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, intense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with priest, clergy, murder, church, religion, society, storytelling, catholicism, religions or cults and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as priest: Grantchester (2014), Father Brown (2013), Father Ted (1995), The Omen (1976), The Borgias (2011), The Thorn Birds (1983), Mystery!: Cadfael (1994), The Exorcist (1973), The Confession (2011), Big Nothing (2006).

List of priest movies

 7.9
 9K
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, amateur detective, investigation, murder, partners, murder mystery, partners against crime, haunted by the past, who done it, police detective, village, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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 7.7
 8K
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, intellectual, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, danger, priest, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, church, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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 8.6
 36K
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, semi serious, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, friendship, against the odds, family relations, small town, family life, eccentric family, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.5
 105K
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, antichrist, good versus evil, prophecy, monk, apocalypse, murder, rottweiler, gory, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, london, jerusalem
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 7.9
 47K
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: clever, serious, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, intrigue, lust, rivalry, clergy, sin, sex scene, graphic violence, priest, manipulations ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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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, family saga, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, catholic priest, hopes, priest, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, girl man relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: monk, monastery, investigation, priest, mystery, clergy, crimes, murder, amateur detective, christianity, danger, murder investigation ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.0
 354K
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, psychological ...
Plot: devil, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, iraq, middle east
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The Confession (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
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, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, confession, priest, church, christmas, haunted by the past, crimes, redemption, sin, religions or cults, regret, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 29K
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, blackmail, crime, crimes, call center, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, 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 attraction, buddies, sexual tension, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 42K
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, bleak, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: vampire, priest, experiment gone awry, murder, doctor, infidelity, self mutilation, blood transfusion, supernatural, character change, deadly virus, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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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, hostage, priest, stripper, brothers, plot twist, motor home, crime gone awry, gory, bar fight, crimes, sheriff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, 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: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, demons, courtroom, priest, lawyer, evil force, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, religion, good versus evil, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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La feria ambulante (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: god or devil, healing power, dwarf, prophecy, good versus evil, supernatural, clergy, self discovery, priest, psychic, religions or cults, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934, year 1935
Place: california, usa
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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, priest, investigation, journalist, prison, exorcism, exorcist, nun, supernatural power, demon, death, crucifix ...
Place: romania
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: catholic church, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, catholic, priest, church, youth, clergy, gay sex, lgbt, teenage life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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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, psychic, priest, fbi, supernatural ability, special agents, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 55K
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: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, male nudity, child abuse, teacher, priest, boarding school, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
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, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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 5.3
 113K
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, surprise ending, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, demon, supernatural horror, evil nun, murder, priest, nun, spirit, murder mystery, buried alive, ghost, mysterious death ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy
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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, spanish civil war, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery, saint, haunted by the past, love, dying father, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, year 1937, 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe
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 7.9
 2K
Rev. (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, sitcom, light, entertaining ...
Plot: church, clergy, priest, belief, society, religions or cults, moral dilemma, social relations, urban setting, frustration, lifestyle change, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
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, jesus, angel, religions or cults, bible, prophecy, priest, miraculous event, childbirth, pregnancy, family relations, a vision ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
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 7.2
 41K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, humorous, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of virginity, male virgin, sexuality, cat, therapist, priest, nurse, sexual exploration, life changing experience, unlikely relationship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, boston
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 7.5
 120K
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: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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 8.1
 24K
The Exorcist (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, disturbing, macabre, scary
Plot: demonic possession, priest, possessed woman, exorcism, supernatural, danger, demon, catholic priest, supernatural power, burned alive, demon hunter, ghost ...
Time: 2010s
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 4.8
 395
Exorcismo (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A priest struggles to save the life of a young woman who is possessed by the malevolent spirit of her father.
Style: suspense, bleak, scary, rough, disturbing
Plot: exorcism, priest, exorcist, demon, supernatural power, satanic cult, satanism, investigation, obsession, village, church, possession ...
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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: demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, supernatural, evil force, priest, bible, partners, good versus evil, gory, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, year 2013
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
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 6.2
 64K
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: religion, vatican, miraculous event, secrets, danger, priest, supernatural, woman in danger, hopes, faith, moral dilemma, mission from god ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, rome italy, new york, pittsburgh
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