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: jesus, religion, crucifix, easter, crucifixion of jesus, controversy, death, bible, powerful ending, culture clash, life philosophy, jewish, philosophy, christianity, brutality, apostle, ancient history, prophecy, false accusation, redemption, prejudice, clergy, religions or cults, christian, sword and sandal ...
Place: jerusalem, holy land

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Most similar movies to The Passion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, biblical, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, religions or cults, religion, christianity, jesus, christian and hopes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Passion: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Jesus (1999), A.D. The Bible Continues (2015), St. Paul (2000), Jesus: His Life (2019). 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, christian film, factual, rough, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christianity, jesus, religion, betrayal, torture, suffering, brutality, sacrifice, bible, religions or cults, death, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, ancient greece, middle east
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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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, self sacrifice, religion, roman empire, faith, apostle, resurrection, back from the dead, christian, god or devil, prophet ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, ancient greece, middle east
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100%
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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: serious, epic, realistic, emotional, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus, christianity, hopes, society, religions or cults, leadership, sin, death of protagonist, resurrection, judaism, christian ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A.D.: The Bible Continues is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries. It is produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser.
Style: biblical, epic, exciting, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: religions or cults, religion, christian, faith, ancient history, heroes, religious faith, human nature, hopes, escapades, society, jesus ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.3
 1K
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, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: christianity, bible, folk hero, apostle, christian, state affairs, ancient history, roman empire, legends and myths, heroes, bible story, father son relationship ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
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42%
Jesus: His Life (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Explore the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life ...
Style: biblical, captivating, thought provoking, serious, semi documentary
Plot: jesus, apostle, bible, religion, religious faith, ancient, destiny, religious, crucifixion of jesus, ancient mystery, historical figure, life ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, uplifting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: apostle, faith, christian, clergy, miraculous event, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, redemption, ancient history, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, biblical ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, religion, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, siege, love and romance, ancient history, antiquity, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, jerusalem, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: judaism, jesus, clergy, christianity, religions or cults, sin, miraculous event, temptation, christian, religion, society, heroes ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 475
Barabbas (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Barabbas or Jesus Barabbas (literally "son of the father" or "Jesus, son of the father" respectively) is a figure in the account of the Passion of Christ, in which he is the insurrectionary whom Pontius Pilate freed at the ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Plot: bible, redemption, religions or cults, society, destiny, hopes, leadership, jesus, death, antiquity, gospel, easter ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 19K
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, biblical, epic, inspirational ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, tragic hero, bible, prophet, clergy, religions or cults, chosen one, resurrection, ancient history, torture, christian ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Seven Deadly Sins (2008)
Genre: History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The series traces the history of the seven deadly sins, how they became part of religious doctrine, and looks at historical figures who have been the worst perpetrators of each. Each of the seven sins is explored, from their origins and nature, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, redemption, clergy, society, religions or cults, seven deadly sins, faith, religion, vice, sin, religious, religious faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: biblical, realistic, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: apostle, christianity, christian, redemption, cowardice, against the odds, philosophy, religions or cults, society, betrayal, religion, roman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, intense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: christian, bible, redemption, jesus, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, haunted by the past, human spirit, heroes, tragic hero, clergy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, rome italy, jerusalem, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 604
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, sexy, spiritual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, new testament, medieval, antiquity, ancient, jesus, bible, ambition, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, biblical, dark, epic, surreal ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, betrayal, temptation, ancient history, redemption, spirituality, religion, surrealism, controversy, fasting, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, greece, ancient greece, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: christianity, jesus, religions or cults, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, meaning of life, parents and children, death, society, hopes, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: jesus, christianity, christian, faith, betrayal, desert, redemption, religion, torture, miraculous event, temptation, tragic hero ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, egypt, ancient greece, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, society, hopes, leadership, supernatural, religions or cults, destiny, jesus, bible ...
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jesus, bible, christian, religion, new testament, antiquity, empire, religious, faith, belief in god, miraculous event, pregnancy ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 112K
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, cerebral, intellectual, suspense ...
Plot: missionary, christianity, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, religion, culture clash, doubt, betrayal, clergy, japanese history, jesuit ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 2K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, royal family, rich and poor, high society, royalty, politics, honor, family relations, siblings relations, romance, state affairs, aristocracy ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, biblical, epic, christian film
Plot: bible, christian, miraculous event, human spirit, clergy, tragic hero, heroic mission, false accusation, idealism, jesus, injustice, religions or cults ...
Time: 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Penitent Thief (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the two unnamed men who were crucified alongside Jesus and how they came to be beside him on the cross that fateful day. Dismas and his brother Jotham, along with Gestas, another young man who will share their fate, suffer tragedy and ...
Style: christian film, biblical, epic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: roman, religious, gang of thieves, christian, jesus, thief, male protagonist, brother brother relationship, tragic hero, gang, injustice, brutality ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexy, bleak, stylized, dramatic, enigmatic ...
Plot: jesus, religion, christianity, catholic, christian, god, faith, betrayal, bible, gender bending, liberation theology, atheism ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: vatican, rome italy, ancient greece, israel, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Shooting the Past (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: gambling, fighting the system, mysterious character, society, workplace, culture clash, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, workplace romance, employee, library, battles ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 61K
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, harsh, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, mission, clergy, jesuit, slavery, christian, christianity, slave trader, slave, ethnic conflict, native american, punishment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, latin america, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, epic, serious
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, politics, religions or cults, political intrigue, roma, dishonesty, state affairs, power struggle ...
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 475
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, christian, jesus, roman empire, roman, apostle, corporal punishment, crucifixion of jesus, adoption, gladiator, martyr, christianity ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, biblical, stylized, talky, intense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: jesus, betrayal, christianity, music, christian, destiny, religion, dancing, rock and roll, atheism, adaptation, family ...
Time: 70s, 1st century
Place: middle east, israel, ancient greece, palestine, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%