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, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with priest, religion, church, clergy, murder, catholicism, society, religions or cults, religious and blood plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
priest movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as priest: Grantchester (2014), Father Brown (2013), The Nun (2018), The Exorcist (1973), Stigmata (1999), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), First Reformed (2017), Doubt (2008), The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002), Amen. (2002).

List of priest movies

Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, slasher ...
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, murder, priest, police detective, village, partners against crime, partners, who done it, amateur detective, haunted by the past, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, murder, clergy, amateur detective, investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, priest, law enforcement, friendship, church, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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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: scary, bleak, surprise ending, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, nun, priest, ghost, supernatural horror, paranormal, evil nun, demon, murder, exorcism, murder mystery, demonic possession ...
Time: year 1952, 20th century, 50s
Place: romania, vatican, rome italy, xian
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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, frightening, macabre ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, devil, religion, priest, demonic possession, exorcist, demon, occult, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, evil force ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, asia, iraq ...
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Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
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, scary, biblical, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: religion, miraculous event, priest, supernatural, investigation, conspiracy, mission from god, secrets, demon, destiny, faith, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vatican, usa, brazil, rome italy, pittsburgh ...
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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: scary, suspense, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, religion, courtroom, priest, curses spells and rituals, investigation, death, demon, lawyer, catholicism, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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First Reformed (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: religion, church, priest, suicide, christianity, climate change, environmentalism, reverend, minister, environment, depression, journal ...
Time: year 2017
Place: new york, new york state
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Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: suspense, sincere, enigmatic, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, clergy, pedophile, priest, nun, teacher, guilt, sexual abuse, religion, school, suspicion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, victorian era, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: harsh, stylized, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: forbidden love, priest, abortion, celibacy, sex with a priest, lust, priest in love, corruption, catholicism, sin, hypocrisy, pregnancy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, tokyo, spain
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, ss, genocide, jewish, concentration camp, priest, conscience, christian, nazi, pope, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
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The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, psychological, scary, macabre, bleak ...
Plot: devil, prophecy, priest, supernatural, good versus evil, antichrist, evil child, religion, monk, murder, hospital, boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, rome italy, europe, jerusalem ...
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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
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, sexy, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, stripper, hostage, brothers, priest, crimes, strip club, crime gone awry, foot fetish, violent, supernatural, monster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, texas, austin texas, latin america, usa
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, 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, suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, priest, police investigation, cave, exorcism, bible, religions or cults, evil force, confession, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2013
Place: iraq, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: meditative, atmospheric, cynical, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: death threat, priest, clergy, catholic church, murder, confession, character study, existentialism, child molestation, human nature, small town life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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In the Name of... (2013)
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, catholic church, priest, church, clergy, sex with a priest, gays and lesbians, catholic, coming out, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: priest, clergy, island, catholic church, catholic priest, bishop, friendship, against the odds, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: monastery, investigation, monk, priest, crimes, clergy, medieval, mystery, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, christianity ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
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, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, love and romance, priest in love, sex with a priest, romance, age difference ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, vatican
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Corpus Christi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s ...
Style: christian film, sincere, thought provoking, ambiguous ending, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, catholic church, prison, fake identity, juvenile prison, fake priest, ex convict, car accident, fire, grief, mayor, sex scene ...
Place: poland, eastern europe
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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: disturbing, surreal, psychological, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: surrealism, inquisition, priest, convent, religion, devil, sexual abuse, clergy, witch, nun, sex with a priest, hysteria ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, middle ages
Place: france, london, england, europe
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By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, queer cinema ...
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, religion, priest, church, journalist, lawyer, pedophile priest, cardinal the priest, children, husband wife relationship, gay ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
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Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, perversion, priest, rape, sadism, eccentricity, complex characters, french revolution, sex, hospital, emperor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, georgian era, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Nuns on the Run (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cross dressing, nun, on the run, chase, priest, fish out of water, misfit, farce, convent, gender bending, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Adam's Apples (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
Style: cynical, surreal, humorous, funny, psychological ...
Plot: priest, dark humor, skinhead, funeral, church, belief, racial slur, religion, disability, prejudice, existentialism, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, indonesia, saudi arabia
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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: romantic, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, rabbi, romance, priest, love story, catholicism, friendship, jewish, love and romance, buddies, sexual tension, sexual attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: serious, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister incest, siblings relations, intrigue, sex scene, rivalry, lust, incest, clergy, sin, incestuous sex, catholic church ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Evil (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Skeptical female clinical psychologist Kristen Benoist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific ...
Style: exciting, psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns, macabre ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, demon, spirituality, demonic possession, miraculous event, psychologist, skepticism, catholic priest, investigation, supernatural power, mind game, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
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Priest (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, supernatural, distopia, vampire hunter, good versus evil, future dystopia, human versus monster, master warrior, lone hero, cyberpunk, vampire slayer ...
Time: future
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There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA, Argentina
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, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: spanish civil war, priest, catholic, dying father, journalist, betrayal, soldier, saint, forgiveness, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery ...
Time: year 1936, 1930s, year 1937, 70s
Place: spain, europe
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Repossessed (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It's been some time since Father Jebedaiah Mayii exorcised the Devil from little Nancy Aglet, who is now grown up with a husband and two children of her own. But the prince of darkness wants to go a second round and has returned to repossess ...
Style: parody, humorous, absurd, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, priest, devil, disorder, rivalry, escapades, obsessive quest, supernatural, clergy, fish out of water, mistaken identity, satire ...
Time: 80s, year 1973, year 1990, 70s, 90s
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