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Devils of Monza (1987)
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Devils of Monza (1987)
Original name: La monaca di Monza
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He hears the rumor that she'd have an affair with her trustee - so he kills him in a set-up duel and aims to take his place. Against her initial resistance, Monza manages to win her heart - and to get into her bed. This doesn't stay a secret for long, but Monza, now in love, does everything to keep it going.
Plot: forbidden love, betrayal, nun, murder, convent, revenge, sex, affair, evil nun
Time: 1500s
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about female nudity, nun, sex, society, betrayal, convent and death mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Devils of Monza: The Rape of a Nun (1983), Sister Emanuelle (1977), Agnes (1995), Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), The Castro's Abbess (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rape of a Nun (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl is forced by her father to become a nun. But soon she finds out that dark secrets are hiding behind the convent walls and that she's there to serve lustful human masters and not God.
Plot: sex, convent, nun, evil nun, rape
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Sister Emanuelle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Emanuelle has renounced her life of lust to become a cloistered nun. But when she is assigned to a remote convent school for wayward girls, this delectable Bride Of Christ will face temptations that include a teenage nymphomaniac, a horny escaped ...
Style: surprise ending
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Agnes (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Norway, Iceland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a barren land ruled by oppression and ignorance, a spirited woman driven by hope of a better life must fight against the odds. Agnes is a servant in the house of the county sheriff. There she is constantly sexually harassed by him and treated ...
Plot: betrayal, love, revenge, female nudity, sheriff, execution, housekeeper
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The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the ...
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Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first undergoes degradation to acclimatize her to convent ...
Plot: nun, sex, mother superior, nun's habit, corrupt, evil nun, convent, abbess, female nudity, lesbian, female full frontal nudity, corruption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Castro's Abbess (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman is forced into a convent. However, due to her nobility she rises to be an abbess. She has to deal with corruption in the church.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The long arm of the Inquisition, or the "Holy Office," reached at least as far as 16th-century Mexico (known as New Spain at the time). Many Spanish Catholics of Moorish or Jewish origin found it expedient to flee to the New World to ...
Plot: inquisition, religious persecution, spanish inquisition, fear, burned at the stake, sex, rape, prison, torture
Time: 1500s
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29%
The Runner Stumbles (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dick Van Dyke stars as a priest accused of murdering a nun. Directed by Stanley Kramer, this 1979 drama also features Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Beau Bridges and Tammy Grimes.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Magnificat (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Magnificat is a 1993 Italian drama film directed by Pupi Avati. It was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
Plot: execution, nun, religion, loss of father, abbey, death, executioner, pregnancy
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Blue Jeans (1975)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
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22%
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Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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