Movies like Luther 1974

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Luther (1974)
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, religions or cults, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes, rebellion, society, leadership, destiny, ambition, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, catholicism, protestant, conscience, theology, bible ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, clergy and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Luther: Galileo (1975), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), From a Far Country (1981), God's Outlaw (1986), The Vernon Johns Story (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: catholicism, theology, clergy, politics, church, idealism, hypocrisy, bribery, sin, obsessive quest, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
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100%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: church, inquisition, solar system, pope, science, fighting the system, politics, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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64%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 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: serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, church, anti semitism, bishop, against the rules, follow your dream, leadership, human spirit, rebelliousness, holocaust, wartime life, religions or cults ...
Place: poland, europe
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63%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, leadership, human spirit, anti semitism, church, holocaust, religions or cults, fighting the system, politics, society, state affairs, forbidden love ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, church, rebelliousness, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, warsaw poland
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47%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: translator, anti heroes, church, against the rules, religions or cults, society, clergy, obsessive quest, on the run, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany
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47%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: church, racism, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, clergy, workplace situations, injustice, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, military ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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46%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, political drama
Plot: soldier, presidential election, politics, white house, head of state, usa president, rise and fall, human spirit, idealism, political corruption, political unrest, injustice ...
Time: 1950s
Place: asia, missouri, usa, japan
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45%
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: poison, suicide, commune, cult, murder, racism, clergy, palaces castles and temples, human spirit, psychopath, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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44%
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: serious, realistic, emotional, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: saint, convent, clergy, human spirit, miraculous event, monastery, religions or cults, church, hopes, society, family relations, obsessive quest ...
Place: europe, france
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43%
Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
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: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: pope, church, assassination attempt, bishop, clergy, tragic hero, leadership, rise to the top, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Place: poland, europe
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43%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: revolution, rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem, political corruption, political unrest, racism, fighting the system, politics, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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43%
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, bleak, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: idealism, wartime life, fascism, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes, love and romance, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: sweden
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40%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: christian, clergy, redemption, americana, religions or cults, society, idealism, self discovery, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: church, burned alive, clergy, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, rebellion, society, state affairs, head of state, against the rules, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1600s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
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38%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, fighting the system, blind ambition, death penalty, pope, royal court, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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38%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostages, bank, legal action, rebelliousness, missing person, political conspiracy, political corruption, woman in danger, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 70s
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36%
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, uplifting, realistic
Plot: clergy, translator, against the rules, religions or cults, fighting the system, ambition, society, human spirit, rich and poor, injustice, heroes, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: deportation, idealism, village, village life, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, society, social relations, clergy, human spirit, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, new york
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35%
Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, clergy, religions or cults, parent child relationship, society, leadership, parents and children, death of father, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
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35%
Father Damien (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the 19th century Belgian priest, Father Damien, who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, human nature, religious, island, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, against the odds, heroes, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
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35%
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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: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: leadership, obsessive quest, christian, roman empire, religions or cults, hopes, society, state affairs, anti heroes, clergy, redemption, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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34%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom, justice, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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34%
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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: epic, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible
Plot: christian, clergy, last supper, jesus christ, bible, god, supernatural ability, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, redemption, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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33%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: charity, nun, athlete's life, clergy, prodigy, follow your dream, human spirit, addiction, religions or cults, against the odds, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
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33%
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The Radicals (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: church, christianity, clergy, religions or cults, society, ambition, romance, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, torture ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
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32%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: labor union, gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: rebelliousness, injustice, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, political unrest, revolution, religions or cults, intrigue, danger, buddies, social decay ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: clever, serious, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, dedicated lawyer, school, hotshot lawyer, journalism, legal action, idealism, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
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30%
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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: clever, serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, head of state, political corruption, political intrigue, royal family, campaign, state affairs, betrayal, contests and competitions, leadership, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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30%