Movies like The Audience

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The Audience (1972)
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The Audience (1972)
Original name: L'udienza
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Caustic satire on bureaucracy of the Vatican authority and a simple Italian who wants to achieve the audience with the Pope.
Style: grotesque
Plot: maniac, prostitute, prince, religion, soldier, unrequited love, ex military, power, catholic church, pope, monastery, psychoanalysis, revolutionary, revolution, perversion, riot, surrealism, foreigner, pneumonia, cardinal the priest, hierarchy, ceremony, bare feet
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, psychological, serious and atmospheric films with plots about religion, surrealism, catholic church, italian history, flashback, female nudity and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Mystery and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Audience: The Conjugal Bed (1963), Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980), We Have a Pope (2011), The Apparition (2018), The New Pope (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Conjugal Bed (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 40 years old man, Alfonso, finally succeeds to marry a virgin, educate, beautiful and very catholic woman. But soon she, Regina, starts stressing him because she wants to be pregnant. When the stress is at its peak Regina at last gets pregnant. ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: sex, car salesman, 40 year old, citroen, pregnancy, religion, virginity, death of protagonist, roma, funeral, fiance fiancee relationship, death of mother ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 1870 Rome, then governed by the Pope, was captured by the Italian General La Marmora's troops. After the armistice, the Italian soldier Alfonso killed a Pope's soldier, the son of Don Prospero. Then he sought refuge in the ...
Plot: italian history, war for independence, soldier, italian army, italian soldier
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: cardinal the priest, identity crisis, human nature, religion, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, pope, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, art house
Plot: catholic church, reporter, journalist, pilgrimage, investigation, religion, faith, priest, catholic priest, lawyer, teenage girl, religious fanatic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vatican, south of france, rome italy, jordan, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”
Style: stylized, satirical, captivating, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: catholic church, pope, religion, politics, strongman, catholic priest, secrets, power, intrigue, lord, conspiracy, christian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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71%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: serious, realistic, tense, epic, retro
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, society, state affairs, catholicism, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, ussr, europe, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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8½ (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: filmmaking, midlife crisis, surrealism, childhood, mistress, loneliness, stream of consciousness, memory, adultery, actress, dreams, traffic jam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Conspirators (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal Filippo Spada (Ekland) is a spy and is going to denounce his ...
Plot: world war two, religion, italian history, shoemaker, revolution, liberal, war for independence, atheist, fight, republican, hanging, jewish ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: vatican, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Lovemakers (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle.
Plot: cemetery, brothel, stolen money, prostitute, uncle nephew relationship, atheist, femme fatale, farm, brothel madam, misery, tragic love, lack of money ...
Time: 1880s
Place: florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Love Rites (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man meets a prostitute who takes him to a boudoir.
Style: erotic
Plot: erotica, fetish, seduction, subway, sex, female nudity, prostitute, surrealism, butterfly, prostitution, pain, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Balcony (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impersonate the missing queen in ...
Style: political, sex comedy, sexy, grotesque, hot
Plot: dominatrix, sex, revolution, brothel, madam, satire, surrealism, soldier, police, judge, sexual fantasy, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, political, cerebral, visually appealing, stylized ...
Plot: decadence, revolution, melancholy, catholic, ambition, death, italian history, adaptation, art, culture clash, betrayal, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, vatican, rome italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, humorous, cerebral, motivational ...
Plot: religion, catholic church, catholic, catholic priest, pope, dark humor, priest, guilt, forgiveness, confession, catholicism, cardinal the priest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sandra (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sandra comes back to Volterra, in Tuscany, the little town where she spent her childhood. She is with her American husband, Andrew. She wishes to pay homage to her father who died in Auschwitz where she was still a little child. In Volterra, Andrew ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, forbidden love, family relations, deportation, deception, erotica, brother and sister, incestuous desire, widow, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: post world war two, 60s, 21st century
Place: italy, ancient greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 546 min.
TV show
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: psychological, captivating, satirical, surreal, funny ...
Plot: religion, catholic church, god, pope, nun, satire, betrayal, scandal, infidelity, intrigue, celibacy, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Woman (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.
