Movies like Black Jesus 1968

If you like "Black Jesus" you are looking for movies about / with army, partisan, politics, massacre, jailed, political leader and martyr themes of Drama genre shot in Italy.
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.
Black Jesus (1968)
 6.5
 278
Black Jesus (1968)
Original name: Seduto alla sua destra
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thinly-disguised biography of African leader Patrice Lumumba, here called Lalubi. Lalubi, a Christ-like leader determined to save his people, by passive resistance, from the dictatorial regime propped up by European colonialists, is imprisoned and tortured, along with a thief who comes to a greater understanding through his contact with Lalubi.
Plot: army, partisan, politics, massacre, jailed, political leader, martyr, colonialism, political prisoner, controversy, freedom fighter, stabbed to death, shot to death, religious symbolism, christ figure
Time: year 1960
Place: africa, congo

Movie in categories

army movies
1367
africa movies
875
partisan movies
345
politics movies
3451
massacre movies
2031
jailed movies
69
congo movies
36

Most similar movies to Black Jesus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and disturbing films with plots about politics, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, murder, death and sex mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Black Jesus: Ostia (1970), The Scrounger (1961), Silence and Cry (1968), Secrets of the State (2003), Mamma Roma (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their ...
Plot: massacre, native american, protest, injustice, mine, civil rights, politics, american indian, interracial relations
Time: 70s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 249
Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two anarchistic brothers live by petty thievery and try to recover from their Catholic upbringing. Bandiera (Laurent Terzieff) and Rabbino (Franco Citti) were children when they pushed their drunk of a father out of a window for killing their pet ...
Plot: incest, beach, killing an animal, city, anarchist, homosexual, realism, catholic church, degradation, fratricide, anarchy, sea ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Silence and Cry (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror, which permeates every corner of post-WWI Hungarian society. In 1919, after just a few months of communist rule the Hungarian Republic of ...
Plot: nationalism, army, farm, poisoning, communist, poison, shot to death
Time: year 1919
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Namibia
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation is a 2007 epic film on the Namibian independence struggle against South African occupation as seen through the life of Sam Nujoma, the leader of the South-West Africa People's Organisation and the first ...
Plot: jail, husband wife relationship, judge, torture, air raid, wedding, church, police, politician, death, woman, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century
Place: namibia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Secrets of the State (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the first of May 1947, the bandit Salvatore Giuliano conducted a raid to the mountain pass Portella della Ginestra, with a view to capturing Sicily's most prominent communist, Giacomo Licausi. What actually happened was a regular massacre, ...
Style: factual
Plot: massacre, cia, italian history, controversy, mafia, secret service, court, reconstruction, talking to the camera
Place: sicily, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.8
 9K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, family relations, human nature, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, reconnaissance, terrorism, italian history, sicilian, conspiracy theory, scandal, years of lead, air disaster
Time: 80s
Place: italy, palermo italy, sicily, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 6K
Oedipus Rex (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Morocco
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mother son incest, sex with mother, roman empire, oedipus complex, prophecy, greek, oracle, incest, family problems, family relations, rise and fall, tragic hero ...
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, morocco, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 397
China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: city, choir, family relations, italian politics, religion, socialist, abortion, marxism, affair, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, controversy ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 142
The March (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of several thousand Africans migrate westward across northern Africa and sail across the Strait of Gibraltar to Europe. Their message is: "We are poor because you are rich."
Plot: poverty, immigration, european union, refugee, global warming, emigration, wandering, hunger, third world, assassination attempt, apartheid, politics ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 255
One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Plot: politics, fighting the system, operation condor, military, corruption, obsession, politician, justice, revenge, murder, torture, political unrest ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fighting for Freedom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two intertwined families, one American, one Mexican, and their fight to save three year old illegal Angelina from deportation.
Plot: farmer, immigration, illegal immigration, american, latin, national security, amnesty, patriotism, border patrol, american dream, politics, mexican
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 184
