Penance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant penance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with penance, flashback, religion, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, prayer, catholic, kiss, death and confession plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
penance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as penance: Time (2021), Pilgrimage (2017), Penance (2012), A Question of Faith (2017), The Club (2015), Growing Up Smith (2015), Religion (2007), The Secrets (2007), Eight and a Half (1963), A Christmas Carol (1984).

List of penance movies

Time (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A prisoner consumed by guilt, an officer with an impossible choice. What does it take to survive? A tense story of punishment and principles, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prison, jailed, penance, prisoner, guilty conscience, prison guard, redemption, jail cell, guilt, forgiveness, jail, prison warden ...
Place: england
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Pilgrimage (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, pilgrimage, religion, relic, viking, warrior, penance, fight, heroic mission, journey, medieval, knight ...
Time: future, 13th century, middle ages
Place: ireland, france
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Penance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young girl leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The body of Emili is found by four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is never solved. Emili's mother Asako is torn by grief and puts a curse ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, guilt, penance, loss of daughter, investigation, haunted by the past, revenge, who done it, redemption, death in the family, suspense, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Tragedy Strikes three Families, their Destiny forces them on a coverging path and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: christian, religions or cults, parents and children, family life, society, religion, salvation, penance, family values, family problems, family relations, hopes ...
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The Club (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, bleak, cynical, disturbing ...
Plot: priest, clergy, suspense, introspection, isolation, haunted by the past, altar boy, religion, child abuse, small town, tragic event, secret ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean, santiago chile, vatican
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Growing Up Smith (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his ...
Style: inter cultural, captivating, sincere, multicultural, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: first love, adolescence, father son relationship, vegetarian, nostalgia, culture clash, bullying, halloween, small town, deer hunting, boy with glasses, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, india
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Religion (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is based in Banaras and is about a Hindu Priest Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapoor) who follows the scriptures to practice Hindu religion. When a child is abandon by a woman and brought in his house by his daughter - after initial hesitation but ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, art film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hindu, adoption, religion, clergy, salvation, parents and children, family relations, family life, babies and infants, society, family problems, priest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian interest, lesbianism, religions or cults, rabbi, lgbtq, best friends, self discovery, selflessness, lesbian love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
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Eight and a Half (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, reflective, philosophical ...
Plot: filmmaking, surrealism, childhood, midlife crisis, mistress, loneliness, stream of consciousness, memory, flashback, adultery, actress, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, europe, paris france ...
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A Christmas Carol (1984)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sexy, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, miser, ghost, holiday, scrooge, happy ending, afterlife, charles dickens, christian, life & death, business, greed ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 70s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, new york
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Quid Pro Quo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, twisted ...
Plot: paraplegic, disability, doctors and patients, switching roles, obsessive quest, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, blind date, disappearance, forgiveness, art, physical disability ...
Place: usa, new york
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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, aesthetic, offbeat
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenager, teenage protagonist, diagnosis, lust, romantic relationship, hopes, high school, hearing voices, romanticism, love and romance, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, brazil
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A Christmas Carol (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: London, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: adult
Plot: christmas eve, scrooge, employer employee relationship, miser, christmas, ghost, spirit, greed, poor family, introspection, afterlife, suspense ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, future, 1840s
Place: london
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Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, talky, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chef, cooking, restaurant, food, abuse of power, violent behavior, male chauvinist, violent man, redemption, psychopath as protagonist, physical abuse, vengeance ...
Place: london, new orleans, paris france
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The Trip to Greece (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Actors Rob Byrdon and Steve Coogan continue their travelogue series with a visit to Greece.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, visually appealing, clever, funny ...
Plot: friendship, food, restaurant, tourist, actor, british, on the road, flirting, life, travel, resort, chef ...
Place: greece, europe, switzerland, australia, turkey ...
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The Little Hours (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.
Style: parody, sexy, funny, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: convent, nun, lust, lie, suspicion, jealousy, passive aggressive woman, sodomy, bishop, donkey, priest, sex scene ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence
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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: youth, healer, coming of age, friendship, village, child's point of view, introspection, war, social relations, village life, elderly, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
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Fatima (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1917, a beautiful apparition of Our Lady forever alters the lives of three children: Lucinda, Jacita and Francisco who lived in Villa Fatima in Portugal.
Plot: religion, catholic, shepherd, virgin mary, catholic church, penance, prophecy, miraculous event, love, religious, text messaging, prayer
Time: 1910s
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Heaven Help Us (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, teachers and students, society, youth, rebelliousness, corporal punishment, dating, catholic school, religion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Walk a Mile in My Pradas (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A little Christmas magic causes two coworkers with contrasting lifestyles to switch sexual orientations.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, gay, wedding, gender, self discovery, switching roles, couple relations, couples, life turned upside down, disorder, homosexual, psychiatrist ...
Time: year 1986, year 2011, 21st century
Place: usa
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Perceval (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film chronicles Perceval's knighthood, maturation and eventual peerage amongst the Knights of the Round Table, and also contains brief episodes from the story of Gawain and the crucifixion of Christ.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: king arthur, medieval, arthurian legend, female nudity, knight, sword fight, crazy love, ancient, time travel, battles, peasant, choir ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france
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Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 317 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: aristocracy, forbidden love, intrigue, heir, orphan, love and romance, self discovery, love affair, vengeance, society, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era
Place: portugal, iberian peninsula, lisbon portugal, europe, venice ...
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexy, reflective, unusual plot structure, meditative, light ...
Plot: writers, women, art, religion, catholic, writer's life, poetry, catholicism, hospital, lesbian, greed, literature ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: latin america, spain, tokyo, israel, japan ...
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The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, scenic, stylized, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: medieval, murder, brutality, art, justice, investigation, culture clash, twists and turns, priest, monk, society, theatrical troupe ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, spain, europe
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Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" ...
Style: surreal, gothic, scary, cerebral, erotic ...
Plot: surrealism, obsession, macabre, ghost, suspense, supernatural, redemption, twins, doppelganger, hallucination, nude, army ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, italy, tokyo, england, europe ...
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Dragon Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Teru Aoki (青木 輝) is on a train to Tokyo after a school trip. A disaster occurs which partially destroys the train and blocks a tunnel. When Teru awakes, he finds all his classmates and teachers are dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surreal, apocalyptic ...
Plot: sole survivor, survival, chaos, life is a bitch, left to die, isolation, vestiges of humanity, superhero, end of the world, distopia, disaster, post-apocalyptic future ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: native american, christian, indians, religion, wilderness, shaman, colonialism, jesuit, nature, church, culture clash, native americans ...
Time: 17th century
Place: canada, quebec, france, india
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Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, murder, family life, mind game, gay, lust, small town, killer, lie, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1996
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, adult
Plot: sex, masturbation, sex addict, older woman younger man relationship, womanizer, sexuality, obsession, nightclub, porn, male masturbation, love, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, california, new york, usa
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, catholic, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, moral dilemma, frame up, teenage life, who done it, clergy, introspection, dishonesty ...
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