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Francis of Assisi (1961)
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Francis of Assisi (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: battles, monk, saint, singing, cross, cave, heroes, friends, church, clergy, religions or cults, obsessive quest, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, heroic mission, animal life, showbiz, shallowness, knight, wedding, religion, friendship, medieval, blonde ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: italy, jerusalem, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, religions or cults, hopes, clergy, religion, christianity and christian mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Francis of Assisi: Francesco (1989), Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), Thérèse (2004), Peter and Paul (1981), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: saint, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, saint, leper, family relations, bishop, materialism, life is a bitch, society, folk hero, hopes, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, quarry
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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76%
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, clergy, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, ambition, church, catholicism ...
Place: france, europe
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71%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, translator, religions or cults, ambition, hopes, society, rivalry, against the rules, fighting the system, heroes, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
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64%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: state affairs, life is a bitch, clergy, hopes, dishonesty, obsessive quest, society, ambition, anti hero, injustice, religions or cults, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, chosen one, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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60%
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: healing power, prodigy, human nature, monastery, religions or cults, introspection, idealism, gender, visionary, power relations, hopes, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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60%
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John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, christian film
Plot: martyr, political corruption, false accusation, power relations, religions or cults, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, hopes, society, clergy, idealism ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: pope, religions or cults, power relations, hidden identity, clergy, gender, rise to the top, dishonesty, ambition, society, strong female presence, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, society, introspection, royal family, church, religions or cults, friends, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, rome italy ...
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Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus, sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, religions or cults, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: sincere, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, heroes, escapades, religions or cults, false accusation, heroic mission, village, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, egypt, jerusalem
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53%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, religions or cults, clergy, rise to the top, heroes, redemption, hopes, partners, prayer, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
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51%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, society, leadership, hopes, destiny, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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51%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, catholic church ...
Place: poland, europe
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, society, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, leadership, forbidden love, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, poland
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Valley of the Bees (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. Her brings her a bowl of flower petals which she starts to throw in the air and then gives out a shriek, as she discovers several ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: heroes, society, love and romance, romance, clergy, couples, friends, cause and meaning, religions or cults, family relations, introspection, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
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46%
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The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: church, christianity, life is a bitch, heroes, society, religions or cults, clergy, state affairs, ambition, hopes, romance, theology ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
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46%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, based on the bible, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, medieval, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, female protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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45%
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, monastery, human spirit, social misfits, greek, invasion, hopes, horse, painting, prince ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: based on the bible, uplifting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, tragic hero, prophet, resurrection, torture, clergy, idealism, belief, society, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, society, rebellion, rise and fall, idealism, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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44%
Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, christian film
Plot: islam, prophet, husband wife relationship, prophecy, judaism, idol, slavery, muslim, caravan, family relations, battles, religion ...
Time: 7th century
Place: arabia, iran
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43%
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: burned alive, translator, anti heroes, clergy, church, religions or cults, anti hero, obsessive quest, against the rules, state affairs, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany
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41%
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, rough, serious, controversial, captivating ...
Plot: muslim, arab, desert, war, religions or cults, prophet, exile, battles, islam, adventure, society, oppression ...
Time: ancient history, 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
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Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Anthony's gift as a great preacher is discovered by ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: church, religions or cults, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, deadly, clergy, ambition, dishonesty, preacher, shipwreck, saint ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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36%
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