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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, epic, serious, realistic, retro
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, society, state affairs, catholicism, rebellion, revolution, leadership, clergy, rebelliousness, political unrest, religion, archbishop, hunger, election, christian, italian history, cardinal the priest, religious, gulag, cold war, church, political prisoner, philosophy ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, ussr, europe, china, rome italy, asia, italy ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, hopes, catholic, religion, priest, catholic church and religions or cults mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Shoes of the Fisherman: From a Far Country (1981), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), Pope John Paul II (2005), Our Fathers (2005), Luther (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, rebellion, politics, world war two, church, religions or cults, forgery, clergy, hopes, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s
Place: poland, europe, germany, vatican, rome italy ...
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 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, psychological, touching ...
Plot: catholic, clergy, christian, faith, world war two, religion, saint, bishop, catholic church, politics, heroes, human spirit ...
Place: poland, vatican, 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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: faith, fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, state affairs, leadership, hopes, rebellion, politics, society, human spirit, anti semitism ...
Place: poland, israel, middle east, europe
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 201 min.
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Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, spiritual
Plot: religion, assassination attempt, bishop, church, idealism, heroic mission, human spirit, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Place: vatican, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, legal investigation, clergy, social decay, courtroom drama, sexual harassment, legal, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, boston, france
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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: realistic, serious, talky, contemplative
Plot: reformation, christian, faith, politics, church, rebelliousness, idealism, destiny, human spirit, against the odds, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
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65%
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: priest, church, racism, catholic priest, catholic, bigotry, abortion, christian, intrigue, religion, bishop, family relations ...
Place: vatican, boston, italy, vienna, rome italy ...
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63%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, science, solar system, inventor, colonialism, ancient, inquisition, pope, inventions and discoveries, injustice, plague, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: celibacy, church, forbidden love, hospital, society, gender, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, clergy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, revolution, politics, murder, crimes, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, head of state, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Therese (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: catholic, christian, spirituality, religion, nun, saint, girl, erotica, convent, religions or cults, family relations, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, 80s
Place: vatican, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, hopes, society, starting over, clergy, religions or cults, obedience, christianity, self doubt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, italy, europe
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57%
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, ira, irish republican army, spy, uncover truth, political unrest, introspection, betrayal, police investigation, heroes, tragic hero, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, survival, rebellion, confined, human spirit, prison life, exhaustion, politics, society, religions or cults, captivity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s
Place: romania, europe
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: serious, touching, feel good, realistic, contemplative
Plot: christmas, priest, introspection, clergy, society, self discovery, small town, church, religions or cults, moral dilemma, cause and meaning, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, spiritual, feel good ...
Plot: christian, healing power, miraculous event, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, society, hopes, religions or cults, redemption, cause and meaning, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rome italy, vatican, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, greek god, infidelity, journey, illness, one more chance, couples, sexual dysfunction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: chicago illinois, greece, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, politics, state affairs, against the rules, rebelliousness, secret movement, love and romance, follow your dream, double life, mole, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
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Monsignor (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: catholic priest, world war two, sicilian, catholic, black market, scandal, pope, nun, catholic church, money, priest, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: vatican, italy, brooklyn new york city, rome italy
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My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, surreal, entertaining
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, destructive relationship, family life, introspection, tragic love, obsession, rebellion, life is a bitch, religions or cults, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: assassination, terrorism, state affairs, politics, terrorist group, revolution, rebellion, tragic hero, heroes, head of state, dishonesty, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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55%
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cardinal the priest, identity crisis, human nature, religion, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, pope, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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55%
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, feminist film, realistic
Plot: clergy, pope, monk, monastery, healing power, cross dressing, medieval, ambition, hidden identity, rise to the top, idealism, empowerment ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: religion, confession, small town, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, small town life, society, hopes, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ireland
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Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, sad ...
Plot: nun, lesbian, monastery, catholicism, altar boy, catholic church, lesbian love, mother daughter relationship, flagellation, coming of age, lgbt, reform ...
Time: year 1964, year 1954, 60s
Place: vatican, tennessee
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54%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, feel good, christian film, poignant ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, religion, catholic, nun, friendship, christian, german, runaway, stereotypes, hospital, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, humorous, cerebral, motivational ...
Plot: religion, catholic church, catholic, catholic priest, pope, dark humor, priest, guilt, forgiveness, confession, catholicism, cardinal the priest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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52%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, social change, racism, prison, false accusation, political unrest, righting the wronged, congress, injustice, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, serious, contemplative
Plot: society, strong female presence, rabbi, religions or cults, political unrest, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, europe, germany, berlin germany
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52%