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, suspense, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with priest, murder, church, society, dialogue, clergy, religion, blood, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as priest: Grantchester (2014), Father Ted (1995), Father Brown (2013), The Exorcist (1973), The Nun (2018), The Thorn Birds (1983), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Stigmata (1999), The Omen (1976), The Borgias (2011).

List of priest movies

 7.9
 11K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, murder, murder mystery, partners, police detective, who done it, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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 8.6
 38K
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, semi serious, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, bishop, friendship, catholic church, family relations, against the odds, social awkwardness, conservative, small town, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.7
 9K
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: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, clergy, investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, priest, social relations, murder, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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 8.0
 375K
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, frightening, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: devil, supernatural, demons, exorcism, priest, religion, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq
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 5.3
 128K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
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, surprise ending, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, priest, nun, demon, ghost, evil nun, murder mystery, murder, exorcism, paranormal, spirit ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, vatican, xian
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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, catholic priest, tragic love, couple relations, destiny, clergy, older man younger woman relationship, hopes, love and romance, priest, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia, vatican
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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, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, demons, courtroom, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, priest, evil force, religion, halloween, teenage girl, mental illness, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.2
 66K
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, biblical, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Plot: miraculous event, religion, priest, secrets, danger, demons, investigation, conspiracy, supernatural, hopes, woman in danger, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: vatican, usa, new york, pittsburgh, brazil ...
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 7.5
 111K
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, psychological, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: antichrist, devil, prophecy, priest, good versus evil, monk, murder, apocalypse, gory, supernatural, mystery, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london, jerusalem ...
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 7.9
 49K
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: clever, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, lust, brother sister incest, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, sex scene, clergy, sin, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: monastery, investigation, monk, mystery, priest, clergy, crimes, murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, crime, christianity ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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The Confession (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: The Confession is a 10-part web series created by Kiefer Sutherland, written and directed by Brad Mirman, and starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt. It premiered on Hulu on March 28, 2011. Each episode is between five and seven minutes long. It ...
Style: tense, contemplative, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, confession, priest, church, haunted by the past, christmas, crimes, redemption, doubts and hesitations, religions or cults, regret, sin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 30K
Big Nothing (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, absurd, talky ...
Plot: unemployment, priest, call center, blackmail, crime, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, layoff, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, wyoming
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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, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual tension, buddies, sexual attraction, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 44K
Thirst (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, dark ...
Plot: vampire, priest, experiment gone awry, murder, doctor, infidelity, blood transfusion, supernatural, deadly virus, transformation, danger, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, abduction, priest, psychic, fbi, special agents, supernatural ability, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
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 7.3
 53K
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, realistic, serious, witty, sexual ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, writer's life, eccentricity, priest, hypocrisy, rape, sadism, period piece, murder, emperor, french revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, 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, catholic church, homosexuality, clergy, lgbt, gays and lesbians, church, youth, catholic, sex with a priest, priest, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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The Crucifixion (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence.
Style: based on true events, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: demonic possession, exorcism, priest, investigation, journalist, prison, exorcist, nun, demon, supernatural power, death, crucifix ...
Place: romania
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The Seventh Day (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural ability, priest, demon, curse, good versus evil, deadly creature, demonic possession, violence, death, chase, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, evil doll, priest, ghost, supernatural power, asthma, child in peril, nanny, corpse, hiding, demon ...
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 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: psychological thriller, twists and turns, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, new york, italy ...
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 7.7
 15K
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: enigmatic, exciting, psychological, macabre, twists and turns ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, psychologist, demon, spirituality, catholic priest, demonic possession, miraculous event, skepticism, supernatural power, priest, mother daughter relationship, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.4
 57K
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, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, child abuse, transvestism, male nudity, boarding school, first love, teacher, gay, priest, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, oil rig, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cross dressing, on the run, fish out of water, misfit, nun, chase, gender bending, farce, convent, priest, hidden identity, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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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: twists and turns, offbeat, scary, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, brothers, hostage, plot twist, stripper, priest, crime gone awry, gory, crimes, sheriff, anti hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
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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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, priest, saint, spanish civil war, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery, haunted by the past, dying father, love, jealousy, journalist ...
Time: year 1936, 70s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: spain, europe
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 7.9
 2K
Rev. (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rev. is a British television sitcom produced by Big Talk Productions. The show premiered on BBC Two on 28 June 2010. The show's working titles were The City Vicar and Handle With Prayer. The series revolves around a Church of England priest, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, entertaining, light ...
Plot: church, clergy, priest, society, belief, religions or cults, moral dilemma, social relations, urban setting, challenge, lifestyle change, reluctant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, oppression, bible, priest, prophecy, childbirth, miraculous event, pregnancy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
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