Movies like King of Kings

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King of Kings (1961)
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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, captivating, contemplative, surprise ending, based on the bible, controversial ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, injustice, heroic mission, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, christianity, life is a bitch, temptation, hopes, dishonesty, unfulfillment, jesus christ, religion, miraculous event, death of protagonist, main character dies, crucifix, justice, life philosophy, heroes, politics, soldier ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel, rome italy

Most similar movies to King of Kings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about society, religions or cults, hopes, heroes, religion, betrayal and christianity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like King of Kings: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Barabbas (1961), One Night with the King (2006), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, chosen one, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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100%
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 ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, singing, jesus, religion, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, religions or cults, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, medieval, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, female protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: atmospheric, serious, based on the bible, epic
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, idealism, clergy, betrayal, ambition, religions or cults, injustice, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, religions or cults, dishonesty, clergy, injustice, friendship, supernatural ability, ambition, tragic hero, life is a bitch, christianity, main character dies ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 516
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, realistic, atmospheric, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, hopes, dishonesty, obsessive quest, society, ambition, anti hero, injustice, religions or cults, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, miraculous event, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: based on the bible, uplifting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, tragic hero, prophet, resurrection, torture, clergy, idealism, belief, society, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sincere, sentimental, epic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: miraculous event, crucifix, christianity, unfulfillment, hopes, tragic hero, heroes, blind ambition, state affairs, religions or cults, righting the wronged, leadership ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: palestine, southern italy, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, society, leadership, hopes, destiny, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bleak, factual, rough, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, torture, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, life philosophy, suffering, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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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: sincere, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, heroes, escapades, religions or cults, false accusation, heroic mission, village, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, egypt, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, royal family, state affairs, adventure, dishonesty, heroes, tragic hero, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, society, rebellion, rise and fall, idealism, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, uplifting, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, religions or cults, clergy, rise to the top, heroes, redemption, hopes, partners, prayer, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3K
Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, jewish, hopes, society, religions or cults, sin, leadership, jesus, death of protagonist ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
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, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, disturbing, biblical, exciting ...
Plot: noah's ark, adam and eve, heroes, flood, bible, old testament, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, hopes, supernatural ability, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, 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, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: betrayal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, roman empire, state affairs, supernatural, unfulfillment, tragic hero, folk hero, deadly, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 4K
Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, political unrest, hopes, heroes, state affairs, leadership, historic figure, wise man ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 41K
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, ancient rome, betrayal, vengeance, false accusation, resistance fighter, dishonesty, confined, roman soldier, moral dilemma, friendship between men, sibling rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, palestine, jerusalem, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, jesus, angel, religions or cults, bible, prophecy, priest, miraculous event, childbirth, pregnancy, family relations, a vision ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, politics, war, rivalry, political unrest, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 5K
Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, serious, factual ...
Plot: battles, revolution, political unrest, king, military, politics, royal family, intrigue, leadership, against the odds, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 80s, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 13K
El Cid (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: knight, war, siege, battles, treason, convent, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, dishonesty, on the run, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, desert, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, war, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 1K
Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: bible, prophet, desert, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, society, adventure, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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