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
Country: UK, Italy, USA
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, psychological, humorous, based on true events
Plot: catholic church, religion, catholic, pope, catholicism, cardinal the priest, catholic priest, priest, forgiveness, confession, guilt, dark humor, wine, pianist, helicopter, tango, piano, street life, joke, sports fan, flash forward, pizza, flashback, soccer fan, dance lesson ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, thought provoking and humorous films with plots about priest, catholic church, catholic, religion, pope, church and catholicism mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Two Popes: We Have a Pope (2011), The Apparition (2018), The New Pope (2019), Novitiate (2017), The Young Pope (2016). 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, clever, witty ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, catholicism, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, 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, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: catholic church, reporter, pilgrimage, faith, religion, investigation, catholic priest, priest, journalist, teenage girl, lawyer, religious faith ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vatican, south of france, rome italy, jordan, alps
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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: catholic church, religion, cardinal the priest, strongman, pope, secrets, catholic priest, power, intrigue, conspiracy, lord, coma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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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: nun, monastery, catholic church, altar boy, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, archbishop, crucifix, priest, illness ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 546 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, captivating, satirical, surreal, tragicomedy ...
Plot: catholic church, god, pope, religion, kangaroo, nun, orphan, male nudity, celibacy, intrigue, conspiracy, saint ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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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: tense, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, asia ...
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33%
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 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, faith, christian, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, priest ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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33%
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, not serious, witty, light, feel good ...
Plot: pope, priest, clergy, comedy of errors, dishonesty, religions or cults, disorder, mistaken identity, catholic church, cardinal the priest, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: religion, loyalty, assassination, catholicism, church, cardinal the priest, cold war era, catholic, cathedral, bishop, kgb, pope ...
Place: vatican, africa, india
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30%
Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 202 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Style: suspense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: catholic, miraculous event, saint, priest, religious persecution, religious faith, religion, catholic priest, faith, religions or cults, social problems, religious fanaticism ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, rebelliousness, wartime life, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, vatican, warsaw poland ...
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29%
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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: journalist, nun, adoption, golden years, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, religious intolerance, convent, self discovery, church, hidden truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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28%
 8.1
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Broken (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, who is modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, must be confidante, counselor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: catholic church, priest, religion, congregation, catholic, everyday life, religious faith, life is a bitch, society, life, catholic priest, social problems ...
Place: northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, father daughter incest, husband, sister, incest, sibling relationship, murder, relationships, lesbianism, lesbian, priest, sex ...
Place: italy, vatican
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27%
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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, investigative journalism, conspiracy, pedophile priest, catholicism, investigation, child abuse, pedophilia, expose, lawyer, catholic, catholic church ...
Time: year 1976, year 2002, year 2001, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida, new england, massachusetts
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27%
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: pope, religion, power relations, religions or cults, gender, dishonesty, society, hidden identity, rise to the top, clergy, ambition, gender bending ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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26%
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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: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, pope, solar system, inquisition, inventions and discoveries, injustice, plague, astronomer, human spirit, obsessive quest, politics, society ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, catholic priest, cardinal the priest, bishop, nun, priest, catholic church, catholic, mother superior, pope, monsignor
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25%
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A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: female protagonist, saint, priest, bishop, nun, religion, widow, catholic, religious conversion, catholic priest, catholicism, catholic school ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
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25%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: realistic, suspense, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: wall street, satire, dinner party, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, rivalry, workplace, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, new york, california
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, royal family, unfulfilled love, religions or cults, state affairs, society, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe, vatican
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25%
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, physical appearance, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, religions or cults, society, gays and lesbians, gender, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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25%
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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, satire, memory, illegal prostitution, performer's life, traffic jam, filmmaking, bohemian life, celebrity culture, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, new york, new jersey
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25%
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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, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: reformation, christianity, theology, conflict, priest, conscience, protestant, religion, heresy, christian, spirituality, church ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
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25%
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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: zoophilia, masturbation, sexual obsession, catholicism, priest, confession, sex with a priest, crisis of faith, sex, female nudity, castration, human nature ...
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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: renaissance, politics, pope, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, cardinal the priest, sex scene, female nudity, film starts with sex
Time: 15th century
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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24%
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The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, tense ...
Plot: exorcism, clergy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, church, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, possessed girl, seminary, spirit, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 army, italian history, war for independence, soldier
Time: 1870s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Matt's Chance (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dark comedic tale about love, revenge, and the fickle nature of human morality.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: revenge, dark humor, nothing goes right, betrayal, love, murder, adultery, tough guy, african american, mafia, rabbit, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexuality, loss of virginity, male virgin, cat, priest, therapist, doctors, sexual activity, sexual exploration, misfit, life changing experience, virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, boston
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23%