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Dogma (1999)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Dogma (1999)

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  devil,  forgiveness,  apocalypse,  faith,  redemption,  obsession,  anger,  monster,  religion,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:church,  airport,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  bible,  christianity,  priest
Period:1990s
Story:abortion clinic,  apostle,  clinic,  crisis of faith,  catholic church,  shermer illinois,  muse,  fallen angel,  catholic guilt,  lapsed catholic,  murder by gunshot,  female bartender,  loss of faith,  religious faith,  newspaper article,  newspaper clipping,  cardinal the priest,  stripper,  train ride,  triple teen murder,  sequel mentioned during end credits,  jay and silent bob,  golden calf,  gay reference,  view askew,  skee ball,  fast talker,  seraphim,  idolatry,  god as human,  ancient history,  apocrypha,  doctrine,  roller blades,  black stereotype,  voice of god,  indulgence,  jewish woman,  triplet,  walking on water,  erotic dancing,  inside joke,  archangel,  depiction of god,  dogma,  voodoo doll,  clergy,  spit take,  religious zealot,  off screen murder,  stabbed in the side,  mass killing,  moral ambiguity,  false name,  car keys,  begins with text,  penis joke,  tragic villain,  protestor,  holy water,  androgyny,  broken bottle,  marital infidelity,  chosen one,  homosexual subtext,  scatological humor,  capital punishment,  wisconsin,  fart joke,  prophet,  christ allegory,  tequila,  illinois,  warning,  reluctant hero,  kindness,  wrath,  alternate history,  catholicism,  unlikely hero,  fast food,  golf club,  crisis,  molotov cocktail,  historical fiction,  news reporter,  desert eagle,  anniversary,  sin,  irreverence,  swearing,  sex talk,  sexual humor,  wedding ring,  armor,  homeless man,  exploding head,  reference to satan,  exile,  broken glass,  despair,  miracle,  mute,  new jersey,  strong female lead,  compassion,  mass murder,  heroine,  tv news,  uzi,  strong female character,  handgun,  neck breaking,  tragic event,  written and directed by cast member,  on the road,  angel,  mission,  racial slur,  gunshot,  bartender,  news report,  controversy,  anti hero,  nun,  toilet,  drug dealer,  stabbing,  gang,  road trip,  bedroom,  newspaper,  good versus evil,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  demon,  dead body,  bed,  reference to god,  psychopath,  bus,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sequel,  kiss,  sex,  murder,  violence,  blood

The Prophecy (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  apocalypse,  faith,  religion
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible,  christianity,  priest
Period:1990s
Story:crisis of faith,  catholic church,  fallen angel,  newspaper clipping,  archangel,  chosen one,  homeless man,  reference to satan,  angel,  mission,  good versus evil,  demon,  dead body,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  kiss,  violence

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The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)
Drama

The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)

The carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, tormented by the temptations of demons, the guilt of making crosses for the Romans, pity for men and the world, and the constant call of God, sets out to find what God wills for Him. But as His mission nears fulfillment, He must face the greatest temptation; the normal life of a good man. Based, not on the Gospels, but on Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  faith,  anger,  religion
Characters:bible,  christianity
Story:archangel,  apostle,  religious zealot,  begins with text,  prophet,  alternate history,  sin,  reference to satan,  miracle,  angel,  mission,  controversy,  reference to god,  blood splatter,  blood,  murder,  violence

Fallen (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

Fallen (1998)

Det. John Hobbes is convinced that when killer Edgar Reese is executed, all of his troubles are over. But when people he knows and people on the street start to sing the same tune that Reese sang in the gas chamber, and those same people taunt him, he is told that maybe the cursed fallen angel Azazel is behind it all. Azazel is cursed to roam the Earth without a form, and he can switch bodies by any contact, making him hard to track. When Hobbes is forced to kill a man possessed by Azazel, he must clear his name while protecting his family and others from the evil, vengeful Azazel. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  apocalypse,  religion,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:catholic,  bible
Period:1990s
Story:fallen angel,  catholic church,  angel,  car keys,  catholicism,  news reporter,  homeless man,  bartender,  news report,  nun,  good versus evil,  f word,  demon,  dead body,  psychopath,  bus,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  violence,  murder,  blood

Adams Aebler (2005) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Adams Aebler (2005)

Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He's odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he's at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan's thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan's faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan's insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution's spring. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  abortion,  faith,  redemption,  anger,  religion
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible,  priest
Story:miracle,  tragic event,  racial slur,  gang,  good versus evil,  reference to god,  bus,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. This is why Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  church
Characters:catholic,  bible,  christianity,  priest
Story:catholic church,  news reporter,  neck breaking,  racial slur,  news report,  bedroom,  good versus evil,  f word,  reference to jesus christ,  bed,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  cult film,  violence,  murder,  sex,  blood

