Movies like Satan Never Sleeps

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Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
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Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of the church. However, Communist soldiers arrive at the mission and seize it as a command post. Their leader rapes the native girl and impregnates her, only later to realise that Communism is no good for him. In the end, the foursome flee to the border, but are pursued by Communist forces along the way.
Plot: church, nun, catholic church, catholic priest, missionary, catholic school, priest, convent school, nun's habit

Most similar movies to Satan Never Sleeps

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about priest, nun, church, catholic priest, world war two, catholic church and catholic mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Satan Never Sleeps: Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979), The Runner Stumbles (1979), The Assisi Underground (1985), The Cardinal (1963), The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975). 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.
Plot: christmas, chapel, church, catholic orphanage, abbess, convent, priest, catholic priest, catholic, mother superior, nun, catholic school ...
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95%
The Runner Stumbles (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dick Van Dyke stars as a priest accused of murdering a nun. Directed by Stanley Kramer, this 1979 drama also features Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Beau Bridges and Tammy Grimes.
Plot: catholic priest, convent, nun, priest, catholic church, catholic
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87%
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: monk, mother superior, friendship, stock footage, jewish, nazi, catholic church, bishop, nun, monastery, nazi occupation, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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75%
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, family relations, church, bishop, racism, bigotry, abortion, priest, ku klux klan, catholic priest, life is a bitch, politics ...
Place: italy, vienna, boston, rome italy, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a 17-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin.
Plot: bishop, miraculous event, catholicism, catholic, catholic priest, nun, catholic church, mother superior, convent, priest, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sacred Hearts (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough nun (Anna Massey) demands belief and obedience from convent schoolgirls (Katrin Cartlidge, Oona Kirsch) in World War II England.
Plot: catholic school, evil nun, priest, mini dress, nun, convent school, catholic priest, pubic hair
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: catholic priest, priest, class struggle, church, poverty, religion, catholic church, conscience, solidarity, injustice, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.
Style: allegory
Plot: worship, pastiche, theology, mass, parody, catholic church, priest, dispute, religion, painter, nun, catholicism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: convent, drastic change of life, newcomer, nun, monk, catholic priest, loss of daughter, bishop, catholic church, mother superior, female nudity, priest ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, wartime life, working undercover, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, forgery, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
No Man is an Island (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
Plot: behind enemy lines, scorpion, priest, world war two, u.s. navy
Place: pearl harbor, japan, minneapolis minnesota, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: convent school, priest, catholic, catholicism, catholic school, mansion, religion, saint, bishop, convent, church, nun ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
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41%
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Monsignor (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gangsters, black market, nun, pope, scandal, catholic, catholic church, sicilian, priest, money, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, society, religions or cults, hopes, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Miracle at Moreaux (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Drama - On a December night in 1943, three Jewish children escape from Nazi-occupied France and are given refuge by Sister Gabrielle at a Catholic school in which the gentile students must face their fears about harboring Jews from the Nazis. As the ...
Plot: escape, nazis, children, convent school, border crossing, mute child, catholic, sibling, anti semitism, world war two, mute, hanukkah ...
Time: year 1943
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Flame in the Wind (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the splendor and terror of the Spanish Inquisition, Flame in the Wind tells the story of Carlos, an earnest young nobleman who is faced with a choice: the church system offers safety, protection, and respectability; the Scriptures offer ...
Style: christian film
Plot: spanish inquisition, heretic, inquisition, religion, torture, soldier, priest, faith, theology, dungeon, prisoner, christian ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, epic
Plot: military, nun, anarchist, war, politics, rebellion, state affairs, society, strong female presence, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, survival, moral dilemma, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, hopes, survival, politics, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
1898. Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish troops in the Philippines Have to fight for their lives as they are forgot by the Spanish Empire
Plot: church, siege, war, desertion, machete, disease, drug, singing, fruit, drawing, knife, mutilation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: spain, the philippines, usa, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, murder, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, soldier, crime, courtroom drama, law enforcement, rebellion, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Style: family saga, pre war, epic
Plot: priest, village, society, violence, soldier, communism, marriage, countryside, farmer, school, politics, finnish ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland
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32%
The Nun and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It's 1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the ...
Plot: lesbian sex, evil nun, lesbian kiss, lesbian, female nudity, lust, priest, female full frontal nudity, female removes her clothes, fondling, voyeur, veil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, surrender, against humanity, state affairs, war, danger, military, confined, life is a bitch, catastrophe, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Immigrant Priest (0000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The life of a Romanian Orthodox Priest, that went from a hard childhood in communist godless Romania, to the land of all freedoms, America.
Plot: priest, religion, church
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Here, Beneath the North Star (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story concentrates around a tenant farmer family, although ...
Style: epic
Plot: marriage, priest, swamp, working class, socialist, power, socialism, finnish, class society, countryside, prisoner of war camp, high society ...
Time: 1800s, 20th century, 1910s, 1890s, 1900s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, assassination, soldier, czech history, anti heroes, politics, battles, anti hero, village life, heroic mission, village, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942, quarry
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
War and Peace: Part III (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In 1812, Napoleon's Army invades Russia. Kutuzov asks Bolkonsky to join him as a staff officer, yet the prince requests a command in the field. Pierre sets out to watch the upcoming confrontation between the armies. During the Battle of ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, war, uniform, russian soldier
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Virgin Mary (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Croatia, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1981 in Medjugorje (BA), a group of kids claim that Virgin Mary appeared to them on a hill. The local priest believes them and spreads the word. Religious tourism blossoms. The communist government is concerned and arrests the priest.
Plot: miraculous event, ghost, communism, mountain, priest, execution, faith, religion, propaganda, nun, virgin mary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Inside the Third Reich (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.
Plot: third reich, nazi, hitler, world war two, autobiography, adolf hitler, nazis
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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