Movies like The Suspended Vocation

If you like "The Suspended Vocation" you are looking for parody and allegory movies about / with fight, painter, religion, art, nun, secret society and priest themes of Drama genre shot in France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
 6.6
 154
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Original name: La vocation suspendue
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.
Style: parody, allegory
Plot: fight, painter, religion, art, nun, secret society, priest, church, catholic church, catholic priest, catholicism, dispute, religious conflict, worship, identity, mural, theology, unconscious, pastiche, mass

Movie in categories

parody movies
2782
fight movies
7913
painter movies
863
religion movies
2143
art movies
art
2090
nun movies
nun
1060
priest movies
2532

Most similar movies to The Suspended Vocation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, serious and thought provoking films with plots about priest, catholic priest, religion, catholic church, catholic, church and nun mostly in Drama, Mystery and History genres. Some movies like The Suspended Vocation: Enough Praying (1972), The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975), The Runner Stumbles (1979), In This House of Brede (1975), Santo Luzbel (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 100
Enough Praying (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Many socially-concerned priests in Catholic Latin America have at some time left their parish churches to go and work in the fields and factories of the poor. Such priests, usually adherents of "liberation theology," are called ...
Plot: priest, catholic priest, class struggle, working conditions, social problems, inequality, religion, church, solidarity, poverty, catholic church, injustice ...
Time: 60s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a 17-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin.
Plot: miraculous event, bishop, catholicism, catholic church, convent, mother superior, priest, kidnapping, catholic, nun, catholic priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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.
Plot: convent, nun, catholic priest, priest in love, priest, catholic, catholic church
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
In This House of Brede (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
Plot: convent, drastic change of life, japanese girl, newcomer, catholicism, loss of daughter, mother superior, female nudity, priest, loss of child, catholic church, bishop ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 43
Santo Luzbel (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A conflict arises between the people of the town and the local priest when they have to decide how to represent certain biblical episode.
Plot: religion, husband wife relationship, faith, peasant, catholic church, theology, mexican, actor, native american, landowner, good versus evil, lucifer ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 595
Sparrow (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Catania, Sicilia 1854. A serious epidemic of cholera is hitting the region. Maria a 16 years old novice leaves her convent and returns her home to avoid contamination. Here she finds a difficult situation, in fact her stepmother and her half-sisters ...
Plot: cholera, religion, convent, catholic priest, catholic, nun, catholic church, newcomer, mother superior, volcano, love, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 54
Elle (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria, Chile, Switzerland, Portugal
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The story of a neurotic bachelor who, after marrying a beautiful woman, submits her to increasingly deranged accusations of infidelity and pleas for forgiveness.
Plot: jealousy, mansion, paranoia, husband wife relationship, marriage, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, painter, art, painting, art collector, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, artists and showbiz, mystery, dishonesty, secret revealed, stolen painting ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sister Virginia de Leyva becomes the new Mother Superior at the convent of Monza. Said convent turns out to be a veritable hotbed of sinful carnality and depravity. Debauched priest Don Arrigone and lecherous womanizer Giampaolo Osio plot to seduce ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: nun, religion, womanizer, group sex, male nudity, mother superior, lesbianism, convent, female nudity, priest, erotica, sexploitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of ...
Plot: priest, church, missionary, convent school, catholic school, nun, catholic priest, catholic church, nun's habit
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: catholic church, reporter, pilgrimage, faith, religion, investigation, catholic priest, priest, journalist, teenage girl, lawyer, religious faith ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vatican, south of france, rome italy, jordan, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 165
Ave María (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.
Plot: nun, female scientist, catholicism, sexism, religion, inquisition, catholic priest, feminist, misogyny
Time: 17th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sometime after the events in 'Lilies of the Field' (1963) Homer Smith returns to the Church he helped build to find the nuns have taken in a group of homeless children.
Plot: catholic orphanage, catholic priest, nun, catholic, abbess, convent school, mother superior, convent, church, catholic school, priest, christmas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 4K
Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, altar boy, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, archbishop, crucifix, priest, illness ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 703
The Confession (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Under the German occupation, in a small French town, the arrival of a new priest arouses the interest of all women... Barny, a young communist and atheist woman, can not however be more indifferent. Driven by curiosity, the young skeptic went to the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: religious faith, atheist, village, catholic priest, confession, nazi occupation, religion, moral transformation, faith, german occupation, belief in god, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 68
Lourdes (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The young, sickly girl Bernadette comes from a poverty-stricken family. When the Virgin Mary appears to her in a cavern near Lourdes, no one takes the girl seriously, even when she digs up a wellspring at the Virgin's instructions The local ...
Plot: religion, nun
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 3K
The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, priest, suicide, nun, chase, coming of age, youth, gender, clergy, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 123
Conflict (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In the near future, the Catholic church has joined with other western religions in an ecumenical movement that has washed out much of the original message of the religion. A group of Irish monks have begun saying the mass again in Latin and have ...
Plot: religion, visit, catholic, catholic priest, opening a door
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
identity movies
1224
mural movies
102
allegory movies
2744
The Nun and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's 1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the ...
Plot: lesbian sex, cardinal the priest, mother superior, evil nun, convent, catholic church, catholic priest, attempted rape, abbess, catholic, lust, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 1K
Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, religion, celibacy, church, gender, society, gays and lesbians, clergy, religions or cults, change, challenge, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, pedophile priest, religion, priest, children, church, journalist, lawyer, husband wife relationship, cardinal the priest, doctor ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 18K
Corpus Christi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s ...
Style: christian film, sincere, thought provoking, ambiguous ending, touching
Plot: catholic church, fake identity, priest, ex convict, car accident, prison, small town, fake priest, tragedy, deception, parents and children, love ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: religion, domineering mother, society, clergy, church, self sacrifice, school, good versus evil, teenage life, anorexia, direction and purpose, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 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: surreal, psychotronic, underground film, cult film
Plot: politics, religion, salesman, surrealism, politician, rock concert, catholicism, immortality, cult leader, sex with teenager, religious cult, political party ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: church, celibacy, forbidden love, hospital, couples, family relations, religions or cults, society, gender, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: catholic, gay, altar boy, school, religion, metaphysics, boys' choir, philosophy, boys' school, school expulsion, teacher, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Goya or the Hard Path of Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma.
Style: 70mm film
Plot: adultery, female nudity, heresy, heretic, church, revolution, painter, catholic church, jealousy, husband wife relationship, social class, adulterer ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Time of Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: communism, miraculous event, satire, male nudity, mysterious stranger, religion, village, fire, parable, back from the dead, priest, irony ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: religion, parents and children, teenage life, society, journey, mother daughter relationship, catholic, family relations, coming of age, teenage girl, church, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%