Movies like Judgment

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Judgment (1990)
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Judgment (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.
Plot: altar boy, child molester, pedophile priest, catholic church, lawsuit, childhood sexual abuse, rape, lawyer, religion, christianity, family relations, doll, church, sexual abuse, swimming, singing, child abuse, doctor, boy, bicycle, catholic priest, christian, little girl, father son relationship, catholic ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: louisiana

Most similar movies to Judgment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and thought provoking films with plots about church, family relations, religion, society, lawyer, prayer and child abuse mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Judgment: Perfect Obedience (2014), The Fire That Burns (1997), Our Fathers (2005), The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), By The Grace of God (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Perfect Obedience (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his ...
Plot: pedophile, child abuse, catholic church, beating, pedophile priest, priest, punishment, obedience, chastity, corporal punishment, bullying, forbidden love ...
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The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: catholic, altar boy, gay, religion, school, child abuse, running, lie, faith, jealousy, singer, love ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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100%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, fighting the system, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
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37%
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, child molestation, man boy relationship, homosexual rape, catholic priest, underage sex, orphanage, rape of a minor, child molester, sexual abuse, pedophile, catholicism ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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35%
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By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, religion, pedophile priest, priest, journalist, children, church, lawyer, husband wife relationship, cardinal the priest, christmas ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, christianity, religious persecution, teacher, christian propaganda, lawsuit, faith, prayer, church, atheist, bible, religion ...
Place: phoenix arizona
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27%
Back When We Were Grownups (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 53-year-old widow believes she's turned into the wrong person in this bittersweet tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck's (Blythe Danner) plate is full: She runs a catering business and cares for her large family, but feels ...
Plot: phonograph record, doctor, wedding, unhappiness, photo album, pregnancy, dream, photographer, cane, old woman, library, rejection ...
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27%
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old girl accuses her father of incest.
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, repressed memory, trial, accusation, liar, father daughter relationship, child abuse, court, anal rape, legal action, child rape ...
Place: canada
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Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, archbishop, illness, priest, confession ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
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26%
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, child rape, parents and children, rape, innocence lost, police, psychologist, stripper, child molestation, life is a bitch, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
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25%
In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.
Plot: child neglect, school, foster parent, doll, baby, uncle niece relationship, toy, crying baby, train, break up, bruise, corporal punishment ...
Place: iowa
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25%
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, clergy, gender, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, pregnancy, fall in love, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest, incest rape, dysfunctional family, lawsuit, family relations, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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24%
Pretty/Handsome (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: transsexuality, transsexual, lgbt, trans woman, gender, ultrasound, costume, husband wife relationship, teenage pregnancy, hallucination, flashback, tennis ...
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24%
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, brother brother relationship, faith, religious fundamentalism, religion, religious fanatic, university, arson, pastor, jail, prayer ...
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23%
Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: child prostitution, beating, hiding place, child abduction, pedophile, sexual abuse, kidnapping, confined, haunted by the past, pimp, kidnapper, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california, pennsylvania
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23%
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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22%
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Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the ...
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: countryside, korean american, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, farmer, husband wife relationship, family relations, grandmother granddaughter relationship, trailer, church, family, direction and purpose ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, rape, small town, lawsuit, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, labor union, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
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22%
The Great Santini (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: military base, family relations, strict father, military, racism, prom, basketball, high school, father son relationship, marine, bittersweet, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: california, spain
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22%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, religions or cults, society, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, prayer, cross ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
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21%
Something About Amelia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the Bennett family after Amelia tells her school counselor that her father has sexually abused her.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, sexual content, family problems, sexual dysfunction, sex maniac, innocence lost, teenage life, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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21%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, mormon, deathbed ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, orphan, escapades, danger, family, parents and children, survival, friendship, plague, family life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, maine, massachusetts
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21%
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
Place: germany
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The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, investigation, religion, faith, catholic priest, priest, journalist, interview, lawyer, teenage girl ...
Place: vatican, southern france, south of france, rome italy, jordan
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Man, Woman and Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A California professor (Martin Sheen), his wife (Blythe Danner) and his daughters make room for his orphaned illegitimate French son (Sebastian Dungan).
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, uplifting
Plot: infidelity, professor, love and romance, orphan, family life, love affair, college, couples, family relations, youth, dishonesty, classroom ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
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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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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
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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