Priest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant priest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, bleak and captivating films and TV shows about / with priest, murder, clergy, church, danger, society, dialogue, storytelling, blood and supernatural plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
priest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as priest: The Borgias (2011), Father Brown (2013), The Exorcist (1973), The Thorn Birds (1983), Grantchester (2014), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Omen (1976), There Be Dragons (2011), Calvary (2014), Deliver Us from Evil (2014).

List of priest movies

The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, epic, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, brother sister incest, historical character, manipulations, sin, priest, lust, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intellectual, captivating
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, priest, crimes, danger, law enforcement, murder, village life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, devil, religions or cults, girl, clergy, good versus evil, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., middle east
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, hopes, priest, social differences, fall in love, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: priest, amateur detective, investigation, village life, village, partners against crime, police detective, partners, haunted by the past, murder, murder investigation, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, offbeat, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, priest, stripper, gory, crime gone awry, hostage, criminal heroes, brutality, plot twist, bar fight, mexican american border, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: devil, priest, prophecy, monk, good versus evil, murder, gory, mystery, death, supernatural ability, apocalypse, ambassador ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized
Plot: priest, saint, soldier, redemption, spanish civil war, self discovery, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, dying father, love, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: spain, europe
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: bleak, captivating, dark humor, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, mysterious man, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, curses spells and rituals, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
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Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, gothic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, vampire hunter, vampire slayer, vengeance, priest, relic, gory, cross, obsessive quest, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, clergy, legal action, human spirit, against the odds, working class, state affairs, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
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License to Wed (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Newly engaged, Ben and Sadie can't wait to start their life together and live happily ever after. However Sadie's family church's Reverend Frank won't bless their union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage ...
Style: realistic, romantic, light, funny, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, priest, couple relations, marriage, love and romance, farce, teaching the ways of the world, nothing goes right, ten commandments, family relations, disorder, kiss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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 trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: catholicism, courtroom, teenage girl, good versus evil, supernatural, courtroom drama, lawyer, priest, uncover truth, danger, curses spells and rituals, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jon Porter returns to his hometown after the sudden and bizarre death of his mother. He hopes to leave as soon as the funeral is over but it's too late. The sinister forces that caused his sister's brutal murder 30 years ago are back. Jon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, priest, possession, haunted by the past, exorcism, murder, parents and children, teenager, hometown, homecoming, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, uncover truth, resurrection, investigation, miraculous event, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, nobody believes, surprising revelation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense, touching ...
Plot: gang, interracial relations, friendship, elderly, veteran, gunfight, teenager, neighbor, priest, redemption, racism, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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The Exorcist (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follow the lives of two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, disturbing, scary
Plot: demonic possession, exorcism, priest, possessed woman, supernatural, danger, demon, catholic priest, burned to death
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, destructive relationship, small town, faith, prostitute, god, obsession, paralysis, accident, sin, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, priest, clergy, sitcom, irish, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, teacher, dangerous attraction, gay, friendship, first love, blackmail, priest, child abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, rabbi, priest, catholicism, clergy, romance, friendship, celibacy, buddies, church, urban, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, blackmail, call center, serial killer, crime, murder, cons and scams, betrayal, crimes, vengeance, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: fbi, investigation, alien, mystery, abduction, priest, psychopath, supernatural, special agents, partners, bodies, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
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The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: bleak, scary, disturbing, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, evil nun, spirit, demonic possession, priest, murder, father, supernatural horror, nun, mysterious death, murder mystery ...
Place: romania
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: monk, priest, mystery, monastery, investigation, amateur detective, clergy, crime, murder, danger, riddles and clues, multiple suspects ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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The Inhabitant (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three sisters enter the house of a senator with the intention of stealing money obtained from bribes, but once inside, they begin to hear strange cries coming from the basement.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, rough, exciting
Plot: exorcism, priest, demonic possession, exorcist, cross, car accident, suicide, obsession, rape, devil, little girl, incest ...
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Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witch, supernatural ability, danger, church, evil dead, escapades, clergy, priest, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, bleak, biblical ...
Plot: miraculous event, danger, vatican, supernatural, christian, faith, religion, hopes, woman in danger, demons, moral dilemma, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, rome italy, brazil
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Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, small town life, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, power struggle, crimes, cowboy, shooting, greed, sheriff, rivalry, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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