Movies like The Last Temptation of Christ

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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
 7.6
 46K
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 the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene.
Style: surreal, psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, sincere, biblical, epic, dark, meditative ...
Plot: temptation, jesus christ, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, desert, clergy, hopes, tragic hero, prophecy, roman, blasphemy, cross, immortality, heroes, miraculous event, religions or cults, chosen one, life is a bitch, good versus evil, social problems, oracle, society, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel

Most similar movies to The Last Temptation of Christ

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and harsh films with plots about redemption, society, betrayal, hopes, religion, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Last Temptation of Christ: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), King of Kings (1961), Son of God (2014), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: bleak, epic, factual, rough, brutal ...
Plot: christianity, betrayal, torture, religion, suffering, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, clergy, jesus, redemption, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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50%
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, singing, jesus, religion, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, self sacrifice, resurrection, jesus christ, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, execution, rabbi, ancient rome, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, political unrest, tragic hero, injustice, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: stylized, serious, epic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: chosen one, torture, resurrection, religions or cults, oracle, society, idealism, clergy, tragic hero, bondage, redemption, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, miraculous event, tragic hero, injustice, righting the wronged, religions or cults, leadership, human spirit, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, cerebral, philosophical, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, miraculous event, ambition, love affair, heroes, religions or cults, family relations, society, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.2
 13K
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, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: coma, redemption, small town, forgiveness, preacher, minister, jealousy, country, christianity, radio, sin, clergy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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, biblical, exciting, serious, based on the bible ...
Plot: old testament, adam and eve, noah's ark, flood, bible, good versus evil, redemption, escapades, legends and myths, rescue, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 118 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, serious, gloomy, disturbing, biblical ...
Plot: perfume, library, church, redemption, introspection, human nature, clergy, hopes, artists and showbiz, prostitute, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
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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, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suicide, faith, pastor, winter, priest, isolation, small town, nuclear, clergy, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, redemption, politics, society, religions or cults, royal family, dishonesty, leadership, human spirit, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, dishonesty, clergy, tragic hero, injustice, friendship, religions or cults, ambition, life is a bitch, christianity, main character dies, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 38K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christianity, religion, christian, religious, teachers and students, atheism, religions or cults, college, college life, one on one, religious persecution, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
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29%
 5.4
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Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: clergy, friends, religions or cults, society, betrayal, dishonesty, desert, intrigue, rivalry, friendship, bible, perfume ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, crimes, alcohol abuse, society, clergy, mother daughter relationship, salvation, saint ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, sacrifice, pregnancy, prophecy, priest, angel, oppression, temptation, bible, miraculous event, a vision, designer ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, crime, hopes, life is a bitch, drug dealer, insomnia, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 20K
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, bleak, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, society, nuclear, save the world, danger, hysteria, worldwide chaos, birthday, terminal illness, human nature, future dystopia, chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: sweden, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible
Plot: religions or cults, ambition, betrayal, false accusation, society, rise and fall, captivity, heroes, leadership, dishonesty, supernatural ability, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8K
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, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, disintegration, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, urban, society, lifestyle, hanging, teenage life, buddies, couples, opposites attract, youth, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 32K
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: tense, touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, workplace situations, dishonesty, introspection, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch ...
Style: epic, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, good versus evil, revenge, inuit, jealousy, evil spirit, tragic love, human nature, starvation, young lovers, village, disintegration ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
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, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: belief, suicide attempt, suicidal, question, one on one, christianity, right and wrong, debate, professor, suffering, alienation, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, divorce, infidelity, redemption, couples, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, human nature, downfall, hollywood ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, los angeles, usa, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, self discovery, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, religions or cults, society, wife husband relationship, prayer, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, dishonesty, introspection, betrayal, redemption, machismo, friendship between men, vietnam veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, villain, oil, rivalry, money, obsession, small town, evil, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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