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1. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.8
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37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 91,333 | Gross: $65.89M

2. Two Brothers (2004)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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63 Metascore

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen

Votes: 13,999 | Gross: $18.95M

3. Bel Canto (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.4
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50 Metascore

A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch, Ryô Kase

Votes: 2,461 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Johari Window (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When the sheriff of a small town nearby Edina City gives a ride to a boy that is fleeing home, he finds at the police station that the boy has changed to a deformed child. Out of the blue, ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,542

5. Maria By Callas (2017)

PG | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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71 Metascore

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Director: Tom Volf | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, David Frost

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $1.27M

6. Turandot (1987 TV Movie)

134 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: James Levine, Éva Marton, Plácido Domingo, Leona Mitchell

Votes: 121

7. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )

Musical

8.7
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Live performances of operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Stars: Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Renée Fleming

Votes: 108

8. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Carmen (1987)

172 min | Music

8.3
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Gypsy Carmen picks soldier Don Jose as her latest conquest, costs him his career, takes up with a toreador while he's in jail, recruits him for the smuggling ring, and foresees her own death.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Agnes Baltsa, Leona Mitchell, José Carreras

Votes: 102

9. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Aida (1989)

158 min | Music

8.6
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Pharaoh's daughter Amneris loves general Radames, but he loves slave Aida. Aida's father leads the Ethiopian army to invade Egypt. When he's captured, he wants Aida to gain military secrets from Radames.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Aprile Millo, Dolora Zajick, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 78

10. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Il trovatore (1988)

132 min | Music

8.6
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Troubadour Manrico, kidnapped and raised by gypsy Azucena, courts Leonora and she loves him. Count di Luna wants Leonora, vows to destroy Manrico, not knowing they are actually brothers.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti

Votes: 65

11. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bizet: Carmen (2010)

188 min | Musical

8.4
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It's a familiar story: Act 1, boy meets girl, goes to jail for her. Act 2, boy is out of jail, girl rewards him with special favors. Act 3, girl is bored already, moving on. Act 4, boy kills girl for ruining his life. We've all been there.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Trevor Scheunemann, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Alagna, Keith Miller

Votes: 60

12. L'elisir d'amore (1991 TV Movie)

129 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Peasant boy buys love potion to woo rich girl. When that fails, he enlists in the army for a cash bonus, and buys more potion.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, Enzo Dara

Votes: 58

13. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: La Bohème (1982)

123 min | Music

8.5
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Starving artist and consumptive seamstress fall in love, have trouble maintaining the relationship. His painter friend also has romantic troubles with his ambitious grisette.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Richard Stilwell, José Carreras, James Morris, Allan Monk

Votes: 57

14. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Mozart's The Magic Flute (2006)

112 min | Musical

8.4
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Prince Tamino and Papageno are sent by the Queen of Night to save her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the evil lord Sarastro.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Matthew Polenzani, Ying Huang, René Pape, Nathan Gunn

Votes: 51

15. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (2007)

Musical

8.5
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Rossini's sparkling comedy is given a new shine here under the direction of Broadway director Bartlett Sher. Count Almaviva is smitten by the feisty Rosina, but she is kept under lock and key by Dr. Bartolo. Send for Figaro to help.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo

Votes: 40

16. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Wagner: Siegfried (2011)

242 min | Musical

8.6
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Ring Cycle, pt 3. Years later, the twins' baby is a man; he goes forth to do manly things, like kill his guardian, slay dragons, steal the Ring and talk to animals. He finds a woman ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jay Hunter Morris, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel, Gerhard Siegel

Votes: 39

17. Don Giovanni (2000 TV Movie)

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Don Giovanni is the man every woman wants, and every man wants to be. But when he commits murder in his pursuit of women and pleasure, and later insults the statue of the man he killed, there is Hell to pay.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Paul Groves, Solveig Kringelborn

Votes: 37

18. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (1978)

Music

8.4
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A "Live from the Met" broadcast of the opera, on a double bill with its frequent "partner", Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana".

