Movies like Ave María

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out erotic, disturbing, realistic and touching films with plots about female nudity, religion, nun, priest, female full frontal nudity, catholic church and catholic mostly in Drama, Horror and History genres. Some movies like Ave María: The Runner Stumbles (1979), Agnus Dei (1997), In This House of Brede (1975), Lourdes (2000), 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: nun, religion, convent, catholic priest, catholic, priest, catholic church, priest in love
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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: children, school, catholicism, girl, religion, nun, convent, female nudity, menstruation, breasts, topless girl, female full frontal nudity
Place: denmark
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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: nun, christian, faith, convent, drastic change of life, newcomer, japanese girl, catholicism, priest, female nudity, loss of daughter, mother superior ...
Place: london
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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: religion, nun
Place: france
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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: miraculous event, bishop, catholicism, kidnapping, convent, catholic, priest, catholic priest, nun, catholic church, mother superior
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62%
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: parody, allegory
Plot: art, catholic priest, painter, fight, religious conflict, worship, religion, dispute, church, catholicism, secret society, catholic church ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The dark night of the soul (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life of San Juan de la Cruz.
Plot: solitary, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity, dream, christianity, religion, catholic, poet, catholicism, christian, sanity ...
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56%
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: religion, catholic, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, exploitation, nun, sexploitation, erotica, womanizer, group sex, female nudity, priest ...
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Jackie Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A self-destructive womanizer falls for a girl with mysterious intentions.
Style: disturbing
Plot: male nudity, female nudity, misogyny, female full frontal nudity
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48%
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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, catholic priest, visit, catholic, opening a door
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: latin, woman, subway, female protagonist, office, female nudity, car, clerk, female full frontal nudity, swimming pool, shower
Place: mexico
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46%
A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: mental disorder, feminist, rape, male female relationship, female nudity, hate, rape victim, shame, courtroom, girl, feminism, misogyny ...
Place: africa
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46%
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The Monk (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions ...
Plot: spanish history, spanish inquisition, nun, torture, female nudity, monastery, convent, woman dressed as man, monk, inquisition, temptation
Time: 17th century
Place: spain
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43%
Act of the Heart (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A woman's peculiar religious convictions lead her on a self-destructive path.
Plot: catholic, religion, loyalty, religious fanatic, female nudity, protestant, nudity (full frontal - brief), self destructing, religious, undressing
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 70 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: old testament, male objectification, bible, adam and eve, female nudity, exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief), paradise, naked in public, religion, male nudity, biblical reference
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: indigenous people, religion, husband wife relationship, faith, church, landowner, good versus evil, actor, native american, journey, peasant, theology ...
Place: mexico
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41%
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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 ...
Style: erotic
Plot: cholera, religion, dog, sister sister relationship, love triangle, priest, love, catholic, catholic priest, catholic church, nun, mother superior ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
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40%
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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: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, sad ...
Plot: nun, lesbian, monastery, catholicism, altar boy, catholic church, lesbian love, mother daughter relationship, flagellation, coming of age, lgbt, reform ...
Time: year 1964, year 1954, 60s
Place: vatican, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Jew (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of Brazilian Antônio José da Silva, a jewish poet, playwright and lawyer living in the 18th Century Lisbon, who managed to avoid Inquisition by converting himself to Catholicism, after being tortured. But his fierce criticism of ...
Plot: female nudity, dungeon, inquisition, jewish, torture, torture chamber, female full frontal nudity
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, portugal
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37%
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, lesbian, religion, attempted rape, convent, fondling, lust, female nudity, voyeur, catholic priest, catholic church, catholic ...
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36%
The Nun and the Torture (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Chief of Police Rui, a happily married man of principles, is in charge of investigating Joana, a teacher who's accused of political crimes. After some false starts, he manages to arrest her, but is startled to learn that she's also a nun. ...
Plot: nun, prison, female nudity, male nudity, oral sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), female full frontal nudity, labia, gun, cunnilingus, vulva
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36%
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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.
Style: spiritual
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, teenage pregnancy, incestuous desire, brainwashing, erotica, religious fanaticism, gay interest, death of father, teenage runaway, dwarf, sex with daughter ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love Letters of a Nun (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spain 1640, the reverend superior nun Mariana, attends the death of her younger sister, Isabel's husband, who is overcome with hopelessness and heartache. Isabel then kisses and caresses the cadaver's exposed body as if he were still ...
Plot: female homosexuality, female masturbation, lesbian sex, lesbianism, sin, female nudity, exploitation, sex, nun, love letter
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Secrets of Love: Three Rakish Tales (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three erotic stories from classic writers Marguerite de Navarre, Nicolas Restif de la Bretonne and Guy de Maupassant.
Style: erotic, anthology
Plot: voyeur, sex, revenge, cheating wife, female nudity, erotica, cleavage, 69 sex position, spanking
Time: 18th century, 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Witch Hunt (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Having gone through many personal struggles, Eli (Lil Terselius) returns to her native village and begins to work on the farm of Ingeborg Eriksdotter (Anita Bjork), eventually tending a plot that once belonged to her family. But Eli has been gone a ...
Plot: witch hunt, witch, female nudity, medieval, suspicion, outsider, ice, prejudice, small community, witchcraft, false accusation, death ...
Time: 17th century
Place: norway
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32%
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New World (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the end of the 16th century, as the Spanish conquerors strive to subdue the New World, they confront another problem of equal magnitude: the evangelization of the natives, who are people of deep religious beliefs and refuse to understand nor ...
Plot: religion, jungle, crusader, inquisition, conquering, spanish inquisition, catholic church, catholicism, mexican, controversy, virgin mary, virgin ...
Time: 16th century
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31%
The Witches' Sabbath (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil.
Style: erotic, baroque
Plot: witch, making love, sex scene, devil, explicit sex, murder, female nudity, torture, reincarnation, masturbation, inquisition, plague ...
Time: 17th century
Place: tuscany
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31%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
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, harsh, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, human spirit, evil nun, corporal punishment, mistreatment, punishment, sexual harassment, human rights, violence against women, sin ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: liberation theology, catholic priest, priest, class struggle, inequality, working conditions, social problems, injustice, conscience, poverty, catholic church, solidarity ...
Time: 60s
Place: chile
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30%
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, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, gay, nun, lgbt, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, isolation, terminal illness, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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29%