Movies like Death of an Angel

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Death of an Angel (1985)
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Death of an Angel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. When the cross is stolen, Grace decides to help out to get her daughter back.
Plot: gangsters, religion, criminal, church, teenage girl, chase, disappearance, cult, mexican, fanatic, blood, widow, mother daughter relationship, runaway, car accident, death of husband, u.s. mexico border, prayer, martyr, death of father, symbolism, cult leader, cross, illegal immigrant, cripple ...
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Death of an Angel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, realistic, captivating and serious films with plots about prayer, religion, church, christian, husband wife relationship, religious conversion and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Death of an Angel: Blinded by the Light (1980), A Death in the Family (2002), The Witness At Your Door (1989), The Witness Goes Out (1992), Ticket to Heaven (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, freedom, father son relationship, spirituality, religion, brother sister relationship, mind control, kidnapping, sect, parent child relationship, salvation, parents ...
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95%
A Death in the Family (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.
Plot: car accident, death of husband, child's point of view, widow, brother sister relationship, death of father, death, interracial relations, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
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89%
The Witness At Your Door (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A dramatic presentation of how innocent people become ensnared by the Watchtower Society. An inside look at how the Jehovah's Witnesses recruit, brainwash, and train new members.The Witness at Your Door is a compelling, fast-moving drama which ...
Style: christian film
Plot: cult, jehovah's witness, brainwashing, indoctrination, evangelical christianity, discussion, religion, bible quote, religious differences, theology, bible, watchtower ...
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86%
The Witness Goes Out (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Dramatic sequel to The Witness At Your Door. A lifelong Jehovah's Witness finds freedom from the bondage of the Watchtower Society and in the process discovers the truth behind their stand on blood transfusions and their history of false ...
Plot: jehovah's witness, cult, brainwashing, mind control, blood transfusion, flashback, religion, bible quote, religious conversion, prayer, crisis of faith, religious cult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, cult, brainwashing, mind control, religious cult, kidnapping, innocence lost, clergy, society, dishonesty, religions or cults, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, brother brother relationship, faith, religious fanatic, religion, religious fundamentalism, university, pastor, arson, jail, prayer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: underground film, cult film, surreal, psychotronic
Plot: politics, political party, sex with teenager, widow, catholic priest, catholicism, rock band, snake, cult leader, insanity, storyteller, atheism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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69%
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Heartbreakers (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Best friends Eli and Blue, both at a crossroads in their professional lives, find their friendship put to the test when they become preoccupied with the same woman
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, sexual content, couples, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, friendship, female nudity, male friendship ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, surreal, cynical, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, sexual relations, losing-it hero, captivity, confined, danger, mute or deaf, orchestral, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: prayer, drink, religion, religious conversion, search for father, single mother, alcoholic, salvation army, begging, sermon, church, slum ...
Place: los angeles
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65%
Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitution, mother daughter relationship, police, teenager, friendship, street life, teenage girl, money, unhappiness, innocence, social problem, innocent ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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64%
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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: inspirational, biblical, christian film, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prayer, african american protagonist, family relations, christian, propaganda, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, intergenerational friendship, marital problem, life philosophy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
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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: ghost, marriage, girl, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, car accident, death of father, death, loss of father, african american, husband wife relationship, grief ...
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61%
Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kristin (Danica McKellar), daughter of upper middle class parents, can hardly stand the immense pressure to fulfill her mother's (Dee Wallace Stone) dream of success in sports and high school. In this tense situation she gets emotional support ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, runaway teen, teenage girl, runaway, pregnant teenager, mother daughter relationship
Place: louisiana
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59%
90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
Style: christian film, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, church, heaven, near death experience, husband wife relationship, recovery, car accident, prayer, truck, rain, christian propaganda, hospital room ...
Time: year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: religious conversion, christian, reporter, morality, christianity, born again christian, faith, actress, congregation, selfishness, religion, stroke ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: christian film, emotional, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christian, clergy, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, introspection, religions or cults, society, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, church, prayer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: california, florida, sacramento california, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, christianity, religious persecution, teacher, christian propaganda, faith, prayer, lawsuit, bible, religion, manipulation, religious fanatic ...
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: jet plane, vietnam veteran, christianity, canoe, christian, fighter jet, grief, vietnam war veteran, death of father, funeral, prayer, religious conversion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: airport, muslim, islam, religious conversion, church, religious persecution, outcast, christian, prayer, airplane ticket, underground movement, father son relationship ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: family secret, secret, church, troubled teen, family secrets, choir, teenage girl
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Neria (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A classic African film that has struck a nerve that runs across the continent, with an original soundtrack and supporting performance by Zimbabwe's legendary World Music sensation, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Style: suspense
Plot: death of husband, courtroom, court, tragic event, death of son, neighbor, mother in law daughter in law relationship, bribery, hospital, reconciliation, tradition, matriarch ...
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hollow (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the outskirts of the city, where crime is a way of life, the paths of four desperate people collide. Jordan Coleman, a local drug dealer, finds himself at a crossroads when his friend and mentor gets in too deep with a ruthless gangster and club ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, criminal, murder, drug dealer, robbery, junkie, policewoman, drugs, police officer, train, prayer ...
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40%
All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: single mother, widow, death of husband, death of father, accident, loss of father, live broadcast, father son relationship, car, husband wife relationship, filmed play, family relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
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40%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, ku klux klan, great depression, widow, redemption, bittersweet, social relations, sexism, graphic violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: brother brother relationship, christian, evangelist, slum, drunkenness, husband wife relationship, student, father son relationship, fisherman, book, boat, religion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, realistic, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, celibacy, church, religions or cults, clergy, gender, gays and lesbians, society, challenge, belief, change, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, bus, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age.
Style: controversial, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: sex with a minor, hustler, pimp, alcoholic mother, runaway child, teenage prostitute, street life, father daughter relationship, friendship, leaving home, teenager, outcast ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%