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Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
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Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
Original name: Antonio, guerriero di Dio
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Anthony's gift as a great preacher is discovered by happenstance. He spends much of his life in and near Padua, a city run by usurers. Anthony offers protection and friendship to Folco, at one time a petty criminal and acolyte to the usurers, later falsely accused of murder. Anthony's teaching and his spiritual strength lead to changes in the character of Padua and an end to usury. He became its patron Saint soon after his death, and 32 years later, his casket is opened and his tongue remains intact.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: church, religions or cults, clergy, life is a bitch, ambition, society, dishonesty, deadly, unfulfillment, preacher, shipwreck, saint, death, illness, monk, mathematician, fear, pope, murder, corpse, imprisonment, preaching, portuguese, sermon, religion ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and contemplative films with plots about society, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, church and religion mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Anthony, Warrior of God: Francesco (1989), Thérèse (2004), The Vernon Johns Story (1994), The Borgia (2006), Billy: The Early Years (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
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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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, clergy, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, ambition, church, catholicism ...
Place: france, europe
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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
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, state affairs, injustice, heroes, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: leadership, betrayal, rivalry, society, dishonesty, state affairs, downfall, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, against humanity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: venice, italy, rome italy, europe
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55%
How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality, employing interviews, photographs, behind-the-scenes footage as ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, rising to stardom, ambition, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, friendship, visionary, friends, writer's life, hopes, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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55%
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Cotolay (1965)
Genre: Biography
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The plot is loosely based on the legend from Galicia in north-west Spain of the founding by St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) of the Convent of San Francisco near Santiago de Compostela in 1214 with the help of a poor charcoal burner named Cotolay, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: historical event, medieval, youth, clergy, young heroes, society, coming of age, hopes, imaginary, escapades, miraculous event, convent ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain
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55%
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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: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: pope, religions or cults, power relations, hidden identity, clergy, gender, rise to the top, dishonesty, ambition, society, strong female presence, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: performer's life, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, infidelity, workplace romance, love triangle, alcohol abuse
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: commune, poison, cult, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, psychopath, religions or cults, drug abuse, against humanity, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa, san francisco
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48%
Fort Apache Napoli (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: journalism, mafia, uncover truth, investigation, idealism, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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47%
Francis of Assisi (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: battles, cross, singing, saint, monk, hopes, church, friends, animal life, religions or cults, cave, showbiz ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: italy, jerusalem, israel
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46%
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, saint, leper, family relations, bishop, materialism, life is a bitch, society, folk hero, hopes, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, quarry
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: rough, sincere, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: radio, assassination, gangsters, fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, crimes, society, rebellion, dishonesty, family relations, communism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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44%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, catholic church ...
Place: poland, europe
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, society, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, media, ambition, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, crimes, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s
Place: louisiana, usa
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43%
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Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: charity, nun, human spirit, against the odds, clergy, tragic hero, prodigy, hopes, religions or cults, society, woman, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, society, introspection, royal family, church, religions or cults, friends, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy ...
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: murder, confined, rise and fall, society, criminal heroes, legal, deadly, crimes, death row, crime, gay interest, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: europe, france
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Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, deportation, social decay, political corruption, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, crime, rivalry, legal, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
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38%
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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
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37%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, wartime life, on the run, actor's life, ambition, unfulfillment, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
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37%
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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, society, leadership, hopes, destiny, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy
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36%
Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: church, preacher, hell, religious intolerance, leadership, society, clergy, religions or cults, parents and children, parent child relationship, pastor, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: alabama
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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family relations, village, parents and children, terminal illness, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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The Conquest (2011)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, parliament, political party, ambition, head of state, political intrigue, rise to the top, state affairs, media sensation, private vs public, leadership, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004, year 2007
Place: france, europe
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: convent, religions or cults, family relations, church, hopes, clergy, society, supernatural ability, a vision, faith, painting, suffering ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
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