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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, priest, nun, catholic church, catholic priest, missionary, catholic school, convent school, nun's habit

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about priest, church, nun, catholic priest, world war two, catholic church and catholic mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Satan Never Sleeps: Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979), The Cardinal (1963), Enough Praying (1972), The Runner Stumbles (1979), The Assisi Underground (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: chapel, catholic priest, catholic school, abbess, nun, convent, christmas, church, mother superior, convent school, priest, catholic orphanage ...
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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: sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, racism, church, family relations, bishop, priest, abortion, bigotry, ku klux klan, catholic priest, state affairs, ambition ...
Place: rome italy, vatican, georgia, italy, vienna ...
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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: priest, catholic priest, class struggle, catholic church, religion, injustice, church, solidarity, conscience, poverty, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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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 in love, catholic, catholic church, priest
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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: bishop, nun, friendship, nazi, monastery, jewish, stock footage, world war two, catholic church, mother superior, monk, nazi occupation
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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58%
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: parody, allegory
Plot: secret society, mass, worship, dispute, religion, catholic church, mural, painter, theology, pastiche, catholicism, unconscious ...
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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, priest, kidnapping, convent, catholic church, catholic, nun, mother superior, catholic priest
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53%
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Vishudhan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sunny, a priest, comes to know that Vavachan is running an old age home with vile intentions. He wants the corpses of the inmates for the medical college run by his son. Sunny decides to expose this.
Style: medical drama
Plot: priest, church, marriage, misunderstanding, violin, nun, corpse, help, malayalam, medical
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51%
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Sacred Hearts (1984)
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: convent school, catholic school, mini dress, evil nun, catholic priest, nun, pubic hair, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: convent, drastic change of life, priest, japanese girl, novice, catholicism, newcomer, female nudity, catholic church, bishop, nun, monk ...
Place: london
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47%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, world war two, black market, nun, sicilian, catholic church, scandal, pope, catholic, priest, money, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, post world war two, 1950s
Place: italy, vatican, rome italy, brooklyn new york city
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47%
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: christmas, church, historical event, religion, catholic school, widow, catholic, convent school, faith, priest, prejudice, mansion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
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47%
Miracle at Moreaux (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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, catholic, mute child, sibling, anti semitism, world war two, mute, hanukkah ...
Time: year 1943
Place: france
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46%
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, accusation, catholic church, martyr, priest, monk, monastery, faith, dungeon, soldier, heretic, christianity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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44%
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: priest, world war two, scorpion, u.s. navy, behind enemy lines
Place: pacific ocean, pearl harbor, japan, minneapolis minnesota
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44%
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: siege, church, military, desertion, hallucination, paranoia, disease, jungle, tribute, respect, drugs, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: the philippines, spain, southeast asia, asia, united states ...
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39%
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, family secret, secret, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
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39%
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: emotional, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: military, anarchist, nun, war, politics, state affairs, clergy, against humanity, strong female presence, chaos, fascism, revolution ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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38%
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Shooting Dogs (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: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, priest, teacher, survivor, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
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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, double agent, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, undercover, betrayal, secret agents, danger, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen ...
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35%
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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
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34%
Akseli and Elina (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A former Red Rebellion leader returns home after being imprisoned for his participation in the Finnish Civil War, but soon finds out that wartime mindsets still linger in the heads of people.
Style: family saga, epic, pre war
Plot: politics, school, village, soldier, communism, society, progress, farm, marriage, family relations, family history, violence ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: finland
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34%
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Outback (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and devotes himself to assisting others in order to attain his ...
Plot: mud, spirituality, illness, interracial marriage, priest, religious leader, bodily possession, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, brazilian history, male nudity, cattle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, moral dilemma, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, battles, nuclear holocaust, war, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
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33%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, clergy, military, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, hopes, politics, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
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32%
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: world war two, french army, airplane, church, dune, beach, sand, uniform, french military, shore, french soldier, priest ...
Time: year 1940
Place: english channel, flanders
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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, revolt, rebel, poverty, historical event, socialism, class differences, class society, inequality, high society, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1800s, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, christian film ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, battles, campaign, political unrest, society, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
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31%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, assassination, soldier, czech history, confined, undercover, state affairs, battles, village life, heroic mission, village, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Garden of Redemption (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A priest struggles with his religious beliefs as he sees his countrymen murdered in Nazi occupied Italy and as he becomes attracted to a woman operating in the resistance.
Plot: resistance, priest, resistance movement, fascism, nazi occupation, partisan
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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30%