Movies like The World's Greatest Sinner

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The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
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The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins to be referred to as "God". Then he starts having doubts about the eternalness of man.
Style: underground film, surreal, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: politics, dog, snake, god, rock band, church, immortality, politician, catholic church, insanity, salesman, catholic priest, guitar, atheism, cult, catholic, widow, atheist, sex with teenager, insurance agent, surrealism, 14 year old, rock concert, insurance, catholicism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s

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Most similar movies to The World's Greatest Sinner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and thought provoking films with plots about politics, society, priest, female nudity, church, nudity (full frontal - brief) and catholic church mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The World's Greatest Sinner: The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Death of an Angel (1985), Mass Appeal (1984), The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975), The Best Man (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, revolution, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
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Death of an Angel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. When the cross is stolen, Grace decides to help out to get her daughter back.
Plot: criminal, gangster, car accident, martyr, cross, cripple, death of father, disappearance, prayer, illegal immigrant, religious cult, widow ...
Place: los angeles
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Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, psychological, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, celibacy, church, religions or cults, clergy, gender, gays and lesbians, society, challenge, belief, change, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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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, priest, kidnapping, convent, catholic church, catholic, nun, mother superior, catholic priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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62%
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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, couples, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, gender, pregnancy, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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Prince Jack (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dramatic look at the inner workings of the Kennedy administration.
Style: political
Plot: election campaign, assassination, democrat, racism, politician, cold war, white house, cuban missile crisis, marilyn monroe, john f. kennedy, american, federal bureau of investigation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, texas, america, washington d.c., dallas texas
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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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The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, hallucination, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, estrangement, psychedelia, guru, hippie, divorce, panic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: priest, catholic priest, class struggle, catholic church, religion, injustice, church, solidarity, conscience, poverty, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, boxing, catholic, catholic school, chocolate, coping, manipulation, underdog, society, manipulations, gang ...
Time: 80s
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54%
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, writer's life, unfulfillment, rebellion, liberal, friends, friendship, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
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What Is It? (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What Is It? is the name of a 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question and answer session, slideshow and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: down syndrome, obsession, mental illness, society, social misfits, surrealism, controversy, figment, dark humor, strong sexual content, racism, against the rules ...
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51%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, media, state affairs, campaign, ambition, usa president, senator, vice president, american politics, political candidate ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: america, texas, usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
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51%
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Happy Day (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, arbitrary punishments and other torments. One of the prisoners ...
Style: absurd, allegory
Plot: politics, island, torture, prison, presumed dead, brainwashing, morality, fascism, military, surrealism, kiss, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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A Shepherd of Pure Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Evenside Church is an upstanding and venerable institution that has served African-American families in rural Maryland for 200 years. Minister Karl Upton is proud to be its young, up-and-coming assistant pastor. Karl takes the Gospel and his calling ...
Plot: african american, minister, ghost, deception, community, scandal, church, politics
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Zabriskie Point (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the ...
Style: serious, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, road movie ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, phoenix arizona
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, journalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, vandalism, vietnam war, culture clash, society, fighting the system, injustice, urban ghetto, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, west virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
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Catching Hearts (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: "What happens when a bestselling atheist author Professor Mark Gavin loses his faith in atheism? This intense drama asks tough questions and explores why there is no such thing as coincidence."
Style: christian film, captivating, entertaining
Plot: crisis of faith, religious conversion, atheist, religion, atheism, religious, religious faith, change of heart, lifestyle change, faith, moral transformation, changing lives ...
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43%
Bulldog In The White House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: "Bulldog in the Whitehouse" takes political satire to obscene new heights: portraying the Bush administration as a cabal of lustful and traitorous gay men who are too busy having sex to notice the empire crumbling down around them. An ...
Style: captivating, psychological, satirical
Plot: gay, sex, deception, political scandal, political satire, comedy of errors, political intrigue, politician, sex scandal, world politics, satire, gay interest ...
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42%
The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A surreal look at the schizophrenia of a group of girls in a therapy session.
Style: surreal, cult film, experimental, feminist film
Plot: mask, female protagonist, mental institution, female director, mental patient, surrealism, female nudity, british
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42%
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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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, operation condor, military, revenge, murder, corruption, justice, obsession, politician, torture, reflection, fighting the system ...
Place: paraguay
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39%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: revolution, politics, rebellion, life is a bitch, fighting the system, society, state affairs, teenage life, political unrest, militant, elopement, revolutionary ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: guatemala, peru, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, belief, cult leader, psychiatry, guru, religious cult, society, life is a bitch, wisdom of life, leader ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, future, post world war two ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, philadelphia, new york, england ...
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Prologue (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robin Spry, Prologue was the first Canadian film to screen at the Venice Film Festival. Set and filmed during the sixties, this fiction feature tells the story of a young Montrealer who edits an underground newspaper ...
Style: cinema verite, political
Plot: politics, college, girlfriend, discussion, friendship, underground, rebellion, commune, teenage boy, frustration, deserter, dropout ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
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38%
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual revolution.
Style: cult film, underground film
Plot: group sex, film within a film, red pubic hair, young man, party, sex, masturbation, drugs, college student, body painting, nudity (full frontal - brief), counterculture ...
Place: new york
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38%
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years.
Style: tense, sexy, captivating, contemplative, unusual plot structure
Plot: politics, politician, priest, church, gay, government, corruption, political corruption, gay romance, media manipulation, power, government corruption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Maidstone (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Over a booze-fueled, increasingly hectic five-day shoot in East Hampton, Norman Mailer and his cast and crew spontaneously unloaded onto film the lurid and loony chronicle of U.S. presidential candidate and filmmaker Norman T. Kingsley debating and ...
Style: cinema verite
Plot: british, flashback, presidential campaign, sexism, cult, actor, witness, male prostitute, improv, puzzle, male female relationship, mccarthyism ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, archbishop, illness, priest, confession ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
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36%