revenge, opera
Place: spain
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44%
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, opera, menage a trois, provence, music festival, live performance, god, italian opera, torment, coronation
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
42%
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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: opera live performance, shakespeare's othello, tragedy, opera
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40%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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War and Peace (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 249 min.
Story: BBC production of 'Sergei Prokofiev (I)"s opera "War and Peace" performed by the Kirov Opera under the baton of Valery Gergiev in St. Petersburg, Russia. The love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov, ...
Plot: live performance, conquering, napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, opera
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, opera, quiz, live performance, massacre, sacrifice, queen
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Aida (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: La Scala went all out for its 1986 production of this grandest of grand operas, with a strong cast and, most important for a video recording, a larger-than-life staging. The Triumph Scene in Act II is by no means Aida's only attraction, but it ...
Plot: classical music, singer, singing, slave, unrequited love, opera
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: religion, live performance, demolition, seduction, betrayal, religious differences, priest, hair, opera, french opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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La traviata (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Japan, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Violetta, a courtesan much wooed by Parisian society, organizes a grand party that is attended, amongst others, by the young Alfredo Germont. He confesses his feelings to Violetta, who is already suffering from consumption. She vacillates between ...
Plot: jealousy, death, courtesan, consumerism, tuberculosis, sofa, clock, maid, italian opera, mask, opera, live performance ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, cross dressing, live performance, undressing, opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Full Monteverdi (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Full Monteverdi follows the simultaneous break-up of six couples, from shocking revelation, vengeful anger and erotic longing for reconciliation, as an ensemble film. Vulnerable and disarming, it draws viewers into its emotional journey and ...
Style: baroque
Plot: breakup, break-up, song, loss of lover, infidelity, engagement, love, opera, desire, singer, crying, adultery ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Carmen (1989)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Filmed production of Bizet’s Carmen at Earls Court in London, June 1989.
Plot: opera, bullfighter, menage a trois, gypsy
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, opera, poison
Place: siberia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Bandage (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in Japan in the early 1990s, there's one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success amidst a flood of other bands. Asako and Miharu are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band; a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, musician's life, betrayal, dishonesty, romance, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, fall in love, music, artists and showbiz, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, husband wife relationship, hell, opera, italian opera
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled, "Farewell My Concubine," that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou ...
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender bending, love triangle, homosexual, friendship, prostitute, teacher, marriage, communism, suicide, actor, opera ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, italian opera, religion, live performance, cemetery, forgiveness, betrayal, stage performance, duel, opera, unfaithful wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Christ of Nanjing (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tony Au directed this Hong Kong-Japanese co-production lovingly adapted for the screen by Joyce Chan. Tony Leung stars as Ryuichi Okagawa, a Japanese writer who worked as a reporter in China and has been sick ever since his return home. While in ...
Plot: bible, prostitution, chinese, tragedy, sexuality, religion, headache, bigamy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: fisherman, preacher, opera, landlady, falling over a cliff, nonconformity, investigation, apprentice, mob, drowning, murder, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: love, live performance, murder, duel, letter, opera, menage a trois, festival, live broadcast, marriage, russian
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Notre Dame de Paris - Live Arena di Verona (2002)
Genre: Musical, Music, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "Notre Dame de Paris" which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quadimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier ...
Plot: pageant, hunchback, live performance, masquerade
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Rigoletto (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Live recording at Royal Opera House, 22 September, 2001. Television live relay. In one of the Royal Opera's most celebrated and popular productions, director David McVicar mixes lavish historical costumes and dark stylized settings to ...
Plot: revenge, hunchback, curse, opera, grudge
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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