Movies like Sparrow 1993

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Sparrow (1993)
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Sparrow (1993)
Original name: Storia di una capinera
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Catania, Sicilia 1854. A serious epidemic of cholera is hitting the region. Maria a 16 years old novice leaves her convent and returns her home to avoid contamination. Here she finds a difficult situation, in fact her stepmother and her half-sisters prevent Maria to live the normal life of a teenager. In their minds Maria is the promised "bride of God" and a regular life for her is inappropriate. Nino, her handsome neighbor, falls in love for Maria who isn't indifferent to him. But when Maria comes back to her convent the way to become nun is compelled. Now Maria can understand Sister Agata, and realizes she became mad cause a lost and impossible love like the one between Maria and Nino.
Plot: cholera, convent, love, dog, student, religion, volcano, male female relationship, love triangle, sister sister relationship, nun, catholic church, marriage, catholic priest, catholic, newcomer, priest, mother superior, novice
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily

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Most similar movies to Sparrow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, atmospheric and serious films with plots about priest, nun, convent, mother superior, catholic church, catholic priest and religion mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Sparrow: The Runner Stumbles (1979), In This House of Brede (1975), The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975), The Castro's Abbess (1974), The Nun and the Devil (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Runner Stumbles (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dick Van Dyke stars as a priest accused of murdering a nun. Directed by Stanley Kramer, this 1979 drama also features Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Beau Bridges and Tammy Grimes.
Plot: catholic priest, convent, nun, priest in love, catholic, catholic church, priest
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In This House of Brede (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
Plot: convent, drastic change of life, bishop, catholic church, female nudity, priest, newcomer, abbess, loss of child, loss of daughter, nun, monk ...
Place: london
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The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a 17-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin.
Plot: bishop, miraculous event, catholicism, catholic, mother superior, kidnapping, convent, catholic church, priest, nun, catholic priest
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The Castro's Abbess (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman is forced into a convent. However, due to her nobility she rises to be an abbess. She has to deal with corruption in the church.
Plot: nun, convent, monsignor, mother superior, sex, catholic church, abbess, female nudity, middle aged, catholic priest, erotica, bishop ...
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71%
The Nun and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's 1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the ...
Plot: lesbian sex, nun's habit, female nudity, lesbian kiss, fondling, female full frontal nudity, voyeur, lesbian, female removes her clothes, lust, priest, catholic church ...
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64%
Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sometime after the events in 'Lilies of the Field' (1963) Homer Smith returns to the Church he helped build to find the nuns have taken in a group of homeless children.
Plot: chapel, catholic priest, catholic school, abbess, nun, convent, christmas, church, mother superior, convent school, priest, catholic orphanage ...
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61%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: convent, monastery, pursuit, suicide, nun, priest, society, youth, clergy, gender, dishonesty, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sister Virginia de Leyva becomes the new Mother Superior at the convent of Monza. Said convent turns out to be a veritable hotbed of sinful carnality and depravity. Debauched priest Don Arrigone and lecherous womanizer Giampaolo Osio plot to seduce ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: nun, female nudity, priest, convent, female full frontal nudity, mother superior, male nudity, lesbianism, sexploitation, bathtub, erotica, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first undergoes degradation to acclimatize her to convent ...
Plot: mother superior, nun, nun's habit, convent, lesbianism, abbess, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, corrupt, evil nun, corruption, lesbian ...
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49%
Sister Emanuelle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Emanuelle has renounced her life of lust to become a cloistered nun. But when she is assigned to a remote convent school for wayward girls, this delectable Bride Of Christ will face temptations that include a teenage nymphomaniac, a horny escaped ...
Style: erotic, surprise ending, sexploitation film
Plot: corruption, nun, convent, lesbian seduction, emmanuelle, mother superior, erotica, lesbian, scantily clad female, sexploitation, gun, pretty legs ...
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Sister Mary (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Nunsploitation from Japan. Part of the Shûdôjo series.
Style: pink cinema, sexploitation film
Plot: erotica, convent, sexploitation, sister sister relationship, rape, japanese woman, nun, mother superior, sisterhood, evil nun, nun's habit, sister ...
