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The Book of Esther (2013)
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The Book of Esther (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: biblical, epic, tense, captivating, realistic, psychological, semi serious, bleak
Plot: ancient history, palace intrigue, betrayal, genocide, self discovery, society, heroic mission, religions or cults, destiny, old testament, female protagonist, christian, bible, anti semitism, escapades, dishonesty, head of state, royal family, eunuch, belief in god, christianity, bible story, gospel, woman in danger, against humanity ...
Place: persia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and biblical films with plots about society, religions or cults, bible, hopes, redemption, christian and religion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Book of Esther: One Night with the King (2006), The Ten Commandments (2006), The Ark (2015), A Story of David: The Hunted (1960), The Encounter (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, faith, miraculous event, oracle, ancient history, hopes, escapades, heroes, confined, society, christian, exile ...
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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, sincere, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient history, old testament, medieval, judaism, destiny, battlefield, royal court, christian, courage, royal family, save the day, betrayal ...
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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50%
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: captivating, uplifting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: apostle, faith, christian, clergy, miraculous event, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, ancient history, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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100%
The Ten Commandments (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: When an oracle prophesizes that a child will become Prince of Egypt, a time of danger approaches the kingdom. The Egyptian Pharaoh orders the massacre of all newborn males. But one child, Moses-the son of a Hebrew slave-escapes certain death when he ...
Style: biblical, exciting, epic, serious
Plot: bible, hopes, adventure, rescue, destiny, against the odds, human spirit, heroes, leadership, redemption, siblings relations, religion ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Ark (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, epic, suspense ...
Plot: noah's ark, old testament, ancient history, obsession, apocalypse, redemption, hopes, chaos, parents and children, religions or cults, society, flood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: bible, antiquity, battles, religions or cults, rise to the top, society, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, heroes, corrupted ruler, royal family ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Encounter (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When five strangers with nothing in common come together at a remote roadside eatery, they place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems to know everything about them ... and is eerily reminiscent of Jesus Christ.
Style: christian film, tense, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, faith, diner, jesus, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious place, group of strangers, religions or cults, society, mysterious character, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
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37%
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Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, biblical, realistic
Plot: betrayal, clergy, bible, religions or cults, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, society, friendship, desert, ancient history, bible story ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: biblical, epic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: ancient history, jesus, christianity, christian, redemption, betrayal, state affairs, bible, religion, medieval, injustice, political unrest ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: holy land, rome italy, ancient greece, israel, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, dishonesty, against humanity, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, native american, priest, winter, empire, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Apostle Peter: Redemption (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tormented by his denial of Christ, Peter spent his life attempting to atone for his failures. Now as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero, will he falter again, his weakness betray him or will he rise up triumphant in his final moment?
Style: biblical, realistic, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: apostle, christianity, christian, redemption, cowardice, against the odds, philosophy, religions or cults, society, betrayal, religion, roman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, biblical, dark, epic, surreal ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, betrayal, temptation, ancient history, redemption, spirituality, religion, surrealism, controversy, fasting, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, greece, ancient greece, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, christian film ...
Plot: self discovery, church, religions or cults, society, clergy, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, innocence lost, siblings relations, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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32%
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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: biblical, christian film, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, bible, antiquity, ancient history, ancient, christian, faith, old testament, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, dishonesty ...
Place: middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Style: biblical, epic, serious, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: noah's ark, bible, old testament, adam and eve, redemption, christian, religion, ancient history, flood, sacrifice, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient times
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, courtroom, nazi, jewish, lawyer, genocide, kidnapping, racism, wartime life, redemption, destiny ...
Place: israel, new york, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest, survival ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Burning Sands (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: university, friendship, murder, crimes, disorder, youth, society, brotherhood, betrayal, death, obsession, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, epic
Plot: heroic mission, fall in love, tragic love, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, society, adventure, ancient, bible, roman, roman empire ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: biblical, atmospheric, serious, contemplative, fable
Plot: desert, jesus, devil, fasting, religions or cults, escapades, adventure, society, ancient history, family in crisis, family problems, wilderness ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In the Beginning (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
TV show
Story: Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, christian film, semi serious ...
Plot: bible, heroic mission, religions or cults, miraculous event, adventure, human spirit, hopes, state affairs, redemption, rescue, desert, old testament ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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30%
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Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The epic tale of an American reconnaissance pilot downed in occupied Belgium at the height of World War II. Hidden by resistance fighters, the pilot falls in love with the wife of the man who will save him. When their affair is exposed, an act of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: world war two, resistance movement, pilot, betrayal, wartime life, love triangle, forbidden love, military, soldier, fall in love, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944
Place: belgium, europe
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30%
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Barabbas (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Barabbas or Jesus Barabbas (literally "son of the father" or "Jesus, son of the father" respectively) is a figure in the account of the Passion of Christ, in which he is the insurrectionary whom Pontius Pilate freed at the ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Plot: bible, redemption, religions or cults, society, destiny, hopes, leadership, jesus, death, antiquity, gospel, easter ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: ancient history, religions or cults, betrayal, clergy, dishonesty, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, ambition, tragic hero, injustice, friendship, jesus ...
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29%
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, spiritual ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, disorder, life turned upside down, hopes, ten commandments ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia, washington d.c.
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29%
Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amish, orphan, siblings, fish out of water, redemption, journalism, family life, family problems, betrayal, custody, culture clash, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 745
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, society, love and romance, mental disorder, sexual content, infidelity, manipulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 713
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, church, religions or cults, estrangement, society, uncover truth, lifetime, religion, oracle, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Apocalypse (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It is 90 AD, and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God and ruler over heaven and earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his divinity, are a thorn in his side and he is having them cruelly ...
Style: serious, sincere, epic, futuristic, christian film
Plot: apostle, bible, apocalypse, christianity, revelation, heroic mission, redemption, historical figure, society, hopes, religions or cults, oppression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1st century, 90s
Place: rome italy
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28%