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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: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual, brutal, emotional, serious, realistic, based on the bible ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religions or cults, clergy, bible, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, religion, death, brutality, jesus, apostle, life philosophy, chosen one, virgin mary, jesus christ, roman empire, roman, false accusation, execution, punishment ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, biblical and dramatic films with plots about society, religions or cults, redemption, religion, betrayal, christianity and storytelling mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion of the Christ: The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Gladiator (2000), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Magdalene Sisters (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: epic, surreal, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, temptation, christianity, betrayal, roman, blasphemy, jesus christ, cross, prophecy, redemption, sin, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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75%
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, witnessing a crime, tragic hero, village, society, loss of family member, adultery, death penalty, couple relations, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: vengeance, roman empire, master warrior, emperor, slavery, revenge, warrior, tragic hero, courage, rivalry, freedom, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, dungeon, north africa, germany ...
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100%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: christianity, idealism, religions or cults, supernatural, tragic hero, betrayal, apostle, last supper, christian, jesus christ, rabbi, execution ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rough, serious, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, life is a bitch, irish, clergy, humiliation, religions or cults, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, sincere, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: betrayal, redemption, tragic hero, jesus christ, leadership, miraculous event, political unrest, religions or cults, injustice, politics, dishonesty, christian ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, love affair, parents and children, reincarnation, ambition, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, christianity, religion, hopes, injustice, jesus, singing, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
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: epic, exciting, serious, biblical, based on the bible ...
Plot: adam and eve, noah's ark, flood, bible, christian, redemption, supernatural ability, good versus evil, legends and myths, miraculous event, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
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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: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: chosen one, resurrection, jesus christ, torture, tragic hero, miraculous event, belief, bible, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: jesus christ, clergy, intrigue, desert, bible, friendship, religions or cults, society, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, friends ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: epic, captivating, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: last supper, apostle, prison, religions or cults, hopes, jesus christ, society, clergy, redemption, miraculous event, heroes, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, pregnancy, bible, sacrifice, christian, temptation, angel, oppression, prophecy, priest, miraculous event, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Taiwan, UK, USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: bleak, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, betrayal, religion, japanese history, doubt, fish out of water ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
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, realistic, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, sin, haunted by the past, friendship, redemption, escapades, childhood, courage, taliban, guilt, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 12K
The Apostle (1997)
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.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: country, coma, small town, redemption, jealousy, forgiveness, minister, preacher, christianity, religions or cults, radio station, apostle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: biblical, epic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: royal family, heroes, sword and sandal, state affairs, rise to the top, religions or cults, battles, ambition, dishonesty, society, corrupted ruler, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: greed, villain, character study, rise to the top, ambition, obsession, oil, lone wolves, clergy, alcoholic, money, bowling alley ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: serious, sincere, futuristic, epic
Plot: apocalypse, ancient rome, bible, christianity, roman empire, curses spells and rituals, prison, heroic mission, slavery, end of the world, redemption, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: epic, bleak, semi serious, realistic, based on the bible ...
Plot: anti semitism, head of state, genocide, gospel, royal family, state affairs, betrayal, manipulations, self discovery, destiny, heroic mission, woman in danger ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: gender bending, betrayal, faith, clergy, supernatural ability, tragic hero, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, idealism, redemption, royal family ...
Time: 1960s
Place: palestine, israel, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
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God's Not Dead (2014)
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: serious, talky, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: christian, christianity, teachers and students, college life, college, student life, religions or cults, society, youth, power relations, religion, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: one on one, suicidal, question, suicide attempt, belief, religions or cults, christianity, society, religion, dialogue driven, atheism, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, christianity, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations, belief in god ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 469
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: leadership, obsessive quest, christian, roman empire, religions or cults, hopes, society, state affairs, anti heroes, clergy, redemption, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.0
 10K
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, serious, realistic, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: monk, redemption, psychic, god or devil, mentor, loneliness, monastery, navy, supernatural ability, hopes, forgiveness, christian ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
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Courageous (2011)
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, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, father, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, disturbing, gloomy, thought provoking, biblical ...
Plot: church, perfume, library, redemption, clergy, human nature, introspection, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, society, prostitute, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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