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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: catholic priest, god, religion, priest, miraculous event, redemption, supernatural, suicide, investigation, pregnancy, forbidden love, leadership, society, social misfits, tragic hero, death in the family, hopes, dealing with death, religions or cults, devil, death, murder, female assassin, mistress, belief in god ...
Time: 1920s
Place: france

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Most similar movies to Under the Sun of Satan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and contemplative films with plots about society, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, priest, religion and family relations mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Under the Sun of Satan: Lourdes (2009), The Discovery of Heaven (2001), Stella Days (2011), The Third Miracle (1999), Small World (2010). 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, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, clergy, self discovery, volunteer, religion, religions or cults, redemption, healing power, society, pilgrimage, envy, miraculous event ...
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, sentimental, tense
Plot: superhuman powers, angel, heaven, parent child relationship, supernatural ability, religions or cults, politics, attempted murder, murder, hopes, supernatural, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, israel, amsterdam, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 445
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: confession, small town, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, small town life, idealism, society, hopes, belief in god, religion, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns, feel good, biblical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: religion, investigation, saint, christian, destiny, culture clash, adaptation, corruption, honest, vengeance, beautiful scenery, christianity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.5
 614
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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, memory loss, haunted by the past, investigation, society, family life, family relations, intrigue, flashback, social differences, friendship ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: nun, religion, convent, clergy, power relations, strong female presence, society, celibacy, women's rights, abuse of power, humiliation, confession ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, feel good, touching, contemplative
Plot: christmas, redemption, priest, society, self discovery, introspection, clergy, church, small town, cause and meaning, religions or cults, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, sexual, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: asthma, catholic, hallucination, asthmatic, girl, power relations, social relations, religions or cults, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.5
 175
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, erotic ...
Plot: opposites attract, redemption, clergy, hopes, introspection, seduction, faith, priest, death of father, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, captivating, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, loss of daughter, death in the family, family relations, fall in love, ghost, couples, romance, photographer, supernatural, friendship, death ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: disturbing, mind bending, clever, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: ocean, religions or cults, church, infidelity, love triangle, supernatural romance, battle zone, miraculous event, romance, investigation, mysterious character, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sentimental, stylized, touching, serious, offbeat
Plot: angel, society, hopes, clergy, love and romance, misfit, disorder, social relations, village life, homecoming, fish out of water, miraculous event ...
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: church, celibacy, 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 ⇓
64%
Into Temptation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A call girl goes to a priest to confess a sin she hasn't committed yet: she plans to kill herself on her next birthday. Then she disappears and he goes looking for her, enlisting the help of an ad hoc congregation of troubled souls along the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, forgiveness, redemption, obsession, prostitute, society, clergy, priest, sin, suicide, illegal prostitution, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: sexy, art house, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: convent, nun, lgbt, catholic, lesbian, priest, suicide, fetish, monastery, lesbian relationship, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, clergy, tragic hero, miraculous event, society, hopes, leadership, supernatural, religions or cults, destiny, jesus, bible ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, feel good, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: optimism, human spirit, society, miraculous event, hopes, human nature, chosen one, faith, religion, god, religions or cults, unlikely partners ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, faith, dysfunctional family, village, mother daughter relationship, belief in god, teenage love, self discovery, family problems, breakup, clergy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.5
 334
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, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, friendship, social differences, hopes, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, women ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A dockworker seeking revenge on the killer of his sister finds himself the object of desire for two women.
Style: surreal, neo noir, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: surrealism, incest, rape, murder, love and romance, crimes, investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, melancholic, art house ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, self sacrifice, good versus evil, church, priest, domineering mother, school, society, clergy, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
60%
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, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, belief in god, evangelical christianity, redemption, introspection, human spirit, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, religions or cults, society, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 938
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, sincere ...
Plot: catholic, christian, spirituality, religion, nun, erotica, girl, convent, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: victorian era, 80s
Place: vatican, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 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: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: pension, colonel, hopes, parents and children, small town, family relations, downfall, haunted by the past, couple relations, family life, small town life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 556
Birdsong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Three Wise Kings travel in search of the Messiah, with unexpected obstacles on the way.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, biblical, realistic ...
Plot: journey, miraculous event, religions or cults, family relations, life turned upside down, uninvited guest, hopes, society, pregnancy, ancient history, angel, virgin mary ...
Place: catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: theater, lifestyle, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz, redemption, siblings relations, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, eastern europe, prague, poland ...
⇓ 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, mystical ...
Plot: afterlife, life after death, reincarnation, spiritualist, purgatory, self discovery, society, human spirit, supernatural, redemption, spiritualism, consciousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Tragedy Strikes three Families, their Destiny forces them on a coverging path and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: indoctrination, parents and children, religions or cults, family life, family relations, society, clergy, hopes, family values, penance, salvation, religion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%