Movies like The Prodigal

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The Prodigal (1983)
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The Prodigal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: They were a family torn apart by redemption...kept apart by pride...but brought together by a miracle.
Style: christian film
Plot: student, religion, marijuana, criminal, christianity, family relations, businessman, church, book, tennis, fisherman, boat, slum, dysfunctional family, christian, tennis player, father son relationship, drunkenness, porsche, assault, preacher, fishing boat, evangelist, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...

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Most similar movies to The Prodigal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, thought provoking, realistic and biblical films with plots about christian, christianity, religion, prayer, husband wife relationship, church and religious conversion mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres. Some movies like The Prodigal: Time to Run (1973), God's Not Dead (2014), Come the Morning (1993), Catching Hearts (2012), Thin Ice (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
Plot: dysfunctional family, preacher, hitchhiker, christianity, christian, religion, power plant, sabotage, running away from home, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, student ...
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95%
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God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, teachers and students, college life, religions or cults, college, one on one, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, religious persecution, college student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
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43%
Come the Morning (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In search of her estranged husband, a mother brings her 3 children to Los Angeles in the hope of finding him. With no prospects they wander the streets; becoming beggars before long. Things start to turn around for them when the mother meets a ...
Plot: single mother, faith, drunkenness, church, public transport, homelessness, alcoholic, salvation army, search for father, slum, drinking, flashback ...
Place: los angeles
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42%
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, faith, brother brother relationship, religious fanatic, religious fundamentalism, prayer, university, religion, christian, arson, protest, doubt ...
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42%
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Catching Hearts (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: "What happens when a bestselling atheist author Professor Mark Gavin loses his faith in atheism? This intense drama asks tough questions and explores why there is no such thing as coincidence."
Style: christian film
Plot: atheism, father son relationship, park, death of father, atheist, religious conversion, crisis of faith, religion, christianity, missing child
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Messiah: Prophecy Fulfilled (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A first century rabbi, Yehuda (Nick Mancuso), finds his true calling when he decides to follow in the footsteps of a certain Jesus of Nazareth and spread his Good Word. But in the year after Jesus' crucifixion, it's not so easy to persuade ...
Style: christian film
Plot: judaism, rabbi, sermon, religious conversion, family gatherings, easter, religious differences, brother brother relationship, christian, christianity, religion, jewish
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Thin Ice (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Vince, a college student, loves the mountains, skiing and fun, so an invitation to Lake Tahoe is a no-brain-er... HOWEVER, the trip includes people from a church group, and six strong sets of opinions about God soon collide. Vince's weekend of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: church, cabin, skiing, christian, religion, christianity
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In The Name of God (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a time of forgiving and giving thanks, a reverend and his family take in a troubled boy named Mason after having lost a son of their own. It's a bumpy ride for Mason, butting heads with his new step-brother and the church counselor he's ...
Style: christian film
Audience: teens
Plot: sermon, respect, graffiti, rebellion, troubled teen, prayer, foster parent, morality, teenager, teenage boy, pastor, foster child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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In His Steps (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A priest challenges the members of his congregation to not just go to church every Sunday, but to actually follow in Jesus's footsteps in their daily lives. From Charles M. Sheldon's book that launched the saying "What would Jesus Do?
Style: christian film
Plot: hypocrite, pastor, church service, sermon, meeting, religious conversion, prayer, reporter, mother daughter relationship, faith, newspaper, moral transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: church, muslim, religious intolerance, religious differences, airport, christian, religion, friendship, father son relationship, prayer, friend, religious conversion ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Late Liz (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Religion changes a woman's attitude towards alcohol.
Style: christian film
Plot: priest, alcohol abuse, sleeping pill, female protagonist, christianity, christian, party, divorce, prayer, doctor, religious conversion, drunk ...
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38%
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Uncommon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jesus combined diverse people and assorted stories to change the world! Now, He wants to use you! When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own. Struggling to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: freedom of speech, student, high school, lawyer, christian, christianity, high school student, religion, free speech, rehearsal, teacher, school janitor ...
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37%
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, manipulation, teacher, faith, lawsuit, alternate universe, christian propaganda, courtroom drama, juror, atheist, protest, bible quote ...