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Tatiana Troyanos, Plácido Domingo, Isola Jones, Vern Shinall

Votes: 35

19. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bellini's I Puritani (2007)

Musical

8.5
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England, 1640s. Civil war and politics interfere with Elvira's plans to marry Arturo, because he is helping Queen Elizabeth escape from the rebels. Elvira doesn't understand any of this, so... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo, John Relyea

Votes: 33

20. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The Audition (2008)

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8.8
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An engrossing behind-the-scenes quasi-documentary as 10 hopefuls vie for a spot on the Met's roster.

Director: Susan Froemke | Stars: Jamie Barton, Kiera Duffy, Michael Fabiano, Dísella Lárusdóttir

Votes: 33

21. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Simon Boccanegra (1995)

141 min | Music

8.7
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Unknown identities and secrets hamper the leaders of Genoa: The Doge and the former Doge do not realize Amelia is their kin, and revealing that calms some strife in the city-state - too late for some.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Bruno Pola, Hao Jiang Tian, Vladimir Chernov

Votes: 32

22. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Manon Lescaut (1980)

133 min | Music

7.5
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The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Pablo Elvira, Renato Capecchi

Votes: 31

23. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: La fanciulla del West (1992)

140 min | Music

7.8
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Minnie, barkeeper to a camp of gold miners, has fallen for a mysterious visitor from Sacramento. Meanwhile, a notorious bandit is on the loose, and Sheriff Rance and a lynch mob is hot on his trail. Minnie comes to the rescue.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leonard Slatkin, Barbara Daniels, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 30

24. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Il Trovatore (2015)

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Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Marco Armiliato, Stefan Kocán, Susan Graham, Maria Zifchak

Votes: 30

25. Fidelio (2000 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Falk Struckmann, René Pape

Votes: 29

26. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Don Carlo (1983)

Music

8.8
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Don Carlo, crown prince of Spain, falls in love with Elisabeth of Valois, originally promised to him but later married to his father King Philip, as part of the terms of a peace treaty ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Peter Sliker, Betsy Norden, Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 29

27. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: John Adams: Nixon in China (2011)

188 min | Musical

7.9
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US President Richard Nixon, wife Pat, and Henry Kissinger travel to China to visit Chairman and Madame Mao in 1972, normalizing relations between the countries for the first time in 25 years. Both sides wonder if this for the better.

Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Kathleen Kim

Votes: 29

28. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Philip Glass: Akhnaten (2019)

Musical

9.1
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Pharaoh Akhnaten introduces monotheism before his people - and the priests - are ready.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Karen Kamensek, Joyce DiDonato, Zachary James, Aaron Blake

Votes: 29

29. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (2008)

146 min | Musical

9.0
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Marie, lost as a baby, was found and raised by the local regiment. Tonio loves her, she loves him, but when her aunt recognizes her, it seems they will never be allowed to be together.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Felicity Palmer

Votes: 28

30. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Idomeneo (1982)

183 min | Music

8.3
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Returning home from the Trojan Wars during a storm, Idomeneo, the king of Crete, vows to sacrifice to Neptune (the Greek god Poseidon) the first living creature he meets ashore in return ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Ileana Cotrubas, Frederica von Stade, Loretta Di Franco, Batyah Godfrey Ben-David

Votes: 28

31. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (2013)

Musical

8.7
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Onegin's friend Lensky introduces him to Tanya, his fiancee's sister but Onegin flirts with his fiancee. Lensky challenges him to a duel; nobody stops them. Later, Onegin tries to seduce ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Valery Gergiev, Mariusz Kwiecien, Anna Netrebko, Deborah Voigt

Votes: 28

32. Un ballo in maschera (1991 TV Movie)

136 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: James Levine, Aprile Millo, Harolyn Blackwell, Florence Quivar

Votes: 27

33. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: La forza del destino (1984)

180 min | Music

8.5
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Leonora plans to elope with Don Alvaro, but he accidentally shoots and kills her father, who curses them as he dies. The lovers go on the run, but get separated. Bent on revenge, Leonora's brother Don Carlo, hunts them down.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Richard Vernon, Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci

