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The Cardinal (1963)
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, epic
Plot: world war two, family relations, church, racism, bishop, abortion, bigotry, priest, ku klux klan, catholic priest, pregnancy, politics, clergy, religions or cults, destiny, life is a bitch, ambition, rebellion, hopes, society, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, celibacy, state affairs, world war one ...
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, boston, georgia, vienna

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Most similar movies to The Cardinal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and captivating films with plots about society, life is a bitch, state affairs, world war two, politics, hopes and wartime life mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like The Cardinal: The Scarlet and the Black (1983), Monsignor (1982), Thérèse (2004), Massacre in Rome (1973), The Empty Mirror (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nazi, world war two, soldier, fighting the system, nun, clergy, military, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, hopes, politics, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, italy, germany ...
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, world war two, black market, nun, sicilian, catholic church, scandal, pope, catholic, priest, money, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, post world war two, 1950s
Place: italy, vatican, rome italy, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: saint, convent, clergy, self discovery, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, society, hopes, church, faith ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, hopes, soldier, heroes, military, life is a bitch, against humanity, military life, genocide, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: emotional, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, obsession, anti semitism, confined, heroes, media, war, head of state, politics, state affairs ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: bleak, emotional, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: church, christianity, life is a bitch, hopes, religions or cults, state affairs, clergy, ambition, society, heroes, romance, monk ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
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66%
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: epic, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, tragic hero, society, unfulfillment, war, danger, heroes, rebellion, graphic violence, wartime life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sexual, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, couples, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, gender, pregnancy, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, revolution, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, idealism, human spirit, rebelliousness, against the odds, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, society, state affairs, against humanity, clergy ...
Place: germany, europe, sweden, united states, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hamsun (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, emotional, talky, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, writer's life, holocaust, human spirit, introspection, war, state affairs, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: norway, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sincere, bleak, emotional, disturbing, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, anti heroes, opposites attract, escapades, society, confined, life is a bitch, human spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Wedding Song (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewess who are both preparing for their marriages.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, world war two, nazi occupation, injustice, life is a bitch, holocaust, family relations, religions or cults, society, love, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: tunisia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: holocaust, anti semitism, world war two, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, breeding, war, forbidden love, ss ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disturbing, bleak
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, attic, confined, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, danger, war, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: emotional, epic, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, partisan, survival, nazi, jewish, forest, rebellion, camp, judaism, russian ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, touching, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, slavery, interracial relations, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, journalism, lifestyle, hopes, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, family relations, battles, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, soldier, state affairs, war, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1941
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Death of a Prophet (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, controversial, sincere
Plot: assassination, politics, jazz, racism, society, ambition, folk hero, rebellion, leadership, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, siblings relations, heroic mission, political unrest, battle zone, heroes, state affairs, soldier ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, moral dilemma, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, battles, nuclear holocaust, war, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, manhood, politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1930s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, paris france, latin america, europe ...
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40%
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: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: clergy, world war two, atheist, unfulfilled love, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, seduction, church, occupied france, widow, catholic priest ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, sincere, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, deportation, rescue, anti semitism, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, switzerland, naples italy, new york, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: emotional, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: military, anarchist, nun, war, politics, state affairs, clergy, against humanity, strong female presence, chaos, fascism, revolution ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, military, battles, revolution, state affairs, hopes, battle zone, americana, wooing, youth, politics, war ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: fascism, holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, family relations, tennis, family life, wartime life, life is a bitch, unrequited love, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, africa, israel, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%