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Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Original name: Jésus de Montréal
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, serious, experimental, disturbing, contemplative, controversial, biblical, sexy, dramatic ...
Plot: perfume, church, library, redemption, prostitute, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, transplant, male nudity, religion, hospital, philosophy, devil, model, actor, advertising, tragedy, city, death of protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and melancholic films with plots about society, catastrophe, redemption, culture clash, hopes, loneliness and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Jesus of Montreal: Winter Light (1963), The Sacrifice (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), My Life to Live (1962), The Island (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, priest, faith, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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The Sacrifice (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: hopes, apocalypse, society, save the world, human nature, redemption, catastrophe, unfulfillment, hysteria, worldwide chaos, sacrifice, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
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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, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, jesus christ, sin, christianity, redemption, betrayal, desert, clergy, hopes, tragic hero, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, woman smoking cigarette, pinball machine, free will, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, sin, solitude, religion, loneliness, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, island, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, forgiveness, jealousy, country, radio, sin, religions or cults, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, writer's life, unfulfillment, rebellion, friends, liberal, friendship, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
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The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, bishop, miraculous event, investigation, clergy, society, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, saint, female director, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
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Our Music (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jean-Luc Godard's poetic meditation on war, violence and defeat. The film is structured in three parts. The three segments are "Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven". The first segment is a montage of war images from ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, meditative, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: politics, human nature, society, anti war, journalist, religion, existentialism, life philosophy, greed, self discovery, bosnian war, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, israel ...
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Therese (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: convent, society, hopes, lifestyle, clergy, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, family relations, suburbs, suburban life, priest, spirituality ...
Time: 80s
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Divine (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "La Nueva Jerusalem" is a small community of believers lead by Papá Basilio (Rabal) and Mamá Dorita (Jurado). They're waiting for the second coming of Christ, so they've abandoned the world, searching for a new spiritual life. ...
Style: disturbing, offbeat, clever, witty, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, religions or cults, filmmaking, danger, leadership, heroes, society, hopes, life is a bitch, clergy, social misfits, injustice ...
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, memory, fish out of water, unfulfilled love, countryside, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
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Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" sixties. Max, a dissatisfied copy editor; ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, experimental ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, introspection, human nature, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, hopes, fighting the system, state affairs, society, coming of age ...
Time: future, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: switzerland, paris france, europe, france, geneva switzerland ...
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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, forgiveness, friendship, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, clergy, warden, blind character, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, contemplative, feel good
Plot: redemption, christmas, priest, society, self discovery, clergy, introspection, save the day, religions or cults, small town, moral dilemma, cause and meaning ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, talky ...
Plot: one on one, atheism, suicidal, belief, suffering, society, african american, psychology, christianity, suicide attempt, question, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Confessional (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel (16), unmarried and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: adoption, mystery, siblings relations, pregnancy, chaos and mayhem, family relations, deadly, clergy, society, teenage life, haunted by the past, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 1950s, year 1952 ...
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: passenger, society, life is a bitch, driver, love and romance, hopes, family relations, down on your luck, human nature, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, prayer ...
Time: contemporary
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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: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, suffering, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, torture, sacrifice, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
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Mamma Roma (1962)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
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A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, sincere, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, social relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, love, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
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45%
Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, melancholic, art house, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, society, church, religion, domineering mother, overbearing mother, self sacrifice, good versus evil, school, teenage life, anorexia, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, bus, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, lifestyle, clergy, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, dishonesty, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, s&m, couple relations, battle of the sexes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, radical, human nature, friendship, weekend, academy ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, california
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In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, clergy, hopes, society, obedience, christianity, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, venice
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41%
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The Wager (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An actor at the pinnacle of his Hollywood career finds himself buckling to temptation after he accepts the lead in a classic tale of good versus evil. Michael Steele has just been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In the wake of that ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, thought provoking, contemplative ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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