Movies like The Passion of the Christ

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
 7.2
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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, bleak, epic, factual, rough, emotional, brutal, controversial, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, torture, religion, sacrifice, bible, jesus, religions or cults, suffering, roman empire, death, clergy, life philosophy, redemption, mission, last supper, chosen one, brutality, roman, apostle, jewish, trial, prophecy, punishment ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem

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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 realistic films with plots about society, christianity, religion, redemption, religions or cults, hopes and betrayal mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion of the Christ: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Son of God (2014), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), War Room (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, redemption, human spirit, leadership, hopes, tragic hero, society, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: uplifting, captivating, epic, based on the bible, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, prophet, resurrection, torture, tragic hero, idealism, clergy, belief, oracle, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, punishment, sexual harassment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, rebellion, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, jesus, miraculous event, betrayal, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 13K
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: biblical, christian film, inspirational, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: african american protagonist, prayer, intergenerational friendship, christian, propaganda, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, african american, religion, life philosophy, life, marriage ...
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100%
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, injustice, political unrest, tragic hero, heroic mission, state affairs, christianity, dishonesty, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
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: intellectual, bleak, psychological, talky, serious ...
Plot: belief, one on one, suicidal, christianity, atheism, suffering, african american, suicide attempt, psychology, question, afterlife, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, reincarnation, society, ambition, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, heroes, parents and children, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, atmospheric, epic, based on the bible
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, heroic mission, false accusation, human spirit, idealism, clergy, religions or cults, leadership, betrayal, ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
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, serious, realistic, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, religions or cults, jesus, angel, bible, childbirth, miraculous event, prophecy, priest, pregnancy, sacrifice, family relations ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 238K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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, survival, angel, forces of nature, christianity, god, adventure, human nature, god or devil, end of the world, belief, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 5K
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, exciting, serious, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, betrayal, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: uplifting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, redemption, religions or cults, clergy, rise to the top, heroes, hopes, partners, faith, prayer, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, politics, religions or cults, clergy, tragic hero, society, royal family, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 305
The Ark (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe ...
Style: captivating, serious, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, redemption, obsession, hopes, religions or cults, parents and children, society, chaos, noah's ark, old testament, survival, end of the world ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 11K
The Island (2006)
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: psychological, cerebral, breathtaking, meditative, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, loneliness, religion, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, sin, mentor, forgiveness, god or devil ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, bible, religion, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, prophet, destiny, miraculous event, religions or cults, jewish ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Book of Esther (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: biblical, epic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: palace intrigue, betrayal, anti semitism, old testament, genocide, religions or cults, heroic mission, head of state, society, danger, self discovery, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 510
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: against the odds, society, leadership, dishonesty, anti hero, clergy, ambition, anti heroes, obsessive quest, hopes, life is a bitch, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 440
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, religions or cults, clergy, dishonesty, ambition, friendship, life is a bitch, injustice, tragic hero, christianity, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jesus of Montreal (1989)
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: thought provoking, disturbing, gloomy, serious, experimental ...
Plot: perfume, library, church, redemption, hopes, society, lifestyle, introspection, human nature, clergy, prostitute, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 122
Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: religions or cults, friends, dishonesty, betrayal, society, intrigue, clergy, friendship, rivalry, desert, mountain, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.0
 3K
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: realistic, epic, serious, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, society, hopes, religions or cults, sin, leadership, main character dies, jewish, death of protagonist ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 24K
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: enigmatic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, messiah, resurrection, investigation, religious, interrogation, betrayal, race against time, faith, desert, church ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 36K
The Believer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, anti semitism, identity crisis, nazism, bomb, anger, synagogue, gang, judaism, violence spree, hate ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, argentina, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Third Miracle (1999)
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: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bishop, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, investigation, society, clergy, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, female director, cardinal the priest, german army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 40K
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: roman empire, betrayal, ancient rome, vengeance, false accusation, resistance fighter, dishonesty, confined, moral dilemma, male friendship, friendship between men, sibling rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy, greece, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: religions or cults, ambition, dishonesty, royal family, society, battles, heroes, corrupted ruler, rise to the top, state affairs, bible, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK, Afghanistan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: muslim, childhood, betrayal, friendship, redemption, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, mission, political unrest, young heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, san francisco, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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