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Peter and Paul
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, based on the bible, biblical
Plot: leadership, obsessive quest, roman empire, religions or cults, hopes, society, state affairs, anti heroes, clergy, redemption, injustice, against the odds, christian, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, life is a bitch, apostle, ancient rome, disciple, religion, christianity, execution, decapitation, jewish ...
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, epic, realistic and captivating films with plots about society, religions or cults, leadership, heroes, hopes, state affairs and religion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Peter and Paul: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), King of Kings (1961), The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001), David (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jesus of Nazareth
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, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic hero, betrayal, idealism, christian, apostle, last supper, redemption, religions or cults, righting the wronged, jesus christ, rabbi, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Greatest Story Ever Told
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, redemption, christian, christianity, religion, jesus, tragic hero, god, leadership, sacrifice, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, egypt, dungeon, jerusalem
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The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John
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: clergy, supernatural ability, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, christian, redemption, legends and myths, miraculous event, religions or cults, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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System:   84%
    User:   77%
 
King of Kings
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, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, redemption, christian, christianity, religion, jesus, blindness, tragic hero, god, vengeance, life & death, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, egypt, israel, dungeon ...
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    User:   72%
 
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas
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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, legends and myths, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes, society, clergy, leadership, destiny, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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David
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy, Germany
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: folk hero, head of state, tragic hero, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, king, rivalry, state affairs, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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System:   60%
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Barabbas
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, exciting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, religion, slavery, jesus, clergy, destiny, mentor, chase, gunfight, life & death ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
 5.0
 418
Judas
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, psychological, biblical
Plot: clergy, betrayal, religions or cults, injustice, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, tragic hero, leadership, friendship, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
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System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
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Confucius
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, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, state affairs, leadership, politics, social differences, political unrest, battles, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, ancient china
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System:   54%
    User:   63%
 
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Luther
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: emotional, serious, factual, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: catholicism, idealism, politics, christian, christianity, religion, rebellion, mentor, german, revolution, clergy, god ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: germany, europe, england, egypt, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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Jeremiah
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: epic, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, heroic mission, religions or cults, village, heroes, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, escapades, bible, prophet, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
 7.1
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Abraham
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: epic, serious, exciting
Plot: anti heroes, leadership, human spirit, adventure, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, bible, society, family relations, redemption, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
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Son of God
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, serious, stylized, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: tragic hero, miraculous event, religions or cults, resurrection, clergy, idealism, torture, jesus christ, redemption, heroes, hopes, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
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St. Paul
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Czech Republic, Germany
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: serious, realistic, based on the bible
Plot: folk hero, roman empire, leadership, obsessive quest, legends and myths, religions or cults, hopes, bible, society, clergy, betrayal, redemption ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   100%
 
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper
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: epic, serious, captivating, uplifting, realistic
Plot: religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, redemption, miraculous event, prison, last supper, apostle, heroes, jesus christ, partners ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
The Jesus Film
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: epic, serious, sincere, sentimental, biblical ...
Plot: tragic hero, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, rivalry, christianity, loincloth, society, state affairs, blind ambition, leadership ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
Moses the Lawgiver
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Story of Moses. Originally a TV Miniseries recut for theaters
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: leadership, religions or cults, heroes, desert, society, folk hero, heroic mission, against the odds, ambition, escapades, hopes, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: africa, egypt, holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Muhammad: The Last Prophet
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: folk hero, family, desert, obsessive quest, human spirit, religions or cults, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
The Bible: Moses
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, USA, Canada
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: epic, stylized, serious, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: leadership, human spirit, adventure, destiny, heroic mission, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, folk hero, tragic hero, rescue, redemption ...
Place: africa, egypt, holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
The Antagonists
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, leadership, desert, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, religions or cults, battles, politics, heroes, rebellion, military ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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Jesus
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, USA
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: epic, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, clergy, leadership, miraculous event, heroes, jewish, judaism, bible, christianity, resurrection, jesus christ ...
Place: palestine
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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I, Claudius
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, emperor, head of state, ambition, intrigue, royal court, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, manipulation, ancient rome ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
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Luther
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: church, clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, religions or cults, injustice, politics, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
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Solomon
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: tragic hero, leadership, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, heroes, state affairs, betrayal, rise to the top, couple relations, legends and myths, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
One Night with the King
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, epic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: destiny, judaism, courage, royal court, rise to the top, christian, god, christianity, love story, jesus, save the day, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
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, biblical, serious, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, religion, jesus, clergy, god, catholicism, life & death, supernatural ability, greed, tragic hero, storytelling ...
Time: 1960s
Place: palestine, israel, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
Sodom and Gomorrah
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: leadership, self discovery, miraculous event, social decay, adventure, religions or cults, heroes, society, rescue, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II
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: clergy, leadership, human spirit, anti semitism, church, holocaust, religions or cults, fighting the system, politics, society, state affairs, forbidden love ...
Place: europe, israel, middle east, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
The Final Inquiry
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain, USA, Bulgaria, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, christian film
Plot: anti heroes, roman empire, folk hero, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, betrayal, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
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Jacob
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, France, UK, Italy, Germany, USA, Netherlands
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: epic, serious, realistic, biblical
Plot: tragic hero, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, religions or cults, love and romance, family relations, folk hero, master and servant, redemption, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
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