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The Runner Stumbles (1979)
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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: nun, catholic priest, convent, priest in love, catholic church, catholic, priest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and disturbing films with plots about nun, convent, priest, mother superior, catholic priest, catholic church and catholic mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Runner Stumbles: The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975), In This House of Brede (1975), The Castro's Abbess (1974), Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979), Sparrow (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, catholic church, mother superior, priest, convent, nun, kidnapping, catholic priest
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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, loss of daughter, catholic priest, novice, catholicism, newcomer, bishop, catholic church, mother superior, japanese girl, female nudity ...
Place: london
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94%
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: nun, convent, mother superior, priest, monsignor, abbess, catholic church, female nudity, middle aged, catholic priest, sex, erotica ...
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92%
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: christmas, chapel, church, catholic orphanage, abbess, convent, priest, catholic priest, catholic, mother superior, nun, catholic school ...
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89%
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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, religion, volcano, catholic priest, catholic, catholic church, male female relationship, sister sister relationship, nun, student ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
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73%
The Nun and the Devil (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 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, evil nun, lesbian kiss, lesbian, female nudity, lust, priest, female full frontal nudity, female removes her clothes, fondling, voyeur, cardinal the priest ...
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68%
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, insanity, catholic priest, evil woman, sex scene, sexploitation, evil nun, abbess, framed for murder, erotica ...
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61%
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, female nudity, priest, mother superior, convent, female full frontal nudity, lesbianism, male nudity, sexploitation, bathtub, erotica, bare breasts ...
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, religions or cults, selflessness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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57%
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, poverty, religion, catholic church, conscience, solidarity, injustice, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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56%
The Lady of Monza (1969)
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: assassination plot, convent, mother superior, female nudity, priest, nun, catholic priest, abbess, evil nun, catholic church, breast feeding, torture ...
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51%
The Network of Freedom (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: France, beginning of World War II. Hélène Studler is a nun who has been dedicated to the care of orphans and the abandoned people. But the times have changed, the people are living a whole revolt, the Germansoldiers have entered their city and the ...
Plot: convent, concentration camp, french resistance, nazi officer, heroes, nun, resistance, daughter, nuns, religion
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49%
Black Narcissus (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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Story: Himalayas, 1934. A remote clifftop palace once known as the ‘House of Women’ holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to ...
Plot: nun, convent, forbidden love, candle, candlelight, shaved head, school, horse riding, princess, cliff, tragedy, mother superior ...
Time: 1930s
Place: india, himalaya
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48%
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The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, pursuit, priest, suicide, nun, village, new wave, innocence lost, destructive relationship, religions or cults, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The 14 (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in London’s East End, The 14 (aka The Wild Little Bunch aka Existence) is based on the true story of fourteen children who struggle against overwhelming pressures to stay together after the death of their single mother.
Plot: nun, shoplifting, orphan, convent, family values, underage smoking, catholic, poverty, rebellious, social services
Time: 70s
Place: england
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48%
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Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: monastery, nun, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, altar boy, vatican, reform, confession, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, lesbianism, female full frontal nudity, corruption, female nudity, convent, lesbian, evil nun, corrupt, abbess, murder ...
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47%
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: convent school, priest, catholic, catholicism, catholic school, mansion, religion, saint, bishop, convent, church, nun ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
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47%
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For the Very First Time (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teen-aged Catholic girl carries on a secret relationship.
Plot: jewish, teenager, nun, priest, catholic, religion, first sexual experience, catholic priest, drag racing
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mariette in Ecstasy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, abbess, mother superior, convent, nun
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Suspended Vocation (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Divergent factions within the Catholic Church are plagued by internal ideological quarrels.
Style: allegory
Plot: priest, mural, catholic church, religion, painter, theology, pastiche, catholicism, mass, secret society, worship, nun ...
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46%
The Rape of a Nun (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl is forced by her father to become a nun. But soon she finds out that dark secrets are hiding behind the convent walls and that she's there to serve lustful human masters and not God.
Plot: convent, nun, rap, rape, sex, evil nun
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46%
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Nasty Habits (1977)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.
Plot: abbess, convent, nun, novice, priest, catholic priest, catholic church, catholic, mother superior, newcomer, watergate
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45%
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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
Plot: corruption, nun, convent, emmanuelle, mother superior, pistol, female protagonist, woman undressing, sexploitation, lesbian seduction, gun, pretty legs ...
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44%
Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, based on true events, bleak ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, danger, society, reunion, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
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42%
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The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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42%
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Lambs of God (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: A dark, gothic tale about three nuns, each a generation apart, living in an isolated convent by the coast, and an unwelcome visitor who enters their lives and changes their world forever.
Style: disturbing, macabre, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: female nudity, convent, nun, priest, fear, female protagonist, young girl, odd, danger, soup kitchen, dark secret, a vision ...
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42%
Satan Never Sleeps (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of ...
Plot: church, priest, nun, convent school, catholic church, catholic school, missionary, nun's habit, catholic priest
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41%
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Body & Soul (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A nun, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, leaves the convent temporarily to help save her family knitting mill from bankruptcy following the death of her brother. Outside the convent she becomes a fairly shrewd businesswoman and feels attracted to one ...
Plot: nun, female nudity, mirror, convent, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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40%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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39%