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Secret Passage (2004)
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Secret Passage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through Christendom until they arrive in Venice. It is in this great maritime empire, where opulence rhymes with tolerance, that Isabel organizes secret passages for refugees fleeing the Inquisition while Clara falls in love with a Venetian noble, Paolo Zane. Isabel intends for her family to go to Istanbul, the only place where Jews can live freely, but Clara is reluctant to leave. She challenges Isabel's authority and is prepared to break her family ties and sacrifice her faith for love. Caught in this battle of wills is Clara's daughter, Victoria, who finds she is about to be married into the same faith that murdered her father.
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, stylized, intense
Plot: spanish inquisition, marriage, anti semitism, love, inquisition, runaway, religions or cults, violence, death, crimes, priest, life is a bitch, brutality, witch hunt, false accusation, clergy, exploitation, male objectification, saving a life, empire, false accusations
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, italy, istanbul turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, disturbing, serious and realistic films with plots about life is a bitch, society, violence, death, dishonesty, brutality and priest mostly in Drama, Horror and History genres. Some movies like Secret Passage: The Conqueror Worm (1968), Scarecrow (1984), Lemonade (2018), Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Sinner (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: inquisition, witch hunt, soldier, vengeance, murder, crimes, clergy, religions or cults, witch, violence, rape, priest ...
Time: 17th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
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Scarecrow (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A twelve years old girl Lena who has come to live with her grandfather in a small Russian town is being bullied by her classmates. She took the rap of being a class traitor because she was in love with the boy who had betrayed his classmates when ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, touching, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, youth, mockery, teenager, outcast, betrayal by friend, school, first love, deception, brutality, grandfather granddaughter relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia
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72%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, false accusation, redemption, love affair, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, understanding, couples, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
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59%
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Lemonade (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of ...
Style: suspense, sentimental, rough, psychological, tense
Plot: mother son relationship, green card, abuse of power, marriage, culture clash, society, escapades, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family relations, love, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic horror, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, castle, insanity, buried alive, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, dishonesty, hidden identity, haunted by the past, conspiracy ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century, 14th century
Place: spain, europe
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49%
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, prostitute, celibacy, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, clergy, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Skin of the Wolf (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Martinón is the last inhabitant of Auzal, a village in the mountains where he lives in communion with nature. He only goes down to the valleys twice a year to trade and to buy provisions. But one day he’s convinced to take a wife, a decision ...
Style: touching, suspense, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: recluse, husband wife relationship, escapades, destiny, one night stand, death, winter, meeting, survival, lone hero, snow, minimal dialogue ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, dishonesty, against humanity, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, haunted by the past, priest, americana, social relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Forgive Us Our Debts (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.
Style: suspense, disturbing, sincere, psychological, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: debt collector, society, life is a bitch, money, rivalry, violence, redemption, life philosophy, escapades, adaptation, netflix
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
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42%
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My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: doctor, singer, filmmaking, pneumonia, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, nurse, birthday, dancing, old woman, father daughter relationship, anxiety ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: surreal, talky, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, inquisition, bible, religion, surrealism, crucifix, s&m, religions or cults, hitchhiker, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Virgin 2: Not a Porn Movie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Story: A friendship of two young girls, Tina and Nadya, who have fallen into dark professions. Friendships often come at a heavy price and end in tragic death, just when they want to change the course of their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teenager, teenage girl, violence, teenage life, teenage protagonist, money problems, social problems, crimes, society, family problems, juvenile delinquency
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: library, violence, psychopath, life is a bitch, brutality, hospital, society, life & death, homeless man, police, male nudity, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, church, religions or cults, estrangement, society, uncover truth, oracle, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, christian film, factual, rough, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christianity, betrayal, jesus, sacrifice, mission, religion, religions or cults, suffering, bible, torture, death, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east, ancient greece
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38%
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Coven (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Basque Country, 1609. The men of the region are at sea. Ana joins other girls from the village to dance in the woods. Judge Rostegui, given the task of purifying the region by the King, arrests the women and accuses them of witchcraft. He decides to ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, satanic
Plot: inquisition, witch hunt, witchcraft, spanish inquisition, coven, witch burning, witch, guilty verdict, accusation, social misfits, arrested, social problems ...
Time: 17th century
Place: basque country, spain
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37%
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Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mob boss, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, ambition, gangsters, murder, tough heroes, betrayal, fortune teller, mafia ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 508
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, crimes, vandalism, murder, violence, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, paralysis, power of love, nursing, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Bleak Night (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: There were three friends. Someone became the assailant and someone became the victim. Another swings his fists in anger at their broken friendship. Through the director’s creation of young actors and looking into the life of high school boys, the ...
Style: non-linear, rough, suspense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: high school student, friendship, death, high school, violence, student, father, loss of son, brutality, teen suicide, korean, death of best friend ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, prostitute, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: convent, nun, punishment, sexual harassment, sin, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, human spirit, mistreatment, violence against women, sexual abuse, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: embezzlement, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, stock broker, dishonesty, misfit, life is a bitch, couple relations, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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El Greco (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Greek painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (Mel Ferrer) woos a beauty (Rosanna Schiaffino) and faces the Inquisition in 16th-century Spain.
Plot: painter, artist, inquisition, nun, priest, monk, sword fight, false accusation, spanish inquisition
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: intense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: attack, rape, surveillance, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, rape and revenge, character study ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east, tehran
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, faith, priest, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, self discovery, infidelity, redemption, introspection ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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30%
A Gap in the Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young couple go on the run after the murder of his mother.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, murder, violence, young couple, teenager, teenage boy, couples, relationship problems, family problems, life is a bitch, murder of mother, domestic violence ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Like Normal People (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged man and woman meet, fall in love and are determined to get married, despite the initial objections of their families and friends. Based on a true story.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, twists and turns, romantic, suspense
Plot: false accusation, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, independence, marriage, family relations, love and romance, forbidden love, true love, mentally unstable, mentally unstable woman, dishonesty ...
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Flame in the Wind (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the splendor and terror of the Spanish Inquisition, Flame in the Wind tells the story of Carlos, an earnest young nobleman who is faced with a choice: the church system offers safety, protection, and respectability; the Scriptures offer ...
Style: christian film
Plot: spanish inquisition, jail cell, burned at the stake, christian, dungeon, hiding place, prisoner, church, monk, torture, heresy, heretic ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is a story of Ida and Krister. It's about a relationship that goes to hell. They are both crazy in love but manage to strangle the supply of oxygen and adapt to each other in a way that will lead to catastrophic consequences.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, bleak
Plot: losing-it hero, destructive relationship, woman in danger, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), penetration, attraction, graphic violence, sexploitation ...
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia
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