Movies like The Passion of the Christ

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The Passion of the Christ
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, especially on the part of the jewish community. The films languages are Arabic, Latin and Hebrew and its actors are laymen which was controversially received as well.
Style: biblical, epic, bleak, factual, brutal, rough, emotional, serious, bloody, intense ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, suffering, religion, torture, betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, life philosophy, brutality, death, last supper, mission, apostle, virgin mary, violence, christian, jewish, destiny, good versus evil, visceral, clergy, mentor, chase, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Magdalene Sisters
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Ireland, UK
114 min.
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Most similar movies to The Passion of the Christ

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and dramatic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, redemption, destiny, life philosophy, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion of the Christ: The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), The Apostle (1997), God's Not Dead (2014), I Am David (2003), The Island (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Last Temptation of Christ
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
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Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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The Stoning of Soraya M.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, brutal ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, israel, persia
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The Apostle
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
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Plot: redemption, small town, christianity, religion, radio, christian, country, religions or cults, god, character study, jesus, coma ...
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Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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God's Not Dead
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: talky, serious, biblical, thought provoking, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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I Am David
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, survival, self discovery, human spirit, book, camp, mentor, brutality, children, prison escape, childhood, redemption ...
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Place: denmark, switzerland, europe, italy, bulgaria ...
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The Island
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: philosophical, meditative, psychological, cerebral, biblical ...
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The Third Miracle
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: investigation, catholicism, god, religion, clergy, redemption, secrets, life philosophy, alcohol abuse, twists & turns, miraculous event, destiny ...
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The Bible: In the Beginning...
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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: biblical, epic, exciting, serious, light ...
Plot: redemption, christian, good versus evil, supernatural ability, god, sacrifice, animals, murder, mythology, religion, legends and myths, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
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    User:   38%
 
The Magdalene Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, sexual abuse, rape, rebellion, christianity, religion, corruption, brutality, runaway, guilt, prison, sexual harassment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, europe
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 7.0
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Courageous
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, introspection, god, courage, jesus, religion, father daughter relationship, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
The Man Without a Face
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, boarding school, teacher, island, mentor, coming of age, social misfits, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, childhood, physical appearance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
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Panther
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, factual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, violence, drugs, rebelliousness, interracial relations, brutality, conspiracy theory, segregation, political unrest, racism, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
Jesus of Montreal
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: serious, biblical, disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: redemption, christianity, male nudity, religion, hospital, jesus, clergy, philosophy, catholicism, human nature, mentor, god ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
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    User:   35%
 
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The Believer
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
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    User:   31%
 
 6.4
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Country: USA
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    User:   35%
 
Bright Lights, Big City
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, redemption, downfall, drugs/alcohol, drinking, urban, death, alcohol abuse, nightlife, cancer, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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    User:   27%
 
The Sunset Limited
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: religion, christianity, dialogue driven, atheism, dialogue, god, existentialism, depression, life & death, philosophy, mentor, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
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City of Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In this drama, a wealthy American doctor learns some important lessons about life in one of the poorest cities on Earth. Max Lowe (Patrick Swayze) is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, poverty, human spirit, indians, hospital, life philosophy, self discovery, mentor, homeless, clinic, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east
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    User:   23%
 
Breaking the Waves
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, god, disability, love, depression, guilt, sacrifice, voyeurism, religion, redemption, strong sexual content, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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    User:   24%
 
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The Doctor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, redemption, cancer, doctors, doctors and patients, destiny, mentor, first contact, existentialism, psychiatry, catastrophe, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, medical school
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
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The River
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, courage, parents and children, family, bank, factory, small town life, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, destiny, lone hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama
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System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
 7.1
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Ulee's Gold
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, parents and children, family drama, character study, storytelling, family, redemption, family relations, tragedy, violence, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
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Shadrach
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, americana, family life, children, crumbling marriage, death, depression, slave, poverty, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
Bastard Out of Carolina
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, child abuse, rape, violence, hospital, innocence lost, poverty, brutality, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   25%
 
 6.8
 9K
My Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, death, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, family life, afterlife, reconciliation, life & death, life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
 6.8
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Country
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, countryside, human nature, down on your luck, family in crisis, mentor, dysfunctional family, against the odds, family, greed, hopes, depression ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
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System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, redemption, christian, christianity, religion, jesus, tragic hero, god, leadership, sacrifice, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, egypt, dungeon, jerusalem
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System:   23%
    User:   19%
 

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