Movies like Silence

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Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Taiwan, UK, USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: bleak, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, captivating, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, betrayal, religion, japanese history, doubt, fish out of water, courage, loneliness, character study, portuguese, brutality, martyrdom, religious icon, religions or cults, society, human nature, danger, disorder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

Most similar movies to Silence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about society, betrayal, storytelling, culture clash, brutality, redemption and greed mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Silence: Black Robe (1991), The Passion of the Christ (2004), September Eleven 1683 (2012), The Mission (1986), Harakiri (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 764
Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, culture clash, religions or cults, society, human nature, fish out of water, danger, disorder, life is a bitch, belief, oppression, martyr ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 7.1
 6K
Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, baroque ...
Plot: wilderness, journey, native american, culture clash, adventurer, adventure, clergy, soldier, redemption, interracial relations, religions or cults, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religions or cults, clergy, bible, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, religion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
September Eleven 1683 (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Storyline: In the summer of 1683, 300 000 Ottoman Empire's warriors begin the siege of Vienna. City's fall, will open way to conquer the Europe. The Sept 11 is the day of main battle between Polish cavalry under the King Jan III Sobieski ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, exciting, realistic
Plot: state affairs, head of state, siege, adventure, isolation, wartime life, religions or cults, battles, against humanity, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: ottoman empire, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.5
 50K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, slavery, clergy, mission, waterfall, christianity, redemption, native, punishment, duel, massacre, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, south america, latin america, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.7
 23K
Harakiri (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
Style: bleak, talky, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, seppuku, ronin, vengeance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 75
The Radicals (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: church, christianity, clergy, religions or cults, society, ambition, romance, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, torture ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.9
 11K
The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: sexual, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: convent, nun, hysteria, clergy, surrealism, sexual abuse, controversy, priest, torture, inquisition, catholic church, supernatural ability ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, loneliness, culture clash, midlife crisis, unlikely couple, friendship, fish out of water, couple relations, dull life, photographer, actor, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 31K
The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, apprentice, orphan, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, unlikely friendships ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, iran, medical school, mine, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, doctor, mosque, cave, hindu, small town, grudge, false accusation, politics, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, muslim, war, christianity, military, siege, self sacrifice, master warrior, rise to the top ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 10K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, intrigue, interracial relations, battles, leadership, adventure, culture clash, escapades, society, adventurer, betrayal, social differences ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: asia, japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, terrorism, monk, monastery, hostage, medicine, faith, protection, koran, peace, evacuation, sunrise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: samurai, politics, master warrior, ship, uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, culture clash, adventure, political unrest, war, royal family, battles ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, portugal, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: gender bending, betrayal, faith, clergy, supernatural ability, tragic hero, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, idealism, redemption, royal family ...
Time: 1960s
Place: palestine, israel, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: epic, surreal, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, temptation, christianity, betrayal, roman, blasphemy, jesus christ, cross, prophecy, redemption, sin, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 99K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: escape, survival, gulag, danger, wilderness, communism, priest, on the road, against the odds, war, freedom, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, mine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 18K
Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, obsessive quest, adventure, evolution, cannibalism, tribe, wilderness, cavemen, human nature, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, wilderness, survival, expedition, exploration, river, adventure, obsession, captivity, adventurer, british empire ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, brazil, cairo egypt, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: baby, blood, play, violence, sex, bishop, virginity, hypocrisy, babies and infants, clergy, gory, virgin ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.2
 34K
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: monk, social misfits, artist, christianity, prodigy, religions or cults, human spirit, monastery, painter, power, torture, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 2K
Goyokin (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, martial arts, save the day, uninhibited rivalry, redemption, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 50K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: bleak, dark humor, captivating, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, investigation, mysterious man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: suspense, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, organized crime, vengeance, gang war, criminal heroes, gangsters, social decay, irish, corruption, mob boss, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Scarlet Letter (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, clergy, betrayal, couple relations, romance, love triangle, missing person, wartime life, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: europe, spain, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 1K
Witchhammer (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: burned alive, clergy, false accusation, torture chamber, witch, injustice, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, murder, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, treasure, revenge, vengeance, false accusation, frame up, adventure, obsessive quest, return, falsely accused, island, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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