Movies like Wise Blood

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Wise Blood (1979)
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Wise Blood (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: redemption, sin, blindness, preacher, soldier, religions or cults, satire, society, wiretap, bishop, cons and scams, christianity, thief, monkey, money, police, religion, mummy, death, male female relationship, church, bible, theft, zoo, abandoned house ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern usa

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Most similar movies to Wise Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, realistic and clever films with plots about society, satire, redemption, runaway, dialogue, mentor and greed mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Wise Blood: Holy Flying Circus (2011), In God We Tru$t (1980), Dark Habits (1983), Grassroots (2012), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.
Style: clever, humorous, surreal, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, religions or cults, clergy, artists and showbiz, society, debate, friends, religion, christianity, television, blasphemy, censorship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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95%
In God We Tru$t (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood where he encounters a number of eccentric characters.
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: church, satire, monk, society, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, clergy, misfit, prostitute, fish out of water, teaching the ways of the world, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s
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94%
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Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sin, satire, drug abuse, convent, love and romance, crimes, clergy, gender, on the run, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
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90%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, ambition, campaign, friends, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, election campaign, political campaign, campaigning, profanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mother (Bill Cosby), Jugs (Raquel Welch) & Speed (Harvey Keitel) work for a ambulance company competing for a L.A. city contract.
Style: humorous, suspense, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, friends, contests and competitions, partners, buddies, fighting the system, rivalry, underdog, nothing goes right, disorder, dark humor, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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A Wedding (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: wedding, dysfunctional family, family relations, bishop, satire, radical, couples, family problems, chaos, hypocrisy, parents and children, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, church, disorder, rivalry, catholic school, nun, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, humour, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Leap of Faith (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jonas Nightengale is a fraudulent Christian faith healer who makes a living travelling around America holding revival meetings and conducting 'miracles' with the help of his friend and manager, Jane, and their entourage. One of their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Plot: preacher, small town, redemption, miraculous event, dishonesty, cons and scams, small town life, romance, opposites attract, bus, male female relationship, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: romance, love and romance, religions or cults, hopes, satire, investigation, miraculous event, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: witty, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, political ...
Plot: comedy of errors, politics, president, lawyer, white house, innocence, secret service, businessman, fish out of water, satire, mistaken identity, professor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The New Age (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Peter and Katherine Witner are Southern California super-yuppies with great jobs but no center to their lives. When they both lose their jobs and begin marital infidelities, their solution is to start their own business together. In order to find ...
Style: cynical, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, self discovery, society, crumbling marriage, filmmaking, breakup, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, kidnapping, tv show, alcohol abuse, photo album, widower, child abduction, bittersweet, redemption, dysfunctional family, racism, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Best Two Years (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two pairs of Mormon missionaries from America live in a beaten-up apartment in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Their personalities are distinctly different. Elder Johnson is the District Leader and oversees their efforts. His companion, the vain Elder ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mormon, missionary, clergy, society, religions or cults, apostle, unlikely partners, hopes, partners, misfit, bible, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Road to Wellville (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: doctors and patients, couples, goofy hero, cons and scams, countryside, competition, satire, eccentricity, friendship, nurse, doctor, sanitarium ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, edwardian era, turn of the century ...
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, society, hopes, misfit, hidden identity, friends, profanity, on the road, social differences, village, teaching the ways of the world, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vatican, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry Poole abandons his fiancée and family business to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a 'miracle' by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, miraculous event, loneliness, neighbor, love and romance, society, dealing with death, religion, nosy neighbor, depression, fall in love, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: friendship, gym, bodybuilding, contests and competitions, society, love and romance, ambition, romance, rivalry, social differences, working class, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, twentieth century
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, americana, small town, maid, couple relations, siblings relations, cons and scams, parents and children, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: southern usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Cooking with Stella (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman cooks for clients and tries to keep her thefts of food and money from being discovered.
Style: clever, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: power relations, cons and scams, dishonesty, couple relations, family relations, unlikely criminals, society, master and servant, crimes, satire, strong female presence, cooking and food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Curse (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Senegal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: satire, wedding, political satire, polygamy, impotence, dark humor, imperialism, sexual dysfunction, disorder, manhood, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt and Karen have inconsiderate neighbours whose lawn sprinkler drowns their flowers. A feud errupts and a series of tit-for-tat actions develop and escalate.
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: prank, neighbor, feud, society, starting over, contests and competitions, lifestyle, deadly, couples, family relations, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, media, workplace, materialism, love affair, media satire, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, satire, mysterious man, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, senator, election campaign, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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One Too Many Mornings (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fischer can't remember the last time he woke up without a hangover. He lives in a church: a real one. Where people baptize, marry, pray and die. It's an ideal situation for a young guy with no aspirations: if he locks up the church, he can ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, psychological ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, church, wedding, friendship, self discovery, reunion, odd couple, buddies, addiction, redemption, marriage, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, drugs/alcohol, unwanted pregnancy, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, pregnancy, satire, christianity, friendship, teenage pregnancy, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, youth, teenage life, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, xian, new jersey, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Preaching to the Choir (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Estranged since the death of their parents years ago, twin brothers, Teshawn and Wesley Tucker, have taken radically different paths in life. Wes (Darien Sills-Evans) has become a minister in a Harlem gospel church while Te (Billoah Greene) ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, humorous, feel good
Plot: lifestyle, follow your dream, redemption, family relations, estrangement, family problems, clergy, ego clash, hopes, rivalry, drug dealing, musician's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An eccentric Parisian woman's optimistic perception of life begins to sound more rational than the rather traditional beliefs of others.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: satire, conspiracy, stock broker, countess, environmentalism, optimism, dishonesty, cons and scams, self discovery, vengeance, society, redheaded woman ...
Time: 60s, year 1919, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Brother White (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Synopsis James White (White) is one of dozens of associate pastors at a mega church in Southern California under the tutelage of television evangelist Johnny Kingman (Wise). He always longed to have his own church and jumps at the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, humorous, uplifting, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: church, pastor, society, clergy, save the day, hopes, fish out of water, human spirit, religions or cults, social relations, fund raising, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Critical Care (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million ...
Style: cynical, humorous, suspense, witty, clever ...
Plot: hospital, satire, legal, half sister, nun, dark humor, family relations, family problems, power relations, family in crisis, workplace intrigue, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%