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

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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, dishonesty, religion, redemption and heroes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Book of Esther: One Night with the King (2006), A Story of David: The Hunted (1960), The Ark (2015), Story of Judas (2015), The Passion of the Christ (2004). 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, miraculous event, conquering, escapades, hopes, heroes, oracle, confined, society, old testament, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: old testament, save the day, medieval, destiny, battlefield, royal court, queen, judaism, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, captivating, uplifting, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, religions or cults, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, redemption, partners, hopes, religious conversion, prayer ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: epic, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: corrupted ruler, heroes, battles, religions or cults, royal family, society, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, rise to the top, bible, sword and sandal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.8
 340
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, epic, suspense ...
Plot: noah's ark, obsession, apocalypse, hopes, redemption, religions or cults, society, chaos, parents and children, old testament, end of the world, religion ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 179
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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, biblical, realistic
Plot: clergy, betrayal, religions or cults, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, bible, society, desert, friendship, bible story, disciple ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, torture, religion, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, society, clergy, religions or cults, church, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, jesus christ, sin, christianity, redemption, betrayal, desert, clergy, hopes, tragic hero, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, talky, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, politics, crimes, hidden identity, confined, secret agents, society, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, against humanity ...
Place: usa, middle east, israel, new york
⇓ 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, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, hopes, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, culture clash, political unrest, 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: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: university, danger, crimes, youth, society, friendship, brotherhood, disorder, murder, hopes, greed, deadly ...
⇓ 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: epic, serious, disturbing, biblical, exciting ...
Plot: noah's ark, adam and eve, heroes, flood, bible, old testament, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, hopes, supernatural ability, religion ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 600
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, suspense, captivating
Plot: wartime life, forbidden love, love triangle, military, soldier, heroic mission, fall in love, love affair, survival, infidelity, danger, betrayal ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In the Beginning (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
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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, epic ...
Plot: heroic mission, human spirit, adventure, miraculous event, religions or cults, rescue, state affairs, hopes, danger, redemption, bible, desert ...
Place: africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: captivating, sincere, serious, epic
Plot: fall in love, tragic love, heroic mission, ambition, rise to the top, rivalry, adventure, society, roman empire, royal family, religions or cults, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 819
The Apocalypse (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, UK, USA
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, futuristic, epic, christian film
Plot: apostle, apocalypse, christianity, bible, heroic mission, religions or cults, hopes, danger, society, historical figure, redemption, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1st century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.3
 375
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, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, inheritance, police, journalist, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, cryogenics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: diner, christian, faith, self discovery, human spirit, mysterious place, society, hopes, mysterious character, group of strangers, religions or cults, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, political intrigue, society, campaign, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 710
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: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, society, crumbling relationship, love and romance, sexual content, manipulation, manipulations, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: amish, identity crisis, family relations, family problems, religions or cults, youth, hopes, adoption, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, jesus, tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 1K
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, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: prophet, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, heroes, escapades, religions or cults, oracle, heroic mission, village, false accusation, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, egypt, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ 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, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amish, orphan, siblings, redemption, fish out of water, family life, family problems, journalism, death in the family, disorder, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 662
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, society, estrangement, church, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, oracle, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 502
Birdsong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Three Wise Kings travel in search of the Messiah, with unexpected obstacles on the way.
Style: biblical, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: virgin mary, miraculous event, journey, life turned upside down, family relations, pregnancy, hopes, society, uninvited guest, religions or cults, angel, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, danger, politics, couples, society, undercover, unfulfillment, american, femme fatale, intrigue, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 693
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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%