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: 106 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: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense, surreal, biblical, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, christianity, jesus, religion, rock and roll, music, crucifix, atheism, creativity, adaptation, life & death, life philosophy, injustice, greed, family, desert, redemption, supernatural ability, treason, dishonesty, religions or cults, christian ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine, ancient greece

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Most similar movies to Jesus Christ Superstar

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, sexy, realistic and biblical films with plots about redemption, hopes, destiny, betrayal, society, christian and brutality mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Jesus Christ Superstar: King of Kings (1961), Barabbas (1961), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), 1776 (1972), A Chorus Line (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: semi serious, stylized, humorous, realistic, controversial
Plot: folk hero, rise to the top, redemption, social decay, betrayal, supernatural ability, heroes, fighting the system, society, hopes, religions or cults, righting the wronged ...
Place: holy land
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100%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: biblical, epic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: ancient history, state affairs, redemption, betrayal, jesus, injustice, political unrest, heroic mission, tragic hero, christianity, temptation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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100%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: 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, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: redemption, jesus, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy, christian, bible ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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100%
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: thought provoking, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, jesus, sin, redemption, betrayal, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, christianity, ancient history, roman ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, injustice, religions or cults, royal family, human spirit, idealism, redemption, politics ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, political unrest, district attorney, head of state, state affairs, love and romance, dancing, independence, correspondence, writers ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s, georgian era
Place: massachusetts, pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia, new jersey ...
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100%
 6.2
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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, stylized, captivating, emotional, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, broadway, rehearsal, rise to the top, choreography, backstage, ballet, audition, ambition, music, sensuality, choreographer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient history, old testament, medieval, destiny, save the day, battlefield, royal court, judaism, queen, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal ...
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, uplifting, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, faith, clergy, miraculous event, christian, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, ancient history, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: apartheid, dedicated educator, racism, high school, discrimination, college life, power relations, interracial relations, rebelliousness, urban ghetto life, world, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, clergy, tragic hero, miraculous event, society, hopes, leadership, supernatural, religions or cults, destiny, jesus, heroes ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, redemption, lawyer, occupation, injustice, resistance, political unrest, against the odds, boxer, nun, rich and poor, destiny ...
Place: paris france, france, normandy, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, forgiveness, jealousy, minister, country, radio, graphic violence, hopes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Italy, USA
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, serious, disturbing, biblical, exciting ...
Plot: noah's ark, adam and eve, heroes, old testament, flood, bible, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, supernatural ability, hopes, religion ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6K
Gypsy (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, ambition, showbiz, domineering mother, rise to the top, love and romance, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, couples, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hopes, elevator, charity, broken engagement, celebrity, dancehall girl, tragic love, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, opposites attract, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: biblical, epic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, tragic hero, hopes, society, leadership, human spirit, christianity ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, atmospheric, epic, biblical, christian film
Plot: miraculous event, clergy, tragic hero, heroic mission, false accusation, idealism, human spirit, injustice, religions or cults, ambition, betrayal, leadership ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: redemption, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, revolution, mayor, historical character, haunted by the past, french, obsessive quest, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: ancient history, betrayal, religions or cults, clergy, dishonesty, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, ambition, tragic hero, injustice, friendship, christianity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, hopes, cinderella story, charity, love and romance, state affairs, rise to the top, leadership, folk hero, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, year 1944 ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, spain ...
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44%
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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: biblical, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ambition, dishonesty, heroes, clergy, hopes, society, state affairs, obsessive quest, leadership, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Nativity Story (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
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, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, bible, priest, miraculous event, hopes, oppression, childbirth, prophecy ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Penitent Thief (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the two unnamed men who were crucified alongside Jesus and how they came to be beside him on the cross that fateful day. Dismas and his brother Jotham, along with Gestas, another young man who will share their fate, suffer tragedy and ...
Style: christian film, biblical, epic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: roman, gang of thieves, religious, jesus, thief, male protagonist, brother brother relationship, tragic hero, gang, injustice, brutality, death ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
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Barabbas (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Barabbas or Jesus Barabbas (literally "son of the father" or "Jesus, son of the father" respectively) is a figure in the account of the Passion of Christ, in which he is the insurrectionary whom Pontius Pilate freed at the ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, biblical ...
Plot: redemption, religions or cults, society, destiny, hopes, bible, leadership, jesus, death, ancient history, heroes, gospel ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
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Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, epic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: tragic hero, jesus, prophet, christianity, religions or cults, chosen one, clergy, bible, torture, crucifixion of jesus, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 291
Polycarp (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anna, a young slave girl, is rescued and adopted by Christians in 2ND Century Smyrna, and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. As Anna is taught by Polycarp and her new family, she struggles to reconcile her beliefs with those of the ...
Style: christian film, philosophical, psychological, melancholic, biblical
Plot: christianity, faith, roman empire, christian propaganda, christian, moral dilemma, religions or cults, repression, religion, life philosophy, foster home, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid) performed what was renamed "A Very Potter Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven Harry Potter books and an original score.
Style: melancholic, clever, funny, lyrical, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, magic, obsession, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, catastrophe, mentor, greed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jesus (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: christian film, biblical, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: miraculous event, christianity, religion, crucifix, ancient history, human spirit, religions or cults, righting the wronged, unfulfillment, hopes, tragic hero, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 21K
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: humorous, feel good, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, warden, labor union, mayor, betrayal, orphan, paperboy, brawl, family, underdog, social activist ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%