Movies like The Passion of the Christ

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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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, 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, factual, rough, bleak, brutal, christian film, epic, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christianity, betrayal, jesus, mission, sacrifice, religion, religions or cults, suffering, bible, torture, death, life philosophy, roman, roman empire, clergy, hate, chosen one, brutality, apostle, sin, crucifixion of jesus, court, prophecy, punishment, redemption ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s, 30s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east

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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, biblical, captivating and epic films with plots about christianity, society, religions or cults, religion, christian, jesus and hopes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion of the Christ: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Son of God (2014), The Passion (2008), Risen (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
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, serious, atmospheric, biblical, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, jesus, self sacrifice, idealism, roman empire, apostle, resurrection, back from the dead, religion, god or devil, faith, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: biblical, epic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, human spirit, tragic hero, hopes, society, leadership, christianity ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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100%
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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: uplifting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: christianity, tragic hero, jesus, prophet, religions or cults, chosen one, clergy, bible, torture, crucifixion of jesus, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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100%
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The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, harsh
Plot: religion, crucifix, easter, controversy, crucifixion of jesus, jesus, culture clash, life philosophy, death, powerful ending, prophecy, jewish ...
Place: jerusalem, holy land
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100%
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Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, enigmatic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, messiah, resurrection, investigation, interrogation, race against time, betrayal, faith, desert, religious, jesus ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, rome italy ...
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
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 ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, sin, redemption, betrayal, jesus, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, christianity, ancient history, roman ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
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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: atmospheric, serious, epic
Plot: miraculous event, clergy, tragic hero, heroic mission, false accusation, idealism, human spirit, injustice, religions or cults, redemption, ambition, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century
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100%
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world ...
Style: biblical, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: apostle, christian, jesus, miraculous event, love, belief, faith, rebellion, freedom, superstition, equality, religion ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, xian
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100%
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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: christian film, biblical, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, apostle, faith, bible, christian, roman empire, imprisonment, trust, friendship, adventure, false accusation, society ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nativity Story (2005)
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, bible, priest, miraculous event, oppression, hopes, prophecy, childbirth ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, betrayal, vengeance, roman soldier, arena, false accusation, survival, religion, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century
Place: italy, rome italy, jerusalem, greece, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: biblical, epic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: ancient history, state affairs, redemption, betrayal, jesus, injustice, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, christianity, temptation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: ancient history, betrayal, religions or cults, clergy, dishonesty, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, ambition, tragic hero, friendship, injustice, christianity ...
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Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, religion, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, society, ambition, religions or cults, family relations, ancient history, reincarnation ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, biblical
Plot: religions or cults, righting the wronged, heroes, ambition, society, unfulfillment, music, hopes, country, ancient history, last supper, apostle ...
Place: holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: inspirational, christian film, biblical, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, african american protagonist, life, family relations, propaganda, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, intergenerational friendship, marital problem, life philosophy ...
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Jesus (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jesus is their apostles spread the peace and respect wherever they go. Performing miracles and arousing the wrath of Jewish priests until condemned to crucifixion for them.
Style: christian film, epic, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, christianity, judaism, jesus, religions or cults, sin, miraculous event, temptation, christian, religion, society, heroes ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: redemption, jesus, religions or cults, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, heroes, tragic hero, clergy, christian, crucifix ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Penitent Thief (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the two unnamed men who were crucified alongside Jesus and how they came to be beside him on the cross that fateful day. Dismas and his brother Jotham, along with Gestas, another young man who will share their fate, suffer tragedy and ...
Style: christian film, biblical, epic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: roman, religious, gang of thieves, gang, thief, male protagonist, brother brother relationship, tragic hero, brother brother conflict, religion, injustice, religions or cults ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, epic
Plot: apostle, faith, clergy, miraculous event, christian, heroes, rise to the top, redemption, ancient history, religions or cults, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Apostle Peter: Redemption (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tormented by his denial of Christ, Peter spent his life attempting to atone for his failures. Now as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero, will he falter again, his weakness betray him or will he rise up triumphant in his final moment?
Style: biblical, realistic, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: christian, apostle, redemption, christianity, cowardice, against the odds, philosophy, religions or cults, society, betrayal, religion, roman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, injustice, religions or cults, royal family, human spirit, idealism, redemption, politics ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: biblical, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, injustice, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, clergy, hopes, society, state affairs, obsessive quest, leadership, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, bible, prophet, god, ancient history, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, christian ...
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, xian, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: epic, serious, realistic, surprise ending, emotional ...
Plot: bible, christianity, jesus, religions or cults, hopes, society, sin, leadership, resurrection, jewish, death of protagonist, miraculous event ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, USA, UK
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: christianity, folk hero, apostle, state affairs, roman empire, bible, christian, legends and myths, heroes, bible story, father son relationship, ancient history ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: atmospheric, serious, biblical, contemplative, fable
Plot: desert, devil, fasting, religions or cults, escapades, adventure, society, family problems, wilderness, jesus, evil, ancient history ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Apocalypse (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his divinity, are a thorn in his side and he is having them cruelly ...
Style: sincere, serious, epic, futuristic, christian film
Plot: apostle, apocalypse, christianity, bible, heroic mission, religions or cults, society, hopes, redemption, historical figure, curses spells and rituals, oppression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1st century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
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, brutal, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, human spirit, mistreatment, violence against women, sexual abuse, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Barabbas (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Barabbas or Jesus Barabbas (literally "son of the father" or "Jesus, son of the father" respectively) is a figure in the account of the Passion of Christ, in which he is the insurrectionary whom Pontius Pilate freed at the ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, biblical ...
Plot: religions or cults, redemption, hopes, destiny, society, bible, leadership, death, jesus, ancient history, heroes, easter ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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