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, realistic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric and stylized films and TV shows about / with church, clergy, religions or cults, priest, society, religion, murder, danger, death and blood plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as church: The Rite (2011), Father Brown (2013), The Church (1989), Prince of Darkness (1987), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Red State (2011), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Rev. (2010), Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012), Final Prayer (2013).

List of church movies

 6.0
 86K
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: clergy, supernatural, church, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, vatican, seminary, exorcism, power relations, supernatural ability, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
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 7.7
 6K
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, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, priest, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, riddles and clues, society, murder, crimes, danger, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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 6.2
 6K
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, scary, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: church, supernatural, ghost, secret, massacre, demon, gory, zombie, escapades, deadly creature, mysterious character, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, tokyo
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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: suspenseful, stylized, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: church, apocalypse, antichrist, secret, secret society, save the world, satanic cult, research, satan, obsession, good versus evil, religion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, tour guide, self discovery, priest, bus, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, tennessee, latin america ...
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 6.2
 60K
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: realistic, tense, disturbing, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: protest, church, confined, society, kidnapping, perversity, deception, torture, preacher, christianity, fanaticism, pastor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas
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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: light, touching, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, judge, church, friendship, unfulfilled love, notre dame cathedral, power of love, social misfits, festival, family, good versus evil, cathedral ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: church, sitcom, clergy, social relations, reluctant, priest, christianity, frustration, belief, lifestyle change, conflict, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, religions or cults, clergy, leadership, parents and children, society, parent child relationship, pastor, sermon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
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 5.7
 6K
Final Prayer (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: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric
Plot: church, found footage, suicide, paganism, catholic priest, supernatural, clergy, countryside, danger, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.8
 1K
Amen (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: church, sitcom, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, love and romance, rivalry, society, religions or cults, family relations, workplace, clergy, pastor ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Book of Daniel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Book of Daniel is a television series broadcast on NBC. The network promoted it as a serious drama about Christians and the Christian faith, but it was controversial with some Christians. The show had been proposed for NBC's 2005 fall ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: church, bishop, gays and lesbians, parents and children, conservative, clergy, politics, moral dilemma, homosexual, religions or cults, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 2K
Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, christian film, suspense ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, political unrest, society, clergy, campaign, battles, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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 5.8
 550
Brother White (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Synopsis James White (White) is one of dozens of associate pastors at a mega church in Southern California under the tutelage of television evangelist Johnny Kingman (Wise). He always longed to have his own church and jumps at the opportunity to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, uplifting, humorous, touching
Plot: church, pastor, save the day, hopes, fish out of water, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, human spirit, society, misfit, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, kindergarten, atlanta georgia
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, priest, courtroom drama, clergy, legal, religions or cults, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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The Vicar of Dibley (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 10 min.
Story: Reverend Granger is assigned as the Vicar of the rural parish of Dibley, but she is not quite what the villagers expected.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: church, village, friendship, holiday, small town, conservative, cottage, small community, english countryside, farmer, son, father ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, britain
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The Confessional (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl, but later it is revealed that he will stop at nothing, ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, church, serial killer, psychopath, priest, confession, clergy, religions or cults, society, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
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 5.3
 4K
Viy (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods. Nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, church, witchcraft, good versus evil, deadly creature, religion versus science, remote village, folklore, superstition ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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 7.5
 5K
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, dark fantasy, good versus evil, witch, danger, church, supernatural ability, escapades, evil dead, clergy, priest ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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 5.3
 1K
Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Plot: family relations, clergy, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, church, uncover truth, supernatural, mind game, danger, losing-it hero, society, deadly ...
Place: st. louis missouri
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A Month in the Country (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the early 1920s, the film follows Tom Birkin, who has been employed to carry out restoration work on a Medieval mural discovered in a church in the small rural community of Oxgodby, Yorkshire. The escape to the idyllic countryside is ...
Style: realistic, captivating, scenic, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: church, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, village, escape from reality, healing, world war one veteran, archaeologist, forbidden love, mural, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, post world war one, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, texas
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Children of the Damned (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, scary, tense, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: evil child, church, supernatural, social misfits, supernatural ability, prodigy, danger, moral dilemma, children, scientist, genius, telekinesis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
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 4.3
 1K
Demon Hunter (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After resolving a situation of exorcism, the half-breed demon hunter Jake Greyman (Sean Patrick Flanery) reports to Cardinal White (William Bassett) and they realize that the demon Asmodeus (Billy Drago) is impregnating many mortals trying to raise ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: good versus evil, succubus, church, half breed, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, save the world, lust, exorcism, demon, priest ...
Time: contemporary
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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, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, sinister ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, father son relationship, investigation, church, psychological thriller, teenage boy, fear, friendship, mysterious villain, double life, sadism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 5.5
 54K
The Omen (2006)
Genre: Horror, 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, harsh, serious ...
Plot: antichrist, murder, demon, prophecy, parents and children, supernatural ability, loss of child, hospital, ambassador, nanny, church, devil worship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2006
Place: england, london, europe, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.9
 159K
A Knight's Tale (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: knight, tournament, jousting, rivalry, against the odds, duel, game, torture, church, impostor, swords and armor, adventure ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon, paris france, france ...
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, priest, church, archaeologist, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, supernatural ability, deadly, redemption ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1947, 1940s, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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 7.8
 43K
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: dark humor, humorous, cynical, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: funeral, belief, racial slur, good versus evil, priest, church, optimism, clergy, hopes, society, redemption, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, indonesia, saudi arabia
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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, atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: homosexuality, catholic, gay sex, church, gays and lesbians, gay, priest, coming out, lgbt, catholic church, celibacy, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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 4.5
 1K
Demonia (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns whom were murdered 500 years earlier and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, stylized, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, monastery, convent, sexual harassment, zombie, village, anti heroes, crimes, supernatural ability, village life, heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 16th century
Place: sicily, canada, europe, toronto ontario canada, italy ...
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