Movies like The Book of Esther

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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, psychological, captivating, bleak, realistic, semi serious, based on the bible
Plot: palace intrigue, betrayal, anti semitism, old testament, religions or cults, genocide, self discovery, danger, society, heroic mission, head of state, destiny, royal family, female protagonist, wedding, heroes, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, escapades, against humanity, state affairs, woman in danger, bible, gospel ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia

Most similar movies to The Book of Esther

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and epic films with plots about society, religions or cults, hopes, redemption, dishonesty, heroes and religion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Book of Esther: One Night with the King (2006), The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966), A Story of David: The Hunted (1960), The Ark (2015), The Passion of the Christ (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, based on the bible, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, battles, female protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: captivating, serious, biblical, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: miraculous event, old testament, religious, conquering, oracle, escapades, heroes, hopes, confined, society, exile, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, redemption, religions or cults, clergy, rise to the top, heroes, hopes, partners, faith, prayer, religious conversion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Genre: Drama
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: epic, serious, biblical, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: adam and eve, noah's ark, heroes, old testament, flood, bible, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, hopes, supernatural ability, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: bleak, serious, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: religions or cults, ambition, dishonesty, royal family, society, battles, heroes, corrupted ruler, rise to the top, state affairs, bible, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.9
 305
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: captivating, serious, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, redemption, obsession, hopes, religions or cults, parents and children, society, chaos, noah's ark, old testament, survival, end of the world ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, bleak, epic, factual, rough ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, torture, religion, sacrifice, bible, jesus, religions or cults, suffering, roman empire, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: talky, tense, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, fighting the system, against the rules, state affairs, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, religions or cults, tragic hero, intrigue, politics, downfall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, bleak, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: against humanity, dishonesty, family relations, clergy, haunted by the past, genocide, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, social relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 2K
Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 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, sincere, captivating, epic
Plot: tragic love, rise to the top, heroic mission, fall in love, ambition, adventure, rivalry, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, heroes, war ...
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, talky, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, haunted by the past, dishonesty, secret agents, crimes, dedicated lawyer, confined, redemption, racism, skyscraper ...
Place: israel, middle east, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: destiny, save the kingdom, youth, political unrest, downfall, life is a bitch, fall in love, politics, princess, historical figure, head of state, royal family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, leadership, rivalry, dishonesty, culture clash, danger, hopes, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: university, youth, danger, crimes, society, brotherhood, murder, friendship, disorder, dishonesty, greed, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 587
Resistance (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 88 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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: forbidden love, wartime life, love triangle, military, soldier, romance, fall in love, love affair, heroic mission, infidelity, danger, leadership ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 5K
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: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Beginning (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
Style: captivating, christian film, biblical, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: heroic mission, human spirit, religions or cults, miraculous event, adventure, danger, hopes, state affairs, redemption, rescue, bible, imaginary ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, uplifting, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: legal, suburbs, courtroom drama, genocide, against humanity, wartime life, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, racism, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.3
 376
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, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, religions or cults, society, unfulfillment, police, journalist, inheritance, life turned upside down, disorder, hopes, cryogenics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 707
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, realistic, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, love and romance, society, manipulation, infidelity, sexual content, manipulations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 644
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, estrangement, church, society, religions or cults, uncover truth, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, redemption, fish out of water, journalism, family problems, family life, religions or cults, family relations, custody, culture clash, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 787
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, apocalypse, christianity, bible, ancient rome, heroic mission, society, religions or cults, danger, hopes, end of the world, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: tense, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: diner, faith, christian, human spirit, self discovery, mysterious character, hopes, human nature, haunted by the past, religions or cults, mysterious place, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 696
War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, society, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, immigrants, female protagonist, couples, rivalry, strong female presence, photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, injustice, political unrest, tragic hero, heroic mission, state affairs, christianity, dishonesty, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 2K
The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: amish, family relations, identity crisis, family problems, youth, adoption, hopes, religions or cults, dishonesty, last wish, self discovery, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 573
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, law enforcement, heroes, state affairs, hopes, legal, false accusation, investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, military ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Art of Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, adventurer, escapades, self discovery, friends, youth, prank, travel, canceled wedding, adventure, coming of age, honeymoon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%