Movies like Fall from Grace

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Fall from Grace (1990)
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Fall from Grace (1990)
Original name: Fall From Grace
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker (Kevin Spacey) establishes a large televangelical empire in the 1980s, including Heritage Village. However, they are removed from P.T.L, the ministry that they had established in 1987. Mr. Bakker was sentenced to prison on fraud and conspiracy charges. Not shown in the movie is the subsequent divorce, in 1992, of the Bakkers. Bernadette Peters, as Tammy Faye Bakker, sings several gospel songs, among them "Amazing Grace", "God Rides on the Wings of Love", and "His Eye is on the Sparrow". Peter Matz arranged the music.
Plot: religion, scandal, preacher, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and suspenseful films with plots about religion, church, preacher, society, christian, prayer and faith mostly in Biography, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Fall from Grace: Born Again (1978), Palau the Movie (2019), Clarence Darrow (1974), Anna Nicole (2007), Restless Virgins (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Born Again (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having been imprisoned for his part in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson undergoes a religious conversion.
Plot: watergate, scandal, courtroom, arrest, christian, white house, prayer, faith, autobiography, lawyer, prison visit, religion ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
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Plot: faith, preacher, father son relationship, christianity, male protagonist, evangelical christianity, husband wife relationship, death of father, movie theatre, bible quote, ends with biographical notes, pregnant woman ...
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Clarence Darrow (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.
Plot: religion versus science, lawyer, big business, district attorney, union, scandal, religion, science, divorce, death sentence, death penalty
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Anna Nicole (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, celebrity culture, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rags to riches, fame, single mother, drugs, marriage, model ...
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Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
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Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, youth, social relations, high school life, teenage life, friendship, sexual content, couples, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Faced with a sobering death sentence of execution by lethal injection, a convicted murderer and former prostitute embraces religion, marries a prison minister and focuses on making the most of her last days on Earth.
Plot: video, preacher, born again christian, marriage proposal, faith, death row, correspondence, lethal injection, death penalty, murderer, jail cell, prison ...
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A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: convent school, priest, catholic, catholicism, catholic school, mansion, religion, saint, bishop, convent, church, nun ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 125 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
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Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, suspense, exciting
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Duration: 112 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking
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Sheffey (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: christian film
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