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Last Days in the Desert (2015)
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Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: atmospheric, serious, contemplative, biblical, fable
Plot: desert, devil, fasting, adventure, religions or cults, society, escapades, family problems, wilderness, prayer, praying, jesus, jesus christ, evil, family in crisis, demon, family relations, self discovery, father son relationship, wanderer, help, folklore, redemption, superstition, beard ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and captivating films with plots about society, religions or cults, family relations, hopes, family problems, religion and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Last Days in the Desert: A.D. The Bible Continues (2015), Story of Judas (2015), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Freedom (2000), Son of Babylon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, epic, exciting, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: religions or cults, heroes, human nature, hopes, society, escapades, religion, religious cult, religious icon, lifestyle, religious, faith ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, biblical, realistic
Plot: clergy, betrayal, religions or cults, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, bible, society, desert, friendship, bible story, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, on the road, human nature, boat chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, youth, escapades, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, tragic hero, buried truth, society, social relations, rise and fall, family problems, betrayal, hidden truth, dishonesty, victorian england
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Sea (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, non-linear, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, resort, childhood memory, grief, death of wife, grieving, boarding house, introspection, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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31%
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, inheritance, journalist, police, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.3
 226
Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, interracial relations, immigrants, love and romance, family in crisis, impossible love, human nature, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Moses the Lawgiver (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Story of Moses. Originally a TV Miniseries recut for theaters
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: desert, hopes, escapades, folk hero, ambition, society, leadership, heroic mission, against the odds, heroes, religions or cults, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, religions or cults, family relations, heroes, hopes, parents and children, love affair, reincarnation, life is a bitch, society, ambition ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, social relations, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 112
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: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, introspection, cause and meaning, family in crisis, society, family problems, religions or cults, faith, culture clash, family, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, fairy tale, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, destiny, self discovery, religions or cults, human spirit, adventure, mysterious place, lost, hopes, escapades, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Extraordinary images from Werner Herzog. Shot in the Australian Outback the Aborigines (in this film anyway) believe that this is the place where the green ants go to dream, and that if their dreams are disturbed, it will bring down disaster on us ...
Style: contemplative, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: desert, culture clash, geologist, court, trial, mining, land rights, australian aboriginal, society, heroes, rescue, adventurer ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: australia, germany, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, life is a bitch, hopes, self discovery, human spirit, redemption, introspection, religions or cults, society, christian, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, aging, crimes, single parent, going straight, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 532
Birdsong (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Three Wise Kings travel in search of the Messiah, with unexpected obstacles on the way.
Style: serious, biblical, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: virgin mary, miraculous event, journey, society, religions or cults, uninvited guest, life turned upside down, family relations, hopes, pregnancy, angel, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, hopes, society, family problems, friendship, down on your luck, guru, religions or cults, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, state affairs, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, interracial relations, redemption, religions or cults, family relations, romance, mother son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1820s, 1830s
Place: hawaii, usa, boston, new hampshire, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, working class, small town life, parents and children, wilderness, human nature, sexual abuse, introspection, society, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Tragedy Strikes three Families, their Destiny forces them on a coverging path and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: indoctrination, family life, parents and children, religions or cults, religion, hopes, society, family relations, salvation, family values, family problems, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
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Redland (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As a family struggles to survive in rural isolation during the Great Depression, their daughter's secret affair begins a journey into the unknown.
Style: atmospheric, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love affair, family life, dysfunctional family, survival, pregnancy, parents and children, isolation, family problems, love and romance, family in crisis, wilderness ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, survival, on the road, starvation, militant, parents and children, desert, social relations, escapades, village, survivor ...
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Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: gloomy, touching, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, religions or cults, hopes, love and romance, escapades, obsessive quest, society, romance, bittersweet, village, village life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, bowling, oil, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, misanthrope, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: california, usa, pacific ocean, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Annunciation (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Annunciation (in Hungarian: Angyali üdvözlet) is a Hungarian film directed by András Jeles in 1984, based on The Tragedy of Man (1861) by Imre Madách. When Adam (Péter Bocsor) and Eve (Júlia Mérő), having succumbed to Lucifer's ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female full frontal nudity, bible, symbolism, devil, lucifer, angel, philosophy, religions or cults, heroes, obsessive quest, time, french revolution ...
Time: ancient history, 18th century
Place: london, prague, athens greece, france, ancient greece ...
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The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: amish, adoption, family relations, identity crisis, youth, hopes, religions or cults, family problems, family, dishonesty, self discovery, last wish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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23%