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.
Style: neo noir
Plot: gangsters, church, christian, catholic priest, jesuit, gas chamber, minister, bully, homosexual subtext, execution, death row, hoodlum

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, realistic, serious and touching films with plots about christian, faith, church, religion, christianity, prayer and religious mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Hoodlum Priest: Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979), Thin Ice (1988), A Shepherd of Pure Heart (2005), The First Stone (1993), Better Off Dead. (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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.
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, christian, catholic priest, catholic orphanage, convent school, abbess, catholic, church, priest, convent, mother superior, catholic school ...
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Thin Ice (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Vince, a college student, loves the mountains, skiing and fun, so an invitation to Lake Tahoe is a no-brain-er... HOWEVER, the trip includes people from a church group, and six strong sets of opinions about God soon collide. Vince's weekend of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, faith, skiing, church, religion, christianity, cabin
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80%
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: deception, politics, african american, community, scandal, church, minister, ghost
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The First Stone (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A story of the redemptive powers of Christ's love - a janitor becomes the leader of a high school youth group with an unconventional approach. He gradually gets through to the kids relying on his faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, hiding place, church, troubled teen, janitor, teenager, christian, christianity
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65%
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God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, psychological, christian film ...
Plot: christian, faith, religious fanatic, brother brother relationship, university, protest, church, christianity, lawyer, doubt, jail, religious ...
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64%
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: death row, gas chamber, violence, mother daughter relationship, death, baby, murder, lawyer, women's prison, pregnancy, execution, pregnant woman ...
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62%
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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, christian, wealth, girl, minister, homelessness, singer, faith based, preacher, christianity, rich girl, homeless man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film, disturbing, scenic, propaganda film
Plot: christian, christianity, religious fanatic, manipulation, christian propaganda, faith, religion, alternate universe, religious persecution, bible, evangelist, religious ...
Place: phoenix arizona
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58%
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Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, faith, underground movement, friend, father son relationship, airport, friendship, religion, religious conversion, islam, religious differences, muslim ...
Place: middle east
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54%
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: christian, faith, correspondence, first love, romantic triangle, neighbor, reverend, father daughter relationship, wedding ceremony, insurance agent, dancing, dementia ...
Time: 50s, 90s
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54%
Gold Through the Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Peter's American dream came true. But the trial of his faith had just begun...
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, russian, courtroom, christianity, popularity, high school, church, christian, religious persecution, soccer, refugee, outcast ...
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52%
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Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, faith, hitchhiker, running away from home, power plant, church, husband wife relationship, christianity, student, nuclear power plant, sabotage, religion ...
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52%
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Standing Firm (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: David, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is normal. Bills are piling up by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Blaming God for his wife's death, he ends his relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, touching, sentimental
Plot: christian, church, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, society, grieving widower, hopes, best friends, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, widower ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Undercover Hooligan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Known for his brutally violent policing tactics, suspended police officer Michael Clarke is sent undercover to infiltrate the notorious London criminal enterprise of Terance Turner, with the task of bringing the gang boss to justice.
Plot: undercover cop, gangsters, prison, undercover, bandit, migrant, bully
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47%
In This House of Brede (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
Plot: nun, faith, christian, convent, drastic change of life, newcomer, japanese girl, catholicism, mother superior, loss of daughter, female nudity, priest ...
Place: london
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46%
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: prison, death row, battle of wits, death sentence, multiple storylines, execution
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44%
Come the Morning (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In search of her estranged husband, a mother brings her 3 children to Los Angeles in the hope of finding him. With no prospects they wander the streets; becoming beggars before long. Things start to turn around for them when the mother meets a ...
Plot: christian, homeless shelter, faith, single mother, drunkenness, flashback, drunkard, drifter, search for father, homelessness, salvation army, slum ...
Place: los angeles
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43%
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Amazing Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Teen friends, Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy embark on a weekend camping trip lead by their church youth group leader Stuart (Sean Astin) and his wife Beth (Erin Bethea). Joining them is an outsider Ashley, a self-involved rich kid, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense, christian film
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: christian, true love, old testament, church, faith, bible story, husband wife relationship, religion, suspense, evangelist, camp, spoiled brat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Testaments (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: This film depict events from the Life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. The story culminates with a portrayal of the Ressurected Savior's visit to the ancient Americas as seen through the eyes ...
Style: 70mm film
Plot: mormon, christian, church, faith, father son relationship, native american, artist, new world, ancient civilization, miraculous event, resurrection, bible ...
Time: 1st century
Place: america
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40%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: drug addiction, faith, party, divorce, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, doctor, alcohol abuse, christian, religious conversion, drunk, alcoholic ...
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All Saints (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: pastor, refugee, salesman, church, husband wife relationship, farmer, suspense, farm, christian, society, hopes, faith ...
Place: asia, southeast asia, nashville tennessee
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39%
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Flywheel (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jay Austin wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are exposed. Like many men, he becomes disgusted by ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: change of heart, dishonesty, christian, starting over, introspection, moral dilemma, redemption, hopes, society, ambition, cons and scams, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: georgia
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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: biblical, talky, realistic, sexy, christian film ...
Audience: manly
Plot: christian, religion, preacher, redemption, small town, radio, coma, country, church, runaway, powerful ending, demon ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, california, usa
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In His Steps (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A priest challenges the members of his congregation to not just go to church every Sunday, but to actually follow in Jesus's footsteps in their daily lives. From Charles M. Sheldon's book that launched the saying "What would Jesus Do?
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, christianity, christian, newspaper, reporter, journalist, mother daughter relationship, stroke, congregation, bible, hypocrisy, newspaper editor ...
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37%
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Strangers Kiss (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small budget film being made by a first-time producer and director pair. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it has to be made the film starts to come good, as does the ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, realism, couples, actor's life, artists and showbiz, gangsters, underdog, love and romance, showbiz, fall in love, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: usa, california
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God's Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following his wife’s death, public high-school teacher Michael Evens (Stephen Baldwin) re-launches the Bible Club she originally founded. When upset parents cite the separation of church and state and want the group disbanded, a passionate dispute ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, faith, religious, spirituality, bible, arson, grief, vandalism, fight, religion, high school, suicidal ...
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36%
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: captivating, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: homecoming, parole, marriage, singer, convict, small town, graphic violence, couples, estrangement, family relations, family problems, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
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36%
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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: liberation theology, catholic priest, priest, class struggle, working conditions, social problems, inequality, church, catholic church, religion, injustice, conscience ...
Time: 60s
Place: chile
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The Woodcarver (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled youth vandalizes a church and winds up in a close association with the woodcarver whose work he destroyed.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological, christian film
Plot: christian, religious, vandalism, church, teenager, family problems, religious faith, parent child relationship, teenage life, religion, parents and children, relationship problems ...
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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.
Style: biblical
Plot: jesus, christian, new testament, roman, bible, rabbi, disciple, traitor, execution, prophet, racism, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century
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