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1. Notre Dame de Paris - Live Arena di Verona (2002 TV Movie)

130 min | Musical, Music, Drama

9.2
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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 Phoebus.

Director: Gilles Maheu | Stars: Lola Ponce, Giò Di Tonno, Vittorio Matteucci, Marco Guerzoni

Votes: 120

2. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Les Misérables in Concert (1995)

160 min | Music

9.2
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The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Kafno, Gavin Taylor | Stars: Colm Wilkinson, Philip Quast, Ruthie Henshall, Jenny Galloway

Votes: 2,253

3. Notre-Dame de Paris (1998 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music, Musical

9.0
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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 Phoebus.

Director: Gilles Amado | Stars: Hélène Ségara, Daniel Lavoie, Bruno Pelletier, Garou

Votes: 1,376

4. Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960–1968)

Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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Stars: Andrée Champeaux, Armand Meffre, Claude Piéplu, Pascal Duc

Votes: 18

5. Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto, Melodramma in three acts (2008 TV Movie)

131 min | Music

8.9
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Director: Andrea Bevilacqua | Stars: Francessco Demuro, Leo Nucci, Nino Machaidze, Marco Spotti

Votes: 7

6. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Ernani (1983)

142 min | Music

8.9
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Former nobleman Ernani leads a group of bandits who also help to fight tyranny in France. Alliances shift, and Ernani makes a fatal promise.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Leona Mitchell, Ruggero Raimondi, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 20

7. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)

Not Rated | 178 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.8
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A celebratory 25th anniversary concert performance of the hit musical at The O2 in London.

Director: Nick Morris | Stars: Alfie Boe, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas, Jenny Galloway

Votes: 4,843

8. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )

Musical

8.8
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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: 101

9. Les Misérables (1972– )

245 min | Drama

8.8
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Jean Valjean is convicted for stealing bread for his family. Thus is set in motion a lifetime of fear and pain, as the police inspector Javert pursues Valjean, hounding him relentlessly ... See full summary »

Stars: Georges Géret, Bernard Fresson, François Marthouret, Alain Mottet

Votes: 13

10. Television Theater (1953– )

Drama

8.7
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Series of television plays.

Stars: Krzysztof Globisz, Jerzy Trela, Krystyna Janda, Jan Englert

Votes: 28

11. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Rigoletto (1977)

137 min | Music

8.7
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His sarcasm has made many enemies for Rigoletto, court jester for the Duke of Mantua. They conspire to kidnap Rigoletto's mistress for the Duke, unaware that she is really his daughter. Rigoletto's plans for revenge go disastrously wrong.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Ileana Cotrubas, Justino Díaz

Votes: 33

12. Rigoletto (1989 TV Movie)

129 min | Drama, Music

8.6
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Rigoletto, hunchbacked jester, plans to take revenge on his master, the Duke of Mantua.

Stars: Alfredo Kraus, John Rawnsley, Patricia Wise, Miguel Ángel Zapater

Votes: 7

13. Les Misérables (1964– )

Drama

8.4
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Stars: Gastone Moschin, Antonio Battistella, Giulia Lazzarini, Tino Carraro

Votes: 22

14. La Gioconda (1979 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, Stefania Toczyska, Margarita Lilova

Votes: 5

15. Les Misérables (1934)

Not Rated | 281 min | Drama

8.3
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The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Harry Baur, Charles Vanel, Paul Azaïs, Max Dearly

Votes: 1,444

16. Los miserables (1973– )

Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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The adventurous life of Jean Valjean and his prosecution by inspector Javert during the difficult times of the French Revolution. Victor Hugo's classic Les Misérables in a carefully produced Mexican TV series of the 1970s.

Stars: Diana Bracho, Blanca Sánchez, Carlos Ancira, María Rojo

Votes: 17

17. Lucrezia Borgia (2013)

184 min | Music

8.3
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In this melodically rich bel canto masterpiece, a femme fatale renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son. ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zamacona | Stars: Renée Fleming, Michael Fabiano, Elizabeth DeShong, Vitalij Kowaljow

Votes: 10

18. Hunchback (1983 Video Game)

Action

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Votes: 11

19. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2019)

TV-14 | 75 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.3
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Jean Valjean is finally able to rid himself of his demons and to put an end to his and Cosette's struggles.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Reece Yates, Joseph Quinn, Josh O'Connor, Ellie Bamber

Votes: 246

20. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 78

21. Lucrezia Borgia (1977 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Director: John Charles | Stars: Joan Sutherland, Robert Allman, Margreta Elkins, Ron Stevens

