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Barabbas (1961)
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.
Style: epic, biblical, intense, exciting, serious, captivating, sexy, sentimental, light, inspirational ...
Plot: christian, jesus, bible, redemption, betrayal, human spirit, haunted by the past, hopes, religions or cults, heroes, clergy, tragic hero, religion, christianity, ancient, antiquity, religious, ancient rome, justice, ancient history, slavery, lion, catastrophe, indians, god ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, jerusalem, europe, holy land

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Most similar movies to Barabbas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, biblical, realistic and epic films with plots about christian, society, religion, hopes, bible, religions or cults and christianity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Barabbas: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Gospel of John (2003), King of Kings (1961), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: biblical, epic, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: jesus, christian, faith, desert, betrayal, redemption, miraculous event, temptation, christianity, torture, human spirit, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient times, 1st century
Place: holy land, ancient greece, rome italy, jerusalem, egypt
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, christian film, rough, factual, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jesus, christianity, religion, betrayal, suffering, torture, death, sacrifice, bible, mission, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy, ancient greece, middle east
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The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: serious, atmospheric, biblical, christian film, epic
Plot: bible, christian, miraculous event, human spirit, clergy, tragic hero, false accusation, heroic mission, idealism, injustice, religions or cults, ambition ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: biblical, epic, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: jesus, ancient history, christianity, religion, christian, redemption, bible, betrayal, state affairs, injustice, heroic mission, political unrest ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, egypt, israel, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: lyrical, stylized, talky, intense, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dancing, betrayal, music, destiny, rock and roll, atheism, christianity, creativity, family, life & death, adaptation, greed ...
Time: 70s, 1st century
Place: middle east, israel, ancient greece, palestine, holy land
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100%
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Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, spiritual, sexy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: christianity, christian, bible, religion, new testament, ancient, catholic, antiquity, medieval, jesus, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: biblical, stylized, bleak, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: jesus, religion, catholic, christian, god, faith, betrayal, christianity, bible, christmas, gender bending, liberation theology ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, vatican, palestine, israel ...
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Barabbas (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Barabbas or Jesus Barabbas (literally "son of the father" or "Jesus, son of the father" respectively) is a figure in the account of the Passion of Christ, in which he is the insurrectionary whom Pontius Pilate freed at the ...
Style: biblical, serious, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Plot: bible, religions or cults, redemption, society, hopes, destiny, leadership, jesus, death, antiquity, pilot, religious ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, sincere, harsh ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Son of God (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, biblical, christian film, inspirational ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, tragic hero, bible, prophet, religions or cults, clergy, christian, torture, ancient history, idealism, oracle ...
Time: 1st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Message (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Egypt
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
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Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, ...
Style: epic, biblical, serious, atmospheric, spiritual ...
Plot: jesus, christianity, self sacrifice, religion, faith, roman empire, back from the dead, apostle, prophet, christian, bible, resurrection ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, ancient greece, jerusalem, middle east
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52%
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Jesus (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century ...
Style: christian film, biblical, serious, epic, sentimental ...
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Time: 1st century
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The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
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Style: captivating, biblical, emotional, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: biblical, touching, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: emotional, inspirational, tense, uplifting, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, sexy, harsh, compassionate ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Italy, USA
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Style: epic, serious, biblical, sexy, disturbing ...
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Place: middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: political, realistic, intense, light, melancholic ...
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