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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By the side of a founder of a new faith was a woman of undeniable courage.
Plot: religion, prophet, female protagonist, mormon, death of child, prayer, faith, husband wife relationship, arrest, lynch mob, religious persecution, religious leader, doubt, latter day saints, mormonism
Time: 19th century, 1840s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and christian film films with plots about religion, faith, husband wife relationship, prayer, mormon, society and latter day saints mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Emma Smith: My Story: Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011), Legacy (1993), The Mountain of the Lord (1993), Born Again (1978), Handcart (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A film that focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Plot: angel, riverboat, polygamy, latter day saints, mormon, revelation, mormonism, murder, a vision, religious persecution, mob violence, lynch mob ...
Time: 1830s, 1820s, 19th century, 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three years later, he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Plot: mormon, latter day saints, religion
Time: 1820s, 19th century
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44%
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Legacy (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A portrayal of the early Latter-day Saints' joys, sacrifices, hopes, and trials; their epic journey to the Salt Lake Valley; and their legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
Plot: loss of brother, mormon, latter day saints, female protagonist, mormonism, wagon train, love triangle, van, pioneer, husband wife relationship, religious persecution, hardship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: missouri, illinois, new york, ohio
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41%
The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Plot: construction, reporter, latter day saints, mormon, building, prayer, interview, diary, architect, religion, mormonism, temple
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Born Again (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having been imprisoned for his part in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson undergoes a religious conversion.
Plot: lawyer, judge, prison, prisoner, courtroom, u.s. president, autobiography, born again christian, arrest, politics, husband wife relationship, prison visit ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 58
Handcart (2002)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a fictional love story with the 1856 Handcart Pioneers as the backdrop. Sam Hunter, falls for a Mormon Pioneer woman, Abigail, as she is moving west. As the pioneers stop in his town of Iowa City, he pretends to desire joining the Mormon ...
Plot: prejudice, christian, faith, latter day saints, pioneer, journey, religious persecution, mormon
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 140
Tell the World (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Story: In 19th Century New England, the lives of a diverse group of people collide through interweaving stories of despair, identity, faith, hope and trust.
Plot: trust, faith, frustration
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Windows of Heaven (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: As 85-year-old President Lorenzo Snow struggles to vanquish the two million dollar indebtedness of the Mormon church in 1899, he feels inspired to journey from Salt Lake City by train and carriage to St. George in southern Utah. Along the way he ...
Plot: mormon, blessing, religious leader, drought, financial crisis, religion, prophet, latter day saints, revelation, debt, rain, train ...
Time: 1890s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Enslavement: The True Story Of Fanny Kemble (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble fictionalized made-for-TV movie adapted from her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, starring Jane Seymour and Keith Carradine.
Plot: british man, female protagonist, victorian age, historical event, slavery, president
Time: 19th century, 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Katharina Luther (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The life of Katharina von Bora, a nun in the 16th century. When reading Martin Luther's writings about the freedom of the individual, she decides to leave the monastery - and gains the trust and love of the great reformer.
Plot: reformation, female nudity, businesswoman, bible, sin, rebellion, husband wife relationship, faith, monk, nun, death of child, strong female lead ...
Time: 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Case for Christ (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Style: disturbing, christian film, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: christianity, atheist, trial, court case, husband wife relationship, religion, investigation, interview, manipulation, brainwashing, prayer, journalist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: christian film, based on true events
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, preacher, christianity, male protagonist, husband wife relationship
Place: argentina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: sister sister relationship, beach, swimming, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, car accident, christmas, physical therapy, handicap, summer, christianity, belief in god ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, year 1967
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, society, lifestyle, redemption, idealism, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, faith ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, poverty, tragic event, dying, boy, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, illinois, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, based on the bible, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: save the day, old testament, battlefield, queen, destiny, royal court, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism, battles, female protagonist ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Savage Journey (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They forged a new land in the untamed wilderness - with their heart, their hands, and their faith in god.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: church, wilderness, society, showbiz, clergy, escapades, adventure, state affairs, heroes, politics, religions or cults, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: salt lake city utah, ohio, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Escape from Polygamy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Recently-widowed Leann and her 17-year-old daughter Julina move into an isolated polygamous compound, where the freethinking Julina meets like-minded Ryder, son of the religious compound’s charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Plot: female director, death, religious leader, community, fall in love, suicide attempt, mormon, birth, religion, falling in love, prophet
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: rescue, idealism, heroic mission, human spirit, leadership, hopes, society, optimism, destiny, escapades, religious conversion, mormonism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, ohio, salt lake city utah, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 162 min.
Story: By the order of King of Habasha Abraha, one of his army commanders charges ahead Mecca to ruin the House of God. He leads thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants all fully equipped. By God’s will in 3km distance from Mecca, in its outskirts ...
Plot: islam, good versus evil, torture, desert, sword, caravan, cave, battles, family relations, idol, judaism, messenger ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Depicts the factual accounts of Vincenzo Di Francesca and Parley P. Pratt and how they came to appreciate the contents of the Book of Mormon.
Plot: pastor, religious conversion, religion, latter day saints, priest, church, mormon, italian american, mormonism, religious differences, baptism, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 1890s, 1830s, 50s, 19th century ...
Place: new york, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, redemption, human spirit, leadership, hopes, tragic hero, society, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: translator, clergy, rivalry, human spirit, against the rules, hopes, rich and poor, heroes, ambition, society, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, political, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, boston, spain ...
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21%
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17 Miracles (2011)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: miraculous event, destiny, society, religions or cults, hopes, adventure, immigrants, journey, hardship, mormon, hunger, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: maid, chambermaid, death sentence, european history, communism, cell, czech history, woman wearing glasses, arrested, woman, sister sister relationship, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, model, confession ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, inspirational, lyrical, captivating
Plot: novelist, female protagonist, female writer, lesbian relationship, ghost writer, nobel prize, exploitation, bisexuality, lesbian sex, husband wife relationship, money, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham ...
Style: uplifting, tense, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, faith, life is a bitch, survival, self discovery, athlete's life, against the odds, redemption, captivity, human spirit, torture, hopes ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, epic, realistic ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, society, false accusation, village, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroic mission, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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