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Grace & Mercy (2006)
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Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the police at bay by taking the Pastor and the elders hostage by gun point. Outside, the LAPD try to avoid another public relations disaster by keeping the hostage situation quiet and the local media away. Inside, the Pastor and the elders do their best to ease a potentially dangerous situation with their good-natured, spiritual guidance. Eventually, the church members become a new family to the desperate sisters, who have learned to trust in the Lord. But will the Lord provide HIS own Grace & Mercy for these two desperate siblings?
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: hostage, church, self discovery, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, clergy, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch, fugitives, society, redemption, confined, on the run, introspection, hopes, criminal heroes, religion, graphic violence, down on your luck, strong female presence, disorder, humble, siblings relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about hopes, society, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption and parents and children mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Grace & Mercy: Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007), God's Army (2000), Mercy Streets (2000), The Errand of Angels (2008), Morgan's Ferry (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, contemplative
Plot: redemption, christmas, priest, society, self discovery, introspection, clergy, church, small town, cause and meaning, religions or cults, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Mercy Streets (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, redemption, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist, betrayal, crimes, disorder, estrangement, cons and scams, clergy, hostage ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, church, religions or cults, society, clergy, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, innocence lost, siblings relations, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: death row, prison, gang, gangsters, redemption, hopes, human spirit, crimes, journalism, life is a bitch, lethal injection, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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70%
 5.6
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, woman in danger, isolation, couples, crimes, fugitives, manhunt, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 2K
Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: tense, serious, touching, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison, introspection, prison life, confined, family problems, murder, death row, redemption, hopes, criminal heroes, crimes, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: church, small town, social relations, clergy, introspection, love affair, self discovery, hopes, society, village, preacher, community ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Grace Card (2010)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.9
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44%
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 822
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 2K
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