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The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Drama

The Passion Of The Christ (2004)

A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. However, Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who, in turn, gives the crowd a choice between which prisoner they would rather to see set free--Jesus, or Barrabas. The crowd chooses to have Barrabas set free. Thus, Jesus is handed over to the Roman soldiers and is brutally flagellated. Bloody and unrecognizable, he is brought back before Pilate who, once again, presents him to the thirsty crowd--assuming they will see that Jesus has been punished enough. The crowd, however, is not satisfied. Thus, Pilate washes his hands of the entire dilemma, ordering his men to do as the crowd wishes. Whip… (Read More)

Themes:evil,  faith,  sadism,  humiliation,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  religion,  marriage,  suicide
Mood:epic,  melodrama,  nightmare,  gore
Characters:bible,  villain,  christianity,  christian,  priest,  soldier,  prostitute,  doctor
Story:roman judea,  roman soldier,  roman empire,  eye gouging,  based on the bible,  killing a snake,  animal attack,  good versus evil,  christian film,  blood of christ,  eyes pecked out,  sliced off ear,  foot bath,  spear through chest,  st. peter,  pontius pilate,  based on biblical story,  scourging,  judea,  judas,  mary magdalene,  christ figure,  visceral,  last supper,  crucifixion of jesus,  personality change,  english subtitles in original,  carcass,  1st century,  passover,  jesus christ,  virgin mary,  disciple,  religious persecution,  peril,  tortured to death,  serpent,  death of hero,  roman,  severed ear,  graphic violence,  messiah,  doom,  gospel,  violent death,  chosen one,  ancient rome,  disfigured face,  carpenter,  actual animal killed,  atrocity,  bare feet,  easter,  foot closeup,  animal abuse,  no title at beginning,  corporal punishment,  governor,  jerusalem,  temptation,  remorse,  eye,  stabbed in the hand,  gate,  tomb,  shame,  severed leg,  armor,  reference to satan,  thunderstorm,  mentor,  prophecy,  miracle,  loss of son,  resurrection,  mercilessness,  hatred,  whip,  severed finger,  anti semitism,  suffering,  vision,  compassion,  severed hand,  grindhouse,  mob,  wilderness,  blockbuster,  loss of friend,  temple,  crucifix,  destiny,  sacrifice,  whipping,  severed arm,  hanging,  scream,  on the road,  mission,  attack,  screaming,  controversy,  execution,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  severed head,  trial,  snake,  stabbing,  reference to jesus christ,  demon,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  based on true story,  cult film,  chase,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  independent film,  blood,  flashback,  violence,  fight

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:faith,  torture,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  christianity,  soldier,  prostitute
Story:roman judea,  roman soldier,  based on the bible,  sliced off ear,  crucifixion of jesus,  1st century,  jesus christ,  disciple,  serpent,  roman,  severed ear,  messiah,  gospel,  ancient rome,  carpenter,  jerusalem,  temptation,  tomb,  reference to satan,  prophecy,  miracle,  resurrection,  temple,  mission,  controversy,  execution,  interrogation,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  violence

Risen (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, History

Risen (2016)

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Yahshua in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:epic,  nightmare
Characters:bible,  christianity,  priest,  soldier
Story:roman judea,  roman soldier,  roman empire,  pontius pilate,  judea,  mary magdalene,  crucifixion of jesus,  1st century,  passover,  jesus christ,  disciple,  roman,  messiah,  easter,  jerusalem,  tomb,  miracle,  resurrection,  crucifix,  mission,  no opening credits,  reference to jesus christ,  interrogation,  chase

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

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:faith,  brutality,  escape,  betrayal,  religion,  marriage
Mood:epic
Characters:christianity,  soldier
Story:roman soldier,  roman empire,  pontius pilate,  crucifixion of jesus,  1st century,  jesus christ,  disciple,  roman,  ancient rome,  carpenter,  governor,  jerusalem,  severed leg,  miracle,  mercilessness,  hatred,  whip,  compassion,  crucifix,  whipping,  severed arm,  execution,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  slow motion scene,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Ben-hur (1959) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a roof tile falls down from Judah's house and injures the governor. Although Messala knows they are not guilty, he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  christianity,  christian
Story:roman judea,  roman empire,  pontius pilate,  1st century,  jesus christ,  disciple,  roman,  ancient rome,  carpenter,  governor,  jerusalem,  thunderstorm,  miracle,  resurrection,  whip,  anti semitism,  blockbuster,  whipping,  false accusation,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  violence,  blood

Caligula (1979)
Drama, History

Caligula (1979)

