Movies like Silence

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Silence (2016)
 7.2
 93K
Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, 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: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, crisis of faith, religious persecution, torture, culture clash, clergy, portuguese, japanese history, betrayal, religion, doubt, martyrdom, religious icon, loneliness, character study, fish out of water, brutality, courage, religions or cults, life is a bitch, danger, society, human nature, disorder ...
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, atmospheric and bleak films with plots about society, betrayal, storytelling, mentor, brutality, catastrophe and christianity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Silence: The Mission (1986), The Radicals (1989), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Black Robe (1991), Harakiri (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: contemplative, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: christianity, danger, human nature, society, culture clash, fish out of water, clergy, disorder, life is a bitch, religions or cults, religious persecution, loss of faith ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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100%
 7.4
 53K
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, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, slavery, peaceful mission, interracial relations, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 80
The Radicals (1989)
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: realistic, contemplative, emotional, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: church, christianity, ambition, life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, romance, hopes, society, religions or cults, clergy, religious persecution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, miraculous event, leadership, chosen one, society, tragic hero, human spirit, hopes, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.1
 6K
Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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, contemplative, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, journey, culture clash, shaman, hopes, adventurer, adventure, heroes, escapades, clergy, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.7
 32K
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, tense, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: samurai, suicide, revenge, poverty, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, hara kiri, one against many, japanese culture, standoff ...
Time: 17th century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, cross ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, sincere, thought provoking, meditative, serious ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, hostage, faith, execution, muslim, peace, evacuation, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: algeria, palestine, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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233
 6.9
 5K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: 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, exciting, serious, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, religions or cults, betrayal, haunted by the past, human spirit, hopes, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 13K
The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
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: disturbing, psychological, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: nun, convent, hysteria, inquisition, clergy, surrealism, priest, sexual abuse, society, danger, perversion, fighting the system ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, politics, miraculous event, religions or cults, injustice, idealism, society, leadership, dishonesty, royal family ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 41K
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, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, human spirit, social misfits, prince, horse, painting, invasion, monastery, greek, rape ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 54K
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: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, goodhearted, social relations, human nature, small town life, confession, small town, painting, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: apostle, redemption, clergy, religions or cults, rise to the top, heroes, miraculous event, hopes, partners, religious conversion, prayer, faith ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, contemplative, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, society, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, miraculous event, clergy, priest, crisis of faith, cardinal the priest ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, bleak, psychological, talky, serious ...
Plot: belief, one on one, suicidal, christianity, atheism, suffering, african american, suicide attempt, psychology, question, afterlife, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, realistic, epic, serious, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, rebelliousness, society, religions or cults, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, war, christianity, tragic event, religion ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 34K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, rough, factual, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, courtroom drama, society, danger, legal, senator, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 8.0
 30K
Kagemusha (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Style: epic, captivating, bleak, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battle, lookalikes, war, disorder, state affairs, mistaken identity, battles, switching roles, emperor, ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, 18th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, world war two, anti semitism, wartime, survival, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 584
Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: political unrest, state affairs, heroes, war, society, politics, ambition, military, samurai, clergy, battles, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, china, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: anti war, haunted by the past, human nature, society, battles, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, memory, post war, war crime, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: virginity, bishop, hypocrisy, baby, violence, youth, birth, clergy, brutality, seduction, play, blood ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: heartbreaking, bleak, emotional, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, freedom, torture, interracial relations, civil rights, master and servant, blacks and whites, african american, confined, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, clergy, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, rebelliousness, against the odds, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: samurai, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, down on your luck, loss of son, one against many, revenge, hara kiri, loss of daughter, in-laws ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 39K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, teachers and students, religions or cults, college, college life, one on one, religious persecution, college student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, emotional, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, life is a bitch, romance, immigrants, love and romance, society, dishonesty, couples, missing person, betrayal, love triangle, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, europe, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Style: tense, stylized, emotional, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: samurai, rebellion, injustice, rebelliousness, master warrior, family relations, kidnapping, parents and children, ruler, fighting the system, heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 2K
47 Samurai (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 207 min.
Story: The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was Kōzuke no suke. The ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: samurai, revenge, martial arts, seppuku, vengeance, battles, society, redemption, righting the wronged, heroic mission, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%