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Killing Jesus (2015)
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society, rise and fall, idealism, jesus christ, jesus, religion, life is a bitch, self sacrifice, self discovery, unfulfillment
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, hopes, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, life is a bitch and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Killing Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Cesar Chavez (2014), Peter and Paul (1981), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Billy: The Early Years (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, back from the dead, apostle, god or devil, faith, rabbi, execution ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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100%
 6.4
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.7
 579
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: society, heroes, life is a bitch, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, clergy, anti heroes, hopes, ambition, obsessive quest, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
73%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, lifestyle, hopes, society, redemption, idealism, miraculous event, clergy, christianity, born again christian, doubt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 christ ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, political unrest, hopes, rebellion, society, political activism, state affairs, small town, crisis, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.9
 80
John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative, christian film
Plot: martyr, clergy, dishonesty, rebellion, hopes, society, false accusation, political corruption, idealism, religions or cults, power relations, fighting the system ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, epic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, prophet, christianity, tragic hero, jesus, religions or cults, chosen one, clergy, bible, torture, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, racism, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, church, religions or cults, anti semitism, leadership, rebellion, politics, society, state affairs ...
Place: israel, poland, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 981
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, silent film
Plot: feminism, civil rights, injustice, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, politics, human spirit, siblings relations, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1912
Place: philadelphia, tennessee, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 2K
Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, political drama
Plot: world war two, world war one, soldier, politics, white house, presidential election, unfulfillment, media, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, uncover truth, fighting the system, deportation, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, south australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 468
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, americana, state affairs, chaos, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
45%
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 6K
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, biblical
Plot: anti heroes, society, betrayal, rise to the top, anti hero, royal family, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, family relations, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 820
Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: ambition, state affairs, hopes, politics, society, confined, feminism, political unrest, isolation, chase, blind ambition, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, rivalry, confined, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, prison life, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, curses spells and rituals, battles, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.4
 281
Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, idealism, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, dedicated lawyer, couples, columnist, righting the wronged, journalism ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, army investigation, politics, soldier, head of state, state affairs, crimes, ambition, clergy, fighting the system, revolution ...
Time: 90s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 12K
Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, self discovery, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, political corruption, political intrigue, workplace situations, tough heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 962
Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, legal, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, against the odds, political unrest, courtroom, righting the wronged, injustice, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: american revolution, independence, treason, political unrest, political conspiracy, military, assassination, revolution, rebellion, tragic hero, state affairs, war ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, quebec, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%