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: christian, student, religion, marijuana, criminal, christianity, church, book, tennis, fisherman, boat, slum, dysfunctional family, tennis player, preacher, religious conversion, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, lecture, brother brother relationship, drunkenness, business executive, motorboat, fishing boat, sports car ...

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Most similar movies to The Prodigal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, realistic, serious and thought provoking films with plots about christian, christianity, religion, prayer, church, religious conversion and faith mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres. Some movies like The Prodigal: Time to Run (1973), God's Not Dead 2 (2016), All the King's Horses (1977), The Gathering (1998), Come the Morning (1993). 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: power plant, religion, christian, christianity, nuclear power plant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sermon, sabotage, running away from home, dysfunctional family, preacher, church ...
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95%
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: christian film
Plot: church, christian, doubt, prayer, faith, university, college, arson, death of friend, pastor, protest, jail ...
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61%
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, jury, courtroom, church, high school, alternate universe, faith, prayer, teacher, school, religion, christianity ...
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54%
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: christian, wife husband relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship, painting, faith, motorcycle accident, sleeping pill, religious differences, motorcycle race, prayer, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: christian, christianity, religion, heaven, evangelical christianity, bible prophecy, dream, end of the world, rapture, theology, fired from the job, prayer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: alcoholic, drunkenness, single mother, drinking, flashback, faith, prayer, drink, slum, church, homeless shelter, search for father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: religion, christianity, christian, sermon, rabbi, judaism, religious conversion, brother brother relationship, religious differences
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: christian, anger, depiction of god, religious conversion, healing, mysterious stranger, contemplating suicide, religion, bodyguard, christianity, death of son, faith ...
Place: thailand
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48%
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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, touching, earnest ...
Plot: christian, propaganda, bible, african american, confession, salesman, prayer, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, passive aggressive behavior, widow ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 12
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: cabin, church, christian, christianity, religion, skiing
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gramps Goes to College (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty Bounds, a workaholic as a computer programmer for 35 years, has retired. No longer forced to work for a living, he seeks how he can spend his time serving God. Following the lead of the Holy Spirit, he returns to college to wage war against ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, science, college student, christianity, dorm room, religion versus science, biology, creationism, bible quote, tennis, atheist, college ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: religion, christianity, hypocrite, church service, sermon, christian, selfishness, actress, church, mother daughter relationship, prayer, faith ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: alcoholic, christianity, christian, female protagonist, sleeping pill, priest, hospital, church, suicide attempt, drunk, prayer, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: outcast, religious conversion, christian, religion, muslim, islam, religious intolerance, airplane ticket, religious persecution, religious differences, friendship, father son relationship ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
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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, christianity, teacher, student, rehearsal, atheist, janitor, high school student, religion, christian, classroom, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 7
The Healing (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: He finally met someone who specialized in damaged hearts. In this stirring drama, a promising young physician slides into alcoholism, following his wife’s tragic death. Having lost everything, he lands in a skid row mission, where he meets some ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, nurse, bible quote, drunk, religious conversion, bum, religion, doctor, alcoholic, drug withdrawal, bible, grief ...
⇓ 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
Plot: christian, teenager, morality, foster parent, support group, church, foster child, convenience store, christianity, prayer, sermon, troubled teen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 13
The Shepherd (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A father chooses between his enemy and the life of his own son. Bursting with “Top Gun” action, THE SHEPHERD explodes into the lives and conflicts of the men who push the edge of supersonic danger while defending our skies. The resulting ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, death of husband, fighter jet, fighter pilot, air force base, religious conversion, christianity, colonel, pilot, grief, river, vietnam veteran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 38K
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: serious, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, talky ...
Plot: christian, christianity, religious, teachers and students, atheism, religions or cults, college, college life, one on one, religion, religious persecution, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: revenge, hostage, christian, religion, christianity, prayer, gun, brother brother relationship, forgiveness, sermon, pastor, posse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Trump Prophecy (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true story about fireman and public servant Mark Taylor who heard a special message from God about change in our nation. When Mary Colbert, a networker and connector of Christian ministries, heard Mark's message she felt called to start a ...
Style: christian film, based on true events
Plot: christian, prayer, god, firefighter, fire, election, journal, orange, folklore, retirement, christianity, old man ...
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The First Stone (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A story of the redemptive powers of Christ's love - a janitor becomes the leader of a high school youth group with an unconventional approach. He gradually gets through to the kids relying on his faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, christian, christianity, church, troubled teen, janitor
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: christian, wilderness, camping trip, prayer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, radio, kayak, christianity, nature, bear, camping ...
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: cafe, religion, christian, christianity, held at gunpoint, husband wife relationship, interview, newspaper, journalist, bible quote, discussion, bible ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Genesis Code (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, christian film
Plot: college, society, redemption, hockey, youth, student life, love and romance, hopes, religions or cults, human spirit, college life, life support ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: christian, cause and meaning, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, doctors and patients, clergy, human spirit, self discovery, religions or cults, power relations, society, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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In His Steps (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a homeless man interrupts the comfortable routine of First Church of Raymond, life will never be the same for the apathetic congregation. Convicted by the vagrant's words, Pastor Henry Maxwell, Rachel Winslow, Virginia Page, Alex Powers, ...
Style: christian film
Plot: singer, faith based, preacher, singing, homeless man, church service, rich girl, christian, christianity
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.5
 4K
Audacity (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia's Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most ...
Style: christian film
Plot: homosexuality, love, truth, sin, christianity, comedy club, bible quote, homophobe, christian, religion, evangelist, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: crisis of faith, religious conversion, atheist, atheism, father son relationship, park, religion, missing child, christianity, death of father
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Mormon Dilemma (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An LDS couple is upset by a local church's screening of the anti-Mormon film "The God Makers." Their evangelical neighbor offers to sift fact from fiction from the film's brief animated segment, allowing for a frank discussion of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: religious differences, christianity, religion, christian, mormon, bible quote, discussion, mormonism, evangelical christianity, neighbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%