Votes: 5

22. Die liebe und die königin (1977 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Director: Martin Eckermann | Stars: Inge Keller, Renate Blume, Gojko Mitic, Otto Mellies

Votes: 5

23. Alta comedia (1965– )

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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Stars: Eduardo Rudy, Víctor Laplace, Ignacio Quirós, Alicia Bruzzo

Votes: 15

24. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )

Music

8.1
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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: 24

25. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

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After the passage of several years, Jean Valjean has unexpectedly become a success - he is now the owner of a factory and the mayor of Montreuil. But then he meets the town's new police chief, none other than his old nemesis, Javert.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Lily Collins, Mailow Defoy, Olivia Colman, Sienna Barnes

Votes: 356

26. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Unable to save Fantine, Valjean promises to look after her daughter, Cosette.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Lily Collins, Natalie Simpson, Dominic West, Francis Chapman

Votes: 306

27. Your Show Time (1949)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Filmed dramas of famous literary short stories by authors such as Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, etc.

Stars: Arthur Shields, Leif Erickson, Selena Royle, John Archer

Votes: 10

28. Rigoletto a Mantova (2010 TV Movie)

125 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Cavassilas | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Julia Novikova, Vittorio Grigòlo, Nino Surguladze

Votes: 65

29. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

372 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 4,867

30. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,765 | Gross: $3.27M

31. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,531

32. Rigoletto (1987)

128 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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The Duke lives the high life. The court jester taunts too well. Revenge has unintended consequences both times it is attempted.

Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Luciano Pavarotti, Ferruccio Furlanetto

Votes: 278

33. Encounter (1952–1961)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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An anthology television series aired from Toronto, Canada, and carried by both CBC and ABC. In Canada, the series was known as "General Motors Presents". The one-hour dramas were either ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Willis, Barry Morse, Katharine Blake, James Doohan

Votes: 19

34. Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette (2007– )

24 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.8
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The classic novel by Victor Hugo returns to the world of Japanese anime in Nippon Animation's 52-episode adaptation "Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette". The plot shifts its focus to include ... See full summary »

Stars: Emiko Hagiwara, Mami Horikoshi, Anri Katsu, Yumiko Kobayashi

Votes: 124

35. Ernani (1982 TV Movie)

138 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Director: Preben Montell | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Renato Bruson, Nicolai Ghiaurov

Votes: 23

36. Le dernier jour d'un condamné (1985)

65 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Jean-Michel Mongrédien | Stars: François-Xavier Vassard, Amélie Péronne, Jean-François Guémy, Didier Mahieu

Votes: 11

37. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2018)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Convict Jean Valjean makes an enemy of the cruel guard Javert, but, on release, is moved by the kindness of a bishop, who saves him from being re-arrested.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, David Bradley, Raphael J. Bishop

Votes: 429

38. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Cosette and Marius are in love. But unrest is stirring in the streets of Paris, and Valjean moves her out of the city to keep her safe.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: David Oyelowo, Enzo Cilenti, Dominic West, Ellie Bamber

Votes: 229

39. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 5,309

40. Les misérables (2000– )

90 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 4,036

41. Les Misérables (1935)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 3,159

42. Les Misérables (1967– )

50 min | Drama

7.7
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Ten-part BBC adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel.

Stars: Frank Finlay, Anthony Bate, Alan Rowe, Lesley Roach

Votes: 19

43. Rigoletto (1946)

105 min | Music, Romance

7.7
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Tito Gobbi, Marcella Govoni, Lina Pagliughi, Mario Filippeschi

Votes: 27

44. Rigoletto (1982 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Director: John Michael Phillips | Stars: John Rawnsley, Marie McLaughlin, Arthur Davies, John Tomlinson

Votes: 18

45. Rigoletto (II) (2001 TV Movie)

167 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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A disfigured court jester named Rigoletto seeks vengeance for his daughter who fell in love with the Duke of Mantua, and for his own humiliation, with tragic results.

Director: Sue Judd | Stars: Paolo Gavanelli, Christine Schäfer, Marcelo Álvarez, Eric Halfvarson

Votes: 27

46. La minute nécessaire de Monsieur Cyclopède (1982–1984)

2 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Pierre Desproges, Dominique Valadié, Pauline Brouchard, Hito Jaulmes

Votes: 35

47. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Jean Valjean becomes uncomfortably aware that Cosette is growing up and will soon want a life of her own without him.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Ellie Bamber, Tsion Habte, Isis Hainsworth, Rachel Cuff

Votes: 246

48. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.6
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 294,050 | Gross: $148.81M

49. Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson

Votes: 36,671 | Gross: $14.10M

50. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 532



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