Movies like The Radicals

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The Radicals (1989)
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The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: church, christianity, heroes, romance, clergy, religions or cults, life is a bitch, ambition, hopes, society, state affairs, prison, religion, torture, monk, trial, baptism, pursuit, woman, martyr, reformation, execution, theology, religious differences, religious persecution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland

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Most similar movies to The Radicals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and contemplative films with plots about society, religions or cults, clergy, hopes, state affairs, religion and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Radicals: Peter and Paul (1981), The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008), Silence (1971), Rikyu (1989), God's Outlaw (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, atmospheric, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, life is a bitch, heroes, hopes, religions or cults, injustice, anti hero, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
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95%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, christianity, war, swede ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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80%
 7.2
 925
Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, life is a bitch, clergy, danger, society, human nature, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, religions or cults, religious persecution, jesuit ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 627
Rikyu (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: battles, ambition, heroes, war, samurai, politics, rise to the top, military, society, clergy, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia, china, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.9
 203
God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: translator, burned alive, anti hero, religions or cults, church, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, against the rules, on the run ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 3K
Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last Judgment approaching. He establishes absolute power, cruelly ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, contemplative ...
Plot: leadership, clergy, political unrest, head of state, corrupted ruler, political corruption, rebelliousness, royal court, dishonesty, ambition, russian history, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: russia
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56%
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
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, bleak, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, betrayal, religion, doubt, martyrdom, portuguese ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: clergy, translator, religions or cults, ambition, fighting the system, heroes, society, hopes, rivalry, against the rules, rich and poor, human spirit ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Errand of Angels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sister Rachel Taylor of Boise, Idaho is an eager young missionary of the LDS Church who has been sent on an 18-month long mission to Austria. Rachel finds herself having a hard time adjusting to her new cultural surroundings in the foreign country. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, religions or cults, church, clergy, society, hopes, missionary, love, friendship, siblings relations, miraculous event, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, usa, europe
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52%
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: saint, clergy, hopes, religions or cults, starting over, society, religion, historical event, monk, redemption, miraculous event, social differences ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What would it be like to step inside a great work of art, have it come alive around you, and even observe the artist as he sketches the very reality you are experiencing? From Lech Majewski, one of Poland's most acclaimed filmmakers, The Mill ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, surreal ...
Plot: painter, punishment, life is a bitch, religions or cults, death sentence, redemption, society, loss of son, occupation, symbolism, execution, drawing ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, epic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, partners, hopes, prayer, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, state affairs, head of state, hijacking, americana, dishonesty, leadership, danger, government agency, politics ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, ambition, betrayal, dishonesty, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, against the rules, rivalry, cause and meaning ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: rome italy, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Valley of the Bees (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. Her brings her a bowl of flower petals which she starts to throw in the air and then gives out a shriek, as she discovers several ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: romance, clergy, heroes, society, state affairs, love and romance, religions or cults, family relations, couples, friends, cause and meaning, introspection ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, social decay, rebelliousness, against the odds, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 756
Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: ambition, society, state affairs, confined, politics, hopes, feminism, political unrest, isolation, pursuit, strong female presence, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: rescue, religious conversion, mormon, faith, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit, leadership, optimism, destiny, society, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: utah, ohio, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: power relations, head of state, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, dictator, josef stalin, illness, suffering, distopia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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41%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: touching, epic, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village life, village, escapades, obsessive quest, romance, society, love and romance, hopes, bittersweet, unfulfilled love, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, palestine ...
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40%
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, racism, bishop, family relations, church, priest, bigotry, abortion, ku klux klan, catholic priest, life is a bitch, politics ...
Place: georgia, rome italy, boston, vienna, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: martyr, power relations, idealism, political corruption, false accusation, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, hopes, society, clergy, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, against the odds, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, society, state affairs, against humanity, clergy ...
Place: germany, europe, switzerland, new york, usa ...
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39%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, hopes, society, leadership, destiny, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nazi occupation, partisan, world war two, clergy, danger, against humanity, confined, war, society, soldier, hostage, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, old testament, conquering, hopes, escapades, heroes, oracle, society, confined, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, human spirit, self discovery, clergy, ambition, hopes, society, religions or cults, miraculous event, church, nun ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: epic, biblical, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%