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  sadism,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  funeral,  torture,  betrayal,  marriage,  suicide
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:prostitute
Story:roman soldier,  roman empire,  1st century,  roman,  violent death,  ancient rome,  actual animal killed,  armor,  thunderstorm,  mercilessness,  hatred,  whip,  suffering,  whipping,  scream,  screaming,  controversy,  execution,  snake,  based on true story,  cult film,  character name in title,  fight,  violence,  blood

Andrei Rublev (1966)
Biography, Drama, History

Andrei 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:faith,  humiliation,  brutality,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  christianity,  priest,  soldier
Story:judas,  disciple,  actual animal killed,  easter,  animal abuse,  temptation,  stabbed in the hand,  armor,  suffering,  mob,  crucifix,  whipping,  attack,  controversy,  execution,  false accusation,  snake,  reference to jesus christ,  slow motion scene,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Centurion (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Centurion (2010)

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Themes:funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Characters:soldier
Story:roman soldier,  roman empire,  eye gouging,  animal attack,  roman,  ancient rome,  governor,  stabbed in the hand,  severed leg,  armor,  severed hand,  attack,  screaming,  false accusation,  severed head,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  chase,  blood,  fight,  violence

Salò, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Drama, War, Horror

Salò, Or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)

Nazi-Fascist Northern Italy, 1943-44. Four senior members of government, aided by henchmen and Nazi soldiers, kidnap a group of young men and women. They hold them for 120 days, subjecting them to all manner of torture, perversion and degradation.

Themes:evil,  sadism,  humiliation,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:villain,  prostitute
Story:eye gouging,  tortured to death,  graphic violence,  whip,  suffering,  whipping,  hanging,  scream,  screaming,  controversy,  execution,  stabbing,  cult film,  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:evil,  faith,  sadism,  insanity,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:gore
Characters:bible,  christianity,  christian,  priest,  soldier
Story:eye gouging,  good versus evil,  chosen one,  reference to satan,  prophecy,  resurrection,  mercilessness,  vision,  mission,  demon,  cult film,  independent film,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  fight

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:brutality,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:nightmare
Characters:soldier,  prostitute
Story:animal attack,  good versus evil,  severed ear,  chosen one,  mentor,  prophecy,  mercilessness,  hatred,  vision,  blockbuster,  severed arm,  attack,  screaming,  execution,  severed head,  snake,  demon,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  chase,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  violence

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  religion
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  christianity,  soldier
Story:based on the bible,  animal attack,  passover,  tomb,  armor,  prophecy,  loss of son,  suffering,  destiny,  whipping,  hanging,  attack,  no opening credits,  snake,  interrogation,  chase,  mother son relationship,  blood,  violence,  fight

Alexander (2004) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  tragedy,  brutality,  escape,  betrayal,  marriage
Mood:epic,  melodrama,  gore
Characters:christianity,  soldier,  doctor
Story:roman empire,  animal attack,  death of hero,  roman,  severed leg,  thunderstorm,  hatred,  vision,  blockbuster,  destiny,  severed arm,  execution,  no opening credits,  severed head,  snake,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  blood,  violence,  flashback

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)
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:evil,  faith,  religion
Mood:nightmare
Characters:bible,  christianity,  christian,  priest,  doctor
Story:good versus evil,  serpent,  reference to satan,  crucifix,  screaming,  trial,  snake,  stabbing,  reference to jesus christ,  demon,  based on true story,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  brutality,  betrayal,  suicide
Characters:soldier
Story:animal attack,  good versus evil,  easter,  armor,  thunderstorm,  resurrection,  hatred,  crucifix,  destiny,  severed arm,  screaming,  no opening credits,  demon,  slow motion scene,  chase,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback,  blood,  violence

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:faith,  religion
Mood:gore
Characters:bible,  christianity,  priest
Story:good versus evil,  chosen one,  armor,  reference to satan,  miracle,  compassion,  on the road,  mission,  controversy,  stabbing,  reference to jesus christ,  demon,  cult film,  independent film,  blood,  violence

Gladiator (2000) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:soldier
Story:roman soldier,  roman empire,  animal attack,  death of hero,  roman,  ancient rome,  armor,  loss of son,  whip,  vision,  severed hand,  blockbuster,  hanging,  no opening credits,  severed head,  snake,  stabbing,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  fight,  violence,  blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:evil,  insanity,  escape,  betrayal,  marriage
Characters:soldier
Story:animal attack,  good versus evil,  resurrection,  mercilessness,  vision,  mission,  attack,  screaming,  execution,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  snake,  slow motion scene,  chase,  character name in title,  flashback,  fight,  blood,  violence

