Movies like Ezer Kenegdo

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Ezer Kenegdo (2017)
Ezer Kenegdo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of discovering why a Bay Area art-world iconoclast named Harry Kierk seeks to destroy a lifetime's worth of his own work. As the visit progresses, Izzy and Marek discover for the first time that complex historical baggage impinges on their curious friendship and, soon, they begin to understand why Kierk is driven towards destruction. Continued encounters with Marek's vaguely anti-Semitic cousin Irek (who is their only gateway to contact Kierk) only compound these tensions.
Plot: polish, hebrew, holocaust, cultural difference, catholic, religion, jewish

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about catholic, jewish, religion, father son relationship, society, nazi and priest mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Ezer Kenegdo: Esther's Diary (2010), Past Life (2016), The Innocents (2016), Miracle at Moreaux (1985), Blind Chance (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Esther's Diary
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two successful, modern day American women, Maria and Sarah, are brought together by a secret connection they never knew they had; their mothers, Apolonia, a Christian, and Esther, a Jew, were best friends during the Polish Holocaust. A recently ...
Plot: reconciliation, diary, architect, child, christian, catholic, religion, spirituality, nazi, hanging, tattoo, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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Past Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher (The Wonders), two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.
Plot: polish, cancer, telegram, sibling rivalry, magazine, gynecologist, forgiveness, composer, hebrew, holocaust, tumor, scandal ...
Time: year 1977
Place: germany, poland
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The Innocents
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Plot: newborn baby, pregnant, pregnant woman, caesarean birth, atheist, red cross, wounded, abandoned baby, nun, convent, childbirth, attempted rape ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland
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System:   75%
    User:   77%
 
Miracle at Moreaux
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Drama - On a December night in 1943, three Jewish children escape from Nazi-occupied France and are given refuge by Sister Gabrielle at a Catholic school in which the gentile students must face their fears about harboring Jews from the Nazis. As the ...
Plot: escape, candle, jewish, hanukkah, christmas, world war two, hiding place, nun, stealing food, anti semitism, nazi, children ...
Time: year 1943
Place: france
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System:   72%
    User:   72%
 
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Blind Chance
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, communism, self discovery, philosophy, fighting the system, existentialism, life, mentor, loneliness, political ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, libya, new jersey, tokyo ...
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Angry Harvest
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, anti semitism, war, captivity, train, holocaust, racism, voyeurism, wartime life, survival, against humanity, twins ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, holland, poland
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    User:   61%
 
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, church, against the rules, follow your dream, leadership, human spirit, anti semitism, rebelliousness, holocaust, bishop, wartime life, religions or cults ...
Place: europe, poland
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God Is Great and I'm Not
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, romance, looking for love, love affair, parents and children, religions or cults, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, france
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 7.7
 118
Nothing Sacred
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nothing Sacred is an American drama series that aired from 1997 to 1998 on ABC. The series was created by a Jesuit priest named Bill Cain and producer David Manson.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: introspection, moral dilemma, religions or cults, society, clergy, discrimination, injustice, life is a bitch, faith, priest, jewish, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
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System:   49%
    User:   53%
 
Enemies: A Love Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, dark humor, semi serious, touching, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, nazi, self discovery, holocaust, jews, nazis, judaism, couple relations, camp, infidelity, death, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
For the Very First Time
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teen-aged Catholic girl carries on a secret relationship.
Plot: nun, catholic, catholic priest, religion, jewish, priest, teenager, drag racing, first sexual experience
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
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    User:   37%
 
Stolen Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, catholicism, judaism, religion, jewish, children, irish, jews, suburbs, parents and children, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, 1930s, year 1976
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
The Brothers McMullen
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, love, irish, marriage, small town, relationships, guilt, dialogue driven, brothers, dialogue, siblings relations, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, ireland, boston, california ...
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    User:   47%
 
The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, racism, fascism, war, against humanity, society, state affairs, immigrants, interracial relations, murder ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: screwball, family life, bar, musician's life, parents and children, urban, family relations, city life, chase, babies and infants, clergy, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Hand in Hand
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Seven-year-olds Michael and Rachel are best friends who do everything together and who have vowed to remain friends "forever and ever and can't be parted for never and never." Unfortunately, the society that Michael and Rachel live ...
Plot: children, catholic, religion, anti semitism, jewish, little girl, friend, friendship, little boy
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Polish Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: poland, paris france
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 7.5
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Sunshine
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Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, epic, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, politics, infidelity, jewish, adultery, revolution, justice, death, incest, parents and children, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, twentieth century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, europe, hungary, serbia, paris france ...
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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Joshua
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, uplifting, feel good, sincere, touching
Plot: redemption, small town, miraculous event, small town life, hopes, society, mysterious character, self discovery, cause and meaning, religions or cults, imaginary, social relations ...
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    User:   41%
 
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God on Trial
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, human nature, anti semitism, concentration camp, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, auschwitz, debate, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
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    User:   38%
 
Sister Mary Explains It All
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, talky, semi serious, biting, realistic
Plot: clergy, school, church, religions or cults, society, boarding school life, rivalry, disorder, abortion, catholic school, christmas, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   30%
 
Edges of the Lord
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hidden identity, holocaust, village, wartime life, fish out of water, against humanity, danger, misfit, society, social relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
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    User:   31%
 
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Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An expressionist biography of Edith Stein, who converted from the Jewish faith to the Catholic one and became a Carmelite sister. She would die in a German concentration camp.
Style: intellectual
Plot: nun, nazi, catholic, religion, suffering, german, religious conversion, auschwitz, catholicism, concentration camp, tragic event, stoicism ...
Place: germany
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
The Perfect Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, suburbs, physical appearance, church, suburban life, religions or cults, society, couples, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
Under the Tuscan Sun
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a rough divoce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, divorce, wedding, gay, small town, beautiful scenery, love story, fish out of water, happy ending, marriage, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, san francisco, california ...
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sex, depression, teenage life, strong sexual content, storytelling, rape, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), loneliness, censorship, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, israel, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, crumbling marriage, introspection, friendship, romance, couple relations, infidelity, looking for love, love triangle, singleness, workplace romance, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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    User:   38%
 
Walking with the Enemy
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Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
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Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 2010, year 1946 ...
Place: europe, hungary, switzerland, budapest, germany ...
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
A Friendship in Vienna
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inge Dournenvald and Lise Mueller are best friends in pre-WW2 Austria, despite the fact that Inge is Jewish and Lise is the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer. When they are forbidden to see each other, they meet secretly. After the Germans invade ...
Plot: farewell, jewish girl, broken leg, hospital, beating, girl, train, jewish, priest, falling down stairs, escape, packing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: austria
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    User:   31%
 
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