Celibacy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant celibacy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, sexy, sexual, humorous, serious and touching films and TV shows about / with celibacy, romance, love and romance, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, female nudity, gender, clergy and priest plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as celibacy: The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002), The Young Pope (2016), The Priest's Wife (1970), 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Sinner (2007), Confessions of a Porn Addict (2008), Conspiracy of Silence (2003), Priest (1994), Jeffrey (1995), The Nun (2013).

List of celibacy movies

The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, abortion, catholicism, clergy, sin, drug lord, bishop, drug dealing, priest, lust, pregnancy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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 8.4
 38K
The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: psychological, controversial, surreal, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, god, cigarette smoking, celibacy, kangaroo, male nudity, nun, orphan, sex scene, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Priest's Wife (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After discovering her boyfriend for the past four years is married, a distraught and depressed young woman turns to a Catholic priest for counseling -- and finds mutual attraction. Now the inseparable couple are thwarted by his holy vow of celibacy, ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexy
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, pregnancy, church, suicide attempt, catholic priest, couples, femme fatale, fashion, couple relations, destructive relationship, lovers reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, new york, venice
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40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Matt Sullivan's last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart's been aching and his commitment's been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That's when Matt decides to go ...
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, not serious, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: breakup, celibacy, sexual relations, love and romance, strong sexual content, bet, romance, workplace, lifestyle, dishonesty, couples, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, lifestyle, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Confessions of a Porn Addict (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mark Tobias had it all: a good job, a beautiful wife, and a particularly unhealthy addiction to pornography. His wife, Felice, finally got fed up with the competition and left him, causing Mark’s addiction to spiral out of control, until one day ...
Style: humorous, not serious, dark humor, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, celibacy, ambition, life is a bitch, addiction, support group, group therapy, friends, strong sexual content, turtle, male masturbation, sex party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, gay, crisis of conscience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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 7.0
 10K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, gay, catholic priest, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, celibacy, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
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 6.8
 6K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, celibacy, aids, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, destiny, gender, lifestyle, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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 6.4
 2K
The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Cursed since childhood, dentist Charlie Kagan cannot find the right woman. Even worse, he learns that each of his ex-girlfriends finds true love with the man she meets after her relationship with him ends. Hearing of Charlie's reputation as a ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, true love, dentist, sex, curse, love and romance, sexual relations, curses spells and rituals, looking for love, romance, one night stand, man-woman relation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, antarctica, new jersey
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Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexual, touching, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, celibacy, church, forbidden love, fall in love, pregnancy, gender, gays and lesbians, hopes, religions or cults, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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 6.0
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The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: gloomy, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholic church, clergy, romance, rivalry, state affairs, unfulfillment, love and romance, society, gays and lesbians, royal family ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe
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Love and Action in Chicago (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Just when covert assassin Eddie Jones (Courtney B. Vance) decides to ditch his dangerous job to settle down with his girlfriend, his superiors convince him to kill a renegade drug cartel hit man -- leading to nothing but trouble. Complicating ...
Style: suspense, realistic, semi serious, biting, humorous ...
Plot: celibacy, hitman, crimes, going straight, hidden identity, romance, chases and races, gangsters, fall in love, introspection, violence spree, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 5.1
 697
Petunia (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, exciting, touching ...
Plot: sex addict, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, eccentric family, disorder, dishonesty, gender, parents and children, celibacy, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tanant to dump her fiancé and give him a chance.
Style: humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: platonic, love triangle, college life, celibacy, student, professor, apartment, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, love and romance, lifestyle, unlikely couple ...
Time: 60s
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: nun, celibacy, convent, pregnancy, theology, medieval, fall in love, love and romance, couples, tragic love, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 6.7
 937
Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, celibacy, church, religions or cults, gender, gays and lesbians, clergy, society, belief, challenge, change, gay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, family relations, celibacy, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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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: catholic church, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, church, youth, catholic, clergy, priest, gay, teenage life, lgbt, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kenneth Williams was the star of the Carry Ons and Round the Horne. Despite his fame, he led a life full of mental torture as he tried to overcome his homosexuality in 1950s Britain. This film follows his life and eventual death based on the many ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, private vs public, buried truth, under the surface, celebrity, depression, masturbation, celibacy, diary, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
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 7.1
 6K
Burnt Money (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Argentina in 1965, the story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of crime history. After a large-scale hold-up that turns ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, gay, couples, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, deadly, gays and lesbians, chase, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, buenos aires argentina, new york ...
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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eddie, the 40-year-old confirmed bachelor finally says "I do" to the beautiful and sexy Lila. But during their honeymoon in Mexico, the woman of his dreams turns out to be a total nightmare, and the guy who could never pull the trigger ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: honeymoon, wedding, farce, flirting, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, romance, dream girl, marriage, newlyweds, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual tension, buddies, sexual attraction, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a ...
Style: sex comedy, sexy, humorous, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: virginity, loss of virginity, adult virgin, shyness, friendship, male virgin, romance, sexual activity, teaching the ways of the world, first sex, sexual dysfunction, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Porn in the Hood (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 3 childhood friends who have never left their hometown in the suburb try to get into porn as a way earning easy money.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pornography, filmmaking, obsessive quest, misfit, fish out of water, partners, buddies, disorder, escapades, society, goofy hero, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
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The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Follows Andy, who needs to hook up with a hottie, pronto, because he hasn't had sex in... well, forever - and his luck isn't the only thing that's hard. His equally horny teenage roommates also need it superbad, and with the help of ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, light, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, absurdism, virginity, teenage life, looking for sex, misfit, buddies, youth, disorder, sex, stupidity, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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Love, Sex and Eating the Bones (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexy urban comedy about how a guy who is addicted to watching pornography discovers love is stronger than fantasy when he meets and falls in love with the girl of his dreams.
Style: sexy, cynical, sexual, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: sexual dysfunction, celibacy, thirtysomething life, friends, couples, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, looking for sex, city life, wooing, store, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, unusual plot structure, lyrical ...
Plot: gay sex, male nudity, male homosexuality, loneliness, gays and lesbians, gay, deviant sex, investigation, sexual desire, love, love and romance, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: france, paris france
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Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T Davies. The first series was ...
Style: sexual, witty, humorous, clever, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay teenager, lgbt, looking for sex, friendship, love affair, gender bending, urban, liberal ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england, manchester england
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