Movies like Corpus Christi

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Corpus Christi (2019)
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Corpus Christi (2019)
Original name: Boże Ciało
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 workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.
Style: christian film, sincere, thought provoking, touching, ambiguous ending
Plot: fake identity, catholic church, priest, prison, small town, tragedy, deception, ex convict, love, village, parents and children, conflict, car accident, bereavement, sermon, juvenile delinquent, anal sex, catholic priest, catholic, confession booth, rape, party, death, sex scene, cemetery ...
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, touching, sincere and realistic films with plots about priest, death, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), singing, church and love mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Corpus Christi: Enough Praying (1972), Invisible Life (2019), The Promised Land (1975), Perfect Obedience (2014), The Fire That Burns (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Enough Praying (1972)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: Many socially-concerned priests in Catholic Latin America have at some time left their parish churches to go and work in the fields and factories of the poor. Such priests, usually adherents of "liberation theology," are called ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, class struggle, church, poverty, religion, catholic church, conscience, solidarity, injustice, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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Invisible Life (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. The life of Guida and Euridice Gusmão, raised to be invisible in the eyes of the Brazilian society of that time, like all the other women of that generation.
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, captivating
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The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Fire That Burns (1997)
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Sinner (2007)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
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