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, stylized, atmospheric and scary films and TV shows about / with church, clergy, religions or cults, religion, society, danger, murder, priest, 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), Prince of Darkness (1987), The Church (1989), Red State (2011), Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012), Final Prayer (2013), Amen (1986), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Book of Daniel (2006).

List of church movies

 6.0
 85K
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: church, supernatural, clergy, 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: suspenseful, serious, intellectual, captivating, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, who done it, riddles and clues, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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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, obsession, satan, research, satanic cult, good versus evil, religion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: church, ghost, massacre, secret, demon, supernatural, gory, zombie, chaos, supernatural ability, deadly creature, mysterious character ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, tokyo
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 6.2
 59K
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, deception, cult, torture, preacher, christianity, fanaticism, religious fundamentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, parents and children, religions or cults, leadership, clergy, society, parent child relationship, theology, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama
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 5.8
 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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary
Plot: church, catholic priest, suicide, paganism, found footage, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, deadly, danger, village, religions or cults, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.9
 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, society, rivalry, family relations, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, love and romance, clergy, religions or cults, workplace, christian ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: sexual, clever, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, unemployment, bishop, self discovery, tour guide, poet, clergy, minister, bus driver, spinster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee, usa ...
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: church, bishop, family life, parents and children, gays and lesbians, family relations, society, moral dilemma, politics, religions or cults, friends, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
 2K
Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
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, serious, tense, tragic ending, christian film ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, clergy, campaign, political unrest, society, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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 5.9
 541
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, humorous, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: church, pastor, misfit, social relations, religions or cults, human spirit, fish out of water, clergy, society, save the day, hopes, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, kindergarten, usa, los angeles, 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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, priest, courtroom drama, uncover truth, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, clergy, rebellion, amateur detective ...
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: church, village, conservative, small town, friendship, holiday, english countryside, small community, sitcom, animal life, clergy, french ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, church, psychopath, serial killer, confession, priest, religions or cults, society, law enforcement, deadly, clergy, crime ...
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, stylized ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, church, witchcraft, dark fantasy, good versus evil, deadly creature, adventurer, religion versus science, superstition, remote village ...
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, good versus evil, witch, danger, church, supernatural ability, escapades, evil dead, clergy, supernatural power, priest ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, dark past, investigation, church, psychological thriller, friendship, fear, teenage boy, sadism, double life, murder ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 5.5
 53K
The Omen (2006)
Genre: Horror
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: murder, demon, prophecy, antichrist, catholicism, supernatural ability, parents and children, loss of child, hospital, church, nanny, ambassador ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, priest, exorcism, church, archaeologist, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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 7.8
 40K
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, good versus evil, priest, racial slur, church, optimism, clergy, society, hopes, redemption, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, saudi arabia, indonesia
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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, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: gay sex, church, gays and lesbians, priest, catholic, catholic church, homosexuality, coming out, celibacy, catholic priest, gay, youth ...
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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: church, monastery, convent, sexual harassment, vengeance, ghost, zombie, murder, village life, anti heroes, curses spells and rituals, mystery ...
Time: 16th century
Place: canada, sicily, europe, italy, toronto ontario canada ...
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Bloody Mallory (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mallory is the head of an elite government-run strike force dedicated to combating the supernatural. Her team includes the drag queen Vena Cava, an explosives expert; a mute, pre-teen telepath capable of possessing others named Talking Tina; and an ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, vampire, battles, obsessive quest, femme fatale, rivalry, supernatural ability, deadly, daring rescue, clergy, supernatural, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st 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: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: church, clergy, challenge, moral dilemma, society, frustration, belief, sitcom, christianity, reluctant, priest, conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.7
 422
Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: church, science, pope, solar system, inquisition, injustice, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, state affairs, life is a bitch, astronomer, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 5K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
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: serious, rough, gloomy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, politics, ambition, political unrest, rivalry, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1400s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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 7.1
 131K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, criminal's revenge, robbery, hitman, crime boss, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, new york, usa
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 8.0
 10K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, cerebral, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, psychic, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
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 6.7
 12K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, clergy, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, cardinal the priest, catholicism, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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