Style: controversial
Plot: male female relationship, baby, self mutilation, feminism, male nudity, gender, single father, love, husband wife relationship, male objectification, surrealism, machismo ...
Time: 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Immortal Bachelor (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tina is on trial for the murder of her lover, Gino. The violent nature of their relationship, revealed in the trial, seems to make obvious that she accidentally killed him during a fight. The lone female jury member compares her life to Tina's ...
Plot: jury, dysfunctional marriage, adultery, domestic violence, flashback, false accusation, courtroom, witness, violence against women, murder trial, love hate relationship, dysfunctional couple ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Rook (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Martin Donovan plays John Abbott, a church investigator looking into a murder. The world is similar to England in the mid to late 1800s but with odd touches such as primitive computers etc. The sets are similar to Brazil, as is the look of a lot of ...
Style: neo noir
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: serious, allegory, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: surrealism, delusion, chaos, musician, philosophy, crimes, social relations, small town life, village life, magic realism, circus, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Land in Between (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: SILHOUETTE: Nigerian prostitutes dealing with miscellaneous customers EUGLEN & GERTIAN: Daily recruitment of Albanian immigrants seeking work but without working residency permit. SELF SERVICE: a night with Ahmed, egyptian illegal gas ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: prostitute, television, shepherd, migration, racism, immigrants, albanian, house painter, landscape, non professional cast
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Teorema (1968)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A wealthy Italian household is turned upside down when a handsome stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives, makes love to every family member and then disappears. Each has an epiphany of sorts, but none can figure out who the seductive visitor was or why he ...
Style: surreal, allegory, disturbing, art house, erotic ...
Plot: bourgeoisie, sexuality, mysticism, surrealism, mysterious stranger, gay, lgbt, homosexuality, parable, female nudity, sex, lgbtq ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Time of Indifference (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A penniless countess falls in love with a cad, unaware that he is also involved on the side with her beautiful daughter.
Plot: family relations, fascism, deception, love triangle, bankruptcy, affair, daughter, mother, stockings, legs
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa ...
Style: non-linear, talky, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, fascism, opera, countryside, oedipus complex, small town, white lie, unknown father, village, haunted by the past, snitch, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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In the Name of the Sovereign People (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1849 - Ciceruacchio declares the Independent Republic of Rome, but the French and the Austrians try to bring back the Pope to Rome.
Plot: catholic, rebel, pope, war for independence, revolutionary, italian history
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
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Mafia (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Police Officer faces difficulties when investigating a Mafia murder in a small Sicilian town. A businessman is murdered for refusing to join a Mafia-controlled group and although he suspects the Mafia are involved he can find no witnesses or ...
Style: suspense
Plot: gangsters, mafia, police, italian mafia, card playing, police investigation, police officer, carabinieri, murder, crimes
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lady Caliph (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: La Califfa's husband was killed during the strikes so she takes the side of the strikers. Her conflict with the plant owner Doverdo gradually turns into a love relationship.
Plot: erotica, secret love, labor strike, industrialist, working class, strike, factory, widow, passion, female nudity, entrepreneur, protest ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Diary of a Maniac (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this stylish and offbeat black comedy, Benito ( Jerry Calà) keeps a diary of his sexual fantasies and cravings. As a result of his on-again, off-again relationship with the beautiful and insatiable Luigia (Sabrina Ferilli), his thoughts along ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychotronic, erotic, grotesque
Plot: loner, flashback, snow, dog, diary, hospital, dream, easter, snake, surrealism, sex, seaside ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bishop's Bedroom (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mario, a rich and eccentric war hero befriends Marco, a loner with a sailboat, and takes him home to meet his estranged wife Cleofe and sexually repressed sister in law Matilde. Mario confesses his love for Matilde and so ensues a love triangle.
Style: sex comedy, gothic
Plot: erotica, yacht, storm, boat, sexy woman, sister in law, older man younger woman relationship, female masturbation, bicycle, death, police, lake ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to hold secular ...
Plot: pope, rebellious youth, illicit affair, imprisonment, decapitation, revolutionary, authoritarianism, young man, radical, republican, italian history, italian army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, hopes, society, starting over, clergy, religions or cults, obedience, christianity, self doubt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%