Movies like The Two Popes

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The Two Popes (2019)
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
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: dark humor, thought provoking, humorous, psychological, based on true events
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, religion, catholicism, catholic, catholic priest, cardinal the priest, priest, forgiveness, confession, guilt, cardinal, netflix, telephone, wine, pianist, tango, helicopter, pizza, flash forward, street life, piano, red shoes, flashback ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina

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Most similar movies to The Two Popes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films with plots about catholic church, pope, catholic, priest, religion, vatican and catholicism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Two Popes: We Have a Pope (2011), The Apparition (2018), The New Pope (2019), The Young Pope (2016), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968). 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, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: vatican, identity crisis, catholicism, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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: vatican, catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, religion, faith, investigation, journalist, catholic priest, priest, teenage girl, lawyer ...
Place: south of france, southern france, rome italy, jordan
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The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, satirical, atmospheric, philosophical
Plot: vatican, catholic church, cardinal the priest, strongman, pope, catholic priest, secrets, tongue in cheek, lord, intrigue, conspiracy, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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67%
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The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, controversial, surreal, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, god, cigarette smoking, celibacy, kangaroo, male nudity, nun, orphan, sex scene, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: epic, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, political unrest, rebelliousness, clergy, leadership, rebellion, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, asia, rome italy ...
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29%
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, catholic, bishop, world war two, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian ...
Place: poland, europe
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28%
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, feel good ...
Plot: vatican, priest, pope, comedy of errors, clergy, dishonesty, religions or cults, disorder, mistaken identity, catholic church, cardinal the priest, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Martin Luther (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man's relationship with God and, by extension, a redefinition of man's relationship with ...
Style: christian film
Plot: reformation, priest, politics, liberation, born again christian, conscience, catholicism, protestant, church, spirituality, faith, new testament ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: catholic church, pope, countess, bureaucracy, youth, vatican, kicked in the crotch, peep hole, freedom, catholic priest, demonstration, graffiti ...
Time: 1860s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: pope, religions or cults, legends and myths, gender bending, society, clergy, ambition, dishonesty, hidden identity, gender, rise to the top, power relations ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 278
The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: gloomy, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, clergy, romance, rivalry, state affairs, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, gays and lesbians, royal family ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 545
The Conclave (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.
Style: disturbing, stylized, captivating, suspense
Plot: pope, vatican, politics, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, sex scene, female nudity, cardinal the priest
Time: renaissance, 1400s, 15th century
Place: rome italy, italy
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25%
 6.7
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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: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: monastery, nun, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, altar boy, vatican, reform, confession, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 750
Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, ambition, betrayal, dishonesty, forbidden love, royal family, human nature, political intrigue, against the rules, rivalry, cause and meaning ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, 1500s, renaissance
Place: rome italy, italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Poland, Canada
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This highly acclaimed feature film on Pope John Paul II was filmed on location in Italy and Poland. Focusing on the papacy of John Paul and the tremendous impact he had on the Church and the world, Karol: The Pope, The Man stars actor Piotr Adamczyk ...
Plot: catholicism, catholic, cold war era, nun's habit, devotion, shot in the stomach, chaplain, bishop, assassin, forgiveness, pope, operating room ...
Place: india, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, social decay, rebelliousness, against the odds, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, anti semitism, political unrest, idealism, wartime life, church, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lucrezia Giovane (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the early 16th century Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by Cesare Borgia and his sister Lucrezia. In a ruthless power play, Cesare plots to have his sister’s husband murdered.
Plot: brother sister incest, sibling relationship, relationships, sister, husband, murder, sex, lesbianism, lesbian, catholic, sex with a priest, nun ...
Place: italy
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23%
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 14K
The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, society, danger, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
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22%
 7.6
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: nun, adoption, journalist, search, loss of son, golden years, forgiveness, secret, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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21%
Under the Roman Sky (2010)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Rome, 1943. The city is occupied by the Nazis. The lives of thousands of Jews are in danger, and in Vatican City, a neutral state within the borders of Rome, Pope Pius XII is struggling to save the city from hunger and destruction.
Plot: jewish, nun, priest, catholic, mother superior, monsignor, bishop, cardinal the priest, catholic church, catholic priest, pope
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21%
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: impossible love, cross dressing, vatican, ambition, clergy, woman dressed as man, healing power, monk, monastery, rise to the top, hidden identity, idealism ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: germany, rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, saint, leper, bishop, materialism, family relations, male nudity, society, life is a bitch, folk hero, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, quarry
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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21%
 7.5
 139
The 13th Day (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children were chosen to offer a message of hope to the world.Based on the memoirs of the oldest Seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day ...
Plot: catholicism, mother daughter relationship, children, abduction, prophecy, faith, secret, pope, catholic, virgin mary, ghost, hopes ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, twists & turns, catholicism, investigation, pedophilia, investigative journalism, expose, lawyer, catholic, child abuse, catholic church ...
Time: year 2001, year 2002, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 14K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, society, introspection, royal family, friends, church, religions or cults, rise and fall ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, london, france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 162
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: priest, catholicism, masturbation, sexual obsession, confession, zoophilia, crisis of faith, sex, erotic fantasy, lust, catholic church, belt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: church, solar system, inquisition, pope, science, obsessive quest, fighting the system, prodigy, politics, life is a bitch, astronomer, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%