Votes: 26

34. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Wagner: Parsifal (2013)

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7.8
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Many arguments have been made about Wagner's last opera: claims of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny. The story is simple, really: the Knights who were supposed to guard the Holy Relics managed to lose one; now God wants it back, or else.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Daniele Gatti, Eric Owens, René Pape, Ryan Speedo Green

Votes: 26

35. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )

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This is the 1977 television recording of the Rise and Fall of Managing by Kurt Weill

Stars: Metropolitan Opera Chorus, James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 25

36. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini: Tosca (2018)

150 min | Musical

7.9
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Singer tries to save her artist-boyfriend from the consequences of his politics, with tragic results.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Emmanuel Villaume, Isabel Leonard, Christian Zaremba, Patrick Carfizzi

Votes: 25

37. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Il Trovatore (2011)

143 min | Musical

8.4
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The gypsy Azucena has harbored a grudge for thirty years, but she is about to have revenge at last. Meanwhile, her son Manrico is in love with Leonora, but so is his arch-enemy, the Count Di Luna. A pot-boiler, where every tune is a hit.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick

Votes: 25

38. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Macbeth (2014)

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8.3
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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.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Zeljko Lucic, Fabio Luisi, René Pape, Anita Rachvelishvili

Votes: 25

39. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (2016)

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8.7
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Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Gianandrea Noseda, Patricia Racette, Mariusz Kwiecien, Matthew Polenzani

Votes: 24

40. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Lehár: The Merry Widow (2015)

162 min | Musical

7.9
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Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Andrew Davis, Joyce DiDonato, Jeffrey Mattsey, Thomas Allen

Votes: 24

41. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Stiffelio (1993)

116 min | Music

8.3
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Sharon Sweet, Vladimir Chernov, Paul Plishka

Votes: 24

42. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: La Traviata (2018)

205 min | Musical

8.2
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Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Anita Rachvelishvili, Diana Damrau, Kirstin Chávez

Votes: 24

43. The Queen of Spades (1999 TV Movie)

171 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.4
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Galina Gorchakova, Plácido Domingo, Elisabeth Söderström, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Votes: 23

44. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Carmen (1997)

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7.6
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Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Christopher Schaldenbrand, Angela Gheorghiu, Plácido Domingo, Jeffrey Wells

Votes: 23

45. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2011)

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8.9
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The first of the "Three Queens" operas by Donizetti tells of Anne Boleyn's disastrous marriage to Henry VIII. Anna Netrebko plays the doomed queen, Ildar Abdrazakov is her Henry VIII, and Stephen Costello is Lord Percy.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Marco Armiliato, Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov, Renée Fleming

Votes: 23

46. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Philip Glass: Satyagraha (2011)

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7.8
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Based on the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Richard Croft, Bradley Garvin, Richard Bernstein, Rachelle Durkin

Votes: 23

47. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2011)

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8.5
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The young Count Ory takes advantage of the fact that the village men are off fighting, and breaks into the castle to declare his love to Adele. His sidekick Isolier reveals Ory's plans to her, and the two of them hatch a plan to trick Ory.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato

Votes: 23

48. Great Performances at the Met (1977– )
Episode: Tannhäuser (1982)

190 min | Music

7.7
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Tannhauser longs for earthly life, rejects Venus, returns to mortal Elisabeth. He's condemned by the Landgrave for his carnality, and sent to Rome. The Pope predicts forgiveness is as likely as his walking stick is of sprouting new shoots.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Richard Cassilly, Éva Marton, Tatiana Troyanos, Bernd Weikl

Votes: 23

49. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The First Emperor (2007)

189 min | Musical

7.6
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To unite the lands he has conquered, the First Emperor of China, believes that a national anthem is needed. He hires a childhood friend to compose it for him, not realizing that his friend does not share the Emperor's aspirations.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Hsing-Kuo Wu

Votes: 23

50. Nabucco (2002 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Juan Pons, Maria Guleghina, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Wendy White

Votes: 22



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