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The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
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The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave Jerusalem quickly, but Thomas refuses to leave Jesus' body behind, as he fears that the tomb may be desecrated.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: supernatural, heroes, miraculous event, reincarnation, clergy, religions or cults, destiny, life is a bitch, legends and myths, hopes, society, dishonesty, redemption, escapades, rivalry, tragic hero, leadership, go public, virgin mary
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, religions or cults, hopes, heroes, clergy, religion and christianity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Friends of Jesus - Thomas: Peter and Paul (1981), Francesco (1989), Judas (2004), Jeremiah (1998), Son of God (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: clergy, injustice, leadership, dishonesty, obsessive quest, society, against the odds, anti heroes, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
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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
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Time: ancient history, 1st century
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: hopes, clergy, religions or cults, society, starting over, redemption, religion, historical event, monk, saint, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.0
 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, ambition, religions or cults, injustice, tragic hero, life is a bitch, friendship, christianity, main character dies, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 878
Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, heroic mission, escapades, life is a bitch, false accusation, village, heroes, religions or cults, society, oracle, bible, prophet ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, middle east, israel
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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: captivating, uplifting, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: chosen one, resurrection, torture, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, miraculous event, humble, heroes, oracle, idealism, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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72%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, hopes, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, royal family, heroes, human spirit, leadership, dishonesty, state affairs, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, jerusalem, mine
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66%
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, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, state affairs, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, unfulfillment, death sentence, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
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63%
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, political unrest, dishonesty, miraculous event, unfulfillment, heroic mission, hopes, corrupted ruler, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, burned alive, state affairs, against the rules, cause and meaning, against humanity, life is a bitch, wizards and magicians, society, human nature, rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere, serious, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: christianity, loincloth, state affairs, imaginary, hopes, blind ambition, unfulfillment, tragic hero, rivalry, miraculous event, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 683
Jacob (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, biblical
Plot: siblings relations, love and romance, master and servant, love affair, dishonesty, folk hero, society, tragic hero, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, redemption ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
Plot: forbidden love, clergy, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes, against humanity, holocaust, religions or cults, anti semitism, church ...
Place: poland, europe, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
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Style: bleak, stylized, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, life is a bitch, imaginary, hopes, redemption, leadership, royal family, dishonesty, human spirit, miraculous event ...
Time: 1960s
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Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: roman empire, society, rise and fall, unfulfillment, hopes, fighting the system, idealism, rebellion, jesus christ, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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50%
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Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: epic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, captivating, uplifting, serious
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Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic, based on the bible, biblical
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Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
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Time: ancient history
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46%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
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45%
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, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, religions or cults, ambition, love affair, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, parents and children, family relations, society, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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45%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, USA, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, christian film
Plot: betrayal, deadly, heroes, rabbi, supernatural, religions or cults, anti heroes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, state affairs, rivalry, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 556
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
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Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: christian, friends, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, self discovery, lifestyle, society, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, americana ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 55
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, clergy, rebellion, idealism, false accusation, religions or cults, power relations, society, political corruption, fighting the system, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: rivalry, escapades, heroes, leadership, rise to the top, ruler, mother, russian empire, mother son relationship
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, society, human nature, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, redemption, human spirit, heroes, fighting the system, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, leadership, royal family, society, state affairs, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, political unrest, clergy, downfall, politics ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 2K
Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, epic ...
Plot: christianity, resurrection, bible, jewish, judaism, heroes, leadership, miraculous event, hopes, society, temptation, sin ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%