Movies like Risen

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Risen (2016)
 6.3
 29K
Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Style: biblical, enigmatic, atmospheric, sexy, tense, thought provoking, captivating, fairy tale, light, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, investigation, apostle, interrogation, jesus, resurrection, christian, messiah, religion, roman soldier, religious, faith, tomb, manhunt, crucifixion of jesus, disciple, exhumation, desert, mystery, race against time, roman empire, soldier, belief, bible, easter ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s, 30s
Place: jerusalem, egypt, rome italy, spain, latin america, antarctica

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Most similar movies to Risen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, biblical, epic and captivating films with plots about betrayal, christian, christianity, religion, jesus, redemption and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Risen: Ben-Hur (2016), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Nativity Story (2005), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), King of Kings (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: biblical, harsh, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, arena, survival, christian, slavery, justice, mentor, religion, false accusation, friendship between men ...
Time: 1st century
Place: israel, palestine, rome italy, italy, greece ...
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100%
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, christian film, rough, factual, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jesus, christianity, religion, betrayal, suffering, torture, death, sacrifice, bible, mission, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy, ancient greece, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Nativity Story (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, biblical, tricky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: jesus, christmas, christianity, angel, bible, pregnancy, ancient history, christian, religions or cults, priest, miraculous event, hopes ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, egypt, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: christian film, psychological, tense, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, apostle, bible, roman empire, religious, imprisonment, trust, friendship, adventure, religion ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: biblical, stylized, bleak, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: jesus, religion, catholic, christian, god, faith, betrayal, christianity, bible, christmas, gender bending, liberation theology ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, vatican, palestine, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: jesus, ancient history, christianity, religion, christian, redemption, bible, betrayal, state affairs, injustice, heroic mission, political unrest ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, egypt, israel, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: biblical, epic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: jesus, christian, faith, desert, betrayal, redemption, miraculous event, temptation, christianity, torture, human spirit, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: holy land, ancient greece, rome italy, jerusalem, egypt
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37%
 6.6
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, political, intellectual, sincere, touching ...
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, rebellion, politics, reformation, inquisition, idealism, renaissance, human spirit, medieval, hypocrisy ...
Time: 1930s, 16th century
Place: rome italy, germany, egypt, england, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, biblical, serious, atmospheric, spiritual ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, self sacrifice, religion, faith, roman empire, back from the dead, apostle, prophet, christian, bible, resurrection ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, ancient greece, jerusalem, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 256K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, epic, biblical, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, religion, survival, god, chaos, old testament, bible, belief, natural disaster, human nature, chosen one, adventure ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, serious, sincere, harsh ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ancient history, old testament, judaism, medieval, christian, battlefield, courage, destiny, betrayal, royal court, female protagonist, bible ...
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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34%
 6.9
 6K
Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, intense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: christian, jesus, bible, redemption, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, jerusalem, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, dark, epic, melancholic ...
Plot: jesus, spirituality, temptation, christianity, religion, betrayal, redemption, desert, surrealism, controversy, fasting, christian ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, greece, ancient greece, middle east, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, ridiculous ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, god, jewish, christianity, christian, old testament, bible, ancient history, slavery, judaism, moses ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 14th century
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
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Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, biblical, christian film, inspirational ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, tragic hero, bible, prophet, religions or cults, clergy, christian, torture, ancient history, idealism, oracle ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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28%
 6.3
 83K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: brutal, stylized, epic, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman, ancient history, roman empire, adventure, soldier, roman soldier, survival, fight, legion, medieval, war ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, england, scotland, britain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, talky, intense, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dancing, betrayal, music, destiny, rock and roll, atheism, christianity, creativity, family, life & death, adaptation, greed ...
Time: 70s, 1st century
Place: middle east, israel, ancient greece, palestine, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, stylized, cerebral, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: missionary, religious persecution, christianity, crisis of faith, religion, torture, culture clash, doubt, faith, clergy, betrayal, christian ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, portugal, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.9
 11K
Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world ...
Style: biblical, captivating, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, baptism, belief, christian, faith, jesus, apostle, treason, resurrection, religious, superstition, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, inspirational, uplifting, serious, sexy ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, artist, art, catholic, painting, christian, genius, architect, sculpture, art history, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: exciting, intense, absurd, epic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, slavery, ancient history, ancient, medieval, master and servant, legends and myths, adventure, legion, military, wilderness ...
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, britain, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, ancient history, redemption, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 5K
Rapa Nui (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.
Style: melancholic, captivating, sentimental, sexy, absurd ...
Plot: island, rivalry, catastrophe, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), state affairs, family feud, isolation, parents and children, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: chile, latin america, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.6
 610
Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, spiritual, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: christianity, christian, bible, religion, new testament, ancient, catholic, antiquity, medieval, jesus, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: christian film, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, jesus, betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rabbi, religions or cults, supernatural, unfulfillment, tragic hero, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general ...
Style: epic, heroic, stylized, bloody, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, sword fight, master warrior, king, ancient, war, good versus evil, military, swords and armor, vengeance, legends and myths, greek ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, middle east, greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, biblical, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: noah's ark, bible, old testament, religion, redemption, christian, flood, sacrifice, heroes, ancient history, adam and eve, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient times
Place: rome italy, israel, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 8K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, religion, mental illness, convent, clergy, life is a bitch, psychiatry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: quebec, israel, montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 169K
King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, exciting, entertaining, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: king arthur, medieval, knight, battles, sword fight, arthurian legend, swords and armor, king, adventure, folk hero, freedom, military ...
Time: middle ages, 5th century, 18th century
Place: scotland, england, rome italy, london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, religion, joan of arc, battles, god, war, courage, politics, heroic mission, heresy, burned at the stake, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%