Spartacus (2010)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Spartacus (2010)

The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands. However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations of Roman life and a tale of one man's heroic quest for vengeance. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:villain,  soldier
Story:roman soldier,  roman empire,  roman,  ancient rome,  hatred,  whip,  whipping,  attack,  controversy,  severed head,  stabbing,  character name in title,  violence,  blood,  fight

The Fountain (2006)
Drama, Sci-fi

The Fountain (2006)

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  torture,  religion,  marriage
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:bible,  christianity,  priest,  soldier,  doctor
Story:messiah,  gate,  prophecy,  temple,  destiny,  sacrifice,  whipping,  execution,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbing,  chase,  fight,  flashback,  blood

The Ten Commandments (1956) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Adventure, Drama

The Ten Commandments (1956)

To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharaoh, Rameses I, condemning all newborn Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses' fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  religion
Mood:epic,  melodrama
Characters:bible
Story:based on the bible,  passover,  chosen one,  armor,  prophecy,  miracle,  loss of son,  hatred,  blockbuster,  temple,  whipping,  snake,  blood

Apocalypto (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Apocalypto (2006)

In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  marriage
Mood:epic,  nightmare,  gore
Story:animal attack,  no title at beginning,  prophecy,  loss of son,  temple,  sacrifice,  no opening credits,  severed head,  snake,  stabbing,  chase,  mother son relationship,  fight,  violence,  blood

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  brutality,  escape,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide
Mood:epic
Characters:soldier
Story:animal attack,  loss of son,  mercilessness,  hatred,  whip,  blockbuster,  crucifix,  whipping,  mission,  attack,  no opening credits,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  chase,  mother son relationship,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  violence

The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:torture,  suicide
Mood:epic,  nightmare,  gore
Characters:soldier,  prostitute
Story:english subtitles in original,  remorse,  shame,  armor,  hatred,  compassion,  severed hand,  blockbuster,  temple,  destiny,  sacrifice,  attack,  execution,  no opening credits,  severed head,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  mother son relationship,  fight,  violence,  flashback,  blood

Kingdom Of Heaven (2005) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)

It is the time of the Crusades during the Middle Ages - the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East. A blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds. Destiny comes seeking Balian in the form of a great knight, Godfrey of Ibelin, a Crusader briefly home to France from fighting in the East. Revealing himself as Balian's father, Godfrey shows him the true meaning of knighthood and takes him on a journey across continents to the fabled Holy City. In Jerusalem at that moment--between the Second and Third Crusades--a fragile peace prevails, through the efforts of its enlightened Christian king, Baldwin IV, aided by his advisor Tiberias, and the military restraint of the legendary Muslim leader Saladin Ayubi . But Baldwin's days are numbered, and strains of fanaticism, greed, and jealousy among the Crusaders threaten to shatter the truce. King Baldwin's vision of peace--a kingdom of heaven--is shared by a handful of knights, including Godfrey of Ibelin, who swear to uphold it with their lives and honor. As Godfrey passes his sword to his son, he also passes on that sacred oath: to protect the helpless, safeguard the peace, and work toward harmony betwe… (Read More)

Themes:faith,  religion,  marriage,  suicide
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:christianity,  christian,  priest,  soldier
Story:visceral,  disfigured face,  jerusalem,  armor,  loss of son,  hatred,  vision,  crucifix,  destiny,  no opening credits,  severed head,  violence,  blood

The Witch (2015)
Horror, Mystery, Drama

The Witch (2015)

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  insanity,  religion
Mood:gore
Characters:bible,  villain,  christian
Story:animal attack,  shame,  wilderness,  screaming,  false accusation,  stabbing,  reference to jesus christ,  demon,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  blood,  violence

Agora (2009)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Agora (2009)

Alexandria, 391 AD: Hypatia teaches astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy. Her student Orestes is in love with her, as is Davus, her personal slave. As the city's Christians, led by Ammonius and Cyril, gain political power, the institutions of learning may crumble along with the governance of slavery. Jump ahead 20 years: Orestes, the city's prefect, has an uneasy peace with Christians, led by Cyril. A group from the newly empowered Christians has now taken to enforce their cultural hegemony zealously; first they see the Jews as their obstacle, then nonbelievers. Hypatia has no interest in faith; she's concerned about the movement of celestial bodies and "the brotherhood of all". Although her former slave doesn't see it that way. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  brutality,  funeral,  betrayal,  religion
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  christianity,  christian,  soldier
Story:roman empire,  religious persecution,  corporal punishment,  gate,  mob,  temple,  whipping,  execution,  severed head,  based on true story,  violence,  blood

