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The Two Popes (2019)
 7.6
 76K
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, dark humor
Plot: vatican, pope, catholic church, catholicism, catholic, religion, catholic priest, priest, cardinal the priest, guilt, confession, forgiveness, wine, tango, helicopter, street life, flashback, telephone call, telephone, flash forward, pizza, piano, sign of the cross, soccer fan, dance lesson ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rome italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about priest, catholic church, religion, society, church, catholic and pope mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like The Two Popes: We Have a Pope (2011), The Apparition (2018), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Novitiate (2017), The Pope Must Diet (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, vatican, cardinal the priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ...
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, religious fanatic, shopping mall, mountain, catholic priest, investigation, 16 year old, religion, bus ...
Place: jordan, southern france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, epic, realistic
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, rebelliousness, rebellion, leadership, revolution, political unrest, clergy ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, asia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 3K
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: nun, flagellation, catholic church, monastery, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, vatican, reform, priest, confession, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Pope Must Diet (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, alternative comedy, light ...
Plot: priest, pope, clergy, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, dishonesty, disorder, religions or cults, cardinal the priest, catholic church, vatican, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.2
 5K
The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”
Style: stylized, satirical, atmospheric, captivating, philosophical
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, chosen one, secrets, strongman, catholic priest, cardinal the priest, religion, conspiracy, power, tongue in cheek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.4
 29K
The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, surreal, captivating, satirical, tragicomedy
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, cigarette smoking, male nudity, nun, orphan, kangaroo, sex scene, conspiracy, abuse of power, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 150
The Priest (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Obsessed with fantasies of sex, Father Miguel seeks professional help through his church but they are not listening; thus leaving the Father in a dilemma; leaving the church or should he try, on his own, to surrender to these temptations?
Plot: masturbation, priest, sexual obsession, catholicism, zoophilia, crisis of faith, human nature, catholic church, crucifix, catholic priest, christmas eve, skinny dipping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, family problems, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations, society, physical appearance, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 11K
Roma (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, art house, colourful ...
Plot: fashion, society, lifestyle, memory, illegal prostitution, filmmaking, clergy, politics, traffic jam, celebrity culture, bohemian life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 70s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 5K
Reality (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A dark comedy centering on the lives of a Neapolitan based family whose father, a fish merchant, is so infatuated with the reality TV show "Grande Fratello" (the Italian version of "Big Brother") he starts living his life as if ...
Style: semi serious, cynical, humorous, thought provoking, dark humor ...
Plot: life turned upside down, losing-it hero, obsession, human nature, society, tv show, disorder, audition, big brother, tv, power of media, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.2
 20K
Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, idealism, charity, novice, orphan, mother superior, lie, faith, wine, guilt, convent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 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, bishop, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, catholic church, religion, catholic ...
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: clever, atmospheric, talky, humorous, witty ...
Plot: nun, bible, surrealism, escapades, imaginary, farce, on the road, hitchhiker, s&m, hopes, adventure, miraculous event ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, priest, catholic, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, obsessive quest, society, urban, human nature, loan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to hold secular ...
Plot: father son relationship, guilt, rebel, demonstration, vatican, bible quote, roman, coughing, graffiti, bombing, bureaucracy, song ...
Time: 1860s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to ...
Style: psychological, sincere, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: writer's life, narcissist, dull life, couples, sarcasm, loneliness, writing, cynicism, arrogance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, solitude, writer's block ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Holy Child (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marc (Lambert Wilson) is a man of the cloth who's gained a bit of celebrity for his public espousal of religious celibacy. In fact, he's even written a book about the subject. But Marc's 15 minutes of fame could be up when a bratty ...
Plot: media frenzy, runaway, missionary, dna, virgin mary statue, cowardice, genetics, african, pillow, juvenile delinquent, watching television, illegitimacy ...
Place: montreal quebec, paris france, kosovo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 1870 Rome, then governed by the Pope, was captured by the Italian General La Marmora's troops. After the armistice, the Italian soldier Alfonso killed a Pope's soldier, the son of Don Prospero. Then he sought refuge in the ...
Plot: italian soldier, italian history, italian army, soldier, vatican
Time: 1870s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 53K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, social relations, goodhearted, small town life, confession, human nature, small town, painting, catholic church, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 4K
Wide Awake (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A feel-good comedy about the laughter, excitement and fun that come with being a kid! Joshua is a thoughtful 10-year-old looking for some simple answers to life's eternal questions. The problem is that no one - including his concerned parents ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, light, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, self discovery, society, death in the family, teenage life, human spirit, friendship, religion, nun, boys' school, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: pregnancy, condom, priest, village life, village, unwanted pregnancy, society, religions or cults, social relations, clergy, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: pope, politics, catholic church, state affairs, against humanity, anti semitism, forgery, society, rebellion, rebelliousness, religions or cults, wartime life ...
Time: 70s, 30s, 50s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've ...
Style: humorous, sincere, clever, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: church, family problems, innocence lost, clergy, idealism, religions or cults, social relations, village life, solace, culture clash, society, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, talky, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, psychology, friendship, family problems, secrets, game, under the surface, dialogue driven, husband wife relationship, dinner party, character study, gay ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Enough Praying (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
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: priest, catholic priest, class struggle, conscience, solidarity, injustice, religion, poverty, catholic church, working conditions, social problem, church
Time: 1960s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.
Plot: painter, church, worship, art, pastiche, mass, dispute, mural, unconscious, catholic priest, religion, identity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky
Plot: religions or cults, society, clergy, church, rivalry, disorder, catholic school, teacher student relationship, nun, belief in the afterlife, christmas eve, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On a remote, isolated, unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact ...
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, humorous, uplifting ...
Plot: religious differences, village, peaceful mission, society, disagreement, strong female character, muslim, islam, christianity, virgin mary statue, civil war, hijab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 487
Saving Grace (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: society, social differences, misfit, on the road, village, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, friendship, friends, self discovery, clergy, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%