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Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
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Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of G.I. Gurdjieff an Asian mystic who after a lifetimes study developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, cause and meaning, religions or cults, self discovery, obsessive quest, hopes, society, introspection, prince, monk, quest, monastery, meaning of life, russian, spirituality, father son relationship, humility, holy man, grave digger, camel, sandstorm, priest, canary, footbridge
Time: 70s
Place: asia, himalaya, afghanistan, egypt, armenia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, uplifting and touching films with plots about society, hopes, religions or cults, human spirit, self discovery, clergy and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Meetings with Remarkable Men: Joshua (2002), Thérèse (2004), Mother Teresa (2003), Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012), Touch of the Light (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, healing power, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, hopes, cause and meaning, friendship, spirituality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states, xian, rome italy
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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: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, human spirit, self discovery, clergy, ambition, hopes, society, religions or cults, miraculous event, church, nun ...
Place: europe, france
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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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: charity, nun, human spirit, against the odds, tragic hero, clergy, prodigy, hopes, religions or cults, society, woman, ambition ...
Time: 20th century
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, society, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guru, religions or cults, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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61%
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Touch of the Light (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yu-Siang is blind – but he has a superb sense of hearing. Born in rural Taiwan, this extremely talented musician moves to the capital Taipei to study the piano. But how will he manage on his own? Even the walk across campus from his halls of ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, human spirit, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, musician's life, hopes, blindness, music, piano
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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My Way Home (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, contemplative
Plot: autobiography, child neglect, juvenile delinquency, military, coming of age, soldier, redemption, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, europe, africa ...
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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, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, hopes, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, born again christian, christianity, faith ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
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54%
Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: contemplative, feel good, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, clergy, self discovery, moral dilemma, hopes, social relations, save the day, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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52%
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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: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: politics, church, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, rebelliousness, destiny, idealism, against the odds, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, venice
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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: gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, religions or cults, family relations, church, hopes, clergy, supernatural ability, society, painting, faith, nun, suffering ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
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Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, society, social misfits, hopes, isolation, mental illness, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1970
Place: los angeles, usa
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48%
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
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, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
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Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, feminism, abusive husband, society, dysfunctional family, human spirit, self discovery, estrangement, injustice, hopes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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47%
Mojave Phone Booth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the middle of the Mojave desert rests an abandoned phone booth, riddled with bullet holes, graffiti, its windows broken, but otherwise functioning. Its identity was born on the Internet and for years, travelers would make the trek down a lonely ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere
Plot: self discovery, dull life, estrangement, hopes, lifestyle, introspection, couple relations, society, vandalism, interlinked stories, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, politics, rebellion, dishonesty, society, leadership, state affairs, hopes, forbidden love, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, poland
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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: christian film, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: church, religious intolerance, preacher, hell, clergy, parents and children, parent child relationship, leadership, religions or cults, father son relationship, religious differences, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: alabama
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Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, self discovery, destiny, hopes, adventure, religions or cults, mysterious place, human spirit, escapades, lost, blind man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Chico Xavier (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, charity, mystery, faith, spiritualism, religion, medium, clergy, supernatural, superhuman powers, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: brazil
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The Greatest (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The song "Greatest Love of All", later remade by Whitney Houston, was written for this film and ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: racism, human spirit, contests and competitions, fighting the system, follow your dream, athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, hopes, society, politics, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: support group, idealism, dedicated educator, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, society, teenage life, teachers and students, child abuse, children, warden ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: disability, elderly lovers, young heroes, society, social misfits, mute or deaf, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students, doctors and patients, against the odds, power relations ...
Time: 70s
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: introspection, lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, friendship, gay, celebrity, murder, friends, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, religions or cults, society, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, prayer, cross ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, self discovery, human spirit, rebellion, against the odds, leadership, hopes, student life, life is a bitch, society, clergy, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, legal, muslim, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, hopes, religions or cults, injustice, social activist, human rights ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: india, asia, kashmir, mumbai india, pakistan
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The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: christian film, tense, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: christian, diner, faith, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious place, society, hopes, mysterious character, group of strangers, religions or cults, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
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Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, family relations, self discovery, hopes, adoption, society, family, redemption, reunion, religions or cults, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%