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Stella Days (2011)
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, clergy, religions or cults, small town life, idealism, social relations, hopes, society, religion, belief in god, priest, politician, catholic church, catholic priest, catholic, school teacher, bishop, watching a movie, electricity, dancing, progress, bigotry, dancing in the street, lodger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1956
Place: ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, small town, social relations, clergy, small town life and religions or cults mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stella Days: What Would Jesus Do? (2010), Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007), Sinner (2007), The Nun (2013), In Memory of Me (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: christian film, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, human spirit, introspection, clergy, hopes, society, religions or cults, social relations, small town life, delusion, musician, election ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, contemplative, serious
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, introspection, society, self discovery, clergy, hopes, small town life, church, cause and meaning, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, lifestyle, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, introspection, teaching the ways of the world, starting over, religions or cults, hopes, society, clergy, christianity, obedience, self doubt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, europe
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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, life is a bitch, society, crimes, legal, dishonesty, profanity, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
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Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, melancholic, art house, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: church, clergy, society, overbearing mother, religion, domineering mother, self sacrifice, good versus evil, school, teenage life, anorexia, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, religions or cults, selflessness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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60%
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Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, fighting the system, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, hopes, obsessive quest, society, social relations, terminal illness, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pension, colonel, small town, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, family relations, downfall, family life, small town life, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, island, parents and children, small town, forbidden love, small town life, fall in love, social differences, estrangement, social relations, couples, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, harlem, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, feel good
Plot: miraculous event, healing power, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, hopes, cause and meaning, spirituality, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, xian, united states, rome italy
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, surreal
Plot: self discovery, obsession, family life, tragic love, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, rebellion, life turned upside down, society, religions or cults ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: girls' night
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Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, inspirational, captivating, touching ...
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, small town life, human nature, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Under the Pines (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young widow wants to carry on with her husband's work:managing a pine plantation where they extract resin;but most of all,she wants to have electricity installed in her valuable property.In this place,it seems that 1789 never happened and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
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40%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, clergy, hopes, society, family relations, church, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
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The Perfect Stranger (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 'THE PERFECT STRANGER' tells the story of Nikki, a troubled attorney who one day receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man claiming to be Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout their evening of conversation, arguments and spirited debate, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
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39%
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Angel Baby (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the sick, he to make as much money as he possibly can.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, biting
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Therese (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the little way" to God are shown clearly, using plain ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
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Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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