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, youth, friends, teachers and students, church, family relations, love and romance, rebellion, self discovery, love affair, teenage life, society, radical, strong female presence, introspection, moral dilemma, coming of age, rebelliousness, gender, innocence lost, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia

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Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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.
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Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, childbirth, nun, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1957 ...
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, power relations, clergy, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, abuse of power, humiliation, religion, nun, confession ...
Time: 18th century
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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, family relations, parents and children, youth, teenage life, couples, society, teenager, strong female presence, innocence lost, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: touching, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
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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: love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, couple relations, love affair, heist, crime and punishment, couples, wanted
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, australia, rio de janeiro
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Here Below (2012)
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
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Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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TV show
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Duration: 99 min.
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