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: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: politics, church, clergy, religions or cults, fighting the system, injustice, destiny, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, society, dishonesty, rebelliousness, idealism, leadership, state affairs, righting the wronged, revolution, religion, german, christianity, catholic church ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany

Most similar movies to Luther

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, rebellion, state affairs, fighting the system, hopes, clergy and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Luther: Galileo (1975), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), Fidel & Che (2002), Truman (1995), Pope John Paul II (2005). 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: touching, uplifting, captivating, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, bribery, hypocrisy, sin, clergy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, escapades ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
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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: human spirit, dishonesty, clergy, rebellion, holocaust, forbidden love, politics, religions or cults, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, society ...
Place: poland, europe, middle east, israel
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69%
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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: realistic, talky, serious
Plot: church, pope, science, inquisition, solar system, human spirit, fighting the system, obsessive quest, plague, politics, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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68%
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, anti semitism, church, bishop, cure, holocaust, rebellion, polish, society, rebelliousness, religions or cults, politics ...
Place: poland, europe
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66%
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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, tense, realistic
Plot: revolution, ambition, media, chaos, rebellion, idealism, dishonesty, political unrest, fighting the system, political corruption, racism, politics ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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53%
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, political drama
Plot: white house, politics, soldier, presidential election, hopes, military, head of state, human spirit, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, dishonesty ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, missouri, asia, japan
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50%
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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: assassination attempt, bishop, church, pope, ambition, society, rebelliousness, hopes, rise to the top, heroic mission, state affairs, politics ...
Place: poland, europe
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49%
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: disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: politics, catholic church, pope, clergy, anti semitism, confined, artists and showbiz, wartime life, hopes, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 60s, 40s, 70s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
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48%
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Martin Luther (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man's relationship with God and, by extension, a redefinition of man's relationship with ...
Style: christian film
Plot: conscience, christianity, heresy, christian, religion, pope, catholic church, catholic, theology, born again christian, priest, liberation ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
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48%
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: realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: racism, murder, cult, commune, poison, suicide, cons and scams, state affairs, against humanity, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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47%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, fascism, idealism, life is a bitch, wartime life, hopes, state affairs, love and romance, political unrest, love affair, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, bleak
Plot: translator, society, religions or cults, dishonesty, obsessive quest, clergy, rebellion, church, on the run, burned alive, anti heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
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46%
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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: captivating, uplifting, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: convent, saint, miraculous event, siblings relations, hopes, ambition, church, obsessive quest, clergy, monastery, self discovery, religions or cults ...
Place: europe, france
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44%
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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, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, clergy, religions or cults, redemption, anti heroes, against the odds, society, heroes, leadership, obsessive quest, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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
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43%
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, realistic, uplifting
Plot: clergy, translator, injustice, rivalry, religions or cults, fighting the system, heroes, human spirit, ambition, society, against the rules, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
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41%
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, military, society, heroes, workplace situations, life is a bitch, rebellion, clergy, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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41%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, against the odds, rebelliousness, rebellion, bank, politics, missing person, fighting the system, society, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 70s
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40%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, period piece, oath, betrayal, rebellion, rivalry, mistress, intrigue, royal court ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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39%
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: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: christian, life is a bitch, miraculous event, society, lifestyle, hopes, religions or cults, friends, self discovery, clergy, idealism, americana ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: north carolina
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39%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, power relations, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, injustice, idealism, tragic hero, clergy, island, fighting the system ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
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38%
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, sincere, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, gangsters, blind ambition, rise to the top, crimes, state affairs, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, workplace situations, leadership, political corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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37%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, high school life, society, rebelliousness, lifestyle, against the odds, fighting the system, leadership, discrimination, injustice, idealism, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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37%
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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: captivating, realistic, bleak, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: buddies, golden years, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, state affairs, religions or cults, battles, injustice, rebellion, dishonesty, social decay, political unrest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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37%
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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: realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: deportation, rivalry, society, rebelliousness, religions or cults, social relations, hopes, village life, state affairs, politics, ambition, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, new york
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36%
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: captivating, thought provoking, talky, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: small town, courtroom, teachers and students, legal action, hopes, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, culture clash, rivalry, school, human spirit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
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36%
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John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, christian film
Plot: martyr, political corruption, fighting the system, hopes, society, religions or cults, power relations, false accusation, rebellion, idealism, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
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35%
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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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: burned alive, church, against humanity, cause and meaning, state affairs, intrigue, human nature, society, ambition, betrayal, against the rules, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 429
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 ⇓
35%
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,
Style: serious, epic, realistic, tense
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, politics, prison, love triangle, escapades, state affairs, religions or cults, starvation, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, asia, soviet union, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%