Movies like The Passion of the Christ

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
 7.1
 203K
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, factual, rough, emotional, biblical, brutal, serious, realistic, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, torture, betrayal, jesus christ, sacrifice, bible, religion, suffering, jesus, roman empire, religions or cults, clergy, redemption, death, mission, last supper, chosen one, brutality, life philosophy, trial, prophecy, punishment, loss of son, false accusation, humiliation ...
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, dramatic and realistic films with plots about society, religions or cults, christianity, betrayal, religion, redemption and hopes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion of the Christ: Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Gladiator (2000), King of Kings (1961). 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: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, jesus christ, sin, redemption, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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100%
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, stylized, biblical, harsh, captivating ...
Plot: ancient egypt, bible, religion, god, old testament, christianity, destiny, miraculous event, family relations, religions or cults, society, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, resurrection, self sacrifice, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, betrayal, execution, rabbi, ancient rome, last supper ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, leadership, chosen one, society, tragic hero, human spirit, hopes, miraculous event, christianity ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 1.2M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
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, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: vengeance, roman empire, warrior, gladiator, pride and honor, slavery, courage, freedom, revenge, heroes, tragic hero, master warrior ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: spain, italy, north africa, germany, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, biblical, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, tragic hero, injustice, heroic mission, political unrest, state affairs, christianity, temptation, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, religions or cults, ambition, society, love affair, miraculous event, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 231K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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, exciting, epic, biblical, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, survival, christianity, god, adventure, human nature, end of the world, god or devil, angel, chaos, belief ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: christianity, angel, jesus, bible, priest, prophecy, pregnancy, sacrifice, religions or cults, oppression, temptation, child birth ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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, serious, biblical, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: adam and eve, noah's ark, old testament, flood, bible, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, supernatural ability, heroes, hopes, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: chosen one, resurrection, torture, tragic hero, religions or cults, idealism, clergy, belief, society, oracle, redemption, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, religions or cults, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, betrayal, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, life is a bitch, sin, human spirit, society, rebellion, innocence lost, violence against women, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, uplifting, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, redemption, rise to the top, heroes, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, miraculous event, partners, christian, roman empire, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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, hopes, singing, jesus, religion, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, 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: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, japanese history, betrayal, religion, doubt, martyrdom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 759
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, epic, futuristic, christian film
Plot: apocalypse, apostle, christianity, bible, ancient rome, heroic mission, religions or cults, society, danger, hopes, end of the world, historical figure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 13K
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: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, jealousy, forgiveness, country, christianity, radio, sin, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, christianity, atheism, suffering, suicidal, african american, suicide attempt, psychology, question, afterlife, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, human spirit, imaginary, state affairs, miraculous event, redemption, leadership, royal family, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: gloomy, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, biblical ...
Plot: perfume, church, library, redemption, lifestyle, introspection, human nature, clergy, artists and showbiz, hopes, prostitute, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec, montreal
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24%
 5.4
 119
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: clergy, dishonesty, betrayal, desert, society, friends, religions or cults, friendship, rivalry, intrigue, bible, donkey ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 495
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: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, obsessive quest, hopes, anti heroes, society, injustice, redemption, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, atmospheric, serious, based on the bible
Plot: tragic hero, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, idealism, hopes, miraculous event, injustice, rise and fall, religions or cults, leadership, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 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, cerebral, philosophical, breathtaking, meditative ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, life philosophy, hopes, loneliness, psychic, sin, god or devil, navy, religion, mentor ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 433
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: serious, touching, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, clergy, dishonesty, friendship, life is a bitch, ambition, religions or cults, injustice, tragic hero, christianity, main character dies, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, epic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: state affairs, heroes, corrupted ruler, rise to the top, society, royal family, dishonesty, religions or cults, battles, ambition, sword and sandal, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, society, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, clergy, salvation, nun, catholic church ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, disturbing, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, witnessing a crime, sadism, tragic hero, loss of family member, village, society, couple relations, journalist, stoning ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China, UK
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, betrayal, friendship, redemption, childhood, courage, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, political unrest, young heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%