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, tense, atmospheric and scary films and TV shows about / with church, clergy, society, religions or cults, religion, priest, danger, death, dialogue and catastrophe 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), Final Prayer (2013), The Church (1989), Prince of Darkness (1987), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Book of Daniel (2006), The Good Shepherd (2004), In the Name Of (2013), Red State (2011).

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, vatican, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, teachers and students, exorcism, seminary, 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, who done it, priest, uncover truth, clergy, murder, riddles and clues, danger, crimes, law enforcement, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: church, catholic priest, paganism, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, clergy, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, countryside, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: church, supernatural, ghost, massacre, secret, demon, gory, zombie, escapades, mischievous children, deadly creature, 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, satan, secret, secret society, save the world, satanic cult, research, 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, clergy, bishop, iguana, tour guide, self discovery, bus, priest, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, tennessee, latin america ...
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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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: church, lgbt, homosexual, religions or cults, moral dilemma, clergy, addiction, conservative, politics, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, uncover truth, amateur detective, investigation, fighting the system, legal, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, catholic, catholic church, priest, church, youth, clergy, gay, gay sex, society, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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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, serious ...
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, social misfits, power of love, festival, family, good versus evil, sword ...
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: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: church, clergy, conflict, lifestyle change, religions or cults, social relations, christianity, belief, reluctant, society, moral dilemma, priest ...
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, religious intolerance, hell, preacher, religions or cults, parents and children, leadership, clergy, society, parent child relationship, sermon, theology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
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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: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: church, workplace intrigue, family relations, workplace situations, society, rivalry, workplace, clergy, love and romance, religions or cults, religious, congregation ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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, serious, tense, tragic ending, christian film ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, campaign, clergy, society, battles, crimes, state affairs ...
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, uplifting, humorous
Plot: church, pastor, human spirit, social relations, religions or cults, society, misfit, fish out of water, clergy, hopes, save the day, kindergarten ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, atlanta georgia
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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: sitcom, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: church, village, english countryside, friendship, holiday, small town, conservative, cottage, small community, son, father, farmer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
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, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, church, serial killer, psychopath, priest, confession, clergy, crimes, crime, religions or cults, society, deadly ...
Time: 70s
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 7.1
 40K
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: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: church, minister, priest, pastor, environment, climate change, environmentalism, faith, reverend, corruption, religion, church choir ...
Place: new york
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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: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, church, good versus evil, deadly creature, witchcraft, religion versus science, superstition, folklore, remote village ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, based on true events
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, crisis of conscience, scandal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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Sunday School Musical (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, church, friends, rivalry, follow your dream, lifestyle, music band, teachers and students, teenage love, ambition, save the day, choir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 4.5
 9K
First Sunday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, entertaining, realistic
Plot: friendship, heist, church, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, disorder, partners, hostages, society, forceful separation, pastor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, gloomy
Plot: church, lifestyle, filmmaking, culture clash, love and romance, love affair, religions or cults, actor's life, artists and showbiz, clergy, self discovery, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, 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, dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witch, danger, church, escapades, supernatural ability, evil dead, priest, clergy ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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 7.1
 498
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, social decay, clergy, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal, society, sexual harassment, crimes, sexual abuse, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, usa, boston
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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, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: clergy, parents and children, family relations, church, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, mind game, supernatural, society, danger, deadly, supernatural ability ...
Place: st. louis missouri
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 5.6
 4K
I Am Michael (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, ambiguous ending
Plot: gay, church, preacher, gender, introspection, gay relationship, society, gays and lesbians, gay man straight woman relationship, magazine editor, conservatism, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, colorado, wyoming
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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, genius, scientist, telekinesis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: england, london, europe, tokyo
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