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, hopes, obsessive quest, society, dishonesty, redemption, state affairs, anti heroes, leadership, roman empire, prison, ancient rome, religion, jewish, christianity, apostle, execution, decapitation, disciple ...
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, religions or cults, hopes, religion, heroes, state affairs and christianity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter and Paul: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Judas (2004), St. Paul (2000), King of Kings (1961), Jacob (1994). 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, 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
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100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.3
 676
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roman empire, folk hero, bible, christianity, state affairs, legends and myths, heroes, bible story, apostle, christian, father son relationship, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, 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 ⇓
72%
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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 ⇓
63%
 6.4
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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, serious, epic, biblical
Plot: folk hero, dishonesty, society, family relations, religions or cults, power relations, redemption, tragic hero, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
62%
 7.0
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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: realistic, epic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: heroic mission, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, society, oracle, village, religions or cults, false accusation, dishonesty, bible, prophet ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, miraculous event, dishonesty, leadership, destiny, supernatural, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, heroes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
54%
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: sentimental, sincere, epic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: christianity, unfulfillment, blind ambition, society, rivalry, religions or cults, righting the wronged, ambition, leadership, dishonesty, miraculous event, hopes ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
50%
 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: 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 ⇓
47%
 6.7
 78
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: captivating, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: church, christianity, religions or cults, society, clergy, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, heroes, romance, state affairs, woman ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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
Plot: holocaust, politics, life is a bitch, human spirit, against humanity, heroes, state affairs, hopes, clergy, anti semitism, forbidden love, fighting the system ...
Place: poland, middle east, israel, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: roman empire, fighting the system, society, rise and fall, rebellion, unfulfillment, hopes, idealism, jesus christ, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, talky
Plot: politics, church, leadership, destiny, rebellion, rebelliousness, injustice, society, clergy, idealism, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, biblical
Plot: country, society, heroes, unfulfillment, hopes, music, religions or cults, righting the wronged, ambition, christianity, virgin mary, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, adventure, state affairs, heroes, tragic hero, religions or cults, royal family, dishonesty, bible, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: uplifting, touching, intellectual, sincere, biblical ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, rebellion, idealism, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system, against the odds ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: epic, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, dishonesty, leadership, state affairs, head of state, rise to the top, military, rebellion, ruler, conquering, battles, battle zone ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: politics, terminal illness, leadership, society, introspection, ambition, human spirit, head of state, hopes, state affairs, rise to the top, historical figure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, middle east, usa, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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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: captivating, biblical, based on the bible, epic, serious ...
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, anti semitism, sword fight, female protagonist, battle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 3K
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, epic, serious, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, christianity, resurrection, jesus christ, religions or cults, hopes, society, sin, leadership, jewish, main character dies, judaism ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, biblical
Plot: rise to the top, siblings relations, state affairs, parents and children, hopes, anti heroes, family relations, society, betrayal, head of state, family problems, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, uplifting, serious
Plot: clergy, translator, ambition, fighting the system, rich and poor, against the rules, heroes, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, religions or cults, society ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, based on the bible, biblical
Plot: old testament, hopes, miraculous event, hotshot hero, state affairs, heroes, confined, escapades, religions or cults, society, oracle, religious ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
 6.4
 1K
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, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: saint, religions or cults, hopes, clergy, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, miraculous event, social differences ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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