Immortals (2011)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Immortals (2011)

Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king's hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man's conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion...until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes. Rallying a band of fellow outsiders - including visionary priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and cunning slave Stavros (Stephen Dorff) - one hero will lead the uprising, or watch his homeland fall into ruin and his Gods vanish into legend. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  tragedy,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Characters:soldier
Story:eye gouging,  good versus evil,  gate,  loss of son,  resurrection,  vision,  loss of friend,  temple,  whipping,  no opening credits,  severed head,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  violence

Glory (1989) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:humiliation,  torture
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:soldier
Story:corporal punishment,  governor,  hatred,  whip,  loss of friend,  sacrifice,  whipping,  attack,  stabbing,  based on true story,  violence,  blood

Pompeii (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Pompeii (2014)

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:epic,  melodrama
Characters:soldier
Story:roman empire,  1st century,  roman,  ancient rome,  whip,  whipping,  severed arm,  severed head,  slow motion scene,  chase,  fight,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Ran (1985)
Action, Drama

Ran (1985)

Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji decides the time has come to retire and divide his fiefdom among his three sons. His eldest and middle sons - Taro and Jiro - agree with his decision and promise to support him for his remaining days. The youngest son Saburo disagrees with all of them arguing that there is little likelihood the three brothers will remain united. Insulted by his son's brashness, the warlord banishes Saburo. As the warlord begins his retirement, he quickly realizes that his two eldest sons selfish and have no intention of keeping their promises. It leads to war and only banished Saburo can possibly save him. (Read More)

Themes:faith,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  funeral,  betrayal,  marriage,  suicide
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:soldier
Story:doom,  gate,  armor,  hatred,  suffering,  temple,  severed arm,  severed head,  demon,  chase,  blood

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  insanity,  brutality,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide
Characters:bible,  priest,  doctor
Story:ancient rome,  governor,  eye,  hatred,  blockbuster,  scream,  attack,  controversy,  no opening credits,  snake,  reference to jesus christ,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  blood,  fight,  violence

Enemy Mine (1985) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal
Characters:soldier
Story:animal attack,  good versus evil,  severed ear,  mercilessness,  hatred,  loss of friend,  mission,  false accusation,  cult film,  chase,  blood,  violence,  fight

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  betrayal
Story:killing a snake,  good versus evil,  english subtitles in original,  chosen one,  resurrection,  loss of friend,  destiny,  mission,  attack,  snake,  cult film,  character name in title,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Action

Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (1972)

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirres, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  tragedy
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  villain,  christian
Story:corporal punishment,  armor,  vision,  hanging,  execution,  severed head,  trial,  reference to jesus christ,  based on true story,  cult film,  character name in title,  violence

Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Drama, Romance

Tristan + Isolde (2006)

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Themes:tragedy,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  betrayal,  marriage
Mood:nightmare
Characters:priest,  soldier
Story:doom,  mercilessness,  severed hand,  hanging,  attack,  severed head,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  blood,  violence,  fight

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  sadism,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:villain,  doctor
Story:animal attack,  good versus evil,  disfigured face,  no title at beginning,  mercilessness,  hatred,  blockbuster,  mission,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  trial,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  chase,  mother son relationship,  blood,  violence,  fight

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign! (Read More)

Themes:evil,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Story:good versus evil,  death of hero,  doom,  temptation,  tomb,  armor,  severed finger,  whip,  vision,  compassion,  severed arm,  demon,  violence

Spartacus (1960)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

Spartacus (1960)

In 73 BCE, a Thracian slave leads a revolt at a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus. The uprising soon spreads across the Italian Peninsula involving thousand of slaves. The plan is to acquire sufficient funds to acquire ships from Silesian pirates who could then transport them to other lands from Brandisium in the south. The Roman Senator Gracchus schemes to have Marcus Publius Glabrus, Commander of the garrison of Rome, lead an army against the slaves who are living on Vesuvius. When Glabrus is defeated his mentor, Senator and General Marcus Licinius Crassus is greatly embarrassed and leads his own army against the slaves. Spartacus and the thousands of freed slaves successfully make their way to Brandisium only to find that the Silesians have abandoned them. They then turn north and must face the might of Rome. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  torture,  betrayal,  suicide
Mood:epic
Story:roman empire,  roman,  ancient rome,  mentor,  compassion,  blockbuster,  whipping,  severed arm,  controversy,  character name in title,  violence

