Based on opera movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on opera movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating and sexy films and TV shows about / with opera, love and romance, dancing, murder, singing, unfulfillment, couples, obsession, nude and music plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres shot in France, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on opera: The Magic Flute (2006), Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001), Madame Butterfly (1995), Medea (1969), Onegin (1999), Carmen (2003), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1992), Carmen (1983), Carmen (1984), The Pirates of Penzance (1983).

List of based on opera movies

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, escapades, soldier, mozart, classical music, love and romance, music, theater, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
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Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on Verdi's (Bizet's not Verdi's) classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: hip hop, femme fatale, tragic love, performer's life, fall in love, betrayal, obsession, destiny, destructive relationship, music, dancing, black cast ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia
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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: sexy, sentimental, stylized, emotional, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, betrayal, interracial romance, marriage, adaptation, destiny, guilt, hospital, idealism, art, culture clash, childhood ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, paris france, canada, china ...
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Medea (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Medea centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman.
Style: fairy tale, epic, surreal, talky, serious ...
Plot: greek mythology, antiquity, mythology, ancient history, vengeance, female nudity, italian neorealism, exploitation, girl, surrealism, ancient, ancient world ...
Place: ancient greece, greece
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Onegin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, forbidden love, tragic love, fall in love, marriage, obsession, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, unrequited love, inheritance, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: london, st. petersburg russia, russia, tokyo
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Carmen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In director Vicente Aranda's adaptation of the classic opera, a French writer documents the seductive power of the beautiful Gypsy Carmen, who turns her charms on a young soldier, awakening his passions but ultimately leading to tragedy. Jose ...
Style: sexy, captivating, emotional, erotic, sad ...
Plot: femme fatale, tragic love, love triangle, love affair, lifestyle, obsession, couples, betrayal, sex, soldier, passion, girl ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
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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 ...
Style: erotic
Plot: extramarital affair, opera, rape, nude, redhead, loneliness, cuckold, violence, female nudity, male nudity, sex, male in shower ...
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Carmen (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio brings the sexy Carmen to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, inspirational, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: dancing, jealousy, dancer, artist, sensuality, girl, tragic love, latin, dancer's life, betrayal, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain
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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, affectionate, visually appealing, allegory, talky ...
Plot: opera, dancing, classical music, music, transformation, women, brutality, adaptation, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, art ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 18th century
Place: spain, paris france, europe
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The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before ...
Style: humorous, sexy, stylized, witty, dramatic ...
Plot: pirate, opera, dancing, adaptation, love, alter ego, british, sword fight, mentor, moral ambiguity, music, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s, 80s, 1920s
Place: australia, cornwall, new york
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The Curse of Turandot (2021)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The plot follows Princess Turandot who is cursed by a mysterious power emanating from three Mazovian bracelets that were given to her as birthday gifts. These bracelets’ life-draining effects cause the princess to becomes cruel, and gradually she ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: curse, princess, save the princess, magical, magic, family curse, suspense, supernatural power, escapades, prince, black magic, puzzle ...
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Easter (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Easter is a five story-arc opera about the coming-of-age of juking. The first of its tales aptly deals with contemporary civil unrest with foci on the interrelationships between law enforcement in communities it serves, and corruption within the ...
Style: intense, parody, allegory, slang
Plot: conspiracy, suspense, vengeance, politics, revenge, survival, police, rescue, murder, gunfight, prodigy, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 2010s
Place: morocco, panama, chile, maryland, new jersey ...
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The King Goes Forth to France (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Finnish film from 1986
Style: allegory, fairy tale
Plot: ice age, king of england, prophecy, blindness, siege, king, historical event, symbolism, prime minister, female nudity, prostitute, surrealism ...
Place: england, france, paris france, bavaria
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Justice, My Foot! (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sung (Chow) is by far the best lawyer in Guangdong and the outlying areas of Southeast China. His skills have earned his family an excellent living, albeit his habit of winning all his cases by whatever means necessary. Because of his shyster ways, ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, justice, corruption, false accusation, lawyer, qing dynasty, husband and wife, corrupt official, crooked lawyer, dead child, reform, pregnant wife ...
Place: china
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Casanova Variations (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Austria, Portugal, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two stories about the greatest seducer of all time, Giacomo Casanova.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, psychological
Plot: womanizer, cross dressing, obsession, love and romance, father daughter incest, couples, estate, older man younger woman relationship, death of protagonist, dancing, twists and turns, writers ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era
Place: europe, portugal, italy, venice
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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: opera, duel, peasant, easter, church, innkeeper, jealousy, infidelity, seduction
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Rusalka (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Music
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A production of Antonín Dvořák's opera performed by the Opéra national de Paris
Plot: orchestra, potion, opera, insect, mouse, frog, moon, pond
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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: opera, murder, hostage, terrorism, palestinian
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Juan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The successful artist and playboy Juan is a notorious seducer of women, through his ability to be just what a woman dreams of: Charming, charismatic, strong, sensitive, sexual. Driven by a restless urge to conquer new women, use them, and throw them ...
Style: modern day adaptation
Plot: seduction, death, murder, police, opera, womanizer, mozart, artist, classical music, female nudity, flashback, party ...
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Mademoiselle de Maupin (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mademoiselle de Maupin escapes from her uncle's castle, invaded by Hungarian troops, under the guise of a clergyman named Theodore. An army recruiter forces Theodore to enlist in the King's army, and not even the religious robe is an ...
Plot: priest, escape, hot temper, rehearsal, desertion, military enlistment, nobility, widow, one against many, sword duel, horse riding, teenage prostitute ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
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Karmen Gei (2001)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: escape, femme fatale, murder, women's prison, lesbian, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, obsession, love and romance, prison life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, senegal
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Three Brothers (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czech Republic, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three brothers leave their home to see the world. During their journey, young men as by miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Months) and face traps, unexpected moments and even love in a story full of ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, metafiction ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: witch, princess, stepmother, young heroes, heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, sibling relationship, youth, escapades, family relations, imaginary kingdom ...
Place: central europe
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The Magic Flute (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The Queen of the Night enlists a handsome prince named Tamino to rescue her beautiful kidnapped daughter, Princess Pamina, in this screen adaptation of the beloved Mozart opera. Aided by the lovelorn bird hunter Papageno and a magical flute that ...
Style: art house, stylized, sexy, allegory, affectionate ...
Plot: opera, music, bittersweet, rebellion, melancholy, brutality, british, assassination, mentor, secrets, surrealism, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: england, tokyo, vienna
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Harlock Saga (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Legend tells of the Rheingold, an all-powerful metal used by the gods of Valhalla during the forging of the universe. Legend says that he who wields the Rheingold wields ultimate power over all things; yea, even over the gods themselves. The ...
Style: anime
Plot: alien, pirate, spacecraft, space battle, space pirate, fight, alien invasion, violence, heroes, freedom, planet, friendship ...
Time: future
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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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, stylized
Plot: opera, womanizer, dancing, artists and showbiz, downfall, music, vengeance, ambition, dishonesty, society, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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I, Don Giovanni (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, weird
Plot: casanova, mozart, opera, lifestyle, love affair, love and romance, writer's life, musician's life, rivalry, womanizer, music, dancing ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: venice, europe, italy, austria, vienna
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