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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating and tense films and TV shows about / with church, clergy, religion, society, priest, religions or cults, prayer, danger, christianity and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
church movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as church: The Rite (2011), Brimstone (2016), Father Brown (2013), In the Name Of (2013), Borgia (2011), The Borderlands (2013), Rev. (2010), Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012), The Church (1989), Prince of Darkness (1987).

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, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, clergy, church, supernatural, exorcism, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, spirit, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
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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, cult film ...
Plot: father daughter incest, rape, church, sexual torture, pedophile, obsession, mute, female protagonist, sign language, brutality, plot twist, preacher ...
Time: 19th century
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: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, clergy, investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, priest, social relations, murder, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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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, catholic church, homosexuality, clergy, lgbt, gays and lesbians, church, youth, catholic, sex with a priest, priest, teenage life ...
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: captivating, realistic, rough, surprise ending, epic ...
Plot: historical character, political intrigue, clergy, church, european history, power struggle, politics, brother sister sex, political corruption, court intrigue, ambition, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 1400s, 16th century, 15th century ...
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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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
Plot: church, catholic priest, religions or cults, paganism, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, deadly, danger, clergy, countryside, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, entertaining, light ...
Plot: church, clergy, priest, society, belief, religions or cults, moral dilemma, social relations, urban setting, challenge, lifestyle change, reluctant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, uplifting, thought provoking, serious
Plot: church, religious intolerance, preacher, hell, parents and children, clergy, parent child relationship, religions or cults, leadership, father son relationship, prejudice, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: alabama
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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, scary, bleak, tense, captivating ...
Plot: church, supernatural, ghost, secret, massacre, gory, zombie, demon, escapades, deadly creature, mysterious character, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 70s
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: antichrist, apocalypse, church, lovecraftian, secret, satan, save the world, satanic cult, research, obsession, good versus evil, religion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
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, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, bus, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
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The Book of Daniel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: church, family relations, lgbt, clergy, religions or cults, homosexual, moral dilemma, addiction, conservative, friends, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Saving God (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex Con Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) returns to home a changed man looking to take over his father's old church and congregation. The neighborhood though is full of drugs and gangs. Those who are able are leaving for more prosperous areas and ...
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: church, parole, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, addiction, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, clergy, redemption, starting over, hopes, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: church, pastor, fish out of water, human spirit, society, clergy, save the day, hopes, social relations, religions or cults, fund raising, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, uncover truth, amateur detective, investigation, fighting the system, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, France
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: touching, humorous, colourful, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, judge, church, french, notre dame cathedral, friendship, fall in love, clergy, festival, family, physical appearance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, 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: realistic, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: protest, church, gay slur, confined, society, kidnapping, perversity, danger, psychopath, deception, torture, preacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, xian, new jersey, texas
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, darkness, survival, supernatural, disappearance, church, danger, chaos, power outage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic
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, harsh ...
Plot: antichrist, prophecy, demon, murder, devil worship, killer child, parents and children, loss of child, hospital, church, ambassador, nanny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, italy ...
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Amen (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: church, workplace situations, clergy, workplace, rivalry, love and romance, society, religions or cults, family relations, workplace intrigue, minister, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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, suspense, political thriller ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, battles, campaign, political unrest, society, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: latin america, south america
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The Vicar of Dibley (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Reverend Granger is assigned as the Vicar of the rural parish of Dibley, but she is not quite what the villagers expected.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: english countryside, church, village, small town, friendship, holiday, conservative, farmer, cottage, priest, weirdo, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 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: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: church, murder, serial killer, psychopath, confession, priest, crimes, crime, deadly, society, clergy, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
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The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, church, master criminal, stalking, police investigation, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
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The Confession (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, confession, priest, church, haunted by the past, christmas, crimes, redemption, doubts and hesitations, religions or cults, regret, sin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, inspirational, captivating, touching ...
Plot: church, small town, love affair, introspection, self discovery, clergy, social relations, village, society, hopes, preacher, community ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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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, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: church, reverend, minister, priest, environment, pastor, environmentalism, faith, corruption, religion, barbed wire, church choir ...
Time: year 2017
Place: new york
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God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, brother brother relationship, faith, religious fundamentalism, religion, religious fanatic, university, arson, pastor, jail, prayer ...
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Forbidden Empire (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 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: dark fantasy, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, church, demon, mysticism, witchcraft, good versus evil, deadly creature, escapades, religion versus science, remote village, superstition ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest commits suicide and two trainees are expelled from a seminary, a journalist starts to investigate the Vatican’s silence on broken vows of celibacy. A thriller examining the internal conflicts in the modern Catholic church.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, gay, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, crisis of conscience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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