Opera movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant opera movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, emotional and sexy films and TV shows about / with opera, love and romance, unfulfillment, music, couples, artists and showbiz, death, romance, opera singer and murder plots mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres shot in UK, France, Italy and other countries.
opera movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as opera: Farinelli (1994), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Magic Flute (2006), David's Birthday (2009), Marguerite (2015), Quartet (2012), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Inside Irvin (2004), Tosca (2001), Mad Sad & Bad (2009).

List of opera movies

Farinelli (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Farinelli is a 1994 biopic film about the life and career of Italian opera singer Farinelli, considered one of the greatest castrato singers of all time.
Style: realistic, touching, heartbreaking, factual, emotional ...
Plot: opera, opera singer, music, brother brother relationship, eunuch, siblings relations, art, life philosophy, destiny, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, london, napoli italy, madrid, italy ...
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, love and romance, singer, dangerous attraction, musician's life, mask, disguise, destructive relationship, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1910s, year 1919 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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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: world war one, opera, military, heroic mission, soldier, romance, escapades, love and romance, danger, true love, fall in love, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
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David's Birthday (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, opera, gay teenager, midlife crisis, best friends, sexual abuse, human nature, unfulfilled love, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
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Marguerite (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Paris in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman with a passion for music and the opera. For years, she has performed regularly for a circle of guests. But Marguerite sings tragically out of tune and no one has ever told her. Her husband and ...
Style: light, sincere, humorous, captivating
Plot: opera, eccentricity, delusion, secret, money, hypocrite, concert hall, fan, bad singing, surrealism, photographer, peacock ...
Time: 1920s, year 1915, post world war one
Place: paris france, france
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Quartet (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: retired, elderly, retirement home life, retirement home, musician, aging, opera, reconciliation, concert, rehearsal, human spirit, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, paris france
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Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Genre: Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
Style: gothic, cult film, bloody, futuristic, macabre ...
Plot: goth, opera, surgery, support group, powerful corporation, against humanity, life is a bitch, future dystopia, terminal illness, therapy, makeover, stabbing ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: venice, paris france
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Inside Irvin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drama - A pair of agoraphobics who have remained in their home for 15 years discover just how terrifying the outside world can be. When Ida makes a desperate bid to leave the house, a series of hallucinations cause events to quickly spiral out of ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: incestuous relationship, isolation, opera, family problems, family relations, confined, danger, stalking, captivity, deadly, male female relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, unfulfilled love, manipulation, concert, unfulfillment, dishonesty, manipulations, curses spells and rituals
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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Mad Sad & Bad (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: HARDEEP, RASHMI and ATUL are brothers and sisters. Which means they can say anything they like to each other, no matter how honest. Mad, Sad and Bad is a 90-minute comedy about mixed race relationships set in Luton. It's about mid-thirties ...
Style: sitcom, sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: opera, alcohol abuse, couples, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, family gatherings, love and romance, youth, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, tragic love, love triangle, 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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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, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: opera, interracial relations, betrayal, couples, romance, opposites attract, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, love affair, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 18th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, china, paris france ...
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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, dishonesty, intrigue, unfulfillment, love and romance, losing-it hero, tragic hero, manipulations, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, venice, paris france
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The Don Juans (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An opera troupe in a small town decides to perform Mozart's Don Giovanni. The view behind the scenes uncovers the world of opera without the glitter. A tale of love and disappointment, about music and passionate love-making and about people ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, witty ...
Plot: small town, opera, theater, actor's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, performer's life, womanizer, opera singer, rehearsal, bank robbery, promiscuous man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic
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Slaughter (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young woman looks to escape her abusive life by moving to her family's farm near Atlanta. Unfortunately, she learns her place of supposed comfort offers more terrifying forms of abuse.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: starting over, opera, murder, friendship, farm, siblings relations, danger, crimes, deadly, on the run, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta, atlanta georgia
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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, love and romance, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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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: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: opera, rebelliousness, dishonesty, destructive relationship, murder, wooing, infidelity, betrayal, romance, couples, concert, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: mozart, casanova, opera, love affair, lifestyle, writer's life, musician's life, love and romance, rivalry, womanizer, stage performance, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: venice, europe, austria, italy, vienna
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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, realistic, serious, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, communism, transvestism, gender bending, espionage, romance, social differences, fall in love, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
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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, semi serious, feel good, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: pirate, opera, friends, ocean or sea, bug, adventure, leadership, heroes, escapades, love and romance, romance, mute or deaf ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: cornwall, australia, new york
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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: emotional, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: opera, womanizer, ambition, dishonesty, downfall, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, music, love and romance, society, one last chance, deal with the devil ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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One Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
Style: uplifting, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, musician's life, ambition, against the odds, self fulfillment, follow your dream, audition, opera, couples, cinderella story, hopes, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, england
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The Tiger Brigades (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The film, set in 1912, is about the exploits of France's first motorized police brigade.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting
Plot: anarchist, revolution, heist, opera, politics, gang, terrorism, international relations, russian, police officer killed, police, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, russia, england
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The Phantom of the Opera (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gory remake of the Gaston Leroux classic story, only this time, the phantom is not disfigured, but a man who was raised by rats deep under the Paris Opera House.
Style: gothic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, obsession, police protection, police shootout, secret passageway, secret passage, obsessive love, opera, dark killer, paranormal phenomena, fainting, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, emotional, realistic
Plot: music band, musician's life, performance, showbiz, aids, drug abuse, social differences, theater, actor's life, life is a bitch, artist, opera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: psychological, realistic, non-linear, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, opera, human nature, strong female presence, hopes, twins, cabaret, destiny, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, provence, portugal, marseille
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Interlude in Prague (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The incredible tale of Mozart's Prague years.
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, stylized
Plot: composer, opera, musician, love triangle, singer, aristocrat, love and romance, society, arranged marriage, nobleman
Time: 1780s, 18th century
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe
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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: tragic hero, destructive relationship, longing, romance, love triangle, couples, haunted by the past, island, unfulfillment, disfigurement, phantom, opera ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, victorian, 1900s
Place: paris france, france, usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Aria (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the ...
Style: anthology, semi serious, captivating, experimental, stylized ...
Plot: infidelity, opera, secret, murder, gambling, assassin, surrealism, mask, nightclub, exile, ballet, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 18th century
Place: albania, vienna, las vegas
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The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy steals the life's work of the poor musical Professor Petry. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a ...
Style: gothic, scary, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, murder, opera, opera house, unfulfilled love, obsession, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, vengeance, music, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
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