Movies like The Apparition 2018

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The Apparition (2018)
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The Apparition (2018)
Original name: L'Apparition
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the veracity of a saintly apparition in a small French village – a true canonical investigation.
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: catholic church, reporter, pilgrimage, religion, investigation, faith, journalist, catholic priest, priest, lawyer, teenage girl, religious faith, religious fanatic, teenager, airplane, mountain, death, photographer, church, orphan, bible, celebrity, doctor, helicopter, bus ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vatican, south of france, rome italy, jordan, alps, southern france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, psychological, captivating and serious films with plots about religion, priest, catholic church, catholic, society, catholic priest and faith mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Apparition: The Two Popes (2019), By The Grace of God (2018), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), The Young Pope (2016), Novitiate (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, psychological
Plot: catholic church, religion, catholic, pope, catholicism, cardinal the priest, catholic priest, priest, forgiveness, confession, guilt, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, pedophile priest, religion, priest, children, church, journalist, lawyer, husband wife relationship, cardinal the priest, doctor ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, rome italy ...
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The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 546 min.
TV show
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: psychological, captivating, satirical, surreal, tragicomedy ...
Plot: catholic church, god, pope, religion, celibacy, kangaroo, nun, orphan, abuse of power, male nudity, intrigue, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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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, altar boy, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, archbishop, crucifix, priest, illness ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
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Broken (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, who is modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, must be confidante, counselor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: catholic church, priest, religion, catholic, congregation, everyday life, religious faith, life, life is a bitch, social problems, catholic priest, society ...
Place: northern england
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God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, faith, brother brother relationship, religious fanatic, university, religious fundamentalism, religion, pastor, arson, protest, jail ...
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, small town life, idealism, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, society, hopes, belief in god, religion, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ireland
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Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: religion, parents and children, teenage life, society, journey, mother daughter relationship, catholic, coming of age, family relations, teenage girl, church, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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33%
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Uncommon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jesus combined diverse people and assorted stories to change the world! Now, He wants to use you! When the students of Rosewood High School lose their theater, music and dance departments due to budgets cuts, they create their own. Struggling to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere, christian film
Plot: bible, christian propaganda, religion, rehearsal, high school student, christianity, theatre play, school club, teenager, high school life, religious faith, school ...
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Superstar (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.
Style: satirical, cynical, tragicomedy, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: media, life turned upside down, media satire, love hate relationship, disorder, price of fame, fame, celebrity, fish out of water, satire, media coverage, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: serious, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, cause and meaning, religions or cults, society, life turned upside down, family in crisis, family problems, religion, culture clash, family conflict, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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33%
Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, clergy, religions or cults, teenage life, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
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Saul: The Journey to Damascus (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Malta, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Known as Saul the Butcher, the stoning of Stephen was said to have shattered Saul's faith in the Temple and its denial of Christ as the Messiah. His conversion to Christianity and baptism as Paul changed the history of the world.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, christian film, thought provoking
Plot: christianity, faith, bible story, religious conversion, belief in god, religious differences, bible, religious faith, changing lives, religious fundamentalism, religion, change of heart ...
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The White Knights (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation: he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphan victims of the Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
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The Maneater (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jezebel is a nihilistic artist who hides her fragility by living a fast-paced, promiscuous lifestyle. After attending her father's funeral, the sultry temptress finds herself attracted to David, a handsome, earnest young priest. While David ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Enough Praying (1972)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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Plot: priest, catholic priest, class struggle, working conditions, social problems, inequality, religion, church, solidarity, poverty, catholic church, injustice ...
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Place: chile
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Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
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32%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
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32%
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
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32%
The Measure of a Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological
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Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
Story: Orson Welles' unfinished masterpiece, restored and assembled based on Welles' own notes. During the last 15 years of his life, Welles, who died in 1985, worked obsessively on the film, which chronicles a temperamental film director—much ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, parody
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God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the ...
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak
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Time: 2010s
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: sexy, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convent, monastery, suicide, nun, priest, village, innocence lost, destructive relationship, strong female presence, religions or cults, chase, coming of age ...
Time: 18th century
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Corpus Christi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s ...
Style: christian film, sincere, thought provoking, ambiguous ending, touching
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 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, faith, christian, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, priest ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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The Student (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions. - Can girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis? - Does sex education have a place in school? - ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, complex
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