Movies like The Nun 2013

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The Nun (2013)
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The Nun (2013)
Original name: La Religieuse
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. Although a kind and understanding Mother Superior helps her to learn the convent’s daily routine, Suzanne’s desire for freedom remains unabated. When the Mother Superior dies, Suzanne finds herself faced with reprisals, humiliation and harassment at the hands of the new Abbess and the other Sisters. For many years, Suzanne is subjected to bigotry and religious fanaticism. (Berlinale.de)
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, society, strong female presence, celibacy, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, nun, prayer, confession, monastery, innocence lost, lesbian, lawyer, torture, unrequited love, french, belief in god, catholic church, bullying, choir, catholic priest ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and psychological films with plots about society, clergy, hopes, religion, religions or cults, catholic church and power relations mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres. Some movies like The Nun: The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Beyond the Hills (2012), Hadewijch (2009), Here Below (2012), Stella Days (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, pursuit, priest, suicide, nun, village, new wave, innocence lost, destructive relationship, religions or cults, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, based on true events, bleak ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, danger, society, reunion, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
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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: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, nun, catholic church, german occupation, forbidden love, love affair, wartime life, fall in love, convent, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, small town life, idealism, clergy, social relations, religions or cults, society, hopes, religion, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
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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, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: convent, society, artists and showbiz, hopes, clergy, lifestyle, religions or cults, family relations, suburbs, suburban life, lobster, notebook ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
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In Memory of Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Investigates the life a young man who has decided to enter a Jesuit monastery in Venice, but is then overcome by agonizing doubts before his ordination.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: monastery, lifestyle, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, europe
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Lourdes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: miraculous event, religions or cults, disability, redemption, clergy, society, healing power, volunteer, religion, self discovery, envy, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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33%
Kristin Lavransdotter (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Kristin Lavransdatter is a 1995 Norwegian film directed by Liv Ullman, featuring Elisabeth Matheson, Bjørn Skagestad, Jørgen Langhelle, Lena Endre and Sverre Anker Ousdal, based on Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. It was the Norwegian entry ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: convent, injustice, disgraced, couples, strong female presence, tragic love, family in crisis, destructive relationship, rebelliousness, family relations, defamation, against the rules ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: norway, europe
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The Door (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This is a story of a special relationship between two women, a writer and her maid.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, society, master and servant, writer's life, rich and poor, strong female presence, power relations, maid, world war two, artists and showbiz, bonding, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: hungary
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31%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, memory loss, investigation, haunted by the past, intrigue, family life, society, family relations, flashback, crime, friendship ...
Place: france, europe
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Two (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Isabelle Huppert stars as a pair of twin sisters in Werner Schroeter's gorgeously composed and utterly berserk opus stuffed to overflowing with sailors, drag queens, suicides, cemeteries, doppelgängers, fickle foxes and operatic arias.
Style: psychological, realistic, non-linear, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: family relations, opera, twins, hopes, human nature, strong female presence, provence, cabaret, destiny, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal, marseille
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, crimes, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
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30%
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The Maneater (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to David, a handsome, earnest young priest. While David ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: redemption, opposites attract, hopes, clergy, introspection, faith, priest, seduction, death of father, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), auction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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The Sea Wall (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers around a young French widow and her two adolescent children attempt to carve out a meager life for themselves by farming rice fields alongside the ocean in French Indo-China in the 1930's. Their efforts are hampered each year ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fighting the system, social differences, righting the wronged, teenage life, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, hopes, society, youth, interracial relations, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, asia, indochina
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Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: prison, confined, youth, crimes, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, criminal heroes, love and romance, prison life, romancing a criminal, switching roles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
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27%
A Woman's Revenge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Suzy, a beautiful woman, is coming back to Paris to attend the funeral of her lover, a married man. Cecile, his wife, is holding Suzy responsible for his suicide. By finding Suzy in Paris, Cecile is trying to seek the truth by playing a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: couples, rivalry, love and romance, uncover truth, vengeance, love triangle, menage a trois, female female relationship, revenge, car accident, death of husband, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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Journey to the West (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A Buddhist monk walks barefoot and incredibly slowly through Marseille – so slowly, that his progress is barely perceptible and he becomes a calming influence in the midst of the town’s goings-on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, solitude, monk, self discovery, introspection, journey, urban, buddhist monk, no dialogue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, french riviera, europe
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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, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, religions or cults, selflessness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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27%
Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, human nature, doctors and patients, introspection, estrangement, lifestyle, life is a bitch, psychoanalyst, therapy session, female nudity, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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26%
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Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, basic training, power relations, military, boot camp, social differences, immigrants, society, humiliation, hapless soldier, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: israel
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26%
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, culture clash, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking, clergy, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, actor's life, artists and showbiz, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
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26%
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The King's Daughters (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, epic, emotional ...
Plot: nobility, boarding school, women's rights, royalty, hysteria, mistress, human spirit, society, youth, idealism, teaching the ways of the world, obsessive quest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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26%
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Cosmos (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two young men seek the solitude of the country; their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: obsession, human nature, fall in love, satire, sparrow, dead animal, love, rivalry, countryside, umbrella, writers, jaguar car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, portugal
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26%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, embezzlement, dishonesty, political corruption, disorder, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal action, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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26%
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Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, relationship vs career, teenage love, family relations, elderly, youth, teenage life, couples, haunted by the past, estrangement, aging, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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25%
A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Tragedy Strikes three Families, their Destiny forces them on a coverging path and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: indoctrination, parents and children, family life, religions or cults, family relations, salvation, society, religion, family problems, clergy, family values, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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25%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
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25%
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Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, strong female presence, discrimination, society, unfulfillment, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
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25%