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: biblical, atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, sexy, based on the bible
Plot: heroes, clergy, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, anti hero, obsessive quest, hopes, society, dishonesty, redemption, leadership, state affairs, anti heroes, roman empire, prison, ancient rome, religion, jewish, christianity, apostle, new testament, crucifix ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel

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, religions or cults, hopes, religion, christianity, heroes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Peter and Paul: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), St. Paul (2000), Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973), Judas (2004), King of Kings (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, chosen one, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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100%
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, folk hero, bible, christianity, apostle, christian, heroes, state affairs, legends and myths, bible story, ancient rome, father son relationship ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, biblical
Plot: hopes, unfulfillment, society, music, heroes, ambition, country, righting the wronged, religions or cults, evangelist, christianity, crucifixion of jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 442
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, dishonesty, clergy, injustice, friendship, supernatural ability, ambition, tragic hero, life is a bitch, christianity, main character dies ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, jesus, injustice, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, christianity, temptation, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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60%
 6.9
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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, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 940
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: biblical, serious, realistic, epic, christian film
Plot: religions or cults, family relations, love and romance, folk hero, master and servant, tragic hero, dishonesty, society, power relations, parents and children, redemption, love triangle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: biblical, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, destiny, supernatural, society, leadership, hopes, go public, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: atmospheric, serious, based on the bible, epic
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, idealism, hopes, rise and fall, clergy, betrayal, ambition, leadership ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: biblical, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: prophet, society, heroes, escapades, religions or cults, oracle, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, village, heroic mission, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, egypt, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 83
The Radicals (1989)
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: emotional, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: church, christianity, life is a bitch, heroes, society, religions or cults, clergy, state affairs, ambition, hopes, romance, woman ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, sincere, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: miraculous event, christianity, crucifix, hopes, tragic hero, heroes, blind ambition, state affairs, human spirit, religions or cults, righting the wronged, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
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, jesus christ, self sacrifice, jesus, roman empire, resurrection, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, execution, rabbi, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, miraculous event, christian, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, partners, hopes, roman empire, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: based on the bible, uplifting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: religions or cults, jesus christ, chosen one, tragic hero, prophet, resurrection, torture, jesus, clergy, idealism, belief, oracle ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, society, rebellion, rise and fall, idealism, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, society, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, leadership, forbidden love, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Syria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: ruler, rebellion, leadership, head of state, against the odds, dishonesty, conquering, battles, state affairs, ambition, rise to the top, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.6
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, medieval, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 315
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: talky, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: politics, church, rebellion, leadership, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, society, ambition, idealism ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 320
Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: pope, hidden identity, clergy, gender, rise to the top, dishonesty, ambition, society, religions or cults, power relations, legends and myths, gender bending ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, born again christian, christianity, faith ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, epic, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rise to the top, state affairs, corrupted ruler, society, royal family, dishonesty, heroes, ambition, battles, religions or cults, bible, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 3K
Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, jewish, religions or cults, hopes, society, leadership, sin, jesus, death of protagonist ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, royal family, state affairs, adventure, dishonesty, heroes, tragic hero, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ 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: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, religions or cults, family relations, heroes, ambition, reincarnation, love affair, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 759
Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: ambition, confined, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, political unrest, isolation, feminism, blind ambition, gender, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, ambition, hopes, leadership, head of state, society, rise to the top, introspection, terminal illness, strong female presence, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1960s, 20th century ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%