Movies like Peter and Paul

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Peter and Paul (1981)
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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: atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: heroes, clergy, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, obsessive quest, hopes, society, dishonesty, redemption, leadership, state affairs, anti heroes, christian, roman empire, prison, ancient rome, religion, jewish, christianity, apostle, execution, decapitation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy

Most similar movies to Peter and Paul

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, hopes, religions or cults, religion, christianity, heroes and clergy mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter and Paul: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Judas (2004), King of Kings (1961), St. Paul (2000), Jeremiah (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, injustice, hopes, unfulfillment, corrupted ruler, state affairs, life is a bitch, miraculous event, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
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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: betrayal, dishonesty, clergy, tragic hero, injustice, life is a bitch, ambition, friendship, religions or cults, christianity, main character dies, supernatural ability ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ 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, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, injustice, tragic hero, political unrest, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: false accusation, redemption, legends and myths, hopes, state affairs, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, miraculous event, heroic mission, unfulfillment, religions or cults, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
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, based on the bible
Plot: roman empire, bible, christianity, redemption, folk hero, betrayal, against the odds, society, clergy, leadership, obsessive quest, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: heroic mission, life is a bitch, escapades, religions or cults, false accusation, village, oracle, society, dishonesty, heroes, prophet, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: legends and myths, life is a bitch, hopes, miraculous event, escapades, go public, dishonesty, heroes, leadership, clergy, tragic hero, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
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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, biblical, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, captivity, society, betrayal, haunted by the past, clergy, pardon, tragic hero, rivalry, religions or cults, royal family ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, middle east, holy land, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Jesus Film (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century ...
Style: biblical, sincere, serious, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: loincloth, christianity, state affairs, hopes, blind ambition, imaginary, miraculous event, unfulfillment, society, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, epic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: apostle, last supper, prison, hopes, rise to the top, miraculous event, redemption, society, clergy, heroes, partners, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, jesus christ, self sacrifice, resurrection, back from the dead, faith, execution, rabbi, betrayal, christian, ancient rome ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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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, stylized, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: chosen one, resurrection, torture, society, miraculous event, hopes, religions or cults, humble, heroes, oracle, idealism, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 76
The Radicals (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: church, christianity, heroes, religions or cults, ambition, clergy, society, life is a bitch, romance, state affairs, hopes, tax collector ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 3K
Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: politics, human spirit, human nature, battles, state affairs, hopes, leadership, political unrest, heroes, redemption, society, social differences ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: leadership, church, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, hopes, politics, religions or cults, fighting the system, human spirit, dishonesty, society ...
Place: europe, poland, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, talky, serious
Plot: church, politics, dishonesty, human spirit, fighting the system, rebelliousness, society, against the odds, idealism, rebellion, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, based on the bible, sincere, serious ...
Plot: save the day, old testament, royal court, anti semitism, queen, heroes, state affairs, destiny, rise to the top, society, hopes, orphan ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 683
Jacob (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as ...
Style: realistic, epic, serious, biblical
Plot: folk hero, dishonesty, love triangle, religions or cults, family relations, power relations, redemption, tragic hero, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: roman empire, rise and fall, society, fighting the system, hopes, unfulfillment, idealism, rebellion, jesus christ, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, society, country, music, hopes, unfulfillment, heroes, ambition, apostle, last supper, gospel ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak ...
Plot: heroes, dishonesty, royal family, society, ambition, corrupted ruler, state affairs, religions or cults, battles, rise to the top, sword and sandal, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: christianity, bible, resurrection, jewish, hopes, society, religions or cults, sin, leadership, jesus christ, main character dies, judaism ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: rebellion, ambition, leadership, head of state, dishonesty, conquering, rise to the top, state affairs, battle zone, military, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, society, introspection, terminal illness, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, leadership, head of state, human spirit, historical figure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: biblical, realistic, captivating, serious, sincere
Plot: parents and children, anti heroes, rise to the top, siblings relations, state affairs, family problems, royal family, head of state, family relations, hopes, betrayal, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: translator, clergy, heroes, human spirit, injustice, society, hopes, against the rules, rich and poor, religions or cults, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, human spirit, leadership, royal family, imaginary ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: religions or cults, hopes, clergy, redemption, society, starting over, religion, historical event, monk, saint, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: christian, self discovery, americana, idealism, clergy, lifestyle, society, friends, religions or cults, miraculous event, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 55
John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: martyr, religions or cults, power relations, dishonesty, political corruption, fighting the system, society, hopes, idealism, clergy, rebellion, false accusation ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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