Movies like The Apostle 1997

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The Apostle (1997)
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: biblical, sexy, realistic, talky, christian film, light, road movie, atmospheric, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Plot: christian, religion, redemption, small town, preacher, radio, country, coma, runaway, catastrophe, gangsters, demon, time travel, loneliness, god, jesus, mental disorder, writers, obsession, betrayal, faith, jealousy, destiny, corruption, mental illness ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Apostle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about redemption, small town, hopes, society, dialogue, catastrophe and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Music and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Apostle: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007), Tender Mercies (1983), The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995), Winter Light (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, biblical, dark, epic, surreal ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, betrayal, temptation, ancient history, redemption, spirituality, religion, surrealism, controversy, fasting, desert ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, greece, ancient greece, middle east ...
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, touching, contemplative
Plot: christmas, redemption, priest, society, self discovery, introspection, clergy, church, small town, cause and meaning, religions or cults, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: character study, country music, music, self discovery, comeback, musician's life, starting over, small town, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, career change ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: sexy, touching, satirical, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: oil, countryside, solitude, humanity, unlikely friendships, life & death, atheism, lone hero, police investigation, male nudity, segregation, glbt ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: texas, new jersey, austin texas, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: art house, philosophical, depressing, cerebral, sexy ...
Plot: existentialism, religion, suicide, winter, faith, priest, small town, isolation, midlife crisis, apocalypse, wine, doubt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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76%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: world war two, small town, friendship, mentor, secrets, adolescence, love story, crime gone awry, manipulation, parents and children, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: journey, aging, redemption, small town, escape, homecoming, bus, old age, on the road, old woman, southern belle, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: church, small town, social relations, clergy, introspection, love affair, self discovery, hopes, society, village, preacher, community ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Get Low (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, Poland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, talky, psychological ...
Plot: solitude, small town, funeral director, character study, life philosophy, loner, uncover truth, gossip and rumors, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dealing with death, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1938, 1920s
Place: tennessee, california, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love, self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, adolescence, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, talky, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: disability, friendship, swamp, paraplegic, physical therapy, bittersweet, melancholy, crime gone awry, suicide attempt, destiny, solitude, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, sport, society, rivalry, on the run, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, christian film ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: farm, great depression, racism, ku klux klan, blindness, survival, small town, friendship, bittersweet, redemption, poverty, nature ...
Time: 1930s, year 1984, 20th century, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: atmospheric, talky, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, bus, hotel, redemption, church, iguana, clergy, bishop, priest, self discovery, tour guide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, usa, virginia, texas, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: christian film, uplifting, feel good, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, life philosophy, fatherhood, family relations, god, father son relationship, idealism, dysfunctional family, stereotypes, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, feel good, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, buddy movie ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, love triangle, divorce, single father, coming of age, friendship, bittersweet, ex husband ex wife relationship, voyeur, voyeurism, blonde, transformation ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: philosophical, psychological, bleak, meditative, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: philosophy, infidelity, redemption, adultery, destiny, false accusation, love affair, human nature, multiple storylines, drug addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: christian film, serious, thought provoking, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, atheism, religious persecution, life & death, teachers and students, religions or cults, college life, jesus, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, spiritual, fable
Plot: pastor, small town, clergy, human spirit, introspection, society, hopes, social relations, religions or cults, small town life, christian, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, xian
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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, pardon, forgiveness, depression, adaptation, loneliness, mentor, justice, life & death, life philosophy, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, affectionate, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: curse, coming of age, incest, redemption, women, infidelity, dysfunctional family, superstition, youth, girl, revenge, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, intellectual, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: atheism, psychology, suicide attempt, religion, suicidal, atheist, belief, christianity, alone in the world, character study, multiple storylines, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Skateland (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: small town, life turned upside down, introspection, social relations, teenage life, coming of age, brother sister relationship, grownups, love and romance, mother son relationship, car accident, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, society, disorder, social relations, introspection, redemption, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, fish out of water, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sexy, christian film, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, solitude, death, hospital, redemption, runaway, greed, segregation ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, vermont, usa, ohio, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, christian film ...
Plot: christmas, church, redemption, life is a bitch, family relations, unemployment, society, clergy, hopes, love and romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: christian film, serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, christian, hopes, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, partners, crimes, clergy, partners against crime, reluctant partners, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
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64%
The Preacher's Daughter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: clergy, estrangement, dysfunctional family, society, parents and children, family relations, small town, homecoming, religions or cults, family problems, age difference, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Into Temptation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A call girl goes to a priest to confess a sin she hasn't committed yet: she plans to kill herself on her next birthday. Then she disappears and he goes looking for her, enlisting the help of an ad hoc congregation of troubled souls along the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, forgiveness, redemption, obsession, prostitute, society, clergy, priest, sin, suicide, illegal prostitution, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%