Movies like Ave María

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Ave María (1999)
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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: religion, inquisition, nun, feminist, catholic priest, sexism, catholicism, misogyny, female scientist, period piece
Time: 17th century
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to Ave María

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sexual films with plots about nun, religion, priest, female nudity, convent, catholic church and catholicism mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ave María: The Runner Stumbles (1979), Agnus Dei (1997), The Suspended Vocation (1978), Words with Gods (2014), The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, catholic, catholic church, priest
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95%
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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, religion, children, topless girl, female full frontal nudity, breasts, nun, menstruation, girl, catholicism, convent
Place: denmark
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89%
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.
Style: allegory, parody
Plot: nun, catholic church, priest, dispute, secret society, painter, church, worship, mass, catholicism, identity, fight ...
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84%
Words with Gods (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, contemplative
Plot: buddhism, religions or cults, society, clergy, islam, hinduism, atheism, faith, christianity, judaism, religion, world spanning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 church, catholic priest, mother superior, catholic, convent, nun, priest, kidnapping
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77%
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Foreverland (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sufferer of cystic fibrosis travels to a legendary shrine that reputedly has the power to heal his condition.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: healing power, miraculous event, hopes, self discovery, on the road, last wish, bittersweet, life is a bitch, terminal illness, road trip, shrine, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, canada, latin america, vancouver, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, bishop, catholic church, novice, catholicism, newcomer, abbess, loss of child, loss of daughter, female nudity, priest ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, conscience, religion, injustice, poverty, catholic church, solidarity, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Beyond the Sky (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Malboro and Cucu, the starring characters, are two brothers who split after the older one, Malboro, went to prison five years. One day he is set free, willing to return to his life. Cucu is the younger brother, who has become a boxer with possible ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disorder, family relations, siblings relations, crimes, estrangement, brother brother relationship, male objectification, crime, orphan, urban, pantyhose, bathroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Hasta Morir (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A street kid's wish to run away to Tijuana is hampered by lies and betrayal
Plot: lie, tied to a chair, alcoholic, mexican border, bound and gagged, aunt nephew relationship, betrayal, kidnapping, gang, street life, u.s. mexico border, border
Place: tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, nun, isolation, forbidden love, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: talky, surreal, semi serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, satire, miraculous event, bible, crucifix, surrealism, hopes, imaginary, escapades, adventure, society, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: nun, religion
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: chapel, catholic priest, catholic school, abbess, nun, convent, christmas, church, mother superior, convent school, priest, catholic orphanage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexy, psychological, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: convent, burned alive, solitude, injustice, intrigue, writer's life, feminism, forbidden love, woman in danger, wrongfully committed, rebelliousness, haunted by the past ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The dark night of the soul (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life of San Juan de la Cruz.
Plot: religion, catholic, poet, temptation, sanity, naked woman, catholicism, christianity, christian, solitary, nudity (full frontal - brief), saint ...
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43%
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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, catholic, catholic church, volcano, catholic priest, religion, student, newcomer, novice, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, violence against women, human spirit, mercilessness, corporal punishment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, archbishop, illness, priest, confession ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
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42%
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Mr. Pig (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a mission to sell his last remaining prize hog and reunite with old friends, an aging farmer abandons his foreclosed farm and journeys to Mexico. After smuggling in the hog, his estranged daughter shows up, forcing them to face their past and ...
Plot: road trip, foreclosure, estranged daughter
Place: mexico
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40%
Everything Else (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After 35 years working as a clerk in a government office, Doña Flor has become such a cog, invisible to herself. Cloaked in solitude and routine, she has even suppressed the loss of her daughter who drowned years ago. As her retirement approaches ...
Plot: female nudity, metro, female full frontal nudity, swimming pool, clerk, female protagonist, car, office, shower, subway
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Bad Habits (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The first feature film from director Simon Bross, the drama Bad Habits shows how a person's approach to food greatly affects one's life. Jimena Ayala plays a nun named Matilde who believes that eating next to nothing will help God stop the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: physical appearance, addiction, dysfunctional family, nun, mentally unstable, couples, life is a bitch, obsession, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Network of Freedom (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: France, beginning of World War II. Hélène Studler is a nun who has been dedicated to the care of orphans and the abandoned people. But the times have changed, the people are living a whole revolt, the Germansoldiers have entered their city and the ...
Plot: french resistance, resistance, nazi officer, concentration camp, heroes, convent, nun, daughter, nuns, religion
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35%
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Japan (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old religious woman. Although only a few words are spoken, love grows.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: village, solitude, older woman younger man sex, suicide attempt, countryside, old woman, widow, life philosophy, depression, runaway, love of one's life, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Penitent (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tension between a jealous husband, his wife who's attracted to his friend and the friend is rising as their small, deeply catholic, Mexican village is deciding who will be Christ during the possibly dangerous reenactment of the Crucifixion.
Plot: crucifix, easter, village
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Absurd retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, this was the first of several biblical movies by director Miguel Zacarías that were intended to inspire the faithful but only inspired laughter instead. This film gained much notoriety due to the ...
Plot: bible, nudity (full frontal - brief), biblical reference, naked in public, male objectification, paradise, old testament, religion, male nudity, adam and eve, exploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, lesbianism, female full frontal nudity, mother superior, male nudity, priest, female nudity, convent, sexploitation, bathtub, erotica, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Angel of Fire (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a miserable circus, a young trapeze artist seduces her father, gets pregnant and decides to have her baby, so she leaves the circus and joins a group of puppeteers who make shows from passages of the Bible.
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, teenage pregnancy, incestuous desire, female director, urban, large breasts, teenage runaway, little boy, pregnancy, religious fanatic, kiss ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For the Very First Time (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teen-aged Catholic girl carries on a secret relationship.
Plot: jewish, teenager, nun, priest, religion, catholic, drag racing, first sexual experience, catholic priest
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Land (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: solitude, living alone, fishing, mountain, hunting, family tragedy, new life, bear, deer hunting, change of heart, lifestyle change, character change ...
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%