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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, saint, religions or cults, clergy, life is a bitch, ambition, society, dishonesty, deadly, unfulfillment, preacher, shipwreck, death, illness, monk, mathematician, fear, pope, murder, corpse, imprisonment, preaching, portuguese, sermon, religion ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: italy, sicily, 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, clergy, religions or cults, hopes, life is a bitch, religion and church mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Anthony, Warrior of God: Francesco (1989), The Borgia (2006), The Vernon Johns Story (1994), Billy: The Early Years (2008), Thérèse (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, serious, factual, captivating ...
Plot: saint, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, society, starting over, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 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: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, church, religions or cults, anti semitism, leadership, rebellion, politics, society, state affairs ...
Place: israel, poland, middle east, europe
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain, Italy
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, downfall, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, royal family, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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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: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, heroes, injustice, military, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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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, life is a bitch, lifestyle, hopes, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
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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, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: saint, convent, clergy, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, society, hopes, church, faith ...
Place: france, europe
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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, artists and showbiz, ambition, follow your dream, rising to stardom, friendship, direction and purpose, memories, director, desire for fame, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: contemplative, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: burned alive, church, ambition, society, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, rebellion, life is a bitch, religions or cults, cause and meaning ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, renaissance, 1600s, 1500s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, europe
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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, clergy, escapades, youth, society, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes, young heroes, miraculous event, convent ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Plot: pope, gender bending, ambition, rise to the top, society, hidden identity, dishonesty, clergy, gender, religions or cults, power relations, legends and myths ...
Time: 9th century, 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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: ambition, performer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, love triangle, infidelity, workplace romance, alcohol abuse
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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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, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: saint, clergy, leper, materialism, bishop, family relations, male nudity, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, hopes, introspection ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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47%
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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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: commune, poison, mass suicide, cult, rebellion, leadership, fighting the system, religions or cults, psychopath, drug abuse, against humanity, sect ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, monk, saint, cross, singing, shallowness, showbiz, heroic mission, religions or cults, church, animal life, friends ...
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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: contemplative, talky, realistic, serious
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 186 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, media, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, ambition, deadly, state affairs, politics, campaign ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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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, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious
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One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, bleak ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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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: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
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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, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 148 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
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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 ...
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Duration: 123 min.
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The End Is My Beginning (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 202 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Style: suspense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
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Place: italy
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