Movies like Jesus Christ Superstar

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.
Style: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, surreal, humorous, exciting, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, religion, hopes, singing, jesus, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, dancing, creativity, adaptation, life & death, life philosophy, injustice, greed, family, desert, redemption, dance, treason, religions or cults, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine

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Most similar movies to Jesus Christ Superstar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, light and biblical films with plots about redemption, society, betrayal, hopes, destiny, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Jesus Christ Superstar: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), King of Kings (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Barabbas (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, jesus christ, redemption, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
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100%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, injustice, tragic hero, political unrest, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, injustice, hopes, unfulfillment, corrupted ruler, state affairs, life is a bitch, miraculous event, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religion, sacrifice, clergy, religions or cults, jesus, redemption, bible, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, human spirit, leadership, royal family, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, captivity, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, clergy, pardon, tragic hero, rivalry, religions or cults, royal family ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, middle east, holy land, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Laurence Connor, promises to be the rock event of 2012. The star-studded line-up includes award-winning ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: folk hero, supernatural ability, betrayal, righting the wronged, religions or cults, hopes, hotshot hero, rise to the top, superhuman powers, redemption, social decay, heroes ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 429
Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, clergy, tragic hero, injustice, life is a bitch, ambition, friendship, religions or cults, christianity, main character dies, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, sacrifice, pregnancy, prophecy, priest, temptation, oppression, angel, bible, child birth, miraculous event, a vision ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: religions or cults, clergy, injustice, ambition, life is a bitch, society, against the odds, dishonesty, heroes, leadership, obsessive quest, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, exciting, 70mm film ...
Plot: noah's ark, adam and eve, bible, old testament, flood, good versus evil, redemption, supernatural ability, rivalry, betrayal, heroes, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, based on the bible, sincere, serious ...
Plot: save the day, old testament, royal court, anti semitism, queen, heroes, state affairs, destiny, rise to the top, society, hopes, orphan ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 32K
Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, charity, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, spain, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 7K
1776 (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of ...
Style: humorous, surreal, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, love and romance, district attorney, janitor, father son estrangement, debate, bell tower ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, massachusetts, new jersey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: biblical, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: parents and children, anti heroes, rise to the top, siblings relations, state affairs, family problems, royal family, head of state, family relations, hopes, betrayal, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 10K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, psychic, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 13K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, small town, jealousy, forgiveness, preacher, minister, country, christianity, radio, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 17K
Newsies (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, warden, betrayal, mayor, labor union, orphan, dance, juvenile detention, slingshot, name change, brawl, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.8
 38K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christianity, christian, teachers and students, religious, atheism, college, college life, religions or cults, one on one, religion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Les Misérables (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In France during World War II, a poor and illiterate man, Henri Fortin (Jean-Paul Belmondo), is introduced to Victor Hugo's classic novel Les Misérables and begins to see parallels between the book and his own life.
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, jewish, lawyer, political unrest, resistance, injustice, against the odds, occupation, boxer, nun, rich and poor, destiny ...
Place: normandy, paris france, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 18K
Tommy (1975)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult.
Style: surreal, clever, offbeat, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, christmas tree, post war, mute, pinball machine, christmas party, pinball, blindness, christmas lights, misfit, religions or cults ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, based on the bible
Plot: false accusation, redemption, legends and myths, hopes, state affairs, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, miraculous event, heroic mission, unfulfillment, religions or cults, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 11K
Yentl (1983)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, feminism, gender, destiny, romance, music, religions or cults, family relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.7
 38K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, ancient rome, justice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Jesus Film (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century ...
Style: biblical, sincere, serious, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: loincloth, christianity, state affairs, hopes, blind ambition, imaginary, miraculous event, unfulfillment, society, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 2K
Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: racism, high school, political unrest, power relations, urban ghetto, college, human spirit, fighting the system, discrimination, college life, idealism, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, biblical, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, jesus christ, self sacrifice, resurrection, back from the dead, faith, execution, rabbi, betrayal, christian, ancient rome ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sweet Charity (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar ...
Style: stylized, touching, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elevator, celebrity, dancehall girl, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, looking for love, going straight, hopes, couple relations, dancer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: serious, realistic, epic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: apostle, last supper, prison, hopes, rise to the top, miraculous event, redemption, society, clergy, heroes, partners, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: sexy, clever, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: broadway musical, sensuality, top hat, backstage, childhood memory, choreography, choreographer, contests and competitions, rise to the top, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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