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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
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, clergy, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, leadership, prison, catholicism, archbishop, hunger, cardinal the priest, labor camp, love triangle, religions or cults, fighting the system, journalism, human spirit, obsessive quest, starvation, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union, rome italy, asia ...

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Most similar movies to The Shoes of the Fisherman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films with plots about society, state affairs, rebellion, politics, fighting the system, rebelliousness and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Shoes of the Fisherman: Pope John Paul II (2005), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), The Blue Kite (1993), From a Far Country (1981), The Big Dream (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: fighting the system, clergy, hopes, dishonesty, leadership, rebellion, politics, society, state affairs, forbidden love, anti semitism, human spirit ...
Place: israel, poland, middle east, europe
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, clergy, leadership, fighting the system, idealism, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Place: vatican, poland, europe
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94%
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, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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93%
The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, reform, family relations, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, contemplative, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, political unrest, anti semitism, wartime life, human spirit, church, holocaust, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, vatican ...
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, against the rules, state affairs, love and romance, follow your dream, secret movement, love triangle, youth, hopes, rebellion, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
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82%
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: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, crimes, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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82%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: prison, confined, rebellion, human spirit, prison life, survival, captivity, religions or cults, politics, society, rebelliousness, stalinism ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
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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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, political corruption, rebelliousness, tragic hero, rebellion, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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81%
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, politics, militant, teenage life, political unrest, life is a bitch, fighting the system, society, state affairs, holding cell, racism ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1972, year 1970, year 1967 ...
Place: guatemala, peru, san francisco
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80%
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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, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, fighting the system, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
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78%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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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
Plot: politics, church, rebellion, hopes, clergy, life is a bitch, leadership, dishonesty, fighting the system, society, state affairs, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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77%
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: talky, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: factory, politics, revolution, strike, reporter, working class, political unrest, labor union, state affairs, rebellion, workplace, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1968, 1960s ...
Place: france, paris france, vietnam, europe, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, kurd, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, injustice, revolution, life is a bitch, rebellion, youth, kids in trouble, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: church, science, pope, solar system, inquisition, injustice, astronomer, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, rebellion, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, contemplative
Plot: strong female presence, society, political unrest, rabbi, religions or cults, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, downfall, heroes, life is a bitch, writer's life, leadership, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: student film
Plot: politics, revolution, repression, fighting the system, society, rebellion, hopes, state affairs, young heroes, lifestyle, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, cuba, vietnam ...
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73%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, heroes, life is a bitch, rebellion, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, society, danger, ira, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, society, law enforcement, state affairs, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, society, heroes, politics, fighting the system, political unrest, false accusation, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, political unrest, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, war, blood ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, surreal
Plot: self discovery, obsession, family life, tragic love, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, rebellion, life turned upside down, society, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
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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: uplifting, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, nazi, fighting the system, nun, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, survival, politics, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 912
Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, social decay, state affairs, rebellion, danger, fighting the system, crimes, society, swat, social differences, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%