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, power relations, clergy, society, strong female presence, celibacy, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, prayer, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, social relations, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Woman's Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful ...
Style: captivating
Plot: couples, adultery, infidelity, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, unfulfilled love, family problems, marital problem, relationships, marriage, relationship problems, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: normandy
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41%
The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: nun, convent, evil nun, heresy, evil woman, sex scene, erotica, lesbian, priest, sexploitation, catholic priest, bishop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Enough Praying (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Many socially-concerned priests in Catholic Latin America have at some time left their parish churches to go and work in the fields and factories of the poor. Such priests, usually adherents of "liberation theology," are called ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, class struggle, church, conscience, religion, injustice, poverty, catholic church, solidarity, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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41%
Mariette in Ecstasy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this forceful study of religious passion an extraordinary spiritual experience is placed in the center of a deftly evoked natural world, namely, rural upstate New York just after the turn of the century. At summer's end, when she is 17, ...
Plot: stigmata, trance, mother superior, abbess, nun, convent
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40%
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.
Style: allegory, parody
Plot: secret society, mass, worship, dispute, religion, catholic church, mural, painter, theology, pastiche, catholicism, religious conflict ...
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War and Peace: Part IV (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As Moscow is set ablaze by the retreating Russians, the Rostovs flee their estate, taking wounded soldiers with them, and unbeknownst to them, also Andrei. Pierre, dressed as a peasant, tries to assassinate Napoleon but is taken prisoner. As the ...
Plot: based on a novel, war
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Young Nun (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life of Antonio suddenly changes when she meets Serena, a young nun who took the veil to escape the hard life of the country and has chosen the provision of assistance to the sick to get out of the convent, which falls in love, moving from the ...
Plot: 40 year old, family relations, newcomer, older man younger woman relationship, innocence, love, controversy, nun, catholic, catholic church, peasant, forbidden love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: convent, society, hopes, lifestyle, clergy, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, family relations, suburbs, suburban life, priest, spirituality ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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36%
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Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, controversial, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, satire, idealism, charity, mother superior, convent, orphan, novice, newcomer, oath, lie ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lady of Monza (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A true story taken from the archives of the archdiocese of Milan.
Style: based on true events
Plot: assassination plot, catholic priest, abbess, mother superior, female nudity, priest, nun, convent, evil nun, catholic church, breast feeding, torture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Whispering of the Gods (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rou has returned to the monastery he was raised in. As he listens to the whispering of the Gods through his germanium radio, Rou defies God in every which way and puts religion to the test.
Plot: interspecies sex, bestiality, rape, gay sex, pregnant from rape, blow job, dog, priest, dog lover, zoophilia, oral sex, fellatio ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, priest, widow
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32%
How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Depicts the factual accounts of Vincenzo Di Francesca and Parley P. Pratt and how they came to appreciate the contents of the Book of Mormon.
Plot: mormon, latter day saints, pastor, religious conversion, religious differences, mormonism, faith, priest, baptism, soldier, church, religion ...
Time: 1910s, 1950s, 19th century, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sicily, new york
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31%
Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, danger, society, reunion, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Network of Freedom (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: France, beginning of World War II. Hélène Studler is a nun who has been dedicated to the care of orphans and the abandoned people. But the times have changed, the people are living a whole revolt, the Germansoldiers have entered their city and the ...
Plot: french resistance, resistance, nazi officer, concentration camp, heroes, convent, nun, daughter, religion, nuns
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29%
A Fortunate Man (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 162 min.
Story: On his quest for happiness, Per decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a ...
Style: romantic, sweet, disturbing, touching, uplifting
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jewish family, ambition, engineer, loner, pride, love interest, poverty, religion, large breasts, love affair, adventure, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: austria, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Forgotten Light (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Holy, a village priest, battles against the state and religious bureaucracies of 1980s Czechoslovakia in his fight to raise money for a new church roof. Permeated by his love for the villagers, his encounters are marked by his good humor. In ...
Plot: religion, cancer, catholic, statue, fund raising, secret love, communist, integrity, cathedral, male female relationship, spirituality, gypsy ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%