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:faith,  redemption,  anger,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:religious faith,  reluctant hero,  racial slur,  bartender,  news report,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  gang,  road trip,  f word,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  murder

Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

A police Lieutenant goes about his daily tasks of investigating homicides, but is more interested in pursuing his vices. He has accumulated a massive debt betting on baseball, and he keeps doubling to try to recover. His bookies are beginning to get agitated. The Lieutenant does copious amounts of drugs, cavorts with prostitutes, and uses his status to take advantage of teenage girls. While investigating a nun's rape, he begins to reflect on his lifestyle. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  redemption,  religion
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  catholicism,  heroine,  racial slur,  gunshot,  controversy,  nun,  drug dealer,  reference to jesus christ,  bus,  cult film,  independent film,  violence,  murder

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Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:anger,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Period:1990s
Story:desert eagle,  uzi,  racial slur,  controversy,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  gang,  f word,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  violence

End Of Days (1999)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

End Of Days (1999)

On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. If he bears her child between 11:00 PM and midnight on New Year's Eve, the world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist ex-cop named Jericho Cane, who no longer believes in God because of the murder of his wife and daughter. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  faith,  redemption
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  bible,  christianity,  priest
Period:1990s
Story:chosen one,  reference to satan,  mission,  nun,  good versus evil,  demon,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  title spoken by character,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  sex

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. This is why Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  abortion,  apocalypse,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:bible,  christianity
Story:roller blades,  prophet,  christ allegory,  alternate history,  news reporter,  desert eagle,  mass murder,  tv news,  uzi,  handgun,  racial slur,  news report,  anti hero,  toilet,  drug dealer,  f word,  dead body,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  blood,  sex,  kiss,  sequel,  murder,  violence

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Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  church,  hospital
Characters:priest
Story:catholic church,  moral ambiguity,  kindness,  compassion,  mass murder,  uzi,  tragic event,  bartender,  anti hero,  stabbing,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  religion
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:priest,  catholic,  bible,  christianity
Story:moral ambiguity,  holy water,  catholicism,  reference to satan,  broken glass,  tv news,  stabbing,  good versus evil,  reference to jesus christ,  demon,  title spoken by character,  murder

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:satire,  gore
Period:1990s
Story:news reporter,  desert eagle,  wedding ring,  mass murder,  tv news,  neck breaking,  on the road,  angel,  news report,  controversy,  anti hero,  road trip,  f word,  demon,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  violence,  sex,  blood,  murder

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Religulous (2008)
Comedy, Documentary, War

Religulous (2008)

Bill Maher interviews some of religion's oddest adherents. Muslims, Jews and Christians of many kinds pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago. He talks to truckers at a Truckers' Chapel. (Sign outside: "Jesus love you.") He goes to a theme park called Holy Land in Florida. He speaks to a rabbi in league with Holocaust deniers. He talks to a Muslim musician who preaches hatred of Jews. Maher finds the unlikeliest of believers and, in a certain Vatican priest, he even finds an unlikely skeptic. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  faith,  religion
Mood:satire
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:catholic,  bible,  christianity,  priest
Story:catholic church,  religious faith,  walking on water,  apostle,  clergy,  prophet,  sin,  reference to satan,  miracle,  new jersey,  angel,  controversy,  road trip,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  reference to god,  blood,  violence,  murder,  sex

Legion (2010)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Legion (2010)

An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany). This is why Legion (2010) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  faith
Story:fallen angel,  religious faith,  archangel,  unlikely hero,  angel,  good versus evil,  f word,  reference to god,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shootout,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Blues Brothers (1980) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical

The Blues Brothers (1980)

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  female bartender,  illinois,  broken glass,  written and directed by cast member,  on the road,  mission,  racial slur,  anti hero,  nun,  road trip,  f word,  machine gun,  black comedy,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence

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Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  friendship
Mood:satire
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:female bartender,  car keys,  irreverence,  on the road,  racial slur,  gunshot,  bartender,  road trip,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  sex

Straw Dogs (1971)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:anger,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  bar
Story:murder by gunshot,  broken glass,  mass murder,  gunshot,  bartender,  controversy,  gang,  bedroom,  reference to jesus christ,  bed,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  violence,  sex

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  anger,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Characters:priest
Period:1990s
Story:gang,  tragic villain,  wrath,  homeless man,  uzi,  racial slur,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  f word,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sex,  blood,  murder,  violence

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C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992)

