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Mary Magdalene (2018)
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.
Style: biblical, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: love, belief, rebellion, faith, apostle, religion, female protagonist, marriage proposal, equality, bible, roman empire, horse, miraculous event, death, roman, treason, suicide, tomb, baptism, feminism, childbirth, freedom, dead, exorcism, resurrection ...
Place: jerusalem

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, religion, hopes, redemption, christianity and religions or cults mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Mary Magdalene: King of Kings (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, injustice, political unrest, tragic hero, heroic mission, state affairs, christianity, dishonesty, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, biblical, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, redemption, human spirit, leadership, hopes, tragic hero, society, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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100%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, bleak, epic, factual, rough ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, torture, religion, sacrifice, bible, jesus, religions or cults, suffering, roman empire, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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100%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, politics, religions or cults, clergy, tragic hero, society, royal family, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: southern italy, israel, palestine, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: based on the bible, psychological, biblical, tense, captivating ...
Plot: apostle, roman empire, bible, christianity, imprisonment, friendship, trust, prayer, faith, false accusation, christian, adventure ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
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62%
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the incredible true story of Amberley Snyder, a nationally ranked rodeo barrel racer who defies the odds after barely surviving a car accident that leaves her paralyzed from the waist down.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, exciting, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: life is a bitch, rodeo, family relations, hopes, friendship, catastrophe, love, ambition, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family, escapades ...
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Chico Xavier (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, society, charity, mystery, faith, spiritualism, medium, religion, clergy, supernatural, superhuman powers, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 60s, 20s ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 967
Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, epic, realistic ...
Plot: prophet, oracle, society, false accusation, village, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroic mission, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: self discovery, society, lifestyle, redemption, idealism, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, faith ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, human trafficking, american history, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: miraculous event, pregnancy, reincarnation, society, ambition, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, heroes, parents and children, life is a bitch, love affair ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, haunted by the past, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, betrayal, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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50%
 6.9
 2K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female protagonist, female lawyer, opposites attract, female friendship, unlikely friendships, society, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: roman empire, fighting the system, hopes, society, rebellion, idealism, rise and fall, jesus christ, religion, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Have a Little Faith (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: At age 82, Mitch Albom's former rabbi Albert Lewis wants the famous Detroit sportswriter to give his eulogy when the time comes. Albom makes a visit to his former home town in New Jersey, where Rabbi Lewis has served a congregation for about 50 ...
Style: sincere, captivating, contemplative, psychological, touching ...
Plot: rabbi, urban ghetto, religions or cults, clergy, redemption, starting over, friendship, faith, priest, personal growth, hopes, columnist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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49%
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Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, epic, based on the bible, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, prophet, resurrection, torture, tragic hero, idealism, clergy, belief, oracle, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 3K
Sunset Song (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: shepherd, farmer, love, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, world war one, sex scene, execution, village, death of father, father son relationship, marriage proposal ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, feminism, society, campaign, head of state, election, strong female presence, british politics, member of parliament ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, friendship, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, psychiatric ward, eating disorder, coming of age, patient, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
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48%
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Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, psychological, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt teen, lgbt, coming of age, college student, teen suicide, church, trust, father son relationship, dating, anger ...
Place: arkansas, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Becoming Astrid (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our ...
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, romantic, captivating, touching
Plot: teenage sex, dancing, pregnant teenager, pregnancy, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, teenage pregnancy, marriage proposal, typewriter, baby, female nudity, newspaper ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 24K
Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: enigmatic, atmospheric, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, messiah, resurrection, investigation, religious, interrogation, betrayal, race against time, faith, desert, church ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Plot: racism, church, fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, military, society, clergy, hopes, interracial relations, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 313
Carlotta (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: How many working class Balmain boys grow up to be showgirls? Not just any showgirl but a household name, a legend of Kings Cross, a daytime TV star, and a symbol of generational change.
Style: captivating, sincere, melancholic, disturbing, lgbt cinema
Plot: lifestyle, transsexual, teenager, dancing, lgbt, tolerance, sex scene, acceptance, sexuality, female director, abuse, sexual abuse ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: contemplative, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, injustice, americana, rebellion, terminal illness, fighting the system, political corruption, gays and lesbians, legal action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 60s ...
Place: usa, new york
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47%
The Light of the World (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This 78-minute film takes you on an unforgettable journey, showing the biblical account of the creation of man and the entrance of sin into the world. See why Jesus Christ came to earth and how He dealt with the sin issue once and for all. Follow ...
Style: biblical
Plot: bible, hell, christian, religion, crucifix, painting, heaven
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 38K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, notoriety, redemption, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, actor's life, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, miami, florida, new york, malibu california ...
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47%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, religion ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: cult, commune, poison, psychopath, rebellion, religions or cults, fighting the system, leadership, against humanity, drug abuse, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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