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The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975)
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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: miraculous event, bishop, catholicism, kidnapping, nun, catholic church, catholic priest, catholic, convent, priest, mother superior

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and touching films with plots about priest, nun, catholic church, catholic priest, catholic, convent and mother superior mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Abduction of Saint Anne: In This House of Brede (1975), The Runner Stumbles (1979), The Castro's Abbess (1974), The Third Miracle (1999), Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, priest, japanese girl, novice, catholicism, newcomer, female nudity, catholic church, bishop, nun, monk ...
Place: london
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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: catholic priest, convent, nun, priest in love, catholic, catholic church, priest
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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: nun, convent, monsignor, mother superior, sex, catholic church, abbess, female nudity, middle aged, catholic priest, erotica, bishop ...
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The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: miraculous event, bishop, alcohol abuse, investigation, clergy, society, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, saint, female director, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
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Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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 ...
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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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59%
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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, religion, catholic priest, volcano, mother superior, catholic, catholic church, newcomer, novice, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
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53%
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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: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, archbishop, illness, priest, confession ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
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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: parody, allegory
Plot: secret society, mass, worship, dispute, religion, catholic church, mural, painter, theology, pastiche, catholicism, unconscious ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, evil nun, female nudity, lesbian kiss, fondling, female full frontal nudity, voyeur, lesbian, female removes her clothes, lust, priest, cardinal the priest ...
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43%
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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Extramuros (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This 1985 Spanish film reveals one of the many terrible aspects of 16th century Spain, still plagued by the radical Christian Inquisition, one of a plethora of difficulties Spaniards faced at the time. Spanish super star Carmen Maura plays a nun ...
Plot: female homosexuality, lgbt, catholicism, hand wound, inquisition, priest, death, lesbian, nun, blood, convent, trial ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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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, evil nun, heresy, sex scene, erotica, lesbian, priest, evil woman, sexploitation, catholic priest, bishop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The True Story of the Nun of Monza (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 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, convent, female full frontal nudity, mother superior, male nudity, lesbianism, sexploitation, bathtub, erotica, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, nun's habit, convent, lesbianism, abbess, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, corrupt, evil nun, corruption, lesbian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, social relations, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, revolution, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
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Time of Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: communism, miraculous event, injury, fire, religious icon, school play, parable, teacher, church, priest, religion, satire ...
Time: 1940s
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The Weaver of Miracles (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Arnulfo is a man weaving baskets. Remedios has given birth in front of the house of a woman and her aid, but the village is spread the word that the child born as a child God and an atheist would think exploit to their advantage the "miracle ...
Plot: miraculous event, ignorance, small town, gossip, rumor, birth, priest, religion
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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: priest, catholic priest, class struggle, catholic church, religion, injustice, church, solidarity, conscience, poverty, social problem, working conditions ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: chile
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34%
Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexual, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, couples, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, gender, pregnancy, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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33%
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Virgin Mary (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Croatia, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1981 in Medjugorje (BA), a group of kids claim that Virgin Mary appeared to them on a hill. The local priest believes them and spreads the word. Religious tourism blossoms. The communist government is concerned and arrests the priest.
Plot: miraculous event, ghost, communism, mountain, priest, execution, faith, religion, propaganda, nun, virgin mary
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, clergy, idealism, small town life, social relations, religions or cults, society, hopes, religion, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
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Conflict (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In the near future, the Catholic church has joined with other western religions in an ecumenical movement that has washed out much of the original message of the religion. A group of Irish monks have begun saying the mass again in Latin and have ...
Plot: visit, catholic, catholic priest, opening a door
Place: ireland
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: convent, pursuit, monastery, suicide, nun, priest, innocence lost, strong female presence, chase, new wave, village, destructive relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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31%
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Pursuit (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: What begins as a routine investigation quickly escalates into a heartstopping race to save millions from certain death in this taut and gripping thriller. Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, ER) "makes an impressive directorial debut" (The ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: nerve gas, bomb, terrorist, countdown, threat, politics, count down
Place: san diego california
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Joshua (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Joshua moves to the outskirts of Auburn, he awakens the curiosity of the sleepy town. They don’t know who he is or where he came from, but no one can shake the feeling they’ve known him for years. Despite his benevolence and selfless work ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, uplifting, feel good ...
Plot: miraculous event, healing power, small town, mysterious character, self discovery, redemption, religions or cults, society, hopes, cause and meaning, spirituality, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, rome italy, vatican, united states, xian
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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, catholic priest, abbess, mother superior, female nudity, priest, nun, convent, evil nun, catholic church, breast feeding, torture ...
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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: priest, church, nun, convent school, catholic church, catholic school, missionary, nun's habit, catholic priest
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The Assisi Underground (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: bishop, nun, friendship, nazi, monastery, jewish, stock footage, world war two, catholic church, mother superior, monk, nazi occupation
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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