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The Lady of Monza (1969)
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The Lady of Monza (1969)
Original name: La monaca di Monza
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A true story taken from the archives of the archdiocese of Milan.
Style: based on true events
Plot: investigation, female nudity, torture, nun, catholic church, lesbianism, catholic priest, convent, evil nun, breast feeding, priest, mother superior, assassination plot, affair, abbess, accusation

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, sexploitation film and erotic films with plots about nun, priest, convent, female nudity, catholic priest, mother superior and catholic mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Lady of Monza: Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973), The Nun and the Devil (1973), The Castro's Abbess (1974), In This House of Brede (1975), The Runner Stumbles (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first undergoes degradation to acclimatize her to convent ...
Plot: mother superior, nun, female full frontal nudity, lesbian, female nudity, abbess, corruption, convent, corrupt, evil nun, nun's habit, murder ...
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The Nun and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's 1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the ...
Plot: lesbian sex, cardinal the priest, female nudity, lesbian kiss, fondling, female full frontal nudity, voyeur, lesbian, female removes her clothes, lust, priest, hand under skirt ...
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The Castro's Abbess (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman is forced into a convent. However, due to her nobility she rises to be an abbess. She has to deal with corruption in the church.
Plot: convent, nun, monsignor, mother superior, catholic church, priest, erotica, bishop, middle aged, abbess, catholic priest, female nudity ...
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46%
In This House of Brede (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
Plot: convent, drastic change of life, bishop, catholic church, novice, catholicism, newcomer, abbess, loss of child, loss of daughter, female nudity, priest ...
Place: london
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43%
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The Runner Stumbles (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dick Van Dyke stars as a priest accused of murdering a nun. Directed by Stanley Kramer, this 1979 drama also features Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger, Beau Bridges and Tammy Grimes.
Plot: priest in love, catholic priest, convent, nun, catholic, catholic church, priest
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41%
The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sister Virginia de Leyva becomes the new Mother Superior at the convent of Monza. Said convent turns out to be a veritable hotbed of sinful carnality and depravity. Debauched priest Don Arrigone and lecherous womanizer Giampaolo Osio plot to seduce ...
Style: erotic, sexploitation film
Plot: nun, lesbianism, female full frontal nudity, mother superior, male nudity, priest, female nudity, convent, sexploitation, bathtub, erotica, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: nun, convent, heresy, evil woman, sex scene, erotica, lesbian, priest, evil nun, catholic priest, insanity, sexploitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lucrezia Giovane (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the early 16th century Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by Cesare Borgia and his sister Lucrezia. In a ruthless power play, Cesare plots to have his sister’s husband murdered.
Plot: father daughter incest, brother sister incest, sister, husband, murder, sibling relationship, relationships, bare breasts, nun, sex with a priest, catholic, lesbian ...
Place: italy, vatican
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Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sometime after the events in 'Lilies of the Field' (1963) Homer Smith returns to the Church he helped build to find the nuns have taken in a group of homeless children.
Plot: chapel, catholic priest, catholic school, abbess, nun, convent, christmas, church, mother superior, convent school, priest, catholic orphanage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: christmas, church, historical event, religion, catholic school, widow, catholic, convent school, faith, priest, prejudice, mansion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
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32%
Under the Roman Sky (2010)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Rome, 1943. The city is occupied by the Nazis. The lives of thousands of Jews are in danger, and in Vatican City, a neutral state within the borders of Rome, Pope Pius XII is struggling to save the city from hunger and destruction.
Plot: nun, priest, catholic, mother superior, monsignor, bishop, pope, jewish, cardinal the priest, catholic church, catholic priest
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Theresa: The Body of Christ (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 16th century, the daughter of a Spanish nobleman joins a convent and becomes a spiritual leader.
Style: spiritual
Plot: nobleman, convent, leader, daughter, nun, santa claus
Time: 1600s, 17th century, 16th century
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30%
The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a 17-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin.
Plot: bishop, miraculous event, catholicism, catholic church, catholic priest, mother superior, catholic, convent, nun, priest, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Actress Mia Farrow's personal life takes a turn for the worse when she engages in a long relationship with Woody Allen.
