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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Original name: Karol - Un uomo diventato Papa
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological, touching
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, faith, catholic church, politics, heroes, human spirit, follow your dream, christian, priest, religion, oppression, church, hopes, anti semitism, autobiography, holocaust, betrayal, religions or cults, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, against the rules ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about society, hopes, clergy, human spirit, religion, religions or cults and state affairs mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Karol: A Man Who Became Pope: Pope John Paul II (2005), From a Far Country (1981), Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006), Luther (1974), Faustina (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, church, religions or cults, forbidden love, leadership, rebellion, politics, society, state affairs ...
Place: israel, poland, middle east, europe
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 201 min.
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Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, clergy, leadership, fighting the system, idealism, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Place: vatican, poland, europe
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy ...
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Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Poland, Canada
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This highly acclaimed feature film on Pope John Paul II was filmed on location in Italy and Poland. Focusing on the papacy of John Paul and the tremendous impact he had on the Church and the world, Karol: The Pope, The Man stars actor Piotr Adamczyk ...
Plot: kgb, cathedral, catholic, shot in the stomach, soviet army, assassination, cold war era, catholic church, forgiveness, church, chaplain, clergy ...
Place: india, vatican, africa
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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: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, politics, destiny, idealism, against the odds, human spirit, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, rebelliousness, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: contemplative, emotional, touching, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: convent, hopes, clergy, supernatural ability, society, religions or cults, church, family relations, nun, painting, faith, a vision ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic, bleak ...
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Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: talky, serious, realistic
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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
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Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
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Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
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Audience: teens
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
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Stella Days (2011)
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Duration: 100 min.
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