Movies like The Suspended Vocation

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The Suspended Vocation (1978)
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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: allegory
Plot: parody, fight, painter, religion, art, church, nun, secret society, catholic church, catholic priest, dispute, catholicism, priest, worship, identity, theology, mural, unconscious, pastiche, mass, religious conflict

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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, catholic church, religion, nun, church and catholic 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.
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: catholic priest, priest, class struggle, church, poverty, religion, catholic church, conscience, solidarity, injustice, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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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: bishop, miraculous event, catholicism, catholic, catholic church, mother superior, priest, convent, nun, kidnapping, catholic priest
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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: priest in love, catholic priest, convent, nun, priest, catholic church, catholic
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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, newcomer, catholicism, novice, priest, female nudity, nun, monk, japanese girl, loss of child, abbess ...
Place: london
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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: spirituality, peasant, landowner, theology, husband wife relationship, death of child, priest, indigenous, actor, religion, mexican, faith ...
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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, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, religion, faith, investigation, journalist, catholic priest, priest, teenage girl, lawyer ...
Place: south of france, southern france, rome italy, jordan
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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, convent, mother superior, religion, volcano, catholic priest, catholic, catholic church, priest, marriage, dog, nun ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
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Ave María (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.
Plot: feminist, sexism, catholicism, catholic priest, inquisition, nun, period piece, female scientist, religion, misogyny
Time: 17th century
Place: mexico
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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, stylized, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, painter, art, art collector, painting, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, scene based on painting, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, mystery, picture ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
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Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: christmas, chapel, church, catholic orphanage, abbess, convent, priest, catholic priest, catholic, mother superior, nun, catholic school ...
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The Nun and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 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, evil nun, lesbian kiss, lesbian, female nudity, lust, priest, female full frontal nudity, female removes her clothes, fondling, voyeur, cardinal the priest ...
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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: female director, marriage, husband wife relationship, paranoia, mansion, jealousy
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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: monastery, nun, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, vatican, reform, illness, crucifix ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: epic, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, revolution, clergy, leadership, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, asia, rome italy ...
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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: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: convent, pursuit, monastery, suicide, nun, priest, youth, coming of age, gender, society, dishonesty, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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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, touching, ambiguous ending
Plot: catholic church, priest, fake identity, prison, small town, ex convict, tragedy, deception, parents and children, bereavement, village, conflict ...
Place: poland
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The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 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, convent, priest, female nudity, lesbianism, male nudity, mother superior, female full frontal nudity, sexploitation, bathtub, erotica, bare breasts ...
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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: sexual, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, sexy ...
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, hospital, church, couples, family relations, religions or cults, gender, gays and lesbians, pregnancy, fall in love, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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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, melancholic, art house, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: church, clergy, society, religion, domineering mother, overbearing mother, self sacrifice, good versus evil, school, teenage life, anorexia, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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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: french revolution, nude painting, female full frontal nudity, husband wife relationship, adultery, female nudity, catholic church, based on a novel, painter, church, social class, menage a trois ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Volaverunt (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around Goya's womanising and the mysterious death of the Duchess of Alba at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Centuries, at a time when Madrid was wobbling through a difficult time and setting the scene for the ...
Plot: painter, female stockinged foot, partial female nudity, bare breasts, female nudity, footsie under the table, concealed nudity, female stockinged legs
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Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: perfume, library, church, redemption, clergy, artists and showbiz, prostitute, hopes, lifestyle, religions or cults, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, montreal quebec
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: convent, power relations, clergy, society, strong female presence, celibacy, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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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: miraculous event, communism, religious icon, school play, parable, teacher, church, satire, male nudity, fire, injury, irony ...
Time: 1940s
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, religions or cults, farm, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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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, nun, convent school, catholic church, catholic school, missionary, nun's habit, catholic priest
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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, altar boy, child abuse, gym, german, knife, homosexual, letter, gay, coming of age, ink, sacrifice ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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35%
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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, psychological, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, celibacy, church, religions or cults, society, gays and lesbians, clergy, gender, belief, challenge, change, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Agnus Dei (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young girl Johanne is left by her mother at a solemn convent school. The school is a strange world to her, and when she feels unable to comply with the demands of faith she faces a difficult decision.
Plot: school, topless girl, girl, menstruation, nun, catholicism, children, convent, female full frontal nudity, religion, breasts
Place: denmark
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34%
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For Your Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An extremely mannered and increasingly preposterous tale of a fortysomething woman who has to deal with an abusive, double-dealing husband and a handsome, soap-actor lover who seems to be too good to be true.
Plot: beach, song, rooftop, kiss, little girl, bare breasts, falling from height, gun, murder, flashback, bus, stolen jewelry ...
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34%