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Thérèse (2004)
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Thérèse (2004)
Original name: Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
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 modern times.
Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: convent, saint, miraculous event, family relations, church, monastery, clergy, religions or cults, self discovery, ambition, human spirit, obsessive quest, hopes, society, siblings relations, religion, death, sister sister relationship, nun, catholic church, female protagonist, sacrifice, catholic, bishop, catholicism ...
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about society, hopes, religions or cults, clergy, church, religion and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Thérèse: Faustina (1994), Therese (1986), Luther (1974), Billy: The Early Years (2008), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: convent, supernatural ability, church, religions or cults, clergy, society, hopes, family relations, faith, painting, nun, suffering ...
Time: 30s, 20s
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95%
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Therese (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: convent, suburban life, family relations, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, society, suburbs, religions or cults, clergy, religion, fasting ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 273
Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, serious, talky
Plot: politics, church, leadership, human spirit, dishonesty, fighting the system, against the odds, rebelliousness, society, religions or cults, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: christian, friends, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, self discovery, lifestyle, society, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, americana ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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
Plot: clergy, bishop, church, anti semitism, betrayal, against humanity, follow your dream, state affairs, wartime life, life is a bitch, against the rules, hopes ...
Place: poland, europe
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58%
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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: hopes, clergy, religions or cults, society, starting over, redemption, religion, historical event, monk, saint, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: self discovery, society, innocence lost, church, clergy, siblings relations, hopes, miraculous event, religions or cults, missionary, latter day saints, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: singing, cross, saint, monk, religions or cults, battles, showbiz, society, obsessive quest, heroes, animal life, church ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 170
Bernadette (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Evocation of the life of Bernadette Soubirous, the eldest of four children, who, at the age of fifteen, experiences the Virgin Mary appearing to her at the Massabielle grotto near Lourdes. Or in her own words, "a lady dressed in white, more ...
Style: sexual, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: society, social relations, religions or cults, power relations, unemployment, redemption, village, investigation, mental institution, human spirit, youth, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: france, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rivalry, religions or cults, society, human spirit, fighting the system, heroes, injustice, against the rules, hopes, rich and poor ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, doctors and patients, family relations, social misfits, hopes, self discovery, youth, mental illness, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Singing Nun (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Belgian nun, Sister Ann is sent to another order where she's at first committed to helping troubled souls like, Nichole and little Dominic. When Father Clementi hears Sister Ann's uplifting singing style, he takes her to a talent ...
Style: realistic, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Plot: convent, religions or cults, world, clergy, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, hopes, performer's life, lifestyle, showbiz, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, belgium, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, clergy, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, hopes, against humanity, holocaust, religions or cults, anti semitism, church ...
Place: poland, europe, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: politics, catholic church, pope, confined, against humanity, human spirit, political unrest, church, religions or cults, rebelliousness, society, forgery ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 60s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: church, science, pope, solar system, inquisition, injustice, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, state affairs, life is a bitch, astronomer, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 556
Mother Teresa (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could move mountains, Mother Teresa followed her calling to help the poor, the lepers, the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: nun, charity, tragic hero, clergy, prodigy, society, against the odds, addiction, human spirit, hopes, athlete's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Father Damien (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the 19th century Belgian priest, Father Damien, who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, society, human nature, social misfits, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, redemption, human spirit, heroes, fighting the system, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of G.I. Gurdjieff an Asian mystic who after a lifetimes study developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: society, introspection, self discovery, hopes, cause and meaning, obsessive quest, religions or cults, desert, father son relationship, prince, russian, spirituality ...
Time: 70s
Place: himalaya, asia, egypt, afghanistan, armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, youth, religions or cults, friendship, clergy, society, human nature, hopes, class differences, suicide attempt, scooter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, middle east, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: historical event, catholicism, christmas, faith, education, catholic school, convent school, mansion, religious conversion, bishop, last rites, nun ...
Time: 18th century
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38%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, interracial relations, hopes, religions or cults, friends, society, odd couple ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: convent, monastery, nun, priest, suicide, new wave, clergy, destructive relationship, coming of age, village, religions or cults, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: high school, college, hospital, college life, lifestyle, society, high school life, misfit, against the odds, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: intellectual, realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, sin, clergy, hypocrisy, bribery, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, against the odds ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: church, society, deadly, dishonesty, religions or cults, clergy, ambition, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, saint, preaching ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: church, racism, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, interracial relations, workplace situations, hopes, society, fighting the system, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, mentally challenged, teenage life, underdog, disability, on the road, siblings relations, family in crisis, hopes, urban ghetto life, family relations, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, philadelphia, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, parents and children, religions or cults, leadership, clergy, society, parent child relationship, theology, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: pregnancy, religions or cults, ambition, love affair, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, parents and children, family relations, society, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Have a Little Faith (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At age 82, Mitch Albom's former rabbi Albert Lewis wants the famous Detroit sportswriter to give his eulogy when the time comes. Albom makes a visit to his former home town in New Jersey, where Rabbi Lewis has served a congregation for about 50 ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: rabbi, urban ghetto, religions or cults, starting over, hopes, redemption, columnist, clergy, personal growth, faith, homeless shelter, solidarity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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