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By The Grace of God (2018)
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By The Grace of God (2018)
Original name: Grâce à Dieu
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 priest, to "release their word" on what they suffered.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, religion, pedophile priest, children, journalist, church, priest, lawyer, husband wife relationship, cardinal the priest, christmas, train, doctor, soccer, police, female nudity, photograph, father son relationship, camping, piano, little boy, playing piano, bare breasts, police officer ...
Time: year 2014, year 2015, year 2016

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Most similar movies to By The Grace of God

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, disturbing, serious and psychological films with plots about child abuse, pedophilia, priest, pedophile, sexual abuse, mother son relationship and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like By The Grace of God: The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Spotlight (2015), Sleepers (1996), Custody (2017), For My Brother (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, child molestation, man boy relationship, homosexual rape, catholic priest, underage sex, orphanage, rape of a minor, child molester, sexual abuse, pedophile, catholicism ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, twists and turns, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: journalism, conspiracy, investigative journalism, twists & turns, catholicism, investigation, pedophilia, expose, lawyer, pedophile priest, catholic, child abuse ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
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Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, prison rape, childhood, courtroom drama, vengeance, pedophile, homosexual rape, torture, haunted by the past, rape, murder trial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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100%
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Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: custody battle, child, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, boy, police, divorced parents, lawyer, lie, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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For My Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The two brothers Aske (17 years old) and Bastian (12 years old) live with their father, Lasse. Their mother died seven years earlier. Every day they live in a world where fear, violence and alcohol are huge factors, but where the brothers' ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspense, touching
Plot: brother brother relationship, homosexual rape, incest, child abuse, child prostitution, sexual perversion, pedophilia, father son relationship, mistreatment, male masturbation, life is a bitch, survival ...
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Perfect Obedience (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his ...
Plot: pedophile, child abuse, catholic church, beating, pedophile priest, priest, punishment, obedience, chastity, corporal punishment, bullying, forbidden love ...
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100%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, fighting the system, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, introspection, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Apparition (2018)
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 ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, investigation, religion, faith, catholic priest, priest, journalist, interview, lawyer, teenage girl ...
Place: vatican, southern france, south of france, rome italy, jordan
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31%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, dysfunctional family, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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29%
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Una (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life.
Style: psychological, cynical, sad, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: pedophilia, female nudity, sexual awakening, confrontation, reunion, sex scene, teenage girl, small town, sex, love story, mental illness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
In the Name of the Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The new movie of Vincent Lannoo.
Style: cynical, suspense, semi serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile priest, unlikely criminals, losing-it hero, vengeance, deadly, crimes, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, racism, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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26%
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Judgment (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.
Plot: altar boy, child molester, pedophile priest, catholic church, lawsuit, childhood sexual abuse, belt, doll, catholic priest, clapping, religion, christianity ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: louisiana
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25%
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 12
Indiscretion (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: INDISCRETION Drama/Suspense USA. 85 min. 2006 A harrowing morality tale of past sins exposed and old wounds reopened. Two brothers have conflict over their abusive father, interconnects with a 12-year-old's fate that hinges on a prayer and a ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, psychological
Plot: loss of son, girl, child abuse, priest, car accident, physical abuse, prayer, letter, balloon, paramedic, repressed memory
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 1K
Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: single mother, lawyer, judge, custody, abuse, hearing, child abuse, courtroom drama, social issues, class differences, family secret, convict ...
Place: new york
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23%
A Child in the Crowd (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deserted by his father, and dislocated by the Second World War, Paul is a boy who wants affection and attention and cannot find it at home. For a while, he becomes the pet of some German soldiers, running errands for them. Later, he helps the ...
Plot: pedophilia, occupied france, lgbt teen, male homosexuality, world war two, gay, homosexual, female nudity, gay youth, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief), bare breasts ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: catholic, altar boy, gay, religion, school, child abuse, running, lie, faith, jealousy, singer, love ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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23%
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Silenced (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, sex crime, rape, mute or deaf, disability, deaf mute, sexual abuse, punishment, teacher student sex, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Paradise (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the time Bobby was with NASA. Now they have built up ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing
Plot: televangelist, businessman, hypocrisy, reverend, infidelity, extramarital affair, marriage, husband wife relationship, faith, money, father son relationship, outer space ...
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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, child rape, parents and children, rape, innocence lost, police, psychologist, stripper, child molestation, life is a bitch, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
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Homesick (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 17-year-old Sami has an accident which resulted in him reluctantly sent to closed psychiatric hospital. Sami refuses to speak or show his feelings, even when the nurse Taneli is trying everything in order to understand how the crash really happened. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, suspenseful
Plot: mental institution, mental breakdown, doctor, broken family, parent child relationship, mental illness, suicide attempt, roommate, nurse, mother son incest, child abuse, mother son relationship ...
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22%
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: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, brother brother relationship, faith, religious fundamentalism, religion, religious fanatic, university, arson, pastor, jail, prayer ...
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Parental Guidance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A ten year old girl is received by her aunt because of her mother's confinement to a mental hospital. But the aunt lives with a man, Jean-Pierre, who seems to be a little too nice with the girl...
Plot: underage girl, pedophilia, female director, innocence, cigarette smoking, child molester, pedophile, age difference, small breasts, sexuality, teenage sexuality, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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22%
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A Night Too Young (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia
Duration: 65 min.
Story: On New Year's Day, two preteen boys wind up in the apartment of Katerina, a teacher from their school, along with her friends, Stepan and David. As the older trio bickers, drinks and flirts, the boys gain eye-opening insight into the adult ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: child molestation, teenage boy, friendship between boys, child abuse, sexual awakening, friendship, underage drinking, underage sex, femme fatale, fireworks, panties pulled down, masturbation ...
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21%
Hands of a Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, childhood trauma, family secret, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, repressed memory, child abuse, child molestation, mental illness, psychotherapy, abusive mother ...
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21%
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Aurore (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: stepmother, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, remarry, hidden truth, society, parents and children, family relations, buried truth, child abuse, kids in trouble, physical abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: canada, quebec
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Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, melancholic, art house, suspense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Golden Youth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rose, a 16-year-old girl who was abandoned by her parents and taken in by social services, and her fiancé, 22-year-old Michel, are enjoying their first great and innocent love affair in Paris in 1979, at the height of the popularity of the Le ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, melancholic, unusual plot structure
Plot: swinger couple, wife swapping, nightclub, wife husband relationship, drugs, sex scene, youth, older woman younger man sex, relationships, money, husband wife relationship, escapades ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
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21%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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21%
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, teenage life, pedophilia, school, sexual abuse, gays and lesbians, youth, coming out, friendship, catholic school, clergy ...
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