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The Cardinal (1963)
The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: epic, sincere, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: priest, racism, church, catholic priest, catholic, religion, abortion, intrigue, christian, bigotry, family relations, bishop, world war two, ku klux klan, nazism, widow, woman in labor, world war one, faith, pregnancy, politics, destiny, life is a bitch, rebellion, gays and lesbians ...
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, boston, vienna, georgia

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Most similar movies to The Cardinal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about society, religion, religions or cults, clergy, life is a bitch, christian and hopes mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Cardinal: Monsignor (1982), Thérèse (2004), The Assisi Underground (1985), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), The Scarlet and the Black (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Monsignor (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: catholic priest, world war two, sicilian, catholic, black market, scandal, pope, nun, catholic church, money, priest, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: vatican, italy, brooklyn new york city, rome italy
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, spiritual, stylized ...
Plot: saint, human spirit, nun, convent, self discovery, clergy, catholic, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, society, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: europe, france
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The Assisi Underground (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: world war two, catholic, christian, catholic priest, friendship, nazi, bishop, monk, nazi occupation, catholic church, mother superior, nun ...
Time: 1940s
Place: 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: serious, realistic, tense, epic, retro
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, society, state affairs, catholicism, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, ussr, europe, china, asia ...
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, factual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, nazi, soldier, catholic, fighting the system, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, california, germany ...
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The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: christian film, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, christian, faith, concentration camp, christianity, jewish, missionary, women, world war one, belief in god, survival ...
Time: 1940s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: biblical, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: liberation theology, christianity, christian, medieval, church, reformation, clergy, romance, hopes, state affairs, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
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The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author, Mario Vargas Llosa's epic, The War At The End Of the World (La guerra del fin del mundo).
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: empire, prostitution, politics, religions or cults, family relations, society, tragic hero, life is a bitch, heroes, war, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Empty Mirror (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, surreal, talky, emotional ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, hitler, genocide, holocaust, anti semitism, obsession, under the surface, transvestism, campaign, idealism, introspection ...
Place: germany, europe
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Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: celibacy, church, forbidden love, hospital, society, gender, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, clergy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, military, war, partisan, nazi occupation, holocaust, bureaucracy, nazi, introspection, anti semitism, military life, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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, psychological, touching ...
Plot: catholic, clergy, christian, faith, world war two, religion, saint, bishop, catholic church, politics, heroes, human spirit ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, against the odds, idealism, rebelliousness, human spirit, christian, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, religions or cults, against humanity ...
Place: europe, sweden, usa, new york, germany ...
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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, serious, epic, feminist film, realistic
Plot: clergy, pope, monk, monastery, healing power, cross dressing, medieval, ambition, hidden identity, rise to the top, idealism, empowerment ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, italy
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: tense, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, wartime life, uncover truth, hidden identity, moral dilemma, escapades, survival, life is a bitch, rescue, against humanity, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of ...
Plot: priest, catholic, church, catholic school, missionary, convent school, nun, catholic priest, catholic church, nun's habit
Place: china
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, holocaust, racism, nazi, anti semitism, genocide, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, breeding, war ...
Time: 1940s
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, emotional, epic
Plot: spanish civil war, anarchist, anarchism, civil war, feminism, world war one, utopia, working class, sex, world war two, gender, female warrior ...
Time: 1930s
Place: europe, spain
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Francis of Assisi (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross
Style: biblical, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: christian, medieval, catholic, monk, religion, religious, ancient, saint, battles, religious conversion, forgiveness, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: israel, sahara, italy, jerusalem
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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, political, intellectual, sincere, touching ...
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, rebellion, politics, reformation, inquisition, idealism, renaissance, human spirit, medieval, hypocrisy ...
Time: 1930s, 16th century
Place: rome italy, germany, egypt, england, vatican ...
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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, epic, stylized
Plot: catholic, religious persecution, faith, rebellion, civil war, battles, military, fighting the system, political unrest, wartime life, rebelliousness, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, nazi, anti semitism, injustice, society, hopes, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, factual, realistic ...
Plot: saint, religion, historical event, monk, clergy, medieval, hopes, religions or cults, male nudity, starting over, society, christian ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 13th century
Place: italy, vatican, europe
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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, world war two, atheist, church, priest, religion, seduction, self discovery, unfulfilled love, theology, religions or cults, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, revolution, society, dishonesty, family life, revisionist history, power struggle, palace intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, wartime life, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, fighting the system, heroic mission, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, harvard university, belgrade, vienna, new york ...
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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, cult film ...
Plot: medieval, religion, pope, feminism, christian, catholic priest, catholicism, gender, dishonesty, society, hidden identity, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: rome italy, europe
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Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: apostle, faith, christian, clergy, miraculous event, heroes, rise to the top, religions or cults, ancient history, redemption, partners, hopes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: religion, confession, small town, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, small town life, society, hopes, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ireland
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, psychological, epic ...
Plot: world war one, veteran, anti war, wartime life, battles, politics, state affairs, war, military, life is a bitch, soldier, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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