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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Original name: Procès de Jeanne d'Arc
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: joan of arc, burned alive, court, martyrdom, courtroom drama, heroes, captivity, death sentence, legal, society, confined, strong female presence, realism, courtroom, folk hero, religions or cults, saint, historical figure, dog, medieval, strong female lead, young woman, religion, youth, torture ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and contemplative films with plots about society, religion, religions or cults, court, life is a bitch, state affairs and rebellion mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Trial of Joan of Arc: The Radicals (1989), Gideon's Trumpet (1980), The Elegant Criminal (1990), God's Outlaw (1986), Thérèse (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more ...
Style: emotional, epic, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, battles, war, military, rise and fall, unfulfillment, society, heroes, state affairs, ambition, folk hero, strong female presence ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, factual, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, medieval, siege, religion, heroic mission, politics, betrayal, heroine, war, courage, rise and fall ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: church, christianity, clergy, romance, hopes, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, ambition, heroes, religions or cults, religious persecution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, legal, prison life, courtroom drama, injustice, righting the wronged, power relations, rebellion, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death row, criminal heroes, confined, legal, rise and fall, society, crimes, gay subtext, breaking the fourth wall, death sentence, gay interest ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: europe, france
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: burned alive, translator, religions or cults, church, obsessive quest, dishonesty, state affairs, clergy, on the run, rebellion, life is a bitch, against the rules ...
Time: 16th century
Place: netherlands, england, germany
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: saint, convent, human spirit, self discovery, clergy, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, society, hopes, church, catholicism ...
Place: europe, france
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23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, life sentence, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, legal, police brutality, freedom fighter, court ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, religions or cults, cause and meaning, righting the wronged, society, life is a bitch, betrayal, head of state, intrigue, ambition, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: italy, venice, rome italy, europe
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, political unrest, state affairs, tragic event, war, snow ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, injustice, religions or cults, royal family, human spirit, idealism, redemption, politics ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: idealism, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, decapitation, death sentence, oath, hopes, intrigue, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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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, contemplative
Plot: martyr, religions or cults, power relations, fighting the system, society, clergy, hopes, dishonesty, rebellion, false accusation, political corruption, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe, central europe
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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: biblical, epic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, human spirit, tragic hero, hopes, society, leadership, christianity ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: pope, religion, power relations, religions or cults, gender, dishonesty, society, hidden identity, rise to the top, clergy, ambition, gender bending ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 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, realistic ...
Plot: saint, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, injustice, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, clergy, hopes, society, state affairs, obsessive quest, leadership, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating, emotional ...
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Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
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Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
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Place: europe, france, flanders
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
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Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The second film covers Joan's trial and the end of her life.
Plot: joan of arc, medieval, battles, jail, prisoner, british army, french army, martyr, witness, french soldier, teenage girl, execution ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
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Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, inspirational, epic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, joan of arc, bishop, sword, siege, maid, strong female presence, village, heroic mission, village life, royal family, a vision ...
Time: 15th century, future
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, injustice, discrimination, false accusation, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, righting the wronged, power relations, destiny ...
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, gloomy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, human spirit, monastery, social misfits, youth, hopes, painting, invasion, hunger, crucifix ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, clever, tense, realistic ...
Plot: punishment, reward, tantrum, feral child, sign language, doctor, feral man, disorder, power relations, fish out of water, human nature, youth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 70s
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Black Venus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does ...
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
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Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, south africa, europe, france, london
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The Story of Adele H (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, obsession, father daughter estrangement, british soldier, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, nova scotia, nova scotia, canada ...
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