Movies and TV shows like Brides of Christ

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Brides of Christ (1991)
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Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
TV show
Story: Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, there is war in Vietnam and mandatory conscription, there is the Vatican controversy on abortion and contraception, and the changing face of the Church as a whole. Told in six parts, Diane faces her own demons and has to finally decide if she can teach what the Church preaches, or if it's simply impossible for her to reconcile all the contradictions of the faith and uphold her vow of obedience.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: nun, convent, abortion, bishop, clergy, teenage life, youth, friends, family relations, teachers and students, church, religions or cults, love and romance, self discovery, rebellion, against the rules, love affair, moral dilemma, society, gender, rebelliousness, introspection, radical, coming of age, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, youth, love and romance, parents and children, strong female presence and coming of age mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like Brides of Christ: Call the Midwife (2012), The Nun (2013), Puberty Blues (2012), Love Child (2014), Mrs Biggs (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, midwife, nurse, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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Puberty Blues (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, youth, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, teenager, society, couples, innocence lost, friends, strong female presence
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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Love Child (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Love Child follows the lives of staff at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and the wild streets of Darlinghurst in the 1960s. Joan Miller is a smart and sophisticated midwife who returns home from London to take a job at the Kings Cross Hospital. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, workplace, love and romance, gender, workplace situations, doctors and patients, workplace romance, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, power relations, supportive coworker, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia
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Mrs Biggs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Charmian Biggs (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: criminal heroes, heist, love and romance, crimes, love affair, couple relations, family relations, wanted, couples, crime and punishment
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
Place: england, australia, rio de janeiro
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: realistic, captivating, medical drama, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, nursing, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, love, society ...
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
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A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
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Duration: 171 min.
TV show
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Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: introspection, self discovery, haunted by the past, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, parents and children, hopes ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, talky, dark humor ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, family relations, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, designer, parents and children, strong female presence, family life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, rough, serious
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Higher Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
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Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 342 min.
TV show
Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, starting over, change of luck, family life, family relations, destiny, society, hopes, cause and meaning, foreknowledge, serial killer, brain damage ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: australia
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Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: liverpool, england
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The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, culture clash, fighting the system, coming of age, politician, concert, rock music, summer of love, civil rights, drug abuse, pot smoking ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, pursuit, priest, suicide, nun, village, new wave, innocence lost, destructive relationship, religions or cults, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Not of This World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, semi serious
Plot: adoption, hospital, family relations, nun, working class, family life, parents and children, introspection, midlife crisis, pregnancy, friendship, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: milan italy, italy
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Buddha Mountain (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ding Bo (Chen Po Lin) and his friends Nan Feng (Fan Bingbing) and Fei Zao aka Fatso (Fei Long) are a trio of 20-something outsiders who have no intention of sitting exams and getting into universities. When they need a new home, they answer an ad ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: teenage love, rebelliousness, teenage life, best friends, love and romance, romance, rebellion, youth, coming of age, urban, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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