Movies like Under the Sun of Satan

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Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
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Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
Original name: Sous le soleil de Satan
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Satan tempts Father Dossignan, who is trying to save the soul of a young girl who killed one of her lovers.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: miraculous event, redemption, priest, dean, pregnancy, investigation, forbidden love, religions or cults, hopes, society, death in the family, social misfits, dealing with death, tragic hero, leadership, supernatural, suicide, clergy, devil, religion, death, mistress, belief in god, female assassin, teenage girl ...
Time: 1920s

Most similar movies to Under the Sun of Satan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, contemplative and touching films with plots about society, hopes, religions or cults, clergy, family relations, religion and priest mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Under the Sun of Satan: Lourdes (2009), The Discovery of Heaven (2001), The Third Miracle (1999), The Strange Case of Angelica (2010), Oh, Woe Is Me (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, disability, religions or cults, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, religion, volunteer, self discovery, envy, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Discovery of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Disappointed with humanity, God wants to revoke his contract with humanity and wants to take back the stone tablets containing the ten commandments. To this end an angel is sent out to affect the personal lives of three humans so an appropriate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, sentimental
Plot: heaven, superhuman powers, angel, religions or cults, supernatural ability, parent child relationship, love triangle, supernatural, hopes, miraculous event, politics, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, israel, cuba, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, miraculous event, bishop, investigation, hopes, crimes, society, life is a bitch, clergy, female director, crisis of faith, salvation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, contemplative, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, death in the family, loss of daughter, family relations, ghost, fall in love, photographer, romance, couples, supernatural, friendship, death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, contemplative, experimental ...
Plot: supernatural romance, battle zone, infidelity, mysterious character, love and romance, investigation, journalism, romance, love triangle, miraculous event, religions or cults, church ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, destiny, supernatural, society, leadership, hopes, go public, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Karamazov Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dostoevsky’s latter-day opus about the siblings and their father is among the masterpieces of world literature. It asks profound questions about ethics and religion. Is there a God? Does the devil exist? Is everything allowed because we live in a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, society, performer's life, family relations, siblings relations, redemption, human nature, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The selfish Dr. André Luiz dies and awakes in the limbo called "Umbral". After a painful period in the gruesome swamp, he is rescued and brought in a white light to "Nosso Lar" (meaning "Our Home"). He finds a place of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, contemplative
Plot: afterlife, purgatory, reincarnation, life after death, spiritualist, self discovery, human spirit, supernatural, society, redemption, imaginary, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Maneater (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to David, a handsome, earnest young priest. While David ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: redemption, opposites attract, clergy, hopes, introspection, faith, priest, seduction, death of father, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, auction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, hospital, church, gender, society, clergy, life is a bitch, love and romance, pregnancy, fall in love, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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69%
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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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, clergy, lifestyle, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Marvelous Visit (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, the rector of a small French village comes across a young man, lying unclothed and unconscious on a deserted beach. Intrigued, the rector has the young man carried back to his home. When he awakes the stranger calmly identifies himself ...
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, offbeat, serious
Plot: angel, miraculous event, homecoming, village life, down on your luck, supernatural romance, bittersweet, fish out of water, society, disorder, social relations, misfit ...
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, family relations, intrigue, family life, flashback, rivalry, amateur detective, social differences ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A dockworker seeking revenge on the killer of his sister finds himself the object of desire for two women.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, rape, obsession, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, love and romance, deadly, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: convent, power relations, clergy, society, strong female presence, celibacy, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, self discovery, human spirit, redemption, introspection, life is a bitch, hopes, society, religions or cults, christian, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, hopes, social differences, friendship, master and servant, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
God Is Brazilian (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: God decides to take a vacation, but first He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He's away. For that, He goes to Brazil's northeast, where He believes there's a very good man for the job, however, during His mission, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, society, miraculous event, human nature, hopes, chosen one, faith, religion, unlikely partners, imaginary, religions or cults ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: pension, colonel, parents and children, small town, hopes, family relations, downfall, haunted by the past, couple relations, family life, small town life, death of son ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, pastor, winter, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, crumbling marriage, society, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Bernadette (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Evocation of the life of Bernadette Soubirous, the eldest of four children, who, at the age of fifteen, experiences the Virgin Mary appearing to her at the Massabielle grotto near Lourdes. Or in her own words, "a lady dressed in white, more ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, family relations, religions or cults, village life, human spirit, unemployment, miraculous event, doctors and patients, mental institution, social relations, power relations, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Man Who Laughs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a winter storm, Ursus offers shelter to two orphans, Gwynplaine and Déa; some years later, they are still living together. Gwynplaine has become a famous star, but his success threatens his relationships with Déa and Ursus.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: blind girl, orphan, social differences, ambition, social misfits, rising to stardom, love and romance, society, haunted by the past, noble, freak, disfigured face ...
Time: 17th century
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64%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: monastery, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, lifestyle, hopes, society, clergy, religions or cults, starting over, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an unwitting celebrity, the hope of those in desperate need of healing, and a lightning rod for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, psychological, touching, psychotronic
Plot: family relations, healer, religions or cults, disability, paralysis, healing power, hopes, supernatural ability, unfulfillment, love and romance, redemption, human nature ...
Place: kansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, youth, society, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, religions or cults, church, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, pursuit, monastery, priest, suicide, nun, village, new wave, innocence lost, destructive relationship, strong female presence, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, society, tragic hero, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
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Angel Baby (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the sick, he to make as much money as he possibly can.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: miraculous event, small town, faith, blindness, rock, innocence lost, cons and scams, child in peril, drug dealing, rise and fall, ambition, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: atmospheric, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, gender, sexuality, strong female presence, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%