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, scary and humorous films and TV shows about / with church, clergy, religions or cults, society, religion, danger, murder, priest, supernatural and curses spells and rituals plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as church: The Rite (2011), Prince of Darkness (1987), Father Brown (2013), Romero (1989), The Church (1989), The Good Shepherd (2004), The Confessional (1976), Viy (2014), Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012), Final Prayer (2013).

List of church movies

 6.0
 83K
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger, teachers and students, hospital, apprentice, exorcist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
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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: scary, stylized, talky, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: church, apocalypse, good versus evil, demon, dream, secret society, priest, secret, satan, satanic cult, artifact, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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 7.7
 5K
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, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, law enforcement, village life, police investigation, priest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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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: church, murder, bishop, priest, fighting the system, politics, clergy, crimes, catholicism, society, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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 6.2
 5K
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, serious, scary, rough, bleak ...
Plot: church, ghost, demon, massacre, secret, gory, supernatural, deadly creature, zombie, mystery, afterlife, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany
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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
Plot: church, murder, courtroom drama, priest, false accusation, amateur detective, crime, clergy, sexual abuse, protagonist as suspect, investigation, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: church, murder, priest, confession, serial killer, psychopath, clergy, proto-slasher, crime, religions or cults, 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: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, witchcraft, dark fantasy, church, demon, deadly creature, adventurer, good versus evil, religion versus science, remote village, superstition ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, 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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, clergy, religions or cults, parent child relationship, society, leadership, parents and children, death of father, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
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 5.7
 5K
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: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: church, paganism, catholic priest, found footage, suicide, religions or cults, village, supernatural, clergy, uncover truth, countryside, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: church, village, small community, sitcom, english countryside, small town, friendship, conservative, holiday, fish out of water, clergy, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: sitcom, church, clergy, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, religions or cults, love and romance, rivalry, family relations, religious ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.5
 4K
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, supernatural ability, danger, witch, church, clergy, evil dead, escapades, wizards and magicians, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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 6.0
 531
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, uplifting, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: church, pastor, clergy, human spirit, christian, fish out of water, religions or cults, hopes, society, save the day, misfit, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, kindergarten, atlanta georgia
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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, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, historical character, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, naples italy, spain ...
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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, serious, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, clergy, bus, priest, bus driver, minister, spinster, guide, tourist, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
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 6.2
 58K
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: biting, cynical, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: protest, christianity, church, kidnapping, danger, society, clergy, teenage life, psychopath, confined, law enforcement, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas
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 5.7
 683
Gogol. Viy (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, uncover truth, investigation, in the woods, legends and myths, church, witchcraft, evil witch, folklore, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature ...
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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: scary, serious, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: church, sexual harassment, convent, monastery, gory, anti heroes, ghost, serial killer, mystery, slasher, village, supernatural ability ...
Time: 16th century
Place: canada, sicily, europe, toronto ontario canada, sicily italy ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, obsessive quest, anti heroes, martial arts, gory, femme fatale, save the day, battles, heroic mission, deadly, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 6.8
 402
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: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: church, inquisition, solar system, pope, science, fighting the system, politics, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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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, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: clergy, church, sitcom, religions or cults, urban, moral dilemma, society, social relations, challenge, christianity, belief, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: clergy, church, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural ability, mind game, uncover truth, afterlife, murder ...
Place: st. louis missouri
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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, serious, realistic, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: monk, redemption, psychic, god or devil, mentor, loneliness, monastery, navy, supernatural ability, hopes, forgiveness, christian ...
Place: russia
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 8.3
 2K
Huddersfield (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Huddersfield is a Serbian film. Story is set in a small town in Serbia. Rasha is thirty, lives with his alcoholic father and trying, and failing, to make ends meet by giving literature lessons to teenage girls and hosting a program on the local ...
Style: dark humor, bleak, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: church, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, apartment, neighbor neighbor relationship, high school reunion, introspection, small town, moral dilemma, self discovery, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: former yugoslavia, serbia
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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: realistic, psychological, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: clergy, identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, introspection, catholic church, self involved, church, religion, catholicism, cardinal the priest, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Arn has served his term in the Holy land and returns home to be reunited with his beloved Cecilia. When he returns home, he discovers that political forces tries to separate him and Cecilia - but thanks to queen Blanka they can finally get married. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: church, adventure, danger, escapades, christianity, battle zone, heroes, military, master warrior, leadership, war, forbidden love ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, europe, holy land
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 6.2
 659
Tom Sawyer (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany, Romania
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Sawyer (LOUIS HOFMANN) has a head full of pranks and drives when he invents is not just a new adventure, preferably around with his best buddy Huck Finn (LEON SEIDEL) - much to the chagrin of his Aunt Polly (HEIKE MAKATSCH) with Tom and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: buddies, young heroes, adolescence vs adulthood, prank, adventurer, false accusation, escapades, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, child's point of view, family, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, saint petersburg, america, missouri
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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, humorous, realistic
Plot: church, bishop, clergy, moral dilemma, drug addict, priest, religions or cults, society, family relations, gays and lesbians, politics, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 2.2
 7K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, romance, religions or cults, gender, couples, family relations, clergy, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, hawaii, vermont
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