A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. Slowly he begins involving the camera crew in his activities, and they begin wondering if what they're doing is such a good idea, particularly when the killer kills a rival and the rival's brother sends a threatening letter. This is why C'est Arrive Pres De Chez Vous (1992) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:off screen murder,  mass murder,  tv news,  neck breaking,  tragic event,  controversy,  toilet,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  bed,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  cult film,  blood,  murder,  violence

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:hospital
Characters:priest
Period:1990s
Story:newspaper clipping,  tequila,  kindness,  news reporter,  compassion,  mass murder,  uzi,  tragic event,  bartender,  good versus evil,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  violence,  blood

One Night At Mccool's (2001)
Comedy, Crime

One Night At Mccool's (2001)

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  bartender,  spit take,  desert eagle,  wedding ring,  reference to god,  bus,  black comedy,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  sex,  violence

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Priest (2011)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Priest (2011)

PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  monster,  religion,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  bar
Characters:priest,  bible
Story:clergy,  christ allegory,  strong female character,  neck breaking,  mission,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  title spoken by character,  violence,  murder,  blood

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:revenge,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:bar,  hospital
Story:female bartender,  desert eagle,  swearing,  handgun,  neck breaking,  tragic event,  mission,  bartender,  news report,  anti hero,  toilet,  drug dealer,  good versus evil,  f word,  bed,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder,  sequel

The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent. This is why The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:faith,  redemption
Locations:hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:crisis of faith,  newspaper clipping,  nun,  newspaper,  reference to jesus christ,  psychopath,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  sequel

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Children Of Men (2006)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Children Of Men (2006)

The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  faith,  redemption
Locations:bar
Story:moral ambiguity,  protestor,  fart joke,  christ allegory,  reluctant hero,  kindness,  molotov cocktail,  miracle,  compassion,  mass murder,  tv news,  mission,  anti hero,  newspaper,  dead body,  bus,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  cult film,  violence,  murder,  blood,  kiss

Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Locations:airport,  bar
Story:female bartender,  news reporter,  wedding ring,  tv news,  mission,  racial slur,  gunshot,  bartender,  news report,  anti hero,  stabbing,  f word,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder,  violence

Machine Gun Preacher (2011) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher. (Read More)

Locations:church,  bar
Characters:bible,  christianity
Story:gang,  unlikely hero,  mission,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  f word,  stripper,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  murder

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Andrey Rublev (1966)
Biography, Drama, History

Andrey Rublev (1966)

Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.

Themes:forgiveness,  faith,  religion
Locations:church
Characters:bible,  christianity,  priest
Story:apostle,  clergy,  reluctant hero,  armor,  despair,  angel,  controversy,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  reference to god,  murder,  violence,  blood,  sex,  kiss

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  faith,  redemption,  anger,  religion,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:bible
Story:newspaper article,  clinic,  despair,  handgun,  gunshot,  toilet,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  independent film,  kiss,  blood,  murder

This Is The End (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  redemption,  monster,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:airport
Characters:bible
Story:scatological humor,  reference to satan,  racial slur,  news report,  f word,  demon,  reference to god,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  blood

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Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:redemption,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:bar
Story:spit take,  molotov cocktail,  mass murder,  neck breaking,  on the road,  bartender,  gang,  good versus evil,  f word,  psychopath,  bus,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  violence,  kiss,  blood,  murder

Der Name Der Rose (1986)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Der Name Der Rose (1986)

1327. After a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, the monks are convinced that the apocalypse is coming. With the Abbey to play host to a council on the Franciscan's Order's belief that the Church should rid itself of wealth, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan friar, is asked to assist in determining the cause of the untimely death. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the Abbey wants hidden, and there is finally no stopping the Holy Inquisition from taking an active hand in the process. William and his young novice must race against time to prove the innocence of the unjustly accused and avoid the wrath of Holy Inquisitor Bernardo Gui. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  faith,  religion,  friendship
Locations:church
Characters:catholic,  bible,  priest
Story:catholic church,  wrath,  reference to satan,  miracle,  toilet,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  reference to god,  kiss,  blood,  murder

Horns (2013)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:devil,  anger,  religion,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:christianity,  priest
Story:murder by gunshot,  molotov cocktail,  sin,  wedding ring,  broken glass,  gunshot,  bartender,  stabbing,  newspaper,  reference to jesus christ,  dead body,  reference to god,  shot in the chest,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Beowulf (2007)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Beowulf (2007)

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? This is why Beowulf (2007) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  obsession,  monster,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:church
Characters:christianity,  priest
Story:stabbed in the side,  sin,  armor,  stabbing,  good versus evil,  demon,  blood splatter,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  sex,  murder,  kiss

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:anger,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:bar
Story:female bartender,  homeless man,  mass murder,  handgun,  racial slur,  bartender,  controversy,  stabbing,  f word,  dead body,  bed,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  violence,  kiss