Gangs Of New York (2002)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic,  gore
Characters:bible
Story:eye gouging,  carcass,  severed ear,  animal abuse,  no title at beginning,  stabbed in the hand,  hanging,  no opening credits,  stabbing,  chase,  independent film,  violence,  flashback,  fight

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:sadism,  humiliation,  insanity,  tragedy,  brutality,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Characters:prostitute,  doctor
Story:good versus evil,  no title at beginning,  mentor,  mercilessness,  attack,  screaming,  no opening credits,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  chase,  character name in title,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  fight

Brimstone (2016)
Thriller, Western, Drama, Mystery

Brimstone (2016)

A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  religion,  suicide
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  villain,  christian,  prostitute
Story:good versus evil,  actual animal killed,  whip,  wilderness,  whipping,  hanging,  stabbing,  reference to jesus christ,  cult film,  independent film,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Irréversible (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Horror

Irréversible (2002)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  sadism,  insanity,  brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:prostitute
Story:disfigured face,  mercilessness,  hatred,  suffering,  destiny,  whipping,  scream,  screaming,  interrogation,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  fight

I Saw The Devil (2010)
Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime

I Saw The Devil (2010)

SPOILER: Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath serial killer. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  humiliation,  insanity,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Characters:soldier
Story:tortured to death,  severed ear,  graphic violence,  stabbed in the hand,  severed leg,  mercilessness,  severed arm,  severed head,  stabbing,  violence,  flashback,  fight,  blood

The Revenant (2015) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  betrayal
Mood:gore
Story:animal attack,  visceral,  stabbed in the hand,  severed leg,  loss of son,  severed finger,  wilderness,  loss of friend,  hanging,  attack,  no opening credits,  stabbing,  based on true story,  chase,  blood,  flashback,  fight,  violence

Changeling (2008)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  escape,  torture
Mood:melodrama
Characters:bible,  prostitute
Story:loss of son,  suffering,  crucifix,  hanging,  screaming,  execution,  no opening credits,  false accusation,  trial,  stabbing,  reference to jesus christ,  based on true story,  chase,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  blood,  violence,  fight

Hunger (2008)
Biography, Drama

Hunger (2008)

Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  humiliation,  brutality,  torture,  religion,  suicide
Mood:epic
Characters:bible,  priest,  doctor
Story:eye,  suffering,  crucifix,  controversy,  execution,  reference to jesus christ,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  violence,  blood

The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc (1999)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc (1999)

In 1412, a young girl called Jeanne is born in Domremy, France. The times are hard: The Hunderd Years war with England has been going on since 1337, English knights and soldiers roam the country. Jeanne develops into a very religious young woman, she confesses several times a day. At the age of 13, she has her first vision and finds a sword. When coming home with it, she finds the English leveling her home town. Years after that, in 1428, she knows her mission is to be ridding France of the English and so sets out to meet Charles, the Dauphin. In his desperate military situation, he welcomes all help and gives the maiden a chance to prove her divine mission. After the successful liberation of Orleans and Reims, the Dauphin can be crowned traditionally in the cathedral of Reims - and does not need her anymore, since his wishes are satisfied. Jeanne d'Arc gets set up in his trap and is imprisoned by the Burgundians. In a trial against her under English law, she can't be forced to tell about her divine visions she has had continuously since childhood. Being condemned of witchcraft and being considered as relapsed heretic, she is sentenced to death. Jeanne d'Arc is burnt alive in the marketplace of Rouen on May 30th, 1431, at only 19 years of age. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  funeral,  betrayal
Mood:epic
Characters:priest,  soldier
Story:miracle,  vision,  crucifix,  severed arm,  mission,  severed head,  trial,  reference to jesus christ,  interrogation,  based on true story,  cult film,  character name in title,  blood,  violence

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003) is one of the best movies like The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents' murder... Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  escape,  suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:prostitute
Story:eye gouging,  good versus evil,  stabbed in the hand,  thunderstorm,  severed finger,  severed hand,  mob,  severed arm,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  cult film,  character name in title,  blood,  violence,  flashback

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  tragedy,  brutality,  funeral,  escape,  torture,  betrayal
Mood:epic,  melodrama,  nightmare,  gore
Characters:soldier,  doctor
Story:graphic violence,  severed leg,  mercilessness,  hatred,  severed hand,  severed arm,  on the road,  mission,  screaming,  severed head,  interrogation,  chase,  mother son relationship,  character name in title,  fight,  blood,  violence

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