Place: phoenix arizona
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36%
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Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, integrity, fatherhood, father, grief, responsibility, family relations, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, prayer, love, faith
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Let There Be Light (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
Style: christian film, complex, thought provoking, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, afterlife, brain tumor, bible, religion, atheist, interview, father son relationship, divorce, husband wife relationship, alcohol, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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35%
Death of a Salesman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play.
Plot: melancholy, salesman, dream, brother brother relationship, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, american dream, businessman, mishap
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All the King's Horses (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young couple begins to apply scriptural principles to their relationship, they discover how Christ can bring healing to their shattered marriage.
Style: christian film
Plot: pills, bible quote, sermon, religious conversion, pastor, faith, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, marriage, prayer, painting, preacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: biblical, christian film, inspirational, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: african american protagonist, prayer, intergenerational friendship, christian, propaganda, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, african american, religion, life philosophy, life, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.5
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Hail, Hero! (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hail, Hero! stars Michael Douglas in his screen debut as long-haired college student Carl Dixon. Reversing the usual procedure in late-1960s films, Dixon decides to quit school and enlist in the Army, even though he's already run afoul of the ...
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, coming of age, military enlistment, u.s. senator, male female relationship, ranch, college student, father son relationship, student, husband wife relationship, cook ...
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Paul: The Emissary (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Robert Marcarelli - In this impressive drama, starring Gary Cooper, we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the servant of Christ, who will pay any price to bring his message to the world. - Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman
Style: christian film, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: bible, jewish, apostle, healing, sermon, religious conversion, judaism, martyr, change of heart, prison guard, a vision, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 40
Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, neighbor, drunkenness, milkman, cow, countryside, abusive father, astrologer, twenty something, roadhouse, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven years after the world's most devastating tsunami in Thailand six strangers find themselves trapped in a beach side resort on the brink of an oncoming hurricane. Each of their hearts are broken and silently cry out on the most desperate ...
Style: christian film
Plot: held at gunpoint, gun, resort, hostage, hotel, mysterious stranger, contemplating suicide, jesus christ, drug smuggler, faith, drugs, criminal ...
Place: thailand
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32%
Cry from the Mountain (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The film centers on an emotional kayaking trip between a father and a son. The father has taken his boy into the deep Alaskan wilderness to tell him that he is divorcing the boy's mother, who is pregnant and waiting for them back home. While on ...
Style: christian film
Plot: bear, kayak, sermon, cabin, religious conversion, camping, camping trip, river, wilderness, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, nature ...
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Gathering (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Michael Carey's world turns upside-down when the successful marketing executive catches a glimpse of the near future. These visions could not come at a worse time for his marriage, his job or his friendships. Michael struggles to understand the ...
Style: christian film
Plot: fired from the job, prayer, husband wife relationship, evangelical christianity, bible prophecy, christianity, religion, christian, heaven, dream, end of the world, faith ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Paradise Trail (1979)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In a small western town in the late 1800′s, two outlaws take a blind preacher, his wife and an Indian girl as hostages in their flight from the law. Excitement mounts when Dan, one of the outlaws makes a shocking discovery. The last train to ...
Style: christian film
Plot: hostage, revenge, outlaw, u.s. marshal, train station, church, preacher, squad, gun, blind man, pastor, sermon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: religion, belief in god, christianity, obstacle, quadriplegic, physical therapy, talking to god, art exhibition, racial slur, broken neck, autobiography, actress playing herself ...
Time: year 1967, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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30%
Right to Believe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tony Morris (Christopher Hunt) is a local newspaper reporter who is demoted to writing for his paper’s community section after his credibility is falsely called into question. Little does Tony know that his first assignment in his new role ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christianity, cafe, newspaper, homosexual, christian propaganda, husband wife relationship, interview, newspaper editor, religion, christian, gay, homosexuality ...
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29%
A Matter of Faith (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: college, culture clash, parents and children, teachers and students, family relations, society, youth, student life, religion versus science, professor, science, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, thought provoking, melancholic, captivating
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, depression, religion, church, dying, nurse, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Do You Believe? (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, society, religions or cults, hopes, doctors and patients, human spirit, cross, prayer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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29%