Movies like The Penitent

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The Penitent (1988)
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The Penitent (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tension between a jealous husband, his wife who's attracted to his friend and the friend is rising as their small, deeply catholic, Mexican village is deciding who will be Christ during the possibly dangerous reenactment of the Crucifixion.
Plot: crucifix, village, easter
Place: mexico

Most similar movies to The Penitent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about crucifix, village, jesus christ, religion, nudity (full frontal - brief), jesus and easter mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Penitent: The Passover Plot (1976), The Christ Slayer (2019), Color of the Cross (2006), Mary of Nazareth (1995), The Light of the World (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Passover Plot (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the ...
Plot: jesus christ, execution, torture, jesus, easter, crucifix
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Christ Slayer (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Takes place at the Passover and the days that follow the crucifixion. A mix of scripture and Christian legend woven to try and create a more complete picture. It follows Longinus as the Roman soldier who put the spear to Jesus on the cross.
Plot: jesus christ, christian, jesus, crucifix, easter, roman, cross, spear, sword, soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Color of the Cross (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.
Plot: execution, faith, betrayal, prayer, easter, crucifix, crucifixion of jesus, jesus, new testament, jewish, racism, campfire ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mary of Nazareth (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Nazareth in Galilee, at the time of Roman emperor Augustus and of the king of Jews Herod, lives a simple young woman, Mary, between the love of her parents, of her fiancé Joseph the carpenter, and of her fellow citizens. One day, a dazzling ...
Style: biblical
Plot: crucifix, jesus, crucifixion of jesus, loincloth, jesus christ
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Light of the World (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This 78-minute film takes you on an unforgettable journey, showing the biblical account of the creation of man and the entrance of sin into the world. See why Jesus Christ came to earth and how He dealt with the sin issue once and for all. Follow ...
Style: biblical
Plot: crucifix, bible, heaven, painting, christian, religion, hell
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Trap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the rebuilding of their lives by the survivors of the disaster caused by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, particularly focusing on the struggles of a mother who lost their children.
Plot: crucifix, bible quote, fire, loss of child, death, hospital, survivor, typhoon
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 89
Parees (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Holy Week in Pelion. Two friendly Athenians couples find in their yard corpse of a stranger. They try to avoid the charge of murder by locals, while in the whole fuss becoming uncovered secrets that will change the lives of everyone.
Plot: runaway, corpse, group of friends, vacation, holiday, mountain, village, easter, murder, police officer, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
When Nietzsche Wept (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viennese doctor Josef Bruer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional character, psychoanalysis, doctors and patients, prodigy, intern, losing-it hero, downfall, obsession, introspection, fear of death, infidelity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Yanco (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The engaging and sentimental tale begins when the little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater and greater talent at music and at the same time, a supersensitivity to sounds. His overly astute hearing drives him into the woods and away ...
Plot: little boy, mentor, musician, pawnshop, musical instrument, violinist, village, noise, recluse, old man, minimal dialogue, mexican ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, village, solitude, suicide attempt, countryside, widow, old woman, life philosophy, depression, runaway, love of one's life, sexual desire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Movie (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local prostitute Maria. But his dreams of an unspoiled existence are ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, surreal, rough ...
Plot: village, prostitute, mountain, filmmaking, clergy, satire, village life, culture clash, celebrity culture, showbiz, innocence lost, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: peru, usa, latin america, kansas, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Letters to Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the beautiful hills of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico, a young boy (Emilio) is adopted by the mailman (Teo). As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, optimism, protecting from truth, youth, hopes, human spirit, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, love and romance, village, dream, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 18
Spring (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Savely and Lelya are leading a quiet peaceful life in a forest reserve, in a small village with a mineral spring, where Savely brought his seriously ill wife. The seemingly routine life can not hide deep and tender love that came a bit too late...
Plot: village, spring, death of husband, sickness, wife, husband, son, illness
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
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Fire Festival (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tatsuo, a reverent lumberjack, seeks to disrupt plans to build a marine park on his family land, instead promoting his traditions in reactionary ways.
Plot: village, male nudity, lumberjack, nature, wilderness
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, family feud, racial slur, ghetto, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 235
Why me? (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.
Plot: nurse, disfigurement, car accident, plastic surgery, miscarriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Fine Step (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Fine Step is an uplifting family drama centering on Cal Masterson (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) an award winning horseman whose relationship with his beloved horse Fandango allows him to achieve multiple championship wins. However tragedy ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, starting over, friendship, parents and children, athlete's life, family relations, ambition, youth, rivalry, farm, family, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, against humanity, deadly, state affairs, on the run, politics, life is a bitch, confined, haunted by the past, survival, price of justice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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.
Plot: crucifix, jesus, crucifixion of jesus, easter, jesus christ, controversy, religion
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: prison, gays and lesbians, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison life, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 4K
Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, vatican, crucifix, reform, priest, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 96
Mother Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 62 min.
Story: TIERRA MADRE is based on the true story of Aidee Gonzalez, a woman determined to raise her children with her female partner in the Mexican border town of Tecate. Aidee works hard as an exotic dancer providing for her family. One day her girlfriend ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, idealism, friendship, gays and lesbians, society, friends, couples, mexican, rain, extramarital affair, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 1K
Mr. Pig (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a mission to sell his last remaining prize hog and reunite with old friends, an aging farmer abandons his foreclosed farm and journeys to Mexico. After smuggling in the hog, his estranged daughter shows up, forcing them to face their past and ...
Plot: road trip, foreclosure, estranged daughter
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Serial killers have plagued the American landscape for decades, committing gruesome atrocities, and providing some tough cases for criminal investigators to crack. This thriller follows the travails of two detectives who are on the trail of a ...
Plot: female nudity, nude woman murdered, murder, murder of a nude woman, serial murder, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), crucifix
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sleepless Knights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As every year Carlos (Raul Godoy) is spending the summer in the country with his family in order to help out with things. Perhaps he won't even be returning to Madrid, as economic prospects are hardly rosy there. In addition, his father's ...
Plot: village, family relations, police officer, family, male nudity, gay, gay relationship
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Everything Else (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After 35 years working as a clerk in a government office, Doña Flor has become such a cog, invisible to herself. Cloaked in solitude and routine, she has even suppressed the loss of her daughter who drowned years ago. As her retirement approaches ...
Plot: female nudity, clerk, swimming pool, female full frontal nudity, car, female protagonist, metro, shower, office, subway
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Jesus: The Desire of Ages (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: "Jesus - The Desire of Ages" is a soft glove in a hard hand as far as Christian movies go. It packs a punch of theological and emotional power gloved in all the soft, warm fuzzies that make family viewing so enjoyable. The movie opens with ...
Style: biblical, based on the bible
Plot: last supper, bible story, jesus christ, easter, crucifix, jesus, crucifixion of jesus, messiah, christian, religious persecution, religion, virgin mary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Salome (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A psychedelic re-telling of the biblical story. Salome is the daughter of the second wife of King Herod. The King is infatuated with her and after she fails to seduce the prophet John (The Baptist) she dances for the King in order to ask for his ...
Style: avant garde, psychedelic
Plot: fangs, executioner, masturbation, fire, pubic hair, male nudity, female nudity, last supper, blood, sheep, nudity (full frontal - brief), dance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 128
Ave María (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.
Plot: feminist, sexism, catholicism, catholic priest, inquisition, nun, period piece, female scientist, religion, misogyny
Time: 17th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 76
Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: murder, delusion, street kid, suicide, crucifix, trust, flashback, religion, memory lapse, miraculous event
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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