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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and bleak films with plots about execution, death row, death sentence, prison, husband wife relationship, minister and bully 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: expectant father, gun, gas chamber, baby girl, justice, death row, baby, death, childbirth, violence, women's prison, birth ...
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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: execution, death sentence, death row, battle of wits, death penalty, multiple storylines
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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: death of child, auschwitz, nazi, gestapo, gas chamber, concentration camp, circus, holocaust, political prisoner, world war two, barbed wire fence, clown ...
Time: 1940s
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69%
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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: waitress, telephone conversation, contract killing, wrongful conviction, murder for hire, death row, incest overtones, husband wife relationship, revenge, murder, hospital, execution ...
Place: texas
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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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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, prison, hostage, television, psychopath, capital punishment, death sentence
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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: psychological, sincere, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, convict, singer, parole, prison, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, estrangement, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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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, heart disease, illness, father son relationship, doctor, teenager, mother son relationship
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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: bondage, revenge, execution, high heels, exploitation, torture, slave
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L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: law firm, reunion, lawyer, death row, courtroom, legal
Place: los angeles
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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: kingdom, desire, execution, king, dance, veil, dancing, topless woman
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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, girl, wealth, minister, homelessness, faith, preacher, christian, church service, rich girl, singer, homeless man ...
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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, compassionate, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, black american, retirement, father son relationship, innocence, teacher, african american, drunkenness, lawyer ...
Place: usa
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44%
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: lesbian, kidnapping, backwoods, assassination plot, marital abuse, suicide attempt, bully, female nudity, spouse abuse, hoodlum
Place: minnesota
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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, crucifix, easter, jesus, execution, torture
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
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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: touching, clever, gloomy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, lovers reunited, prison life, haunted by the past, family life, crumbling marriage, love and romance, death sentence, redheaded woman, male male hug ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Family Rescue (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The court has given custody of Emma Hayes' child to the baby's father, a man who raped Emma when she was only fifteen years old. It's up to the baby's grandfather, Clayton Hayes to prevent the child from being handed over until ...
Plot: woman in labor, kidnap, stalker, pregnant, custody battle, pregnant woman, rape victim, child born of rape, vigilantism, child abandonment, pregnant from rape, rape and revenge ...
Place: virginia
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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, sexy, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, high school life, looking for sex, idealism, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, couples, urban ghetto, power relations, stoners, school ...
Time: 60s
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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: nightclub, hoodlum, gambler, robbery, storekeeper, seduction, toys, bully, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, pimp, erotica ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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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.
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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. ...
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The Apostle (1997)
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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 ...
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
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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: prayer, betrayal, faith, jesus, crucifixion of jesus, new testament, disciple, messiah, washing feet, jewish, crucifix, easter ...
Time: 1st century
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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: loss of son, grief, tragedy, grandmother granddaughter relationship, minister, church, dementia, female protagonist, doctor, religion, presumed dead, crisis of faith ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 1950s, 1990s
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Chubasco (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
Plot: beach party, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, port, father daughter relationship, teenager, judge, troubled teen, forbidden love, tuna, domineering father, troubled youth, rebel ...
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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Cahoots (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men who were "best friends" while growing up together and into their 20's, reconnect after years apart. On the surface, their lives have gone in opposite directions, one married, successful, respectful and settled; the other ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, friendship, friend, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, buddy, sexism, childhood friend, homoeroticism, blood, drifter, drinking alcohol ...
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