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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 takes on the role of Pope John Paul II to the man who would usher Catholicism into the 21st century. Born in Poland and forced to carry on following the untimely death of his family, Karol Wojtyla endured both personal hardships and the rape of his homeland by the Third Reich to spread the word of God through the Catholic Church. Later, as Pope John Paul II, Wojtyla was beloved by millions of Catholics worldwide. From the sexual-abuse scandal that shook the American Catholic Church in the later-20th century to the murder of Salvatorian Archbishop Oscar Romero and the near-fatal assassination attempt made on his own life, Pope John Paul II endured to bridge the gap between various faiths until his death resulting from Parkinson's disease in April of 2005.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, leadership, human spirit, anti semitism, church, holocaust, religions or cults, fighting the system, politics, society, state affairs, forbidden love, against humanity, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, pope
Place: europe, israel, middle east, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, life is a bitch, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system and human spirit mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II: Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), Luther (1974), From a Far Country (1981), Pope John Paul II (2005), Galileo (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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.
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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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 ...
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
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Duration: 186 min.
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Duration: 145 min.
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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.
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