Movies and TV shows like The Passion

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The Passion (2008)
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The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: crucifix, jesus, easter, crucifixion of jesus, controversy, death, life philosophy, powerful ending, culture clash, religion, jewish, christianity, brutality, clergy, religions or cults, prophecy, philosophy, apostle, false accusation, redemption, prejudice, jesus christ
Time: ancient history
Place: jerusalem, holy land

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about society, christianity, religions or cults, hopes, religion, jesus and christian mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Jesus (1999), St. Paul (2000), Jesus (2018), The Dovekeepers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, torture, religion, suffering, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, sacrifice, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, biblical, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, apostle, god or devil, faith, back from the dead, rabbi, execution ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1930s, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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87%
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, surprise ending, emotional ...
Plot: jesus christ, bible, christianity, resurrection, religions or cults, society, hopes, leadership, sin, jesus, jewish, main character dies ...
Place: palestine
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63%
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, USA, UK
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, folk hero, roman empire, bible, apostle, christian, legends and myths, state affairs, heroes, bible story, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, partners, hopes, betrayal, faith ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
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59%
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Jesus (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jesus is their apostles spread the peace and respect wherever they go. Performing miracles and arousing the wrath of Jewish priests until condemned to crucifixion for them.
Style: christian film, epic, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: christianity, judaism, jesus, religions or cults, christian, heroes, temptation, clergy, religion, society, sin, miraculous event ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, battles, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 6K
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, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, jesus, religions or cults, haunted by the past, human spirit, betrayal, hopes, tragic hero, clergy, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, jesus christ, sin, christianity, redemption, betrayal, desert, clergy, hopes, tragic hero, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: heroes, life is a bitch, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, clergy, anti heroes, hopes, ambition, obsessive quest, anti hero, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, clergy, tragic hero, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, hopes, society, leadership, destiny, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Romulus (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
TV show
Story: The story of Romulus and his twin brother Remus, in eighth century B.C. as seen through the eyes of three people marked by death, loneliness and violence.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: ancient rome, violence, battles, historical character, conflict, power struggle, leader, death, warrior, family relations, society, intrigue ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, stylized, bleak, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, japanese history, clergy, betrayal, religion, doubt, martyrdom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 18K
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, prophet, tragic hero, jesus, christianity, religions or cults, chosen one, bible, torture, clergy, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, power relations, infidelity, high society, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Joseph and Mary (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When loved ones are murdered, Elijah’s beliefs are compromised as he considers revenge. But a visit with Joseph and Mary may offer a new perspective.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: jesus, mother son relationship, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, meaning of life, cause and meaning, hopes, heroes, society, religion ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: biblical, epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Apostle Peter: Redemption (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tormented by his denial of Christ, Peter spent his life attempting to atone for his failures. Now as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero, will he falter again, his weakness betray him or will he rise up triumphant in his final moment?
Style: thought provoking, psychological, realistic, biblical
Plot: christian, cowardice, christianity, redemption, betrayal, religions or cults, roman empire, apostle, against the odds, philosophy, society, religion ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, jesus, tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., ancient times
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, politics, life is a bitch, leadership, society, hopes, tragic hero, injustice ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: israel, southern italy, palestine, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, family relations, religions or cults, heroes, hopes, parents and children, love affair, reincarnation, life is a bitch, society, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each episode looking at a different key turning point in the history of the Roman Empire.
Style: captivating, epic, realistic, serious
Plot: roman empire, emperor, politics, historical character, religions or cults, political intrigue, christianity, head of state, rise and fall, state affairs, battles, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
TV show
Story: Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Style: epic
Plot: bible, roman empire, apostle, gladiator, adoption, pursuit, jesus christ, martyr, christianity, corporal punishment, crucifixion of jesus, jesus ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, mission, clergy, jungle, native americans, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, hopes, wilderness, murder, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, idealism, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, hopes, rise and fall, leadership, ambition, betrayal, clergy ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, christianity, jesus, religion, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
TV show
Story: Heimat 3 is the third cycle of Edgar Reitz's monumental Heimat series, which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The third Heimat completes the trilogy and brings together particularly the settings of Heimat 1. It follows the new ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, idealism, culture clash, love and romance, elderly, looking for love, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, unlikely couple, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 3K
Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: colony, survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, governor, control, brutality ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: australia, england, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Weissensee Saga (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Weissensee is a German television series. The series is set in East Berlin in 1980 and 1987 and follows two families.
Style: serious, realistic, compassionate, poignant, touching ...
Plot: stasi, berlin wall, communism, star crossed lovers, social differences, prejudice, dysfunctional family, family feud, first love, parents and children, adolescence, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, east berlin, german democratic republic
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43%
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: catastrophe, fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, king, abduction, dancing ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%