Adanggaman (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: slave trade, social differences, heroes, society, state affairs, injustice, politics, heroic mission, village, mother son relationship, interracial relations, village life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: africa, europe, france, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Who is the mysterious stranger Cecilia met on the street? Why is he suspicious of everyone? She is happily married, has a lovely child and an interesting job: she has no motive to be troubled, but she decides to join him and to become his lover. She ...
Plot: years of lead, mysterious stranger, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, art, mirror, loss of father, terrorism, opera, extramarital affair, controversy, terrorist ...
Place: naples italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 280
Victory March (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The drawbacks and difficulties of military life are explored in this film. Paolo Passeri is a college graduate, somewhat spoiled, somewhat effete, who finds himself in an officer training program under the stern martinet, Captain Asciutto. He ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: army, gay, sex scene, male nudity, female nudity, abusive husband, excrement, prostitution, extramarital affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 259
Sambizanga (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Angola, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a ...
Plot: interracial relations, husband wife relationship, secret organization, freedom fighter, human rights, terrorism, police violence, humanism, secret police, female director
Place: africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 1K
Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, biting ...
Plot: politics, social decay, fighting the system, globalization, courtroom drama, unemployment, corporate crimes, racism, injustice, corporate crime, young lovers, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, non-linear
Plot: unfulfillment, humble, family relations, favoritism among siblings, estrangement, social differences, siblings relations, terminal illness, family in crisis, journalist, brother brother relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 443
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, transplant, family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Killing Yard (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lawyers must defend a prisoner accused of murdering two of his inmates during the Attica prison riots in 1971.
Plot: false accusation, helicopter, courtroom, massacre, prison, murder, prison riot, political corruption, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, environmental issue, disaster, environmentalism, conspiracy, catastrophe, rebellion, heroes, escapades, special agents, state affairs, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Way We Laughed (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro is joined by his older brother, Giovanni, who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, school, working class, bittersweet, family relations, power relations, single parent, politics, society, hopes, family life ...
Time: 50s, year 1962, 60s, year 1958, year 1960 ...
Place: sicily, europe, italy, turin italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
The Journey Is the Destination (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The inspiring life story of the late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.
Plot: murder, journalist, angry mob, hitchhiking, swimming, military, airplane, photographer, girl, map, dancing, boy ...
Place: somalia, africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 242
Mandela (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.
Plot: forced labor, massacre, racism, racial discrimination, racial prejudice, apartheid, prison, racial tension, interracial relations
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 178
Killing Heat (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zambia, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A city-woman moves to a foreign country with her future husband, giving up all the comforts of cosmopolitan life. Life in the countryside finally takes its toll on her, and she finds herself involved sexually with another man
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: colonialism, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, dull life, couples, losing-it hero, adventure, romance, love and romance, misfit, love affair, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: zimbabwe, africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 481
?nos (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Creation of the Slovak republic in 1993 and first years of its existence are marked with mafia connected to the highest places of the new government. True story about the hijacking of the son of the first president of the Slovak republic.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, politician, intrigue, true crime, kidnapped, european history, male objectification, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, bespectacled male ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Which Way Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An American nurse is determined to smuggle a group of orphans out of Cambodia in the late 1970s, assisted by an Australian boat operator.
Plot: sea, dead children, death of child, orphan, children, boat, child murder, temple, nurse, shot to death, jeep, mass grave ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 50
Amarsi male (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna plays the personal secretary of a rich industrialist who falls in love with her boss' daughter's leftist boyfriend, Carlo. Anna pretty much severs her ties with her boss (who she also had romantic moments with) and after she moves in ...
Plot: prostitution, money, politics, illegal drugs, boss, drugs, college student, manipulation, industrialist, secretary, sex, cheating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerrilla organisation, as seen by the FBI agent in charge of her case.
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, fbi agent, heiress, ransom, terrorist group, partisan
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%