Church movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant church movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic, cult film and psychological films and TV shows about / with church, religion, death, priest, religions or cults, religious, clergy, murder, blood and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
church movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as church: The Rite (2011), Brimstone (2016), Father Brown (2013), First Reformed (2017), In the Name of... (2013), Borgia (2011), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), By The Grace of God (2018), Viy (1967), The Church (1989).

List of church movies

The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, clergy, exorcism, church, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, catholicism, religions or cults, secrets, spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, latin america, europe ...
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Brimstone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, brutal, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, father daughter incest, church, mute, female protagonist, rape, brutality, sign language, sexual torture, preacher, pedophile, incest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: netherlands
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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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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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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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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, slasher, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, church, dark past, investigation, teenage boy, double life, boy scout, serial murder, small town, homicidal maniac, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
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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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Viy (1967)
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, dark fantasy, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, church, good versus evil, supernatural ability, surrealism, escapades, evil dead, clergy, witchcraft, monster ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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The Church (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshipers and build a large Gothic church above the cursed remains. It is now present day, and this elaborate cathedral still stands. But when its sealed crypt is ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, macabre, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: church, demon, supernatural, devil, death, religion, massacre, ghost, monster, zombie, witchcraft, witch ...
Time: 70s, 13th century, middle ages
Place: germany, tokyo
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Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, ancient mystery, adventure, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, religions or cults, memory loss, conspiracy theory, virus, church, museum, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, florence, turkey, venice ...
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, suspense ...
Plot: demon, prophecy, antichrist, murder, devil worship, killer child, devil, catholicism, church, hospital, parents and children, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, manhattan new york city ...
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The Borderlands (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vatican investigators are sent to the British West Country to investigate paranormal activity, and they find the events are more disturbing than they first imagined.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, church, catholic priest, paganism, supernatural, suicide, religions or cults, uncover truth, clergy, curses spells and rituals, countryside, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Quasi defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.
Style: colourful, light, humorous, touching, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: disney, notre dame cathedral, church, gypsy, french, judge, cruelty, unfulfilled love, clergy, fall in love, cathedral, music ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: king, historical character, intrigue, royal family, tudors, love triangle, queen, royal court, heir, power struggle, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, psychological, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, religion, lgbt teen, coming of age, father son relationship, gay sex, church, lgbtq, homosexual, teen suicide ...
Place: new york, southern usa, arkansas
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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the ...
Style: disturbing, avant garde, surreal, serious, stylized ...
Plot: bishop, baby, virginity, religion, church, death, dismemberment, surrealism, brutality, violence, seduction, hypocrisy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
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End of Days (1999)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, satanic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, supernatural, deal with the devil, good versus evil, apocalypse, heroic mission, disaster, female nudity, priest, christianity, church, temptation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1999, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, treasure hunt, uncover truth, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, london, europe ...
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Ben & Arthur (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, realistic, funny ...
Plot: gay relationship, church, gay, religion, christian, family relations, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, homosexual, gay marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, hawaii, vermont
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Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, harsh, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, darkness, survival, supernatural, disappearance, church, hospital, mystery, chaos, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
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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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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: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Plot: church, clergy, priest, belief, society, social relations, moral dilemma, religions or cults, urban setting, conflict, frustration, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: christian film, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, serious
Plot: christian, church, hell, preacher, parent child relationship, clergy, parents and children, leadership, religions or cults, father son relationship, religious intolerance, bible ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, contemporary
Place: alabama
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Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, melancholic, art house ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, self sacrifice, good versus evil, church, priest, domineering mother, school, society, clergy, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Children of the Damned (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six children are found spread through out the world that not only have enormous intelligence, but identical intelligence and have a strange bond to each other.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: evil child, supernatural, church, children, alien, prodigy, social misfits, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, genius, scientist, killer child ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: london, tokyo, england, europe
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Red State (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter Christian fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, protest, torture, gay slur, gay, church, confined, christianity, society, sacrifice, dark humor, religious fundamentalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, xian
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Prince of Darkness (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Style: suspense, scary, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, antichrist, church, apocalypse, zombie, demon, obsession, research, save the world, monster, religion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, intellectual, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, illuminati, riddles and clues, investigation, religions or cults, ancient, murder, professor, secret society, expert, mastermind, secret movement ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy, europe, geneva switzerland ...
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The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: church, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, priest, fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, amateur detective, life is a bitch, legal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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