Movies like Jesus Christ Superstar

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
 7.4
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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: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense, controversial, surreal, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, singing, religion, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism, christianity, jesus, creativity, adaptation, life & death, life philosophy, injustice, greed, family, desert, redemption, dance, treason, religions or cults ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
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, sexy and light films with plots about redemption, betrayal, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny, dialogue and society 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), Barabbas (1961), The Nativity Story (2006). 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: thought provoking, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, political unrest, tragic hero, heroic mission, state affairs, christianity, dishonesty, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ 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: epic, biblical, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, redemption, human spirit, leadership, hopes, tragic hero, society, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, controversial, humorous, stylized, realistic
Plot: social decay, folk hero, redemption, rise to the top, supernatural ability, society, betrayal, show tunes, righting the wronged, religions or cults, fighting the system, heroes ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.9
 5K
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, exciting, serious, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, betrayal, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, politics, religions or cults, clergy, tragic hero, society, royal family, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, religions or cults, jesus, angel, bible, childbirth, miraculous event, prophecy, priest, pregnancy, sacrifice, family relations ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 440
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, religions or cults, clergy, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, life is a bitch, injustice, tragic hero, christianity, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.7
 510
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: against the odds, society, leadership, dishonesty, anti hero, clergy, ambition, anti heroes, obsessive quest, hopes, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 33K
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, cinderella story, hopes, charity, ambition, love and romance, state affairs, rise to the top, human spirit, leadership, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, spain, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
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, biblical, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: adam and eve, noah's ark, heroes, old testament, flood, bible, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, hopes, supernatural ability, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, realistic, surreal, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, settlement, show tunes, love and romance, state affairs, political unrest, head of state, district attorney, dancing, violin ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, massachusetts, philadelphia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: stylized, emotional, captivating, lyrical, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, rise to the top, rehearsal, choreography, broadway musical, backstage, ballet, broadway, audition, ambition, music, choreographer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, battles, female protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 40K
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: roman empire, betrayal, ancient rome, vengeance, false accusation, resistance fighter, dishonesty, confined, moral dilemma, male friendship, friendship between men, sibling rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, serious, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: apartheid, racism, high school, life is a bitch, teachers and students, state affairs, urban ghetto life, hopes, dedicated educator, interracial relations, politics, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 299K
Les Mis?rables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
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, suspense, epic ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, rebellion, mayor, fall in love, convict, revolution, haunted by the past, orphan, family relations, ex convict, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: visually appealing, unusual plot structure, melancholic, clever, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wizards, friendship, magic, obsession, fantasy world, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, weird ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hopes, elevator, tragic love, broken engagement, charity, dancehall girl, celebrity, optimism, show tunes, change of heart, lifestyle, cabaret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 18K
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, realistic, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, family relations, warden, labor union, orphan, betrayal, mayor, dance, brawl, juvenile detention, slingshot, paperboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 11K
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, breathtaking, meditative, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, mentor, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 95K
Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, portuguese, japanese history, betrayal, religion, doubt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, atmospheric, epic, based on the bible
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, heroic mission, false accusation, human spirit, idealism, clergy, religions or cults, leadership, betrayal, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: uplifting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, redemption, religions or cults, clergy, rise to the top, heroes, hopes, partners, faith, prayer, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 19K
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: cult film, surreal, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, christmas lights, blindness, christmas party, post war, pinball machine, mute, pinball, christmas tree, rise to the top, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 39K
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: christian film, serious, thought provoking, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, christianity, religion, religious, teachers and students, college life, religions or cults, college, one on one, college student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, religious persecution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 5K
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: humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: burlesque, stripper, showbiz, ambition, domineering mother, couple relations, family relations, lifestyle, introspection, human nature, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, emotional, serious, biblical, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, redemption, tragic hero, clergy, religions or cults, leadership, society, destiny, hopes, go public, supernatural, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, redemption, lawyer, political unrest, injustice, pursuit, resistance, occupation, against the odds, boxer, nun, rich and poor ...
Place: paris france, normandy, france, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, contemplative, serious, touching ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, forgiveness, minister, jealousy, country, christianity, radio, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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