Plot: female director, cardinal the priest, catholic, nun, actress, female nudity, sex scene, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sparrow (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Catania, Sicilia 1854. A serious epidemic of cholera is hitting the region. Maria a 16 years old novice leaves her convent and returns her home to avoid contamination. Here she finds a difficult situation, in fact her stepmother and her half-sisters ...
Plot: cholera, convent, mother superior, catholic, catholic church, volcano, catholic priest, religion, student, newcomer, novice, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
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28%
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
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27%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Erotic French author Colette during her formative years in Paris at the turn of the century, married to a hedonistic bounder who publishes her writings under his name until she leaves him to embark on her own career.
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, marriage, female nudity, cabaret, sexuality
Place: paris france
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24%
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Faustina (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The Life of saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska, a Polish Nun.
Style: contemplative, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: convent, hopes, clergy, supernatural ability, society, religions or cults, church, family relations, nun, faith, painting, suffering ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
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24%
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Sister Emanuelle (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Emanuelle has renounced her life of lust to become a cloistered nun. But when she is assigned to a remote convent school for wayward girls, this delectable Bride Of Christ will face temptations that include a teenage nymphomaniac, a horny escaped ...
Style: erotic, surprise ending, sexploitation film
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Convent of Sinners (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Convent of Sinners is the story of Susanna, a young girl who is raped by her own father and sent to a convent for her sins, where she falls in love with a priest. The other nuns, however, are jealous and angry, they want Susanna for themselves, and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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El Greco (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Greek painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (Mel Ferrer) woos a beauty (Rosanna Schiaffino) and faces the Inquisition in 16th-century Spain.
Plot: painter, inquisition, artist, false accusation, nun, sword fight, monk, priest, spanish inquisition
Place: spain
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22%
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Nostradamus (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Michel de Nostredame, from his early work as a plague doctor to his time at the court of Catherine de Medici, after he became famed for his prophetic almanacs. Stars Rutger Hauer and Julia Ormond.
Style: serious
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, state affairs, supernatural ability, oracle, plague, destiny, archive footage, pubic hair, male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, future
Place: europe, france
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22%
Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Norma Jean Baker finds her way to Hollywood and is turned into sex symbol Marilyn Monroe.
Plot: rape, female nudity, price of fame, lesbian, female protagonist, showbiz, hollywood, lesbianism, sex, sexual assault, backstage, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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22%
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Mariette in Ecstasy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this forceful study of religious passion an extraordinary spiritual experience is placed in the center of a deftly evoked natural world, namely, rural upstate New York just after the turn of the century. At summer's end, when she is 17, ...
Plot: stigmata, trance, mother superior, abbess, nun, convent
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22%
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Don Juan (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jeanne lives in Paris and believes she is the reincarnation of Don Juan. She visits a priest and tells him she has killed a man. He comes to her elegant flat - her father has died leaving her rich - and she tells the priest stories about men she has ...
Plot: reincarnation, seduction, priest, playing footsie, suicide, bare breasts, lesbian sex, lesbian, lesbianism, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: paris france
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21%
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Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
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21%
Enough Praying (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Many socially-concerned priests in Catholic Latin America have at some time left their parish churches to go and work in the fields and factories of the poor. Such priests, usually adherents of "liberation theology," are called ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, class struggle, church, conscience, religion, injustice, poverty, catholic church, solidarity, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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The Government Inspector (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Government Inspector is a 2005 television drama based on the life of Dr. David Kelly and the lead-up to the Iraq War in the United Kingdom.
Style: based on true events
Plot: scandal, iraq war, government corruption, conspiracy theory, suicide, investigation, inspector, death of protagonist
Place: britain
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21%
Devils of Monza (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He hears the rumor that she'd have an affair with her trustee ...
Plot: nun, evil, nudity (full frontal - brief), evil nun, murder, revenge, forbidden love, convent, betrayal, affair, sex
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, political unrest, anti semitism, wartime life, human spirit, confined, holocaust, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, vatican ...
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20%