Catholicism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant catholicism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, intense, sexy, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with catholicism, priest, religion, catholic, society, storytelling, mentor, catholic church, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
catholicism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catholicism: Spotlight (2015), The Two Popes (2019), Angels & Demons (2009), Damien (2016), The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002), Luther (2003), Brideshead Revisited (2008), The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Keeping the Faith (2000), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).

List of catholicism movies

Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, twists and turns, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, catholicism, twists & turns, investigation, pedophilia, child abuse, catholic church, sex scandal, lawyer, newspaper, investigative journalism ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, humorous, dark humor, based on true events
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, religion, catholicism, catholic, catholic priest, cardinal the priest, priest, forgiveness, guilt, confession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, danger, investigation, secret society, illuminati, professor, murder, ancient, symbolism ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, geneva switzerland, italy, harvard university
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Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: antichrist, devil, destiny, evil, supernatural, religion, catholicism, mysticism, bible prophecy, deadly, based on movie, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, sexy ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholicism, abortion, clergy, drug lord, bishop, sin, drug dealing, priest, pregnancy, lust ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: biblical, uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, alcohol abuse, friendship, catholicism, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, couples, love triangle, society, understanding, friends ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, london
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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, child molestation, man boy relationship, catholic priest, homosexual rape, sexual abuse, catholicism, clergy, sexual perversion, orphan, child abuse, orphanage ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london
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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: feel good, humorous, realistic, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, friendship, romance, love and romance, clergy, sexual tension, sexual attraction, buddies, celibacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, courtroom, priest, lawyer, evil force, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, religion, good versus evil, demons, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, period piece, queen elizabeth i, throne, british history, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, intense, harsh ...
Plot: antichrist, demon, prophecy, murder, devil worship, supernatural ability, parents and children, loss of child, hospital, church, nanny, ambassador ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2006
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, italy ...
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Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, parents and children, religions or cults, youth, clergy, catholicism, society, afterlife, judaism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1977 a group of young, horny, out of control Christians are spending a fun filled weekend at the mountain lakeside Happy Day Bible Camp. One by one these youthful sinners pay a BLOODY penance for their misdeeds. Flash forward 7 years, when ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, rough, dark humor, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, camp, danger, deadly, nun, crimes, profanity, catholicism, violence, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1977
Place: usa
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, rebelliousness, rebellion, clergy, revolution, political unrest, leadership ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, asia, rome italy ...
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Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, couples, parents and children, vengeance, violence, love and romance, crimes, family relations, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, europe, germany, south korea
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The Devil's Doorway (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, biblical
Plot: demon, priest, nun, found footage, catholicism, possession, monastery, women, devil, obsession, blood, possessed ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: ireland
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Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: nun, monastery, flagellation, catholic church, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, vatican, confession, priest, reform, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 60s, 1960s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
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Charles, King and Emperor (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Story: The series tells the story of Charles I or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of a empire as great in size as in diversity. As the life of Charles of Habsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it ...
Style: factual, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: king, royal family, court intrigue, catholicism, aristocracy, european history, church, society, kingdom, love and romance, rivalry, queen ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain
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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, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, religion, vatican, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, catholicism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, neo noir, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, catholicism, corruption, drinking, rape, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, youth, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, teacher, priest, boarding school, male nudity, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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, church, vatican, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, good versus evil, exorcism, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, latin america
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, self discovery, clergy, human spirit, ambition, religions or cults, society, hopes, miraculous event, church, faith ...
Place: europe, france
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The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, exorcist, vatican, supernatural, religions or cults, clergy, danger, evil, psychological torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, christianity, holy grail, uncover truth, adventure, riddles and clues, conspiracy, investigation, secrets, vatican, obsessive quest, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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The Priest (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Obsessed with fantasies of sex, Father Miguel seeks professional help through his church but they are not listening; thus leaving the Father in a dilemma; leaving the church or should he try, on his own, to surrender to these temptations?
Plot: priest, masturbation, sexual obsession, confession, catholicism, zoophilia, crisis of faith, sex with a priest, belt, homecoming, childhood flashback, butt naked ...
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, romance, aristocracy, family relations, mistress, catholicism, bohemian life, couples, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: venice, oxford university, england
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, punishment, sexual harassment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, rebellion, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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