Movies like A Shepherd of Pure Heart

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A Shepherd of Pure Heart (2005)
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A Shepherd of Pure Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Evenside Church is an upstanding and venerable institution that has served African-American families in rural Maryland for 200 years. Minister Karl Upton is proud to be its young, up-and-coming assistant pastor. Karl takes the Gospel and his calling very seriously, so when God calls him to reach out to at-risk young people in his community, Karl can't say no. The world of the poor, however, is not nearly as simple as Karl had imagined. As he brings their world into contact with his own, sparks of conflict and controversy ignite into a scandal that threatens his family, his faith, and the integrity of Evenside Church. Trapped in a web of secrets, accusations and temptations, Karl must face the shadows that haunt not only the poor, but his own family and church as well. It is a struggle he seems destined to lose unless his faith in God's greatness can dispel the doubts that have befallen his soul and the good people of Evenside.
Plot: ghost, politics, church, african american, deception, community, scandal, minister

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about church, african american, politics, religion, scandal, murder and widow mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Shepherd of Pure Heart: Deceitful Storm (2008), Panic in Echo Park (1977), The Invisible Wall (1991), Politics (2019), The World's Greatest Sinner (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deceitful Storm (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When businessman David Morgan (Stefan Sims) embarks on an adulterous affair, his wife, Rena (Karyn Lewis), must decide whether his infidelity is the last straw in a relationship marred by years of neglect and emotional abuse. If she tries to mend ...
Plot: basketball, businessman, black cast, hospital, church, college, infidelity, african american
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Panic in Echo Park (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A young doctor tries to convince everyone about an impending epidemic, but he is accused of creating panic.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: community, race against time, panic, urban, teenager, cover up, catastrophe, medical, urban setting, african american, black american, doctor ...
Place: los angeles
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The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, conspiracy theory, sicilian, terrorism, scandal, air disaster, italian history, years of lead
Time: 80s
Place: palermo italy, italy, mediterranean sea, sicily
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years.
Plot: politics, politician, corruption, power, media manipulation, gay romance, priest, government, political corruption, government corruption, gay, church
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The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins ...
Style: underground film, cult film, surreal, psychotronic
Plot: politics, immortality, insurance agent, religious cult, cult leader, god, atheist, insurance, rock band, salesman, cult, church ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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Secrets (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the family's cook and close companion to their ...
Plot: church, secret, family secret, troubled teen, family secrets, teenage girl, choir
Place: iowa
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All Saints (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ...
Plot: pastor, refugee, church, salesman, husband wife relationship, farm, hopes, community, farming, refugees, old photograph, garden ...
Place: southeast asia, asia, nashville tennessee
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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.
Plot: gas chamber, minister, execution, bully, hoodlum, death row, homosexual subtext
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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, emotional, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, interracial relations, racism, false accusation, convenience store, aunt, redemption, death row, urban ghetto, youth, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
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Immigrant Priest (0000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The life of a Romanian Orthodox Priest, that went from a hard childhood in communist godless Romania, to the land of all freedoms, America.
Plot: church, religion, priest
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Part 2, Sounder (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poor black sharecroppers band together to build a school for their children.
Plot: family relations, african american, depression
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The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Married couples, unable to conceive, are thrilled to find they are going to become parents, thanks to a larger-than-life "miracle doctor" and his unusual treatments.
Plot: deception, sperm donor, artificial insemination
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: church, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, social decay, crimes, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, sexual abuse, society, sexual harassment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, france, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: stepmother, african american, father daughter relationship, girl, female protagonist, death, car accident, loss of father, death of father, black american, interracial romance, grieving ...
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The Sure Hand of God (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Plot: widow, church, nosy neighbor, dead husband
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Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: preacher, scandal, religion, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse
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Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: church, small town, self discovery, clergy, social relations, introspection, love affair, hopes, village, society, preacher, community ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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Malibu (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A young couple from Milwaukee moves into the fabled, high-society Malibu beach community and becomes involved with the lives of the various people living in the community.
Plot: infidelity, scandal, coast, reporter, beach, tennis, sex
Place: malibu california, los angeles
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The Black Klansman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: church, cross cultural relations, racism, death of child, racist, miscegenation, prejudice, widower, lynching, interracial sex, infiltration, gangsters ...
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Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young American widow is mysteriously drawn to a historic castle in the Scottish Highlands and finds herself at the center of a 200-year old ghost story.
Style: semi serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, romance, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, curses spells and rituals, palaces castles and temples, danger, supernatural, church, train station ...
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, politics, society, americana, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
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Though None Go with Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Rooster: Spurs of Death! (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 70's drama about a cock fighter and his son and the goings on of the cockfighting industry.
Plot: exploitation, cheating, cockfight, dwarf, talking animals, deception, prostitute
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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.
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
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Ten Black Women (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Plot: polygamy, revenge, bare breasts, murder, deception, trapped, cat fight, neglected wife, television studio, adultery, ghost, sex scene
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The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Beans are poor, proud, hated by all, but alive in the sense that they struggle against their lot and support each other in time of trouble. Earlene lives across the street from the Bean's trailer, and the view from her window is better than ...
Plot: female director, backwoods, sexual attraction, sexuality, poverty, community, countryside
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This Town (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This Town is in part a social commentary, giving us some scary insight into todays youth but also reflecting the points of view of different generations. At heart, the movie asks the viewer to decide if these characters are right or wrong in their ...
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