Movies like The Hoodlum Priest

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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.
Plot: gas chamber, minister, bully, death row, homosexual subtext, execution, hoodlum

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Most similar movies to The Hoodlum Priest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sincere films with plots about execution, death row, bully, prison, death sentence, murder and african american mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Hoodlum Priest: Better Off Dead. (1993), Manners of Dying (2004), The Day the Clown Cried (1972), Callie & Son (1981), A Shepherd of Pure Heart (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Better Off Dead. (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer fights a losing battle against the courts to overturn the death sentence for a convicted female robber/murderer despite demands from the woman that her death sentence be carried out.
Plot: shooting, women's prison, prison guard, baby born, birth, execution, friendship between women, pregnant woman, expectant father, murder, death row, gas chamber ...
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95%
Manners of Dying (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Barlow (Roy Dupuis) will die on schedule and according to regulations. Harry Parlington (Serge Houde), director of the Cantos execution facility, intends to make sure of it. However Barlow chooses to go, be it calmly or fighting to the end, ...
Plot: multiple storylines, execution, death row, death penalty, battle of wits
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.
Plot: internment camp, clown, gas chamber, barbed wire fence, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, political prisoner, gestapo, holocaust, auschwitz, circus ...
Time: 1940s
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68%
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: adoption, revenge, prison, death row, murder for hire, wrongful conviction, telephone conversation, contract killing, jealousy, waitress, incest overtones, husband wife relationship ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: community, politics, deception, minister, ghost, african american, church, scandal
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Live! From Death Row (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted killer Laurence Dvorak grants an exclusive last interview to TV newswoman Alana Powers shortly before his scheduled execution. Urbane and unrepentant, he seems almost mild at first. But Dvorak's real intention is revealed when he ...
Plot: execution, death row, television, prison, psychopath, capital punishment, hostage, death sentence
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: sincere, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, singer, convict, prison, parole, family relations, dysfunctional family, couple relations, small town life, starting over, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: family relations, heart transplant, doctor, heart disease, teenager, father son relationship, illness, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Female Slaves Revenge (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After a slave uprising, 10 black mistresses of a white landowner decide to capture their master after he refuses to turn over his ill-gained wealth.
Style: cult film
Plot: high heels, torture, revenge, exploitation, bondage, execution, slave
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Salom? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One of Al Pacino's directory experiments, Salomé was filmed over 5 days in 2011, but has yet to be widely released. It is a part of a double feature on the Oscar Wilde short play "Salomé", together with the Venice-shown documentary ...
Plot: topless woman, dance, execution, kingdom, king, desire, veil, dancing
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: law firm, reunion, lawyer, legal, death row, courtroom
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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In His Steps (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a homeless man interrupts the comfortable routine of First Church of Raymond, life will never be the same for the apathetic congregation. Convicted by the vagrant's words, Pastor Henry Maxwell, Rachel Winslow, Virginia Page, Alex Powers, ...
Style: christian film
Plot: faith based, faith, girl, homelessness, minister, wealth, preacher, singing, homeless man, christian, christianity, church service ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Leslie's husband Steve is a brute and she wants out, at least she thinks she does. Her lover Elizabeth agrees that Steve needs to go away, so they plot his murder. Meanwhile their friend Cliff can't seem to get used to the idea that his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: kidnapping, lesbian, hoodlum, spouse abuse, assassination plot, suicide attempt, bully, marital abuse, backwoods, female nudity
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, student, couples, teenage life, school, high school life, looking for sex, idealism, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, power relations ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Passover Plot (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the ...
Plot: jesus christ, execution, torture, jesus, easter, crucifix
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, family life, prison life, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suicide attempt, vietnam veteran, prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Runaway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York.
Plot: vietnam war veteran, accidental death, street fight, hiding, runaway, hit by a truck, bully, handicapped, waitress, friend, african american, guilt ...
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Though None Go with Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Elizabeth Leroy devotes her life to serving God but her faith is tested over the years as she has to overcome many hardships and sorrows.
Plot: funeral, wedding, doctor, loss of son, minister, tragedy, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, church, correspondence, crisis of faith, presumed dead ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 1950s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Flesh and Lace (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Beverly a teaser bar girl, that think she hates men, but is in fact suffering from repressed nymphomania. She finds out when she flirts with her best friends man and gets thrown out in the street. Beverly runs into a toy store owner.
Plot: storekeeper, roommate, seduction, erotica, sexploitation, female nudity, nightclub, fetish, pimp, stockings, prostitute, toys ...
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34%
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Nunzio (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged delivery boy indulges in fantasies that he is a superhero in the tough streets of Brooklyn. He lives a life marked with torments from the gang of deadbeats at the corner, overbearing concern from his mother and older brother, ...
Plot: saving a life, widow, rescue, bully, priest, italian american, paraplegic, brother brother relationship, sex, grocery store, brooklyn new york city, urban setting ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wayne Newton stars as an accused thug hiding out at a camp for blind children.
Plot: gambling, mistaken identity, stolen car, eight year old, blind girl, summer camp, drifter, housekeeper, handyman, boy, car accident, police officer ...
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, death row, retirement, guilt, protest, lawyer, black american, teacher, father son relationship, drunkenness, african american ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: emotional, bleak, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, racism, aunt, convenience store, death row, redemption, confined, youth, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Come Home Raquel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Raquel, a 13 year old living in Queens, NY, struggles to make sense of her life after the deportation of her parents. Things quickly change upon the arrival of a new teacher and the return of her young uncle.
Plot: uncle niece relationship, bully, new teacher, broken family, grief, heist, latin, missing mother, latina, missing father, children, teenager ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, terror, concentration camp, rape, survivor, revenge, murder, secret, torture, doctor, holocaust, execution ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, minister, forgiveness, jealousy, country, christianity, radio, small town life, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Wall of Noise (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The lives and loves behind the scenes at the racetrack are detailed in this thoroughbred soap opera. An ambitious young trainer, Joel Tarrant (Ty Hardin), enters into an illicit affair with the stable owner's wealthy wife, hot-to-trot Laura ...
Plot: racetrack, pitchfork, bet, jockey, binoculars, auction, model, motel, horse, heart attack, cigar smoking, horse race ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sticks & Stones (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For three high school friends, growing up takes a dangerous turn when the local bully targets them with his aggression. With no one to turn to but each other, they muster the courage to take a shot at settling the score.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, humiliation, outcast, bully, bullying, junior high school, baseball, sport team, power relations, friends, disorder, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Color of the Cross (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.
Plot: traitor, crucifix, easter, disciple, messiah, washing feet, crucifixion of jesus, jesus, new testament, jewish, rabbi, prophet ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Art of Living (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: THE ART OF LIVNG unveils the unsung heroic figure of Marlene Kamish, Chicago Defense attorney and 'might of right' woman who wrestles and successfully pins down the state of Illinois on seemingly impossible death row cases. We discover ...
Plot: art, wrongful conviction, ensemble, death row
⇓ similarity ⇓
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