Movies like Therese 1986

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Therese (1986)
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Therese (1986)
Original name: Thérèse
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 modern language. A sense of angelic simplicity comes across without fancy lights, choirs, or showy miracles.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy, avant garde, contemplative
Plot: convent, family relations, society, suburbs, lifestyle, suburban life, clergy, artists and showbiz, hopes, religions or cults, lesbian, religion, death, nun, illness, priest, saint, spirituality, catholic church, pope, fasting, self harm, fish, tuberculosis, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and contemplative films with plots about society, family relations, hopes, clergy, religions or cults, religion and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Biography and Family genres. Some movies like Therese: Faustina (1994), Hadewijch (2009), Stopped on Track (2011), The Nun (1966), Here Below (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
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Time: 1920s, 1930s
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, middle east
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, priest, suicide, nun, chase, coming of age, youth, gender, clergy, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, catholic church, nun, german occupation, wartime life, forbidden love, love affair, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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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, parents and children, lifestyle, hopes, family relations, redemption, siblings relations, human nature, dealing with death, performer's life, society, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, poland, central europe
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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Place: france, europe
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Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
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Plot: opposites attract, self discovery, culture clash, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, society, lifestyle, infidelity, social differences, youth ...
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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.
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Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, culture clash, friendship, traditional versus modern, society, clergy, exorcism, female friendship, friends, religions or cults ...
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My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
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Irene (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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Plot: introspection, couples, love and romance, couple relations, filmmaking, hopes, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, loss of loved one, death ...
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A Week's Holiday (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
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Place: france, lyon
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s
Place: france, europe
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56%
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Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Drama
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52%
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Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 18th century
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My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Place: france, europe
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The Portuguese Nun (2009)
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Country: Portugal, France
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
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Country: USA
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49%
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48%
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Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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48%
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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, sexy ...
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
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