Movies like Madama Butterfly

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Madama Butterfly (1986)
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Madama Butterfly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Opera at La Scala Milan
Plot: opera, sailor, betrayal, geisha, suicide, tragedy, american, 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 serious, captivating, realistic and stylized films with plots about opera, live performance, opera live performance, betrayal, italian opera, love and romance and tragedy mostly in Drama, Musical and Music genres. Some movies like Madama Butterfly: Aida (1985), Stiffelio (2012), La Didone (2011), 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: deception, italian opera, opera, bigamy, suicide, betrayal, live performance, geisha
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Aida (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, UK
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: opera, classical music, singer, slave, unrequited love, singing
Place: africa
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77%
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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: religion, forgiveness, betrayal, duel, opera, live performance, cemetery, italian opera, cheating wife, opera live performance, stage performance
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66%
Offenbach: Les Contes D'Hoffman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was ...
Plot: opera, doll, courtesan, live performance, poet, magic, drunk, scientist, singer, drinking alcohol, stage performance, french opera
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62%
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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, italian opera, broken heart, queen, torment, isolation, opera live performance, stage performance
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60%
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, god, coronation, menage a trois, music festival, live performance, torment, italian opera, opera live performance
Place: provence
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56%
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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, cultural conflict, jealousy, passion, women fight, live performance, topless woman, knife fight, opera live performance, french opera
Time: 18th century
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52%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: opera, rebelliousness, dishonesty, betrayal, romance, couples, wooing, destructive relationship, infidelity, murder, strong female presence, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain
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47%
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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: live performance, hunchback, notre dame cathedral, gypsy, obsessive love, unfaithful, dancing, priest, obsession, opera, spectacle, masquerade ...
Time: middle ages
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45%
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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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44%
The Magic Flute (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, world war one, military, heroic mission, soldier, escapades, romance, love and romance, true love, military hospital, lifesaver, right hand man ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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44%
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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 ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: opera, kremlin, czar, brutality, russian history, murder, surrealism, coronation
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: moscow russia
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43%
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman, married to a wealthy man, but miserably lonely; trapped within a world ruled with an iron fist. Katerina is driven by a lust for life and for love. Her husband, though, is impotent; her father-in-law a tyrant. No wonder, then, that ...
Plot: extramarital affair, opera, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, violence, rape, male nudity, sex, male in shower, pubic hair, testicles, singing
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41%
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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, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: opera, couples, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, manipulation, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, curses spells and rituals, concert
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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40%
Made for Each Other (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: The movie is about the love between a Tamil man, Vasu (Kamal Haasan), and a North Indian woman, Sapna (Rati Agnihotri), who are neighbours in Goa. They come from totally different backgrounds and can hardly speak the other's language. Their ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: tragedy, neighbor, elevator, rape, love, tea, double suicide, young love, culture clash, motorcycle, cross cultural relations, tragic love ...
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39%
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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: tragedy, opera, shakespeare's othello, opera live performance
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37%
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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: opera, murder, tragic love, love triangle, love affair, vengeance, dangerous attraction, crimes of passion, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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36%
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, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, couples, innocence lost, custody, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, down on your luck, tragic love, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: filicide, tragedy, love triangle, gypsy, italian opera, revenge, live performance, opera, opera live performance, anvil
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, husband wife relationship, italian opera, hell, opera live performance
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34%
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, king, coronation, italian opera, opera live performance
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34%
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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: death, jealousy, opera, courtesan, consumerism, tuberculosis, italian opera, doctor, party, baron, father, illness ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: opera, gender bending, betrayal, culture clash, communism, transvestism, cross dressing, espionage, romance, couples, double agent, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: opera, betrayal, seduction, priest, live performance, religion, religious differences, hair, demolition, french opera
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30%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: opera, soldier, tragic love, love triangle, femme fatale, music, obsessive quest, lifestyle, love and romance, betrayal, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 126
The Portrait (2017)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A musical tale about two impoverished sisters' anguish over whether or not to sell the final masterpiece of their recluse father days before the second world war, in Manila.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, love interest, friendship, intrigue, young man, sister sister relationship, betrayal, social issues, love, romantic obsession, politics, deception ...
Time: 1940s
Place: manila philippines
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29%
Love Never Dies (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set 10 years later, the Phantom has escaped from Paris to New York where he lives amongst the joyrides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has finally found a place for his music to soar, all that is missing is his love Christine Daaé. In a bid to ...
Style: gothic, sentimental, stylized, captivating, serious ...
Plot: opera, tragic hero, haunted by the past, love triangle, couples, longing, destructive relationship, romance, unfulfillment, island, disfigurement, phantom ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century
Place: usa, france, paris france, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Baal (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: 1982 BBC production of Bertholt Brecht's play Baal, starring and with music by David Bowie. Baal was the first full-length play written by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. It concerns a wastrel youth who becomes involved in ...
Plot: seducer, affair, death of protagonist, suicidal, debauchery, womanizer, genius, suicide, poet, betrayal, brawl, rebellious
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 31
The Mikado (1987)
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Country: Australia
Story: Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, leaves home and disguises himself as a musician to escape a distasteful marriage - and meets a beautiful girl, Yum-Yum, with whom he falls in love. He desperately wants to marry her, but obstacles are cast in his ...
Plot: operetta, live performance, opera, live audience
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Based on Puccini's opera La bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City in the 1990s. This is a live recording of Rent's final performance after more than 12 ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional
Plot: music band, musician's life, showbiz, performance, aids, music, actor's life, life is a bitch, follow your dream, theater, social differences, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%