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, scary, captivating and bleak films and TV shows about / with priest, church, murder, clergy, storytelling, dialogue, supernatural, mentor, danger and blood plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as priest: The Exorcist (1973), There Be Dragons (2011), The Thorn Birds (1983), Deliver Us from Evil (2014), Vampires (1998), Father Brown (2013), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Inhabitant (2017), Viy (1967), Stigmata (1999).
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The Thorn Birds
Drama
USA
477 min.
 8.0
Father Brown
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK
52 min.
 7.7
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The Nun
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
96 min.
 5.7
The Devil's Doorway
Horror
UK
76 min.
 5.1

List of priest movies

 8.0
 318K
The Exorcist
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, biblical ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, priest, losing-it hero, devil, religion, transformation, demons, good versus evil, girl, psychiatrist, evil force ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., iraq, middle east
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There Be Dragons
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: redemption, soldier, priest, dying father, love, saint, self discovery, unfulfilled love, journalist, jealousy, betrayal, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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The Thorn Birds
Genre: Drama
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, family saga, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, parents and children, priest, catholic priest, hopes, love affair, couple relations, sex with a priest, romance, social differences, fall in love, family life ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: australia, mine
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Deliver Us from Evil
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, good versus evil, supernatural, partners, curses spells and rituals, gory, crime, priest, crimes, danger, religions or cults, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
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 6.1
 47K
Vampires
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: scary, rough, gothic, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, transformation, gory, vampire hunter, vampire slayer, supernatural, violence, blood, chase, death, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, mexico
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 7.7
 5K
Father Brown
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, investigation, who done it, priest, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, danger, village, church, lifestyle ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, supernatural, courtroom, catholicism, good versus evil, devil, uncover truth, religion, death, demons, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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 5.3
 310
The Inhabitant
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: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: exorcism, obsession, demonic possession, priest, little girl, devil, exorcist, incest, cross, car accident, suicide, rape ...
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 7.5
 4K
Viy
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: witch, supernatural, evil dead, curses spells and rituals, church, folk tale, priest, supernatural power, clergy, good versus evil, danger, surrealism ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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 6.2
 59K
Stigmata
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, biblical, bleak ...
Plot: religion, supernatural, secrets, mission from god, investigation, danger, hopes, christian, destiny, miraculous event, woman in danger, faith ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, rome italy
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 5.3
 35K
License to Wed
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: light, romantic, funny, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, marriage, love and romance, teaching the ways of the world, nothing goes right, farce, wedding, priest, family relations, happy ending, disorder, ten commandments ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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From Dusk Till Dawn
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: scary, twists and turns, entertaining, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, crime gone awry, brutality, plot twist, gory, criminal heroes, crime, hostage, stripper, priest, brothers, mexican american border ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, dungeon
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 7.6
 93K
The Omen
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, scary, bleak, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: good versus evil, apocalypse, prophecy, supernatural ability, gory, murder, devil, death, priest, mystery, supernatural, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, jerusalem, rome italy
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 4.1
 15K
Devil's Due
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: family in danger, satan, babies and infants, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, self mutilation, pregnant woman, satanic cult, pregnancy, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, france, paris france
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 4.0
 3K
The Nun
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, vengeance, gory, supernatural ability, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
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 4.3
 385
Vamps
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in 18th century russia. empress elizabeth’s confessor, monk named Lavr, is exiled to a monastery in a haunted mountainous region, taking his secret ancient knowledge with him. Years later, the empress sends her godson Andrey ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: good versus evil, mysticism, vampire, murder, priest, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, romance, human spirit, happy ending, adventure, destiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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 8.7
 78K
Deadwood
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, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: old west, power struggle, cowboy, shooting, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, greed, dishonesty, business venture, lifestyle, small town life ...
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: usa, south dakota, mine
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 7.4
 14K
Resurrection
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, touching, tense ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, supernatural, resurrection, investigation, miraculous event, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, nobody believes, sheriff, surprising revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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 5.7
 46K
The Nun
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, suspense, disturbing, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: demon, evil nun, spirit, supernatural horror, demonic possession, priest, mysterious death, murder, supernatural, father, murder mystery, nun ...
Place: romania
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 5.9
 1K
Knock
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Doctor Knock is a former thug who has become a doctor and arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune according to a particular method. It will make the villagers believe that they are not as healthy as they might think. It is ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, uplifting, funny
Plot: doctor, clinic, escapades, deception, letter, pharmacy, pharmacist, school, restaurant, blackmail, debt, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: france
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 8.1
 646K
Gran Torino
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, prejudice, gunfight, loneliness, gang, mentor, culture clash, racism, classic car, coming of age, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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The Fifth Element
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.
Style: futuristic, stylized, breathtaking, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, alien, future dystopia, heroic mission, supernatural ability, space travel, humanity in peril, save the world, dystopic future, fight scenes, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: future, 1990s, 1910s
Place: egypt, new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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Breaking the Waves
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
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, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, god, disability, love, depression, guilt, sacrifice, voyeurism, religion, redemption, strong sexual content, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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 8.6
 31K
Father Ted
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: not serious, humorous, surreal, witty, realistic ...
Plot: island, clergy, priest, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, sitcom, social relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.5
 50K
Bad Education
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: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexuality, gay, catholicism, teacher, child abuse, cross dressing, boarding school, male nudity, school, clergy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Keeping the Faith
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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, friendship, catholicism, love triangle, religion, judaism, jewish, rabbi, buddies, priest, clergy, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 28K
Big Nothing
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: dark humor, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, unemployment, cons and scams, twists & turns, priest, blackmail, death, pornography, crimes, serial killer, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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The X Files: I Want to Believe
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, serious, twists and turns, gloomy, scary ...
Plot: mystery, fbi, investigation, hospital, alien, supernatural, obsession, partners against crime, priest, murder, redemption, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., west virginia
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 7.4
 50K
Calvary
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: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, irish, father daughter relationship, child abuse, murder, death, suicide attempt, clergy, catholicism, sexual abuse, human nature, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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In the Name Of
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The contemporary story of a priest who launches a centre for troubled youth in a small parish. He is a good priest and is well-liked by his congregation, which remains unaware of his complicated past.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: church, clergy, gays and lesbians, priest, catholic priest, catholic, gay sex, gender, homosexuality, gay, catholic church, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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