Movies like Judas

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Judas (2004)
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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 become good friends, even though they often see things very differently. Ultimately, Judas is convinced that Jesus needs to use his popularity and wonder-working powers to free the Jews from the Romans, and Jesus sees a larger, spritual perspective. As a friend, Judas convinces Jesus to give his disciples his miraculous powers, and he does with good results. Finally, the Jewish leaders spy on Judas and convince him of the greater good of betraying Jesus, in order to save the Jewish people. Judas gets caught between the corrupt leaders, Caiaphus and Pontius Pilate, and Jesus.
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing, psychological
Plot: betrayal, religions or cults, clergy, dishonesty, friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, ambition, tragic hero, christianity, death of protagonist, main character dies, miraculous event, supernatural ability, destiny, oracle, hopes, society, rivalry, leadership, state affairs, unfulfillment, jewish, violence, roman ...
Time: ancient history

Most similar movies to Judas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, religions or cults, hopes, dishonesty, state affairs, clergy and heroes mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Judas: Peter and Paul (1981), King of Kings (1961), The Jesus Film (1979), The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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
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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, 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 ⇓
92%
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 ⇓
89%
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: epic, sincere, serious, sentimental, christian film ...
Plot: miraculous event, crucifix, christianity, dishonesty, human spirit, leadership, rivalry, society, ambition, tragic hero, religions or cults, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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 ⇓
71%
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%
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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, 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 ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 5.7
 18K
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, based on the bible, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, prophet, resurrection, torture, tragic hero, idealism, clergy, belief, oracle, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: betrayal, leadership, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
43%
 7.0
 1K
Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, ambition, politics, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, murder, revolution, royal court ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, religions or cults, adventure, heroes, state affairs, royal family, dishonesty, tragic hero, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 967
Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, epic, realistic ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, society, false accusation, village, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroic mission, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: contemplative, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: translator, obsessive quest, against the rules, clergy, anti hero, society, religions or cults, dishonesty, rebellion, church, burned alive, on the run ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 6.6
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: talky, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: church, politics, against the odds, rebelliousness, society, dishonesty, human spirit, leadership, fighting the system, righting the wronged, destiny, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 6K
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, rebellion, rebelliousness, ambition, social relations, clergy, dance school, injustice, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, jesus, miraculous event, betrayal, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 605
Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: charity, nun, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, tragic hero, clergy, religions or cults, prodigy, society, woman, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, hopes, church, rebellion, forbidden love, anti semitism, religions or cults, human spirit, society ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: translator, clergy, rivalry, human spirit, against the rules, hopes, rich and poor, heroes, ambition, society, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, USA, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, roman empire, betrayal, supernatural, rabbi, religions or cults, folk hero, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: life is a bitch, rodeo, family relations, hopes, friendship, catastrophe, love, ambition, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, clever ...
Plot: prison life, racism, interracial relations, apartheid, human spirit, leadership, self discovery, friendship, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, politics ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 1K
The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, dishonesty, campaign, friendship, society, state affairs, political intrigue, political corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 13K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, society, rise and fall, introspection, dishonesty, royal family, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, reincarnation, society, ambition, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, heroes, parents and children, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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