Dead Man Walking (1995)
Crime, Drama

Dead Man Walking (1995)

A convicted murderer on Death Row and the nun who befriends him. Through the portrayal of finely drawn characters and their interactions as the days, hours, and minutes tick down to the condemned man's execution, powerful emotions are unleashed. While Matthew Poncelet and Sister Prejean desperately try to gain a stay of execution from the governor or the courts, scenes are intercut from the brutal crime, gradually revealing the truth about the events that transpired. In addition to her temporal help, the nun also tries to reach out spiritually and assist as a guide to salvation. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  faith,  redemption,  anger
Locations:church
Characters:catholic,  bible,  priest
Story:nun,  newspaper clipping,  protestor,  capital punishment,  gunshot,  news report,  stabbing,  bus,  title spoken by character,  murder

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Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:forgiveness,  faith,  redemption,  anger,  religion,  revenge
Characters:christianity
Story:stabbed in the side,  christ allegory,  miracle,  compassion,  racial slur,  reference to god,  shot in the chest,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  redemption,  friendship
Locations:church,  bar
Story:catholic church,  car keys,  broken glass,  compassion,  tv news,  drug dealer,  newspaper,  sequel,  sex,  blood

Solomon Kane (2009) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. This is why Solomon Kane (2009) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:devil,  faith,  redemption,  monster,  religion,  revenge
Locations:church
Characters:bible,  priest
Story:christ allegory,  neck breaking,  anti hero,  good versus evil,  demon,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  title spoken by character,  violence,  independent film,  murder,  blood

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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:catholic church,  cardinal the priest,  nun,  stabbing,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  cult film,  violence,  murder,  sequel

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  anger,  revenge
Locations:bar
Story:murder by gunshot,  new jersey,  bartender,  anti hero,  drug dealer,  f word,  dead body,  reference to god,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  train,  violence,  murder,  blood

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Story:sex talk,  miracle,  mute,  strong female character,  gunshot,  anti hero,  toilet,  drug dealer,  stabbing,  f word,  dead body,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  murder,  kiss

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The Devil's Advocate (1997) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:devil,  obsession,  anger,  religion
Mood:satire,  gore
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  bible,  christianity,  priest
Period:1990s
Story:holy water,  sin,  homeless man,  reference to satan,  gunshot,  bartender,  newspaper,  demon,  reference to god,  cult film,  blood,  murder

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. This is why Cidade De Deus (2002) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  religion,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:church,  bar
Story:molotov cocktail,  mass murder,  tv news,  uzi,  handgun,  racial slur,  controversy,  drug dealer,  gang,  newspaper,  good versus evil,  psychopath,  bus,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  blood

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Following the events of _Night of the Living Dead (1968)_ (qv), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  monster,  revenge
Mood:satire,  gore
Characters:priest
Story:gang,  golf club,  crisis,  exploding head,  mass murder,  handgun,  racial slur,  news report,  controversy,  nun,  toilet,  drug dealer,  good versus evil,  bed,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shootout,  cult film,  sequel,  independent film,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  redemption,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:church,  bar,  hospital
Characters:catholic,  priest
Story:gang,  catholic church,  lapsed catholic,  compassion,  uzi,  strong female character,  handgun,  tragic event,  racial slur,  bartender,  anti hero,  f word,  bus,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder

The Last Exorcism (2010) is one of the best movies like Dogma (1999)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Last Exorcism (2010)

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the evangelical Reverend Cotton Marcus was raised by his father to be a preacher. He agrees that the filmmaker Iris Reisen and the cameraman Daniel Moskowitz make a documentary about his life. Cotton tells that when his wife Shanna Marcus had troubles in the delivery of their son Justin, he prioritized the doctor help to God and since then he questions his faith. Further, he tells that exorcisms are frauds but the results are good for the believers because they believe it is true. When Cotton is summoned by the farmer Louis Sweetzer to perform an exorcism in his daughter Nell, Cotton sees the chance to prove to the documentary crew what he has just told. They head to Ivanwood and they have a hostile reception from Louis's son Caleb. Cotton performs the exorcism in Nell, exposing his tricks to the camera, but sooner they learn that the dysfunctional Sweetzer family has serious problems. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  religion
Mood:gore
Locations:church,  hospital
Characters:bible
Story:crisis of faith,  loss of faith,  newspaper clipping,  road trip,  good versus evil,  demon,  bed,  cult film,  murder,  blood

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? (Read More)

Themes:anger
Mood:gore
Locations:airport,  bar,  hospital
Story:reluctant hero,  broken glass,  neck breaking,  gunshot,  bartender,  psychopath,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shootout,  title spoken by character,  violence,  blood,  kiss,  murder

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