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The Nativity Story (2006)
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
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 a small village, where they find shelter in a quiet manger and Jesus is born.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tricky, intense, atmospheric, biblical, based on true events, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, oppression, bible, miraculous event, prophecy, childbirth, priest, pregnancy, family relations, a vision, hopes, storytelling, belief, child birth, society, sacrifice, escapades, children, death, baby, husband wife relationship ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine, egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, biblical, realistic and captivating films with plots about hopes, society, religions or cults, miraculous event, christianity, jesus and religion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Nativity Story: The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Birdsong (2008), Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). 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: biblical, rough, bleak, factual, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, religion, jesus, religions or cults, torture, bible, life philosophy, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
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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, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, god or devil, faith, back from the dead, betrayal, miraculous event, execution ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Birdsong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Three Wise Kings travel in search of the Messiah, with unexpected obstacles on the way.
Style: biblical, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, journey, hopes, society, family relations, uninvited guest, life turned upside down, religions or cults, pregnancy, virgin mary, angel, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, touching ...
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, ambition, love affair, parents and children, reincarnation, society, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, captivating ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, prophet, bible, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, adventure, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, jesus, injustice, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, christianity, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Black Nativity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, based on the bible
Plot: christmas, religions or cults, family relations, society, hopes, miraculous event, pregnancy, soul music, bible, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 66K
Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: emotional, stylized, touching, sincere, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, love and romance, mathematics, unfulfillment, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, alexandria egypt, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, biblical, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, survival, god, angel, god or devil, adventure, human nature, forces of nature, christianity, end of the world, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, heaven, faith, family, parents and children, religions or cults, small town, family relations, clergy, supernatural, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: prophet, jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, tragic hero, resurrection, torture, jesus, christianity, clergy, idealism, belief ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: fish out of water, angel, family relations, family, spirituality, family life, disorder, lifestyle, miraculous event, introspection, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: biblical, serious, sincere, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: miraculous event, christianity, crucifix, unfulfillment, imaginary, leadership, ambition, heroes, religions or cults, righting the wronged, human spirit, society ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, biblical
Plot: journey, jesus, parents and children, society, gospel, bible, family life, youth, young heroes, family relations, messiah, christian ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 christ, jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Christmas Candle (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, village, angel, christmas, society, hopes, clergy, social relations, religions or cults, faith, candle, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 19K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, christian film, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, christian, family relations, christianity, fatherhood, responsibility, gang, self discovery, human spirit, friendship, destiny, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, emotional, christian film, serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: christian, marriage, self discovery, husband wife relationship, firefighter, couple relations, love and romance, faith, introspection, couples, marital problem, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, desperation, angel, family, holiday, road not taken, suicide attempt, generosity, self discovery, small town, alternate reality ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, storytelling, justice, father son relationship, doctor, husband wife relationship, guilt, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, year 1958, year 1918, year 1954
Place: usa, oxford university, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, captivating, uplifting, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, redemption, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, partners, hopes, roman empire, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, deadly, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, jesus, religion, singing, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
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, bible, flood, old testament, heroic mission, miraculous event, redemption, hopes, supernatural ability, religion ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, biblical
Plot: head of state, state affairs, hopes, anti heroes, society, betrayal, rise to the top, anti hero, family problems, family relations, parents and children, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, vengeance, roman soldier, roman, false accusation, survival, arena, resistance fighter, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy, jerusalem, greece, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, clergy, hopes, society, church, family relations, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, motivational, scenic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, ocean, journey, lost at sea ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, mexico, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, old testament, conquering, hopes, escapades, heroes, oracle, society, confined, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%